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"In the vast universe…this is…a story that took place in a small country on a small planet. I didn’t see it with my own eyes, but…my family and my dear friends told me all about it. It all started in June two years ago."
Rein
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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A's (魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha Za Mūbī Sekando Ēsu) is the sequel to Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie1st and was released on July 14, 2012.

It is a re-telling of the Book of Darkness Incident in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's but omits the Graham family.


The MOVIE 2nd A's provides examples of:

  • Abled in the Adaptation: In the primary continuity, Hayate was still going through rehabilitation by the time of Nanoha's hospitalization 2 years after the events of A's. Here's she's already shown walking without any effort after only a year and a half.
  • Adaptational Context Change: At the end of the first episode, Vita asks Fate if she's Nanoha's ally when the latter has a Big Damn Hero moment, to which Fate responds that she's Nanoha's friend with confident Tranquil Fury. During the movie version of Vita's attack, it's Signum that asks Fate if they're family after having prevented her from reaching Nanoha in time, and Fate is crying when she gives her response.
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  • Adaptational Wealth: In the main continuity, Hayate is financially supported by a friend of her late father. In the movie adaptation, she's simply living off the money from her parents' estate since the subplot involving Graham’s plans to sacrifice her to seal the Book of Darkness was Adapted Out.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Signum’s Sturmfalken ultimate attack is depicted as taking the form of a fire bird.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Book of Darkness reveals itself to be sentient and teleports Hayate out of the way of the out of control driver.
  • Die or Fly: Hayate's initial awakening as the mistress of the Book of Darkness is depicted like this, with the book whisking her up into the sky to save her from getting hit by a truck.
  • Framing Device: The movie is set up as Reinforce Zwei telling the events of the Book of Darkness case to the audience after the fact.
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  • Opening Narration: The page quote is from Rein at the beginning of the film.
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