Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Shakugan no Shana’s first season helps set some solid framework for the rest of the series to build itself around, with most of the characters introduced in these first twenty four episodes and their issues worked out. With our main heroine and her attempts to understand her new emotions playing out during many of the season’s key battles, viewers will quickly grow to like the pairing of Yuji and Shana.
Though the Blu-ray presentation isn’t quite as good as most would be expecting and the age of the series does show with some questionable visual quality, Shakugan no Shana Season One will leave viewers wanting to see what else is waiting for the likable cast of characters in the Crimson Realm."
Certainly nice that they are offering a Blu-ray version and a chance for newcomers to get accustomed to the series now that the second season is coming soon. Then again it does seem like a chance to squeeze more money out of the first seasons.
Still, really liked Shakugan no Shana as a whole, though I'd have to say I prefer Shana's Japanese voice actress over the English one this time around.
So far I've seen the first two seasons, and while it's awesome it's not awful either.
If only bandai gave us a region A Ghost in the Shell SAG bluray set.