"Captured Flame Haze" (囚われのフレイムヘイズ Toraware no Fureimu Heizu ) is the fifth episode of the anime series Shakugan no Shana Final. Shana is imprisoned in Seireiden, while there are signs of a war that is about to start.
Shana wakes up in the giant bed within the giant room that has been assigned to her in the Seireiden. A Rinne maid assigned to tend to her does so and leaves, leaving Shana to her thoughts on the balcony. Shana has Tartaros around her arm that is sealing her Flame Haze abilities. Shana's sword, Nietono no Shana and Alastor (who wants to find Yuji's Intentions) has been taken from her. Shana recalls a time when she got lost in a storage area on Tendoukyuu and rescued by the skeleton Shiro (Merihim). She also recalls spending time with Sophie after leaving Wilhelmina and the advice Sophie gave Shana on her final night there.
When Yuji (because he does not attend the war council) comes into the room where Shana is in to pay her a visit, she learns that Alastor has joined Yuji. When Yuji is paying Shana a visit, Bal Masqué held a massive war council, led by Bel Peol and Sydonay without Yuji's presence. However, he is surprised by Shana's reaction to him in that she seems afraid and doesn't want him to touch her. Alastor hangs around Yuji's neck and Shana quickly realizes that Alastor volunteered to be with Yuji because he had no other choice. Yuji still tries to approach Shana, but she continues to back away, eventually backing into the bed and falling back on it. Yuji is upset by Shana's unexpected reactions and thinks wonders if this is because she was so easily defeated. When he continues to attempt to talk to her, she yells at him, causing Yuji to back off and seemingly begin to understand her true concern when Lamies reaches Shana's room.
Meanwhile, in our world, Margery is in a coma and Eita can't wake her up, unless Keisaku comes back. Outlaw doesn't give any information or help to neither Eita about Keisaku or Wilhelmina about Shana. Tanaka desperately attempts to contact Satou with no success. Margery Daw is still sleeping and unresponsive after her encounter with Yuji and after a talk with Marchosias, Tanaka wants Satou to come back, thinking it will help Margery somehow. Shana seems to be erased from everyone's memories including Chigusa and Wilhelmina refuses to help the Outlaw in the war until she finds Shana and that's why they won't help her either. The other Trinity of Bal Masqué seem to have a secret plan.
Characters in Order of Appearance
* denotes if the character debuts in this episode
- Yuji Sakai
- Snake of the Festival
- Bel Peol
- Vual* (cameo)
- Purson* (cameo)
- Mammon* (cameo)
- Caretaker Rinne* - voiced by Mikoi Sasaki
- Margery Daw
- Chigusa Sakai
- Eita Tanaka
Powers and Abilities Used
- Yuki Imoto also worked on the eyecatches for the third, seventh, ninth, seventeenth, and twenty-third episodes of Shakugan no Shana Final.
TV and Blu-ray differences
- In the credits of the TV version, the voice actress for Wilhelmina was incorrectly shown as Ayako Kawasumi, who does the voice of Kazumi, instead of Shizuka Itō, who actually performed the role. This was fixed in the Blu-ray version.