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Nov 26, 2009 7:17 AM

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It's good but not as good as A's~ I think the fights in A's are better too o.O

Nov 26, 2009 9:54 AM

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Yeah, pretty much everyone agrees A's was the best. Only a few months till the movie... *excited*
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May 30, 2010 9:18 PM

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All's well that ends well.

I still think that season 1 was the best, but Strikers was pretty enjoyable. Overall though, I would've wanted a Season 3 with Nanoha and Fate in High School, I think that would've been interesting and probably better than this.

I think this season didn't fit well with everyone because it's such a jump to go from A's where Nanoha and Fate are about 12 to Strikers where it's 10 years later.

I believe that this is probably the end, I'll be very surprised if they had a fourth season.

Strikers: 8/10
Nanoha Series: 8.5/10

It was good while it lasted.
Jun 19, 2010 3:22 AM

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I kinda liked this season the best, though I would have liked it even more if certain enemies weren't soo annoying.

I kinda missed earth though, I thought they would at least visit or something (What happened to Nanoha's other two friends?).
Jul 29, 2010 10:55 AM

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Nice final chapter. Signum & Agito's unison was incredible, with those fire wings... so cool. Scaglietti and some of the ciborgs ended in prison, while the rest of the antagonists were more open minded. Nothing unexpected, imho ^^U

For me, StrikerS deserves a nice 7'5. It's a good series, but not as good as A's, by far the best of the 'Nanoha trilogy'. I hope to watch a new season in the future, probably based on Vivid manga.
Sep 3, 2010 1:44 AM

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Not enough Nanoha or Fate action, but still good.
Dec 7, 2010 1:30 PM

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This series was good.

But something seemed out of place for some time. I'm referring to episode 9, when Nanoha's past is revealed to the other Strikers. Nanoha had amazing magical potential and power. She quickly adapted to each situation when needed. She was even regarded as a monster at age 9.

When I finished this series, I thought that something was amiss and that the creators should have gone into a explanation of her magical origins. We all remember Quatro's amazement when Nanoha was fighting Vivio and using search magic to locate Quatro. Then, she blasted Quatro and fought Vivio. This drained Nanoha, but this was amazing nevertheless.

This may be brought up later in the next series. Why Nanoha is so powerful despite her background?
Jan 8, 2011 1:44 AM

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Good anime. not as good as a's though. the military feel in this series is too much for me for this to feel like a magical girl type anime. also not enough nanoha or fate for my liking. but plenty of action in this series jacks up the ratings for me though. and signum + agito/reinforce and vita + reinforce = win ^^

just wondering, if the combat cyborgs survived, then wat happened to the clones of scaglietti? are they removed, or are they being raised somewhere?

May 11, 2011 6:48 PM

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LOL, Seriously, Caro's huge dragon makes is awesome - stepping on those drones made me get a good laugh. Signum + Agito = WIN
Loved to see Yuuno & Nanoha in the epilogue :3 (and Arf)

As I always loved about this trilogy was how superb each show concluded.
There were lots of "meh" and "....really?" moments, but how it all came down in the end and looking back at it now, I really enjoyed this season. The pacing, as slow as it was, was necessary in my opinion due to the huge new cast of characters that needed proper development.

As a whole, Nanoha has hit one of my favorite series of all time. A great cast of characters and an intensive plot every season with all of them connecting in some sort of manner.
1st Season = 8/10. A's = 10/10, StrikerS = 9/10
Jul 3, 2011 12:39 AM

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I enjoyed this a BIT more than A's. It provides a much deeper background story for each character, and unlike some people, I enjoy the 'fillers' in this series. It's nice to see what they do during their spare time and stuff; at least there's no hot spring or beach scene (not that I wouldn't want one haha).

I'm glad that this was 10 years later; I don't think a high school setting would be befitting because it'll just be the same old stuff from 1st/2nd season. Now that they're grown up, they have pupils, much more responsibilities, and a much more mature outlook of the world.

