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Off The Mark

I’m no fan of the original Magical Lyrical Nanoha, but it had Shinbo Akiyuki working behind it which made it quite watchable and at times quite brilliant.  Despite a new director Kusakawa Keizou taking the helm for the sequel, Nanoha A’s proved to be quite an entertaining action series that flowed better than the original and ended up being more entertaining.  However, Kusakawa then drove the franchise into the ground with StrikerS, pretty much ending any further growth of the franchise.

The new movie reboot, Magical Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st had the potential to restart the franchise on good footing but it’s nothing but 2 hours of fan wanking (almost quite literally).

Also disappointed with squandered potential is AC who gives his lukewarm views on Nurarihyon no Mago.

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