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Reviews Comments: Well that was... weird. -.- Shakugan No Shana whole series review by Gborr

So, I have to sum up three full seasons in 400 words, huh? Okay.

The first season was fun. A relatively imaginative Urban Fantasy setting, a nice and memorable main cast, some nice existential pondering and philosophical thoughts every here and there and good action. The series developed the relationship between the the main couple pretty well, and even though the love-triangle often felt unneeded and distracting, at lest it was utilized well in character building. The series also kept a very good continuity, often utilizing the magical items previously gained in appropriate and intelligent ways. However, it had quite a few problems as well, namely the overwhelming amount of specific terminology that could quickly become confusing, the repetitive and somewhat crude comic relief or the monster-of-the-week setup. Overall it was a nice show, nothing spectacular.

The second season was practically more of the same. The character interactions were still good, the fights were still flashy and epic and it had good character development for almost the entire cast. Sadly the season also retained the first one's flaws as well, but they were arguably toned down.

Then comes the third season, which is a confusing mess. It completely throws away the previously established setting and characters in favor of introducing an entire army of nobodies whose entire role is to fight in a literally pointless war, where the "good guys" are fighting the "bad guys" while all the "bad guys" want is to make their own world so that the "good guys" would finally leave them alone and they wouldn't have to fight anymore, and no one realizes this because they are too busy fighting. The entire conflict is just brainless, where characters we don't give a rat's ass about are fighting while the actual main characters are often put on a bus, there are too many plotlines running at once, and it practically ends with the revelation that all those characters died for a small "don't eat humans" clause in the new world, which was achieved by just asking for it very nicely. In short, the third season is just dumb divided into slow scenes contemplating over nothing, and action scenes that achieved nothing. It's worth the watch just to see the series conclude, but oh boy, it is one hell of a mess. -.-


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