It’s not what I was hoping in the sense of a new TV series, but we are getting some more Shakugan no Shana. This time they’re releasing it as an OVA series of a yet unannounced length called Shakugan no Shana S (gotta love adding random letters to the end of the series name). The first volume, which I presume will include only the first episode as that’s how things tend to work in Japan, is set for release October 23rd. I will, of course, be blogging this OVA.
Speaking of Shana, still no word on whether the second season or (less likely) the movie has been licensed. The most likely suspect for licensing either would probably be Funimation, and they have said that they have more announcements over the summer, so one can only hope.
Some more information about Shakugan no Shana S:
Nakayama says that he is aiming for the finale of the storyline, but before the staffers can do the third series, they must delve into the background of the characters and their deep relationships.
OK, maybe this is just me, but…what? Does this mean this is going to be some sort of prequel? Some sort of “not central to the storyline but has character development” episodes or what? I mean, isn’t “[delving] into the background of the characters and their deep relationships” kind of what series do in their episodes? Why can’t they address in a third TV series which, thankfully, it looks like they are intending to produce. I just don’t get why this OVA is necessary based on this description.