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->''"This is a tale of the only daughter of the former Ace of the Sky, Takamachi Nanoha; a fourth elementary grade student of the St. Hilde Academy of Magic... A vivid tale of Takamachi Vivio."''

''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha [=ViVid=]'' is the fourth entry into the main ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' continuity and the first to debut as a manga and not anime. It began running in Comp Ace in 2009. It's set four years after ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' and one year after ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX''.

''[=ViVid=]'' is actually more a SpinOff than a true sequel and features Nanoha's and Fate's adopted daughter Vivio (first introduced in ''[=StrikerS=]'') as a MagicalGirlWarrior that [[OlderAlterEgo turns into her teenage form when she needs to battle]] [[TransformationTrinket with the power of Sacred Heart]] - her... bunny plushie Device. That's right, it's a return to more traditional MagicalGirl fare, complete with a rival MagicalGirl in the form of Hegemon Ingvalt, a [[WarriorPrince king from the era of Ancient Belka]] similar to Vivio. It also has many recurring characters from ''[=StrikerS=]'', including the reformed Numbers cyborgs.

The series is [[SugarBowl a lot]] LighterAndSofter than the standard incarnation of ''Nanoha'' and lacks a major antagonist and an over-arcing plot. It is by no means less action-packed though, as it focuses heavily on magical martial arts and feels much like a shonen series with magical girls.

''[=ViVid=]'' has full colored tankōbon called ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha [=ViVid=] FULL COLORS''; ''Force'' has also full colored tankōbon.

A twelve-episode anime adaptation aired on TOKYO MX in {{Spring 2015|Anime}}, covering the first third of the manga's story, while the spinoff series ''Anime/VividStrike'' aired in {{Fall 2016|Anime}}, pushing Vivio to a side role in favor of newcomer Fuka Reventon. In September 2017, artist Fujima Takuya has [[http://www.fujimatakuya.com/blog/2017/09/post-c11b-1.html announced]] that the final chapter of ''[=ViVid=]'' will be published in October of the same year, finishing the manga's impressive 8-year run at 102 chapters and 20 tankōbon volumes.

