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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.
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)
I absolutely loved this anime, I highly suggest watching them all. The only complaint is the voice actors change from season 1 to everything else that came after but they grow on... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amahagene
Great anime I love it. it's worth the money. I would love to see more like this..Published 11 months ago by Lady Love 0099
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 morePublished 20 months ago by Ash
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 morePublished 20 months ago by Rich(アニメとゲームが優先!!)
This is a Great series! I'm really enjoying this it is a fun watch! The animation/story line is also very good!Published 21 months ago by Adva
I saw the first few episodes and I can saw that with out a doubt that I will not regret buying this :)Published 21 months ago by Juan Jimenez
its came in good condition with no problem it is an excellent anime and it was amazing to watch and seePublished 23 months ago by Mitchell
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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|