Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's

Title:Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
Keywords: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Notables: Donna Burke
Kevin J. England
R1 License - FUNimation
R1 License - Geneon (Defunct)
Several months after Nanoha first became a Magical Girl, she still is unable to personally meet with her new close friend, Fate Testarossa, who is being tried in the Space / Time Administration Bureau for her association in the Lost Logia case. They still communicate through video-mail and hope to see each other in-person once again. Their reunion is not a happy one, unfortunately, as several people who call themselves "Velka-Type Knights" battle Nanoha above the city. Their objective is to fill the pages of the Book of Darkness by stealing the magical power of anyone they can find. Nanoha and Fate must once again team up to stop their plans and save the world. (from
[13 TV episodes]
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Rent 8 7 8 6 7 7 Ggultra2764 [series:1251#1552]
For the most part, Lyrical Nanoha A's retains many of the elements from Lyrical Nanoha's first season. The show retains the scientific means of being a mahou shoujo, the efforts of the Time-Space Administration Bureau to deal with magical threats and dealing with tragic villains. The tragic "villains" for this season are the Belka Knights whose reasons for collecting magic for the Book of Darkness aren't as evil as one would assume and we get introduced to a new heroine in the form of Hayate with a serious problem she faces connected to the magical weapon. Unlike the first season, Nanoha A's carries a more serious mood as the Book of Darkness crisis proves to be a serious threat for Nanoha, Fate and the TSAB to handle throughout the series and often gets in the way of any normalcy that Nanoha and Fate have in their everyday lives. The series does resort to a number of the conventional elements from mahou shoujo titles to advance its plot such as power upgrades, the transformation sequences (still creeps me out seeing this with nine year old girls) and "power of friendship" plot devices. Still, the plot proved to be of a slightly better quality than the first season since the Book of Darkness storyline took up the whole season of the series and we had no shallow baddie like Fate's mother from season one. I'm not sure if I want to check out Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS anytime soon as I'm still not deeply attached on the Lyrical Nanoha franchise. But the first two seasons have made decent time killers of what I've seen thus far.

Last updated Wednesday, November 30 2011. Created Wednesday, November 30 2011.
Unevaluated Forbin [series:1251#1573]
I don't know.

I haven't seen Nanoha or Striker so I can't compare.

My biggest problem with this is I am watching the official 'Geneon Release' Turns out Funi didn't even BOTHER to change the credits and at the end it says go to '' and read more (That site was for the USA).

The Dub is AWFUL! I think they just pulled a bunch of bums off the street. Girls sound like Men, and men sound like Girls. It's Anarchy!

Last updated Wednesday, October 07 2009. Created Wednesday, October 07 2009.
Buy 10 10 10 6 10 10 Xenoknight [series:1251#2967]
Completed... Final review soon...

Ep 1: As brilliantly as ever, the series continues a few months after the end of the prior season. Things are going smoothly until some crazy girl attacks all of a sudden...

Ep 2 had our heroes being pushed back! All of them got beat down by these new "Velka Knights". This episode shows just how much this anime has matured fom the prior season, though I already considered the last season perfect!

Ep 3: SERVER LOSS! I'm not typing it over again... V_V

Ep 4 was great until the end where things will get tumultuous soon enough. Our favorite magic girls get a powerful weapon upgrade that will certainly level the playing field against the Velka Knights. The fated pair transform with new clothes, new maximum magic levels, and super “G” status looking weapons. It's time to return the favor from episode two! Stand by... Ready... Get set... Set up...

Ep 5 had a serious abundance of action. Though I didn't take to kindly to the fake Ivy snake sword reference, I enjoyed the battles as our girls were able to "cut-loose" and exact some revenge on the Velka Knights! This episode was filled with new attacks, increased speed, and augmented magical power. The entire presentation of the anime is focused on combat and I have to admit i'm loving every minute of it. I can say this title trumps the prior season in terms of raw fighting prowess.

Ep 6 gives the back story of just what the big deal is with the Book of Darkness and the Velka Knights! As one might predict, their reasons are valid and they must succeed or else but our gang can't let them use the book at any cost. We have the two sides, both must succeed and neither can afford to fail. Great story-line...

Ep 7 had a solid match between Fate and Signum! Their battles are always intense and they fought as equals in the vastness of the scorching hot desert with nothing to limit their attacks. The quality of the battles just keeps improving and it really is interesting to watch Fate continue to grow in power and speed as the anime cranks the destruction factor up another notch. With the rate that battle was going, they could have kicked up enough sand to start several sand storms at once! As they are about to end the bout drenched in blood of their weapon clashes, an unexpected guest ruins the fun...

