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Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
Only a pure maiden can have a privilege to make contract with a spirit. In Areishia Academy, maidens from noble family were gathered to receive an elite education and become a spirit contractor. A boy Kamito Kazehaya, by an accident he peeped on a girl who was taking a bath, Claire Rouge. He even made a contract with spirit that she wanted. Kamito was actually an irregular male spirit contractor, which should not exist.
A light novel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation began airing on July 14, 2014.
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Tropes in the series: Accidental Pervert: Kamito. Always Female: In-universe, elementalists are pure maidens. The known exceptions are Demon King Solomon and Kamito. Apparently Demon Kings are exceptions to this rule, as Kamito awakened as the Demon King in volume 10. Another Dimension: Astral Zero, another world where spirits lived. Humans with divine power become like spirits when in Astral Zero. Assassin Outclassin': When Kamito was about 13, he tried to assassinate the Dusk Witch, Greyworth Ciel Mais. He was defeated and was taken in by her. Attractive Bent-Gender: Kamito as Ren Ashbell. Even the Girls Want Her. It's been three years since "she" appeared, and nearly every elementalist in the world is still a rabid fangirl. Battle Harem: Team Scarlet more or less is Kamito's. Blue Blood: Nearly all elementalists are this. Chick Magnet: Kamito. Clingy Jealous Girl: Claire, hands down. And not just in the "love" aspect. Though in general, she's more likely to attack the other girl too, unless its Est. Est acts like this when Restia is around. Compelling Voice: The ability of Word of Power. Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story: Greyworth made one for Kamito in order to allow him to attend Areishia Spirit Academy with little suspicion. Cool Sword: Some Spirits take on the form of swords as their Elemental Waffe form. Kamito has had two: Restia - Vorpal Sword Est - Demon Slayer Culture Chop Suey: The Ordesia Empire is based on Feudal Europe with bits of Shinto for princess maidens in the Divine Ritual Institute. Cute Clumsy Girl: Carol, Rinslet Laurenfrost's maid; the main reason for hiring her is because she is cute even if she is clumsy and useless at house work. Dance Battler: Every elementalist is this. Disguised in Drag: Kamito does this a few times in his life. When he was younger, Greyworth made him dress as a maid to help disguise him so that no one knows that he is a male elementalist like the infamous demon king. He dresses as a girl and went by the name of Ren Ashbell when he first participated in the Blade Dance, to disguise the fact he was a boy. When he had to sneak into the Grand Shrine to meet Reicha Alminas to get rid of the Brand of Darkness, he dresses up as a princess maiden. Dual Wielding: Kamito's original fighting style as an assassin. In Volume 10, Kamito manages to dual wield Restia and Est. Elemental Powers: Elemental Spirits are mostly classified by six elements: Fire, Wind, Earth, Water, Holy, and Darkness. Extranormal Institute: About any facility that teaches elementalists; most notably Areshia Spirit Academy. Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Kamito's homeland is implied to be the counterpart of Japan. Kuina/Quina Empire is the counterpart of China. The Four Gods: There is a Blade Dance team from the Kuina Empire named after them. Their elementalist's spirits are even them: The White Tiger for their Ace, Shao Fu. The Azure Dragon for Rao Rin. The Black Tortoise for Hakua. The Vermilion Bird for Rion Sharma. The Qilin as the fifth spirit for their leader, Linfa Sin Quina. Five-Man Band: The teams in the current Blade Dance are consists of five members. Gender-Blender Name: Ren from Ren Ashbell and Ren Ashdoll. Going Commando: Some elementalists do this in order to be closer to their spirits. Mana Drain: Many of Kamito's foes, such as , have the ability to drain Divine Power, which puts him at a disadvantage because Est requires a lot of Divine Power to use. One-Winged Angel Velsaria, Judia/Zirnitra, and Nepenthes Lore Meido: Carol, Rinslet Laurenfrost's maid. Milla Bassett, Mirelle Laurenfrost's maid; after retiring from the Blade Dance. Kamito was made to be Greyworth's after he failed to assassinate her and as a deal to free Restia from Suliman's Ring. Naked First Impression: Kamito first meets Claire as she was bathing in a lake in the forest he gets lost in. New Transfer Student: Kamito, though he wasn't attending school at the time. Fianna Ray Ordesia transferred to Areishia Spirit Academy after hearing of a male elementalist. Nonuniform Uniform: Kamito's Areishia Spirit Academy uniform since he is a male. One-Gender School: Since normally elementalists are pure maidens, any institute is an all girls school by default. Areishia Spirit Academy was this until Greyworth made Kamito enroll. One Steve Limit: Adverted, there are multiple beings with the name of Ren. Public Domain Artifact: Some elemental waffen in the series are named after them. Rescue Romance: Kamito first met Fianna when he saved her from a dryad during his first Blade Dance. Sealed Army in a Can: The tactical-class military spirit, Crusaders, that was sealed in Milla Bassett's Demon Sealing Eye. Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Averted by Kamito despite having been (succesfully) trained since childhood to be a master assassin. Secret Keeper: A few people know that Kamito was the Ren Ashbell who participated in the previous Blade Dance. They are Greyworth and Fianna. As of vol 10, Claire knows as well. Spell My Name with an "S": Claire/Clair. Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Kamito knows a spell, Weapon Works, that allows him to construct temporary swords. Summon Magic: How most elementalist call forth their contract spirits, as either their purified form or elemental waffe form. Terminally Dependent Society: The world is dependent on the spirits. One time, the Fire Elemental Lord was angry and made fires impossible to light in the lands of Elstein. Tournament Arc: The current Blade Dance Festival is a team tournament free for all. Transfer Student Uniforms: Fianna still wears her Divine Ritual Institute uniform. Tyke Bomb: The assassins of the Instructional School. Unperson: Ren Ashdoll, the Darkness Elemental Lord, was subject to this. Virgin Power: Elementalist have to be young, pure maidens; their powers disapear along with their purity. Whether ths aplies to Kamito or not is unknown. Whip It Good: Claire's Elemental Waffe is a flame whip named Flame Tongue. Winged Humanoid: Restia's purified form is a girl with black feather wings. World's Strongest Man / World's Most Beautiful Woman: Kamito was both at once. Zettai Ryouiki: Many of the girls demonstrate this, to the point that the anime's closing was made with a repeated shout of "Knee! High! Fight!" and repeated close-ups of the different girls' thighs.