Zed is a 15-year-old boy who lives in a place called Calm. Frustrated by his current situation in life he feels that somewhere out there is a place where he can live more fully. One day, at the invitation of a mysterious wind, Zed dives into a space-time crevasse portal, seeking the answers that might be there. Riding on the wind, he is transported to a war-torn world where magic users called Shard Casters fight endlessly with each other, using spells in the form of marble-like Shards. With the power of the Shards, the Shard Casters are able to use spells and control monsters called Spirits. Fascinated by that power, Zed aims to become a Shard Caster. However, he still doesn’t know that residing in his body is Amil Gaoul, a mighty Spirit with the power to influence the world’s future. Another fascinating mixture of gorgeous animation and complex characters from the legendary Madhouse studio ( Monster, Tokyo Godfathers ).