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Shakugan no Shana is a ripoff of Bleach, except the main girl is cuter.

And now that that's out of the way, let's judge it more fairly.

Even taking into account the different publisher, the different target audience, and the different spiritual concepts behind this story, it still bears comparison with many other big-name supernatural action series. Take your average high school boy, have otherworldly monsters attack him out of the blue, send in a girl to fend off the menace and explain to him how this all works, and finally, give the boy a special power that allows him to exist between the worlds of the living and the dead. Sound familiar? Still, the manga incarnation of Shana has its own distinctive quirks as well, from the sparse artwork to its complex alternate world. Can it do enough to set itself apart, or is it doomed to lurk in the shadows of other genre clones?