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Gekijouban Shakugan no Shana (2007)

Wielding a blazing sword, Shana's sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. During a volatile war to stop a foe from devouring every life in Misaki City, Shana ... See full summary »

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Satoshi Hino ...
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Rie Kugimiya ...
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Ayako Kawasumi ...
Kazumi Yoshida (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame ...
Margery Daw (voice)
Shizuka Itô ...
Wilhelmina Carmel (voice) (as Shizuka Ito)
Tomo Sakurai ...
Chigusa Sakai (voice)
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Wielding a blazing sword, Shana's sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. During a volatile war to stop a foe from devouring every life in Misaki City, Shana cuts Yuji in her crossfire. When the villain discovers this teenage boy is gifted with an immense power, he holds Yuji hostage to lure Shana into a trap that could to destroy the huntress and the entire city!

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Could have been so much more
11 September 2008 | by (China) – See all my reviews

First of all, let me say that if you've never seen the first season of Shakugan no Shana, then you are in for a real treat with this movie. It is beautifully animated and takes you on a whirlwind ride from start to finish.

If, on the other hand, you have seen season one, then you are in for a bit of a disappointment. The movie is more or less a retelling of the first few episodes of the series that is not much more than a slightly padded director's cut. You do learn some interesting details such as where Yugi's dad is, a look at the flame haze who was in the city before Shana, and even a couple of new powers for the Reiji Maigo.

The story is certainly fleshed out quite a bit more and the final 15 minutes of the film comprise a surprisingly powerful conclusion (worth the price of admission on its own), but I would have liked a more original story rather then a highly polished version of one that I've already enjoyed.

In the end, spectacular visuals, great new music, and well thought out additions to the core story leave you feeling glad to have seen the film. On the other hand, the fact that anything new that was added obviously doesn't change the events that come later in the series means that established fans will likely leave the experience less than satisfied.


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