"For Whose Sake?" (誰が為に Tagatameni?) is the seventeenth episode of the anime series Shakugan no Shana Final. Yūji Sakai plans to create Xanadu and Shana plans to fight against Bal Masqué.


In Japan, there is some chaos in the various airports around the country as some Flame Haze move to ensure that the Denizens that come to the country to witness the creation of the paradise Xanadu cannot escape, by destroying aircraft in multiple airports.

At Zurich, Sophie Sawallisch, and Hildegard are in a conference about the outcome of the recent battle against Bal Masqué, and the aircraft destruction in Japan at the Outlaw headquarters.

Shana and the other Flame Haze have made it to New York, and they go to the local Outlaw facility ran by EastEdge to meet up with the rest of The Four Gods of Earth. While there, Margery Daw, and Seere Habichtsburg work to analyze the Psalm of the Grand Order while conversing about recent events, and Marchosias mentioning Yūji leads to Seere remarking that Yūji is a rare type of character, even among the Flame Haze. After relating the last words of CenterHill to the remaining Four Gods of Earth, they agree to help Shana fight, and she then explains the plan to them.

Yūji visits Misaki City and finds Kazumi Yoshida and Eita Tanaka. He came back to convince Yoshida to join him in building the a new world: Xanadu. While Yoshida, Tanaka and Yūji walk around town, Yūji explains his what he intends to do. After a while of explaining, Yoshida finally agrees to help him.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

* denotes if the character debuts in this episode

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  1. Shakugan no Shana Final Episode 17 Blu-ray credits
  2. The end card on Niconico Illust


Shakugan no Shanalist of episodes The End of Everything, The Beginning of One ThingThe Lit FlameThe Torch and the Flame HazeThe Confused Flame HazeRespective ThoughtsComplication, Activation, ConfrontationThe Two Flame HazeThe Beautiful GobletThe Poolside of Love and DesireEntangled FeelingsYūji, Shana, and KissesFlowers Bloom in the CradleDeclaration of War Behind the SchoolA Great PersonThe Day the Flame Was BornThe Flame-Haired, Burning-Eyed HunterA New ChapterA Shattering WishInside the BattleHeartless WilhelminaDiverging FeelingsThe Flickering FlameBattle at the SeireidenCrimson ThoughtsShakugan no Shana Special: Love and Outdoor Hot Spring Tutorial!
Shakugan no Shana The Movie
Shakugan no Shana Secondlist of episodes The Second TimeThe Beginning of EverythingThe Suspicious Transfer StudentThe Anxious GirlsThe Family's Dinner TableEve of TroubleHayato Ike, a Day of GloryThe Door to the PastThe Milestone of SorrowThe Man Who ReturnedThe Promised PairThe Clear Autumn Festival BeginsConvergence, Then a SignEternal LoverAwakeningCeaseless FeelingsRespective PathsThe Intricate YūjiMatters That Could Not Be SaidMadder Red Struggle to the DeathCombined StrengthChristmas EveQuickening PerilThat Which Must Be Protected
Shakugan no Shana Slist of episodes ReshuffleDomicileOverture (Part 1)Overture (Part 2)
Shakugan no Shana Finallist of episodes Lost ExistenceWhat Must ComeTo Start the JourneyReunions and EncountersCaptured Flame HazeIn the Palm of Their HandsThe Divine GateBeginning of the WarTo SeireidenCrossingFeelings HeardThe Words of an OathFrom Rift to RiftDeclaration of the Grand OrderRout in the RainTo Battle, Once MoreFor Whose Sake?Maelstrom of WarfareWhat the Wind CallsThe World EggOne ReasonDream of the StrangerThe God's DreamThe End in the Distance
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