AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series > Nanoha

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2007-05-05, 15:45   Link #41
Erio
Hiromi
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Girl who Lost her Tears
Quote:
Originally Posted by Question View Post
For A's, was a OST released?
No, only the 6 mini-OSTs that were bundled with the anime DVDs.
__________________
Erio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-05, 18:37   Link #42
iamandragon
Martian diplomat
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mars
Send a message via ICQ to iamandragon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Question View Post
For A's, was a OST released?
I can give you a lead to where you can find the OST of A's (and original + soundstage + singles etc.) ^^
iamandragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-06, 10:25   Link #43
Lelouch
Phaeton
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: England
Age: 24
necessary for me to watch the first 2 series in order to understand what is going on ?
__________________

Last edited by Lelouch; 2007-05-06 at 10:26. Reason: improving
Lelouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-06, 10:32   Link #44
Darco_emp
Bored and Lurking ~
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Under a cardboard box
Send a message via MSN to Darco_emp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lelouch View Post
necessary for me to watch the first 2 series in order to understand what is going on ?
It will help, especially if you have watched Nanoha A's. and to under stand Nanoha's relationship with Fate its best to watch season one too.

But it is possible to follow StrikerS, but you will miss stuff....

I would suggest you reading the manga too when it come down to it
__________________
Thanks to Hoshi_Kawa for this avater
Darco_emp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-06, 11:16   Link #45
Kha
~ I Do ~
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: In the XV-8A Spartan "00"
Age: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darco_emp View Post
It will help, especially if you have watched Nanoha A's. and to under stand Nanoha's relationship with Fate its best to watch season one too.

But it is possible to follow StrikerS, but you will miss stuff....

I would suggest you reading the manga too when it come down to it
Don't mislead people! *punch**kicks*

You won't just understand that, you'll see that its a figment of imagination that the producers place into you, for the manga, S1 and A's will tell you otherwise. Bascally, you gotta get them all to know it all.
__________________
Kha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-07, 13:47   Link #46
Kikaifan
Blazing General
 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: CA
Age: 28
Dude, chill. That's a totally accurate statement about season one's focus. Nanoha is the main character, and all her little stage-setting monologues are about Fate.
__________________
Kikaifan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-07, 18:19   Link #47
Vexx
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 57
It really does help to watch the first two seasons (be aware season 1 eps 1-4 can be a bit plodding). Otherwise, its like dropping into season seven of Star Trek and not understanding any of the remarks or meaningful glances between characters who have gone through a lot together. Not quite as bad as starting to read LOTR after the battle at Helmsdeep/Orthanc but why do that sort of thing to yourself?
Vexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-07, 18:33   Link #48
iamandragon
Martian diplomat
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mars
Send a message via ICQ to iamandragon
If you want to save time, you can watch season one in 2x speed and read all the subtitles (I watched it in 8x speed...), then you'll understand the plot well enough to enjoy A's.
In my opinion, I still think the fights in A's are more exciting since both sides are actually on even footing. (well maybe not for the last fight but it's less than one episode, and Brave Phoenix made it really worthwhile)
iamandragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-08, 13:00   Link #49
Erio
Hiromi
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Girl who Lost her Tears
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamandragon View Post
If you want to save time, you can watch season one in 2x speed and read all the subtitles (I watched it in 8x speed...), then you'll understand the plot well enough to enjoy A's.
In my opinion, I still think the fights in A's are more exciting since both sides are actually on even footing. (well maybe not for the last fight but it's less than one episode, and Brave Phoenix made it really worthwhile)
I do not agree with the first part of this answer. The first season had an entirely different focus compared to A's. It would be considered "slow" for action anime lovers, but that's because the focus of the series is not action but character interaction and character development (specially for Fate). With that in mind, it is a very good series, very touching and with lots of heart-warming moments. As Vexx says, the first three introductory episodes may be plodding, but after that it only gets better. Overall, it is a good series that is worth your time, specially because of its sequel, A's.
__________________
Erio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-08, 14:28   Link #50
Vexx
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 57
Aye... I really don't *like* magical girl shows, so I almost dropped season one a few episodes in. What kept me around long enough was:
1) the musical background; surprisingly orchestral
2) the special effects

Then Fate showed up and the show sailed in a direction I'd not seen taken before in other shows of this nature. Season Two started off with a serious bang - and it remains one of the few anime where I seriously was able to believe these people were trying to really hurt each other on a personal level. Most so-called action shows just fail at that sort of portrayal.

