Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – Episode 5 & Episode 6Posted: November 14, 2011
No point beating around the bush, lets get started. I have a homework assignment I completely forgot about to do real fast after this.
I guess it’s actually a good thing it got to the point that I needed to cover these two episodes at once, considering they were pretty low-key episodes. There was obviously some important stuff in each that’s helping to build towards the big bad finale, but it’s not as blatant about it as episode 4 was.
The important event for episode 5 was Bal Masque organizing a meeting for their battle plans and such. No consensus was reached (I believe), but at least we know they’re planning for the big fight and such.
That fish thing showed up at the meeting, too. Seeing as how he gets a nice chunk of the screen for himself in the OP compared to the other Crimson Denizens/Guze no Tomogara, he’ll probably serve a more important role later on.
Though speaking of notable characters showing up, Lamies (I have no idea why Eclipse insist that it’s Ramies; the Japanese may have trouble with their “r”s, but not this badly) also decided to appear. Seeing as how he’s on Yuuji’s side for this war, that says quite a bit. He’s been shown to be a very wise person, so Yuuji must be doing something right.
There was also the
rape struggle scene between Yuuji and Shana. I’m still not entirely sure on the reason why Yuuji reacted the way he did, though I see there’s two possibilities: either he was surprised/upset because Shana has never pulled away or been afraid of him before (remember, he’s expecting her to side with him on this whole war deal); or it was due to something Yuuji mentioned himself, that Shana seemed out of character since she’s never backed down from an enemy before.
Episode 6 was really just about Keisaku
chilling getting captured at Outlaw’s Tokyo branch. Eventually he escapes with the help of a lovely Flame Haze that we’ve seen in both the OP and ED… whose name I forget and am too lazy to look up. For some reason Rebecca comes to mind, but that’d be an odd name for someone at the branch in Tokyo.
It ends with them leaving the place together, with her going to Wilhelmina and Keisaku heading to Margery. Wilhelmina is also preparing to go rescue Shana, so something tells me the episodes are about to get pretty explosive.
Oh and there was a ridiculously long scene of Shana giving a monologue while taking a bath and standing out of it, naked. Can this be the last bit of fanservice, please? It seemed way too forced. I know I think at my best while taking a shower, too, but this went on for way too long.
Anyways, that was a quick wrap-up of the last two episodes. Now we just have to wait eagerly to see what Hecate wants with Shana…