It's also nice to see how much they've changed, or better, how little they've changed. Overall 9/10, I can't think of anything wrong with this anime atm, but I feel like it's definitely not quite a 'masterpiece'.
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Oct 27, 2011 12:29 PM

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Though A's was better I still gave it the same score (8) for not failing like some other anime which try to put in new styles into them and being almost as enjoyable as A's.
There were a bit too much villains though. I like to concentrate on fewer enemies. I really liked the idea of Nanoha and Fate being the instructors of new mages and the overall military theme. I also thought that Nanoha and Fate's adult version were very well designed, being even more mature and hot at the same time :D
I liked most of the new characters and I'm happy that they all had their epic moments and they all recieved enough screen time. Though Nanoha, Fate and Hayate should have got a little bit more. My favorite of the new characters has to be Vivio, she was just way too cute :) (I've also always liked heterochromia). My overall favorite character from the series is still Fate, she is way too awesome, cute and hot :)
Just like the other seasons I missed the lack of romance between the characters. Though whatever anyone says I still think of Nanoha and Fate as a pair (not only perverted way), I just can't even think of them being with boys :D They are pretty nice together and they even make some references to it, though most of them probably mean a really close friendship.

This was a really great series, I'm happy I took the advice of others and didn't drop it when it seemed to be only a new Sailor Moon.
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Oct 29, 2011 3:19 AM

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In terms of the... "main essence" of A's ans StrikerS, I'd say they're about the same, but StrikerS had plenty of boring, useless episodes that were off-putting; it only got good towards the end.
Jan 27, 2012 11:30 AM

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I thought this series was great. I loved the fact they were all a bit older and it concluded nicely.

The new characters that were added as mains just made it that much better, Teana <3!!

Jul 24, 2012 12:13 AM

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Sad times now that I've finished this series.

Great ending to a great season of a great series.
Aug 10, 2012 7:47 AM

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I'm going to miss this show.
Sep 4, 2012 11:25 PM

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I am obliged to post here. This anime is my favorite anime by far. I saw it a dozen times without getting bored. I already loved the characters in the first two seasons, but see them evolve in this universe a little more military was fucking good.

Firstly, Nanoha adult. That's it. The White Devil to a whole new level. When she gave her lesson Teana my eyes were fucking sparking. When Vivio was abucted, that Nanoha broke down in the arms of Fate and just after we saw Vivio almost tortured in Worldvision, I had my head in the screen.

Vita was fucking incredible. Nanoha gave me a dream, and Fate ... Fate was Fate, New sonic form! And new characters such as Subaru were well exploited. The first episodes were a little slow, but it was better to introduce all the epic that was the end.

This license is my favorite. Can not wait for new chapter of Force / Vivid and the second film. Or a new game cause A'S on PSP is really good.
Nov 7, 2012 10:26 PM

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I'm gonna miss this series and all the Nanoha/Fate subtext. I'm glad I decided to watch it after all this time.
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Dec 4, 2012 5:12 PM

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Amazing ending of great anime. A's and Strikers are very different, but I liked both of them. 9/10

ps Vivio is so cute <3
Nov 26, 2013 9:25 AM

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Nice portion of Mahou Shoujo, however I liked 1 prequels more 7/10 for strikers.
Jan 9, 2014 4:58 PM

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I liked StrikerS most, because the military backdrop brings a lot of logic into it. First of all, Nanoha and the TSAB were close since the beginning. Just remember that Lindy had to explain her absence to Nanoha's parents etc. And with a full-time job at the TSAB, the always present problem of Mahou Shoujo (and similar, like Superheroes undercover) is finally gone, everything simply fits in more nicely.

Like, everyone was wondering why her mother let Nanoha go when she asked to stay away for an unknow length of time, at a plac she couldn't tell, with people she herself didn't know herself, doing stuff she also couldn't tell.

All gone. Full time job is mage, so she can do what a mage does all day long. It also dealt with the issue of why she is fighting. She decided she wants to do it, and got the right job. Just like if she wanted to be actress, politician, clerk, whatever. She isn't trying to be clerk, but fighting monsters all night long.

