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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

Alternative Titles

English: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Japanese: 魔法少女リリカルなのは

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Dec 26, 2004
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 23112 users)
Ranked: #12602
Popularity: #645
Members: 47,510
Favorites: 681
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

3rd grader Takamachi Nanoha stumbled upon an injured talking ferret after hearing his telepathic cries for help. The ferret turned out to be Yuuno, an archeologist and mage from another world who had accidentally scattered the dangerous Jewel Seeds throughout Earth. Without the strength to collect the Jewel Seeds, Yuuno had resumed a ferret form and needed someone else to take on the task for him. He gave a red jewel to Nanoha explaining to her with this she could transform and use magic to combat the monsters that threatened them due to the Jewel Seeds. But the monsters are the least of their worries, as Yuuno and Nanoha are not the only ones out to collect the Jewel Seeds.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Sequel: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's
Spin-off: Triangle Heart: Sweet Songs Forever
Alternative version: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: Lyrical Toy Box

Characters & Voice Actors

Arf
Arf
Main
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Landa, Lauren
English
Landa, Lauren
...
Scrya, Yuuno
Scrya, Yuuno
Main
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Miller, Marianne
English
Miller, Marianne
...
Takamachi, Nanoha
Takamachi, Nanoha
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Valenzuela, Cristina
English
Valenzuela, Cristina
...
Testarossa, Fate
Testarossa, Fate
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Alyx, Jennifer
English
Alyx, Jennifer
...

Staff

Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director



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Dec 5, 2007
Killuan
Nanoha is not spectacular in part, but as a whole it shines. I can explain this by saying that the animation, sound, story, and character development as seperate entities are nothing remarkable (with some deference to the opening sound track) - As a complete intertwining smorgasbord of sensual imagery, these elements form an exceptional, and enjoyable investment of time.

The animation got me hooked in the first episode with two short lived but highly innovative sequences that are never again revisited in style or similarity. Lukily for me, that was not near as important in further episodes as I became further engrosed in the series. read more
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Dec 4, 2014
ZachM
In 2011, director Akiyuki Shinbo teamed up with Studio SHAFT and writer Gen Urobuchi to create an anime by the name of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Prior to Madoka, Shinbo was known to have only directed one other series from the Magical Girl genre.

That series was Seven Arcs 2004 anime, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Now, why do I bring up Madoka you ask? Well its because they are extremely similar (as most anime directed by Shinbo are). Heck, if it wasn't for Gen Urobuchi turning Madoka into a deep dark pit of death and despair, I'd think they were the same show. But Nanoha, being a read more
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Recommendations

Nanoha (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) is about to find a new power within yourself,a power that may be stronger then you expected. As Sakura in CCS has her "wand" ,Nanoha use a diffrent but similar magic-releasing object calld "device" .
Both are deviations from the traditional mahou shoujo format, and while Madoka is the darker of the two, Nanoha is far more accessible and appeals to a much wider audience.

Opening Theme

"Innocent Starter" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Little Wish ~lyrical step~" by Tamura Yukari

Recent News

Third Movie of Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Announced ( 1 2 3 4 )
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05-05-13, 3:58 AM
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st Announced [Update] ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
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98 replies by AngelRin »»
03-10-10, 7:36 PM

Recent Forum Discussion

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12-01-14, 9:47 AM
Poll: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Episode 7 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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11-29-14, 3:41 PM

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