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When the family business is fire, and you can’t handle the heat, it’s time to look for a new line of work – and maybe a new family, too.
Kazuma is a descendent of an ancient clan skilled in the magical Fire Arts. Unfortunately for him, the gift seems to have skipped a generation. Defeated by his younger, female cousin, Ayano, in a battle to become the clan’s successor, Kazuma is exiled with only the smoldering burn of failure to keep him company. But now he’s back, risen from the ashes and armed with a powerful new mojo that’s sure to fan the flames of the family rivalry. The cooler he gets – the hotter she burns, and when Wind and Fire collide, Tokyo is caught in the eye of the storm.
Kazuma, the hero of the fantasy-adventure Kaze no Stigma (2007), was disowned by the Kannagi clan for failing to master Fire Magic, the traditional source of their power. In the intervening years, he's become an exceptionally powerful user of Wind Magic, while the future of the Kannagi clan has been vested in his loudmouth cousin Ayano. As reluctant allies, Kazuma and Ayano tackle various supernatural foes, ranging from evil deities to mischievous pixies. Unfortunately, neither Kazuma nor Ayano are particularly likable: he's a sarcastic, mercenary jerk; she yells and fusses, but relies on Kazuma to rescue her--and take her to dinner. The filmmakers can't decide if they're making a comedy, a romance, or an adventure. Fan-service panty shots interrupt potentially fatal conflicts; adventures end before they really begin; and if Kazuma and Ayano end up together, it's probably because no else would want either one of them. Pretty much every element in Kaze no Stigma has been used in other series, and usually more skillfully. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, alcohol use, nudity, potentially offensive religious imagery) --Charles Solomon
(1. Return of Wind, 2. Confrontation with the Past, 3. Kannagi Family Head, 4. Contractor, 5. The One Who Discarded Her Hesitation, 6. The Price of Power, 7. The Price of a Soul, 8. Ayano-chan's Misfortune, 9. Meeting Under the Moonlight, 10. The One to Protect, 11. One's Own Determination, 12. Confession Under the Moon)
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