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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st

Alternative Titles

English: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st
Japanese: 魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 1st


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 23, 2010
Producers: Aniplex, Seven Arcs
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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The movie will be based on the storyline in season 1 but will have new battle animation and a new transformation sequence.

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Adaptation: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: Movie 1st the Comics
Alternative version: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Sequel: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 2nd A's

Characters & Voice Actors

Takamachi, Nanoha
Takamachi, Nanoha
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Testarossa, Fate
Testarossa, Fate
Mizuki, Nana
Mizuki, Nana
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Asano, Masumi
Asano, Masumi


Kusakawa, Keizo
Director, Storyboard
Nakayama, Atsushi
Director, Director of Photography
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Oomori, Hidetoshi

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May 15, 2010
For a long time I avoided the mahou shoujo genre of anime like the plague, until a friend recommended the series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. After that, my perception of "magical girls" changed completely, and for the first time I realised the potential of the genre. Nanoha was like no other anime of its type, combining shounen action with a rather dark storyline, all packaged in a "cute" anime (complete with small fluffy sidekick).

It's unfortunate then, that the stereotypical mahou shoujo anime still reigns supreme.

The rather strangely titled Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st (simply calling it Nanoha: The Movie would have sufficed as read more
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Aug 20, 2010
Having just came back from watching Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st at a movie theater and feeling very inspired, I felt like writing a review for it.

First off, as any Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha fan can tell by the title alone, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st is basically a recap of the first season. Things like reused elements to keep the whole feel of the series coherent, summarized version of the story to stay on track with the original, and on occasions seemingly reused portions from the original series... all of these are to be expected I guess. I'm pretty sure read more
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Jan 7, 2014
"Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha" is one of the more true to form Magical Girl works that I've personally seen (the only other one being Madoka Magica), and personally I wasn't all that impressed. That being said Nanoha still manages to deliver on some level despite its quirks.

Story: 6

Execution wise the story could of panned out slightly better. Bogged down with pacing issues, and a few mechanical problems with the plot. These mechanical issues pertain to mainly: Nanoha herself (more on that later), some lack luster dialogue, and the powers of the girls. The overall tale lost impact due to some less than stellar writing, read more
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Nov 28, 2013
Nanoha is a bit of a strange franchise, it took the typically girly magical girl and injected into it a dose of gundam style action and a much grittier story than common for this kind of series. The result was something of a mixed bag, the early episodes were almost indistinguishable from many other mahou shoujo's. As it went on though the story improved and it turned into something that while no masterpiece could certainly hold its own.

So how does this movie version compare? Quite well. With a much shorter length the story has been compressed and streamlined down cutting out much of the early read more
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Both well put together retellings of action packed series. Nanoha is more manly though.
Both feature a rivalry between two main characters and spectacular air duels.
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#1: "My wish My love" by Yukari Tamura
#2: "PHANTOM MINDS" by Nana Mizuki

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