Zoetrope (ゾートロープ Zōtorōpu?) is a short story from volume SII of the light novel series. It was also published in the fifth volume of Ayato Sasakura's manga adaptation. Unlike the other short stories, it combines prose chapters by Yashichirō Takahashi with manga chapters illustrated by Ayato Sasakura. It involves the girl (later named Shana) who was in training with a veteran Flame Haze named Sophie Sawallisch in a certain country in Europe. The story takes place shortly after the events of volume 5 but prior to Verger and Overture.


  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4


Chapter 1Edit


Chapter 2Edit


Chapter 3Edit


Chapter 4Edit






  • This is the only short story that has been officially translated into English. Viz Media included it in its translation of the fifth manga volume.
  • The story revealed Sophie's background before becoming a Flame Haze.


Short Stories
Volume 0 Shakugan no ShanaCinderella no ShanaOverture
Volume S MilestoneCeremonyKeepsake
Volume SII DomicileYearningZoetrope
Volume SIII SorrowNomadVergerFutureHope
Other Books BallroomJuggleReshuffleKaguya-hime no ShanaOjō-sama no ShanaEncoreSanjūshi no ShanaAmphitheater