Ranked #859

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
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 136,885 users)
Ranked: #8592
Popularity: #84
Members: 254,476
Favorites: 4,542
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The world has become a slaughtering ground for the Crimson Denizens, mysterious beings from a parallel universe who thrive on the life energy of humans. These merciless murderers only leave behind scant remainders of souls called "Torches," which are mere residues that will eventually be destroyed, along with the very fact of the victims' existence from the minds of the living. In an ambitious endeavor to put an end to this invisible, hungry massacre, warriors called Flame Hazes relentlessly fight these monsters.

One fateful day, Yuuji Sakai ceases to be a regular high schooler—he becomes trapped in a crevice of time and is suddenly attacked by a Denizen. Coming to his rescue just in the nick of time is a nameless hunter who seems no different from an ordinary young girl except for her blazing eyes and burning crimson hair. However, before Yuuji can learn anything more about his situation, he discovers that he has already been reduced to a Torch—merely a scrap of memory waiting to be extinguished.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Shakugan no Shana is licensed in North America by Funimation after Geneon withdrew from the American market, and made its first North American television debut in September of 2012 on the Funimation Channel.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Sakai, Yuuji
Sakai, Yuuji
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Yoshida, Kazumi
Yoshida, Kazumi
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Carmel, Wilhelmina
Carmel, Wilhelmina
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka


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

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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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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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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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Jul 15, 2009
Okay, for my first ever review, I thought I'd review one of my all time favourites, Shakugan no Shana.

Before I start, let me say that this anime is not everyone's cup of tea. Some people love it, some hate it and some are in between. As for me, I love it to bits so if my review seems a bit biased, I apologise right off the bat.

First off, the storyline, I'm sure there are a few anime out there featuring parallel worlds or dimensions but I really enjoyed the way it's portrayed in this anime. The main reason for this being that, with such a 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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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.

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