|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection|
|Released||July 22, 2017|
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, taking some cue from the plot of The Gears of Destiny but adding original storylines and characters, as well. It will be the first part of a two-part story, with the second part yet to be announced.
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, 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.
- "Silent Bible" by Nana Mizuki (used in promotional video)
|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha official media|
|Primary continuity||Nanoha (light novel) • Nanoha A's (THE COMICS) • Nanoha StrikerS (THE COMICS, Sound Stage X) • Nanoha ViVid (anime) • ViVid Strike! • Nanoha Force (NEXT)|
|Original continuity||Triangle Heart 3 • Lyrical Toy Box|
|Movie continuity||The MOVIE 1st (ORIGINAL CHRONICLE The 1st) • The MOVIE 2nd A's • Reflection|
|Portable continuity||The Battle of Aces • The Gears of Destiny|
|Brave Duel continuity||Nanoha INNOCENT (game) • Nanoha INNOCENT (manga) (INNOCENTS, Material Girls.)|
|Standalone works||MOVIE 1st THE COMICS • The Gears of Destiny: Material Girls. • Nanoha×Fate • Magic Girl Fatal Fate|