- Directors: Takashi Watanabe
- Format: PAL
- Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 6
- Classification: 15
- Studio: MVM Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 11 April 2011
- Run Time: 575 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B004OQJSGS
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,492 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Shakugan No Shana Collection [DVD]
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All 24 episodes of the anime adventure series. Episodes are: 'The End of Everything, the One Beginning', 'The Lit Flame', 'The Torch and the Flame Haze', 'The Confused Flame Haze', 'Respective Feelings', 'Complication - Invocation - Confrontation', 'The Two Flame Hazes', 'Lovely Goblet', 'The Poolside of Love and Desire', 'Entwined Feelings', 'Yuji, Shana, and Kisses', 'Flowers Bloom in the Cradle', 'The Declaration of War Behind the School Building', 'A Remarkable Person', 'The Day When the Flame Was Born', 'The Flame-Haired Burning-Eyed Hunter', 'Respective Paths', 'The Intricate Yuji', 'Matters That Could Not Be Said', 'The Scarlet Death Struggle', 'Diverging Feelings', 'The Flickering Flame', 'Battle at the Dawn Star Temple' and 'Crimson Thoughts'.
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One day after school, Yuji Sakai is attacked by strange monsters from the Crimson Realm only to be saved by a mysterious girl with eyes and hair of fire. From her, Yuji learns of the Crimson Denizens who feed on the Power of Existence and the Flame Hazes who fight them.
While probably not as good as the original light novels, this first season of the `Shakugan no Shana' anime is good to watch with an interesting plot and some nice action. I did feel that the beginning of the series was rushed and some of the changes made from the original story means that these early episodes loose something in places (although I will admit the extra screen time for the real Yukari Hirai was nice). The animation was generally good and the English dub, while not spectacular, was reasonable.
This first season of the `Shakugan no Shana' anime is well worth a solid four stars and I can only hope that next season and the OVA series (`Shakugan no Shana S') are released in the near future.
At least one influential reviewer couldn't understand why he was so hooked on material that seemed so slight and unoriginal.
When you look at the implications of the story however there is real depth in the way the plot confronts the viewer with the fragility of existence.
If you come to grips with the lyric of the opening song for example it's not only personal death that the sweet voices of the girls are chirping on about but the experience of attrition at every level at which we come to face it in life, from the transience of memory at the most minimal end of the scale to the sense of a dying world at the macrocosmic end.
And it's a sweet song, not a sad one.
This spiritual depth in the treatment of the plot makes for a sense of emotional truthfulness and gives the series a real sense of challenge.
It also saves it from the problems of resolution created by ambitious plotting. You get to the end of so many of the more interesting anime series and the issues raised cannot be resolved without a sense of issues being ducked and questions left in the air.
It's not as though Shana is on the same level as Ghost in the Shell or confronts gritty realities in the manner of Madlax, or takes the kind of risks that Gilgamesh and Ergo Proxy for example take, but it still has a tantalising appeal.
It constantly reminds us that happy endings are not quite going to work when neither of the leading characters really belongs in the land of the living.
The concept story of Shakugan No Shana is one that took me a while to get my head round. The structure behind the story is pretty unique, but it is one that requires you to pay attention to. This collection contains all 24 episodes of the first season of Shana in one boxset. The style and pace of Shana can sometimes be quite erratic with the first two discs (of six) consisting of action and setting up of the story, and then the third volume makes a dramatic U-turn and changes the series into a high school romance and the fourth volume shows a series of multi-episode flashbacks. However, the story is still pretty gripping and the final 2 volumes show more structure with a nice mixture of action, story and romance.Read more ›
Shana, who acts very cocky and demanding in the beginning and has little understanding for the problems of others, gradually develops some sort of affection for her disciple Yuji, permitting us to see more of her softer side as the series progresses. She realizes that when teaming up, she can unleash powers that by far surpass what she was previously able to handle. After some time, she has gained a number of allies ranging from high school students to demon hunters, all of the most peculiar kind and not very easy characters themselves, enabling her to take on the most fearsome triumvirate of the "crimson world" in order to save Yuji.
Despite all this, Yuji's (mostly) normal family and school life appears credible and carefully developed, be it in the gentle wisdom of Yuji's mother who seems to understand Shana better than Shana herself does, or in the psychological implications of a love triangle that is about to unfold at school.
This disc set comes with just the episodes; except the lovely "Naze? Nani? Shana" clips, there is no bonus content.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this dvd is for the younger teenager good story and the picture was good would recommend it to anybody who wanted to watch itPublished on 22 May 2014 by MERC
I'm mega hooked on this anime, its very good, but took away my life for 3 days, as i watched back to back episodes, i just wish they sold the blu rays in the UK rather than US... Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2013 by Laurence
Good anime overall, lots of fighting and enjoyable story, worth watching. One problem i found was the packing that the product comes in is a bit scrappy and doesnt look very... Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2011 by ChrisT
This is only a brief review, as I have already watched the series, which is awesome, but do be careful. Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2010 by ethan46441