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Shakugan no Shana: Season 1 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Satoshi Hino , Rie Kugimiya , Takashi Watanabe  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Satoshi Hino, Rie Kugimiya, Kenji Nojima, Takayuki Kondou, Hirofumi Nojima
  • Directors: Takashi Watanabe
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Widescreen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 625 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0083QJV6M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,496 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the studio behind Toradora! and ?kami-san and her Seven Companions comes the iconic series centered around the heated bond and supernatural battles of two friends from two very different worlds. Wielding a blazing sword, Shana is a fiery huntress whose sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. To reduce the impact on the human realm, Shana turns the slain into shadows of their former selves. Once a flame that represents their remaining life goes out, they fade from existence. This should be Yuji's fate, but when he discovers he holds a special power that ignites a newfound strength in Shana, they join forces in her ongoing mission to maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural.

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Adapted from the popular light novels written by Yashichiro Takahashi and illustrated by Noizi Ito, the broadcast series Shakugan no Shana (2005) combines a high school romantic triangle with a supernatural adventure. Yuji Sakai believes he's a normal teenager--until a mysterious girl announces that he's actually dead and is just running on leftover energy. The inhabitants of the parallel dimension of the Crimson World have been devouring human Power of Existence to fuel their realm. Once their resources have been sapped, the humans continue to exist for a brief time as Torches, then disappear, with no one remembering they ever existed. As a Flame Haze, the girl whom Yuji names "Shana" is dedicated to battling the alien beings and restoring the balance of Misaki City. But Yuji doesn't disappear: within him is the mysterious entity known as the Lost Child of Midnight, which magically restores all the energy he's lost each day. Ball Masque, a sinister cabal within the Crimson World, desires this power: their agents pursue Yuji, unleashing a string of battles with rising stakes. Yuji's kind heart wins over the icy Shana and their bond becomes all-important to her. When Kazumi, Yuji's timorous classmate, falls for him, a standard set of complications ensues. Shakugan no Shana involves a lot of stock anime elements, from the ordinary guy whose good nature conceals unsuspected reserves of strength to the vast, ill-defined plot that threatens his home town. But the storytelling is often problematic. The filmmakers spend too much time pitting the main characters against straw men, leaving the main storyline underdeveloped. There are flashbacks within flashbacks, and tiresome expository speeches. Despite these flaws, Shakugan no Shana proved popular, spawning manga, sequels, spinoffs, and a theatrical feature. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, brief nudity, risqué humor, grotesque imagery, alcohol use, suggested incest) --Charles Solomon

(1. The End of Everything, A Beginning, 2. Burning Flame, 3. Torch and Flame Haze, 4. Flame Haze of Illusion, 5. Respective Thoughts, 6. Complication.Activation.Confrontation, 7. The Two Flame Hazes, 8. Magnificent Goblet, 9. Love and Desires Poolside, 10. Entwined Feelings, 11. Yuji, Shana and a Kiss, 12. The Flower That Blooms in the Cradle, 13. Declaration of War Behind the School, 14. A Great Person, 15. The Day the Flame Was Born, 16. The Flame-Haired, Burning-Eyed Hunter, 17. New Prologue, 18. Crushing Hopes, 19. In the Midst of Battle, 20. Heartless Wilhelmina, 21. Fading Thoughts, 22. Flickering Flame, 23. Battle in the Seirei-den, 24. Crimson Thoughts)


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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
In 2002, Yashichiro Takahashi and illustrator Noizi Ito created the Japanese light novel series "Shana".

Published by ASCII Media Works from 2002 through 2011, the light novel series would receive two manga adaptations serialized in "Dengeki Daioh" and "Dengeki Maioh" and in 2005-2006, a PS2 and Nintendo DS video game and would also receive an anime series adaptation by J.C. Staff. A second season titled "Shakugan no Shana Second" was aired in 2007-2008, followed by a four-episode OVA in 2009-2010 and most recently, a third season titled "Shakugan no Shana Final" airing in 2011-2012.

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It's important to note that "Shakugan no Shana" season one is an anime series made back in 2005-2006. So, this is essentially an upconverted anime series. While watching on DVD, for most people, picture quality would look good but on Blu-ray, while the anime series is colorful and vibrant at times, it's also a bit soft and has banding issues. It's not the best looking upconverted anime series on Blu-ray but I am glad that "Shakugan no Shana" was released on Blu-ray because I want the other newer series to be released on Blu-ray as well.

But animation was good, but not as fully-detailed. Art backgrounds are good but not great. If anything, what I did enjoy about the series is the many locations incorporated in this TV series. A good balance of animation and CG, it's just that for people with high expectations of anime series on Blu-ray, this is not a series to have high hopes for. It's more or less an upconvert of an entertaining anime series that gets better overtime and will lead to two more seasons which do look better, especially "Shakugan no Shana Final" which aired in Japan in 2011-2012.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! March 16, 2013
By B
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Shakugan no Shana is by far, my favorite anime series. While it does have some stiff competition from a few others, this series has always knocked it out of the park.

