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Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force
Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force
Manga series
AuthorMasaki Tsuzuki
IllustratorYukari Higa
MagazineNyantype
PublisherKadokawa Shoten
Original runJuly 30, 2009 – on hiatus
Volumes6+
Chapters31+ (chapter list)
Canon
ContinuityPrimary
Chronology0081

Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force (魔法戦記リリカルなのはForce Mahō Senki Ririkaru Nanoha Force, "Magical War Chronicle Lyrical Nanoha Force"), is an on-going manga that takes place six years after Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. Like other major installments of the primary continuity, its story focuses on a Lost Logia, the Bible of Silver Cross, a magical tome based off an Ancient Belkan artifact, and sees the former members of Riot Force 6 join forces once again to form Special Duty Section 6. The series is illustrated by Yukari Higa (of Shina Dark fame) and written by Masaki Tsuzuki.

The series was put on an indefinite hiatus in July 2013, after 31 chapters had been published.

TitleEdit

The manga's title is the first one in the series to not contain "Magical Girl" in it, signifying the departure from the original magical girl genre (which has been a continuous trend in the series for a long time).

The subtitle "Force" can also be interpreted as a pun on "fourth" in Japanese pronunciation, because Force is chronologically the fourth major entry in the main Nanoha continuity to star Nanoha Takamachi in a major role (SSX didn't feature her at all, while ViVid focuses on Vivio). Additionally, the new heroine Lily is also coded Strosek-4th.

Bound volumesEdit

The tankōbon release of Force contained additional information on the series' setting, particularly, the Magic Dictionary. Six bound volumes have been released so far:[1]

  • Volume 1 contains chapters 00 through 04.
  • Volume 2 contains chapters 05 through 09.
  • Volume 3 contains chapters 10 through 14.
  • Volume 4 contains chapters 15 through 19.
  • Volume 5 contains chapters 20 through 24.
  • Volume 6 contains chapters 25 through 29.

A fully colored version of the tankōbon, titled Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force true colored, is also being released. However, due to the suspension of Force since June 2013, only volume 1 to 4 have been released so far.

ChaptersEdit

All chapters were originally given English titles in the Japanese manga, but official katakana spellings were added retroactively later. Each chapter title is fully styled as "Record0X:「Title」", except the prologue, which was simply "Record00".

#TitlePublished
00"Prologue"30 April 2009
01"Engage" (エンゲージ Engēji)30 July 2009
02"Lily-Strosek" (リリィ・シュトロゼック Rirī Shutorozekku)30 September 2009
03"Hückebein" (フッケバイン Fukkebain)30 November 2009
04"Eclipse" (エクリプス Ekuripusu)30 January 2010
05"Blood & Flame" (ブラッド&フレーム Buraddo & Furēmu)30 March 2010
06"Eclipse Driver" (エクリプスドライバー Ekuripusu Doraibā)30 April 2010
07"Reactor" (リアクター Riakutā)29 May 2010
08"Hückebein (II)" (フッケバインII Fukkebain II)30 June 2010
09"Hückebein (III)" (フッケバインIII Fukkebain III)30 July 2010
10"Solitude" (ソリチュード Sorichūdo)30 September 2010
11"Guns & Blaze" (ガンズ&ブレイズ Ganzu & Bureizu)30 October 2010
12"Guns & Blaze (II)" (ガンズ&ブレイズII Ganzu & Bureizu II)30 November 2010
13"Heimdall" (ヘイムダル Heimudaru)29 January 2011
14"Silbern Kreuz" (ズィルバー クロイツ Zirubā Kuroitsu)28 February 2011
15"Re:Engage" (リ エンゲージ Ri Engēji)30 April 2011
16"Re:act" (リ アクト Ri akuto)30 May 2011
17"Bayonet" (ベイオネット Beionetto)30 June 2011
18"Cross Encounter" (クロス エンカウンター Kurosu Enkauntā)30 July 2011
19"Cross Encounter (II)" (クロス エンカウンター II Kurosu Enkauntā II)30 August 2011
20"Next Door" (ネクスト ドア Nekusuto doa)30 November 2011
21"ARMOUR DINE" (アーマーダイン Āmādain)30 January 2012
22"Grendel" (グレンデル Gurenderu)29 February 2012
23"Grendel (II)" (グレンデルII Gurenderu II)30 March 2012
24"Grendel (III)" (グレンデルIII Gurenderu III)28 April 2012
25"The Power (I)"30 June 2012
26"The Power (II)"29 September 2012
27"Get away (I)"30 October 2012
28"Get away (II)"30 November 2012
29"Get away (III)"30 January 2013
30"Dominant & Rose (I)"30 March 2013
31"Dominant & Rose (II)"29 June 2013

Supplemental materialsEdit

NEXTEdit

Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force NEXT is a set of illustrations that appeared in the Nyantype magazine supplementary to recent Force chapters.

Force DimensionEdit

A series of 4-panel comic strips (Yonkoma) illustrated by Asuka Kanan.

Force/EclipseEdit

The "information corner" accompanying the manga chapters in the Nyantype magazine.

  • Force ANALYZER, published with chapters 1 through 13, provided information on new characters and mecha designs.
  • SERIES CHARACTERS, published since chapter 14, describes the recent lives of characters.

Characters Edit

Devices Edit

Spells Edit

Settings Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force volumes at the Japanese Nanoha wiki.

External linksEdit

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