News Funimation, Niconico Start Streaming Shana III
posted on 2011-11-04 23:42 EDT
The North American anime distributor Funimation and the streaming service Niconico.com announced on Friday that both would begin streaming the first four episodes of Shakugan no Shana III (Final) that same day. Funimation and Niconico announced at New York Comic Con earlier this month that they would stream the series as it aired in Japan.
Like the two previous Shakugan no Shana television series, Shakugan no Shana III (Final) adapts Yashichiro Takahashi's light novels which just ended with the 22nd volume last month. The title character Shana and Kazumi wait for Yuji only to discover that he has disappeared without a trace. As everyone searches for answers as to Yuji's whereabouts, he reappears in front of them as the leader of Bal Masqué. Now Shana must confront her most unlikely adversary on the battlefield. The anime already premiered in Japan on October 7.