|Triangle Heart 3|
Miyuki Takamachi and Fiasse Crystela on the promotional art of the game
|Developer||JANIS Computer Software|
|Publisher||JANIS Computer Software|
|Released||December 8, 2000|
Triangle Heart 3 (とらいあんぐるハート3 Toraianguru Hāto 3) is an eroge video game written by Masaki Tsuzuki and released by JANIS Computer Software on December 8, 2000. It is part of the Triangle Heart series of games. The third installment in particular is notable for its spin-off anime series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, which itself originated from a mini-scenario on a merchandise CD titled Lyrical Toy Box.
The game is not considered part of the Nanoha universe continuity, but had it been the case, it would have been set in the year 0064 of the Mid-Childan New Calendar, because it begins with Nanoha entering the second grade of Seishou Elementary School, whereas in the beginning of the original Nanoha series, set in 0065, she enters the third grade.
Triangle Heart 3 featured several characters who would later appear in the Nanoha franchise, first of all, Nanoha Takamachi herself. Note that although Shirō Takamachi appears on this list, he only makes posthumous appearances in the Toraha continuity. Also, Arisa Bunnings' family name is "Lowell" in this continuity.
Some characters who played major roles in the video game (e.g. the singer Fiasse Crystela) or its OVA sequel (e.g. the professional bodyguard Ellis McGaren), never appeared in any MGLN installments and are therefore not included in the list above.
|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 (THE COMICS) • Detonation|
|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|