Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Blu-Rays To Be Released

Seven Arcs has announced on the official Nanoha web site that Blu-Ray box sets of the franchise’s three TV anime (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s, and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS) will be released in the final quarter of 2014. The sets are being released to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the original series’ premiere, in October of 2004. As Blu-Ray Region A includes both Japan and North America, importing the series is a viable option again, particularly since the series’ license was held by Geneon and was one of its final releases (distributed by Funimation) before the localizer’s demise. If the precedent set by the Blu-Ray release of the compilation/reboot movies is followed, all sets should include English subtitles. The dub of the first two series, starring Cristina Vee as Nanoha, is not likely to be included; this will be the first official English-language release of StrikerS if it does include subtitles.

On an unrelated editorial note, the sound that this monoglyphic editor made upon reading the news was something beyond the range of human vocal chords and if you get these for me I will replicate it for you on air which was highly disturbing and may never happen again.