Shakugan no Shana Final 24

Shakugan no Shana Final

Well, that settles the lovers quarrel. Turns out Yuuji had the biggest ever inferiority complex which led him to manipulate a God and a entire race of human-eating monsters in to creating a New World where everyone can live peacefully together… oh wait, that was actually a good thing wasn’t it? At least it wasn’t some bullshit “I killed you Flame Hazes and Tomogara so that you don’t kill yourselves by fighting each other to the death” etc etc.

Still, for a series that has spanned seven years, this was not bad of an ending. Even more amazing when I realise I’ve covered this show from the start of my blogging and so many things have happened in between… I can’t help but to feel old orz.

But I digress, really. I’m happy nearly everyone got a happy ending for themselves, even for Sydonay and Hecate. Plus Yukari-san came back! I’m glad that seven years of fandom has been thoroughly rewarded with this ending, plus it was accompanied by really nice action-packed season, although it did stumble quite a bit at parts. Just too bad some publishing company isn’t utilizing the English license to the Shana novels to its potential.

Well, have a happy new life in the new world, you two!

19 Comments

  1. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    I suddenly realised that there is more to come.

    The Shana-tan version of the ending.

  2. Mentar Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    I’ve got to admit that I felt a strange lump in my throat when I posted the release…

    Shakugan no Shana was our first release as Eclipse, back in 2005. And now, 7 years later, with pretty much the same guys still (different timers only), it’s finally over. I was already fulltime employed back then, but all others were students in 2005. Today, everyone is fully enmeshed in real life work, but everybody still wanted to do it. Gives me a strange nostalgic feeling…

    About the anime: Not a perfect ending, but still pretty damn good. How rare is it to get proper closure to all the characters which have accompanied us for so long. I laughed alot when our Editor, who lamented the tragic death of Hiiragi Yukari on a near-monthly basis finally saw her fully resurrected in the end.

    For the show, it would have been better if they had been able to finish it earlier. Most of the strong franchise’s fans has moved on to real live when the final season came around the corner. But unfortunately, the novels took so long. Authors, take note: Do NOT drag it out too long when you want to properly finish a show.

    Overall, it was a pleasure. And it’s not QUITE over yet… there’s still 1-2 Shana-tans in the queue ;)

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    Yeah, 7 years has been a long time. Glad you guys came back to finish the job. Now I can finally archive all those episodes of Shana II and Final together.

    Of course, can’t forget about all those Shana-tans too!

  4. Game8910 Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    This was the most intense lover’s quarrel I’ve ever seen. Its so rare to see a long running show end with pretty much nothing left unresolved, the author did a really good job at tying up all loose ends and the story comes full circle.

    Will never forget this series, and it will forever remain one of my favourites.

  5. Yagami Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    So it was a dream ending?

    That’s what i’m understanding right now.

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    Dream ending? Err… no?

  7. Saber Said,

    March 26, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    Well, Im not ultra happy about this ending. After all the action throughout the season I hope for a more dramatic ending or something.

    The action in this episode is mostly giant robot vs giant 6-head wolf at the river-very japanese. Its amazing how Margery can pull off 10 million of flame haze worth of flame and Sydonay’s death is kind of a waste, I would prefer more of Shana and Yuji.

    And did Yoshida get a forever-alone ending? I think Ike go out with Yukari.

    Overall this is a happy ending and very good job for wrapping this up nicely.

    Thank you SS-Eclipse so much for subbing this series. really really thank you.

  8. c2710 Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    another adventure ends

  9. taichi Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    The eclipse version used the word “human” in the final chapter..? (when the ring started to shine)

    because some users said that they never mentioned that word…. so maybe Yuuji is not a normal human.

  10. Game8910 Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    that was commie

  11. Mentar Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    Naah. Yuji may be alot of things in the end, but he’s most definitely no human ;)

    Our SS-Eclipse version went with “existence”. “Human” would have been wrong on multiple levels.

  12. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I concur with the “existence” translation as well, but I guess it’s heavily implied he restored his own existence as a human.

  13. Benigmatica Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    After 7 years, this is the end of the era for Shakugan no Shana. Although I played catch up on the first 2 seasons in 2009 before watching Final, I’m glad that I’ve watched the ending even though the final season has to drag out details that go “WTF?” with little or no explanation.

    Oh, and I enjoyed see Yukari Hirai again even though most of the humans will not remember either Yuji or Shana since they already moved to Xanadu. Not to mention, having “Hishoku no Sora” for the final battle is the fitting reminder that it’s their curtain call of their own series! Yes, I’m so happy that I’m shedding tears!

    And yes Kurogane, Viz should give up the licence for the light novels to Yen Press. They did a great job on handling Spice and Wolf, and Shakugan no Shana deserves to be released by them.

  14. FlameStrike Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Despite all of the stumbling and flaws the Shana series has finally come to an end after 7 years of fun. It’s a nostalgic kind of feeling I’m getting. Shana was one of the first anime series I watched back when I started getting into anime 7 years ago. Shana was also one of the first tsundere I’ve ever encountered (Haha I missed out of Eva), and I was like “omfg what’s this ultra moe exsistance?!” The first season ignited a huge fanboy flame inside me that has burned for 7 years. It’s hard to describe the amount of satisfaction I got from seeing a ship I was sailing on for 7 years finally get such a good ending. Shana x Yuji FTW!! Overall the ending tied up all the loose ends and pretty much left nothing to be desired. I’ll miss Shana and her friends a lot, but all good things come to an end.

  15. Da5id Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Ahahaha. Mass Effect.

  16. tenryu Said,

    March 27, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    @Mentar: shouldn’t the balme be on the animation company? As in ‘don’t pick up light novel series that haven’t be finished’?

    and i find it funny they used the same trick in zero no tsukaima with the first op song playing in the back ground during the final ‘fight’.

  17. Benigmatica Said,

    March 28, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    @tenryu

    And before playing “Hishoku no Sora”, Shana says her catchphrase “Urusai Urusai Urusai” one last time!

    Yup. she finally said it after 23 episodes!

  18. Nikko Felix Orosco Said,

    April 28, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    nice review about shakugan no shana it is helpful for me to catch in the story line.right now it hard for me to know why yugi chose to join the enemy during the start of the season 3 and as i read the early episodes of the new season and it’s a bit hard for me to find out the reason why???and if you don’t mind can i ask you the favor to clear it for me cause right now i’m still confuse about it.

  19. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 28, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    That’s the thing you find out at the end.

    Yuuji joining the enemy IS supposed to be the surprise twist you only find out why after he’s been defeated.

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