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