Singapore-based licensor ODEX has announced on Thursday that they will be releasing the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation movie in Southeast Asian countries.
This will be the fourth anime film adaptation of the franchise and a follow-up to the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection movie, which premiered in Philippine cinemas in November last year.
The licensor will announce more details on the movie’s upcoming screenings “when ready”.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation is the fourth anime movie of the popular magical girl franchise, which started in 2004 as a 13-episode anime series.
The first anime series was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, who eventually directed popular anime shows like Hidamari Sketch and Monogatari series, while the scripts was written by Triangle Heart original video animation series creator Masaki Tsuzuki, which was produced by anime studio Seven Arcs.
The franchise now has five (5) television anime adaptations, four (4) anime film adaptations, seven (7) manga adaptations, one novel adaptation, and three (3) video game adaptations for the PlayStation Portable platform.
The upcoming anime film will directed by Takayuki Hamana, who also worked on the popular sports anime The Prince of Tennis, while Tsuzuki handles the scripts.
Character designs will made by Kana Hashidate, who also worked on anime shows like Dog Days and Mushibugyo, which will produced by Seven Arcs.
The movie is set to premiere in Japanese cinemas this year, but no specific date as of the moment.
Tsuzuki, who created the Nanoha franchise, explained in an interview with Gakken’sMegami Magazine that the story of the new movies will be brand new, which will take place three months after Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A’s storyline.
The anime film’s cast are lead by Yukari Tamura (“Io”, Granblue Fantasy the Animation) as “Nanoha Takamachi”, Nana Mizuki (“Kisaki Kondo”, WWW.WORKING!!) as “Fate T. Harlaown”, Haruka Tomatsu (“Asuna Yuki”, Sword Art Online) as “Amitie Florian”, and Satomi Satou (“Yukiko Kanzaki”, Assassination Classroom) as “Kirie Florian”.