August 21, 2031. On this date, multiple cases of a mysterious condition known as Reincarnation Syndrome were first recorded around the world. It had been an event that completely altered the direction of human history. All through history, people that accomplished great deeds in their lives were celebrated or loathed, but their names persisted, finding their places inside the hearts of men. From among a sea of their legacies, a new generation was borne, and in the 2030s, their talents were awakened, blooming nobly. Although not even half as strong as their originals, children that were afflicted with the Reincarnation Syndrome possessed abnormal traits and abilities, making them stand out more and more with each day. Perhaps, they exemplified a brand new step of human evolution. The few of those children had such exotic traits as horns, scales or animal ears, but most of the Reincarnation Children, as they were called, were outwardly similar to their peers, even if their natural talents were far more impressive. Even a single one of them, once they reached adulthood, could fight an army on even ground. This meant that the countries that amassed and trained such children had an advantage over those that didn’t, and soon, nearly all wars were fought between those superhumans. However, a group of Reincarnation Children, tired of the meaningless bloodshed and the abuse their comrades had to endure, gathered the representatives of major world countries and banned all forms of conflicts: no armies could be formed other than with the intentions of managing internal peace. Their collective power, combined with the worldwide approval from other Reincarnation Children, made their word an absolute law. The world was finally at peace. That is… until the Grail Academia was created. ◇ The phenomenon known as the Grail Academia was certainly unique. Since the rule prohibiting the creation of any armies was strictly enforced by a special bureau, which consisted mainly of powerful Reincarnation Children, an entirely new way of resolving issues between countries was created. The creators behind the system presented the broadcast announcement and said the following: “There is no way we can use adult Children to resolve our conflicts, would it be more humane to determine victors and losers through a special competition between our youngsters. The largest concentration of the most gifted people – that is to say, Reincarnation Children – is in various educational institutions across the world. “Letting their talents wilt in such peaceful times would be quite a waste, so we have developed this program. There, following a strict set of rules, under a watchful eye of their seniors, they can hone their craft in mock battles, while we could resolve our problems based on their performance.” These words served as the next trigger needed to alter the human race’s development once again. ◇ I am a freshman student at a prestigious Homurahara Academy. I am…  A boy / A girl My name is…  Write-in. I belong to the…  Saber / Lancer / Archer / Rider / Caster / Assassin / Berserker / Avenger / Ruler / Extra … class.