Shakugan no Shana

TV (24 eps)
4.12 out of 5 from 22,943 votes
Rank #537

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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JumpMaster13's avatar by JumpMaster13 on Oct 9, 2007
Score: 7.5/10

Story
Sakai Yuji is just an ordinary high school student living an ordinary life, with a best friend, and a cute girl who finds him interesting. So far, so average anime right? And yes, as you might suspect, if this isn't your initiation into anime, his normal life is going to be turned upside down before we're done with him -- and by a girl, no less. Nothing new there either. Indeed, moments... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on May 16, 2012
Score: 4.5/10

Notice: This review will cover the whole franchise, which is 3 seasons, 1 summary movie, and 4 OVAs. No reason to write five reviews for the same piece of crap.

This anime is a fine proof of a franchise where people see the tree and miss the forest. It has a very catchy premise, good animation for a tv series, nice songs, and interesting chemistry between the main characters. And then you sit through... read more

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