Shakugan no Shana

Vol: 10; Ch: 71
4.045 of 5 from 340 votes
Rank #1,676
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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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Komirai's avatar by Komirai on Oct 3, 2012
Score 10/10

Shakugan no Shana is a fantasy anime title with a touch of drama. It manages to retain its fantasy element while keeping a high level of teenage high school romance-related drama in terms of unrequited love between a few of the characters. Shakugan no Shana never leans towards one side completely. The fights between Shana and the Guze no Tomogara are consistent and never drawn out or cut short. There is rarely... read more

JJR1971's avatar by JJR1971 on Jun 18, 2011
Score 8/10

I typically only read Manga when I've already watched the Anime show that was derived from it, and this is a case in point.  I've watched all of Shakugan No Shana before and loved it, now I am reading the Manga, and the stories do correlate pretty closely.  The main difference is that in the Anime, Shana takes much, much longer to become aware of her emotions towards Yuji, much less understand and act... read more

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Shakugan no Shana (Light Novel) 2002
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Related anime

Shakugan no Shana TV 2005
Shakugan no Shana OVA OVA 2006
Shakugan no Shana Specials DVD Special 2006
Shakugan no Shana Movie Movie 2007
Shakugan no Shana II TV 2007
Shakugan no Shana Movie Special DVD Special 2007
Shakugan no Shana II Specials DVD Special 2008
Shakugan no Shana S OVA 2009
Shakugan no Shana S Specials DVD Special 2009
Shakugan no Shana III TV 2011



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