So the third season of this franchise has begun, now featuring non-loli Nanoha, Fate, and the gang. The episode starts after the short epilogue at the end of A’s, and is mostly centered on Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate monitoring a couple younger recruits going through an examination. I can’t really say whether I like the Subaru and Teana yet, but I do hope that they don’t end up keeping the old cast on the sidelines (Yuuno and Arf were not shown at all in this episode, which worries me). Since the sub I watched was made from low-quality raws (apparently all that’s available right now), I couldn’t really compare the animation quality to A’s, but it seems decent enough. I thought the OP and ED were a little bland, but that’s always been the case with this franchise so I’m not particularly surprised or disappointed.


I’m definitely going to continue watching this, and am probably going to continue blogging it as well.