The BEST Episodes of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2019
Network: CTC (JA)
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 - Reunion and Relocation!
Season 2 - Episode 3
Raising Heart and Bardiche demand a new and dangerous modification to their design.
#2 - Stars Strike
Season 3 - Episode 23
Nanoha reaches Vivio, but Quattro taunts the two, and Vivio activates a rainbow shield, which Quattro calls the Saint's Armor, an extremely powerful shield. Meanwhile, the barrier around the building where Teana is fighting is broken, after Teana somehow managed to survive assaults from three Numbers, and she then planned to completely finish off the three Numbers. Subaru is losing her consciousness after a heavy attack from Ginga, but is recalled by Mach Caliber and some thoughts in her flashback. She then activates her full drive for the final duel.
#3 - Lightning
Season 3 - Episode 24
This episode explains the past about Regius, Zest, with Ginga and Subaru's Mother, and Lutecia's Mother, who were the officers under the command of Zest. Due then appears to assassinate Regius in front of Zest, Zest then destroys her somehow. Erio and Caro manage to overcome Lutecia and Garyū. Fate has troubles fighting her battle, but finally wins because of Erio and Caro's words. The terrorists are finally all captured. The only ones left are Quattro and Yurikago.
#4 - Final Limit
Season 3 - Episode 25
The Final Limiter of the dangerous Blaster Mode of Raising Heart is released. The final battle between Nanoha and Vivio, with Quattro behind, will be finally decided.
#5 - The Third Mage!?
Season 1 - Episode 7
Fate's mother, the real villain, is revealed just as the Time-Space Administration Bureau arrives.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - Surprise Attack
Season 4 - Episode 5
Einhart shares with Vivio about the memories passed down to her by Klaus, including all the happy memories spent with Vivio's ancestor, Sankt Kaiser Olivie Segbrecht, whose death drove Klaus to try and obtain true strength. Later, the girls get to watch Nanoha, Fate, and the other top mages in intense mock battles, which encourages Vivio and Einhart to resume training, while Corona receives her own intelligent device from Lutecia. Afterwards, everyone gets to enjoy the residence's hot springs, where Sein, one of Nove's sisters, attempts to get up to mischief but is stopped in her tracks when Rio's adult mage form activates in self-defense. Once the matter is settle with, Einhart becomes excited about a joint mock battle with the top mages taking place the next day.
#12 - Reason of Life
Season 3 - Episode 13
Explained how Agito joined Lutecia and the reason why Hayate created Mobile Section Six.
#13 - Call My Name
Season 1 - Episode 13
Nanoha and Yūno say their farewells to the TSAB and they both head home.
#14 - Feelings That Can't Be Understood
Season 1 - Episode 6
Arisa suspects that Nanoha is hiding something.
#15 - The Decisive Battle
Season 3 - Episode 21
From Yūno's research, Yurikago is expected to be unstoppable if it reaches orbit and absorbs the power of two moons. Nanoha and Vita are intruding into Yurikago. Hayate is trying to deal with enormous amounts of gadgets. Fate is on the way to Scaglietti's hideout. Signum and Rein are going to battle Knight Zest and Agito. The forwards are dealing with the ground-attacking enemies.
#16 - To The Promised Sky
Season 3 - Episode 26
The last of the terrorists are secured, and Vivio is back to her normal self. Chrono's fleet prepares to destroy the Yurikago. Unfortunately for Nanoha and Hayate, Yurikago goes into self-destruct mode, while locking them in with anti-magic fields and heavy blast doors. Meanwhile, Fate finishes off her work in Scaglietti's lab, just as the whole place starts to cave in. It's a race against time for the Forwards to rescue their mentors. How will it all end?
#17 - 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.
#18 - The Decisive Battle Above the Ocean!
Season 1 - Episode 9
Nanoha ignores orders and tries to help Fate.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Everybody's Seperate Heart-felt Vows
Season 1 - Episode 10
Arf is thrown out by Precia and joins Nanoha. Nanoha visits her friends and family, and sorts everything out.
#22 - The Time of the Sealing of Our Fates
Season 1 - Episode 12
In the final battle, the TSAB march on the Garden of Time.
#23 - Once Again, the Storms of Battle
Season 2 - Episode 2
Nanoha and Fate fight the much stronger Wolkenritter.
#24 - New Power, Start!
Season 2 - Episode 4
Hayate's condition worsens, and the TSAB corner the Wolkenritter.
#25 - It Was a Small Wish (Part One)
Season 2 - Episode 5
A masked man appears to help the Wolkenritter, whose artificial nature is revealed.