'''NOTE:''' Only general tropes for the series are listed here. For character-specific ones, check out the [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid character]] [[Characters/LyricalNanoha sheets.]]
!!!''MGLN [=ViVid=]'' provides examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: In the Infinity Library arc, Hayate and Nove accompany the group of Inter-Middle participants. Fabia Crozelg fights the participants and is able to take down most of them, but neither Hayate, nor Nove nor Yuuno are there to help them. And among the late teen participates, Micaiah is one of them who gets curb-stomped, only Victoria remains, who on the other hand fights with Corona against an army of devils and cannot fight Fabia directly. Hayate just arrives when everything is over and she only repairs the collateral damage.
** Averted earlier on in regards to Nove, Subaru, and Teana befriending Einhart before she even has the chance to ''meet'' Vivio.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The four main characters are just 10 to 12 years old rookies and they participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. Of course, there are plenty of characters who are much stronger than them.
* ArmedWithCanon: Vivio explicitly refers to both Nanoha and Fate as her parents. This shoots a hole through other material that tried to downplay Fate's importance in Vivio's life.
** In some documentation, Fate is listed as Vivio's Godmother.
* ArtEvolution: The art style changed after a few chapters. Noticebly, Erio looks older and has a different hairstyle in his appearance in chapter 11 from in chapter 2.
* BadassFamily [=/=] BadassCrew: On full display in the training trip where Einhart is introduced to members of the Nakajima, Takamachi and Harlaown family training and fighting.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Used extensively in transformation sequences, but [[NippleAndDimed averted]] with the adults in all other cases. Averted in the anime, though.
* BeamOWar: The training exercise ends when Teana and Nanoha fire off simultaneous Starlight Breakers that explode and [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill destroy the entire training area.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The first chapter features Vivio sending other characters a picture of herself and her friends, Corona and Rio. It's ambiguous whether it happens at this moment or in the past; Lutecia looks noticebly younger than in her actual appearance, but the biggest contradiction is Hayate. She and Reinforce Zwei wear their Ground Forces uniform and Hayate has the same hairstyle from ''[=StrikerS=]'', despite she had already longer hair a year after that season (even if it's not the same hairstyle like in ''[=ViVid=]'' or in ''Force'') and she already transferred back to the Dimensional Navy right after the disbandment of Riot Force 6, but Vivio became friends with Rio in the end of their third year, which makes this event implausible.
** This scene is left out (corrected?) in the anime, though.
* ClothingDamage: And a lot too, mostly for fanservice.
* ContinuityNod:
** Sacred Heart being a rabbit is obviously a nod to Vivio's former plush bunny in ''[=StrikerS=]''. It's really heartwarming, since both bunnies are/were presents from her mother Nanoha.
** The Takamachi family has a water gun in the bathroom, which looks like Teana's Cross Mirage.
* {{Cosplay}}:
** In ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Tribute Comics'', [[GenerationXerox Vivio cosplays as Nanoha, and Einhart as Fate]].
** In ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's Tribute Comics'', most of the major characters cosplay as characters from the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs The Movie 2nd A's]]'' cast. The Mid-Childa Team has [[GenerationXerox Vivio as Nanoha]], [[AnAxeToGrind Victoria as Fate]] [[ShockAndAwe in Lightning Form]], [[{{Expy}} Lutecia as Fate]] in [[SuperSpeed Sonic]] [[{{Stripperific}} Form]], [[WeakButSkilled Chantez as Yuuno]], [[CopsAndDetectives Els as Chrono]], and [[MsFanservice Micaiah as Arf]]. The Belka Team has [[TheApprentice Miura as Hayate]], [[PlayingWithFire Harry a]][[TomboyishPonytail s Signum]], [[CuteBruiser Rio as Vita]], [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Corona as Shamal]], and Adult Einhart as Reinforce. Sieglinde and Fabia are the only two characters who avoid to cosplay.
*** Did you notice there are two Fates, but no Zafira? And that Vivio is in the opposite team of her friends?
* CurbStompBattle: A few on- and off-screen ones during the opening of the TournamentArc. Chapter 25 has a montage of Team Nakajima curbstomping unnamed opponents.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Happens frequently with the newcomers and the veterans in the TournamentArc. [[spoiler:It's only played straight ''once'', and the winning newcomer isn't even a main character[[note]]Or she is. Miura has the reputation of a main character[[/note]].]]
* DemotedToExtra: With the exceptions of Vivio, Lutecia and a few of the Numbers, all the other recurring characters have had their screen time cut, even Nanoha and Fate. This isn't a bad thing though, as Vivio and Einhart do a very good job of copying their dynamic and a new generation of magical girls are stepping in to fill the gaps. Also, most of the characters from previous seasons are overpowered in comparison to the Inter-Middle participants.
** There is also a balance. Most characters who are DemotedToExtra in ''[=ViVid=]'' appear more often in ''Force''. Likewise, almost every major character in ''[=ViVid=]'' doesn't appear in ''Force'' or is barely seen, like Nove.
* {{Fanservice}}: Much more than previous seasons. UpToEleven in chapter [[HotSpringsEpisode 11]] and [[NippleAndDimed 45]]. The anime pulls back on this pretty hard, except for the HotSpringsEpisode.
* FantasticFightingStyle: Strike Arts, Kaiser Arts or Black Jeremiah. All the named rivals in the tournament arc have some uniquely named fighting style, but it's not clear whether they are officially recognised or just their own variations. Parodied with Harry's ''ore-shiki'', which means "Me-style" or "Style of Me".
* FightingSeries: With {{Magical Girl}}s.
* FriendlyFire: During the training session, Teana sets up an area bombardment Crossfire Full Burst. She apparently didn't bother aiming it as she hits allies and enemies alike.
** The duel Starlight Breaker ends up blasting the entire field, knocking almost everyone out in one go.
* FullContactMagic: All those heavy-impact punches and kicks still count as magic. Vivio especially, she's attempting to weave magic and martial arts together, something that her ancestor was apparently a grandmaster of.
* GenreShift: On the surface it appears to be an attempt to return the series to its roots of MagicalGirl cuteness, but it's so overloaded with various martial-arts related tropes, one could almost be forgiven for mistaking it for a shonen fighting series.
* GratuitousGerman: Strada's "Jawohl" is incorrectly spelled as "Ja houl".
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Painfully so. TrainingFromHell and [[{{Determinator}} superhuman determination]] are useless unless you've won the SuperPowerLottery, and even so, some characters are bigger winners than others.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: While the tournament follows the underdog story in Vivio and her friends, the story also fleshes out the friendly rivalries and camaraderie of the returning contestants like Sieglinde, Victoria, and Harry, making it difficult to chose whether to root for the newcomers to overcome the veterans or for the veterans to survive long enough to finally to conclude their personal duels.
