Shakugan no Shana S [OVA]
The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype magazine will confirm on Friday that the new Shana anime project which was revealed last month is the Shakugan no Shana S original video anime (OVA) series. Cast members Rie Kugimiya and Satoshi Hino will reprise their roles as Shana and Yuuji, respectively.
Like the previous Shakugan no Shana anime, the new series is based on Yashichiro Takahashi and Noizi Ito’s fantasy light novels. The first volume will ship in Japan on October 23 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The video release will include a tentatively titled “Shakugan no Shanatan” video extra and an audio commentary track, and the first pressing will add a special sleeve illustrated by Ito. [Source]
And I was looking forward to a new season of Shana. ;_; But I guess an OVA series is better than nothing. I believe that there’s currently not enough novel material to make an entire third season – or so I’ve heard – so this is better than nothing. Hopefully this will give more time for the author to finish the series (since I heard the next volume will be the last). It’s an “OVA series”, which could mean more than one episode… but OVA series won’t be that long generally.
Due to the effect of Friagne’s treasure device, the personalities of Shana and Yuuji are swapped. They try to overcome the situation secretly, but…
But what? I wonder if there’s going to be more revealed in this month’s Newtype. Too bad I won’t be getting a copy until around the 28th.