Fate Testarossa.

Friend: What did you think about the Nanoha movie?

Me: It's always interesting to see how a series can be compressed and distilled into a movie.

Friend: Don't bluff, you're watching it for the naked loli transformation scenes, right?

Me: Actually, I'm watching it for the loli in the commentary track asking the shota what he thought about the naked loli transformation scenes.

2 Responses to “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st – Priorities”
  1. Balorn says:

    Hm… guess I'll have to see if I can hunt down the commentary track and an English translation of it. Ideally, it would be published here (US) on blu-ray, commentary and all, but I'm not going to hold my breath for that.

    What impressed me was that they managed to include pretty much all the major plot bits and add a good bit more backstory. It was nice to finally get some more info and characterization for Linith, for example, who seemed to show up out of nowhere in Fate's dream at the end of A's (yes, I've heard she's introduced in the Sound Stages; that doesn't do me a lot of good).

    I do suggest, if you haven't already, that you track down and read the manga for the movie. Though it splits off into AU, it still includes even more backstory, including explaining those flashes from Nanoha's memories we briefly see when she's deciding what to talk to Fate about, among other things.

    I do wonder how they're going to handle A's though; canonically, the movie exists within the Nanoha universe, but as I understand Admiral Graham's actions, which kinda drive a good chunk of the plot, aren't exactly supposed to be public knowledge. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  2. Meagen says:

    The movie tie-in manga is the most angsty and depressing thing ever. In the first chapter, we learn that a pre-magic Nanoha just has to go to the pier now and then to *break down and cry* at the utter emptiness and lack of direction in her life.