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My Review on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection Movie
After watching the movie, I can give 7 out of 10.

I say the minus point first.

Minus Point:
-The movie Reflection is the Part 1 of the story continual of Movie Detonation (No spoilers)

-Although 3 main characters have their spotlights, but mostly on Nanoha intense focused action simulation; somehow slightly ignored Fate and more slightly on Hayate than Fate spotlight focused. Almost feel like they are pseudo spectators.

-As is predecessor, these mages are general, but that's fine. But, only the facepalm part is dealing the 3 hybrid (Magic/Tech) massive mechs needs so much time to "FIGURE" out these mechs' weakness. Our human body for example, head and heart are vital spots, and that's also applied in these 3 massive mechs, but not head, is the center body of the mech. Fusion core of hybrid tech that keep rapidly nano-regenerating these mechs. "To kill the grass, kill their roots first."

-Arisa and Suzuka are back! :)
BUT, only a very, totally short time they appeared on the screen, and they serve no major purpose on the movie. Except Arisa encourage Nanoha part though.

Positive part:
-Finally, Nanoha franchise has returned to her roots! Not some sort of political conflicts, BS Mass weapons stereotyping POV, and idiotic mad scientist have no common senses of being a true villain than Iris. And that age or era, although is bittersweet; they embracing mass weapon designs and architecture without too much BS argues or some s***. That is the true Nanoha franchise I have been waiting for! And the best part is, we get to know the main backstory why Fate finally call Lindy Harlaown as her mother, as a pre-sneak peek of 3 years later of Nanoha A's Fate 13 years old called her "Mother", and it is so emotional too.

Summary:
Bittersweet of tech & magic cooperation before StrikerS BS stereotyping on mass weapon happens. Nanoha and her friends Fate, Hayate are back in action, in correct/original way. Mages are plain general, they are also not very responsive on counter-measurements especially on dealing 3 hybrid mechs. A society with high information tech than earth, but in combat is really lackluster, if compared to 3 Main Casts. Their information gathering are totally rely on Shamal, but not themselves :P "Hayate on the other hand, Good JOB!" I did noticed some fan-services mostly on transforming, but that's fine. And the 3 new clones of 3 main characters are so cool too and very funny, especially on Levi part. With all these fun and great thing, but it still have come to an end. This movie is the portion of the full story continual, a.k.a "Nanoha Movie 3rd part 1", part 2 "Nanoha detonation", so we have to wait for 2018 on cinema. While blu-ray or internet, 2019. But still, it is the true old school anime that make great again yet contained some new school elements without sacrificing the anime story telling quality! I highly recommended!

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I see, sounds like we shall be able to enjoy it

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English subtitled version by ron: https://nyaa.at/view/1028120

So this movie was lot of fun, it's a lot of senseless action and not much more but it was very entertaining. The most outstanding things for me were probably the materials being actually fun characters with distinctive designs, Vita using a gun for son reason (what?!), Nanoha and Fate's sneaky handholding, Hayate's adorable raccoon tail and Bardiche getting a cool and proper long range mode.

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I did not even notice the handholding when I first watched it o_o

Edit: Also, what the hell is going on with Arisa's hand?? We might want to have a doctor take a look at that xD

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I hope to see a decent copy of the movie with subtitles. I can't wait to look out for those scenes you just mentioned above.

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bubbleduckie wrote:
I hope to see a decent copy of the movie with subtitles. I can't wait to look out for those scenes you just mentioned above.

The one I linked in my previous post is pretty much a perfect encoding of the highest quality possible for this movie, I also waited for ron to release his fansub to watch this movie.