The last episode of the series sees the end of the Ball Masque arc and Shana finally coming into terms with her feelings towards Yuuji.
Admitedly, I have to say that the whole Ball Masque thing was pretty weak in it’s execution and the Ball Masque trio didn’t really exude a feel of being “end bosses”, rather, they were more of a plot device to make Shana realize her true feelings for Yuuji. But then and again, none of the baddies in Shana have really been truly threatening, from a doll freak, the twincest pair and the mad professor. All of them really were a way to make Shana develop her feelings towards Yuuji. This can be good or bad, depending on your point of view, but I’ll say it’s pretty unique in it’s execution.
Anyways, the character development part is where the show really shines, as we see Shana develop her feelings towards Yuuji slowly from their first encounter to the festival arc and now at the end, where she confesses her feelings towards Yuuji and decides to sacrifice herself to use Tenpa Jyosai to save the city. The other characters are also not forgotten, with Yuuji’s classmates being given attention as well. In the end, it was really glad to see everyone being back together happily.
For now, we have a confimed announcement of a Shana movie in the making, which I’m going to gladly anticipate with excitement, and also a whole bunch of novels for me to try reading (anyone has translations?). In all, Shakugan no Shana has been a pretty fun ride to be in. Remember to vote for Shana here as well ;).