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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS

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English: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Synonyms: Nanoha Season 3
Japanese: 魔法少女リリカルなのはStrikerS


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2007 to Sep 24, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 19,100 users)
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Ranked: #10152
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Popularity: #1631
Members: 38,315
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Dec 8, 2008
Skadi (All reviews)
Well here I have arrived at the final season of Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. It’s been a nice ride. The final season brings back most of my beloved characters, provides a decent story and action and lets me enjoy grown up versions of Nanoha and Fate. While I did find myself glued to my television watching this there was quite a bit about this series I found extremely disappointing. I will get into that further later, but as a sequel to the Nanoha franchise IMO this series fails. It just doesn’t feel like the originals, it also has a very read more
Nov 15, 2008
Imperturbable (All reviews)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS indisputably falls under the mahou shoujo (i.e. "magical girl") genre-- heck, the words are even in the title. So it should come as no surprise when I say it's got transformation sequences, mascot animals, and a whole slue of magical girls (one of which is even a pink healing type).

But what should come as a surprise is when I tell you this is a series with awesome, mind-blowing action. The action sequences are great, and never choppy. StrikerS's got the type of action that rouses excitement and gets your adrenaline pumping, not what you'd expect to get read more
Nov 11, 2007
DragonsWhip (All reviews)
Nanoha StrikerS is set ten years after Nanoha A's. Nanoha, Fate and other characters they've met now work full time for the TSAB. We meet two new characters in the first episode: meet Subaru and Teana. They are mages who have Nanoha as trainer and they're trying to rank up as a mage. It doesn't take long and two new characters appear: Erio and Caro. Nanoha, Fate and Hayate must train these four mages to work together and to save the world from new enemies.

The story is not longer that original if you ask me, but still, Nanoha StrikerS has things that makes read more
Jan 18, 2011
slax (All reviews)
First up, I'll be honest, the primary reason I went into this show is because I heard it had some "mecha" relations, which is true, it does revolve heavily around cyborgs, and the secondary reason was because I heard that Subaru was a pretty awesome character.

But that being said, I'm not an idiot, I realise that being a "Magical Girl" show, this probably had about as much chance as being /m/ as Dragon Ball Z, so I was willing to give it a shot to see if it was good for its own sake. And cudos to the first two seasons, they were read more
Dec 18, 2008
turkeymeister (All reviews)
Ah... the phrase "Magical Girl". It makes you think of a Shoujo anime, doesn't it? Soppy little transformation sequences, annoying mascot animals, ridiculously cute lolis...

But make no mistake. Maybe people have the wrong impression from the title (which may account for the surprisingly low ratings), but StrikerS is, in fact, squarely in the Shonen denomination, and is a rambunctiously good Shonen to boot.

Lets have a quick summary. StrikerS is set 10 years after the previous iteration of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, in which the titular character has outgrown her loliness and become a full time Instructor, training the new generation of horribly underaged TSAB read more
Dec 1, 2007
Niacinamide (All reviews)
Lots of people didn't like how the general focus of the Nanoha series changed to Subaru, Teana, Caro and Erio in StrikerS. Well that and the fact that our favorite magical girls were no longer loli's. But the series picks up with some interesting (and plentiful) villains and some new characters that are also very cool. The multiple plot lines near the end is done very well and even those new characters you may or may not have liked in the begining become interesting and exciting as we get to our big StrikerS finale.
Nov 25, 2015
ktulu007 (All reviews)
I've talked about Seven Arcs' Nanoha franchise twice before. Today, I'll be looking at the third series, StrikerS. First, let's do a quick recap. In the original series our heroine, Takamachi Nanoha, gained powers and used them to help her ferret friend, Yuuno, find artefacts called Jewel Seeds. Her rival in this endeavour was a young lady named Testarossa Fate. The two experienced their first feelings of romantic love and Nanoha was eventually able to help Fate escape her abusive mother. In the end, they weren't able to stay together as Fate had to face trial over her part in her mother's scheme. The second read more
May 21, 2017
sizest300 (All reviews)
This would be the third season in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha with the end title of StrikerS. The first two seasons each spanned 13 episodes by Studio Seven Arcs and director Keizou Kusakawa. Seven Arcs prior to this third season at this point was very young with basically only this series and an ecchi show called Sekirei under their belt. StrikerS broke from the usual 13 episode format and created this show to be 26 episodes. The first two shows in the series were actually pretty good and the later movie adaptations were even better, so high hopes stood on this third iteration of read more
Mar 6, 2017
CountZeroOr (All reviews)
This review previously appeared on my blog: https://countzeroor.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/anime-review-nanoha-strikers/

The Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise has been interesting when it comes the Magical Girl genre of anime. The original series was something of a conventional Magical Girl vs. Dark Magical Girl show, like the Pretty Cure franchise, with the difference being that the battles between Nanoha and her opposite number, Fate, played out a lot like a superhero fight.

The later series played up this concept, with the second series, Nanoha As setting up a battle of superhero teams (or superhero and super-anti-hero teams), with Nanoha, Fate, Arf, taking on a team of opponents with more-or-less similar abilities. read more
May 28, 2016
bluerain41 (All reviews)
Mahou Shoujo Nanoha first and the A's have been great. The character development, magic upgrades in the dire pinch, and finally working together after the rival fighting have been very attractive. However, StrikerS lacked all of them.
Nanoha is supposed to be a typical elementary school girl with two friends back home on Earth. There's no Earth; there's no family (which she had bother and sister), and a house she lived in. She's already a fully grown adult at 18 years old, living at Magic central station Honbu (Home Station). Nanoha is no longer the main character who we get to feel, listen, and be, read more
Dec 1, 2010
PrimeSonic (All reviews)

Fast-forwarding ten years after A's, our little heroines are all grown up.
PrimeSonic once again, here with the final part in my review of the Nanoha trilogy: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.
Does the final chapter in the Nanoha trilogy live up to the hype? Well let's take a look.


Say goodbye to Japan, and Earth for that matter, as the entire story takes place on Mid-childa, home to the Time and Space Administration Bureau's main branch.
All the supporting characters from the previous seasons that had nothing to do with magic or the Bureau are pretty much gone.
Four years after the conclusion of A's, the girls have risen read more
Dec 8, 2010
cossake (All reviews)
Nanoha, Fate and friends are back and they bring even some more friends with them. This time they have to face some bigger enemy than before. I won't say too much who they are going to fight but it will be revealed later on after some episodes in the story...
I have to say that the pace of the story is kept thanks to the higher number of NOW 26 episodes pretty slower at the beginning...but around the half it is getting to the real plot and also increasing the speed. Before it was more like an introduction to the newer characters and how they train read more
Mar 30, 2012
Hectotane (All reviews)
Back when Bandai Visual USA had their blog open, I argued with the guy who run it about me being an "anime historian." Because I noted the audience-approved "degradation" of character creation and plot execution. And there is no better example of said "degradation" than Lyrical Nanoha. Let me start:

* Triangle Heart (an h-game turned h-anime)
* Triangle Heart Sweet Songs Forever (which I didn't watch)
* Lyrical Nanoha (magical girl becoming Gundam Wing)
* Lyrical Nanoha A's (Gundam Seed-esque lesbian magical girls)
* Lyrcal Nanoha StrikerS (Gundam Seed Destiny -esque lesbian magical girls)

Now all of this would be fine and dandy (as "magical girl spin-off" material) if Lyrical read more