Was this anime the SAO of the mid 2000s?
>popular artist sings the op
>premise hooked people in
>crappier as it went on
Those would be common anime tropes
Same thing just not as common obviously
>Premise hooked people
That's what a lot of series do every season
Like Boku Dake
>Crappier as it went on
Nope, SAO was shit from Episode 1
S3 was shit. Lots of people dropped it.
Not the same demographic and genre. Haruhi trumped all the school anime in 2006, Shana's rival was Louise and Saito. ZnT and SnS had a good rivalry going for a time.
No, SAO has sustained a more consistent quality and tone whereas Shana went full fucking retard in the final season, probably because the production was cheaper.
Not to mention, SAO is a more strict battle shounen whereas Shana had significant SoL elements for a long time. Actually, they're not very alike at all.
The animu skipped all of MC's inner conversations with Aizen during the course of events which explained why he joined the badguys and fought against the Flame Haze. It didn't help half of s2 was SoL filler.
anyway Yuuji Snake was gonna make everything daijoubou by creating an alternate dimension for the hollows to live in where they wouldn't constantly be attacking humanity, but the Flame Haze were defined BY the grudges most of them held so they wouldn't accept the coexistence solution.
>but the Flame Haze were defined BY the grudges most of them held so they wouldn't accept the coexistence solution.
Wasn't there also a possibility that Yuuji's plan would backfire dramatically and the Flame Hazes simply didn't want to take the risk?
there was also a small possibility the large hardon collider could've created a black hole that would swallow the earth, but did that stop SCIENCE? Nay! PROGRESS requires GUTS and VISION and maybe a little INFINITE SPIRAL ENERGY doesn't hurt
But S3 was the best season iirc. Been a while since I watched it, so I might be switching S3 and S1, but S3 was, at the very least, nowhere near as awful as S2.
S3 > S1 > suicide >>>>>>>>>>>>>> S2
Most of it was anime original. Especially those Hecate who go to their school. Just what you expect from JC Staff in their worst time.
Shana is my waifu.
No, but it definitely had some of the best OPs and EDs in anime history.
>popular artist sings the op
She wasn't really that popular until she did Hishoku no Sora, though.
shana-tan is the best thing that came out of that show
Shana holds a special place in my heart for being the anime that stopped me from watching dubs and also being something I liked when I actually watched anime and didnt just shitpost about how everything is shit.
Shakugan no Shana was great. When I saw they were actually going to animate the ending I was very pleased that I'd actually be able to see it. I didn't think there was any hope of the LNs being translated and assumed I'd be in eternal cliffhanger. I liked how Yuuji didn't blindly follow the "good" and thought about things himself. The man set out his goal, switched sides, worked towards it, accomplished it, and prepared to accept his punishment for his selfishness. The only reason there was a happy ending at all was because Shana was like WE HAPPY END NOW YUUJI
I mean it was a bit rushed, but at least I got to see it. I'd still really like to read the whole LN series someday.
>Nigger, what the fuck are you on?