Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 24 (Finale)

灼眼のシャナⅢ(Final)Episode 24
Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 24

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) - 24As the Flame Haze observe the Tomogara rise up as energy to Xanadu, Kazumi presents the artifact she is carrying to Wilhelmina, stating that Johann’s final message was his request that Wilhelmina care for this new child, whom he named Justus. The object absorbs some of the surrounding energy and becomes a half-Tomogara/half-human child.  Wilhelmina gratefully takes the child as Kazumi explains that Johann knew he was dying and thus he and Pheles used their Power of Existence to create this new being, which Shana notes is what Shaher had proclaimed.

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) - 24Yuuji and Sydonay observe the Tomogara rising, Lamies emerges with what he came for, and a gift for Yuuji — a special Hougu that will activate at the proper time.  He also names Yuuji’s Unrestricted Spell, “Grammatica.”  Lamies disappears and a young girl is there in his place, holding a painting before she too vanishes. Meanwhile, Shana asks Wilhelmina to take Justus to be raised on Xanadu.  Wilhelmina and Tiamat aren’t sure about this, but Chiara and Sāle arrive, having guided Tomogara to Xanadu.  Rebeca also arrives on Tendoukyuu with 1225 Flame Haze, who want to go to Xanadu, their names provided by Sophie, who did so without being caught by her superiors.

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) - 24Rebeca says her goodbyes and leaves in Tendoukyuu for Xanadu, followed by the three Gods of Earth after they say their goodbyes. Chiara and Sāle also say farewell and leave for Xanadu, after which Wilhelmina and Tiamat say their goodbyes a leave.  It is then that Shana, Kazumi, and Margery notice that the damaged Misaki City, still under a Fuzetsu, is being repaired. It is Yuuji, who reveals that he plans to not only restore the city, but also cause those who were forgotten to be remembered.  In addition, he wants to restore YUKARI Hirai, who’s remaining Torch existence is held by Shana.  In doing so, those not involved, such as Yuuji’s parents, Ogata, or Ike, won’t remember Shana.

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) - 24After revealing that Misaki City won’t exist in Xanadu, despite it being a perfect replica of Earth, Yuuji grabs Kazumi, and has Sydonay go on the attack. Sydonay powers up into a massive, armored form, so Margery transforms into a multi-headed werewolf. The two battle, while Yuuji reveals he wants to punish himself for the killing of Flame Haze and humans, after which, he can be with Shana. Shana rejects this and defeats Yuuji.  Meanwhile, after a fierce battle, Margery finally defeats Sydonay, killing him.  Upon his death, he is greeted in the afterlife by a surprised Hecate, but they know that one day, they will be reunited with Bel Peol and the Serpent.

Shakugan no Shana III (Final) - 24While still reluctant and admitting he’ll still do selfish and stupid things, Yuuji accepts Shana’s love and the two kiss.  It is then that Lamies gift activates, restoring Yuuji as a normal human.  Yuuji and Shana go to Xanadu, while Kazumi completes the restoration of Misaki City.  Hirai is restored, and ends up with Ike. Kazumi returns to her life, and Margery Daw continues to live with Sato. Other Flame Haze, such as Sophie, remain on Earth, to guard against the remaining Tomogara. On Xanadu, Wilhelmina raises Justus, with Rebeca along as well.

Thoughts/Review:

I’m not sure if the spinning sensation I’m currently experiencing is my having a bad cold, or this episode. *_*

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I’m still not sure why Yuuji and Shana had to fight, other than Yuuji is the same moron he’s always been from day 1, where he wants to do things his own way.  Whatever. Shana will need to keep punching him in the face whenever Yuuji thinks he needs to say something stupid on Xanadu.

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Which reminds me, why couldn’t Misaki City be duplicated on Xanadu? Was it because Yuuji wanted it properly restored on Earth?  I didn’t get that.

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The old man Torch, Lamies, was actually a girl?  What the…?!  So as a chick Tomogara, her whole reason for being was to get some portrait, using the Power of Existence? To accomplish this, she disguised herself as an old man Torch? Whoa!

