That’s right, jump on my bandwagon!

Back in November, I was the only person in the entire universe who thought that Shakugan no Shana II wasn’t a trainwreck.

Long story short, Shana II rocks – don’t drop it.

Fans called me crazy. My girlfriend dumped me. Children threw rocks at me. Well now look how the tides have turned. Everybody and their brother is jumping on the Shana II bandwagon. MY bandwagon. Don’t give me any of that John McCain “We are where we are” bullshit. I was right when you weren’t. That gives me the irrevocable right to rub it in all your faces. Who’s laughing now? I’ll give you a hint:

The only thing I got wrong was thinking the show was based off a video game. Things were so much better when I was ignorant. Ignorance kicks ass. One time I tried thinking during an episode of Shakugan no Shana – big mistake. However, even the mighty power of ignorance has its limits. For example, I tried to like One Piece. I really did, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get past the stockpile of whale shit woven into every episode.

After watching Seirei no Moribito, I’ve come up with a great idea: changing the Official Founding History of Shakugan no Shana. I hereby declare that Shakugan no Shana was based off a video game. From now on, whenever I see the good guys hindered by status effects or enemies dropping conveniently useful items, I’ll rightfully be able to say, “Why don’t more video game adaptations do that?”

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  1. Viktor Berg says:

    I must say, Shakugan no Shana is some nice shit. I watched the first season after reading your review on it, but never got around to watching (read: torrenting) the second season, since it’s split into single episodes, and I am too lazy to set up 26 torrent downloads, and the organize them all in one folder…. ARGH such a pain in the ass!

    Anyway, I look forward to watching Shakugan no Shana 2, and will do so ASAP (when I get free time and faster internets).

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  3. Lelangir says:

    Hmmm, I started the first season a few weeks ago and it was some boring shit. Too much crap to remember. I hate having to memorize a particular jargon for 26 episodes then that never needing it again. In fact it was so hard for me to get past the first few episodes, despite the fan service, and despite Shana herself – all of herself – I just dropped it. Maybe I should start watching it. I wasn’t into that rendition of Satan who looks like Mark Twain wannabe, and his talking soul snatcher doll. Is that thing inanimate? What would you call a person that likes to screw inanimate things? I’m sure Alastor has/is an internal flame-haze-vibrator.

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  5. cronus7 says:

    hey, read your contoversial list of overrated anime post, and I agree 99.9% with what you said; nice to see someone who understands that real music (chet baker, ella fitzgerald, bing crosby etc.)isn’t made with computers, just like how good anime isn’t made with dumbass characters (reference to one piece)

  6. […] bother with all this effort? Because I’m the only one who liked Shana II, or at least the only one who liked it and wasn’t after Shana’s panties. After all the […]

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