The Best Episodes of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018
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 - 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?
#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 - Reunion and Relocation!
Season 2 - Episode 3
Raising Heart and Bardiche demand a new and dangerous modification to their design.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#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 - The Decisive Battle Above the Ocean!
Season 1 - Episode 9
Nanoha ignores orders and tries to help Fate.
#9 - 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.
#10 - The Third Mage!?
Season 1 - Episode 7
Fate's mother, the real villain, is revealed just as the Time-Space Administration Bureau arrives.
#11 - Feelings That Can't Be Understood
Season 1 - Episode 6
Arisa suspects that Nanoha is hiding something.
#12 - 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?
#13 - The Beginning Comes Suddenly
Season 2 - Episode 1
Nanoha is ambushed by Vita for her Linker Core.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Destiny
Season 2 - Episode 10
Hayate is engulfed by the Book's power. Chrono confronts Graham on the past and gets a new weapon.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.