As I was clearing my hard drive of anime to make room for new series, I came upon Nanoha Strikers, and I realized, I haven’t written an entry on it even though I gave the other two seasons their time. So, here it is.
As a Nanoha fan watching the series through heavy yuri goggles, I certainly felt rather satisfied, except at the end when freaking Yuuno shows up with Nanoha, but I just kind of block that out. Definitely though, there is a lot of subtext if you look for it. The subtext almost seems a little blatant in certain cases. Nanoha and Fate share a bed and raise a Vivio together. She even calls them Nanoha Mama and Fate Mama. Moreover, there’s probably some action going on between Subaru and Tea, but I don’t really care much about that.
I would’ve liked a lot more Nanoha and the old gang though. Arisa and Suzuka completely disappeared and Arf is reduced to a small kid… Replacing them are a bunch of new characters. To be fair, I like the development on all the main new characters and I thought the series has a nice pacing in introducing them. However, as the series is Mahou Shoujo Lyrical NANOHA, I definitely wanted more Nanoha around. I also wanted to see Fate around a lot more too because she is the reason I started watching this. Because of this, and the fact that Yuuno’s still alive and around, Strikers ended up leaving a rather bitter taste.
Check out NanoFate.
That’s a really awesome site for some Nanoha x Fate actions.