And Nanoha, Fate and Hayate as adults was nice in itself. They totally turned the usual relationship around there. Just like Nanoha and co got petted in the first two seasons, and there always was someone to tell what they can and can't do, so did they to the new comers.

It's a bit sad that we didn't get to see Nanoha's family, Alisa and Suzuka. But Haytae and Fate provided the "friend situations", and Lindy, Vivio and partially the forwards the family ones, so overall it was okay.

Now if they could do both a series set between A's and StrikerS, aswell as one where Vivio is older, like 10 years or adult like in the fight with Nanoha..she was really nice there, too.

And i would love to see Nanoha and co without useless superiors. Cmon, Chrono, top enforcer of the TSAB since the first season was useless again. Hayate probably could have blown up the cradle on her own, she didn't use that much magic. And neither Nanoha or Fate were completely drained. Not to speak of Signum, who just recieved an upgrade. And besides everythng with the fleet, which the fleet can do quite good on it in, Chrono did do nothing.

Also, as it was only mentioned for Nanoha: Everyone in section six should be promoted two or more ranks and recieve a special recommendation that allows them to do whatever they want unless it's proven by equally capable people (outstanding perfomance in difficult situations, not just some rank they got for sitting on the same chair long enough) that it's against the very interest of the people they are supposed to protect (note that this may differ from the very interest of the TSAB).
Mar 24, 2014 7:27 AM

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I want to see a Vita-Agito unison. Maybe they'll activate a powerful tsun mode :o

NanoFate ftw and Vivio's adorable :D Now I understand why there are so many NanoFate doujins floating around.
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Ahh what a nice series to marathon. Now what am I going to do >__< Strikers was good but I think A's is still better.
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Jul 27, 2014 7:26 AM

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Pretty sweet ending I must say! Quite good ending to finish off the whole series as it had some great action and really lovely character development! I'm not a too huge fan of magical girl anime but well this franchise wasn't bad at all! 8/10
Dec 22, 2014 5:18 AM

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So... Quattro is still alive. and possibly pregnant still. GDI. still have strong hate for her And for Scaligetti.

Vivio is normal. and still omg fricking cute.

Nanoha x Fate YES

Chrono is still useless.

I loved it when Arf had her butt in the air with Yuuno while they were watching what was going on.

really wished Zafira would've transformed into his Familiar state, ratherthan his wolf form. still fluffy either way.

And what was that I saw. MY GIRLS [Liese Twins} got a call back? omg the feels. I'm so proud.<333

Can we just get rid of the limits really? haven't the Majic users earned it? haven't they proven it? they need no boundaries.

Lesson : never come between a mum and her kid unless you want an all out battle. Shit just got real by then.

Lesson 2: Allies can become enemies and vice versa. tread carefully. the friend you may make today, may be your enemy,the next time you two meet.

Lesson 3 : Take time to make sure you don't overdo it. Especially if your are around others that rely on you.

And the Final Lesson?

In good and in bad times, true friends, lovers will have your back. Don't go into a battle alone. Have courage. Laugh at evil, kick it in the ass. Be at least two steps ahead of the enemy.

over all i give it a 9/10
Dec 22, 2014 5:18 AM

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Faust721 said:
A nice final episode. The Signum/Agito unison rocks. Hot stuff :D
xchee said:
I want to see a Vita-Agito unison. Maybe they'll activate a powerful tsun mode :o
*ded* XD XD XD That could definitely be pretty sweet, tho it likely wouldn't be quite as powerful.

Clearly the unison with Signum is exactly what she's been longing for all this time - I think she or Zest mentioned at one point that their unison was awful, and one gets the impression that Signum/Agito is probably almost as good as Hayate/Rein (either one).
Faust721 said:
And Erio is one lucky bastard getting to hold Fate like that. I enjoyed the epilogue they had as well.
#fact I wonder how he pulled it off, tho - she's like twice his size! o.O
xchee said:
NanoFate ftw
NanoYateFate, thank-you. *huff!*
CookedCelery said:
Yuuno doesn't stand a chance with Nanoha against Fate's sex appeal.
turkeymeister said:
quentinlau said:
Hmph, it looks like that Quattro didn't die at the end
*That* pissed me off epicly. T.T
+1. I forgot that magic damage can't kill. -.-
quentinlau said:
Fate being reluctant to fight at the end is quite funny.
You mean "hilarious". Not to mention "adorable". XD

Also, if anyone from way back is still paying attention: ViVid in 2015!!! :D :D :D Only one thing upsets me about this:

It's not Materials.


