Genre: Action, Romance, Ecchi, Fantasy, School
Original Name: Rakudai Kishi no Kyabarurii
The story is set in a world where humans with supernatural powers known as Blazers can materialize a Device, weapons made through a person’s soul. Ikki Kurogane, dubbed the Failure Knight by everyone around him, encounters a half-naked girl, Stella Vermillion, as she changes in his room. This encounter changes Ikki’s life as he strives to become a real Mage Knight by reaching the peak of the Seven Star Sword Art Festival, an annual event held by the seven Mage Knight Academies in Japan to determine the strongest Apprentice Knight between the schools. The winner of the festival becomes known as the Seven Stars Sword King. The Seven Star Sword Art Festival features actual combat and the possibility of competitors dying exists.
The main protagonist of the series, an F-Rank Blazer who is widely known as the Worst One. He is Stella’s roommate and later her boyfriend/fiancé. His Device is Intetsu and his Noble Art is Ittō Shura. A member of the distinguished Kurogane Family, from childhood Ikki was subjected to ill treatment from his own family. This changed when he encountered his great-grandfather, Ryoma Kurogane, a legendary Blazer and hero who encouraged Ikki to never give up and become strong. After defeating his past-year rival, Shizuya Kirihara, Ikki gets a new nickname, Another One.
The main heroine of the series. An A-Rank Blazer who is considered to be a once-in-a-decade genius. She is Ikki’s roommate and later his girlfriend/fiancée. Her Device is Laevateinn and her Noble Art is Katharterio Salamandra. The second princess of the Vermillion Kingdom, Stella could not control her own powers as a child and was badly burned each time she tried to use them. Through her effort, she eventually mastered her own power and is widely regarded as a genius by those around her. Stella, not wanting to become conceited, then decided to transfer to Japan. At the beginning, she was quite arrogant towards Ikki, who was F-Rank, but she began to respect him after he defeated her in a Mock Battle.
Ikki’s younger sister who is extremely obsessed with him. Nicknamed Lorelei, a B-Rank Blazer who excels in magic control. Her Device is Yoishigure and her Noble Arts are Shōha Suiren, Water Prison Orb, and Hisuijin. Shizuku hates her family for their treatment of Ikki and generally dislikes holding the family name. She initially disapproved of Ikki’s relationship with Stella, but eventually accepted her and decided to take it upon herself to teach Stella about being a bride of the Kurogane family, though she still made up her own restricting rules.
Nagi (Alice) Arisuin
Shizuku’s roommate who is nicknamed Alice. She likes to be called Alice by her friends and suggests that they do so even though she is assigned male at birth. Her Device is Darkness Hermit and her Noble Art is Shadow Bind. She is later revealed to be a member of Akatsuki, though she turns her back on the organization.