* HitPoints: Used in both the mock battle and the Inter-Middle Championship in order to prevent the fights from dragging for too long and increasing the risk of injuries. Even so fighters can be KO'd before their hit points reach zero.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Chapter 11/episode 5. Though, it introduces Rio's Adult Mode.
* IdiotHair: Many characters introduced in ''[=ViVid=]'' have ahoge for no reasons. It's easier to count the characters who ''don't'' have ahoge.
* IdenticalGrandson: Sieglende, Einhart and Fabia look very similar to Wilfried, Claus and Crozleg on top of inheriting their abilities. All three and Vivio also share personality quirks with their ancestors, many of which developed independent of any genetic memories.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: While the previous seasons was already bad with this trope, ''[=ViVid=]'' takes it UpToEleven than any other series of the main continuity. Only two new male characters, one of them being a PosthumousCharacter, have been introduced in ''[=ViVid=]''. There aren't any featured male Inter-Middle participants despite it's not restricted only for females, as Erio has the option to enter it in his world. So far, the only male characters who have appeared in ''[=ViVid=]'' are [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Erio, Genya]], Claus, [[Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX Voltz]], [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Zafira]], Edgar, [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Yuuno]] and Lei. And they don't have much screentime either, three of them are just only cameos.
* LetsGetDangerous: What everyone looked like to Einhart when she first gets to see Nanoha & Co. in action.
--> '''Einhart:''' It must be wonderful to have two such gentle and family-devoted mothers... but they can do magical combat too?
--> '''Nove:''' *starts collapsing in giggles behind Einhart and Vivio*
* LighterAndSofter: Stubbornly defies the franchise's gradual slippage into DarkerAndEdgier territory by ditching most of the military sci-fi elements and playing up the franchise's MagicalGirl roots with a dosage of KungFuWizard for good measure.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It includes appearances from characters from every other entry in the series, even ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and just keeps piling more new characters on top of those and that's before the TournamentArc. Just [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/527212 look at this picture]] and how big the cast is already. At this point they've introduced more characters than ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* MagicalLibrary: The Infinite Library, the TSAB's knowledge base that predates the organization. It also has secret unexplored areas and rooms that might contain dangerous magical artifacts. (Librarians have to have expeditions to the library to make sure there's nothing dangerous)
* MoodWhiplash: [[ShmuckBait Do not read this]] back-to-back with the [[DarkerAndEdgier other]] then-currently (now on infinite hiatus) running ''Nanoha'' manga, ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', or you'll be in need of a new metaphorical neck before you know it.
** While Vivid mostly upbeat, Olivie and Claus's story is a DoomedByCanon DownerEnding and is ''heartbreaking''
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The school festival from chapter 64 to 66. Aside from the whole magic thing, the cast makes simple events like arm wrestling really awesome.
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Arguably the whole point of the series, with multiple practitioners of different fighting styles squaring off to see who will come out on top.
* NotJustATournament: Averted. There are no evil schemes behind the tournament, despite there are several descendants of people from the Ancient Belkan era participating in the tournament, which is either coincidence or destiny.
* OffModel:
** In some recent chapters, the author forgets to draw [[TheNoseless noses]]. Or mouths. And [[http://www.mangareader.net/magical-girl-lyrical-nanoha-vivid/45/4 Micaiah's closed eye is placed a bit too low]].
** For those who are used to the old character designs, the ones from the anime can... take some getting used to. The anime does have some off-model moments.
** In episode 10, Nove and Otto's color palettes are [[http://i.imgur.com/fexDwFi.png swapped]].
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "Lyrical Magical! I will [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseStockPhrases do my best]]!" (occasionally pluralized) taken from [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the original series]].
* PantheraAwesome: The snow leopards of Shutra, which Olivie and Klaus kept as pets as shown in a flashback.
* PantyShot: Happens ''a lot''. Rather jarring when you consider the fact that the previous seasons only had one each.
* RealityEnsues: While Vivio and her friends are the main characters, it is noted that they are still amateurs going up against ''very'' seasoned professionals. With the exception of Miura, who was trained personally by the [[BadassFamily Wolkenritter]], every time one of the girls went up against a veteran (Rio for Harry and [[spoiler: Einhart for Sieglinde]]) ended up in a loss. Even against each other, Vivio was a hobbyist compared to Miura's dedicated practices.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: Vivio and Nanoha have the exact same reaction upon meeting Einhart. Namely, they start gushing about how amazing it is that she practices martial arts.
* ShoutOut: In Episode 2 of the anime, Vivio's 100m dash result is the same as the world record set by UsainBolt in 2009, 9.58 seconds!
* SpoilerOpening:
** Due to the EarlyBirdCameo appearances of [[spoiler:Wilfried Jeremiah]], people can see the obvious connection between said person and Sieglinde, as both of them wear black clothes with hoods.
** The opening spoils Einhart's ExpositoryHairStyleChange. Ironically, she's best known with that hair style.
* StarCrossedLovers: Olivie and Claus. Wilfried confirms their romantic relationship in her writings.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Seems to have gone the opposite way of ''Force'' which tacked more metal onto every character until they looked like a Gundam. Instead in Vivid, various barrier jackets are loaded with fanservice tropes including but not limited to {{Underboobs}}, CleavageWindow, BareYourMidriff and ZettaiRyouiki.
* SuperRobot: In much the same way as the previous casts tended to be seen as expies of either Real Robots or their pilots. Those individuals that are reincarnations/decendants of ancient warrior-kings tend to come across as general expies of these.
* TimeSkip: A 4-year one between ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' and ''[=ViVid=]''. And one year between ''[[Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX Sound Stage X]]'' and ''[=ViVid=]''.
* ToBeAMaster: To be declared the strongest in all dimensions (at least, within the 10-19 age group).
* TournamentArc: The DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. The whole tournament itself is structured in several other tournaments. First, after going through the preliminaries, the fighters are going to fight in the City Tournaments. Then, the winners of these tournament will participate in the World Tournaments, and finally the fighters who are end up victorious will decide the champion in the Inter-Dimensional Tournament. Since the story is about Team Nakajima's first tournament, the TournamentArc is actually only about the preliminary.
* WorldOfBadass: If there was any doubt before ''[=ViVid=]'' made it obvious that kicking ass and taking names is a requirement for any girl over the age of ten. They even have an Inter-Middle Championship where the best of the best go to beat each other up with magical kung-fu for fun. With no shortage of candidates.
** However, most of the participants are still much weaker than the TSAB mages.