Not to mention that UD/Yuri has so many levels in moe that she makes a prestige-class out of it, and Dearche is tsundere enough toward her to put Aisaka Taiga to shame along with providing so much hilarity from incompetent leadership and wannabe-evil-mastermind-ness that I nearly died from lack of oxygen! XD XD XD

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Mar 7, 2015 7:43 PM
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So, after all this time, everything was solved by violence. To be fair, there were a lot of hard-headed people everywhere, so nothing could have gotten done without a good old fashion wave motion cannon. That being said, that was a fun ride. After so long, it's hard to imagine Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate as little girls anymore. Looking back at the previous seasons is gonna be awkward.

I think what surprised me the most in StrikerS was how it dealt with character growth. The first time I felt this was when Nanoha's story between A's and StrikerS was revealed. She, as well as the other characters, certainly looked and acted more mature, but it never really hit me until that point. Still, I always treated the series as a glorified pandering show, somehow appealing to action junkies and moe enthusiasts simultaneously. I thought I confirmed this when Vivio showed up, blatantly making Nanoha and Fate a couple.

However, as things started wrapping up, it felt like the show finally got a hold of itself. The show's characters are its strongest point, more so than any amount of magical wave motion cannons. This hit me once again in the previous episode when Vivio stood up on her own. It was such a small reference, but it made all the difference. I really appreciated that move, as it gave Nanoha - the show and the character - an extra dimension that I didn't expect.

The show had its road bumps, just as any other show, but Nanoha was thankfully one that had enough good moments to pull everything together.
Mar 20, 2015 8:15 PM

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I honestly was expecting the worst when coming into this season of Nanoha since I've heard bad things about it. But it sure wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be and ended up being pretty good. 7/10

I'm looking forward to seeing Vivid now :D
Apr 3, 2015 6:30 PM

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Well, i hesitated to watch this show for while, but after one week i am ready know for Vivid series xD

Great show!
Nov 9, 2015 3:30 PM
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Where did nanoha' family and friend go? Miss them. And what actually happened to Belka? It is destroyed? I wish Nanoha and Fate fighting action too... Sorry for the bad english
Dec 23, 2015 3:27 AM

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AliceSong said:
Where did nanoha' family and friend go? Miss them. And what actually happened to Belka? It is destroyed? I wish Nanoha and Fate fighting action too... Sorry for the bad english

They...stayed in Earth, only Nanoha and Hayate immigrated to Midchilda.(Fate was born Midchildian)
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May 31, 2016 1:41 AM

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Less Nanoha and Fate screen time is what makes this show not that good for me. :(
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Jan 13, 2:09 AM

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Now that is what I call a final episode.

Shame we didn't get to see the mock battle.

I loved how they mentioned what the future holds for a lot of the characters.
Jan 22, 8:40 AM

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ahh, I love endings like this, Not an open ending and you know what happens with them in the future, Really enjoyed this anime! 8/10!
Sep 21, 8:37 PM

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I enjoyed the first half of this season way more than the second. Conceptually, I liked it a lot, training, military, robo-enemies, cyborg enemies (and Shamal wears a lab coat over her military uniform, my body couldn't handle that).

In the latter half, especially the last episodes all of that gets thrown out. The cyborgs lose their mystery and become annoying, and the characters become set pieces so we can focus on a series of battles with backstory that only added superfluous emotional content. The earlier battles were more satisfying because they seemed more organic and fun. Also, I thought Vivio was cute, but the mama stuff was overdone.

The deaths in this seemed unnecessary as well, making it hard for me to tell what the moral of all this was.
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