Synonyms: Kaze no Seikon, Stigma of the Wind
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2007 to Sep 21, 2007
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisYagami 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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A friend highly recommended Kaze no Stigma to me one day, so I finally got around to watching it. While it was entertaining, I was disappointed with the anime as a whole. It didn't match up to the high recommendation I had received. However, I do appreciate the fun, entertaining aspect.
Story: It was interesting, but not well done. Many things were highly predictable, but I do love the concept of element magic-users and whatnot.
Art: Fair art; some things did not flow well, and just in general, the art is simple. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I didn't enjoy all the fight scenes due to animations.
Sound: Nothing amazing, nothing to complain about. (:
Character: The characters didn't connect with me much. They felt too shallow. Nevertheless, they were likable.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed it enough to be happy about finishing it, but it's not very memorable. It's a good anime to watch if you're looking for a simple entertainment anime. Just don't expect for it to be a favorite (in my opinion, at least).
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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.
It doesn't exist. There was a few tidbits of potential at the story but I have to say it just dragged on to different story lines that ended predictably.
Kazuma to me was the only likable person there. If I looked past the fan service and pretty art, he was the only one remotely interesting. Everyone else seemed like filler characters.
Ayano to me, was extremely annoying. Whenever something went wrong, it was automatically Kazuma's fault. Especially at the first episode when she disobeyed orders and followed Kazuma which had two people killed. She is irrisponsible, short tempered and incredibly flawed. I did not find a single redeeming factor about her character. And really, screaming Kazuma at pretty much every single episode was not an attractive trait what so ever.
Ren is someone I wanted to like, and I admired his peaceful personality in contrast to Ayano's. But he ended up somewhat annoying with his seriously childish antics, and the only time I appreciated him was when he was being useful.
Average, the OP and ED were truly nothing special. I could forget them and not miss them one bit. That said they weren't that bad, could be a lot better but if it had been any worse, I might have started crying.
Probably the highlight of it all, and even then it's not that entirely impressive as it lacks personality. Shiny art is shiny, but shininess doesn't mean it's amazing. Like a higher quality of a mediocre show. While the characters are pretty, the backgrounds are really unmemorable. The action scenes are visually pleasing but not very engaging.
I really did not enjoy it very much. It lacked so much that even if I didn't take it seriously, it was still rather bad to me. The execution of the story was terrible.
I would not recommend it. That said I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy this type of anime. It has magic, romance and all the shoujo elements that tweens would like. It just wasn't my cup of tea. I couldn't take it seriously and even the funny parts weren't all that funny, I found myself smiling at best but most of the time I was just waiting for the episode to end. read more
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 series for me. Not only does her Japanese voice actress kinda suck in this role, her 'burn run time transformation-esque' summoning of Enraiha against every little thing really pissed me off. She never fights using just fire magic, and, despite an early youma kill that was supposed to display her adept fighting abilities, she spends 90% of her time being a decoy, getting defeated, getting caught, and, like any romantic comedy anime, blaming the male lead for her shortcomings. She's childish, weak, poor-sounding, but well drawn.
The animation is up to par, but everything else could have been done so much better; Kaze no Stigma is a testament to the old saying "All that glitters is not gold". read more
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 the characters are drawn good enough for any fan to enjoy the art. Even though it's no better than other 2007 animes, it clearly has it's own attractiveness for me.
Not much to comment on this area, the sound is fair enough, soundtrack fits the mood all of the time and the opening song is quite catchy once you listen to it. I liked the idea of two ending songs/sequences since it changed with the atmosphere of the episode. Overall it was fine with me.
The characters were great, I loved them. KnS has it all: the tsundere, the athlete, the rich lady (from America, though speaks English like hell), the lolita and so on. To my surprise, the guys have cool personalities as well, the main lead taking the title of one of the most kick-ass characters, you're gonna like his style. Nothing else to say here, the characters are probably the strong point of this anime.
Well, as I said, unless you're into magic, combat and ecchi shots from time to time, you're probably not gonna find anything interesting. However, if you like magic battles you'll find this anime cool, plus the characters and some of the situations make the 24 episodes worth the time. I really enjoyed this anime.
Overall I rounded up to around 8. I think it was pretty great and I don't regret seeing it. The main lead remains one of my favorite characters. It's a good thing they have an open end so I really hope for a sequel. That's about it. read more
The main heroines wield a sword and have fire powers which they use to take care of supernatural creatures.
