"The Beginning of Everything" (全ての序章 Subete no Joshō?) is the second episode of the anime series Shakugan no Shana Second. Mare, the Crimson Denizen who trapped Yuji Sakai and Shana in a dream, wants to steal the Reiji Maigo but is defeated in the process.



Shana learns to cook.

Shana asked Chigusa to teach her how to make bento because Wilhelmina don't know how to cook and the desire to compete with Kazumi's bento. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina was thinking something while training Yuji nearby Misaki Bridge at Mana River. After Shana ruined her bento, she decided to give him a lot of melon bread as a substitute. Yuji forced himself to eat Kazumi's and Shana's bento causing himself to have a stomach ache and went to the health room for a rest.


From left: Yuji, Mare, Kazumi, Shana

When Shana and Kazumi are arguing about the bento they gave Yuji in the health room with Yuji lying down, Shana suddenly sensed a casting of Fuzetsu and immediately wakes Yuji up. When they reached Mana River, Yuji found out they are placed in a dream and Kazumi is also in this dream. After finding Yoshida, they found out that Mare taken her as hostage. Immediately, Shana takes the full brunt of attacks a copy of Bel Peol that is given by Mare to her. At first, Yuji tries to save Kazumi by waking her up and thus dispelling the Power of Unrestraint. Later, he soon realizes that Mare was just at arm's reach of the Reiji Maigo.


Mare witness the power of Kaikin.

All of a sudden, Mare emerges from Yuji's body, losing an arm and a leg, muttering that there was a Keeper (Kaikin in the Japanese dub) and soon her spell starts to fall apart because she is dying. It bring them along with it if they fail to wake Kazumi on time. Yuji manages to wake Kazumi up at the last moment and Mare dies as Gemeinde finally breaks apart.

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Bel Peol looking out from the window in Seireiden.

Back at Wilhelmina's apartment, Shana, Alastor, Wilhelmina and Tiamat discussed about the Keeper on the Reiji Maigo. Meanwhile, at Keisaku's house, Eita tell Margery Daw not to drink too much beer every night because they wanted to go to school. Marchosias also tells her not drink too much beer after Eita mentioned about Margery had too much beer every night. Margery Daw sensed that something bad might happen to Misaki City. At Seireiden, Bel Peol was looking out of the window, knowing that they used a part of Hecate to form Konoe Fumina who is introduced as a new student in Misaki Municipal High School to watch after the Reiji Maigo and seal the Silver later on.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

* denotes if the character debuts in this episode

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Unrestricted SpellsEdit

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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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