Nanoha the Movie 1st announced.

A bit of an early leak of Megami, but this month’s issue brings some of the best news I’ve heard to date.

Yes, they’re making a Nanoha movie and oh god, I nearly came in my pants when I saw the scans. Here’s some details about what’s being announced in Megami this month:

  1. It’s gonna be a “parallel history” movie, and it will be non-canon. Gonna be a “New World” kinda thing. I bet it’s gonna be a more awesome retelling of the series.
  2. Nanoha and Fate will be rivals
  3. The battle clothes and devices will be changed. Apparently Bardiche is gonna get a female VA this time. More details in the scans below
  4. There’s gonna be a 2 hour drama CD, set 3 years after StrikerS, focusing on the rookies. No Nanoha/Fate/Hayate in it apparently.
  5. Movie release date is set for Winter 2009. A lot of time to save up for the DVD’s! Wait, apparently it’s THIS winter.

Scans after the jump.

Nanoha the Movie 1st

Nanoha the Movie 1st

Nanoha the Movie 1st

Nanoha the Movie 1st

Nanoha the Movie 1st

Remember, I’m not the source for the pics, okay.

Anyways, first impresisons… OH FUCK YES MORE NANOHA!!! AND IT’S THE LOLI ONES TOO!!!!

Also, the new devices look positively cooler, especially Bardiche, who’s gonna be feminized too hahaha. Stick doujins anyone?

Nanoha’s Barrier Jacket is also upgraded, and looks more heavy duty now. God I can’t wait for the beamspam.

Oh man, I hope this is gonna be awesome. StrikerS was… forgettable, for the lack of a better word.


  1. Shin Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

    Best piece of news I’ve heard since the announcement of iDOLM@STER for the PSP, which is also due this Winter.

  2. Owen S Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 7:40 pm


    I demand that the fansub groups interested in this break the time/space continuum so that by the time they’re done wasting ti- I mean, subbing it, it will actually be out. on. time. For once. We all know how quick StrikerS subs were.

  3. issa-sa Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

    So long as Mizuki Nana sings the OP!

  4. AstroNerdBoy Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 8:28 pm

    I’d prefer the movie to contain a story with the adult Nanoha but oh well. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the movie, though if it becomes an abridged version of some or all of the first series, it won’t be that great. Few of the anime movies done like this are IMO.

  5. DmonHiro Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 8:30 pm


  6. aeriolewinters Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

    WTF, The new color scheme for RH is cool, I wonder if the retelling will edit out the Generic Mahou Shojo scenes and give us better fight scenes….

  7. kaz3phyrous Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:12 pm

    for lack of better word to describe my reaction to the news…

  8. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

    Hell yeah!
    Finally, soem redeption from 7 seas

  9. Crisu Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:28 pm


    *hyper, excite, nosebleed, faint*

    This is .. the greatest news ever.

    And it has nothing to do with KyoAni, too!

  10. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

    Fuck yeah! The first series was pretty good by itself, especially if they had trimmed off the non-important stuff.

    Loli Nanoha and Fate for life.

  11. du5k Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

    Oh my, thats “Takamachi Vivio” isn’t it?

  12. Pyoro Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

    female VA for bardiche? count me in!
    big explosions ftw!

  13. Billy Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

    YES!!!! YES! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. midenz Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 11:58 pm


  15. animeBSD2 · Nanoha 1st Movie (?) Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 12:38 am

    […] Source 1 | Source 2 | Source 3 […]

  16. lametastic Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    “Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st”
    “the Movie 1st”

    wait, so maybe there will be more? ;_;

  17. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 2:43 am


    Hopefully ^_^

  18. ximpa Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 3:28 am

    I actually liked strikers. Still, interested in this.

  19. Nanoha the Movie Announced! « Open Your Mind Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 3:30 am

    […] one more thing, apparently Bardiche will have a female voice actress… hmmm …deftoned might not like […]

  20. Bluestreak2 Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 4:21 am

    Strikers almost killed the series.
    That’s probably why they are going back to what made the show awesome, Magical School Girls for the WIN.

  21. maximilian Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 5:08 am

    OH MY GOODDDD!!!! YES BABY YES!!! and it’s this winter? Since I can’t read japanese, does it say anywhere in there that says it is like this?

    Oh btw, am I seeing Yuuno in there ? Sheesh, they should just kick him off, and put a yuri relationship there. I’m sure countless fans would be overjoyed, myself included :D .

  22. Moe Check! » As Seen Everywhere Else: Nanoha Movie Announced Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 5:13 am

    […] Apparently the title will be Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha – The MOVIE 1st. The implications are fuelling rampant speculations all over the anime blogosphere even as we speak. […]

  23. T_I Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 5:16 am

    bah.. Subaru, Teana and Ginga made StrikerS more than worth it

    boo to all you haters

  24. Guestur Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 6:09 am

    Nanoha’s new barrier jacket kinda reminds me of Saber’s dress/armor.

