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As the preparations continue for the upcoming school festival, Yuuji’s thoughts remain on his silver flame color. Eita and Keisaku spend their time wondering if Margery will come to the festival since she wasn’t very enthusiastic when she heard there wouldn’t be alcohol served. Shana meanwhile is working on a map of the city and is thinking about the advice Yuuji’s mother and father gave her. The girls in the class, with the exception of Konoe, even stay the night at school so that they can continue working. Both Shana and Kazumi are unable to fall asleep though, so Kazumi takes the chance to thank Shana for standing up for her earlier when she insisted that Yuuji stick to his Romeo role. Shana isn’t against Kazumi being with Yuuji, but she reiterates that she’s not going to lose. Kazumi in turns says that she won’t be sad and cites how Yuuji had looked at only Shana when he glanced in their direction a few hours earlier. This doesn’t bother her because she knows that the two have been fighting side-by-side up until now, though Kazumi now also affirms that she won’t lose.

With only two days left until the festival, the preparations are almost complete, and Yuuji helps Shana put photographs up on the map that she’s working on. By coincidence, the photos are of locations of past battles, bringing back memories for Shana of the time she’s spent with Yuuji, and she vows to continue fighting together with Yuuji. Ogata is meanwhile trying to get Kazumi to try on her Juliet costume, and Konoe impresses everyone by reciting one of Romeo’s lines. What she says about standing up against difficulty stays with Shana for the rest of the day, and Alastor tells Shana later that Flame Hazes can love people too. He advises the same thing Yuuji’s mother did – let her feelings show her what to do. Wilhelmina then appears on the school rooftop after having arrived back in town and gets Shana to bring Yuuji to see her that night. She reveals that while investigating the Reiji Maigo, she heard about a Crimson Lord named Pheles who created it. Pheles had an eternal lover name Johan who was the Reiji Maigo’s Mystes, and together they were known as the promised pair, Engage Link. She created the Reiji Maigo so that she could remain for all eternity with Johan, but the two were defeated in a fight. The Reiji Maigo is proof of the pair’s bonds.

The problem is that Pheles is alive, and Wilhelmina thinks that she’ll come for the memento of her lover and destroy Yuuji. This leads Yuuji to wonder if the silver flame color has something to do with this, but Wilhelmina hadn’t heard about the silver yet and can hardly believe it. Alastor concludes that the two are different problems, meaning that Yuuji has a double challenge. Shana then senses that there’s something else Wilhelmina isn’t telling them, but Wilhelmina keeps silent. The following day, Yuuji is deep in thought about the silver flame and Pheles when Shana asks him to vow to be resolved and to stand up for it. Looking determined, he vows to do that no matter what happens. Wilhelmina meanwhile wishes that Pheles doesn’t come because she doesn’t want to fight her.


I think the first nine or so minutes of this episode had pretty much nothing of consequence to the story or to character development. It was mostly reflecting on last episode and a bunch of festival preparation, and honestly it felt rather wasted to me. Fortunately, the rest of the episode was a lot better (relatively speaking), and it looks like Pheles might show up next week during the festival. The very last line of the episode has her calling out to Johan, and the credits list her as being voiced by Inoue Marina, so I’m looking forward to her appearance. It also would appear that the Konoe story is getting sidelined for now (probably until the last arc of this second series), but the double challenge will hopefully make up for it because it potentially gives Yuuji two things to face at once, and that’d be a lot more action than we’re seeing now.

December 13, 2007 at 4:09 pm
  • December 13, 2007 at 4:17 pmvT_Tv

    hmmm… i thnk ill start watching this anime again.. i sorta stopped on 5 cuz it got boring :( but a new char has got me interested again :)

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:18 pmSlayer

    yay! pheles!

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:19 pmDarkReign

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:31 pmmutio

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:34 pmmangamaxx

    So Shana’s Dorthy costume is the one seen in the opening at the end? So, I would assume what Yuji’s in would be the Romeo costume?

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:37 pmDal

    Yoko/Kana coming to Shana???!!!!

  • December 13, 2007 at 5:39 pmlala

    So Pheles is coming next episode.. I was waiting for that! And seing Shana in the Dorothy costume too ^^

  • December 13, 2007 at 6:12 pmgolthin

    they seem to be going half episode filler and half episode for the main storyline.
    Next week will be the same. they also show the main plot on the previews. At this rate the show will end at the end of the pheles arc.

  • December 13, 2007 at 7:05 pmRembr

    Sure is a long calm before the storm.

  • December 13, 2007 at 7:10 pmTokkan

    golthin, Show Spoiler ▼

  • December 13, 2007 at 8:26 pmMaimeDaifuku

    Alright! Story is getting more exciting!!!

    *boob grabbing not included*

  • December 13, 2007 at 8:33 pmTokkan

    Yeah, boob-grabbing was unnecessary and awkward. Nakamura should sit herself out for that one.

  • December 13, 2007 at 9:37 pmGP

    I think it’s fine if the show ends with the pheles arc, if they take it one arc at a time you get more eps, but then it also isn’t rushed.

  • December 13, 2007 at 11:31 pmTokkan

    http://www.shakugan.com/chara/index.html – There’s still 5 characters in the Bal Masque section that remain unrevealed, Pheles arc is NOT the arc that will end season 2.

