Shakugan no Shana III – Episode 8

Khamsin joins Wilhelmina and Rebecca in their quest to free Shana from the Palace of the Stars. But first, Wilhelmina returns to the now submerged Tendo-kyu and, with Shiro’s help, gets it to fly again. The Bal Masqué’s forces launch their attacks against the Flame Hazes, with Tokyo being their primary target, while Yuji and the trinity enter the Eternal Abyss. In Zurich, Sophie runs into one of the Four Gods of the Earth, who says he’s there as an observer while the Four Gods decide whether to stay neutral. Meanwhile, Khamsin and Rebecca begin their assault on the Palace of the Stars.

I'm not sure no one would ever notice this

I'm not sure no one would ever notice this

So the shit starts really going down as the Bal Masqué’s starts their attack that’s a part of the 2nd phase, while Wilhelmina begins her plan to rescue Shana. Knowing past Shana battles, this could last for 2 or 3 episodes more before it’s completed, perhaps up until the midway point and the end of the fall season. Meanwhile, we haven’t really seen anything from Satou or Margery since Satou was released from Outlaw.

It’s kinda interesting to see both sides use unrestricted methods and the like in replacement for technology to monitor the battle and communicate. It’s kinda like a modern command center except…run by magic.

I still don’t know what to think of this series yet. I mean, it’s good, but while the last two seasons were more personal and smaller scale, this one is pretty much literally on a global scale, and even beyond. They have to pay attention to more than Yuji and Shana and others, and while they certainly get a lot of attention, they don’t get quite as much. I guess I’ll just have to see how things progress before getting a full feeling for this show.