  25. maximilian Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 6:34 am

    About devices, blue on RH earns a definite-OK from me. It fits really well.

    And Bardiche this time really looks like a real bardiche, with the top forming a semi-circle. I like the design.

  26. Telliamed Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 7:05 am

    >>> 2. Nanoha and Fate will be rivals

    Ahh… That’ll be some awesome make-up sex there

    >>> Wait, apparently it’s THIS winter.

    Aw, fuck it all… That means they’ll be eligible for next year’s SaiMoe again. 2ch needs a retirement rule.

  27. Desu Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 8:58 am

    @Owen S:

    Where have you been for the past (almost) year? Subs have been available since episodes were aired. You can get the whole collection of Nanoha, with decent seeds, right now on torrent.

  28. C.I. Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 11:28 am


  29. Heero Yuy Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

    @Shin: Whoa, what!? Im@s for PSP?!

    @all this: I’m just waiting for the creators to just come out of the closet and admit this is a Gundam series already…lol

    But seriously, when I noticed this, I started seriously trippin…

  30. deadguy Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

    Is the studio still Seven Arcs? or is some other studio doing the animation?

  31. arigatou Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 4:17 pm


    same studio

  32. Rakuen Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

    So it’s Fate Vs Nanoha here? Sounds gold to me… The unfortunate part of it all is that I still haven’t watched the whole damn thing and it’s frustrating… but still. I’ll watch the movie first… I will still make sense since it’s like a flashback arc…

  33. Jalin Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 6:24 pm


    And WTF? New Raging Heart Look, and new Baradiche look.
    Baradiche looks more stylish now. and Raging Heart looks a bit more heavy duty, so, perhaps an even cooler starlight breaker without damaging RH? =D?

    Nanoha also looks more serious and tougher than the previous series, she’s gonna kick some ass!

    Though Fate still looks just as good.

    Vivio… looks dissapointing xDD
    Well, the grown up versions of the StrikerS seem ok, Subaru still looks the same and good xD

  34. wolfx Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    I want those dakimakura at the bottom left of the last pic. :D

    I see Tia without her twin tails (boo!) and non-loli Vivio for the drama-cd. WTF? Sacriledge!

  35. V Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

    Apparently I ripped off your post… anyway.

    NO to Female!Bardiche(Yes Sire wouldn’t sound right anyways).

    At the very least, it’s more Nanoha.

  36. Heero Yuy Said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    It’s stuff like this that’s making that “subscribe now” button on J-list look all the more palatable…

  37. Lune Said,

    July 31, 2008 @ 2:07 am

    HOLY SHIT!! YES!! i’ve been waiting for this for soooo long >W

  38. The Sojourner Said,

    July 31, 2008 @ 8:26 am


  39. fallen23 Said,

    July 31, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

    What’s up with Tea. I liked her old hairstyle better. Still, this looks great. I just hope it’s not one of those movies that we all wait long for only to find that it sucks…

  40. phossil Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 5:01 am

    Nanoha Rules!!! and now with a Movie!!! Yeay!!!

  41. meidocafe » Blog Archive » Tadaima~ DOZO! Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 6:41 am

    […] ja – heute habe ich auch endlich die Scans gesehen. ZOMG! THE LOLI ONES! *fap fap […]

  42. Nikki Said,

    August 2, 2008 @ 7:03 am

    This is the best new’s i’ve heard all year.

  43. Anonymous Said,

    August 5, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    The chances of this not sucking aren’t that good, is my initial impression.

    I’m still going to be all over it the moment it’s subbed, though. Hope springs eternal.

  44. yuri!!! Said,

    August 7, 2008 @ 3:17 am

    YURIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or I’ll fucking kill some body

  45. RobSchneideristheschtapler Said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 9:42 am

    I wonder if they’re ever going to bring Yuuno back?

  46. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 9:55 am

    Who’s Yuuno? He sounds familiar– who were we talking about again?

  47. Vertix Said,

    November 11, 2008 @ 3:12 am

    *First time poster* I just learned of the movie by going to, and oh my fucking god, I am expecting A’s style battles with StrikerS style equipment. I have a feeling it’s going to be between the A’s and StrikerS arcs, like the manga. And there better be at least enough shoujo-ai to keep the dream alive that they hint at in StrikerS! Also, if they make something bigger than Nanoha’s ultimate attack from StrikerS, I will shit a brick, quite happily.

  48. Snowplum Said,

    April 25, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

    Good news! there will be a fourth season but this time it is in the form of manga and nanoha is 25 years old in this manga.yay! Vivio and Fate rocks!

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