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Regarding the Flame Haze, they tried to prevent the creation of Xanadu, then inserted a single law, and now a fair number of them want to live there?  I didn’t understand that.  Why live in a world of Tomogara?  Based on what the three Gods of Earth said, I got the feeling the Flame Haze going over will act like cops or something.

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Well, two aren’t cops — Wilhelmina and Rebeca.  I guess Rebeca helps raise Justus with Wilhelmina.

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Of course, not all the Flame Haze leave, such as Margery Daw.  I guess she returns to a life of hard drinking, only now, she boinks a teenage boy who’s house she lives in.  She’s a Flame Haze and doesn’t age, so what happens to Sato?  I suppose he could get some Hougu artifact to allow him to stop aging, or he could become a Mystes like Johann did.

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While on the subject of Margery, her final fight with Sydonay didn’t do much for me.  OK, they both juiced up to the max and went unleashed, but somehow, I just knew Sydonay was going to die and he did just that. Well, at least he got to be reunited with Hecate in the afterlife for Crimson Lords.  Why they’d be resurrected though, as they imply, I couldn’t say.

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I will say that I did like that Hirai was brought back to life. In the first series, it was her becoming a Torch and then being purged from memory that caused Yuuji to want to change things in the first place. So, despite his being a butt-head, he did get his wish regarding her, even though it meant his own sacrifice, as well as Shana’s (in that they leave Earth for Xanadu).

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Speaking of Yuuji, Lamies gift to him was turning him back into a pure human, rather than a Torch.  However, does he still have the Reiji Maigo within him? It seems that might allow him to become immortal to be with Shana.

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Kazumi gets the short end of the stick though. She loses Yuuji to Shana.  She loses Shana as a friend (presuming they never return to Earth).  She does gain Hirai as a friend again, but Ike apparently hooks up with Hirai. Ogata and Tanaka become a couple.  Sato and Margery are a couple.  Nbh’w is dead.  So where does that leave Kazumi?  Alone again, naturally.

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I’ll save up anything else I’d like to say for my “final thoughts” post in a few days or so.  I’ll need time to digest things and reflect on what I want to say.

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28 Responses to “Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – 24 (Finale)”

  1. Random_Passerby_Number_612 says:

    A few clarifications:
    1) The Trinity have been created by the Snake and are technically part of him. Their reincarnation is possible as long as the God of Creation exists.
    2) Yuuji didn’t go back to being human. Lami modified the spell in his ring, which was originally Friagne’s, the spell that Friagne wanted to use to grant his doll (what was her name? that was so long ago… oh, right, Marianne) a separate existence using City Devourer. So it just stabilized his existence. He is immortal in the unaging sense.
    3) Leanansidhe had been injured in the previous war, IIRC, which is one of the reasons she changed to a “sleep mode”, so to say. And yeah, that portrait was important to her. Too bad that part of the story was cut out. Now we can only hope for the manga to explain things properly.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      >1) The Trinity have been created by the Snake and are technically part of him. Their reincarnation is possible as long as the God of Creation exists.

      Ah. Someone had told me that Bel Peol was supposedly the Serpent’s daughter, but I didn’t know he’d created them all. It reminds me of The Slayers, where all of the mazoku lords were created by Ruby Eye, and the mazoku lords then created generals and priest, and so forth. However, in the end, it all goes back to the top.

      >2) Yuuji didn’t go back to being human. Lami modified the spell in his ring, which was originally Friagne’s, the spell that Friagne wanted to use to grant his doll (what was her name? that was so long ago… oh, right, Marianne) a separate existence using City Devourer. So it just stabilized his existence. He is immortal in the unaging sense.

      Interesting. I didn’t get that from the anime, but I’m guessing this is in the light novels?

      >3) Leanansidhe had been injured in the previous war, IIRC, which is one of the reasons she changed to a “sleep mode”, so to say. And yeah, that portrait was important to her. Too bad that part of the story was cut out. Now we can only hope for the manga to explain things properly.

      The stuff cut is the main problem with this series.

