Top 5 Manga Like Shakugan no Shana [2024 List]

Shakugan no Shana

Yuji Sakai, a high school student, is told by strange girl that he died some time ago, and that he is a "Torch", a temporary replacement for erased humans. Torches take on the forms of those erased persons, but after a period of time, they will vanish from existence and the memories of the living. Unfazed by his apparent death, Yuji befriends this girl and names her "Shana" after her sword. Shana resolves to protect Yuji from the Denizens, who would use his special replenishing Torch to disrupt the balance of the world, and Yuji decides to join Shana in her fight.

Note: Chapter count includes two "extra" chapters.

Shakugan no Shana has finished publishing and it has 71 Chapters. It is also Known as: 灼眼のシャナ, Shana of the Burning Eyes

Genres: Fantasy , School Life , Drama , Romance , Action

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Top 5 Manga Like Shakugan no Shana [2024 List]

5. S-senjou no Tena

S-senjou no Tena

The Soul Score... that is something not unlike the threads of fate which tell the story of a person's life from the minute they are born to the finale of death. Few people can see this score, even fewer can manipulate it.
After being hit by a car and nearly killed, Kyosuke Hibiki can see and hear this mysterious soul score. Soon after, he meets a girl named Tena, a "tuner" who is able to manipulate the score and remove discordant notes to bring it back into tune. Tena is determined to make Kyosuke her pet, but Kyosuke is none too fond of it. Yet, the two begin their dissonant duet...

Tena on S-string has finished publishing and it has 44 Chapters. It is also Known as: S線上のテナ, S-senjou no Tena

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4. Desert Coral

Desert Coral

Naoto Saki is a typical young boy. He gets average grades in school, and nothing about him really stands out. His favorite thing to do is sleep - which doesn't exactly endear him to his teachers when he dozes off in class. Whenever he falls asleep, Naoto dreams of the same fantasy world. Then one day, Naoto gets magically summoned into the very world he had once only seen in dreams! All at once, he's caught up in a battle between the powerful beings called Elphis, and a group of human-like beings called the Sand Dusts. For Naoto, this desert world of Orgos is no longer a dream-he can feel pain here, and possibly even die. He decides he'd rather not risk his life, and would like nothing more than to return home. But the pretty sorceress who summoned him in the first place has other plans for him

Desert Coral has finished publishing and it has 25 Chapters. It is also Known as: デザート・コーラル, Desert Coral

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3. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Kyon is an ordinary freshman high school student who, self-admittedly, has given up his fantasies of espers, time travelers, and aliens as he left middle school. However, sitting behind him is the beautiful, intelligent, and eccentric girl Haruhi Suzumiya, who in her class introduction blatantly states her singular desire in meeting aliens, time travelers, sliders, or espers. Interested, Kyon starts trying to make small talk with her before class, eventually leading to normal conversations with Haruhi. One day, after making a comment about Haruhi's displeasure with the available school clubs, he finds himself dragged into membership of the newly formed Spreading Excitement All Over the World with the Haruhi Suzumiya (or SOS) Brigade.
This is the first of two manga adaptations of the light novel series. Both manga adaptations were published in Shōnen Ace, but the earlier one (this one) was canceled after the first volume. The reasons for this stem from the fact that the manga was considerably different from the novel and had little input from the original author.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has finished publishing and it has 8 Chapters. It is also Known as: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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2. Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima's story follows the life of the female protagonist named Louise who attends an academy for those who can use magic as a second year student. In this world, those who can use magic are either a mage or a noble. Everyone else is a commoner and is not treated equally. She is unskilled at the craft, which means she can never use her magic the way she wants to and has been dubbed the name "Louise the Zero", due to her current success rate almost always being zero. Early in the school year, the second year students get to summon their familiars; this is considered a special day where a mage summons their eternal protector and partner, which usually is some sort of creature. Louise manages to summon a human male named Saito Hiraga from Earth, leaving Louise totally humiliated. She treats Saito as any other creature, making him sleep on the floor and eat leftovers, and beats him with a whip, among other things. One day Saito challenges a noble who disrespects commoners to a duel. Saito is beaten badly at first, but once a sword was put in Saito's hands, he gained amazing powers and wields the sword with great ability. Louise and Saito, during the course of the story, face many mysteries and uncover unexpected truths.

The Familiar of Zero has finished publishing and it has 36 Chapters. It is also Known as: ゼロの使い魔, The Familiar of Zero

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1. Hidan no Aria

Hidan no Aria

Tokyo Butei High School is a place where teenagers are trained to be "Butei", combat detectives. Tokyou Butei student Touyama Kinji, who is otherwise ordinary, has a special ability to go into "Hysteria Mode" that can trigger without his control when he is in close proximity to girls. In his Hysteria Mode, which he is trying to keep something of a secret, he becomes super powerful and very concerned with protecting women. One day Kinji is targeted by a Butei killer, who rigs his bicycle to explode, and is rescued by assault expert transfer student Aria H. Kanzaki. But after witnessing his Hysteria Mode, Aria will not leave him alone...

Aria the Scarlet Ammo is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 緋弾のアリア, Aria the Scarlet Shot, Aria the Scarlet Bullet

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