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
- Flame Haze of the Nietono no Shana (yet unnamed Shana, usually referred as "the girl")
- Sophie Sawallisch
- Sophie's children (manga narration only)
- Vine (manga narration only)
- Orgon (manga narration only)
- Lamies (manga narration only)
- Yūji Sakai (manga narration only)
- 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.
|Volume 0||Shakugan no Shana • Cinderella no Shana • Overture|
|Volume S||Milestone • Ceremony • Keepsake|
|Volume SII||Domicile • Yearning • Zoetrope|
|Volume SIII||Sorrow • Nomad • Verger • Future • Hope|
|Other Books||Ballroom • Juggle • Reshuffle • Kaguya-hime no Shana • Ojō-sama no Shana • Encore • Sanjūshi no Shana • Amphitheater|