the anime was a continuation of Shakugan no Shana Second (2007), where Shana and Kazumi were waiting for Yuji to make a selection between them, only to discover that Yuji had disappeared, erasing his existence. only a handful of people can remember he was among them. however, letters that he left behind gave them hope of his continued existence. soon Yuji reappeared in front of them as the leader of the Bal Masqué. left with no choice, Shana was forced to confront Yuji on the battlefield.
for the first half of the anime, it took a slow motion of reintroducing the characters back in the last 2 seasons, including both the good and bad guys. Yuji's transformation, being Shana's strongest enemy was clearly unexpected. after being left hanging at the end of last season: Shakugan no Shana Second (2007), the transformation left us feeling slightly overwhelmed, and not in a good way. it didn't make sense how he could just disappear and became the enemy.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 24
- director: Takashi Watanabe (渡部高志)
- released: 2011
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Supernatural
- Shakugan no Shana (2005)
- Shakugan no Shana Second (2007)
- Shakugan no Shana III (2011)