Questions tagged [nanoha]

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha is a magical-girl anime, which started as a spinoff of the visual novel "Triangle Heart 3". Under pressure of circumstances, 9 year old Takamachi Nanoha became a magic girl in order to retrieve Jewel Seeds, dangerous artifacts which were accidentally spread around the world. It has a number of anime and manga sequels.

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What do I have to watch before watching “Reflection”?

Which of the Nanoha TV series and movies do I have to watch before watching the third movie ("Reflection")? I assume that the first season and "A's" are a necessity, given that "Reflection" appears ...
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Does “Arcus Cultus Aegeas” mean anything?

on Fate's Wikia page it states her personal incantation for the set-up of Bardiche is "Arcus Cultus Aegeas" (アルカス・クルタス・エイギアス Arukasu Kurutasu Eigiasu) Seeing as the phrase is written in Katakana, ...
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Why does Chris take the form of a rabbit?

In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha - ViVid Vivio's Intelligent Device Sacred Heart, AKA Chris, takes the form of a rabbit in Standby Mode while most other characters go something they can wear (ie. Nanoha'...
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Why does Lindy and Leti have the same mark on their foreheads?

Both Lindy and Leti have a mark on their foreheads which appears to be 4 triangles pointing to one another 1 they aren't related. Neither one of their sons, Chrono and Griffith respectfully, have ...
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Why does Hayate have to cover herself when she enters and leaves Saint's Church?

In the scene where Hayate goes to visit Carin after the formation of Riot Force 6 (episode 5 or 6 of StrikerS), when she enters Carin's office, she is seen wearing a shawl, the same kind shown to be ...
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Where was Fate staying during the first season?

The DVDs I own of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha seemed to use very bad fan subs as when Alph first appeared, Arisa kept referring to her as a 'he' (despite clearly seeing her boobs), then Fate was named ...
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Should one read/watch Triangle Heart before diving into the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series?

The question is simple - should one read the manga, watch the OVAs, play the games (personally, I don't have access to these) of Triangle Heart before diving into the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ...
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Where does the “Lyrical” part come from?

I've been wondering where the "Lyrical" part of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha comes from. To the best of my knowledge, none of the Magic the characters use seem to be remotely music based, and even when ...
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Do Spell Ranks have any numerical equivalent?

Looking at Hayate's and Nanoha's spells, some of them are given a rank. For instance, Nanoha's Starlight Breaker is ranked S along with Blast Calamity and Hayate's Ragnarok, while Hayate's (or ...
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What do Belken Devices say for “load cartridge”?

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 ...
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What kinds of companies/businesses do Suzuka's and Arisa's parents own?

In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Arisa and Suzuka are both heiresses. From what I can read from the wikia, Suzuka's family is from Triangle Heart 3 as her older sister Shinobu is one of the heroines; ...
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What exactly is Nanoha's “dead” expression?

According to this Wikia page, where it discusses the difference between TV and DVD: One of the most notable differences is the change of Nanoha's infamous "dead" expression when casting Crossfire ...
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What was wrong with Presea Testarossa?

During the original series of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, on occasion when Presea Testarossa was alone she would cough up blood with more being coughed up as time went on apparently getting weaker as ...
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When did Fate become Erio's and Caro's guardian?

According to the Chronology Page, in 0069, Erio learned that he was an Artificial Mage and he was later taken away to be experimented on. Within the same year, the illegal facility which Erio was in ...
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When was the Wolkenritter summoned?

In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, at the very beginning of the first episode, it showed the Book of Darkness activating. Later in the series, it showed this again, but continuing on showing that the ...
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Was Nanoha critically injured during a Jail Scaglietti Investigation?

During Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS it's revealed that between StrikerS and the end of A's, as Nanoha pushed her body too much without proper rest, she got injured during a mission with Vita ...
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What are Rein's capabilities with others?

In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Reinforce, like Agito, is referred to as a Unison Device, who can fuse with their master to increase their strength. Rein is however a product of the Tome of ...
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Why is Reinforce so small?

At the end, of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's and during Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Reinforce is quite small. However, in the above image she is shown to be just as big as Vita. The image ...
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What differences are there between the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha anime and manga?

I'm look into reading ViviD and Force, the two sequel manga to the StrikerS manga, and I am wondering: what differences are there between the three anime seasons and the three related manga that could ...
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Does Alf work in the Infinite Library?

Throughout Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS we see small appearances of Fate's Familiar Alf. The only time she seems to have an impact in the story is near the end, when she is with Yuuno in the ...
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Were the Jail Scaglietti clones removed from all of The Numbers?

At the end of Magical Girl Lyrical StrikerS, it's revealed that all of The Numbers had a clone of Jail Scaglietti in their wombs, so that in the event of his capture or death, as long as one of The ...
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What are the nationalities of the magic weapons?

It's obvious that the magic weapons that Nanoha and the rest wield have different nationalities, as Rising Heart speaks English, but Hayate's Knight's weapons don't. I am wondering: what are the ...
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What are the Lost Logia?

In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Season 1, Yuuno says that the Lost Logia are remnants of advance civilizations that have since been destroyed, but in Season 3 during Hayate and Fate's briefing on the ...
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How is Reinforce's name supposed to be said?

In season 3 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Hayate calls Reinforce "Rein", and near the end of season 2 she renames Dark Book to Reinforce. However, looking at the text, it looks like "re-in-force" ...
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Is Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS set in a different world/universe

After watching Season 2 (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A) i went to watch the 3rd season (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS), at the end of season 2 during the credit roll Nanoha, Fate and Hayate are ...
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Where do the movies fit within there series timeline?

I have all three seasons of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and the two movies. I am wondering where the movies occur chronologically within in the series. So I can watch them in the proper order.
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Why aren't mages trusted to remove their own limiters?

In Nanoha StrikerS (season 3), several of the high-end mages had limiters imposed on them to limit their power output thereby reducing their mage rank levels: Nanoha Takamachi - S+ reduced to AA. ...
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How does Starlight Breaker work?

Most of Nanoha's attacks consist of emitting some beam or ball of energy through her body or Raising Heart and firing it at the enemy. For instance, here's Divine Buster: Presumably she just uses her ...