The BEST Episodes of Shakugan no Shana

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

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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.

Crimson Thoughts

#1 - Crimson Thoughts

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 22, 2006

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 9.08
125 votes
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Combined Strength

#2 - Combined Strength

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 7, 2008

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 8.96
91 votes
Convergence, Then a Hint

#3 - Convergence, Then a Hint

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 11, 2008

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 8.94
93 votes
The Thing I Couldn't Say

#4 - The Thing I Couldn't Say

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 22, 2008

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 8.92
90 votes
Eternal Lovers

#5 - Eternal Lovers

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 18, 2008

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 8.91
94 votes
The Ones You Must Protect

#6 - The Ones You Must Protect

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 28, 2008

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 8.91
94 votes
Awakening

#7 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 25, 2008

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 8.91
92 votes
Madder Red Struggle to the Death

#8 - Madder Red Struggle to the Death

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 29, 2008

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 8.91
91 votes
Complexed Yuuji

#9 - Complexed Yuuji

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 15, 2008

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 8.89
91 votes
The Man who Returned

#10 - The Man who Returned

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2007

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 8.88
92 votes
The Prologue of Everything

#11 - The Prologue of Everything

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 2007

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

star 8.87
93 votes
Christmas Eve

#12 - Christmas Eve

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 14, 2008

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 8.87
91 votes
Fall Festival Clearly Begins

#13 - Fall Festival Clearly Begins

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 2007

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 8.86
94 votes
Eve of Trouble

#14 - Eve of Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2007

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 8.86
92 votes
Quickening Peril

#15 - Quickening Peril

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 21, 2008

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 8.86
92 votes
The Anxious Girls

#16 - The Anxious Girls

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 2007

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

star 8.85
92 votes
Two People's Promise

#17 - Two People's Promise

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2007

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 8.84
93 votes
Each and Every Person's Path

#18 - Each and Every Person's Path

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 8, 2008

Tanaka still suffers because of Margery's attack where she nearly killed Ogata. Because of this, Tanaka leaves Margery and Satou to live normally again. Yuji is slowly improving in fighting with a sword by training with Shana. The Tomogara are now attacking outposts of Outlaw to hinder Flame Hazes getting new information.

star 8.84
91 votes
Lost Existence

#19 - Lost Existence

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 8, 2011

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 8.83
96 votes
Family Dining

#20 - Family Dining

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 2, 2007

Shana and Kazumi continue brooding over Konoe and Yuji's growing relationship; Wilhelmina starts taking parenting advice from Yuji's mother and tried to cook a home-made meal for Shana.

star 8.83
93 votes
Everlasting Love

#21 - Everlasting Love

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 1, 2008

The festival ends without any more disruptions, and it seems that everybody forgot about Konoe. Before Pheles left, she gave Yoshida a secret Hōgu. She wants Yoshida to use this cross shaped Hōgu when something strange is happening to Yuji. It will summon Pheles, but to do so, the human who uses it will disappear due the limited power of existence. Yuji requested to get the sword Blutsauger as a weapon to fight.

star 8.83
92 votes
Ike Hayato : Day of Glory

#22 - Ike Hayato : Day of Glory

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2007

Ike suggested to visit the amusement park as a welcome for Konoe, but the carefully planned outting turns out all wrong when he miscalculated certain events. His underlying plan of impressing Kazumi was believed to be ruined initially, but he resorted to asking Kazumi to ride the Ferris wheel with him, which he was confident he would not get sick in. But mid way through the ride, he got sick. The ending dedicates Konoe thanking Ike for the outting. With Kazumi giving a smile to Ike, he ends off his unlucky day.

star 8.82
91 votes
The Milestone of Sorrow

#23 - The Milestone of Sorrow

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2007

Yuji is training with Shana in order to learn how to cast a Fuzetsu. The story shifts back to Margery's past, where she approaches to take down the two Tomogara, one of which called Anabel lures her into a trap where the stronger Tomogara manages to inflict a fatal wound on her. Just as they are about to kill Margery, Yuri comes to attack, managing to save Margery. However, Yuri becomes fatally wounded and dies in battle, ending it in a draw. The story shifts back to Yuji's training where he succeeds in casting a Fuzetsu, however, the flame of the Fuzetsu is silver. Shana and Alastor are surprised when they see the flame. Coincidentally, Margery's long hated enemy also had a silver flame.

star 8.81
94 votes
Declaration of War Behind the School Building

#24 - Declaration of War Behind the School Building

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 2006

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 8.81
98 votes
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The Magnificent Goblet

#25 - The Magnificent Goblet

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2005

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 8.73
99 votes
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