I'm trying to figure out what Belken Devices like Graf Eisen and Laevatein say when they use the Cartridge System, i know that when Mid-Children Devices Rasing Heart and Bardiche say the English "Load Cartridge"

i have tried passing in "load cartridge" into Google Translate, ofcause that didn't go well and i also did load and cartridge separately however can't find neither one in the Nanoha A's Special CD Soundtracks (which came with some tracks of the Devices talking).

i'm looking for what they say and the English equivalent on the off chance they don't say word-for-word load cartridge

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Here's a quote from the manga wikia on Vita's list of attacks:

Nachladen — Not a real attack, just Graf Eisen reloading cartridges.

Explosion — Also not an attack; Graf Eisen says this when using cartridges, analogous to the English-speaking devices' "Load cartridge."

Source: Vita (Nanoha) Manga Wikia page

Nachladen is also the term listed on the Signum manga wikia page, a German word which translates to "Reload".

Despite what the manga wikia says, I always thought that the Belken devices use "Reload" in the same way that the Mid-Children Devices use "Load Cartridge", and "Explosion" is when they're being used, particularly multiple cartridges. (Passing reference of this on the Nanoha wikia Vita page).

I admit that I have not watch/read/listened to all of the anime, manga, drama CD, etc. and my understanding is that there may be minor differences.

  • in the Nanoha A's Special CD Soundtracks Laevatein also says explosion (it seems to be pronounced differently). i'd have to dig up the anime to see what happens when "Explosion" is said but since the copy i have had fan subs i kinda don't trust them for iding "Nachladen". could you explain the difference between "reloading cartridges" and the "analogous to the English-speaking devices' "Load cartridge."" because to me it seems the same.
    – Memor-X
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 21:45
  • I am accepting now however as the Book of Darkness and Klarwind uses "Anfang" which equals "Start" instead of the Mid-Childan "Standby Ready, Setup" so "Nachladen" = "Reload" would make sense if Belkan Devices don't use the exact same phrasing as Mid-Childan ones but similar, less wordy versions
    – Memor-X
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 21:52
  • updated the answer a bit. Sorry I don't have a definitive answer. I'd have to dig up my copies and I'm not entirely sure where they are right now.
    – Arty-chan
    Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 17:38

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