  2. elior says:

    @ASTRONERDBOY yujji is not a human it was transelation he actually became something along the lines of “an individual existence”. So probably the middle ground between a human and a Torch.tell me if it was help you

  3. triniboi89 says:

    ‘So where does that leave Kazumi? Alone again, naturally.’
    just with that alone im happy with this ending lol. still kinda sad she didnt bite the bullet but ill live with this

  4. Aumanor says:

    Misaki wasn’t copied into Xanadu because at the moment of it’s creaction it was disjointed from the world (this distortion was what allowed Xanadu to be created in the first place). And since the new paradise was a copy of the real world, what wasn’t part of the old world couldn’t be copied into the new one.
    About Flame Hazes leaving for Xanadu… well, they’re unaging, practically immortal individuals, who in the past lost or sacrificed all their ties with the lives they had. And their purpose has disappeared with most Tomogara leaving for world where the rules prevent them from being any danger. With rather slim chances to mix into oridinary population, it seems pretty logical for immortal, purposeless beings to go chill to the place where most other immortals went.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      >Misaki wasn’t copied into Xanadu because at the moment of it’s creaction it was disjointed from the world (this distortion was what allowed Xanadu to be created in the first place). And since the new paradise was a copy of the real world, what wasn’t part of the old world couldn’t be copied into the new one.

      Are people copied as well?

      >With rather slim chances to mix into oridinary population, it seems pretty logical for immortal, purposeless beings to go chill to the place where most other immortals went.

      That’s a good explanation. Thanks!

    • Aumanor says:

      >Are people copied as well?

      They obviously are, otherwise the “no consuming people in the new world” rule would be kinda pointless.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      If humans were copied, then that must mean that Flame Haze and Tomogara were copied as well.

      As I saw it, humans might be taken from Earth to Xanadu for whatever purposes, but the Tomogara couldn’t consume them was the only rule.

    • Anonymous says:

      No. Tomogara and Flame Hazes couldnt be copied because they arent part of the World. When humans become Flame Hazes, the Lord they are contracted to consume part of their power of existence, among it the links they have with other people, causing Them to be forgotten, and placing their own power of existence in the contractor. Tomogara are not part of the World in the first case, Witch is why they need to steal it from others.

  5. Anonymous says:

    On the fourth picture, doesn’t the girl on the right look like Hayate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s? They even have the same hairstyle.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sydonay vs Margery was awesome, too bad Sydonay didn’t win because of his personal feelings to be united again with Hecate.

    In any way though, the anime was very interesting and fun, however season 3 beats them all.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      >Sydonay vs Margery was awesome, too bad Sydonay didn’t win because of his personal feelings to be united again with Hecate.

      What that in the light novels? It didn’t come across that way in the anime.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I wish Hecate was partnered to Khamsin 🙁 Both of them are my favorite characters. I like how the story ended, and the comments helped me a lot in understanding what happened. Nice blog… 😀

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well, Hecate is the same thing as Nbh’w, so them partnering up wouldn’t be possible, as I understand it. ^_^;

    • Anonymous says:

      Wait, the fuzetsu was removed during Metamorphosis, Shana, Yuji, and Margery’s battle, right? So, does Ike and those other normal people in Misaki were able to remember they’re fight? They saw it, right??? (=_=’)-> confused

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      That’s a good point. I do believe normal people could see the action at the end. ^_^;

  8. Anonymous says:

    Will there be a continuation(manga or tv series) after the events in shakugan no shana III (Final).?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Kazumi…she probably lives with some guy who walks all over her. But…she will wait for him to love her and her love will be enough etc, etc.

  10. xStarlightEX says:

    I really enjoyed the final of shakugan no shana, I was really happy when hirai san back, she was my favorite character since the begining, and was really sad and in shock when she disappear as she never existed, but now I’m happy with her back, however not happy at all, yeah it’s sad that kazumi-san ended alone, but at least she have her best friend Hirai yukari

  11. Haru says:

    This anime was awesome, but I really hope to see more of yuji and shana together

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I think how this series ended is in step with how the light novels ended. I presume you want to see their life together on the new world, right?

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