Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation Film Unveils Designs, October 19 Opening
posted on by Egan Loo
The "Lyrical Party VI" event announced on Sunday that the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation anime film will open in Japan on October 19. The anime's official website also updated with a story introduction and character designs:
Participating theaters will begin selling the second batch of advance tickets for the film with a clear file folder on Friday. Both the ticket and the clear file feature a new visual:
The film will feature the theme song "Invisible Heat" performed by Nana Mizuki:
The first film in the two-film project, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, opened in Japan on July 22. Eleven Arts screened the film in U.S. theaters on February 9 in Japanese with English subtitles.
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.
The website teases that the new film will delve into the history between Iris and Yuri, and the tragedy of Eltoria's "Planet Reclamation Committee."
Masaki Tsuzuki, the franchise creator and scriptwriter, is credited with the original work, and also penned the scripts of both films. Takayuki Hamana (The Prince of Tennis, Library War, Appleseed XIII) directed the first film at Seven Arcs Pictures, and both are returning for the second film. Kana Hashidate (Dog Days') drew the character designs, and Shochiku is distributing the films. Nana Mizuki performed the first film's theme song "Destiny's Prelude."
Update: Plot teaser added.
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