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Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Alternative Titles

English: Shakugan no Shana: Season I
Japanese: 灼眼のシャナ


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2005 to Mar 23, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.831 (scored by 119760 users)
Ranked: #7762
Popularity: #59
Members: 216,588
Favorites: 4,168
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action comedy drama fantasy romance supernatural


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.

(Source: FUNimation)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shakugan no Shana
Spin-off: Shakugan no Shana Specials
Side story: Shakugan no Shana SP: Koi to Onsen no Kougai Gakushuu!, Shakugan no Shana: Friagne to Marianne no Naze Nani Shana! Nandemo Shitsumon-bako!, Shakugan no Shana: Naze Nani Shana! Nandemo Shitsumonbako! - Special
Summary: Shakugan no Shana Movie
Sequel: Shakugan no Shana II (Second)
Character: Dengeki Bunko 2007 Movie Festival Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
St. Germain, Tabitha
St. Germain, Tabitha
Sakai, Yuuji
Sakai, Yuuji
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Ayre, Kristian
Ayre, Kristian
Yoshida, Kazumi
Yoshida, Kazumi
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Strand, Chantal
Strand, Chantal
Ebara, Masashi
Ebara, Masashi
Dobson, Paul
Dobson, Paul


Kawase, Kouhei
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Yasuko
Script, Series Composition

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Sep 25, 2008
"You are not a human. You are an object."

If you were told the above, what would your reaction be? Sakai Yuji, the male protagonist of Shakugan no Shana, was thrown precisely into this chaotic situation one day while walking home from school. At the same time, viewers were introduced to the main theme of the anime. What if no one will ever remember your existence in this world. Being dead is one thing, but if everything about you will be erased from this world when you die (that includes people's memory of you), the thought alone could be terrifying to many.

While at first glance Shakugan read more
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May 26, 2013
+Solid story
+Nice art work
+Great Character development
+Good male and female lead

-Slow pace at times
-Nothing unique
-Little predicable

My Opinion
Alright let me kick of this review by saying i love Tsundere characters, especially when there voiced by Kugimiya, Rie, so i went into this show with high hopes and ill say there weren't met to the full but it was still a good show that i enjoy'd for the most part.

So ill start with the story, the story in the first season of Shakugan No Shana is really a lot of explaining and setting the scene for the viewer which is understandable read more
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May 26, 2008
Shakugan no shana... An anime with alot of potential that overall felt like alot of regurgitated shounen/romance anime was a bit of a let down. The predictable uninspired story line, repetitiveness, cheesy humor, and mediocre character development left alot to be desired and is far from a masterpiece that is popularity would make you believe it is.

Story line:
The initial introduction of the story really got my hopes up; basically about a normal boy who gets pulled into a bizarre battle only to find after words he no longer really exists, and that his entire being will slowly fade away and be forgotten by read more
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Mar 29, 2008
I couldn’t get myself to finish it (Actually watching up to this episode was a trial in and of itself in a way). It simply has too many flaws that can't be overlooked. Shakugan no Shana is one of those anime that has a really intriguing plot but can't follow up on it. The first episode was stunning and I was looking forward to a deep and somehow philosophic, mature anime but it turns out to be a bad-guy-appears-and-is-defeated-anime.

Don't be deceived by the intelligent beginning. I thought I was going to witness an excellent story and drama just from the opening. It quickly became read more
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Both have Red-haired, tsundere characters who are the lead protagonists, accompanied by a brown-haired powerless male protagonist. Both of them are voiced by the same Voice Actors.

Zero no Tsukaima goes more fantastical, as it is a totally different world set in the medieval ages. ZnT features more of a school environment and a larger cast of side characters. It's also more detailed in expanding its magical universe so you really get a feel of the premise.

In sunmmary, Zero no Tsukaima has more of everything Shakugan no Shana has: Romance, School-life, Ecchi, Magic Rules and Universe, Better Soundtrack, More Side Characters. The only thing it doesn't have is Action, which can be a huge-turnoff, so prepare yourself to focus more on the above mentioned factors instead.

I hugely recommend anyone who loves tsundere romance fantasy to watch Zero no Tsukaima. You can't go wrong with one of the 4 Tsundere Wonders.
The main heroines wield a sword and have fire powers which they use to take care of supernatural creatures.
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Both are very similar.
Have the same synchro and the same character - qualities.
Synchro~ Kugimiya Rie - Taiga - Shana
In these animes is about love.
The anime also has what funny, the comedy is there, too.
Both are set in a world that is quite normal on the first look (one is a bit more futuristic though) but involve supernatural occurrences, like magicians or people with abnormal powers.
The atmosphere is quite similar, though the plot of Shakugan no Shana is a lot darker/heavier at the start of the show.
Action-packed anime with magic-girl as leading cast heavily supported by a guy who only looks out for her safety.
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The atmosphere (battles and other) is quite similar with villains popping out and a black/red-haired girl intruding on the days of an innocent male.

Opening Theme

#1: "Hishoku no Sora (緋色の空)" by Mami Kawada (eps 1-16)
#2: "being" by Kotoko (eps 17-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Yoake Umare Kuru Shoujo (夜明け生まれ来る少女)" by Yoko Takahashi (eps 1-14)
#2: "Aka no Seijaku (紅の静寂)" by Yoko Ishida (eps 15-23)
#3: "Hishoku no Sora (緋色の空)" by Mami Kawada (ep 24)

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