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Monday, June 19, 2006

Shakugan no Shana 24 and Review

In the final episode of Shana, the fate of the world hangs in the balance as Balle Masque is creating massive amounts of existance and only the combined forces of Shana, Wilhelmina, and Majorie could stop them. Will Shana destroy Yuji in order to prevent the misbalance of the world or save him and find some other way to save the world?

The series was a bit flawed as there wasn't a major villian at last more than a few episodes except for Syndey and Domino but they weren't interesting though. Shana just revolved a series of villians trying gain existance while having a romantic triangle angle with Shana, Yuji, and Kazumi. The good guys got all the character development while the bad guys were just bland. I felt the three episode arc about Shana's past should have been reduced by two episodes as it detracted from the main storyline. Flashback episodes should be only one episode long for any series below 26 episodes. Also, I hated how everyone went all crazy about Shana as she eats melon bread in a cute way and ignore how she insults everyone and telling them to shut up all the time. She got better during the series but I don't really like Shana. The other characters were much better than Shana overall.

As for the ending of the series, lots of things were unresolved as a movie is being planned to deal with ending the story. For now, the series is ended with a happy note but many things are unresolved. Overall, Shana has its shortcomings but it's watchable and has a decent story. I'll give Shakugan no Shana a 3 out of 5.


  • At 10:45 PM, Anonymous conrath said…

    WEll actually i didn't like the melon pan eating, i liked the urasai urasai urasai sequence, because half the time she's embaressed, the other half she's just being smitty, its cuter than eating melon pan... which i dont get at ALL.

  • At 3:38 AM, Blogger Anga said…

    In context to the first comment, I think I had it exactly opposite way... She should have ate a lot more melon pan.


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