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Shakugan no Shana (Manga)

Shakugan no Shana

Alternative Titles

English: Shakugan no Shana
Synonyms: Shana of the Burning Eyes
Japanese: 灼眼のシャナ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 71
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 21, 2005 to Aug 27, 2011
Authors: Sasakura, Ayato (Art), Takahashi, Yashichiro (Story)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh


Score: 7.811 (scored by 2608 users)
Ranked: #15062
Popularity: #748
Members: 6,524
Favorites: 258
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Yuji Sakai, a high school student, is told by strange girl that he died some time ago, and that he is a "Torch", a temporary replacement for erased humans. Torches take on the forms of those erased persons, but after a period of time, they will vanish from existence and the memories of the living. Unfazed by his apparent death, Yuji befriends this girl and names her "Shana" after her sword. Shana resolves to protect Yuji from the Denizens, who would use his special replenishing Torch to disrupt the balance of the world, and Yuji decides to join Shana in her fight.

(Source: ANN)


VIZ Media released the first 6 volumes in English from April 17, 2007 to September 21, 2010.

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Apr 16, 2009
Shakugan no Shana is a fantasy anime title with a touch of drama. It manages to retain its fantasy element while keeping a high level of teenage high school romance-related drama in terms of unrequited love between a few of the characters. Shakugan no Shana never leans towards one side completely. The fights between Shana and the Guze no Tomogara are consistent and never drawn out or cut short. There is rarely a lengthy time span separating the fights to make a viewer question if one is coming up. This allows room for episodes that develop the characters beyond the war at hand.

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Final Season of Shakugan no Shana Due This Autumn [Update Aug 1]

According to Dengeki Bunko Magazine, Shakugan no Shana III will start this autumn. It will be the final season of Shana anime series. Source: Scan of Dengeki Bunk...read more

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