When he entered high school, Yuji Sakai thought the only things he would have to worry about were passing his exams and
getting a girlfriend. Whe he was unexplicably attacked by a creature, he was saved by a small girl with flaming hair
and burning eyes wielding a big sword. But what really took Yuji off guard was the discovery that he was actually dead,
or to be more technical, a torch, a remnant of the actual Yuji Sakai. And he's not just anay normal torch but a torch
that contains a special power,a power which some would do anything to attend. The girl, named Shana, and Yuji, must
protect Misaki City from the evil Crimson Denizens.
Review: Every once in a while, an anime comes along that has just the right amount of action, comedy, and drama, all in
the right balance. Shakugan no Shana (a.k.a. Shana) does that. Where they really shined was their spectacular
character dynamic, I just loved seeing them interact with one another. The character designs (I think) were just one
notch above average. An average TV watcher might not notice the designs but for one who watched anime for most of his
life, the improvement of the designs over other animes is as clear as day is from night. The dubbed, on the other hand,
they could've spent a little more time on. Shana's dubbed actress seems lower than her character while Yuji's seem just
the opposite, higher when it should be lower. The other character who's voice didn't seem the type was Kazumi, who's
American voice also seemed lower than her Japanese counterpart. But despite all that, the series overall was a real
joy to see.