The BEST Episodes of Shakugan no Shana

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2019

Network: CTC (JA)

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
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
Eternal Lovers

#3 - 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
The Ones You Must Protect

#4 - 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
Awakening

#5 - 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
The Thing I Couldn't Say

#6 - 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
Madder Red Struggle to the Death

#7 - 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
Complexed Yuuji

#8 - 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
The Man who Returned

#9 - 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
The Prologue of Everything

#10 - 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
Fall Festival Clearly Begins

#11 - 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
Lost Existence

#12 - 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
To the Palace of Stars

#13 - 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
The Time for the Second Time

#14 - 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
Declaration of War Behind the School Building

#15 - 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 8.06
17 votes
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Crimson Thoughts

#16 - 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 8.01
18 votes
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Christmas Eve

#17 - Christmas Eve

Season 2 - Episode 22

Shana and Kazumi decide to write letters to Yuji, professing their feelings toward him through written words. Hecate suddenly appears and removes the Reiji Maigo from Yuji.

star 8.00
12 votes
Eve of Trouble

#18 - Eve of Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 6

School resumes and the class teacher springs a surprise test on the class. Ogata suggests everyone stay at Sato's place for an overnight study session and reluctantly Shana comes as well. Margery Daw ends up giving insightful advice to Ogata and Kazumi on their relationships with those of which they love.

star 8.00
13 votes
Quickening Peril

#19 - Quickening Peril

Season 2 - Episode 23

Yuji's Reiji Maigo had been taken out by Hecate who suddenly unexpected appeared alone. Bal Masqué's secret weapon, Taimei Shihen, finally starts to move.

star 8.00
13 votes
Feelings Heard

#20 - Feelings Heard

Season 3 - Episode 11

Keisaku comes back and awaken Margery and they confess their love to each other at last. She makes him as powerful as herself fearing that he wouldn't survive by her. Meanwhile, at the Serei-den, Shana, Wilhelmina, Khamsin and Rebecca enter the Divine Gate to fight the Trinity and the Snake of the Festival. Outside the Gate, in a blizzard, the war is getting extremely intensive - more and more Tomogara armies are coming but they're loosing against the Flame Hazes. Decarabia comes to the surface and starts a powerful attack but Sophie Sawallisch finds him and kills him, using a large amount of her powers. After a moment of comfort that the most powerful enemy has been destroyed, Sabrac joins the war and the snow from the blizzard turns into Tomogaras.

star 7.93
15 votes
Two People's Promise

#21 - Two People's Promise

Season 2 - Episode 11

The culture festival is approaching, and everyone in school is putting finishing touches in preparation for it. Shana's friendship with Kazumi becomes closer. Wilhelmina returns back with the research on the Reiji Maigo and she meets up with Shana and Yuji to explain its origins. It is revealed to be a treasure created by Pheles to ensure that her lover Johan would not die and stay with her forever. However, the pair was defeated somehow and the Reiji Maigo was lost, later being teleported inside Yuji. Wilhelmina warns Yuji and Shana to be on their guard against the possible return of Pheles to hunt down the Reiji Maigo.

star 7.93
14 votes
Inside the Palm of Their Hands

#22 - Inside the Palm of Their Hands

Season 3 - Episode 6

Keisaku is held hostage by an Outlaw - Widened Eye of Incineration, Emest Flieder, who believes that this way he'll make Wilhelmina join them in battle. His partner, the Scatterer of Sparkling Light, Rebecca Reed, frees Keisaku and sends him back to Margery Daw with Wilhelmina's reports. Rebecca flies to Wilhelmina, who has been her ally for a long time, and Sophie Sawallisch makes Emest the commander of the Tokyo Outlaw Headquarters. Meanwhile, at the Serei-den, Shana wonders why she couldn't do anything against Yuji and why she was so scared when he tried to catch her. She remembers when her trainer, Shiro, told her that one day she will find the greatest power that can bring down anyone and anything and then he asks to her to hold his hand. Shana then remembers how every enemy she fought, held hands with someone and she recognizes the greatest power of love that lies on the palm of Yuji's hand. Suddenly, there's a loud noise and when Shana goes out, she sees dead bodies and above them - the Master Throne, Hecate. She responds that Shana is no longer needed.

star 7.93
14 votes
The Anxious Girls

#23 - The Anxious Girls

Season 2 - Episode 4

Shana and Kazumi grow jealous of Konoe's attachment to Yuji.

star 7.92
13 votes
The Suspicious Transfer Student

#24 - The Suspicious Transfer Student

Season 2 - Episode 3

A student that looks very much like Hecate has transferred into Yuji's class, Konoe Fumina. By using a Tomogara, Shana wants to make sure she if she is Hecate or not.

star 7.86
14 votes
Crossing

#25 - Crossing

Season 3 - Episode 10

Sophie Sawallisch comes to assist with a large army of armed humans. Shana breaks free and after a battle against a Denizen, which ends up with Shana furiously killing it, she comes to self-awareness as the ultimate combination of the Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter - the Flame Haze, and Shana - the human she became after meeting Yuji.

star 7.86
14 votes