Shakugan no Shana is a Japanese light novel series written by Yashichiro Takahashi with accompanying illustrations drawn by Noizi Ito. The series follows Yuji Sakai, an ordinary Japanese high school boy who inadvertently becomes involved in a perpetual war between forces of balance and imbalance in existence. In the process, he befriends the title character: a fighter for the balancing force, whom he takes to calling 'Shana'. The series covered 25 novels published between November 9, 2002 and October 10, 2011 under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint. A final volume of Shakugan no Shana will be released. Viz Media once published the first two volumes in English, although the rights to the series have been dropped, thus leaving them out of print.
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