The Best Episodes of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Yuuno Scraia is a mage from a distant planet working to fix the problem he started when Jewel Seeds were accidentally spread around the world. In a failed attempt to seal a seed properly, he winds up on Earth in the form of a ferret. However, his battle with the seeds did not end upon reaching the Earth and he needs somebody else's help to seal the seeds for him. Takamachi Nanoha hears his telepathic cries for help and comes to his rescue. When she is given a pearl known as the Raging Heart she is able to transform into Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and wield a staff to fend off the evil that lies within the Seeds. In order to help Yuuno complete his mission, she needs to seal all 21 Jewel Seeds away, but Fate may be playing a hand in the matter to prevent Nanoha's goals.
#1 - Wing to the Sky
Season 3 - Episode 1
Subaru Nakajima and Teana Lanster are taking a test to increase their rank from C to B. During the test, Nanoha, Fate, Hayate, and Rein observe their progress. Near the end of the test, Teana injures her ankle, but Subaru has a plan to complete the test in time.
#2 - The Third Mage!?
Season 1 - Episode 7
Fate's mother, the real villain, is revealed just as the Time-Space Administration Bureau arrives.
#3 - There's A Really Big Crisis?
Season 1 - Episode 8
Nanoha joins with the Time-Space Administration Bureau. Yūno reveals his human form to Nanoha.
#4 - The Decisive Battle Above the Ocean!
Season 1 - Episode 9
Nanoha ignores orders and tries to help Fate.
#5 - Feelings That Can't Be Understood
Season 1 - Episode 6
Arisa suspects that Nanoha is hiding something.
#6 - The Beginning Comes Suddenly
Season 2 - Episode 1
Nanoha is ambushed by Vita for her Linker Core.
#7 - Gathering of Troops
Season 3 - Episode 3
Hayate's dream of this new unit has finally been realized and the training begins for the new recruits. New characters are introduced which gives insight to the new villan's plot of the Lost Logia named Relic.
#8 - This is a Town of Hot Water, and the Ocean's Roar Hot Springs!
Season 1 - Episode 5
Fate and her familiar Arf challenge Nanoha at a hot spring.
#9 - Progress
Season 3 - Episode 6
Stars and Lightning undergo further training, intended to enchance their strengths and skills. Meanwhile, Hayate requests the aid of Major Genya Nakajima's 108th Ground Forces Battalion to assist Mobile Division 6 in investigating smuggling routes. Fate and Shari discover that a Doctor Jail Scaglietti is implanting Jewel Seeds into the Type-3 gadgets.
#10 - Two People's Wishes
Season 3 - Episode 8
Following an averted friendly-fire incident at the Hotel Augusta, Teana throws herself into intensive training. Subaru joins her, and they devise a dangerous strategy for their next combat exercise with Nanoha. Has Nanoha taught them well enough to avoid hurting themselves at all costs?
#11 - Christmas Eve
Season 2 - Episode 9
While Chrono researches Graham, the masked man- well, two of him- complete the Book of Darkness at great cost and frame Nanoha and Fate for the crime.
#12 - The Important Thing
Season 3 - Episode 9
Teana wakes up in the infirmary many hours after being on the receiving end of Nanoha's attack. She and the other young recruits learn about Nanoha's past and how she almost died several years ago on a mission due to having overextended herself, causing Teana to understand Nanoha's training methods.
#13 - Destiny
Season 2 - Episode 10
Hayate is engulfed by the Book's power. Chrono confronts Graham on the past and gets a new weapon.
#14 - Stand By. Ready.
Season 2 - Episode 13
Although the danger is averted, the threat to Hayate's life remains. In view of this, Reinforce makes a fateful choice.
#15 - Riot Force 6
Season 3 - Episode 2
Subaru and Teana are informed that they have failed their promotion exam, but are given another chance by Nanoha and Reinforce to take the exam again in a week. In the meantime, they are told about the Sixth Mobile Division, which is a special division about to be formed and led by Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate. Erio and Caro make an appearance and meet for the first time.
#16 - It Was a Small Wish (Part Two)
Season 2 - Episode 6
Hayate's love has given the Wolkenritter emotion, and though she says not to hurt anyone, they ignore this in order to protect her.
#17 - Hotel Agusta
Season 3 - Episode 7
The Sixth Mobile Division monitors, and provides security for, the Hotel Augusta, where works of art, including lost logia, are up for auction. Teams Stars and Lightning face gadget drones, and another summoner who has ties to Dr. Scaglietti.
#18 - Riot Force 6's Day Off (Second Part)
Season 3 - Episode 11
Nanoha, Fate, Shamal, Teana, and Subaru come to aid Caro and Eriol. Eriol, Caro, Teana, and Subaru go down the sewer to investigate. They meet up with Subaru's sister, Ginga, but things take a turn or the worse.
#19 - Reason of Life
Season 3 - Episode 13
Explained how Agito joined Lutecia and the reason why Hayate created Mobile Section Six.
#20 - Mothers & Children
Season 3 - Episode 14
The main point is that Nanoha and Fate have adopted Vivio, the girl with the Relic as their child.
#21 - Sisters & Daughters
Season 3 - Episode 15
The episode explores the lives of the characters as they go about a normal day, training, etc. The episode also gives some insight into the Numbers.
#22 - Wings, Again
Season 3 - Episode 18
After all the TSA Land Headquarters, including Sixth Mobile Division, is completely defeated by Jail Scaglietti. Many of officers are injured. Vivio and Ginga were captured. Sixth Mobile Division is now unable to be the HQ anymore. Hayate decides to move all the units on to Arthra. It is also revealed that Nakajima family had adopted Ginga and Subaru a long time ago since they still were an experimental Cyborg Type-0 (Initial model of Numbers). Although they still needed the maintenance treatment like the other cyborgs until now, they were still treated kindly as normal girls.
#23 - Call My Name
Season 1 - Episode 13
Nanoha and Yūno say their farewells to the TSAB and they both head home.
#24 - The charm is 'lyrical'?
Season 1 - Episode 2
After Nanoha transformed into a magical girl she and Yuuno fight the Jewel Seed and win. Yuuno tells Nanoha about him, the Jewel Seeds and her new magical powers when a new Jewel Seed appears and they go fight it.