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Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Alternative Titles

English: Shana of the Burning Eyes
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: 7.881 (scored by 104858 users)
Ranked: #6732
Popularity: #50
Members: 184,364
Favorites: 3,956
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He had thought his normal days would last forever, until they were ended abruptly by an encounter with a girl with red hair and eyes. He named her Shana.

Not long after he enters high school, Sakai Yuji’s normal days come to an end. He sees something bizarre on his way home: people are frozen in a strange fire, and a monster that looks like a large doll is attacking them. Just when he's about to be killed, a girl in a dark cloak wielding a large sword appears, and slices the monster in half. Although Yuji survives the strange encounter, the girl informs him of a desolate truth: " 'You' don't exist anymore."

She calls herself a Flame Haze who hunts "Guze no Tomogara"; intruders from another world. She explains to him that he is a "Torch", a substitute of Yuji whose “existence” has already been devoured. She also told him that he is a special Torch, "Mystes", which contains a precious item in it. When he looks at his chest, he sees within himself a faint flame, just as she said.

It is in this way that his eternal struggle alongside the girl begins.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Shakugan no Shana
Spin-off: Shakugan no Shana Specials
Side story: Shakugan no Shana Special: Koi to Onsen no Kougai Gakushuu!, Shakugan no Shana: Naze Nani Shana
Summary: Shakugan no Shana Movie
Sequel: Shakugan no Shana II
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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
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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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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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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