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Manga 'Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation

by Dunois
Aug 14, 2014 10:11 PM | 57 Comments
It has been revealed at a Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha booth at the Comiket 86 doujinshi event that the manga Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid will be getting a TV anime adaptation.

The official site was also launched at the event.

The manga by Takuya Fujima and Masaki Tsuzuki was launched in 2009 in Comp Ace magazine. Set four years after the events of StrikerS, the manga follows Vivio Takamachi, the adoptive daughter of Nanoha Takamachi. Vivio, who has her own device named Sacred Heart, is challenged by a mysterious fighter.

Source: Yaraon blog

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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid on MAL

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sunny-j said:
I have a question though, since I haven't read anything after StrikerS. Do we actually get to see Nanoha & Feito-chan a lot in Vivid? I'm seeking for more adult!Fate and Bardiche and I have a love-hate relationship with Vivio.


nanoha and fate does not appear much in vivid, vivid mainly focuses on vivio and her gang of friends + nove deici and some of the 12 number girls that fought with force six during the 3rd season. Nanoha do appear in the manga more frequently than fate though, most of the time as cameo only, sometimes not even 1 page per chapter lol. ( with the exception of the first few chapters in the front where they were having simulation training) .

Personally i am happy to have vivid animated but i would've preferred innocent or another more nanofate centered season (maybe during the timeline in between A's and strikers) , they've been expanding their character pool too rapidly thesedays, look at strikers, we have 20 new characters there and now in vivid we're gonna get another 20.

But still, more nanoha franchise are always welcomed <3

Aug 24, 2014 7:20 AM by Kiev

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Killuan said:


Being light hearted isn't the problem with Vivid. It's the excessive fanservice and massively expanding one-shot characters. Nanoha Innocent is full of moe and focuses on the top-tier charcters of the franchise without actually adding more of them. Plus the character designs are infinitely more badass looking than Vivid when it wants to be. It may not be Canon to the original Nanoha timeline, but Vivid and Force just make me wish the Nanoha franchise stopped with StrikerS. An AU like Nanoha Innocent is a breath of fresh air to those who disliked the route the Nanoha franchise was going with the Vivid and Force mangas.

And yes, Nanoha Innocent has quite a bit of fanservice as well, but the series plays that to its strength and it's much better than the pointless clothes shredding fanservice that Vivid provides...


I really don't understand people bothered with fancervice in ViVid. It's not the main focus any bit and it never concerned me. New characters are developed the same amount as in Saki which is enough for me. And I like the designs.

ViVid has a great action and it's different from previous parts while still managing to be a sequel. And the best thing is that it takes some focus on Saint King Unification war and Olivie. I had some problems with Force same as most people here but I like general direction Nanoha goes. Military sci-fi or sports-like action is much better than another season of mahou-shoujo with lolis even if it would be packed with drama and action. Don't get me wrong A's is still my favorite season but I prefer if they just fix Force somehow or make a new story with the similar to StrikerS and Force atmosphere but less global than go to square one with alternate setting like they did with Innocent.


I compeltely agree with this. Vivid is unlike its preceding series and Force, in that it combines several really fantastic plot types in one. It has the mahou shoujo aspect that I'm sure everyone in this forum loves, but it also combines that sports darma with a historical mystery as well. And, without spoiling anything, I can say that the plot is intriguing. I don't know if it stands up to A's, imo, but I find it to be really engaging, even if it's just a completely different type of story. I just hope they don't go overboard with the fanservice like they have been lately, especially as it's not the focus of the manga.

Actually I should say I don't compeltely agree. I do want to see an Innocent anime as well, since it's just simply a silly alternate universe that happens to have Stern as a prominant character.

Aug 21, 2014 5:39 AM by Yuukiism

I should start catching up with this series. I left off after A's and haven't gotten back to it.

Aug 18, 2014 6:58 PM by Shigure

It's weird. I'm a huge Nanoha "fan" but I have yet to even finish the first season (I've been on episode 3 for years)... damn doujins.

Now I have an excuse to watch all seasons, all movies, read the manga...

Aug 18, 2014 1:36 AM by Nabris

More Nanoha.. sweet! Fingers crossed that it can be as exciting as the 1st 3

Aug 17, 2014 4:33 AM by uran10

This series has been on my Plan to Watch list for ages. I guess I have a pretty good reason to start watching now.

Aug 16, 2014 8:49 PM by Xybirk

OMG a dream come true ! :3 *happy*

Aug 16, 2014 4:06 PM by Zenithale

Killuan said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
I will never understand why people like Innocent so much. It's not kanon, it uses trend online-games theme and it's even more lighthearted than ViVid.



Being light hearted isn't the problem with Vivid. It's the excessive fanservice and massively expanding one-shot characters. Nanoha Innocent is full of moe and focuses on the top-tier charcters of the franchise without actually adding more of them. Plus the character designs are infinitely more badass looking than Vivid when it wants to be. It may not be Canon to the original Nanoha timeline, but Vivid and Force just make me wish the Nanoha franchise stopped with StrikerS. An AU like Nanoha Innocent is a breath of fresh air to those who disliked the route the Nanoha franchise was going with the Vivid and Force mangas.

