Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 18
「闘争の渦」 (Tousou no Uzu)
“Maelstrom of Warfare”
As the task of writing about Shana slowly becomes more difficult with less and less to talk about, I did think it was pretty interesting to get a good look at what’s going on behind the scenes for the bad guys for once. While there was still enough dialogue to write a small but fairly lengthy book, it did put some logic behind Yuuji’s plan.
Now that it’s become clear that Yuuji chose Misaki City not for personal reasons but objective ones, it’s starting to become really difficult to see the evil in his plan. I mean, in terms of bringing about change to a system that’s been in-motion for thousands of years, it’s going to take something radical to even get the ball rolling. And like I said last week, who’s to say that Yuuji and his plan to create a paradise for his kind is something that should be stopped? Especially after all the precautions he’s taken to guarantee the safety of any innocent bystanders who may be near the Seireiden during the ceremony.
Of course, there wouldn’t be much of a show if the bad guys were doing the right thing, right? Luckily, there’s still Shana and her ragtag group of insanely powerful Flame Haze who are ready and willing to face the task at hand. But the best thing about Shana leading the charge is her reason for stopping Yuuji. If I haven’t already made it clear, I don’t particularly agree with the Flame Haze trying to stop Yuuji on the grounds that they’re trying to protect the “balance” of the wold. In all honesty, it makes them sounds like the bad guys after watching how quickly they lost their resolve after Yuuji’s announcement about Xanadu.
But getting back on point, I love how Shana is pursuing Yuuji just to beat his face in. Sure there’s the whole aspect about how she’s madly in love with him and wants to prevent him from doing something that could possibly throw the universe into turmoil but when it boils down to it, Shana and her group are working together to help Shana beat Yuuji and make him submit to her!
That last paragraph might have gotten a little off topic but I think it’s just the excitement from the last five minutes just wearing off. With another battle between Shana and Yuuji about to get underway, I can’t imagine either of them winning right now. And even though I’d love for Shana to just defeat Yuuji to get things over with, it’d make more sense for Yuuji to win since it’d give Shana (and the anime) that much more of a reason to defeat him.