Both series contain ancient magic and a pretty long, red-haired girl with a flaming sword that kicks bad guy butt.
Both main Characters can summon fire and are really noisy.
FLAMES!!!!! Romance plays a big part in some of the story, It was also taken fro ma light novel. okay im bad at this... but just trust me Shakugan no Shana shares a whole boatload with this anime
Both have red haired female protagonists of a young/teen age which use a sword and manipulate fire in one way or another
Both have a wise "guardian". Kazuma in KnS and Alastor in SnS
Both have elements of romance
Both fight against some sort of army (and the enemy army from both anime, reside in a castle of some type)
As soon as I started watching Kaze no Stigma, it made me think of Shakugan no Shana. Both main characters are similar, with their flaming tempers, and love for fighting. They may differ in some but both put a great magical fighting story.
Both series talks about a girl and her everyday life. Also, both Shana as Ayano port a fire sword that make they very similar is their fight style.
They both involve violent heroines that have a thing for their partners. Shana and Ayano also both weild fire swords. They both involve magic, fighting, and romance. Shana and Ayano both get jealous easily.
Same type of main characters (Shana and Ayano are exactly the same, they even look similar), comedy, romance and action
Both female protagonists fight with flaming swords. Both are romance + magic
same thing. girls with flaming swords. difference is the guy in kaze no stigma is stronger than the girl while in SnS, guy is weaker.
Strong, female leads, tsundere, flame-tempered, fight with fire wielding a flaming sword with red hair, crush on the main male lead. Shana = Ayano.
The similarities are pretty obvious.
Ayano Kannagi and Shana are both red-haired flame users, who wield special swords. The only difference is that Ayano is somewhat taller and has bigger bobbies.
A girl with a sword that can control fire and meets a guy who she does not like at first but eventually falls in love with him. Sound familiar? Yep both KnS and SnS have that
Both main female protagonists are alike, both action-packed animes. The main characters are growing closer to each other over time, and there are so-called ''contracts''.
Both main female leads have somewhat tsudere attitudes (Shana more so than Ayano). The female characters also wield fiery swords. There is also those Crimson Denizens and the Youma, which Shana and Ayano both are obligated to defeat...
Both series contain that flaming sense theme and the action genre. Fantasy, drama, action, and romance are imminent through the series as the main girls fits into the tsundere category. As the series continues, both animes' main storyline and backstory begins to unraval.
Is it just me or Kaze no Stigma is pretty much the same as Shakugan no Shana except the background story and the plot are little bit different & the male Protagoras is more of a badass. The best part is i dont have to wait for 3 season to see the real romance in Shana......besides that Shana and Stigma are the same in many ways......
Both had tsunderes with red flaming hair,they both use flame swords and they both fall in love with their partner.
They both have the same genres and similar plot.
They both are underrated anime and deserve more popularity.
I love them both .
They also have good character development,pretty art styles and music.
They both are action packed with comedy,school life,and romance.
I recommend them both .
The main characters in here, usually a female character, have the same characteristics of themselves such as a flame sword and somewhat a tsundere personality. In the story, supernatural beings are often terrorizing the city, which the main female character usually have a partner on there side, and eradicate those beings. If you like a story that uses supernatural elements and some dark turns, then this will be your favorite show.
Kaze no Stigma focuses on the main male character with a calm and independent mind, who helps his partner complete there goal. Shana features a boy who is weak, but partners up a girl who wants to be strong like her.
They both have the same female protoganist. The story line is different, but they both are really good.
Both worlds revolve around magic and supernatural. The male and female protagonists have emotions for each that they find hard to express. Both Female protagonists yield a fiery sword.
-Main characters wield a flame sword
-Have supernatural powers
-Have an embarrassed and confident personality
-Main characters have red hair
The main characters (Hei and Kazuma) are both contractors and the others also have some extra-ordinary powers which other people don't have. Than we also have the detective/police woman, in Darker than BLACK Misaki and in Kaze no Stigma Kirika. I think that Kaze no Stigma contains some more humour than Darker than BLACK but I enjoyed both of this series very much. Somehow I saw some things that were alike so I wanted to do this recommendation..
