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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation Anime Film Reveals New Visual, 3 More Cast Members

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kōichi Yamadera, Eiji Miyashita, Yumiko Ōfuku join cast for film opening on October 19

The official Twitter account of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation anime film revealed a new visual for the film on Wednesday.

The account also revealed more cast members on Wednesday. Kōichi Yamadera will play the chief of the Planet Reclamation Committee, Eiji Miyashita will play Andy Penton, and Yumiko Ōfuku will play Jessica Webary.

Additionally, the Twitter account revealed that the first film, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, will have a "remastered" screening in theaters in Japan starting on September 28. The screenings will also screen an exclusive trailer for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation will open in Japan on October 19. Nana Mizuki will perform the film's theme song "Never Surrender." The film's website previously teased that the new film will delve into the history between Iris and Yuri, and the tragedy of Eltoria's "Planet Reclamation Committee."

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.

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 (link 2), Anime! Anime! (MoA)

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