Ep 8 had some sad fortunes befall our heroes, the Velka Knights' situation is more dire now than ever before, and a certain someone has less than a month to live!!! The Book of Darkness is one unstoppable entity for sure.

Ep 9: Aside from the unbelievable discovery of the Velka Knights' purpose, the undeniable betrayal of a certain unknown ally, and the extreme female nudity at the end; The unthinkable finally happens and the world is in for some serious trouble. I loved how Vita calls Nanoha a devil and Nano replies with – "It’s okay if i’m a devil", as she walks through a column of flames. That scene was serious.

Ep 10 had gallons of surprises, one after another, both good and bad.

Ep 11: Who is this "Linith" person they mention? She wasn't from the prior season. Anyway, the big thing to mention here is that Nanoha's Excelion Buster was ridiculous! The Excelion Buster A.C.S. attack was the most beautiful attack in the whole series so far and it consumed such a tremendous amount of cartridges (magic steroid pills), that I thought she was going to destroy the planet for a second there since each cartridge alone is enough to at least put a "crater-like scar" on a planet in terms of destructive force!

Ep 12 had another awesome display of magic as they all faced the final enemy.

Ep 13 had a sad ending to one issue but a fantastic beginning to another. Six years later we get to see the girls and how they've grown and matured. Everything is fine and it all ends beautifully.

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Last updated Wednesday, October 07 2009. Created Saturday, October 25 2008.
Buy 10 10 10 7 10 10 aoneish [series:1251#1615]
wow. this sequel begins with a bang, the type of all out fight you see at the end of things, not at the beginning. all the characters are brought in in the first two episodes. i must say, i'm extremely impressed with the magical fighting, in the first series, and now in the second series i notice it even more. there's also a battle mentality that they put in the signum/fate fight that i was surprised to see in a show just as this one. i really have no complaints about this one. it's pretty fantastic. the story's once again very well done, the characters very rounded, the music tasteful if not memorable, and of course the animation is very very fluid. the final fight, while epic and cool cause you get to see everyone in action (i could have wished for more of chrono fighting and yuuno fighting, they didn't get much screentime), i still like the first fight better. more emotion involved instead of just standing around shooting. and the integrationg between technology and magic is never more apparent than at the end. it's really very cool. a series well worth buying.

Last updated Wednesday, September 20 2006. Created Tuesday, September 19 2006.
Buy 8 8 8 8 8 8 AstroNerdBoy [series:1251#436]

Having found itself a good foundation in Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, this sequel series continues were that one left off. So we get to see the continued look at Fate-chan's life and how she comes into a new family, which is very nice. This ran through the course of the series and while not a major topic of focus, it was never forgotten. Hat's off to the writers for that.

Since a new villian was required for a new series (and another Lost Logia artifact), we didn't get just one, but rather four villians. As before, the villians aren't just two-dimentional things, but rather are 3D characters with a very understandable purpose. Since they are guardians to the crippled, wheelchair-bound Hyatte-chan, it makes them even more interesting. Hyatte-chan is certainly a very "moé" character, and she makes things more interesting with her innocence and positive outlook on life.

Raging Heart and Bardiche get upgraded in this series, which is pretty cool. Donna Burke is still fun to hear as Raging Heart, but the Japanese have her saying dopy things like, "Please call me 'cartridge load'" when they mean "Please order me to 'cartridge load'." Why hire a native English speaker to speak clear English, only to have her speak Engrish sentences? Makes no sense to me. Should there be a third season, I'm hopeful that the Japanese writers will come to understand this and consult with Donna to have proper English sentences spoken.

The lolicon crowd will be happy that Nanoha and Fate-chan get naked again. In episode 4, they are given a new transformation sequence so show off their lolicon goods. To be fair, I don't remember there being that many transformation sequences this time compared to last.

The final episode was very cool, with the character shown six-years later at the end of the episode. So we know what everyone is doing at that time, and I liked seeing that. Rumor has it that a third series is in the works and it will take place with the girls as 3rd-year middle schoolers. I hope that is the case.

Bottom line: a suprisingly decent mahou shoujo sequel title that continues to build on the success of the original. As such, I give it a "buy" rating.

Last updated Friday, January 20 2006. Created Friday, November 25 2005.

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