Shakugan no Shana III (Final) Episode 2 – Explain Yourself
Ugh, my Lord, what the hell is going on here, could you possibly spew more random things that make absolutely no sense at me? I kind of forgot how hard these shows are to follow, because of their big-ass lore. Seriously, go look at Shakuga no Shana’s character page on Wikipedia, it’s insanely huge. This episode skips back and forth between a few different things, but really, the one anyone really cares about was Evil Yuji. And it turns out that, unfortunately, Yuji is still not an interesting character, because it’s not even really him who left the city, but the leader of Bal Masque, the thing that was inside him during the second season. So this thing has taken of Yuji’s body and, along with Hectate and Bel Peol, returned to his minions to destroy the world, or whatever.
Come on, I really wanted Yuji to be doing something based on his own decisions. He’s already uninteresting enough, do you really need to make him halfway removed from the show? It seems kind of odd to reveal something so important this early in the show; it doesn’t leave any of the mystery of why he would do what he did, or the reasons for his actions.
The rest of the stuff in this episode was pretty unimportant. Uber Heracross argued with a child White Mage and a hairy Crow-man about ranks and more stuff that I don’t know about. Shana’s is still sitting at home twiddling her thumbs and baaaawing about how Yuji is gone, and Satou leaves to go work for Outlaw. Oh, and Normal Yuji with Normal Yuji hair is somehow back in the city. So I gues whatever is possessing him change his appearance to look like he used to. But then, is it Evil or Normal Yuji? I don’t know, but this show better calm down with the lore for a few seconds to explain just what in the world is going on.