Shakugan no Shana 10

Source: Noiji Itoh Artbook : Guren

A pretty much less eventful episode, yet important as a development episode for Shana & Yuuji’s relationship.

Summary

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Shana is continuously training Yuuji, but he hasn’t impoved much, making Shana angry.After a particularly ‘violent’ session, Yuuji sulks off to get ready for school, while Chigusa-san has a little chat about how Yuuji might feel inferior because Shana is way more powerful than him.

They both head off for school and Shana makes Yuuji promise to train more after school that day to which Yuuji reluctantly agrees. However, in school, Yuuji gets dragged into helping Yoshida-chan for library duties, which angers Shana because Yuuji’s broken his promise.

Back home, Shana’s waiting for Yuuji to return home when Chigusa offers her some pudding and to stay for dinner.When Yuuji returns home later, Shana drags him out to practice but Yuuji declines it, saddening Shana :( and making her wish that Tomogara would come and make him realise how weak he is.

She gets her wish soon the next day, when a rinne who’s lost it’s owner attacks the city. Yuuji refuses to follow Shana and an irritated Shana vents her anger on the rinne, who’s stubbornly refusing to disappear. Yuuji finally goes after Shana after a little nudge from his mother, to find Shana just finishing the job. Finally, a tired Shana leans on Yuuji and confesses she feels painful to be alone and Yuuji promises that he’ll get stronger.

In another part of the city, a group of thugs harrass of what seems to be a rich young kid for money when his sister appears and allows him to “eat” them. The thugs are amused when they all get one-hit-KO’ed by the young boy with a broadsword who proceeds to suck their “Existance Force” from them and subsequently gives some of it to his sister as well, in a very risque manner :). A man is watching them from afar and introduces them as Aizenji Sorato and Aizen Tatieru

Opinions

I apologize for the late post but due to some unforseen circumstances, I was delayed in blogging this. Well, honestly, I was lazy, but since some one wanted it, I’d went on and did it as well.

Anyways, there wasn’t much action in this episode, but it’s mainly focused on Yuuji and Shana’s blossoming relationship. Yuuji seems to feel inferior compared to Shana, while Shana is afraid of loneliness after getting to know Yuuji and being more attached to him now. It’s not inappropriate to say that Yuuji is now slowly turning into Shana’s pillar of strength.

Also, with some hints dropped by Ramie earlier, I suspect that Yuuji is now somewhat immortal, being that he’s a Torch and his Reiji Maigo will constantly replenish his “Existance Force” every midnight. Given that unless he is destroyed or somehow his Mystis is removed, he would remain the same way for a long time to come, and I guess he would be a perfect partner for Shana as well. But then, I don’t really know the lifespans of the Flame Hazes, so it’s all still a theory in my head :).

The most interesting part this episode is undoubtably the introduction of the Aizen siblings, who seem to be really close ^_^. Admiteddly, their chosen “medium” of transfer of “Existance Force” provides quite a shocker. But still, I like them, especially Tatieru, expertly voiced by Yukari Tamura, who interestingly, is the seiyuu of Nanoha in Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha :).

Well, the next episode seems to focus on the love rivalry between Shana and Kazumi, plus the title itself is already quite tantalizing, being “Yuuji to Shana to Kisu” (Yuuji, Shana and a Kiss). Oh, there seems to be a conversation between Chigusa and Alastor, which I hope comes from the Drama CD script,as it would prove to be really funny ^_^.

4 Comments

  1. Atashi Said,

    December 14, 2005 @ 9:00 am

    “Aizen Tatieru”

    I think it’s “Aizenta Tiriel”?

  2. R'nBob Said,

    December 14, 2005 @ 4:53 pm

    Things seems to be more and more clear about Shana’s feelings now (episode number 10).
    But maybe shana doesn’t see Yuuji as a lover but as a friend or a big brother that she never have been able to have because of her flamehaze’s job…
    But i certainly write only crap and imagine more plots than there are in fact in this favorite anime of mine (for the moment)(LOL

    Anyway, Does someone think that Yuuji will increase his power/abilities?

    Have an idea of what kind of powers/abilities he could obtain ?

    Ahh, and what do you think about Yuuji’s mother, doens’t she seems to know/be more than she seems?

  3. Kurogane Said,

    December 14, 2005 @ 7:56 pm

    @Atashi: I’m not sure, I only put it accordingly to what I heard and what I felt it was :). I think Tatieru sounds cool too.

    @R’nBob: For now, Shana’s feelings towards Yuuji can be said as unique as she’s been alone all this while and Yuuji’s the first person to care for her and think of her. I’d say they’re beyond friends but not quite lovers yet at this stage. Still, it’s hard not to think of them as lovers :).

    As for Yuuji’s abilities, I’m not sure what’s gonna happen, but he’s immortal for now ( I speculate :) so he’s bound to be able to gain some ability or two, either physically, mentally or spiritually.

    As for Yuuji’s mom, I don’t think she knows the specifics of Yuuji and Shana’s relationship. It’s more like a mother’s instinct she knows roughly what’s happening between those two. Interestingly, why does this season have so many cool moms around, from Chigusa to Fumio in Karin?

  4. Kurogane’s Anime Blog » Shakugan no Shana 11 Said,

    December 15, 2005 @ 1:43 pm

    […] Alastor seems to be pretty worried about Shana himself too, to the point that he decides to make that call to Chigusa. I see it as of him being worried that exposing Shana to those emotions might make her sad and unhappy, especially in her condition now as a Flame Haze. However, interestingly, what I speculated in my previous post seems to come true in this episode, when Yuuji asks Shana about how he might not age, given that the Reiji Maigo is in his body and he even comments about if he’s able to stay by Shana’s side forever. […]

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