Kaze no Stigma 10 – Prelude to the Taisai

Kaze no Stigma

Man, this episode was rather cheesy since it’s a Ren episode. Kaze no Stigma’s awesomeness truly comes from Kazuma’s GARness heh.

Ren and Ayumi head for the sea where they have some cheesy romantic and “I WILL PROTECT YOU!” moments. Date is interrupted by Tsuwabuki Mayumi and her retainer Yuji (should’ve come earlier) and a minor showoff begins with Ren winning until Mayumi reveals Ayumi is her clone and she’s only got a 3 day lifespan. Ren is devastated emotionally and the Tsuwabuki’s leave. Kazuma senses the return of the treasure but decides to hold off until the next day so he can, well, grandly crash the Tsuwabuki’s Taisai ceremony. Poor Tiana wonders if she’ll actually survive.

Rather boring episode in my opinion and the art suffered greatly too, especially in the Ren vs Yuuji showoff. Yuji kinda like… um.. “expanded” in it lol. Well, as long as they don’t screw up Kazuma and Ayano, I guess it’s pretty much tolerable… although seriously, no one -EVER- changes clothes in this series.

Next will be show down time and there’ll be Ayano and Ren charging in the Tsuwabuki’s place while Kazuma… well, I’m so looking forward to see him crash the Taisai. His ebil laugh and antics is so very much over-the-top awesome.


  1. Furuba Said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

    lol, yeah they never change clothes in this series. like think ep 9 trailer or w/e when i saw ren in his uniform i was like ooo looks diff there, but then in the end he actually WEARS that pink jacket OVER his uniform. does that mean he’s been doing it the whole time? lol im lazy to flick through previous eps to find out :P
    but oh well, interested to see where kaze no stigma goes so i continue to watch this ;3 also coz ayano and kazuma make me laugh so much. also really wanna know kazuma’s past!

  2. Asrialys Said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

    Do you think they ever change out of their clothes off-screen? Well, Ayano is probably the only one who doesn’t exactly where the same uniform set, as it tends to get ripped :P

  3. Zzz... Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    You know, Asrialys, Ayano’s Dad probably hires a pose of professionals that comes in and fixes her demolished clothing every night once she goes to bed.

    Am I the only one who thinks that Mount Fuji exploding is a bad thing? I don’t really care if Japan gets screwed over like that, I’ll probably laugh actually being Chinese and all. But it’ll be sad losing Mount Fuji since any eruption will probably be a big one.

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    Well, obviously Mt.Fuji erupting will be bad. It’s not merely just another volcano, it’s practically a symbol of Japan and has a huge cultural value as well.

    Mt Fuji exploding would affect Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto regions around it and it’d probably cripple the city for months.

  5. Narrator 1 Said,

    June 17, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

    I wouldn’t worry about Fuji erupting. Why? This looks like a big set-up to Kazuma blowing away the behemoth, probably without problems.

  6. Testament Said,

    June 18, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

    lol yeah this eps was rather cheesy like you say, but i still must continue watching XD.

  7. usagijen Said,

    June 22, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    (wow… it’s been quite some time since I’ve done some hunting for more KnS fans, hehe :p Nice to see more people blogging KnS ^-^)

    The Ren arc is indeed cheesy and a bit boring if you’ll compare it with the past episodes highlighting Kazuma, but it’s still great that the series delves in the development of its other characters. And Ren’s cheesiness is attributed to the lack of experience he has (compared to Kazuma), where he’s still pretty much idealistic at this point and avoids bloodshed as much as possible :)

    as for the change of clothes, both the novel and the anime doesn’t provide us that (only in the short stories have I seen them in a different clothing, from what I can remember). In any case, it’s great to see that the manga is able to fill that ‘gap’ ;) hopefully I’ll be able to post about within the day (before posting about the latest KnS ep :3)

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