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Are you talking about the materials? I'm not very familiar with the PSP games but I always assumed they were generally not paired with anyone.

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I think Ditto means certain characters to pair up including Nanoha and Fate.

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TheEmeraldMage wrote:
I think Ditto means certain characters to pair up including Nanoha and Fate.

If this movie is set after Nanoha A's, we can assume they want to keep things consistent with StrikerS, so I don't think they can do much with the old characters, and Nanoha and Fate would still be paired together obviously, that's out of question, the real interrogative is if they will do something with the newcomers.

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While (this is my honest opinion please don't kill me) I am not a big fan of NanoFate, if I learned anything from DBZ or any anime that has old characters, you can still find use for the old cast because otherwise apart from the art promos, it feels awful to have them there with nothing to do and honestly, if you have no use for the characters, then(I hate this other path) you should just kill the old cast off offscreen or something. Plus they need to have the new characters do something to make me care other then most shows where new characters are here but they have nothing to do or are useless. That is just how I feel.

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You do realize this is a NanoFate site, right..?

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We can only hope my friend, we can only hope.

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Wait, wait, wait... so the movie will have the plot of the PSP games.

They are making a videogame adaptation? Has that ever work well for anyone? I admit the plot of the games sound find but they are overcrowded as all hell. And now is not a 12 or 13 episode series but a 2 hours film. This needs talent and skill I do not trust the creators of this franchise to display anymore.

That being said I do look forward to be proof wrong so I will put this message here just to have a reference to my original hopes and compare them with the results

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At this point, we don't know the plot details as all we got is old voices returning, plot will not be based on StrikerS(YAY) and two fighting game characters will appear. So all we can do is wait and hope for the best. Bright side: It is not StrikerS, ViVid or ViVid Strike so I am hoping also that the movie will be good.

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Some new info from /u/:

  • The movie will have 2 parts. Part1's title is "Reflection", part2's title is undecided
  • The new incident will happen around Uminari city, the Kantou-Tokyo area
  • The movie is set 3 months after 2nd A's ending, Nanoha and co. is in 5th grade
  • You will understand the meaning of Reflection once you watch it
  • GOD elements will appear but it's not an adaptation of GOD. Characters like the Florian sisters and their world will be involved but this is an complete original story. You don't have to know about past series and characters to watch it.
  • There will be completely new character(s) appearing too

I don't know what they mean with "2 parts", if it's one movie with a story that can be divided in two, or if it's two movies.

The new designs are looking pretty nice too:

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So this will be an original plot, the three will be kids again which is good and while it will have the GOD elements, it won't be an plot for plot thing. That is really good and I am digging the designs too. Although the two movies thing may be either one big movie which will be 4 hours maybe or it will be like Digimon Tri in a sense. Either way, things are looking up.

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Yay, this movie is sounding more and more awesome with each passing piece of news we keep getting! The girls are still at the age when the series was at its best and we don't have to worry about confusing continuity issues. I'm really starting to get hyped for this.

One more thing I just thought of that would be really cool if they go down the GOD route a little bit. I think it would be cool if we see Precia again because not for nothing I think seeing Nanoha and Fate having a battle with her is something we've all wanted to see for a long time.

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Hmm Precia fighting Nanoha and Fate huh......My friend I think you gave me an idea or at least what to do in a fanfic arc I am doing. I never thought of that before and I agree with being hyped for this movie. First the new yugioh movie, the power rangers reboot movie and now this. Next year is going to kick ass!!!

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No problem, always glad to help. And I agree I'm looking forward to those movies as well.

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Just a morbid, and improbable thought, but while I shudder to even think this, is it possible that the first part titled Reflections will be a compilation of the compilation movies, as a way to stall for time to get Part 2 (originally the planned Reflections movie) which may have gotten put on ice due to the Kings Records, Yuka~rin conflict? I mean Amita and Kirie are time travelers, so they could easy capitalize on reusing frames and audio...Granted I REALLY hope this isn't the case.

With that said, G.O.D. is my personal favorite installment of franchise character-wise, so if 3rd uses "elements" I can only hope Materials make a comeback like how they were in INNOCENT. If nothing else though, I'm already happy with the new barrier jackets. I do find it interesting that Raising Heart's secondary gem on Nanoha's chest seems to have gotten bigger while the infamous puffy sleeves got less puffy...implying greater speed, bigger explosions...?

