Shakugan no Shana Season 1: Tsundere TIME!

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The Facts are These:

Yuuji Sakai was attacked by Denizens, now he has become a Blaze and entity the will die out soon. He was saved by a girl with crimson hair named Shana. In the moments before he is supposed to fade his fire reignites. What is special about Yuuji Sakai and what do the Denizens want with him.

Discoveries:

Shakugan no Shana is just okay. That is all I can really say, it is average in the sense that it did not affect me. Everything was average, the characters, setting, plot all of it was average. The concept of Torches, people who disappear from existence was a neat idea, but it was not used to its full potential. I feel that there should have been more focus on Torches then the Denizens. I know that you can’t have one without the other, but if there was more focus on the torches this may have been a considerably better anime.

Shana had a great introduction in the series

Shana had a great introduction in the series

Behind the Scenes:

The series is based off the light novel series of the same name by author Yashichiro Takahashi. With his other works including A/B Extreme and Kanae no Hoshi. The series was directed by Takashi Watanabe, with his other works including Boogiepop Phantom and Ichiban Ushio no Dai Mao. The series was produced by studio J.C. Staff and is licensed in North America by Funimation. The series is licensed in Australia by Universal Australia and in the United Kingdom by MVM Films.

The opening for this season is “Light my Fire” by KOTOKO. Here it is for you to enjoy…

 

A Brief View of the World:

This world has been attacked by beings known as Denizens. These beings feast on humans and when they are done, that person dies. With the help of the Girl Shana she corrects the world by giving them temporary life. Other than that the world is pretty normal and it is just the same old Japan.

The concept of the Torch is interesting and I enjoyed it.

The concept of the Torch is interesting and I enjoyed it.

Enjoyment:

The series is average and okay. I don’t know about the other seasons of the show, but they would have to be better than this for it to continue. I felt this season was the base of the show, setting everything up for a more dynamic series to be presented. I hope these guesses are justified.

Rewatchability:

The series is not rewatchable, it is just average and that there would not be anything to gain from watching it again. The only reason to rewatch it would be to refresh yourself on the setting of the show.

Rating:

6/10

Recommendations:

Toradora – For an great romance series that I find more enjoyable than this.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks – For an enthralling and romantic supernatual series.

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I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Yashichiro Takahashi and J.C. Staff.

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6 Responses to Shakugan no Shana Season 1: Tsundere TIME!

  1. I really enjoyed season one, but the series lost its way after that.

  2. Cassandra says:

    With Shakugan no Shana watching the other two seasons would be of benefit. This is Fantasy so not a lot was delved into with the first season. And while it could be seen as generic on first look what I glean was that, Shana, represented a powerful female protagonist who “walks it alone”. She doesn’t even later on ever try to rely on Yujo Sekai. If you like more feminist themes in your anime this is a good anime series.

    I loved how you gave recommendations toward the end for other anime! Except I thought Toradora! was not hilarious. And too over the top but that could be a variance of taste. And I probably prefer the original Fate/Stay Night anime than the more modern counterparts. Still the recommendations toward the end were a great idea, really!

    • dandylion13 says:

      Thanks, I was planning on watching the other series I just haven’t had the time yet. Shana was a good character and I look forward to seeing this development later on. Yeah I know people who love Toradora and some people hate it. It was one of the first shoujo series I watched so it had a larger impact on me than most. Thank you for the comment.

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