Shakugan no Shana (灼眼のシャナ?, lit. Burning-Eyed Shana), also known simply as Shana directed by Takashi Watanabe, was aired in Japan between October 6, 2005 and March 23, 2006 containing twenty-four episodes. The anime was produced by the Japanese animation studio J.C.Staff.
(Source - Wiki)
List of Characters
Plot Summary: Sakai Yuuji, a high school student who expected his normal life to last forever, is dead. When he was on his way home he witnessed a shocking view as the world suddenly froze: people were engulfed by blue flames and a monster resembling a large doll swallowed them. Just as the monster prepared to consume Yuuji, a sword-wielding girl in black attire with flaming red eyes and hair that burns like embers saved him from the monster. The girl called herself a "Flame Haze" who hunts the "Guze no Tomogara", creatures from another world. As Yuuji noticed a blue flame in his chest, she called him a "Torch", a temporary replacement, saying that the "real" Yuuji's existence had already ended. Unfazed, Yuuji befriended the strange girl, named her "Shana", and joined her fight against Tomogara and other Flame Hazes.
Genres: action, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, supernatural
Themes: developing powers, superpowers
Age Rating: Older Teen
(Source - ANN)
i first found shana in hmv one time when browsing for naruto anime and found the first volume. i didnt by it but evntually i wanted something new after getting the new computer so after seeing the first 2 vols of the manga in a shop i go to regularly i decided to check out the anime by using veoh and reveiws of play.com. i love the series.