Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
"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."
is the fourth entry into the main 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 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
and one year after StrikerS Sound Stage X
is actually more a Spin-Off
than a true sequel and features Nanoha's and Fate's adopted daughter Vivio (first introduced in StrikerS
) as a Magical Girl Warrior
that turns into her teenage form when she needs to battle with the power of Sacred Heart
- her... bunny plushie Device. That's right, it's a return to more traditional Magical Girl
fare, complete with a rival Magical Girl
in the form of Hegemon Ingvalt, a 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 a lot Lighter and Softer
than any other incarnation of Nanoha
and so far 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. So far it's also the most successful in terms of sales figures.NOTE:
Only general tropes for the series are listed here. For character-specific ones, check out the character sheets.
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