Oh by the way, hi everyone, longtime lurker, 3 years strong, nice to meet you and hope we get along!

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Wow that is an awful thought and seeing what has happened to the francise since StrikerS, ViVid and ViVid Strike, I am a bit scared. However I am praying because if that does happen, then it would be like Digimon TRI is doing where they play one part and then we wait. Wait the EVA Rebuild movies did that also oh god but I am hopeful because they have bring the fans who liked the francise before season 3 otherwise, it will be dust in the wind. Still happy for the movie and my God you played the fighting game too I take it and also hello and I hope that we can become friends.

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Wasn't the title set in stone before the whole Yukarin & King Records deal?

I'm still hoping for some actual NanoFate romance instead of just 2 hours of teasing again. I can still dream.

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They still are too young for that probably, more flirting is a given but they should become a couple when they're closer to their teens. Also Nanoha has been known for developing their romantic relationships behind the scenes, I wouldn't expect more than cute flirting and fluff, specially if they're only 9 or 10 in this movie.

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The title was indeed set in stone, the plot on the other hand could have been subject to change considering how far back planning went, granted that's just my pet conspiracy theory. If anything, call me crazy but I think Hayate has a higher chance of being the first to put the moves on either of them, simply by virtue of being a troll, with a penchant for skinship, and a good friend who may or may not have made Nanoha and/or Fate jealous, ergo realize their feelings, by groping the other in the bath. Aye, a dreamer I am too...

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Wait so 3 months after 2nd A's means 3 months RIGHT after the book incident came to an end? I actually thought 3 months after the credits scene of 2nd A's x.x

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Bah considering the amount of nudity in display in ViVid and ViVid Strike I say they are perfect age to engage in their romance if the writers have any balls about it (Or ovaries if that were to be the case)

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I call bullshit. Since they don't properly explain how can three cute girls later on adults somehow not have any guys fall for them at all regardless if they are gay or not from Earth or even Mid-Childia then how can the writers do anything involving romance? And no showing me fanservice is not enough and not even holding hands and hugging. You want them to go further then read hentai. I am just saying that I don't trust the writers with romance and I would much rather trust fanfiction writers with that. Not dissing anyone who likes that, just dissing the writers lack of that field if that makes any sense.

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I think Nanoha and Fate had had a lot of hand holding and hugging, in the movies too, but this doesn't mean I would expect Tsuzuki to start writing romance now "with guys falling for gay girls" to create unnecessary drama, I think that is not what most Nanoha fans want from the series, as you said fanfiction or doujins are better to fill that A's-StrikerS void where they became a couple.

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It's less of a writing problem. They just want to keep Nanoha and Fate "marketable". There are too many otakus that get off on lolis that would be displeased if Nanoha and Fate were actually a canon couple. And by that I mean them at least sharing a kiss, confessing or anything bulletproof.

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Yeah I knew that it was just a marketable plan in fact I been known about that since season 1. But they will still use as marketing no matter what we do so I don't know but all I know is that using little girls to be marketable in this sense and in this way is awful.

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Nanoha and Fate are not a couple by this movie, that's true, but they are one of the biggest canon yuri couples when they become adults and marry/adopt Vivio. Everyone was happy with NanoFate getting together, if they were displeased about something was about the girls growing up, and a smaller amount of people about them not having the biological baby they promised yet. It's unlikely that anyone would be displeased with seeing the girls kissing when they're still young instead of waiting for them to grow up, but as I said before that's not what we should be expected from this movie.

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More scans, I'm liking the new designs.

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sorry, i just don't like the new design, Nanoha's face just seem to be off, the other two are OK, just not Nanoha, but then again i don't like to change things that work, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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I kind of see what you mean, after the artist change, I think it has something to do with how Nanoha's face seems to have become somewhat longer/thinner? With less large and innocent eyes (and what's Nanoha if not innocent while blowing stuff up?), while Fate and Hayate retained most of their standard proportions. Who knows, maybe with any luck everything will better, come actual movie when in motion?

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I actually like Nanoha's new design. And Fate looks like a Knight ^^

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Same here I'm digging the new design also they look so cool!