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Erio 2007-05-05 15:45

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Originally Posted by Question (Post 933016)
For A's, was a OST released?

No, only the 6 mini-OSTs that were bundled with the anime DVDs.

iamandragon 2007-05-05 18:37

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Originally Posted by Question (Post 933016)
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.) ^^

Lelouch 2007-05-06 10:25

necessary for me to watch the first 2 series in order to understand what is going on ?

Darco_emp 2007-05-06 10:32

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Originally Posted by Lelouch (Post 934728)
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

Kha 2007-05-06 11:16

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Originally Posted by Darco_emp (Post 934734)
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.

Kikaifan 2007-05-07 13:47

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.

Vexx 2007-05-07 18:19

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?

iamandragon 2007-05-07 18:33

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)

Erio 2007-05-08 13:00

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Originally Posted by iamandragon (Post 936849)
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.

Vexx 2007-05-08 14:28

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.

iamandragon 2007-05-12 08:31

Should be because I prefer action than magic--I often compare myself with Konata in Lucky Star.

krisslanza 2007-05-13 21:46

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. =/

Meophist 2007-05-13 21:51

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Originally Posted by krisslanza (Post 945307)
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.

raidou 2007-05-13 22:24

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Originally Posted by krisslanza (Post 945307)
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

Erio 2007-05-13 23:31

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. :(

Meophist 2007-05-13 23:39

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Originally Posted by Erio (Post 945401)
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.

Thisguy 2007-05-14 10:07

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Originally Posted by Meophist (Post 945413)
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)

KiNA 2007-05-15 09:31

Question.. I dont want to watch 1st 2 series.. would it be weird if i only watch the current 1 for adult Fate? :D

raidou 2007-05-15 09:34

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Originally Posted by Kira_Naruto (Post 947307)
Question.. I dont want to watch 1st 2 series.. would it be weird if i only watch the current 1 for adult Fate? :D

am just gonna quote klashikari on this one
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Originally Posted by Klashikari (Post 886914)
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 :heh: 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.

KiNA 2007-05-15 09:39

Thank you, I'm watching Ikkitousen for the story :D.. 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 :heh:


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