Both of them deal with contractors who obtain super powers ... DTB is much better than Kaze no stigma in my opinion but they both have the same theme. Kaze no stigma is not as dark as DTB though.
dark, magical, good action and decent plot structure
alot of fun to watch
darker than black is more action-based, whereas kaze no stigma also has the action, but more geared towards comedy/romance (not to mention the lack of a holistic plot, but then again... the manga for kaze no stigma will never reach completion, so i'll give it a break :P).
but i highly enjoyed both. in fact, i took the recommend of kaze no stigma from DtB so i hope someone else to like them too :)
Both Hei and Kazuma are slick contractors (they literally say contractor in both), with awesomely unique abilities. Darker than black is a lot more serious in tone in comparison to Kaze No Stigma, but it's still a fun watch if you're into cool action sequences.
Both anime have a dark undertone with both Male Main Characters in each series that use supernatural powers with deadly intelligence and a decided lack of conscience as both characters have killed without remorse, Both series resolves around the main characters and their pasts whilst they go on missions with others assigned to them by an authoritative figure (in DTB MMC Hei is assigned to a team by a mysterious organisation as a contractor/assassin and in KNS, MMC Kazuma is assigned missions by his grandfather and is teamed up with his love interest/younger cousin and his brother), KNS is a bit more romantic then DTB and so is a bit softer but each MMC lost a female loved one which gives them both a trauma that they need to overcome and whilst DTB is more about crimes committed by other people and KNS is more supernatural, they both deal with the guys in each series wanting to do the right thing/justice due to the influences of the other characters as each series develops and this makes the viewer want to see them triumph over adversity, which gives a very similar feeling when watching one or the other. These animes give me the same feelings when watching them as they MMC are both the antihero types trying to be better than they were at the beginning (they didnt want to get involved too deeply with anyone or anything but somehow it fell to them to act), the animes have a bit of comedy that breaks up the dark feelings you get from watching the MMC and injustices going on in the background, and both have similar endings where the teams fight something evil after much lead up and makes you think "Whats going to happen next? they definitely make a season two!" so if these sort of feelings are for you then I recommend you watch DTB as well as KNS.
Darker than Black has in my opinion the same style of fighting as Kaze no stigma, magic and stuff. Both main characters have a dark past (Lee and Kazuma) have lost a loved one (tswe ling for kaze and Lee's sister in darker than black). both come in small arcs or single episodes intill about episode 14. Darker than Black is a lot darker and bloodier than kaze in my opinion, it has no romance or comedy. in kaze there are only 3 types of magic but in darker than black all of the characters have different powers. Both are great shows
Kazuma and Hei both behave in the very same way. They are both calm and cool. When it comes to girls they freak out. Both anime's have supernatural powers.
Both Animes have a Badass Main Anime Character, i rly liked them both.
Firstly they both involve: ability's, contractors and above all a lot of quality action.
Both characters are fairly dark and have good backstorys however you also grow attached to both of them. Also both the main characters grow other relationships however their past follows them around.
In both anime the Art, soundtrack and story is good and I would recommend both :D.
Both have strong willed female characters and alloof male characters, not wanting to have a part in the matters until they are forced to. Elements and swords are also involved, not to mention action scenes.
The characters and their interactions are almost a carbon copy, and without going into minute detail it's safe to assume that if you liked one show you will feel at home on the other.
The setting might be different but since both shows revolve heavily around character interactions, the change in scenario will barely be noticeable to most ><
They both have a red-headed tsudere girl from a prestigious family who tries her best to succeed her father but is totally useless. They both wield swords.Then comes the male characters with brown hair and blue eyes, who are both mysterious and cold but they grow to like the female character.
There is someone younger following both main characters in each anime who have blond hair and are soft-hearted.
In both, male characters had a girl who they(seemingly)liked but this girl got eaten by a demon and thus they seek revenge and both have a tremendous power that they gained from their malice.
The main difference is that the setting for both animes. Kaze No Stigma is in present time in Japan and Seikon No Blacksmith is ALOT earlier.
The lead carachters are very alike. Both girls are strong minded and stubborn. Both boys are cold. Both series have a lot of fantasy.
Both series contain a male protagonist who is independent, strong, but also caring towards his friends and allies.
Both series contain fantasy themes and involving the art of swordsmanship. The two main characters also has an unique relationship revolving around from tsundere, respect, and even affections.
Both series contain drama, action, fantasy, and hints of romance.
