Shakugan no Shana Series
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Yuji is plunged suddenly into an alternate reality where he sees human souls being consumed by monsters. Just as he is attacked, the katana (Japanese sword)-wielding Shana intervenes and destroys the monsters known as 'Denizens of the Crimson Realm'. Identifying herself as a 'Flame Haze', an enforcer of balance in the spirit realm, Shana reveals Yuji a 'Mystes', a special soul that holds a powerful treasure sought by the monsters to throw the spirit world off balance. From then, Shana vows to protect Yuji as his guardian and becomes his companion in school.
This series dives straight into the action where Yuji and the extremely powerful Shana - with her deadly ability to wield flames as weapons and as wings to fly with - continue to battle 'Denizens' of all forms; while Fumina Konoe, a school girl with a dubious background and questionable intentions enters the fold... By princessmeyrin023
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In the end I did enjoy Shakugan no Shana. However, I cannot shake from my mind the possibility of what it could have become had its darker moments been fleshed out more. The early episodes are of a magnificently dark caliber, but things get more light hearted as time wears on, only to be remedied somewhat in the end (even though I sympathized with Hecate more than Sakai). Yet my point is, this show COULD have been better. Although, by saying that, I am not implying that the existing product is by any means a bad show. In fact, I think Shana in its current state is a great hybrid of comedy and seriousness. My complaints are only a product of my stubborn love of melancholy (which can occasionally overrule reason).
I love this show, Shana is my favorite!! I really like the couple of Shana and Yuji. I am totally excited to see the third season. I was blown away with how spectacular everything looked. That however, was not the best part of the episode. That right probably belongs to the big “WTF” moment that appeared less than two minutes in. A completely different looking Yuuji, fused together with one of the strongest Lords of Guze, is not at all what I expected. After that rather climatic ending during season two, I’m a little bummed with how things actually turned out. Not only has Yuuji still not picked neither Shana nor Kazumi, but I felt a little robbed when it was revealed that Yuuji had somehow disappeared. I surprised to say the least when I realized Yuuji merged with that certain Lord of Guze and gave his identity, that's why his existence disappeared. Even though I knew that Yuuji wasn’t gone, it still bothered me as I watched a world without Yuuji continue to move forward. I still have trouble grasping the concept that Yuuji openly attacked Shana with a smile on his face so I can't wait to see what he actually plans to do. His plan was a good one but I think he went about it the wrong/uneccessarily complicated way. I was surprised to see his classmate from episode 1 brought back.music-lover rated 8.50:
Enjoyed seeing an independent female protagonist fighting the villains. I appreciated the main focal point on the action and not letting the small bit of romance in the story overpowering the plot. Overall, I liked the two seasons that I watched.JackoSlacko rated 9.75:
I have to say, didn't see this development coming in this last season
I don't like it but they are doing a great job of pulling it off
was really hoping to see the main character become really strong the normal wayDaydreamer1 rated 8.00:
Quite strange feeling arises when going through the plot. The story line and voice acting are very strong. Presentation is also cool. But there is this feeling that.... even while fighting a DISASTER, our Heroes and Heroines are enjoying and partying too. But yes, over all a cool anime.
The story goes as there is a parallel world other then earth, which was inhabited by creatures called Guze-No-Tomogara, now these creatures have invaded earth and they feed on the power of EXISTENCE or PRESENCE. When the EXISTENCE of a human is fully eaten by a Tomogara, the man/woman lost its presence. In other words, not just that they disappear, but no one remembers them either.
But some Guze-no-tomogara think otherwise, they created pacts with some humans, granting them eternity and making them powerful enough to kill the invaders. These are called FlameHaze.jakuro rated 5.00:
I couldn't finish this series. It wasn't that it was not interesting, I just couldn't get a grasp on the characters. Felt like this series was only for looks and thigh-highs. The only character I liked was a villain from about 15 episodes in. The plot was alright, put it just wasn't popping for me.