The WORST Episodes of Shakugan no Shana

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2022

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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.

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Flowers Bloom in the Cradle

#1 - Flowers Bloom in the Cradle

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 2005

After seeing Yuuji and Shana together at the river one night, her feelings for Yuuji are hitting the breaking point until she finally confronts Yuuji about it. Suddenly, the two sibling Denizen show themselves and Shana rushes into battle.

star 7.95
101 votes
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The End to Everything, the One Beginning

#2 - The End to Everything, the One Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2005

It was a normal day of the life of Sakai Yuuji. When all of the sudden his life changed. When a Monster called "Tomogara" attack him and everyone around him. He was they confused and shocked because everyone around him was turned into a blue flame and being consumed by the monster. Yuuji's life was then saved by a girl in a black coat, with Burning Eyes (Also Known as Shakugan) and a flaming red hair holding a long sword. Due to the confusion and chaotic mess, yuuji got into. He follows the girl with flaming red hair and finds out the truth about everything around him.

star 8.13
178 votes
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Opening from the Ending

#3 - Opening from the Ending

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 23, 2012

Johann and Pheles give up their existence to give way to a new form of life, they son, Justus. Many Flame Hazes also leave for the new world. Yuji intends to reverse all the damage the Denizens caused to Misaki City, including the return of Hirai, effectively undoing all the relationships that Shana has built with everyone.

star 8.19
70 votes
Within the Battle

#4 - Within the Battle

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 15, 2006

The Seeking Research Denizen has already started his plan to open up a gate to another dimension and now all three Flame Haze must work together to defeat him.

star 8.19
126 votes
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Door to the Past

#5 - Door to the Past

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

The episode starts off with Yuji being trained by Shana and Wilhelmina. Yuji managed to somehow defeat a Rinne that Wilhelmina summoned. In the background, Sato, one of Margery Daw's guides was silently observing, after which Sato returns and tried to plead with Margery Daw to be requested to be trained. However Margery Daw declines and subsequently tells Sato and Tanaka about her past. In her past, there appears a boy as a flame haze and the story subsequently plot around the boy and Margery Daw. The Boy is revealed to be named Yuri Chvojka.

star 8.23
97 votes
Shattered Wish

#6 - Shattered Wish

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 8, 2006

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 8.23
127 votes
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The Captive Flame Haze

#7 - The Captive Flame Haze

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2011

Shana is kept captive. Later on, she learns that Alastor has joined Yuji. Meanwhile, in our world, Margery is in a coma and Eita can't wake her up, unless Keisaku comes back. Outlaw doesn't give any information or help to neither Eita about Keisaku or Wilhelmina about Shana. Shana seems to be erased from everyone's memories and Wilhelmina refuses to help the Outlaw in the war until she finds Shana and that's why they won't help her either. Meanwhile, Lamies meets Shana again and the other three masters of Bal Masque seem to have a secret plan.

star 8.26
68 votes
What the Wind Calls

#8 - What the Wind Calls

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 18, 2012

Kazumi activated the Giralda and Pheles emerges in the amber wind

star 8.27
70 votes
Declaration of the Grand Order

#9 - Declaration of the Grand Order

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 14, 2012

The Flame Haze army retreats as the Snake of the Festival destroys their morale. He announces his plan to create a new world, a complete copy of ours, to be a paradise for Tomogara and with Power of Existence flowing everywhere. Thus, all Tomogara would leave the world and the Flame Hazes would stop fighting agaist them. After that, panic and chaos reigns among the Flame Hazes, who now don't have a purpose and the Tomogara attack them.

star 8.29
69 votes
Dream of the Stranger

#10 - Dream of the Stranger

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 10, 2012

Shana sends Carmel to protect the Engaged Link. Shana and Marjery continue to fight Yuji and Sydonay. Sale takes out the Researcher at the last second. Khamsin falls. It is revealed that Shana's plan was to trap the Grand Order by sabotaging Bel Peol's backup plan, thus thwarting her strategy.

star 8.29
68 votes
One Reason

#11 - One Reason

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 3, 2012

Shana reveals her plan: not to stop Yuji's goal to create a new world, but to alter the Denizens' ability to consume humans in it.

star 8.30
67 votes
To Battle, Once More

#12 - To Battle, Once More

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 28, 2012

The few surviving Flame Hazes decides whether to continue the fight or not. Sakai Yuji said that the Seirei-Den will head to Northwest, towards Misaki City where he will start the creation of Xanadu.

star 8.30
69 votes
For Whose Sake?

#13 - For Whose Sake?

