Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 07
After getting a glimpse at what Keisaku had to deal with during his first outing to Outlaw, I was cautiously optimistic that Kazumi would also get the same treatment this week. Not only is she technically a more important character when compared to Keisaku but I can’t wait to see if she’ll ever use that hougu she’s been holding on to. Plus, how can I have any complaints when she’s given more lines of dialogue when she’s voiced by the amazing Kawasumi Ayako?!
But to my surprise, Khamsin and Behemoth happen to make a surprise appearance this week as well! Not only is Khamsin one of the more underrated characters who deserve more screen time, but I really enjoyed getting to hear just how he became a flame haze. If you remember from very early on in the series, Alastor mentioned how Shana is one of the very few flame hazes who chose the flame haze path without having some sort of personal vengeance. As I listened to Khamsin’s story, I thought it was really interesting as he described the final battle between the Prince and the Monster; as they battled to the end, both parties understood that they were the only people in the entire world who knew each other’s past. Which lead to two mortal enemies, fighting to the death, one hugging the other as the final blow was struck. Which makes you wonder, is an all-out war really the only solution to end the battle between the Tomogara and Flame Haze?
I don’t know if it was just me, but Yuuji felt extra evil this week. Up to this point, I believed that deep-down inside of him, Yuuji and not Sairei no Hebi was the one who was really in charge. However, it was like a slap to the face as I listened to Yuuji or I suppose Sairei no Hebi explain his reasoning for keeping both Shana and Yuuji alive. Not only did it sound way too systematic but it contradicts exactly how Yuuji once was. I’m starting to worry that the only thing left of Yuuji is just his appearance!
Next week, I can’t wait to see Wilhelmina and Rebecca working together to take down some Tomogara!