|Zetsuen no Tempest|
|Rōmaji||Zetsuen no Tenpesuto|
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery|
|Written By||Kyō Shirodaira|
|Illustrated By||Arihide Sano, Ren Saizaki|
|Published By||Square Enix|
|Original Run||2009 – ongoing|
Zetsuen no Tempest (絶園のテンペスト, Zetsuen no Tenpesuto) is a Japanese manga series written by Kyō Shirodaira and illustrated by Arihide Sano and Ren Saizaki. It was first published in 2009 by Square Eniz on the Monthly Shōnen Manga magazine, and was later adapted into an anime series that premiered in October 2012.
One day, a sorceress princess was stuffed into a barrel and banished by Samon.
One day, a single girl was suddenly murdered, and the culprit still runs free.
And one day, a battle spanning time and space over magic and revenge began!
Sanity and madness, sense and intelligence, self-confidence and convictions. The tragic tale of this irrational world starts now.
The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the “Tree of Origins”. Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the “Tree of World's End”, a tree that opposes the “Tree of Origins” and controls the power of destruction, stuffs her into a barrel, and banishes her to a deserted island. From the deserted island, she sends a message out to sea, which is picked up by Mahiro Fuwa, a young boy who's sworn vengeance upon the criminal who killed his little sister, Aika. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze under the condition that she find Aika's killer with her magic. But once Mahiro's best friend and Aika's lover, Yoshino Takigawa is rescued from danger, he too gets dragged into this tale of revenge.
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