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 4, 2012

Shana makes it to New York, and meets up with the rest of the gods of Earth. They agree to help Shana fight, and she then explains the plan to them. Yuji visited Misaki City and found Kazumi Yoshida and Eita Tanaka. He came back to convince Yoshida to join him in building the new universe. While Yoshida, Tanaka and Yuji walk around town, Yuji explains his what he intendes to do. After a while of explaining, Yoshida finally agrees to help him.

star 8.31
68 votes
The War Begins

#14 - The War Begins

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2011

As the war begins all over the world, Yuji, the Trinity and other Denizens are on the path to Snake of Festival's self. All Flame Hazes prepare themselves for the war, Carmel goes into the sea to the fallen kingdom and requests the help of Shiro. Khamsin and Rebecca infiltrate the Serei-den and start attacking and destroying everything. Meanwhile, Shana is alone and with no powers, when she notices what's going on and then she takes the swords in her room in preparation to fight.

star 8.31
67 votes
The Egg of the World

#15 - The Egg of the World

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 25, 2012

Marjery helps Carmel in her struggle to understand her new purpose. Shana continues her struggle with Yuji. Bel Peol tries to figure out Shana's plan as the tower is sabotaged from within. Shana attacks Yuji before he can master his unrestricted spell.

star 8.31
67 votes
To Embark Upon a Journey

#16 - To Embark Upon a Journey

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2011

Yuji returns to Misaki City. Satou, who found that a Denizen is at the city, warns Tanaka. He decides to get to the Haridan where he meets Yoshida, who also decided to go there after being warned by Shana. Yuji walks around the city, while reminiscing about all events that he took part since he found out he was not human anymore. He climbs the top of Misaki Bridge where he and Shana finally meet again.

star 8.31
70 votes
Yuji, Shana, and Kisses

#17 - Yuji, Shana, and Kisses

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2005

Shana's feelings towards Yuuji are growing stronger and now Shana asks Yuuji's mother for advice about the meaning of a kiss. Also, two more Denizen are on a search for Shana.

star 8.32
131 votes
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The Flaming-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter

#18 - The Flaming-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 25, 2006

Now that she's become a Flame Haze, Shana must defeat Tenmoku Ikko and take his sword - Nietono no Shana.

star 8.33
126 votes
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The Day the Flame was Born

#19 - The Day the Flame was Born

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 18, 2006

With Tendo-kyu, the castle Alastor and Shana resided in, destroyed, the time has now come for Shana to finally become the Flame-Haired Scorching-Eyed Slayer. However, she must first enlist the help of Tenmoku Ikko, a very powerful Mystes.

star 8.34
123 votes
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That Which Comes

#20 - That Which Comes

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2011

Shana receives a response letter from Sophie Sawallisch about her report. Her words have made Shana felt uneasy and questions herself. She was able to figure it out during her training. Meanwhile Yuji officially arises as the new commander of Bal Masque, as Bel Peol announces their ambitions to all Guze no Tomogara that are present in Serei-den. Keisaku receives a spell from Margery that allows him to sense a nearby Tomogara as he heads off to Outlaw's Tokyo Headquarters. On the train, he senses one but it appears to be in a train in the opposite direction. The other train arrives in Misaki City with Yuji getting off it.

star 8.34
70 votes
The Divine Gate

#21 - The Divine Gate

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2011

Hecate feels that Shana is a threat to them and should be killed and proceeds to attack her, but Yuji comes and saves her. Meanwhile, Kazumi meets Khamsin and asks him about the meaning behind the Treasure that Pheles gave her, since her feelings towards Yuji are changed after he rejected her. Back at the Serei-den, Yuji opens the Divine Gate, through which he intends to go and bring back the Snake of the Festival's true body and change the world. He then takes Shana and the Trinity with him to announce his plans to all Denizens as they prepare for the war. Then he, along with Bel Peol, Sydonay and Hecate, go through the gate.

star 8.34
70 votes
Reunions and Chance Meetings

#22 - Reunions and Chance Meetings

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2011

Yuji and Shana finally meet as Margery and Wilhelmina come to see what is happening. Yuji reveals that he is indeed himself but also The Snake of Festival and that he has come to save Shana from her inevitable fate as a Flame Haze—to fight against Denizens until she burns out. Shana does not believe him and the three Flame Hazes fight with Yuji. He traps Wilhelmina and Margery in a ball of silver. Yuji explains to Margery that the Silver is a projection of her emotions. He is a mirror of her hate towards everyone who abused her and has done the things Margery secretly wanted to do to them on her behalf. She has a mental breakdown and starts hysterically crying. Meanwhile, Yuji is chasing Shana and they fight. In the end, he captures her and goes to the Haridan with Shana unconscious in his arms. He takes the Haridan and claims it is his property. Yuji reveals to Yoshida, after she asks him, that he returned her letter back to let her know he chose Shana. She then falls on her knees in shock. Yuji flies to the Serei-den with Shana in his arms.

star 8.36
70 votes
The Suspicious Transfer Student

#23 - The Suspicious Transfer Student

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2007

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 8.36
148 votes
Maelstrom of Conflict

#24 - Maelstrom of Conflict

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 11, 2012

Kazumi was taken by Yuji in Sereiden and Hecate was sacrificed to the Snake of the Festival and now Shana and Yuji locked in their own confrontation

star 8.36
67 votes
Dream of the God

#25 - Dream of the God

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 17, 2012

Yuji reveals that the tower was a fake. The God of Creation uses the Reiji Meigo to enact his plan at midnight. The God of Guidance is summoned, forcing everyone to listen to her words. The God of Creation initiates the Grand Order to open the gateway to Xanadu, and the Denizens begin to depart for it.

star 8.36
67 votes
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