Yada Yada Nanoha ViVid #01 — “Hi,” I Said, Saying Hello

April 3rd, 2015


Having greeted them I thought about how I just greeted them.


I really want to say “Like Prisma Illya, but with Nanoha,” so I will. It’s like Prisma Illya, but with Nanoha characters. I guess there might be somewhat more and more obnoxious over-narration filling the gaps though. “Good morning, Mom.” “This is Nanoha, my mom.” Thanks, guys. That was so subtle that I almost missed it. The rest of the episode was bound and determined to continue in the same vein with a goddamned tour of the characters, nearly all of them narrated about to the camera, none of them actually doing anything of any note or worth, and the most exciting thing being Vivio getting her own magical widget to transform to a big girl and thereby double the number of possible figurines. That’s it. That’s everything that happened in this episode. What a hook.

Nothing even the least big ambitious here. Not art, which has eyes and faces frequently moving at different speeds. Not animation, which is basically nonexistent for most of the episode. Not characters, who are all 100% completely safe made-by-the-marketing-department boredom piles. Not plot, which went absolutely nowhere in an excrutiatingly long 20 minutes. Why does this exist? Who would look at the Nanoha franchise and say to themselves, “This seems cool, but what we really need to do is remove all the action and things happening”? The Nanoha is already filled enough with sappy melodramatic power of friends crap, but at least that was usually expressed in the form of lasers. If this episode’s anything to go by, the best anybody can hope for from the series is a still of someone holding a laser pointer. 


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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • elior1 says:

    dont worry about it you can expect from the green hair girl at the end pretty much weapon you talking about but most of vivid is about meterial arts like you seen.

    • Mirgond says:

      I hope they’ll do the complete tournament in this season, since everything else before that is rather short…

  • elior1 says:

    this episode remind me of the first episode of season 1 where nanoha talking in the back round overall relaxing episode like season 1

  • algorithm says:

    Dog Days will end up like this in no time.

  • Kitsu says:

    Aaaw yeah!
    The first case of yuri family will be animated enought to make this season memorabl
    Nanoha x Fate are married couple
    Vivio x Elhard is OTP

  • Afrosquirrel says:


    oh god theyve begun to assume (in)human form

    kill them before they summon the rest of their alien race

  • A.Nagy says:

    I can only hope the budget was so non-existent and everything was so bad because they are saving it all for the fight scenes.

  • Di Gi Kazune says:

    Can we just have our young Nanoha back… They still have to make a 3rd season of proper Nanoha.

  • The Phantom says:

    LOL this sucked hard, I only watch this to see if they ever officially declare nanoha and fate a married lesbian couple, they should I mean is outright obvious but anyway this show is garbage and they will never do that kind of declaration so I am out of here.

  • Pokute says:

    Animal-shaped magic device…

    One more notch down the tiers you go, Nanoha.