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Old 2008-12-19, 12:58   Link #81
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im bumping this question again

does anyone know what is this? the isbn is 9781435224070
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Old 2008-12-19, 13:07   Link #82
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infact, does anyone have the isbn for the artbooks....
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Old 2008-12-20, 08:05   Link #83
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im bumping this question again

does anyone know what is this? the isbn is 9781435224070
It's Viz's english translation of the first light novel of Shakugan no Shana. They only released two and then ended up scrapping the project.
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Old 2008-12-23, 01:06   Link #84
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Unfortunately, the only stuff worth getting is Japanese language required. Everything that comes overseas is not worth it. But if they translate the light novel series, people will enjoy that alot though most light novel books are about 250+ pages each and there are 16 or so volumes.
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Old 2008-12-29, 17:32   Link #85
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infact, does anyone have the isbn for the artbooks....
Amazon.co.jp is your friend.

Guren:
*ISBN-10: 4840228981
*ISBN-13: 978-4840228985

Kaen:
*ISBN-10: 4840239878
*ISBN-13: 978-4840239875
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Old 2009-01-20, 01:43   Link #86
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Another batch from Japan received today.

Shana merchandise (I'm a little surprised at how big the FineScenery figure of Shana is - the one in the middle)


Time for an update on my Shana collection for the new year. Most of these merchandise I got from Yahoo Japan Auctions while some come from CDJapan and some from local anime shops in my area.

DVD's

Figurines

CD Singles of Opening/Ending Themes and Insert songs

Soundtracks and Assorted Albums

Special Drama CD's

Lineart book collection (only sold at Comiket)

Artbooks and visual books

Mug collection

Random Shana stuff

Shanatan "uruchai" fan

Wallscrolls

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Old 2009-01-23, 13:25   Link #87
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darktruth hi there
i love all yr merchadise la
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Old 2009-01-25, 23:37   Link #88
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lol, i cannot imagine how much just that pile of stuff is worth.... hahaha
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Old 2009-01-27, 05:06   Link #89
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Musashi Nietono no Shana

Heck I didn't even know it existed until I saw the link.

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Old 2009-01-27, 19:50   Link #90
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Musashi Nietono no Shana

Heck I didn't even know it existed until I saw the link.
That is awesome/ridiculous!

What's crazier is that it's not just a display sword. Though one of the reviews says it's unbalanced. *knows nothing about real swordsmanship*
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Old 2009-01-28, 05:08   Link #91
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That is awesome/ridiculous!

What's crazier is that it's not just a display sword. Though one of the reviews says it's unbalanced. *knows nothing about real swordsmanship*
You know.....if I ever go settle in a country which permits such stuff, buying that would be one of my first acts.
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Old 2009-02-02, 03:12   Link #92
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@darktruth

*picks jaw up off of floor*

That is one hardcore Shana collection.

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What's crazier is that it's not just a display sword. Though one of the reviews says it's unbalanced. *knows nothing about real swordsmanship*
It's a cheap, mass produced sword that they stuck a Shana-like tsuba (hand guard) on.

Have a look at this post for a little insight into "real" swords.
http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...60&postcount=7

The thing is, due to animation and artwork being distributed among different artists, the tsuba on Nietono no Shana is often drawn in different ways. So, only the basic shape and design can be taken from that. Here's a couple of examples.



Also, the kashira (buttcap on the end of the handle) is usually drawn on Shana's sword as being gold/brass in color, and it's fairly long compared to what you see on most actual katanas. The one on that "replica" does not match hers.

Who's to say what the real, official Nietono no Shana looks like? Even in the Noizi Ito artbooks there are variations, although she usually has the tsuba as being plain... just the four lobe pattern with no design on it.

[edit]- I just remembered, I made a scan of Shana's sword from the manga. That's probably the most authoritative source.
Spoiler for Nietono no Shana Tsuba:
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Old 2009-02-02, 09:22   Link #93
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Nietono no Shana is more of a nodachi, what with the blade being taller than Shana herself and all.
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Old 2009-02-02, 14:25   Link #94
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Nietono no Shana is more of a nodachi, what with the blade being taller than Shana herself and all.
Not quite.



Shana is a runt. A very cute runt, but a runt none the less. It would be impractical for her to carry anything larger than a katana, but it makes for "coolness" to think of it as something bigger.

Small, sassy, cute girl + big ass sword = great fun for everyone.

I just checked and Alastor calls it an "odachi" in the anime, which apparently is translated "longsword." It also carries the connotations of being ceremonial or sacred. From what I've read, odachi were used for field battle and things like taking down cavalry. They weren't exactly ideal for close quarter combat.

But that's another thing where the art/anime mediums suffer/allow for variations. The shape, size and proportions of Shana's sword changes to fit the scene or add dramatic impact.



Move the tip of the blade in that image up to the heel of her outstretched leg and it would be as tall as she is. Also, note the length of the handle between the two. Most of the time, Nietono no Shana has the appearance of a katana.
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Old 2009-02-03, 02:54   Link #95
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Hmmm...yeah.

The first pic though, that's the first time I see a pic in which Shana is actually hot. Not cute but hot.
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Old 2009-02-03, 18:16   Link #96
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A new arrival already feels like taking out her jealousy at some of the collections seen in this thread...

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Old 2009-02-09, 01:08   Link #97
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hmm. i'm working myself to getting an artbook, but which one? what do you guys think?
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Old 2009-03-14, 09:41   Link #98
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figure I just saw (srry if it were posted before ^^")
http://www.e2046.com/product_info.php?products_id=9219
Spoiler for for piccies ^^:


And another wonderful one:
http://www.e2046.com/product_info.php?products_id=5487
Spoiler for other piccs:
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Old 2009-03-25, 23:44   Link #99
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Finally got my latest Shana stuff today.



and also just recently won the auction for this Shana CD holder XD.
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Old 2009-03-27, 19:21   Link #100
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@ darktruth - Your collection leaves me nearly speechless. I almost can't believe you have that much.

You my friend, will single handedly fund SnS 3. Thank you, haha.
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