Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 20
「世界の卵」 (Sekai no Tamago)
I’ll gladly admit that I enjoy Shana a lot more when there’s a lot of flashy action to keep my mind occupied. And instead of getting bombarded with explanations, the talking was kept to a minimum this week.
With Yuuji’s ability to fight severely hindered after Johan was sucked out of him, this week’s fight was actually a lot more interesting than I expected. Seeing how it started with Yuuji and Sydonay having the upper hand on Shana and Wilhelmina, it was nice to see fortune finally favor Shana nearly twenty episodes in. Not only was Yuuji’s mind and body still distorted after his encounter with Johan but I nearly cheered in joy as that stupid flame-neutralizing ring of his failed to block an attack.
But when things finally started to get good, I never expected that Yuuji of all people would have the ability to produce an unrestricted spell. While it felt like a blatant copy of Fecor’s own ability, I’m glad that it didn’t have nearly the same amount of stopping power. However, after watching Shana finally pierce through Yuuji’s defense and land an attack on the World Egg which is presumably creating Xanadu within it, I can’t imagine things going as smoothly as we’re being led to believe.
Seeing how there’s so many variables and not many episodes left to play things out, let me entertain you with my probably less then correct idea of what’s going to happen. I have this irking feeling that even though Shana pierced the World Egg, it may not really matter. Especially after hearing Bel Peol talk about how her “job” for preparing things is already done, wouldn’t it be a shame if all Shana managed to do was crack the egg’s shell? Luckily if that is the case, there’s still another piece to the puzzle that isn’t even near the battlefield anymore — that blue glowing thing next to Kazumi. Sure, we have no idea what its significance is but I’m sure it has to be somewhat important after watching how worked up Rofocale got after seeing it, right?!