Shakugan no Shana III (Final) – Episode 7Posted: November 20, 2011
Woah, the picture uploader changed. Hopefully it won’t screw around with the usual formatting and such. If it does, I’ll tweak it around later.
I just finished reading Revan the other day. It was alright, but it was too obvious the point of the book was just to connect the dots of the story for The Old Republic. In that regard, it does a pretty good job, but for people who wanted their questions about Revan answered got kind of hit by the door on the way out. It answers some of the more important questions (what happened when Malak and Revan met the Emperor, where Revan’s mask went, what the rest of the Ebon Hawk crew was up to, etc), but the end was so anticlamctic that the ad at the end for the upcoming game was almost insulting. “Here’s answers to your questions, but here’s some more questions you’ll only find the answer to in the game.”
I dunno. I still enjoyed it, and I’m still gonna enjoy the shit out of the game, but it felt like a bit of a cop-out.
First up was the fight between Hecate and Shana. Though maybe calling it a fight isn’t exactly right. After all, Shana couldn’t really fight back in her current state. Though it was funny that of the three heads (besides Yuuji/Snake of the Festival), Hecate was the one to fight Shana. Usually she’s the docile one.
We also got to see a portion of Yuuji’s/Snake of the Festival’s plan. Looks like the first step is to regain Snake’s old body.
That makes me curious as to how he escaped the Abyss in the first place. That means he either managed to get himself sealed into the Reiji Maigo, or he communicated to Yuuji through the dimensions or something. Perhaps we’ll find out later. After all, they have to return after getting Snake’s body.
Meanwhile, we also had Lamies checking out whatever massive spell or whatever they’re working on. I assume that’s what it is and why they asked him to show up; the dude is a master of Unrestricted Spells.
The whole talk about the “Tyrants” was kind of confusing to keep up with, though I think I get it now. You just have to remember that the “Silver” they interacted with last season wasn’t actually him, since we now know the Silver’s true identity/meaning. I assume that was the “Tyrant” they were referring to. I just don’t remember there being a second one. Unless that’s what they’re building? Maybe it’ll get more of an explanation later on.
We also got to see the return of Khamsin, and with him we got his backstory. I enjoyed it since it brought back up the negatives that come with being/becoming a Flame Haze. This almost seems to be a recurring theme throughout the season. Yuuji/Snake of the Festival has mentioned it more than once.
Khamsin and Yoshida also talked about love and Yuuji and such, but I didn’t care, because fuck Yoshida. I don’t hate her because I think Yuuji and Shana should be together (well… I do, but it’s not a reason why I hate her), I hate her because she’s worthless. She always angsts about how she can’t do anything, and how they’re in a totally different world then her, but then thinks up some retarded logic to keep trying. It’s not the enthusiasm I hate, it’s the blinding stupidity of her sacrificing her normal life and occasionally putting herself in danger to try and be with him. It’s not admirable, it’s retarded. “I’LL SACRIFICE EVERYTHING THAT MEANS TO BE ME TO BE WITH YOU.” It’s fucking Twilight all over again. Except without the whole “male lead is a creepy stalker” deal.
Speaking of creepy stalker, you’re getting a little creepy there, Yuuji. There were two scenes in this episode where you went into total Creeper Mode. At least it was only due to how your face looked. It’s not like you opened the door quietly to get a peek at Shana in her dress/changing into her dress or anything. But still, lay off the creeper faces, dude. Especially considering both of them involved looking RIGHT at the camera/screen/whatever, it even made me a bit uncomfortable.
And speaking of Shana in her dress, it was absolutely fabulous. Lovely, even.
…I don’t really have anything else to say, I just really liked the dress. It was almost as good as that outfit from the parade in the second season. What was she? Dorothy? Little Red Riding Hood? I forget, but that was my absolute favorite dress. This is a close second. Shortly followed by her black cloak and getup from the first few episodes of the first season. Except that’s not a dress. Maybe I should have just said “outfits.”
And how about that ending? Yuuji/Snake of the Festival rallying up that Crimson Denizen/Guze no Tomogara army before going off to find his body was pretty intense. Especially the music. My god was that music sending chills down my spine. I may have another soundtrack that I need to get.
So, it looks like we’ve got ourselves a war about to break loose. Not that it’s surprising, but the season has so far been building up to this. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if the next episode is mild in terms of action and instead mainly focuses on Wilhelmina trying to bust Shana out. Either way, next episode should be pretty damn interesting.
I don’t actually have anything to say about this pic, I just thought Feal would like it, hehe.
So Feal, how about trying to find a nice wallpaper of Shana in her outfit from this episode to put in your post, eh? *Nudge* *nudge*, *wink* *wink*.