Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Anime — Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS

Finally, the last episode has been subbed.

There was too much fan-sub drama about this series (even to the extent of a troll-squad being thanked in the final credits); so, even though this is only a month after the series finished airing, not six like with Simoun (done by an open-process group, so we always knew where things stood), it felt much more disrupted. The first series I watched in raws first as well.

I shall have to semi-marathon it to get the flow. Unlike the previous series where I could pick up batch torrents, and the story was carried along in a wave of escalating beam-spam, this went more slowly, carried itself more seriously, and involved many new characters, who needed to be introduced, before the last few episodes when all restraint was off.

Solid, fun to watch, definitely made Fate/Nanoha as close to canon as possible -- and I did like the Takamachi School of Child Rearing (“Rub some dirt in it, rookie!”).

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