Interesting news comes from the recent Dengeki Books Autumn Festival; those involved in famed tsundere magical girl anime 灼眼のシャナ / Shakugan no Shana appeared on stage “hinting” at the prospect of a new season.
Seiyuu Rie Kugimiya (Shana) and Satoshi Hino (male protagonist), the original author Yashichiro Takahashi, the illustrator Noizi Ito and the producer all appeared on stage as part of the event, discussing various aspects of the show.
Leaving their onstage antics aside, they soon let slip their surprise to the gleeful audience, saying with respect to part of the original work that “this may be turned into an anime later”.
For “may” you can fairly safely read “will”, as nobody would permit such an announcement otherwise. They soon left the stage after this, leaving the audience with the hint firmly in mind.
The announcement is not at all surprising, given the success of the series. However, many fans question whether the series will be able to reconcile itself with the original work, although it has to be said that such concerns probably will have no bearing on the success of the title.