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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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 23, 2010
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Unknown
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 8.071 (scored by 9,664 users)
Ranked: #4442
Popularity: #1830
Members: 18,673
Favorites: 160
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Testarossa, Fate
Testarossa, Fate
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Takamachi, Nanoha
Takamachi, Nanoha
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Scrya, Yuuno
Scrya, Yuuno
Supporting
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Arf
Arf
Supporting
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Kuwatani, Natsuko

Staff

Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Director, Storyboard
Nakayama, Atsushi
Nakayama, Atsushi
Director, Director of Photography
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Miyazawa, Tsutomu
Miyazawa, Tsutomu
Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

#1: "My wish My love" by Yukari Tamura
#2: "PHANTOM MINDS" by Nana Mizuki



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Archaeon
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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Heaven-Phoenix
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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Bear1211
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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ihateeveryone
Jul 27, 2012
"Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st" is, as stated in the synposis, a re-telling of all the major events that took place in the series, "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha." While this movie does indeed cover all you really need to know about the overall story and plot, it's highly recommended that you've at least seen season one of Lyrical Nanoha before viewing this movie - mostly since the series touches on a larger variety of characters and gets you more familiar with the entire cast.

For the movie itself, I won't be reviewing it as a comparison to the series but as a standalone, read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari
Shinbo may not have had a part in the Nanoha movie. But he was the director of the original Nanoha TV series. Keizo Kusakawa was an understudy of Shinbo at the time, and then took over with the rest of the Nanoha series including these movies. Both anime introduce a unprecedented amount of maturity and violence to the Magical Girl genre. Madoka being written with an objective to shock and awe with a graphic nature and complex story, while Nanoha focuses on a more subtle approach of a mature emotional narrative and intense action. Nanoha Second A's continues the series with an even better showing  read more 
reportRecommended by BlurredVision18
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie: Lagann-hen
Both well put together retellings of action packed series. Nanoha is more manly though.  
reportRecommended by gallivant
Anime: Macross Plus
Both feature a rivalry between two main characters and spectacular air duels. 
reportRecommended by Rinso

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Here is the weekly DVD sales ranking for November 22nd - 28th. *1, 22,758 22,758 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st DVD *2, 12,451 12,451 Hakuouki vol.6 ...read more

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date of Lyrical Nanoha Movie 1st

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Killuan - Jan 26, 2010
95 replies by Accelerator48 »»
Nov 11, 2015 12:14 AM
Watch the Movie or the Tv series?
JoeLT - Dec 11, 2011
7 replies by AkitaSaito »»
Mar 20, 2014 10:01 PM