So far season 3 has been "boot camp comraderie" and getting to know the new characters - so I can't characterize the series yet or decide if it is going to maintain the energy. So far I haven't been disappointed though I've also not gotten seriously excited either.
Vexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-12, 08:31   Link #51
iamandragon
Martian diplomat
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mars
Send a message via ICQ to iamandragon
Should be because I prefer action than magic--I often compare myself with Konata in Lucky Star.
iamandragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-13, 21:46   Link #52
krisslanza
Sleep beneath the flowers
 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lording above all of humanity >;3
Age: 24
Something that's been bugging me... What are these "sound stages" exactly?
The phrase has too many meanings for me to know what they are. =/
krisslanza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-13, 21:51   Link #53
Meophist
Tell me who I am.
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by krisslanza View Post
Something that's been bugging me... What are these "sound stages" exactly?
The phrase has too many meanings for me to know what they are. =/
Err… they're music CDs for Nanoha that contains what's basically an original episode in sound form. They each have songs in it as well.
Meophist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-13, 22:24   Link #54
raidou
Confused person
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Home sweet home :)
Age: 28
Send a message via MSN to raidou
Quote:
Originally Posted by krisslanza View Post
Something that's been bugging me... What are these "sound stages" exactly?
The phrase has too many meanings for me to know what they are. =/
It is similar/the same as Drama Cd's of games/anime if you are faimiliar with that term
__________________
raidou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-13, 23:31   Link #55
Erio
Hiromi
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Girl who Lost her Tears
I keep reading about some "Nanoha novels." What are those, when did they come out, how can I get them? Google doesnt have any information about them.
__________________
Erio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-13, 23:39   Link #56
Meophist
Tell me who I am.
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erio View Post
I keep reading about some "Nanoha novels." What are those, when did they come out, how can I get them? Google doesnt have any information about them.
I'm not 100%, but I've been hearing that there was a novel that was released right before the first TV series. It was basically a telling of the first TV series, but it split off from the storyline at one point, so it's probably not canon.
Meophist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-14, 10:07   Link #57
Thisguy
Negikamo
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meophist View Post
I'm not 100%, but I've been hearing that there was a novel that was released right before the first TV series. It was basically a telling of the first TV series, but it split off from the storyline at one point, so it's probably not canon.
Amazon is your friend, it's basically a novelized version of 1st season, with revealing many background settings.
It's written by Masaki Tsuduki too, so you can consider it canon... I suppose.
(I don't have one myself, maybe I should buy it as well)
Thisguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-15, 09:31   Link #58
KiNA
Kira_Naruto, the ecchi
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: http://www.exciting-tits.com/
Question.. I dont want to watch 1st 2 series.. would it be weird if i only watch the current 1 for adult Fate?
__________________
“This be the realest shit I ever wrote.” ~Tupac
So very dead right now.. but still breathing thank you.
Top 4 Manga Waifu
>> Tsukiumi
>> Saeko Busujima
>> Himuka
>> Yui Kotegawa


KiNA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-15, 09:34   Link #59
raidou
Confused person
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Home sweet home :)
Age: 28
Send a message via MSN to raidou
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kira_Naruto View Post
Question.. I dont want to watch 1st 2 series.. would it be weird if i only watch the current 1 for adult Fate?
am just gonna quote klashikari on this one
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klashikari View Post
You can actually watch StrikerS without the original, and A's series, but it would cut short your possibility to understand the background without the prequels. (the plot itself isn't dependant of the 2 previous series, but you will not be able to fully understand the character cast, and the themes, such like "technologic" Magic, as Mild-childa and so forth)

to put it bluntly, it would be like watching DBZ without the original serie : the plot won't give any problem, but the setup and characters might be too shady.

i would suggest you to watch the prequels first : they aren't too long (13 episodes each), and they are quite enjoyable. (also, they might give you an idea of StrikerS. if you don't like the prequels, you will most likely not like StrikerS, except if your only problem with original and A's is the "loli" parts)
If you want to watch it just to see adult fate might not be a problem though but storyline wise might be pretty confusing later on.Since they are starting to link 1st season with this one.
Plus if you want to follow the discussion in episode thread, you might not catch get some jokes/reference.
__________________
raidou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-05-15, 09:39   Link #60
KiNA
Kira_Naruto, the ecchi
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: http://www.exciting-tits.com/
Thank you, I'm watching Ikkitousen for the story .. I doubt I'll have problems here .. Dont worry, I got plenty of time to bug the hell out of DK if I need to understand something then
__________________
“This be the realest shit I ever wrote.” ~Tupac
So very dead right now.. but still breathing thank you.
Top 4 Manga Waifu
>> Tsukiumi
>> Saeko Busujima
>> Himuka
>> Yui Kotegawa


KiNA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.