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Anime & Manga Japan / Shakugan no Shana (灼眼のシャナ, lit. Burning-Eyed Shana)

Shakugan no Shana opening theme(FULL)

Shakugan no Shana (灼眼のシャナ, lit. Burning-Eyed Shana), also known simply as Shana, is a Japanese light novel series written by Yashichiro Takahashi, with illustrations by Noizi Ito. ASCII Media Works published 25 novels from November 2002 to October 2011 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. The story focuses on Yuji Sakai, a high school boy who inadvertently becomes involved in an age-old conflict between forces of balance and imbalance in existence. In the process, he befriends a fighter for the balancing force and names her "Shana". The series incorporates fantasy and slice of life elements into its tale.

Viz Media licensed the novels and the first manga series for release in North America, but stopped publishing both prematurely. Additionally, Geneon licensed the first anime TV series in North America, but after Geneon withdrew from the North American market, Funimation took up the distribution rights for the first season, and later licensed the second and third seasons, the film, and the OVA series.

Shakugan no Shana details an age-old conflict between those who inhabit the Crimson Realm (紅世 / Guze), a parallel universe to the human world. The Crimson Realm is populated by Crimson Denizens (紅世の徒 / Guze no Tomogara) who are able to manipulate Power of Existence (存在の力 / Sonzai no Chikara), a fundamental power within any biological entity and functions as "fuel" for one's existence. Denizens whose power stands out among their peers are known as Lords of the Crimson Realm (紅世の王 / Guze no O), and Lords that are even more powerful are known as Gods (神 / Kami). Denizens who do not care about the balance between the Crimson Realm and the human world collect Power of Existence from humans to use for their own purposes.

Some Lords contract with humans to become a Flame Haze (フレイムヘイズ / Fureimu Heizu), whose duty is to maintain the two world's balance by destroying any Denizens disrupting it. Denizens and Flame Haze fight with the use of powerful magic spells called Powers of Unrestraint (自在法 / Jizaiho), also known as Unrestricted Spells or Unrestricted Methods. One such spell is the Seal (封絶 / Fuzetsu), which creates a space where the Crimson Realm and the human world intermingle and time stops. ...

By AS on May 17, 2012
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