The 2002-2012 Shakugan no Shana fantasy light novel series is getting a new volume this year, the Dengeki Bunko Twitter account has revealed.
The new entry is tentatively titled Shakugan no Shana SIV. The first three Shakugan no Shana S volumes, along with Shakugan no Shana 0 and Shakugan no Shana M, are short story collections. Shakugan no Shana SIII, released in November 2012, was previously the last Shakugan no Shana volume in the overall series; the 22nd and last main volume was released in October 2011.
The Dengeki Bunko Twitter account also revealed that Shakugan no Shana SIV will see the return of the “Friagne the Hunter” section, which sees the Crimson Lord hunter Friagne and Marianne answering questions from readers. Question submissions (done via hashtagged tweets) for Shakugan no Shana SIV will end on June 23 at 11:59 PM JST.
Shakugan no Shana is written by X Eternal Song,
Crunchyroll describes the anime as:
Murdered by a demonic being, 15-year-old Yuji has his life force replaced by a flame that dims with each day. When the flame dies, no one will remember he was ever alive. This is how he meets Shana: a warrior with a burning sword, and the will of a god as her guide. The two form a bond as Yuji becomes Shana’s accomplice in her battles to keep the balance between the ordinary world and hers.