Stigma of the Wind or Kaze no Stigma (風の聖痕（スティグマ）, Kaze no Sutiguma; lit. "Stigma of the Wind") is a Japanese light novel series written by Takahiro Yamato and illustrated by Hanamaru Nanto. After the death of the author on July 20, 2009, the story remains incomplete at eleven volumes. A 24-episode anime adaptation directed by Junichi Sakata and animated by Gonzo aired from April-September 2007. It has been dubbed in English by Animax Asia under the title Stigma of the Wind and by Funimation as Kaze no Stigma.
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 casted out from his family. 4 years later, Kazuma finally returns to Japan, this time as an exceptionally powerful wind user. A series of murders on Kannagi family members have occurred with his arrival. While most of the family including Ayano is convinced Kazuma is the culprit, he honestly isn't. These events begin an all-out war against the Kannagi family, with Kazuma and Ayano right in the middle of it. Based on the novel by Takahiro Yamato.
- Kaze no Stigma - duplicate - 47 pages