Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation Anime Film Slated For 2018

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st film in 2-part project opened on Saturday, will screen in U.S. in October

The official Twitter account for the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise announced on Saturday that the second of the two announced films in the franchise is titled Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation. The film is slated for 2018. The Twitter account also revealed two visuals.

The first of the films, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, premiered in Japan on Saturday. Eleven Arts announced earlier this month that it will screen the first film in the United States in October.

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.

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 2016.

[Via Otakomu]

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