Yuji is returning from school when suddenly time stops and monsters appear to devour people. He is not frozen, however. When one of the monsters spots him, he is saved by Shana, the great equalizer, who tells him he's a fading spirit.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   1   Unknown  
2010   2009   2006   2005  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shakugan no Shana II (2007–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The heated bond between Shana and Yuji is tested as their paranormal adventures continue. The Flame Haze fends off supernatural foes by night. By day, she contends with a classmate who's ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino
Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Yuji disappeared the fateful night he was supposed to choose between a life combating evil by Shana's side or as a normal teenager. He returns from near-death to lead the Crimson Denizens ... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino, Shizuka Itô
The Familiar of Zero (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When Saito, an ordinary teen living in Japan, is suddenly whisked away to the magical kingdom of Halkeginia, he becomes the familiar servant of Louise, a young girl enrolled in an academy for aristocrat magicians.

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino, Nicholas Manelick
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kinji, a student of an elite academy that produces Butei - highly skilled soldiers who fight crime in an anarchic society, gets attacked by a criminal who hunts Butei members. Aria, an elite Butei, saves him and they team up.

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Leah Clark
Chrome Shelled Regios (TV Series 2009)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Terri Doty, Greg Ayres, Todd Haberkorn
Stigma of the Wind (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Yagami Kazuma was part of a family of fire users, the Kannagi family. But with no talent in fire magic he was banished and cast out from the family. After four years he returns to Japan as a powerful wind user.

Stars: Josh Grelle, Cherami Leigh, Robert McCollum
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this continuation of the previous season, not long after the war, Louise and Saito seemingly getting along now since she knows that he had given up his only chance to return to Tokyo for... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino, Michiko Neya
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three teenagers receive mysterious letters that transport them to another world. This world is known as, "Little Garden". Here, the inhabitants use their beyond human gifts to compete in ... See full summary »

Stars: Shintaro Asanuma, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, Megumi Nakajima
The Familiar of Zero F (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In this fourth and final season of the series, Saito and Louise feel their bond deepening as the days go on, and they feel it might be time to take the next step in their relationship, but ... See full summary »

A Certain Magical Index (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Index is still a fugitive and many powerful Magical organizations and individuals want to take her to use the books in her memory eliminating her in the process. War between those ... See full summary »

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Austin Tindle, Mallorie Rodak
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story follows a world where several young men and women regularly find themselves spirited away to a world of sword and magic called Alayzard. After those who survive and return are ... See full summary »

Stars: Felecia Angelle, Terri Doty, Jerry Jewell
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Also known as The Legend of the Legendary heroes, follows three main characters: A dongo-obsessed female, a peace-crazy half noble, and a lazy nap-taking mage. The mage is the main ... See full summary »

Stars: Luci Christian, Terri Doty, Bryan Massey
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Satoshi Hino ...
 Yuji Sakai (25 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Shana (25 episodes, 2005-2006)
Edit

Storyline

Yuji is returning from school when suddenly time stops and monsters appear to devour people. He is not frozen, however. When one of the monsters spots him, he is saved by Shana, the great equalizer, who tells him he's a fading spirit.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anime | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Enter the third Flame Haze. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Shana  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Shakugan no Shana II (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
amazing!!

Shakugan no shana, also called Shana of the burning eyes, is basically the story of Sakai Yuuji, a normal high school boy who discovers he is dead and that he is in fact a torch after being attacked by a monster and saved by Shana, a young girl of red hear and burning eyes who calls herself as Flame Haze.(you will be explained what a torch and flame haze is when you watch it). Shana and yuuji become.. how should I say it??.. companions/friends/lovers, and fight these monsters to save the city.

It is a really light series, no gore or anything like that. I found the openings superb but I have seen better animations and I got bored during a couple of chapters. HOWEVER, Its just so fulfilling and you feel so so so great when you watch it that it deserves a 9! There a very few series that have made me feel so happy.. I really don't know how to explain it, it has this romantic feeling(like kanon 2006) that makes you very fond of Shana. You just end up loving her.

In my opinion: one of the best pieces of animation I've seen

I really recommend this to everyone, It is very good!! In fact, it is so good that I don't know if I should watch Shakugan no Shana Second (I'm afraid I could get disappointed because it is really hard to beat the first one). Update: I finished the second one, ITS JUST AS GOOD


15 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shakugan no shana- WORST show ever! funkygirl10848
Strangest Villains I've ever seen klayman666
Discuss Shana-tan (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?