As previously reported in February, Southeast Asian anime licensor ODEX announced that the fourth anime film adaptation of the popular Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is set to premiere in Southeast Asian cinemas.
The licensor now revealed on Monday that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation will premiere in the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines, but did not mention a target premiere date.
There’s no word if the licensor plans to distribute the movie in Vietnam and Thailand, as well as Non-ODEX territories like Hong Kong and Thailand.
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 be produced by Seven Arcs.
The movie is set to premiere in Japanese cinemas on October 19.
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”