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The image is of Kusaribe Hakaze from the anime Zetsuen no Tempest, which aired October 2012 - March 2013. Here is the plot synopsis from Wikipedia: The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose sister was mysteriously murdered one year before, and his friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro is contacted by Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe ...


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The anime you're talking about is Zetsuen no Tempest (or Blast of Tempest, as Crunchyroll translates it). It begins with TAKIGAWA Yoshino meeting his long-time friend FUWA Mahiro, who has gained magic powers from KUSARIBE Hakaze (a magician stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere) as part of a deal in which Hakaze will help Mahiro figure out who ...


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No, the talismans will not work. It's stated at the end of the story that all magic in the world disappeared along with the Trees. As for why this happens, it's because of how magic works (described in Chapter 3 of the manga, pages 17-18). When a mage uses magic, their powers are being borrowed directly from a Tree. None of the mages ever have their own ...


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According to the wikia, Aika is Mahiro's step-sister through her mother's remarriage to Mahiro's father and both their parents were found dead along with Aika. http://zetsuennotempest.wikia.com/wiki/Aika_Fuwa


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The end of chapter 6 of the extra story shows that Yoshino starts to open up to Hakaze while he was walking her home after her job (Mahiro suggested him to do so). On their way, he says to Hakaze, if she has a boyfriend one day she should introduce him to Yoshino and he'll be happy for her from the bottom of his heart. But Hakaze replies that those things ...


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According to Baka-Updates: Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1 Ends at Chapter 44 with some differences Manga has 50 chapters and additional materials (Guidebook)


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