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1st Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection Film's Teaser Video, Story Unveiled

posted on by Karen Ressler
Key visual revealed for July theatrical film

The official website for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection anime film project posted a teaser promotional video, key visual, and story for the first film on Monday. The video features Nana Mizuki's song "Silent Bible." Mizuki released the song in 2010, and it was used as the opening theme for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces PlayStation Portable game. In addition, the staff announced that Yōko Hikasa will play the new character Iris.

In the story, a pair of researchers stay behind on their dying planet of Eltria with their two daughters, Amitie and Kirie, in hopes of finding a way to revive the planet. But when the husband Granz falls ill it seems their dream of reviving the planet will die. Against her older sister's wishes, Kirie sets off with her childhood friend Iris to seek help from a distant alternate world. They arrive in Japan on Earth to search for the key to their planet's regeneration. There, they meet Nanoha Takamachi, Fate T. Harlaown, and Hayate Yagami.

Franchise creator Masaki Tsuzuki previously stated in an interview with Gakken's Megami Magazine that the story will be completely new, and will take place three months after Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's, when Nanoha and the other characters are in the summer of their fifth grade.

The film will open in Japan on July 22. The project is planned as two films, though the second film's release date has not yet been revealed.

Yukari Tamura, Nana Mizuki, and Kana Ueda are reprising their roles as Nanoha Takamachi, Fate T. Harlaown, and Hayate Yagami, respectively. Haruka Tomatsu will voice Amitie Florian, and Satomi Satou will voice Kirie Florian. Both characters debuted in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny PlayStation Portable game in 2011, but have not appeared in any anime in the franchise. Tomatsu and Satou reprise their roles from the game.

Masaki Tsuzuki is credited with the original work, and is also penning the script. Takayuki Hamana (The Prince of Tennis, Library War, Appleseed XIII) is directing the film at Seven Arcs Pictures. Kana Hashidate (Dog Days) is drawing the character designs, and Shochiku is distributing the film.

Tsuzuki's Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise includes four television anime series, two anime films, and numerous spinoff manga. The fourth television anime series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, premiered in April 2015.ViVid Strike!, the new television anime by franchise creator and scriptwriter Masaki Tsuzuki, premiered in October.

Source: Moca News

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