Not your average magical girl fare


Background Information


Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is an anime and manga series, originally a spin-off of the Triangle Heart 3 video game, that currently has 4 main parts written by Masaki Tsuzuki. The anime has 3 seasons, each of which have different titles. The first is simply called Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, the second is Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, and the third is Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. It should be noted there's 10 year gap between the two sequels. The story continues in manga form with a fourth series titled Magical War Chronicle Lyrical Nanoha Force and is currently being published in Newtype. There is also a spin off manga, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, that takes place between the third and fourth series currently being published in Comp Ace. It has also spawned video games, two movies, and several other manga.

The plot focuses on Nanoha Takamachi, a 3rd grade girl who falls into the generic "randomly meet some supernatural creature/person, suddenly gain powers, and fight evil" trope. Despite the title, the series is a battle anime rather than a magical girl anime, and borrows various elements from classic mecha and super robot shows. The first season is only mediocre, but the plot picks up during the later two seasons, with many well - developed villainous characters and well - choreographed and exciting battles. It should be noted that the third season takes place some 10 years after the first, where many of the familiar characters are older.

There are at least two different canonical continuities. There's a primary canon, which consists of the aforementioned anime series and manga. The two movies exist as documentary films in the primary canon, but are also confirmed to be an actual universe that exists. Another continuity was introduced with the releases of two video games, Magical Girl Lyrical Portable: The Battle of Aces and a sequel subtitled The Gears of Destiny, existing as a parallel universe of A's.

Standing in the Battledome

Nanoha is a relatively powerful universe, consisting of several characters having flight, automatic defenses, ranging from hypersonic+ to massively hypersonic (at least in the quadruple digits mach range for top tiers) combat/reaction speed, and characters possessing destructive power going up to the city and multi-continent level range. They have an assortment of abilities like teleportation and BFR (even between dimensions), spatial manipulation, intangibility, transmutation, magic sealing, time sealing, pocket dimension creation and destruction, etc. Recent events introduced Eclipse Drivers appropriately initially referred to as "Mage Slayers" who have regenerative powers,  virtual immunity to magic and the ability to negate it.

The series takes place in multiverse with various dimensional transportation methods and dimensional weapons. Some of the technology in the verse consists of an interdimensional fleet of warships equipped with a cannon that can completely annihilate the area of a country by distorting time and space, items that can destroy a planet and even potentially destroy all of dimensional space. Taking the parallel universe of A's in the game into account, the entity Unbreakable Dark/Yuri Eberwein (originally sealed within the Book of Darkness) can destroy multiple planets in a single attack at full power. There's also magic items capable of time travel and transporting people to another universe available.

As a verse, it is above the likes of Yu Yu Hakusho, HST, Negima, and Toriko.

Nanohaverse Respect Thread

Supporters of the Series

  • Amae
  • Ampchu
  • Basilikos
  • Boomy
  • Dark Evangel
  • Endless Mike
  • Fang
  • Garv
  • Gundam Meister
  • ~Greed~
  • Kira-chan
  • Jane Crocker
  • Roman55
  • skiboydoggy
  • Weather
  • Xelloss

Haters of the Series


  • Tabrith

Character Profiles

Riot Force 6/Special Duty Section 6
Time-Space Administration Bureau
Huckebein Family

Grendel Family
Kurt Grendel
Mariya Ranevskaya
Quinn Garand
Lolo Endive

Inter-Middle Championship

Ancient Belka
Olivie Segbrecht
Claus G.S. Ingvalt
Unbreakable Dark/Yuri Eberwein


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Weapon Profiles

Faction Profiles

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Vehicle Profiles

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  • Claudia
  • Saint's Cradle
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