Kaze No Stigma tells the story of Kazuma, a former member of the fire wielding house of Kannagi, and Ayano, the heir to the house of Kannagi, and their relationship in defeating ominous forces that threaten all of existence. The story kicks off years after Kazuma's banishment from the house of K, due to his innability to wield fire magic. From there he acquires the ability of wind magic, which is never fully explained, and becomes a contractor of the wind, known at some point as The Reaper.
Now I know what your thinking, contractors?, elemental powers?, codename Reaper?, unexplained pasts? that in this case stay unexplained? This all sounds somewhat familiar...Darker Than Black perhaps. Now don't get me wrong this series wasn't a bad attempt, aside from the whole unexplained past bit as well as a personal favorite of mine, an unending ending. And everyone enjoys series where three quarters of it focuses on the sexual tension and innuendo between the two main characters, except in this case, they were related. As for the action, there just didn't feel as though there was as much of it compared to the amount of odd episodes where Ayano's father tried to set her and Kazuma up, to what is assumed as him ensuring the future of his house. That paired with Ayano's school girl angst routine and fiery temper clashing with Kazuma's easy going nature, is mainly what makes the majority of this series.
All in all, aside from the unexplained bits, the story is fairly straight forward, action was decent (when there was any) and the English cast was a good fit . Unfortunately though, the unexplained bits are what the ending is mainly comprised of, where post final battle, the main antagonist pretty much just leaves Kazuma with a see ya later. On the bright side, there wasn't a common, rushed collage ending during the final credits. Instead, just a lame everyone relevant to the cast sitting down for a meal and laughing about how all is well, roll credits.