  • December 13, 2007 at 11:55 pmdangan

    kawai! so this is the dress that she is going to wear (we saw it in the opening)

  • December 14, 2007 at 12:52 amfurinyue

    btw who is the person who grab shana’s boob ?? yay phele is finally coming , this much be the climax of the story ^^

  • December 14, 2007 at 1:32 am_Katana

    Shana already looks cute in the Dorothy costume xD….hmm is Phele the green haired one in the opening song o.O

  • December 14, 2007 at 1:57 amlol_matt

  • December 14, 2007 at 2:19 amTokkan

    Actually, it was a classmate of Yuji and Shana. Her name is Nakamura Kimiko.

  • December 14, 2007 at 4:55 amGP


    Yeah, I know it’s got lots of characters to introduce, but I don’t know what s2 will cover besides pheles. But we’ll see.

  • December 14, 2007 at 5:46 amgolthin

    Well, if they plan to go beyond Pheles they need to make room for 2 unknown within yuuchi instead of one, they only have one unknown listed. Only if they will place the Unknown within Bal Masque then it might work. they might use the material from the novels that don’t actualy have arcs but I doubt they will go as far as Volume 16. If they go as far as 16 they will either have an original ending or a Cliffhanger.

  • December 14, 2007 at 6:47 amTokkan

    Well, if they plan to go beyond Pheles they need to make room for 2 unknown within yuuchi instead of one, they only have one unknown listed.

    Eh? You talking about the box that Yuji is in? That one’s for mystes. Last season it had Tenmoku Ikko in it.

  • December 14, 2007 at 8:19 amCranmer

    i think golthin was refering to the novels and i think he was refering to the fact that
    Show Spoiler ▼

    i would love to see this develope in this season but i very much doubt they will.

  • December 14, 2007 at 8:29 amjubjub

    Does anyone know if in the novels Shana ever confesses to Yuji ?

  • December 14, 2007 at 9:31 amTokkan

    No no Cranmer, I know all about that. golthin was actually more specifically talking about the character page on the official website in reply to me on the previous page of comments. Though to bring attention to the Silver flame so much in this season and not end up covering that material is completely idiotic. Aside from that, the arc that starts on novel 16 is probably the final arc, so leaving it for another season is a no-no because then more than half of that season would have to be anime original material.

  • December 14, 2007 at 12:02 pmgolthin

    Well, Cranmer is correct and you are correct.

  • December 14, 2007 at 2:33 pmNicole

    I would also like to know if shana confesses to yuji in the novels and if so does he pick her or kazumi?
    I actually dont’t like Kazumi, shes nicer in contrast to Shana but thats only because Shana still not used to understand her feeling or the emotions of others but I just find her incredibly weak and annoying and in someways spiteful (only in season1 when she called Shana a cheater for being closer to Yuji). I like the idea of yuji and Shana being together but at the same time I see them being together romantically.

    Anyway I hope they cover this sitaution in the anime but I hope they don’t let it drag on, both of them keep saying they won’t lose but none of them do anything.

  • December 14, 2007 at 7:05 pmGP

    Wait, so 16 will be the last volume? Is this known for sure or just a best guess?

  • December 14, 2007 at 7:12 pmRinkun

    Crammer Sairei no Hebi have black flame not silver…

  • December 14, 2007 at 9:16 pmgolthin

    16 is the last published novel but there is supposed to be more. We don’t know where they plan to end the anime. either in an original end or in a cliffhanger.

  • December 14, 2007 at 9:17 pmTokkan

    GP: No one said it was. 16 is already out. It is speculated that 17, which should be out early next year, is the last novel.

  • December 15, 2007 at 12:48 amgolthin

    IF 17 is the last novel, it will be a sad time. I read all the theories in animesuki and there are many theories i hope don’t come through.

  • December 15, 2007 at 9:53 amGP

    So where is the anime at right now novel wise?

    And I hope it doesn’t do any anime original stuff, that never goes well.

  • December 15, 2007 at 11:23 pmTokkan

    The anime already did anime original stuff with the final arc in the first season as well as the Konoe arc (eps 3-6) in this season. As for where it is in the novels now, it’s currently around novel 11 here, which is a small exposition before the Pheles arc. Please note that most of the early exposition in the novels was downplayed in the anime and even sometimes left unadapted. The arcs are normally adapted as 2-3 episodes for arcs spanning 1 novel and 4-5 episodes for arcs spanning 2 novels. The exception the rule is the first 8 episodes of the first season, which re-adapted and reconfigured the 2 separate stories from the first 2 novels so that they could overlap and run at the same time, essentially slowing down the pace by doing 2 arcs at once. The movie is a much closer adaptation of the first novel.

  • December 16, 2007 at 4:53 amSaif

    Who wants spoilers on Pheles?

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • December 17, 2007 at 8:15 amragnez

    great ep… by the way does anyone know someone from eclipse fansub? seems like they haven’t releases hayate no gotoku for 2 weeks now

  • December 17, 2007 at 8:40 pmNinjaKitten

    it was interesting.
    I also agree that there were many unnecessary scenes, ^^;

    I cannot wait for the next episode!

    && for all those that /want/ to see Shakugan no Shana, go here.
    http://eclipse.no-sekai.de/ ^____^ they usually come out, about a week later from the original air time in japan. 8DD

  • December 18, 2007 at 1:39 pmkeywin

    did anyone notice Wilhelmina did not use her ‘de-arimasu’ when she was speakin this ep? lol

  • December 20, 2007 at 11:10 amG

    Errm, do they know what theyre doing with this story? Its being a bit long winded.

  • December 20, 2007 at 12:16 pmewok

    imagine battle royale between Yuji&Shana vs Pheles with Marjorie and Wilhelmina intervening , each with own objectives…