The Best Episodes of Shakugan no Shana

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018

Sakai Yuuji, a high school student who expected his normal life to last forever, is dead. When he was on his way home he witnessed a shocking view as the world suddenly froze: people were engulfed by blue flames and a monster resembling a large doll swallowed them. Just as the monster prepared to consume Yuuji, a sword-wielding girl in black attire with flaming red eyes and hair that burns like embers saved him from the monster. The girl called herself a "Flame Haze" who hunts the "Guze no Tomogara", creatures from another world. As Yuuji noticed a blue flame in his chest, she called him a "Torch", a temporary replacement, saying that the "real" Yuuji's existence had already ended. Unfazed, Yuuji befriended the strange girl, named her "Shana", and joined her fight against Tomogara and other Flame Hazes.

Combined Strength

#1 - Combined Strength

Season 2 - Episode 21

Wilhelmina struggles against Sabrac who appears to be invincible. Yuji gathers Shana, Margery, Kazumi and Keisaku, and devises a plan to defeat Sabrac. They are successful in severing his energy reserves while Wilhelmina distracts him, and without Power of Existence to draw on, Sabrac loses two more swords and finally falls to Nietono no Shana.

star 8.67
12 votes
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Convergence, Then a Hint

#2 - Convergence, Then a Hint

Season 2 - Episode 13

A Fuzetsu was uncontrollably set up by Yuji, causing Margery to go berserk upon seeing the colour of the flame. Wilhelmina attempts to control the Interpreter of Condolence while Shana prevents Pheles from taking the Reiji Maigo out of Yuji. Margery attempts to attack the source of the silver flame in her blind rage, but Yuji was protected by his anti-flame ring and Pheles, who was weakening significantly, with Shana and Wilhelmina working together to restrain both. After Satou and Tanaka plead with Margery to listen to an explanation, Margery realises her folly and calms down, but only to question Yuji about what he is. Pheles then explains that the Reiji Maigo isn't what it was meant to be, and requests The Interpreter of Condolence to check the Reiji Maigo. Margery then restores everything back to normal with the help of Wilhelmina's ribbons and Yuji's Power of Existence.

star 8.57
14 votes
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The Ones You Must Protect

#3 - The Ones You Must Protect

Season 2 - Episode 24

The Statue of Pride is about to be born. When Yuji picks his sword up, he screams the name that he desires to protect, and that is Shana. After a fierce battle with the members of Bal Masqué, Shana is eventually able to break through and enter the Statue of Pride. She meets up with Yuji, and they run to fight the Tomogara with the Silver Flame at the heart of the Statue of Pride. Shana and Yuji fight together and eventually manage to beat the Tomogara, and Yuji regains the Reiji Maigo. With the heart destroyed, the Statue of Pride collapses, and Bal Masqué retreats. In the end, Yuji picks Shana over Kazumi Yoshida.

star 8.47
15 votes
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Eternal Lovers

#4 - Eternal Lovers

Season 2 - Episode 14

A Fuzetsu was uncontrollably set up by Yuji, causing Margery to go berserk upon seeing the colour of the flame. Wilhelmina attempts to control the Interpreter of Condolence while Shana prevents Pheles from taking the Reiji Maigo out of Yuji. Margery attempts to attack the source of the silver flame in her blind rage, but Yuji was protected by his anti-flame ring and Pheles, who was weakening significantly, with Shana and Wilhelmina working together to restrain both. After Satou and Tanaka plead with Margery to listen to an explanation, Margery realises her folly and calms down, but only to question Yuji about what he is. Pheles then explains that the Reiji Maigo isn't what it was meant to be, and requests The Interpreter of Condolence to check the Reiji Maigo. Margery then restores everything back to normal with the help of Wilhelmina's ribbons and Yuji's Power of Existence.

star 8.47
15 votes
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Declaration of War Behind the School Building

#5 - Declaration of War Behind the School Building

Season 1 - Episode 13

Shana finds a way to somehow get out of the clutches of the two incestuous Denizen during their battle. Meanwhile, Yuuji gets help from Margery Daw to help destroy them as well.

star 8.44
16 votes
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Awakening

#6 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 15

The Silver awakens within Yuji due to Pheles's second attempt to free Johan. Hecate's secret is finally revealed and so she joins together with Fecor the fight.

star 8.38
13 votes
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Crimson Thoughts

#7 - Crimson Thoughts

Season 1 - Episode 24

After managing to defeat Hecate, the city is about to be destroyed regardless. However, there is one final plan, though Shana's life may be on the line if it succeeds.

star 8.36
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The Thing I Couldn't Say

#8 - The Thing I Couldn't Say

Season 2 - Episode 19

Yuji is confused by Shana and Kazumi's words. While thinking about their words, he is ambushed by a cloning Tomogara who has a secret plan Yuji must uncover. Yuji eventually uncovers the plan, and with the help of Tanaka, is able to inform the Flame Hazes. He dispatches all of the cloned Tomogara, while Shana and Wilhelmina defeat the hidden Watcher Tomogara. Just as they kill the Tomogara, a new flame appears in the recesses of the ruins induced in the fight.

star 8.36
11 votes
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The Magnificent Goblet

#9 - The Magnificent Goblet

Season 1 - Episode 8

The battle between Margery Daw and Shana has finally begun while the fate of the entire city rests in the balance. What can Yuuji do to help Shana victor the battle?

star 8.33
15 votes
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Madder Red Struggle to the Death

#10 - Madder Red Struggle to the Death

Season 2 - Episode 20

The Destructive Blade, Sabrac appears from the explosion that engulf Yuji and everyone else. The overwhelming roar of flames covers Misaki city. Even with heavy wounds, Wilhelmina still faces her nemesis Sabrac.

