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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
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Anime series
DirectorKeizō Kusakawa
WriterMasaki Tsuzuki
StudioSeven Arcs
NetworkChiba TV
Original runOctober 1, 2005 – December 24, 2005
Episodes13 (episode list)
Canon
ContinuityPrimary
Chronology0065 (second half)

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's (魔法少女リリカルなのは A's(エース) Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha Ēsu) is a thirteen episode anime that aired between October 1 and December 24, 2005. It is the sequel to Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and thus, the second entry in the main Nanoha continuity.

StoryEdit

Six months after the end of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Fate travels to Midchilda to stand trial, while Nanoha returns to the life of an ordinary girl. One day, however, she is attacked by a mysterious red knight who serves the Book of Darkness: a Lost Logia that must be filled with magic drained from mages' Linker Cores or the spirits of ordinary living beings before it kills its current owner, Hayate Yagami. As old friends reunite to deal with the new threat, they discover the truth behind the Book and its troubled history with the Time-Space Administrative Bureau.

EpisodesEdit

#TitleAir date
01"The Beginning Comes Suddenly" (はじまりは突然になの Hajimari wa totsuzen ni nano)1 October 2005
Nanoha, who is awaiting Fate's return, is ambushed by Vita and Graf Eisen for her Linker Core. Vita gains the advantage by using the cartridge system to increase her weapon's power. At the last minute when all seems hopeless Fate, Arf, and Yuuno arrive.
02"Once Again, the Storms of Battle" (戦いの嵐、ふたたびなの Tatakai no arashi, futatabi nano)8 October 2005
Nanoha and Fate fight the much stronger Wolkenritter, and in the end Nanoha loses her Linker Core to the enemy while both Raising Heart and Bardiche are in severely damaged states.
03"Reunion, and Then Relocation!" (再会、そしてお引っ越しなの! Saikai, soshite ohikkoshi nano!)15 October 2005
With what happened to Nanoha, the Asura crew has been asigned the mission of stopping the Wolkenritter, and with the Asura being upgraded the captain's team consisting of Admiral Lindy, Chrono, Amy, and Fate move into Nanoha's neighborhood for the time being. At the end of the episode Raising Heart and Bardiche demand a new and dangerous modification to their design.
04"Our New Powers Activate!" (新たなる力、起動なの! Arata naru chikara, kidō nano!)22 October 2005
Hayate's condition worsens, the TSAB corner the Wolkenritter in a barrier so Nanoha and Fate can take them on, to Nanoha and Fate's surprise Raising Heart and Bardiche begin a different Set Up. Amy tells them that their Devices have been upgraded from Raising Heart to Raising Heart Excelion and from Bardiche to Bardiche Assault.
05"It Was a Small Wish (Part 1)" (それは小さな願いなの (前編) Sore wa chiisa na negai nano (Zenpen))29 October 2005
Signum breaks into the TSAB barrier to help out her teammates with a fight soon following. Nanoha and Fate gain the advantage over their opponents, but a mysterious man arrives to help, and Shamal sacrifices some of the Book of Darkness's pages in order to destroy the barrier and allow the Wolkenritter to escape. It is revealed that the Wolkenritter are programs of the Book of Darkness.
06"It Was a Small Wish (Part 2)" (それは小さな願いなの (後編) Sore wa chiisa na negai nano (Kōhen))5 November 2005
Signum and Shamal recall coming into Hayate's service, and how the love she showed them caused them to develop emotions. While she asked them not to fight, they eventually realized that unless the Book was completed, her life would be endangered, and decided to gather mana for that purpose.
07"With the Broken Past and Present" (壊れた過去と現在となの Kowareta kako to genzai to nano)12 November 2005
Fate and Nanoha again confront Signum and Vita, trying to get them to reveal their motivations. The mysterious man protects Vita from Nanoha's attack, and then intervenes in Signum's fight with Fate, stealing Fate's Linker Core and incapacitating her.
08"A Tragic Resolve Is the Courageous Decision" (悲しい決意、勇気の選択なの Kanashī ketsui, yūki no sentaku nano)19 November 2005
Hayate's condition worsens, and she is hospitalized after collapsing at home. The TSAB realize that the Book of Darkness is going to kill Hayate upon its completion. Nanoha and Fate visit Hayate in the hospital through Suzuka, a mutual friend.
09"Christmas Eve" (クリスマス·イブ Kurisumasu Ibu)26 November 2005
Chrono continues his research on the Book of Darkness. On Christmas Eve, Nanoha and Fate give Hayate a surprise visit, and encounter the Wolkenritter in the hospital room, learning of their connection to her. The groups fight that night on the hospital roof, but two masked men intervene, incapacitating Nanoha and Fate and draining the Wolkenritter's Linker Cores. Taking on Nanoha and Fate's appearance, they then summon Hayate to the roof and kill Vita in front of her to force her to awaken the Book of Darkness.
10"Destiny" (運命 Unmei)3 December 2005
Hayate is engulfed by the Book's power. Chrono fights the masked men and discovers that they are the Liese Twins, Admiral Gil Graham's familiars, and that Graham had planned for Hayate to complete the Book of Darkness in order to seal it and her away. While Arisa and Suzuka learn the truth about Nanoha and Fate, Fate gets absorbed by the Book of Darkness.
11"Christmas Eve Gift" (聖夜の贈り物 Seiya no Okurimono)10 December 2005
Fate is trapped in a dream of an ideal life with Alicia and a sane Precia, but manages to break free. Hayate reaches out to the Book of Darkness, renaming it Reinforce.
12"Night's End, Journey's End" (夜の終わり、旅の終わり Yoru no owari, tabi no owari)17 December 2005
Hayate regains control of Reinforce, and revives the Wolkenritter. The Wolkenritter and Hayate team up with Nanoha's group to defeat the corrupted Defense Program of the book of Darkness.
13"Stand By, Ready" (スタンバイ·レディ Sutanbai Redī)24 December 2005
Although the danger is averted, the potential for the corruption to return remains, and Reinforce gives up her existence in order to prevent that. Hayate and the Wolkenritter join the TSAB, and Nanoha tells her family about what she has been doing as a mage. Six years later, Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate are in middle school, with Hayate having a second Reinforce by her side.

MusicEdit

Opening
"Eternal Blaze" by Nana Mizuki
Ending
"Spiritual Garden" by Yukari Tamura
Insert
"Brave Phoenix" by Nana Mizuki (played in the battle against the Book of Darkness' Defense Program)
"Snow Rain" by Ueda Kana (played when Hayate renames the Book of Darkness)

Sound StagesEdit

TitleEpisodePublished
A's Sound Stage 013.523 November 2005
A's Sound Stage 026.512 January 2006
A's Sound Stage M7.5February 2006
A's Sound Stage 03148 March 2006

Supplemental materialEdit

DVD BookletsEdit

The booklets shipped with the DVD release contained character, world, and Device designs, as well as the Magic Dictionary.

List of contents coming soon...

DVD Device CardsEdit

List of contents coming soon...

Setting Info CollectionEdit

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Setting Info Collection (設定資料集). Description coming soon...

Visual Fan BookEdit

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/A's Visual Fan Book. Description coming soon...

Draft Illustration CollectionEdit

Masaki Tsuzuki Draft Illustration Collection (原案畫集). Description coming soon...

Characters Edit

Devices Edit

Spells Edit

Settings Edit

External LinksEdit

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