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'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection' to Debut in 2014

by tsubasalover
Jan 21, 2014 2:57 AM | 57 Comments
A recent news source found on Kadokawa's MovieWalker website reveals that the third movie of the Magical Girl Lyrical franchise, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection is set to be released in 2014. The exact time and date is unknown as for now. The movie will feature brand new material.

Source: Otakomu

News submission by Stark700

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I thought movie 3 will be based around

And I'm Still Waiting for good news
Well Compared to Madoka movies Nanoha Movies sure Slower
Considering it need to Remake entire Footage

Feb 25, 2014 10:02 PM by dumb_me

Nachtwandler_21 said:
S2 are the best. But really. People, who hate S3 and Force are either lolicons or don't like the serious staff IMHO.

Not to mention that S3 is the best selling one. Almost twice comparing with S2.


I like S3, but S2 is definitely the best out of 3 seasons hands down, force got chopped off already isn't it? It's not even updating anymore. It's a shame though, it's getting into the good part :(

Feb 19, 2014 3:14 AM by Kiev

TsunLemonDere said:

Great to know it's this year though~

It has not been confirmed for this year, actually.

Feb 15, 2014 4:39 PM by rederoin

Really want to know the release date!!! I've been hyped for this movie for over a year now!!! (Not that I'll be able to watch it when comes out T^T)
Great to know it's this year though~

Feb 15, 2014 4:33 PM by TsunLemonDere

symbv said:
Someone asked me to confirm this piece of news reported by MAL and I told him that the information was not reported correctly, not at least the caveat was not made sufficiently clear. The revelation was at best a mistaken leak, at worst some information that has no basis in truth and the real date would be subject to change. In fact the "source" that the otakomu site quoted was gone quite soon afterwards. I doubt either Stark700 or tsubasalover actually clicked into the walkerplus site ( http://movie.walkerplus.com/mv55107/ ) when they jumped to report the news. At the moment, until the formal news announcement this should be treated as nothing more than a rumor instead of confirmed news like the title "'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection' to Debut in 2014" made it look like.


That's interesting.

Is the movie not going to take place between A's and StrikerS? What else can they do, if it has to be original content?

I think I'm in the minority (me and jmal I guess) who liked S1 over the 1st movie. The 1st movie botched the relationship between Nanoha and Fate, not leaving enough time between the fights. A's and its movie were still the best Nanoha media overall though. I'm not going to bother with StrikerS, Vivid or Force.

Feb 12, 2014 8:14 PM by Mayjaplaya

I was surprised when I found out Movie 3 is original content. If anything Season 3 is in desperate need of a remake. I liked the concept but the execution was lacking. It kept getting stuck in ruts from which it had to dig itself out. Basically it was focused on the wrong things. If they remade that into a decent movie I'd be very happy. But having more content explaining things that happened before Season 3 would be awesome. More Nanoha is a good thing in my book.

Feb 12, 2014 7:24 PM by japzone

tsubasalover said:
A recent news source found on Kadokawa's MovieWalker website reveals that the third movie of the Magical Girl Lyrical franchise, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection is set to be released in 2014. The exact time and date is unknown as for now. The movie will feature brand new material.

Source: Otakomu

News submission by Stark700
Someone asked me to confirm this piece of news reported by MAL and I told him that the information was not reported correctly, not at least the caveat was not made sufficiently clear. The revelation was at best a mistaken leak, at worst some information that has no basis in truth and the real date would be subject to change. In fact the "source" that the otakomu site quoted was gone quite soon afterwards. I doubt either Stark700 or tsubasalover actually clicked into the walkerplus site ( http://movie.walkerplus.com/mv55107/ ) when they jumped to report the news. At the moment, until the formal news announcement this should be treated as nothing more than a rumor instead of confirmed news like the title "'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection' to Debut in 2014" made it look like.

Feb 5, 2014 12:09 AM by symbv

More Nanoha is always a good thing. Also. more Fate.

