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Yumina Narrates 1st Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection Film's 3 New Ads

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st film opens on July 22

The official website for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection anime film project began streaming a commercial for the film on June 5, and two more on Monday. The character Yumina narrates all three commercials so far, with guest narrators in each new commercial, including Fūka and Rinne for the first commercial, Einhard and Sieglinde for the second commercial, and Vivio and Miura for the third commercial.

The site previously streamed a trailer for the film earlier this month.

The film's new characters and their voice cast members are:

Kana Ueda as Dearche, the materialized form of the "Spirit of Kings" awakened from the pages of the Book of the Night Sky

Yukari Tamura as Shtel, the materialized form of a "Spirit" awakened from the pages of the Book of the Night Sky

Nana Mizuki as Leby (Levy), the materialized form of a "Spirit" awakened from the pages of the Book of the Night Sky

Kana Asumi as Yuri, an entity key to the story

Other cast members include:

Ueda, Tamura, Mizuki are also reprising their returning characters of Hayate Yagami, Nanoha Takamachi, and Fate T. Harlaown, respectively.

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, although the second film's release date has not yet been revealed.

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. (Slightly different versions of Dearche, Shtel, and Leby also appeared in the game.) Yōko Hikasa will play the new character Iris.

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. Nana Mizuki is performing the film's theme song "Destiny's Prelude."

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.

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