As many others have said, the new voice English actors in S2 can throw you for a loop; but I prefer to not dwell on something so petty. The series is wonderful regardless and while I know the end of S3 was the appropriate place to stop the series, I am still saddened to see it end.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good October 3, 2012
By KevinB
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The story line has been done before. High school boy meets a girl with special powers. Even though this theme has been rehashed over and over; this series is surprisingly good. Yuji is a normal guy who happens to run into the flame haze, Shana. Shana fights a never ending battle with beings from a parallel dimension that eat human souls. The story is about the bond of their friendship and their fight to save the world. There are a lot of things about this anime to like. The animation is really good, the voice acting is good and the characters are interesting. Each episode keeps you wanting to keep watching more. As the relationships between the characters grows stronger the show becomes more captivating. I haven't watched the DVD version, but the Blu-ray version is good; not the best Blu-ray quality I've seen; but the picture is clear and the colors are vivid. The worst part about the show is that I have to wait to see the 2nd season. I really liked Shakugan no Shana and I'm looking forward to the 2nd season. It's not a new idea but it's still a really enjoyable anime. Give it a shot why don't ya.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it March 6, 2013
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came actually ahead of time and worked absolutely great worth the money just wish the other dvds to the sequel were just as much
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hair of Flame Eyes Ablaze. February 15, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
Shakugan no Shana is a wonderful anime series. Meet the flaming-haired blazing-eyed hunter as she encounters a mysterious torch by the name of Yuji Sakai. I can't really say too much without spoiling any of the story, however Shakugan no Shana, in my opinion, has successfully merged and action based anime with your average love plot. A much better attempt than many of its predecessors. Shakugan no Shana is my all time favorite anime series, followed distantly by Sailor Moon. In only 24 episodes Season 1 captures the attention of the viewer as well as tests their imaginations. Not all of the animations are top-notch, however far exceed that of many anime that I have seen.

Overall, Shakugan no Shana recieves a 4.7 of 5 stars, from me.
The plot is basic, however is interesting. At times it may seem repetitive, but not so blatantly as to lose fervor or attention. For hours upon hours of an excellent anime (as well as special features), I highly recommend Shakugan no Shana.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it February 22, 2013
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Extremely happy with the price and product. The only place I could physically bought this box set was selling it for 50$+. A good buy for anyone who enjoys this anime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shana February 6, 2014
By pamela
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She takes my breath away in her action sequences. So much color, strength in her spirit and love in heart to do her job well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best anime !!! January 22, 2014
By Eric G.
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This anime is the best anime, there is drama, action and a love story behind it. There's 3 seasons after the this one and a great plot in the story and this follow this through the end. I recommend any one to check out this series, you will not be disappointed !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great anime I love it. it's worth the money. I would love to see more like this..
Published 1 month ago by Lady Love 0099
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing a must own!
When powerful soul devouring beings from a parallel dimension crossover to our world the only ones that can stand against them are a group of mage warriors. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Supernatural Action Anime Now With Standard Or Blu-Ray...
Like with a few other series I had the earlier set and like a few others one ended up getting a crack that made it unreadable so the choice was buy the single dvd or get this set... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rich(Anime&Games Will Always Prevail!)
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good series worth the buy!
This is a Great series! I'm really enjoying this it is a fun watch! The animation/story line is also very good!
Published 10 months ago by Adva
5.0 out of 5 stars Shakugan No Shana
I saw the first few episodes and I can saw that with out a doubt that I will not regret buying this :)
Published 11 months ago by Juan Jimenez
5.0 out of 5 stars Anime was Good
its came in good condition with no problem it is an excellent anime and it was amazing to watch and see
Published 13 months ago by Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This anime is great and is even better the combo blu ray and dvd and enjoying all the season almost everywhere
Published 13 months ago by Juan L Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a slow build
At 1st I didn't like it, but after about the 3rd episode, it wasn't bad, and by the 5th episode, I couldn't wait for the next one. Great storyline. Good character building. Read more
Published 13 months ago by J3F
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but the case was damaged.
I love the series and all the discs played fine. My only complaint is the case was slightly damaged. It was nothing too bad so I will only take away one star. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Elvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Blazing fun
This fantastic little adventure revolving around the Mystes Sakai Yuuji and the Flame Haired Blazing Eyed Hunter Shana is a good kick off to a long and fascinating trip through... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lec Cornett
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Please, don't tell me....
Don't know about the packaging, but this will be a Blu-ray only release, since the DVD's have already been out for years now.
May 24, 2012 by Robert Gadziemski |  See all 6 posts
i will be getting season one this christmas
Season 1 isn't a Limited Edition so I think you should be fine.
Season 2 part 1 Box will be an LE though and that comes not long before Christmas.
Sep 18, 2012 by Trust Me |  See all 2 posts
will season 2 have a english cast ?
Yes, but with new actors.

Cherami Leigh as Shana
Josh Grelle as Yuji Sakai

Brina Palencia as Kazumi Yoshida
Carli Mosier as Wilhelmina Carmel
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Margery Daw
Justin Cook as Marcosias
Kent Williams as Alastor
Lindsay Seidel as Fumina Konoe

Aleisha Force as Tiamat
Alexis... Read More
Sep 4, 2012 by Kurohei |  See all 2 posts
Already own season one where the hell is season 2?
Seeing as Shana season 1 is a rarity now I could understand why they would re-release the first season. I know alot of people are antsy for the new 2 seasons you still have to remember that some of us don't even have ssn 1 yet. I had the misfortune to get into this series after the fact that they... Read More
Jun 2, 2012 by S. Moore |  See all 5 posts
i would like thank funimation and amazon for this series. and funimation... Be the first to reply
season 2 part 1 season 2 part 2 amazon haven't put english dub in format... Be the first to reply
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