Jan 25, 2014 1:54 AM by TravSavage

I am excited to see this!





steve barbarich

Jan 24, 2014 1:30 AM by samxwelsby

I just wanted to point out that the site that reported the news(linked on Otakomu) has taken it down.


http://movie.walkerplus.com/mv55107/ <-- The link is dead.

Jan 23, 2014 6:01 PM by rederoin

SageShinigami said:


I would list it as my favorite. Yeah more development was needed and the plot could've used some major re-focusing, but I love the Nanoha universe so much that I just liked seeing the characters interact with each other, regardless of whether they were up against a villain or if the plot got "super srs" like in S1 and S2.

S3 > S2 >>>>>>>>>> S1. The films are on a different scale until I rewatch the first and actually sit down to watch the second.


So, the story does not matter? Besides, the author constantly focus on new characters on each of his installments and Nanoha/Fate aren't that important anymore. (At least in the 3rd movie they will be)

Then I suppose spin-off manga are also good for you.

Jan 23, 2014 5:43 PM by Homura_

Looking forward to this!

Jan 22, 2014 12:43 PM by peachisoda

jmal said:
SilentTruth said:
alexpte said:
Am I the only one who actually liked season 3? I mean, it's not as good as the first two seasons but it's still awesome. And dat Vivio


You're not the only one. :3

Still, season 2 is the best, 'nuff said!

I don't think fans of StrikerS need to feel lonely. That season sold 22k, whereas the first two sold 4k and 11k respectively. A lot of that is just the pure expansion of the fanbase from season to season as years went by (I'm not particularly convinced a majority of fans would list StrikerS as their favorite season if asked, but there were a lot more Nanoha fans by that point) and it's only accelerated since then, but the numbers don't lie, it was wildly successful.

I really disliked it personally, but that doesn't mean I deny the obvious fact that it served the financial success of the franchise extremely well.


I would list it as my favorite. Yeah more development was needed and the plot could've used some major re-focusing, but I love the Nanoha universe so much that I just liked seeing the characters interact with each other, regardless of whether they were up against a villain or if the plot got "super srs" like in S1 and S2.

S3 > S2 >>>>>>>>>> S1. The films are on a different scale until I rewatch the first and actually sit down to watch the second.

Jan 22, 2014 10:03 AM by SageShinigami

This is interesting news to me. I've already watched all 3 seasons of its anime series, but I've yet to watch the movies. Guess I'll have to schedule watching the first 2 movies soon...

Jan 22, 2014 3:35 AM by DarkTempest

Mahou Shoujo Anime is not my thing but since most of you here like 'Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, I'll watch it :D

Jan 22, 2014 2:39 AM by Tengai

I've been waiting for this day.

Jan 22, 2014 2:05 AM by Hanasanaide

IMO, all seasons and movies were great.

3rd season needed at least 50 episodes with all those characters, though.
And more Arf.

Jan 21, 2014 11:37 PM by Psantajdak

malvarez1 said:
I'm really behind on this franchise. I've only seen the first show.

Time to get caught up, eh?

Watch the TV versions for seasons 2 and 3, then check out their respective movies.

Jan 21, 2014 9:54 PM by Exaccus

I'm really behind on this franchise. I've only seen the first show.

Jan 21, 2014 9:50 PM by malvarez1

Good news, I hope we will have some info very soon regarding the plot.

ToG25thBaam said:
Is this show any good?


Allow me to speak my opinion also.

S1 - Starts like a basic mahou-shoujo, really good.
S2 - This is more battles/action, my favorite season.
S3 - Many new characters are thrown without development and the villain is bad.
S4 (Vivid manga) - Feels like a side-story, definitely more for lolicon fans. Again many new characters are thrown and it's pretty much a battle tournament.
S5 (Force manga) - Poorly written, some things are recycled from A's in an inferior manner. The villains like in StrikerS are again not interesting enough.

So pretty much, Nanoha's newer installments aren't that good, so I hope this new third movie will make up some difference. And hoping that the creator won't use some new random characters with no development...

Jan 21, 2014 8:56 PM by Homura_

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