First off, both main male protagonists have a similar attitude. Both main female protagonists are very determined and Ayano & Cecily have red hair. Both have similar romance between the main characters. Both have action, & elemental powers (Aria; Air & Kazuma; Air). Both main male characters have lost someone dear to them in the past.Also, Cecily & Ayano use swords. I don't know who copied who, but it sure seems like one of them copied each other. I mean like, it is no coincidence that there are so many similarities in both Animes. But, if you enjoyed Kaze No Stigma, you should watch Seiken no Blacksmith. & if you enjoyed Seiken No Blacksmith, you should watch Kaze No Stigma. But, Kaze No stigma is much much better than Seiken No Blacksmith. Seiken No Blacksmith is much shorter = But u'll love BOTH! ^__^
If you want another anime including ecchi shots, tsundere redheads, and cool main male characters with a tragic past, than take a look at Seiken no Blacksmith.
Very Very similar to the sacred blacksmith. First off the main heroine is voiced by the same voice actor. The plot is Basically the same, but i prefer Kaze no stigma to watch first
Red-head sword-wielding tsundere girl, cool guy who's very skilled and eventually rushes on the female character, a cute character, demons, spirit contracts, other supernatural powers, even a similar art style! Also both are based off light novels.
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.
both of them (main protaginists) are great "magicans" in a sense,
they both have a swordsman girl as a comrade/ally
they both have special eye powers that are rare.
they both have a laid-back attitude but there still super strong
both of them are "alone"
The relationship between the two main characters are almost identical. In both the animes the girl is hotheaded and always seems to be angry at the protagonist but actually likes him. Both protagonists are ridiculously strong and both the girls weild swords.
Both of these have a strong protagonist right from the start of the anime. Both protagonists have a dark/sad history. Both also anime have magic involved. Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu has a medieval fantasy setting while Kaze no Stigma has a modern setting.
Kaze no Stigma is very similar to Denetsu in that they both have strong male leads whom use magic and fight side by side with a female main character, they both are at time reluctant to fight and ostracized by the populous for their amazing strength
While based in different timelines (Kaze in modern, Denetsu in ancient) they both have a similar feel to them
Both protagonists have very laid-back personality and are very powerful, also both are outcasts and have very dark/ painful history's. The main girl in both is hot headed and uses a sword. Both have a very similar feel to them and are great to watch.
The mains guys are both badasses ie extremely powerful
both shows have magical powers
Estetica has a huge amount of fanservice
Stigma isnt really a harem
Both series consists of supernatural elements and a mysterious atmosphere surrounding the main characters and setting of the story.
Both series' main male protagonist are independent and strong who are usually in control of any situation.
Both series contain action, drama, comedy, and also some emotional moments.
Both main character are very powerful.
Both anime could clearly have another season ( ._. )
Kaze no Stigma and Hagure Yuusha no Estetica are very similar to each other. The main protagonists personalities are pretty much equal. They don't allow others to toy them around for no good reasons and both are badasses and overpower. If you liked one of these series, I guarantee you like the other.
The main male characters in here are know to be calm, independent, and sometimes overpowered when it comes to danger situations. They mostly don't care when they are "accidently looking" or "playing around", with the female main characters during situations. When a threat is coming, they will do everything that they can to protect their friends and eliminate the threat.
The difference is that Kaze no Stigma doesn't have a harem, and sometimes a few romance scenes. Rogue Hero features a much more of a fanservice show, and having a harem.
Because of Kazuma and Ayano. Their relationship is similar to those of Chidori and Sosuke. And their both funny. But, their difference is that, FMP uses military theme while Kaze no Stigma uses magic theme.
The main characters are strikingly similar, a serious-minded male lead and a tsundere female lead. Generally action oriented with a subtle/light-hearted romantic feel, so they are also akin in genre.
The relationship between the main characters kinda reminds me of each other.
Also the atmosphere. The guy and the girl, falling in love fighting side by side and in the breaks without fighting, they go through everyday problems.
Also the production studio is the same... but that doesn't count to much...
Both are Action/Romance shows based off of a novel from Monthly Dragon Magazine, where a strong male lead has to protect a weak, but strong-minded female in a High School setting. The main difference is that FMP! is mecha, but KnS is Swords/Sorcery.
the girl protaginists are almost literally excalty the same, acting tsundre towards the main protaginist
theres a bit of a difference one it comes to the guys, for FMP the girl always beats up the guy, while in kaze no stigma, he's always dodging it
also they both have dark pasts.
o, and a rival appears too for both of them.
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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