Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 14
OP2: 「Serment」 by 川田まみ (Kawada Mami)
Watch the 2nd OP!: Streaming ▼
「大命宣布」 (Taimei Senpu)
“Declaration of Ambition”
Even though everyone’s making it seem like Sairei no Hebi’s return will bring catastrophe to the world, I found myself strangely siding with Yuuji. While I still don’t agree with his decision to keep everyone in the dark, I thought that his goal of creating a mirror world where the Tomogara could live in peace and away from Flame Haze and normal humans alike, was very noble. However, just as the Flame Haze who originally sealed Sairei no Hebi believed, there has to be some sort of repercussion for creating something as vast as the earth itself.
Seeing how it’s been a while since the concept was introduced during season one, I think now is a great time for a quick review about what Power of Existence is. A power that all things have, it is sought after by Flame Haze and Tomogara alike. The former uses it to power their unrestricted spells while the latter need it to exist. However, it’s normally only the Tomogara who hunt humans for their Power of Existence and unfortunately change the balance of the world when they do so. In order to prevent the balance of the world from shifting, the Flame Haze or human’s who have contracted with a Tomogara, roam the world and attempt to prevent (fight) or at least lessen the effect (create torches) when the balance of the world is changed.
All in all, it sounds like a pretty rough job from a Flame Haze doesn’t it? With this thought in my head as Yuuji started to rant about his master plan, I started to slowly started to become attached to his ideals. Ignoring the blatant problem about where he’d obtain the sheer amount of power it would require to create a copy of the earth and how he would supply it with even more, it sounds like a deal where both sides effectively win. However, I couldn’t find any rational explanation behind the response that the Flame Haze army replied with. Instead of following through with their nearly successful retreat, I couldn’t believe it when they all began to drop their weapons and just ran straight into the enemies’ weapons. Besides acting foolish, there’s not even a guarantee that Yuuji’s plan will succeed!
Judging from next week’s preview, it looks like Sydonay is going to unleash his fury on the battered Flame Haze army. At this point, I can only hope that someone like Sophie gets the chance to show off their skills and smash some sense back into this faltering Flame Haze army! If not, it’d be cool if these two Flame Hazes get the chance to finally be introduced and show off their stuff!
* Even though the episode once again skipped the ending sequence, there was a new song playing if you didn’t catch it. Its title is ONE and it is sung by the none other than ALTIMA.