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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection Anime Film to Screen in U.S. on February 9

posted on by Karen Ressler
Eleven Arts sets subtitled theatrical premiere date, streams trailer

Eleven Arts Anime Studio announced on Wednesday that it will screen the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection anime film in U.S. theaters on February 9, 2018. Screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

The company began streaming a trailer:

The company previously announced plans to screen the film this winter.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection opened in Japan on July 22. The project is planned as two films. The second film, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, will open in 2018.

In the story, a pair of researchers stay behind on their dying planet of Eltoria with their two daughters, Amitie and Kyrie, in hopes of finding a way to revive the planet. But when the husband Grants falls ill it seems their dream of reviving the planet will die. Against her older sister's wishes, Kyrie 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, the franchise creator and scriptwriter, is credited with the original work, and also penned the script. Takayuki Hamana (The Prince of Tennis, Library War, Appleseed XIII) directed the film at Seven Arcs Pictures. Kana Hashidate (Dog Days) drew the character designs, and Shochiku is distributing the film. Nana Mizuki performed the film's theme song "Destiny's Prelude."

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