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Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 09

「星黎殿へ」 (Seireiden E)
“To Seireiden”

Things just keep getting better and better in this third and final season of Shakugan no Shana. Building on the momentum that last week’s episode created, there was a good balance between story-telling and straight up action.

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December 6, 2011 at 3:07 am Comments (38)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 08

「開戦」 (Kaisen)
“The War Begins”

After weeks of dialogue heavy episodes and lack luster battle scenes, this episode finally kicks things up a notch. With a war of epic proportions breaking out, I was impressed with the scale that things are taking place on — we’re not talking about just Misaki City anymore, but the entire world.

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November 30, 2011 at 12:01 am Comments (32)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 07

「神門」 (Shinmon)
“God’s Gate”

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.

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November 26, 2011 at 2:22 am Comments (17)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 06

「掌にあるもの」 (Tenohira ni Arumono)
“In The Palm of their Hands”

I was expecting this episode to be subpar since it looked like there’d be no correlation with the over-arching story. Luckily, I was completely wrong as I watched one of the most enjoyable episodes since the start of the season.

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November 18, 2011 at 2:24 am Comments (21)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 04, 05

「再会と、邂逅と」 (Saikaito, Kaikouto)
“Reunions and Chance Meetings”

After two weekends of being stuck out of state combined with exams eating what remaining time I had left, it feels nice to have a chance to finally catch up on these posts that I’m terribly, terribly behind on. So, let’s begin this first of three double episode posts!

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November 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm Comments (33)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 03

「旅立つために」 (Tabitatsu Tameni)
“Before Hitting the Road”

I don’t know what came over J.C. Staff but this third episode just felt a little out of place. If it was intended to build up some tension before that awesome fight that the preview alluded to, they could have at least made this episode more than just flashbacks! Judging from the comments that episode one got, it probably would have made a lot more sense to air this last week instead of this week.

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October 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm Comments (31)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 02

「来たるべきもの」 (Kitarubeki Mono)
“What Must Come”

If it wasn’t already bad enough that people are having difficulties trying to remember what happened back during seasons one and two, these two concurrent stories aren’t making things any easier.

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October 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm Comments (42)

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 01

「失われた存在」 (Ushinawareta Sonzai)
“Lost Existence”

After re-watching season one and blasting through season two like it was nothing, I was extremely excited that I didn’t have to wait years to witness the beginning of the conclusion to this awesome series. Holding my breath as I clicked play, I was blown away with how spectacular everything looked.

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October 8, 2011 at 1:04 am Comments (99)

Shakugan no Shana S OVA – 04 (END)

「オーバーチュア 後編」(Ōbāchua Kōhen)
“Overture Part 2″

Picking up right where we left off, Shana is continuing her search for the rouge Tomogara that attacked Junko.

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September 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm Comments (37)

Shakugan no Shana S OVA – 02, 03


For those a bit out of the loop, the Shakugan no Shana S OVA is based off of a series of short stories which were stacked into one light novel “volume” and released under the moniker of Shakugan no Shana S back in June of 2006.

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September 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm Comments (37)

Shakugan no Shana S OVA – 01

Shana and Yuuji are digging through Friagne’s old pile of Treasure Tools on a very hot day, and Yuuji comes across a telescope-like object.

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October 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm Comments (43)

Light Novels: Shakugan no Shana v01

Full title: Shakugan no Shana
Author: Takahashi Yashichirou
Illustrator: Itou Noiji
Label: Dengeki Bunko
Year of publication: 2002
Pages: 293

It’s been a long month. Normally I’ll finish a book of this size in around ten hours, give or take a few depending on language level and page count. In the case of Zero no Tsukaima, the span of an entire novel can be cleared in one or two days’ time. With this first volume of Shakugan no Shana, it took me a full month. I know you’ve been worried in my absence, but there’s no need; I’m back now. I have served my time. And I can finally taste freedom again.

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July 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm Comments (37)

Loose Ends

  • I spent a ton of time sick this week and am still not feeling great from an apparent stomach virus (thankfully it wasn’t related to the TB). I will note though that I’ve now learned the stark difference between public health services and private health services.
  • I can’t say I’m shocked about the new Shakugan no Shana and Darker than BLACK anime announcements – more Shana was only a matter of time, and DtB I had heard a rumor about recently. For now, it’s pretty likely that I’ll end up blogging both of them whenever they come around.
  • In regard to this week’s chapter of Bleach, Show Spoiler ▼
  • And speaking of manga, what was with the recent To Love-Ru/Black Cat crossover (spoilers)? I know it’s not technically a crossover since they’re not the exact same set of characters, but it was close enough. It made me wish Yabuki Kentarou would go do more Black Cat manga.
  • I haven’t heard many good new songs this week, but this one by Oku Hanako stuck with me. It’s not in any way connected to CLANNAD, but it really reminds me of the series, especially the middle parts and the chorus.
  • Since it’s that time of the season again, I’ve started writing the Summer 2009 Preview. There are only about 19 or 20 new shows premiering, but that’s more or less on par with previous years. Nothing really catches my eye though at first glance.
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    June 6, 2009 at 3:12 am Comments (37)

    Shakugan no Shana II – 24 (END)

    With Dantalion’s creation on the verge of being fully awakened, Shana is concentrating on getting the Reiji Maigo back to save Yuuji.

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    March 27, 2008 at 4:02 pm Comments (115)

    Shakugan no Shana II – 23

    Inside the blue field, Hecate takes the Reiji Maigo and sends it into the clock tower, putting it in the silver armor in Dantalion’s lab.

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    March 20, 2008 at 2:54 pm Comments (54)

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