Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection
Anime movie
DirectorTakayuki Hamana
WriterMasaki Tsuzuki
StudioSeven Arcs
ReleasedJuly 22, 2017[1]

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection (魔法少女リリカルなのはReflection) is the third theatrical anime film in the MGLN franchise. Unlike the previous two films, it will not adapt an existing story (such as StrikerS) but instead feature an original storyline,[2] taking some cue from the plot of The Battle of Aces and The Gears of Destiny but adding original storylines and characters, as well. It is the first part of a two-part story, with the second part titled Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation.

The movie was formerly titled Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA The MOVIE 3rd Reflection, picking up from The MOVIE 2nd A's. On October 2, 2016 (the same day ViVid Strike! went on air), a TV advertisement was released that removed "The MOVIE 3rd" from the planned title, to avoid confusion regarding whether the movie is another existing story remake. Nevertheless, it is part of the movie continuity, continuing with the history and designs in The MOVIE 2nd A's. However, as the primary continuity has zero coverage about what has happened between the early spring and winter of 0067,[3] the story of Reflection may somehow be seen as a re-telling or supplement of this blank period.


The story takes place three months after the epilogue of The MOVIE 2nd A's, with Nanoha and her friends attending 5th grade during the summer of 0067, when there is also no canonical coverage of what happened in the primary continuity. At the same time, the world of Eltria is slowly dying, similar to the setting in The Gears of Destiny.[4]


Theme music
"Destiny's Prelude" by Nana Mizuki
"Invisible Heat" by Nana Mizuki
"Manatsu no Honey Days" by Yukari Tamura
Promotional songs
"Silent Bible" by Nana Mizuki (originally from The Battle of Aces)
"Yūki no Tsubasa" by Yukari Tamura (originally from Reflection Drama CD)
"Negai no Tsubomi" by Nana Mizuki (originally from Reflection Drama CD)






  1. ^ homepage.
  2. ^ Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection Has New Story. Anime News Network (2013-03-24).
  3. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Starter Book.
  4. ^ Megami Magazine, 2017 January issue.

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