Thirty years ago a strange phenomenon called a "spatial quake" devastated the center of Eurasia, claiming the lives of at least 150 million people. Since then, smaller spatial quakes plague the world on an irregular basis. Shido Itsuka, a seemingly ordinary high schooler comes across a mysterious girl at the ground zero of a spatial quake and learns from his sister Kotori she is one of the "Spirits" who are the real cause of the spatial quakes that occur when they manifest themselves in the world. He also learns that Kotori is the commander of the airship Fraxinus, crewed by the organization Ratatoskr, and is recruited to make use of his mysterious ability to seal the Spirits' powers thus stopping them from being a threat to mankind. However, there is a catch: to seal a Spirit's power, he must make her fall in love with him and kiss him.