SHAKUGAN NO SHANA S
studio : J.C. Staff
director : Takashi Watanabe
serial run : October 23, 2009 - ongoing
total episodes : 4
first thing first, this is merely a first impression post based on the first episode of the ova of which were released just recently; as for the remaining three episodes i shall have them wrapped up as a whole [ series ] by the release of the final [ 4th ] episode later. and yes, it's spoiler ahoy- as usual :3
moving on to the ova- although the second season didn't get to score much with its somewhat rushed and shaky plot [ the first season were much more superior, i agree ], it didn't take long for me, however, to be enjoying this one though. continuing forth from where the battle against hunter [ the doll-loving / hentai crimson denizen, the first arc yo- ] had left, shana and yuuji were on a treasure hunt for any usable hougou left at hunter's former base of operation, and while digging through the huge piles of garbage yuuji somehow came to discover a telescope-ish hougou with which he carelessly points between himself and shana, resulting in a body swap between the two. as both came to their senses, yuuji were uberly shocked to learn that his consciousness is now within shana's lolicious little body while having to endure the usual abusing from shana, definitely for the mess he had caused now. alastor later suggested the two to keep the secret to themselves, and ultimately warns them both not to let wilhelmina especially to came into knowledge over the mishap [ which he fully elaborated on upon shana's insistence at the end of the first episode ].
as for the rest of the story, it is best to watch em by yerself folks *runs* XD
assuming that the first episode took its place somewhen before the second season timeline, the ova [ unsurprisingly ] further confirms shana's deep rooted feelings for yuuji as elaborated later on by alastor based on the successful utilization of the mysterious reshuffle hougou; a pity that yuuji didn't get to hear on this or he'll be dead happy heh-. another nice twist seen in the ova is the moment of distress shown by shana [ in yuuji's body ] which prompted both yuuji and myself to assume that shana's spirit [ whatever ] were being rejected by the reiji maigo within yuuji's body, though it is later revealed that she were having a great stomach upset thanks to the twenty-something ice creams she had prior. lol. gotta blame on alastor's serious 'could it be ?' line as well.
the opening theme [ also by mami kawada ] is pleasantly nice as with her other shana-esque singles but the impact this time around weren't as strong as joint nor hishoku no sora. in spite of that however we get to see a nice twin-tailed loli shana and brief scenes featuring her former home tendou-kyu [ oh teh memories ] within the opening animation. as for the plot / story, well it may not be as dark nor thrilling as the main series yet if you're in for some good roflmaos, or maybe just for some mildly-intimate shana x yuuji moments then i highly approve all ye shana fans to go and have a watch on this one.
p/s : be grateful that you get to have summore URUSAI URUSAI URUSAI goodness :3