Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

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Synonyms: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Japanese: 魔法少女リリカルなのは
English: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Dec 26, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 4270842,708 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2036
Members: 104,869
Favorites: 1,054

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Nanoha Takamachi, an ordinary third-grader who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, rescues an injured ferret that she had dreamed about the night before. The next day, the ferret cries out to her telepathically, asking Nanoha to save him. The ferret reveals himself to be Yuuno Scrya, a mage from another world who is trying to collect the dangerous 21 Jewel Seeds that he accidentally scattered across the world. He enlists Nanoha's help, gifting her the magical wand Raising Heart, and teaches her how to become a powerful mage.

Days later, after reclaiming a few of the Jewel Seeds, another mage appears: Fate Testarossa. Stronger than Nanoha, Fate refuses to divulge her reasons in trying to collect the Jewel Seeds. Nanoha senses a melancholy in her eyes, but Fate refuses to communicate. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha is a story about the clash of emotions when goals collide.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kusakawa, Keizou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Innocent Starter" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Little Wish ~lyrical step~" by Tamura Yukari


Dec 5, 2008
As a fan of anime, the magical girl genre has not always been a favorite. Perhaps I have watched the wrong shows up until now and got a bad impression of it. Up till now, magical girls are usually extremely silly shows with way to many loli's, overly long and indecent transformation scenes, and perverted magic animals from other worlds or dimensions. Did I miss something? Happily, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha is not one of those.

Starting out there is nothing particularly original or extremely interesting about this show. Nanoha, an ordinary young girl gets magical powers from a magic using ...
Jul 18, 2011
Mixed Feelings
While perusing over titles in the magical girl genre it is almost impossible to miss that which is the Nanoha franchise these days. Touted by many as a revolutionary magical girl show with its Gundam like magical battles and its supposed expansive universe, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha is certainly not lacking any hype.

However, as reactions may vary, I found this show to be quite the disappointment. This show can definitely be split into two halves.

The very beginning is typical enough for a mahou shoujo show, it certainly plays off the very roots of the genre with how Nanoha first finds and comes into contact with ...
Jun 13, 2017
Preliminary (1/13 eps)
I only saw the first episode of this and then dropped it.

Nanoha does not act like a nine-year-old. She is in third grade, yet
she's very perceptive for a third grader and can be sickeningly sweet,
too. She is simplya normal caring, idealistic third grader.

I found Arisa very annoying and bratty. Like how she yelled at a dog to stop barking but she loves dogs? She's a hypocrite!

There were some religious things in it, the thing that I hate the most
about anime.

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