Nanoha Detonation Film Opens in Malaysia on December 6
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
GSC Movies began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Friday for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, the second anime film in a two-film project. The video reveals that Odex's Malaysian screening for the film will open on December 6.
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.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation opened at 90 theaters in Japan on October 19 and ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 221,466,600 yen (about US$1.95 million) as of November 4.
The film's new cast includes Kōichi Yamadera as the head of the Planet Reclamation Committee, Eiji Miyashita as Andy Penton, and Yumiko Ōfuku as Jessica Waverly.
The first film in the two-film project, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, opened in Japan in July 2017. Odex screened the film theatrically in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Thailand last year.
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 returned for the second film. Kana Hashidate (Dog Days') drew the character designs, and Shochiku is distributing the films.
Source: GSC Movies' YouTube channel