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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's

Alternative Titles

English: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
Japanese: 魔法少女リリカルなのは エース

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2005 to Dec 25, 2005
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.151 (scored by 20001 users)
Ranked: #3692
Popularity: #1006
Members: 34,836
Favorites: 779
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action drama magic magical girl

Synopsis

After the events of the Lost Logia case, Nanoha waits patiently for the day she can reunite with her newfound friend, Fate. Although being an exceptionally powerful mage, Nanoha spends her days normally with her friends on Earth. But peace is once again suddenly shattered, as Nanoha is without warning attacked by a powerful mage. A group of violent mages have been attacking anything with magic power for their own goals. Nanoha and Fate, along with their friends Yuuno, Arf, Chrono and the Space/Time Administration Bureau must once more band together to stop these renegade mages from hurting anyone or anything else. Takes place after the first season of Lyrical Nanoha.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Oct 2, 2005 to Dec 25, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's
Prequel: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Sequel: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Alternative version: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 2nd A's

Characters & Voice Actors

Signum
Signum
Main
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese
Shimizu, Kaori
Chadwick, Bailey
English
Chadwick, Bailey
Vita
Vita
Main
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami
Shamal
Shamal
Main
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Japanese
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Lindley, Shelby
English
Lindley, Shelby
Zafira
Zafira
Main
Ichijo, Kazuya
Japanese
Ichijo, Kazuya
Meza, Jonathan
English
Meza, Jonathan

Staff

Kusakawa, Keizo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Sadohara, Takeyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuzuki, Masaki
Script, Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator



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Dec 6, 2008
Skadi
After how much I enjoyed the first season of Nanoha, I immediately set to watching this sequel. And I will tell you something that rarely happens for me, I don’t think I got up from my sofa from episode 1 until the end. In many ways, A's outshines the original as a lot of the peeves I had from that show are non-existent now. I really loved this series a lot, it just had a few warts that prevent me from giving it a perfect grade.

The story in the original was really good, A's takes it all to a different level and read more
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Mar 5, 2015
finaljas90
I'll admit it. I haven't watch much "real" mahou shojo. I haven't watched Pretty Cure or Princess Tuturu or even Sailor Moon. I'm a "Madoka-era" mahou shojo fan, someone who prefers the Symphogears and Yuuki Yuuna's over the Sailor Moons and Pretty Cures. That being said, I loved Nanoha. I'm a big fan of the series. And A's especially. A's showcases to me all what I want in a mahou shojo show: breakneck action, "friendship" and magical gunfights.

Story: The story of A's is ultimately one of friendship and understanding, something that Nanoha conveys very well. The world and its magic system is typical magical read more
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Jan 23, 2009
Vizard
Every once in a while or so, appears an anime that is literally compelling, rich, and truly irresistible. This is one of those- the franchise flourishes with support from the first season and absolutely comes back even more powerful to capture and entice the watcher in loving this well-constructed presentation. Seven Arcs has accomplished many great deeds with this release: executing a fantastic sequel to attract more awareness out of a type of "Dark Horse" anime. The Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha series (will use MSLN for short in later instances) isn't really "well-known" or "popularly watched" by the general audience, at least imo); Seven Arcs read more
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Mar 10, 2007
kosquarepelli
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's comes up a bit lacking compared to its predecessor, but is a solid continuation. Like the first Lyrical Nanoha series, A's boils down a fairly conventional mahou shoujo story arc (the heroines battle determined foes with sympathetic motivations but an ultimately destructive goal) into a single 13-episode season, while somehow leaving intact all the drama and character development one would expect to see in a series two or three times its length. (It's like mahou shoujo for people who don't have time for mahou shoujo.)

Nanoha and Fate work side-by-side in A's, but those who come in expecting the read more
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Recommendations

The shows are both content and market-wise similar. Dramatic story, lesbian attitude, darker atmosphere than your average CCS, target older rather than younger demographics, oh yes and magical girls too.

I put my rec on A's because I seriously never watched the first Nanoha. My knowledge of magical girls genre is limited but these similarities are true and clear, see for Yourself.
Teenagers battling using magical weapons, with some overpowered techniques. Also, similar endings. Nanoha A's have much better story and characters, though.
Both are action-packed animes about badass magical girls, and are aimed at male viewers.
Both have the genre of magic, and a kid as main character and both have a very compelling atmosphere
The concept of magical girls are present in both Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya. In both series, the main character's life are suddenly changed after one faithful day and they in turn become a magical girl with gifted powers. With that gift, they must fight to collect certain magical objects with the help of a mentor.

The main female character from both series are also somewhat naive but are caring, helpful, and cheerful. They also hope to make friends even with rivals throughout the series.

Both series has plenty of humor and drama. However, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's has a more serious mood especially in later episodes.

They also take place in a school life setting.
In both shows, magical girls from rival groups battle each other. Both anime also contain sci-fi elements. (Keep in mind they're both second seasons to their respective series)

Opening Theme

"ETERNAL BLAZE" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Spiritual Garden" by Tamura, Yukari

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