Gekijouban Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Kawaii!!!

Awesome, the movie was totally awesome. Aw man, if I had the chance, I wouldn’t mind paying tickets to go see the show in a cinema. All I can say it really restored my interest and excitement for the series, after the disappointing run of the TV series.

For one, the movie followed the novel’s story more tightly, even if it had some loose ends here and there, but at the least, it was much more better than how the TV series treated it.

Next, the action scenes in the movie are way more impressive as well, with some nicely choreography in it. Particularly awesome was the final fight between Shana vs Friagne, especially on the climax where Alastor appears. Way more awesome than in the TV series, which I don’t recall Alastor appearing at all.

Also, appreciated on how they decided to keep Margery Daw in, but more of a supporting character than trying to usurp screentime from Shana, although I must say, doing this does change the relationship dynamics a bit. The running gag of Wilhelmina appearing on the TV programs was a riot as well.

And finally… they made Shana much more moe moe, by keeping her character more “pure” than in the TV series. Honestly speaking, Shana in the TV series got to my nerves a wee bit, with her incessant complaining at times, but in the movie, she’s definitely more true to her novel characterization than the TV one. I especially love the wider range of emotion she shows throughout the movie.

That concludes my thoughts on the movie for now. For those who have seen it, watch the Gekijouban Shana-tan special as well ;). It’s a bloody riot as usual. I hope that they include a Shana-tan special in each of the Shana S2 DVD’s later when they are produced.

Shana-tan

Uruchai~! Uruchai~! Uruchai~!

7 Comments

  1. Totali Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

    Speaking of those Wilhelmina gag scenes, I also loved how they had a scene that seemed to be specifically for that said gag. I mean, Kazumi eating a cookie? I’m pretty sure that scene didn’t need to be in the movie at all.

  2. lanie-emon Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    God, Shana is dripping moé-ness all over. Sweet ^^.

  3. Syaoran Li Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

    MIttaii! The Shana-tan special…. I miss that RAW…
    Yeah! I liked very much the movie oer how the series displayed this part of the novels. Good job

  4. Syaoran Li Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 2:15 am

    Well, I hope Eclipse is working right now on teh subs… and I’m sure they’ll pick the 2nd season

  5. 0rion Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 4:48 am

    WIN.

  6. kazenokoe Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    I managed to catch the movie while in Japan and I was slightly disappointed because the length was only a measly 65 min ( 5 min for ending theme) and it seemed too compressed and many a time , they cut to the next scene all too suddenly. I assume the director’s cut addresses all these flaws with an additional 30 min of footage. I guess they couldnt let you be in the cinema for too long with Inukami and Kino no Tabi also. I wonder whether they included the special sequence involving Shana-tan and all the main chars from their respective shows in chibi form coming to Sunshine Cinema to catch their own movies……………

  7. FlameStrike Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    Hm, isn’t it 1 hour and 30 mins? And yes it was very awesome, that doll guy was so much more badass and the fighting was OVER 9000!! in ownage. Yuji also was cooler with 50% less complaining.

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