And yes, Nanoha Innocent has quite a bit of fanservice as well, but the series plays that to its strength and it's much better than the pointless clothes shredding fanservice that Vivid provides...


I really don't understand people bothered with fancervice in ViVid. It's not the main focus any bit and it never concerned me. New characters are developed the same amount as in Saki which is enough for me. And I like the designs.

ViVid has a great action and it's different from previous parts while still managing to be a sequel. And the best thing is that it takes some focus on Saint King Unification war and Olivie. I had some problems with Force same as most people here but I like general direction Nanoha goes. Military sci-fi or sports-like action is much better than another season of mahou-shoujo with lolis even if it would be packed with drama and action. Don't get me wrong A's is still my favorite season but I prefer if they just fix Force somehow or make a new story with the similar to StrikerS and Force atmosphere but less global than go to square one with alternate setting like they did with Innocent.

Aug 16, 2014 3:47 AM by Nachtwandler_21

YES. Let's. Fucking. GO. Best news I've heard all year anime-wise. If Negima finally gets an adaptation off the strength of UQ Holder then I'm pretty much satisfied with manga adaptations for good.

Aug 15, 2014 10:42 PM by SageShinigami

LastChapter said:
I'd happily wait years for Force to be animated just to see Nanoha and her big guns.


Thank you for showing me that I'm not alone in wanting a Force anime. Fortress Nanoha would be amazing animated. Not to mention, Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate look gorgeous in Force whereas they look okay in Vivid. Well, that;s just the artstyle.

But, it's a Nanoha TV series for the first time in seven years and I'd be a fool to look a gift horse in the mouth since this could lead to the possibility of a Force anime *fingers crossed*

*Looks at the rest of the posts on the thread*
*Still feels so alone*

Aug 15, 2014 9:07 PM by CreationBreaker

Great news. Although there is no much of direction in Vivid, it's much better compared to Force. While Force has more of a story, it's just badly-written and it recycles elements from the previous seasons. Plus it seems to be canceled, so it doesn't seems there might be a chance to make an anime out of it. I could see more of a chance of Innocent getting a bunch of OVA or so, even if it's not canon pretty much.

I wonder now, how the third movie will connect to Vivid. Will it be a StrikerS prologue exclusive to the movies or just a new continuation and Vivid will be a sequel to the TV series?

Aug 15, 2014 6:55 PM by Homura_

Nachtwandler_21 said:
I will never understand why people like Innocent so much. It's not kanon, it uses trend online-games theme and it's even more lighthearted than ViVid.



Being light hearted isn't the problem with Vivid. It's the excessive fanservice and massively expanding one-shot characters. Nanoha Innocent is full of moe and focuses on the top-tier charcters of the franchise without actually adding more of them. Plus the character designs are infinitely more badass looking than Vivid when it wants to be. It may not be Canon to the original Nanoha timeline, but Vivid and Force just make me wish the Nanoha franchise stopped with StrikerS. An AU like Nanoha Innocent is a breath of fresh air to those who disliked the route the Nanoha franchise was going with the Vivid and Force mangas.

And yes, Nanoha Innocent has quite a bit of fanservice as well, but the series plays that to its strength and it's much better than the pointless clothes shredding fanservice that Vivid provides...

Aug 15, 2014 6:35 PM by Killuan

Mr_Gutts said:
definitely will pass characters look too loli or moe

They may look loli but fight like grown ups:

Aug 15, 2014 2:06 PM by Asturaetus

Mr_Gutts said:
definitely will pass characters look too loli or moe

Why do you even bother with threads about series you have never seen?

Aug 15, 2014 2:04 PM by rederoin

definitely will pass characters look too loli or moe

Aug 15, 2014 1:50 PM by Mr_Gutts

*ecstasy*

MY Vivio is back!

Aug 15, 2014 1:00 PM by Haou-Judai

ReaperCreeper said:
I've been meaning to start Nanoha. My only experience with it so far is a crossover one-shot with Prism Illya.

You haven't seen Nanoha?

Which means you haven't experienced the GREATEST Mahou Shoujo to ever be created....Fate?

Shame on you!

Aug 15, 2014 11:15 AM by JustALEX

YES! <3 ☆*・゜゚・*(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆ Thank you for these splendid tidings, Dunois!

Aug 15, 2014 11:09 AM by Ramen

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OH MY GOD. YES.

I've never read ViviD actually, because I really wasn't into reading mangas after finishing StrikerS years ago. But after rewatching the first two seasons last year, I told myself I would read Vivid after rewatching StrikerS but I guess I'll just wait for the animation.

I have a question though, since I haven't read anything after StrikerS. Do we actually get to see Nanoha & Feito-chan a lot in Vivid? I'm seeking for more adult!Fate and Bardiche and I have a love-hate relationship with Vivio.

Aug 15, 2014 10:26 AM by sunny-j

LastChapter said:
I'd happily wait years for Force to be animated just to see Nanoha and her big guns.


wow those pic are epic, even though it's make force feels like infinite stratos a bit (girls with giant arsenals)

Aug 15, 2014 9:48 AM by jonjoy