Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/A's/StrikerS (Contains spoilers.)
- I'm sure this was discused to death at some point, but I wasn't
around for it, and I just finished watching the series. So I would
like to say a little about them, and then ask to see if other people
got some of the same impressions I did.
I first series, I thought was ok, it wasn't great, but I didn't not
like it. Though I did find the child nudity...awkward, though it was
nothing fast forward doesn't fix. I also, (although I'm weird, and
find weird things funny) had to laugh in the third series when they
were all having their naked transformations and the only male
characters gets away with a fully clothed transformation. Not that I
was disappointed or anything, but I just expected as much. Clearly
that would be too awkward, though I personally found the female child
nudity equally distasteful.
Anyway, it was already.
The second one, A's, was far better. Had a lot more going on, and a
wider range of interesting characters, and I really like it when they
don't have super evil bad-guys to vanquish, but instead just people
trying to do what they think is right.
The worst part (until I started the next series) was the end, when
Youno is asked if he has made any "progress" with Nanoha. He says no,
but it bothered me for the developement of the third series. I was
happy to find out, that ultimately he hadn't, and apparently had
given up, as he only appears a couple times in the third series.
Which didn't bother me, although I did miss Alf.
I wasn't sure what to think for yuri for the third series, since I
knew they were going to become adults for it, I didn't worry about it
as anything more than developement for later in the first two.
Clearly Nanoha considered Fate to be a closer friend than the girls
she had known longer, and commented on how pretty she thought Fate
was in the first series (at least her eyes and hair) which I found to
be goo fodder for later.
Now, I am fairly convinced that Nanoha and Fate are a steady couple,
no if ands or buts. I may be disagreed with, but their were captains,
and best friends with the superior who ran the fucility, surely their
was no reason for them to share an appartment, let alone a bed. So, I
think there is ample evidence to declare them to be a couple.
I did however find it curious how Fate seemed to swoon over Signum
whenever they spoke. She definitely acted differently around her than
another else. I would have read more into it, but Signum should no
signs of anything beyond respect, and was no less dismissive of her
than anyone else, as she doesn't appear to enjoy conversation.
As for Subaru, and Teana, there was clear potential there, but I
doubt they were clearly not yet a couple. I got the distinct
impressive of one-sided effection toward Teana from Subaru (even
before she took advantage of an opening while she was half asleep)
though Teana seemed to wrapped up in her own problems to either
notice, or care. Though once it was largely sorted out, at the end
when she was in trouble, and alone against the 3 cyborgs, I think
that she released that she didn't care about anyone more than she
does about Subaru, and who was there supporting her all along the
way. So, although I would say they weren't a couple durring, I could
see it easily going that way afterwards.
All in all, I was extremely impressed with the final series, it took
a step above the rest. It has a pretty indepth story, with lots of
history and politics, it had extressively more character development
compared to the other two, focusing about half of the series on it. I
was disappointed with the caricature laughing mad scientist, but I
could let it go for the rest. Though, when he said that all of the
cyborgs where carrying his clone, I burst out laughing. No wonder
they were all female. I couldn't help wondering how he went about
that. He also went down pretty damn easy didn't he?
I would recommed them to anyone who hasn't watched them. I enjoyed
I am just wondering if anyone disagrees with me on my opinion of the
yuri, am I reading too much into it? Or not enough?