star 8.33
12 votes
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A Remarkable Person

#11 - A Remarkable Person

Season 1 - Episode 14

Back before Shana became a Flame Haze, she was living in a large castle-like structure floating in the sky along with Alastor and a maid who cares for her. One day, a Denizen attacks the maid, whose name is Wilhelmina Carmel, who also happens to be a Flame Haze.

star 8.18
18 votes
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Complication. Invocation. Confrontation

#12 - Complication. Invocation. Confrontation

Season 1 - Episode 6

Shana has come to the conclusion that Yuuji is restricting her role as a Flame Haze and is forced to make terrible decisions. Just when she is about to carry out her decision, Friagne begins to make his move on his City-Devouring plans. Can he be stopped in time?

star 8.18
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Diverging Feelings

#13 - Diverging Feelings

Season 1 - Episode 21

Shana is able to persuade Wilhelmina, at least for now, to not destroy Yuji, who has finally decided to leave Misaki in order to protect it. Later at the bonfire which burned much of the decorations from the festival, a spell is activated.

star 8.18
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Complexed Yuuji

#14 - Complexed Yuuji

Season 2 - Episode 18

Yuji continues his training as if he was possessed by something. Shana is concerned about Yuji's sudden change. Also a Tomogara called Zarovee appears in Misaki City.

star 8.17
12 votes
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Respective Thoughts

#15 - Respective Thoughts

Season 1 - Episode 5

Shana manages to return all beat-up from her previous battle with Margery Daw, and she's way too angry to receive help from the concerned Yuuji. Because there's nothing he can do, Yuuji goes to school, only to be greeted by a girl, Kazumi who asks him out on a date. However, on their date, Yuuji runs into a mysterious man who's been erasing Torches.

star 8.17
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Flame Haze of Illusion

#16 - Flame Haze of Illusion

Season 1 - Episode 4

Yuuji and Shana seem to be getting along well and she unexpectedly sleeps over, in his room. The problem is that Shana starts to feel differently about this Torch (Yuuji) than any other, could she be developing feelings for him? Meanwhile, another Flame Haze arrives in the city. What is this person's motive?

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The Man who Returned

#17 - The Man who Returned

Season 2 - Episode 10

A mysterious man appears near Yuji's home, and is spotted by Shana when he is following her and Kazumi. Shana instead plans to ambush the suspicious man, and afterwards attempts to kick the suspicious man. He manages to dodge the attack and is revealed to be Yuji's dad. Yuji's father and mother give advice to Shana and Kazumi about their affection towards Yuji.

star 8.15
13 votes
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The Prologue of Everything

#18 - The Prologue of Everything

Season 2 - Episode 2

Yuji is placed in a dream again, along with Shana, in another plot to steal the Reiji Maigo.

star 8.14
14 votes
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Fall Festival Clearly Begins

#19 - Fall Festival Clearly Begins

Season 2 - Episode 12

Shana and the others enter the culture festival. Wilhelmina decides to delay telling Margery about Yuji's silver. Wilhelmina drags her to the festival to see Shana and the others. Margery eventually agrees to wait for the following night for Margery to tell her the entire truth of silver. Meanwhile Yuji, Shana and Kazumi ended up qualifying for the Grand Prix. In the end Shana ended up winning the best costume award. She plans to confess her love to Yuji on stage and just as she was about to do so, Yuji's hands touched another girls hands. The girl was mentioned earlier in the episode to be Alice, and just as Yuji's hand touched her, a tornado appeared. Pheles had made her appearance in front of Yuji, much to the surprise of the Shana and the Flame Hazes.

star 8.13
15 votes
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Heartless Wilhelmina

#20 - Heartless Wilhelmina

Season 1 - Episode 20

Wilhelmina arrives in Misaki and meets up with Shana again. Meanwhile, Margery Daw finally leaves Misaki without saying goodbye to either Eita or Keisaku. Also, Wilhelmina comes to the conclusion that Yuji must be destroyed in order to protect the balance of the world.

star 8.13
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Lost Existence

#21 - Lost Existence

Season 3 - Episode 1

Yuji's existence has disappeared on Christmas Eve after the events of Statue of Pride. Like a disappearance of a torch, all those who aren't engaged in the World of Guze have forgotten him including his closest friends and families. Shana and Kazumi still believe that Yuji exists due to the fact that their letters given to Yuji haven't disappeared. However it is shown that Yuji still exists but makes a contract with a Guze no Tomogara and takes the Serei-dens throne as the new leader of Bal Masque.

star 8.11
18 votes
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A Shattering Wish

#22 - A Shattering Wish

Season 1 - Episode 18

When Yuji doesn't come home after school on the day of the festival, his mother and Shana go to the festival to look for him but before long another Denizen shows itself. Also, Kazumi discovers the truth that Yuji is indeed a Torch.

star 8.08
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The Flickering Flame

#23 - The Flickering Flame

Season 1 - Episode 22

After getting heavily injured, Shana must recover in the care of Wilhelmina. Meanwhile, Hecate begins to synchronize with the Reiji Maigo residing within Yuji.

star 8.07
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To the Palace of Stars

#24 - To the Palace of Stars

Season 3 - Episode 9

As the war continues, Shana fights her way to Nietono no Shana and is finally ready to battle.

star 8.07
14 votes
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The Time for the Second Time

#25 - The Time for the Second Time

Season 2 - Episode 1

Yuji has been put to sleep by a Denizen as he encounters events from the past in a dream. When he realize he was only dreaming, the spell was broken. He awoke to see Shana destroying the Denizen, calling it "weak". However, it was not the true form.

star 8.07
15 votes
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