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Nana Mizuki Returns to Sing Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation Film's Theme Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd film in 2-part project opens in Japan on October 19

The official Twitter account of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation anime film announced on Saturday that Nana Mizuki will perform the film's theme song "NEVER SURRENDER." The song's CD single will ship on October 24 as the singer's 38th single.

Mizuki also performed the insert song "Invisible Heat" and the ending theme song "Destiny's Prelude" for the previous Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection film last year. Mizuki plays main character Fate Testarossa Harlaown in the franchise.

The film will open in Japan on October 19.

The first film in the two-film project, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, opened in Japan in July 2017. Eleven Arts screened the film in U.S. theaters on February 9 in Japanese with English subtitles, and also screened the film in Canada on March 2.

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.

Sources: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation film's official Twitter account, Animate Times

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