Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Lyrical Nanoha A's Complete Box Set|
Actors: Jennifer Alyx, Donna Burke, Bailey Chadwick, Michelle Ann Dunphy, Kevin J. England
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
The can't-miss sequel to Lyrical Nanoha! After defending the Jewel Seeds and converting her rival into an ally, Nanoha now faces an even stronger foe. The mysterious Book of Darkness threatens to consume its host and engul... more »
Shounen Adventure and Action disguised as "Magical Girl"
Jennifer B. Rollins | Cincinnati, Ohio United States | 03/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nanoha A's picks up right where Nanoha left off. In this sequel, new adversaries are introduced, and their story is slowly revealed throughout the season. Just as with Fate, these "bad guys" may not be as bad as they seem. The mystery and intrigue in Nanoha A's is enough to keep you wanting to watch the next episode, and there is a plot twist that I don't think anyone could see coming in the later part of the season!
The animation is pretty - cute girls and interesting character designs galore. The fights are well animated, too.
Although this is a "magical girl" show - it really plays out more like a Shounen action anime (as does the first season!) You can even tell by the opening that it isn't your typical "mahou shoujo!"
Nanoha isn't really deep or prolific, but it's a really good time!
The English dub is strong - the voices fit the characters. A couple voices are weaker than others, but that's to be expected. This show was made, after all, during Geneon's slow but sure demise.
Thankfully, this season was released as a 3 disc thinpack (takes up less room! All of the pretty disc slip (reversable) and box art is included, though."
Good series for young teens
M. Taylor | Selma, AL USA | 05/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Both of my daughters 10 & 14 love anime. It is a complex world to find anime that is both tame enough from adult anime and yet not so simplstic that you could categorize it with Barney. I was lucky enough to find this series among others for my daughters. It has a great Magical girl feel and while there is a hint of romance it; is not so in-depth that I need to restrict my 10 yr old from watching."