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.
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Satoshi Hino ...
 Yuji Sakai (25 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rie Kugimiya ...
 Shana (25 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kristian Ayre ...
 Yuji Sakai (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Paul Dobson ...
 Alastor (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tabitha St. Germain ...
 Shana / ... (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Eita Tanaka (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brad Swaile ...
 Keisaku Sato (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Chantal Strand ...
 Kazumi Yoshida (19 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Margery Daw (18 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nicole Bouma ...
 Machiku Ogata / ... (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Matthew Erickson ...
 Hayato Ike (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...
 Chigusa Sakai (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
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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.

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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


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