Ranked #1336

Kaze no Stigma

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kaze no Seikon, Stigma of the Wind
Japanese: 風のスティグマ


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2007 to Sep 21, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.561 (scored by 89,425 users)
Ranked: #13362
Popularity: #170
Members: 155,839
Favorites: 1,378
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Yagami Kazuma was originally part of the Kannagi family, a respected family of fire users who have an affinity to fire; however, after being easily defeated by his cousin Ayano and having no talent whatsoever in fire magic, Kazuma is banished and cast out from his family. Four years later, Kazuma finally returns to Japan, this time as an exceptionally powerful wind user. A series of murders of Kannagi family members have occurred with his arrival. While most of the family, including Ayano, is convinced Kazuma is the culprit, he claims he isn't. These events begin an all-out war against the Kannagi family, with Kazuma and Ayano right in the middle of it.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Yagami, Kazuma
Yagami, Kazuma
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Kannagi, Ayano
Kannagi, Ayano
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Kannagi, Ren
Kannagi, Ren
Morinaga, Rika
Morinaga, Rika
Ling, Cui
Ling, Cui
Makino, Yui
Makino, Yui


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Imazaki, Itsuki
Imazaki, Itsuki
Episode Director, Animation Director
Oomori, Hidetoshi
Oomori, Hidetoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"blast of wind" by Saori Kiuji

Ending Theme

#1: "Hitorikiri no Sora" by Saori Kiuji (eps 1-2, 4-5, 7, 10-11, 19-23)
#2: "Matataki no Kiwoku " by Ayumi Fujimura, Yuka Inokuchi and Shizuka Itou (eps 3, 6, 8-9, 13-18, 24)
#3: "Tsuki Hana no Inori" by Sakai Kanako (ep 12)

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Sep 25, 2007 9:47 AM
Kaze no Stigma is a fun anime if you're interested into this genre. Battles, magic, comedy, kick-ass moments, KnS has it all.

The story is fair, not really impressive since for me it was predictable towards the end. The "main" plot starts later in the series as the first 3/4 is filled with random missions and somewhat fillers like hotspring episodes and so on. Even though the lack of main plot overall disappointed me, I found the story overall satisfying.

The characters are very nicely drawn, you can clearly see this is a 2007 anime. Effects are good, from flames to wind and other unleashed powers; plus read more
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Jun 4, 2008 3:04 PM
I started this thinking "alas, another predictable action anime which I may end up dropping" but it had me sucked in to the very end. The reasons? I'll try to explain:

Storyline: 8.5/10
Most action fans would see the storyline as very cliched and predictable, having seen it all played out before. It's storyline does lack, with some filler episodes (such as amusement park visits and hot bath days), and random bad guys which pop up, get defeated, and so moves on to another scenario. However, even though it does lack originality, it's done well and to a good enough standard to enjoy watching it all unravel.

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Nov 3, 2010 1:20 AM
Kaze no Stigma I believe had a lot of potential. It started off interesting, not entirely compelling but interesting. Then it went downhill faster than I could write this review. There was also another thing that bothered me, which was the way they handled deaths. When someone not particularly important died, the main characters just shoved it past their shoulders and act like nothing happened. Human life doesn't seem to hold much importance here(particularly to the heroine). Then again what was I expecting? It wasn't entirely an disappointment, I didn't expect much from it but I didn't expect it to be this bad.

Story: 3/10
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Sep 19, 2014 8:07 AM
One of the most generic, predictable anime I've seen. Kaze no Stigma uses the slightly underused approach of magic users and ninja clans in modern times, but, surprisingly, it's not meant to be wacky or childish like other anime of its genre. This gave me high hopes, and I remember catching myself thinking, during the first few episodes "this will really have to take a turn for the worse to prevent me from finishing it".

After sitting through cliché episode after cliché episode, I finally dropped it. While I like the main hero, Yagami Kazuma, the heroin, Kannagi Ayano is what ruined the read more
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The art is similar, and the plot involves people with special powers. The main girl uses a magical sword to fight and is always teasing and fighting with the main guy. The main guy had a painful childhood where he was despised and bullied by everyone, and also, he lost his first love. He also has a huge power inside him, and if that power stays out of control, he becomes evil. The symbol of that power is on his eyes. 
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