Light Novel: Kaze no Stigma
Four years ago, Kazuma Kannagi was defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi for the right to be the possessor of Enraiha, a sword passed down in the Kannagi family, a powerful and prestigious clan of fire mages. His pathetic defeat and complete failure at the fire arts resulted in his banishment from his family and unspoken exile from Japan.
Now named Kazuma Yagami, he suddenly returns after four years for a casual demon-hunting job, only now, he's somehow become a snarky, crazily-powerful wind
mage who easily manhandles demons and his former family alike. And about this time, Kannagi members just happen to start being murdered by a powerful wind mage...
Adapted into anime from a series of light novels by the late Takahiro Yamato.Now with a rudimentary character sheet in dire need of content.
This series provides examples of:
- Affably Evil: Bernherdt Rhodes and Lapis are quite polite though evil .
- Anti-Hero: Kazuma, through the anime tones this down a huge amount. In the novels, he is far more violent and tends to kill most of the antagonists (and severely injure many others along the way).
- Armor-Piercing Question: "Who are you protecting now, Kazuma?"