|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (manga)|
Promotion image for INNOCENT manga
|Original run||July 26, 2012 (manga) – ongoing|
The manga Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (魔法少女リリカルなのはINNOCENT Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha INNOCENT) is part of the official multimedia spinoff series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT, set in a world parallel to other continuities.
The plot of the series is known as Brave Duel, a motion-sensing simulation card game with team battles. The INNOCENT manga serves as an explanation of story and settings, and presumably a promotional material of the upcoming social game.
The manga is first published on CompAce magazine in July 2012 for the prologue, and from October 2012 for main chapters. It is illustrated by Shūichi Kawakami (aka SYU), who has been a doujin illustrator of the Nanoha series.
Each chapter title is fully styled as "DUEL:0X「Title」".
|00||"On Your Mark!"||26 July 2012|
The series adopts a star system for the characters, starring most characters from other Nanoha productions. However, without any setting related to magic, humanoid characters are all human, e.g. Fate Testarossa (originally Artificial Mage), Reinforce (originally Unison Device), Wolkenritter (except Zafira), Materials and Gears; whilst Familiars and Zafira become pets.
Characters are mainly grouped into three teams, as follows:
- Hobby Shop T&H team
- In addition to Nanoha Takamachi and Fate Testarossa, the team also features Alisa Bannings, Suzuka Tsukimura and Alicia Testarossa.
- Old Bookshop Yagami-dō team
- Granz Observatory team
- Featuring the Florian family and the Purple Sky family members. Characters from Materials are renamed, e.g. "Dearche Kings Claudia"; and their "magic circles" also become Formula Plates.
Generally, the movie version is adopted for "Device" designs and "magic circles".
- ^ Comp Ace magazine, 2012-August issue (published in June 2012).
|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha official media|
|Original continuity||Triangle Heart 3 • Lyrical Toy Box|
|Primary continuity||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha • Nanoha A's (THE COMICS) • Nanoha StrikerS (THE COMICS, Sound Stage X) • Nanoha ViVid • Nanoha Force (NEXT)|
|Movie continuity||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st • The MOVIE 2nd A's|
|Portable continuity||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces • The Gears of Destiny|
|INNOCENT||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (video game) • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (manga)|
|Standalone works||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha MOVIE 1st THE COMICS • Nanoha×Fate • Magic Girl Fatal Fate|