Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 09 (Let’s get ready to rumble!)

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 09
魔法少女リリカルなのはViVid
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid episode 09

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09Victoria pays a visit to Sieglinde, who’s watching the Inter-Middle fights, when Hallie joins with her gang, leading to a conflict between Victoria and Hallie. This is observed by Vivio and company. Hallie faces Els, who’s determined to bring the delinquent under control, but Hallie wins. Vivio, Corona, and Einhart also win their matches. Elsewhere, Mikaya goes with Deed  and Otto to test her new sword technique in a junkyard. She then has her bout with Miura. Miura launches an attack, so Mikaya counters, but the attack that should have taken Miura out is not completely effective. With nothing left to lose, Miura goes all out and defeats Mikaya.

Thoughts/Review:

Well, the tournament is now well underway and while not unwatchable, I was reminded why I don’t like tournaments.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

When Victoria first showed up to talk with the hooded Sieglinde, I thought she was going to do the typical ojousama “I’m superior” routine, so it was surprising to me to see how friendly and kind she was to Sieglinde. This too is an ojousama trait, but it wasn’t the one I expected.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

OK, so I was wrong there, but when Hallie showed up, we got the “I’m superior” ojousama attitude since Hallie is a “banchou” — a leader of a group of delinquent (yankee) girls. So now we have our comedic bickering items.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

For some reason, I figured Sieglinde would be a boy since the character was seen in a hoodie and acting in a male fashion. I actually laughed when Sieglinde’s hood was dropped and “he” turned out to be a “she” with long, twin tails. I should have expected this since the only male thus far has been cameos by Erio.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

The fight between Els and Hallie bored me because it was pretty predictable what would happen, that being that the punk would win.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

The fight between Mikaya and Miura was a bit different. Because the anime episode went out of their way to show how powerful Mikaya was (and she was Einhart’s trainer to boot), combined with fan reaction to Miura’s awesomeness caused me to think that Miura would probably win the fight, though I wasn’t quite sure.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

I liked that Vita showed up for Miura’s fight. Now where the heck is Nanoha for Vivio’s fights?

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

Speaking of Miura, although it totally broke the flow of her fight with Mikaya (and was yet another indication that Miura would win), I did like the flashback showing how the timid Miura discovered Hayate’s dojo and was convinced to join. This was a nifty way to give Hayate and crew some cameo, while explaining how Zafira became Miura’s trainer.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

In the end, this wasn’t a bad episode, but I’m just not a fan of tournament stuff.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - 09

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8 Responses to “Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid – 09 (Let’s get ready to rumble!)”

  1. NT says:

    Victoria’s relationship with Sieg is actually a pretty good one when you consider who they are related to. of course, Sieg is almost like Nanoha when it comes to making friends (though her and Victoria’s past goes back a long way)

    I actually went and reread the fights of this…

    Spoiler Inside SelectShow

    I won’t make any more spoils right now as I know pretty much everything that’ll happen(though they missed a few pages) until about the end of the current translated chapters up right now.

    Spoiler Inside: Power Levels SelectShow

    Oh right if memory serves, Nanoha and fate should be there next episode, or the one when Vivio fights Miura… don’t remember, only read the fight between Miura and Vivio onwards…

    And forgot to mention…

    Spoiler Inside: Info on Buster and Nanoha SelectShow

    Anyway, just wanted to add some vent because people elsewhere infuriated me about this… yeesh hopefully that last bit is understood.

    • xizsec01 says:

      I’d like to remind you that majorities of mages in midchilda couldn’t fly and most of new characters in vivid couldn’t fly too. so it’s like you’re comparing tank(land-close quarters combatant) with jet fighter(hi-speed flying, bind them up and breaker Nanoha).

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        I hadn’t paid attention, but now that I think about it, Fate and Nanoha fly for sure, but Subaru does the rainbow bridge thing ( 😉 ) and Caro flies on the back of her dragon. Tia stayed on the ground the whole training fight.

      • NT says:

        So? Sieg is of Ancient Belka descent, not Midchilda. And if you’ve read the manga, there is the possibility that she could very well fly if she wanted to. Plus don’t assume that just because Nanoha can Fly means someone couldn’t land a hit on her.

        There are more than plenty of ways to take down a Flying type Mage. And I am sure Sieg knows those methods. There is a weakness for every type of ability.

        Spoiler Inside SelectShow

        and i forgot how to do spoiler tags lols.

        Moderator edit: Wrap the word spoiler inside of [] to start the spoiler tag. to close the tag, wrap /spoiler inside of []. If you want to give your spoiler tag some text information, you’d do spoiler title=”tag information text here” and wrap that in [].

        • xizsec01 says:

          midchilda I said is a place not magic system. I mean mages that live in the world call midchilda. belka is also an area in north of midchilda

          it’s not impossible for tank to hit a jet fighters, right? it’s just hard to do that’s why I compare them that way.

          Nanoha is not a martial artist and she’s not a in-fight style. so if it in a small ring on ground of tournament I agree that Sieg could beat Nanoha after she take Nanoha’s heavy barrier down.

          it’d be strange if Sieg don’t have few counter measure for flying mage but we’re talking about ace of ace here too. so I think it’s more up to situation of the match and I agree that maybe Sieg have a fighting technique on par or more than Nanoha.

          I’ve read manga and know what you mean when you said that maybe Sieg could fly too. but I still don’t think that Sieg coud fly though.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I had to throw spoiler tags around some of your comments since they seemed spoilerific.

      Victoria’s relationship with Sieg is actually a pretty good one when you consider who they are related to.

      Don’t know whom they are related to. ^_^;

      And forgot to mention…

      Spoiler Inside: Info on Buster and Nanoha SelectShow

      This is the problem with the extra materials never being officially licensed for the U.S. How would one even know this vital bit of info unless they’d read the canon extra stuff.

      Are those mangas unofficially translated out there? I need to look for them.

      • NT says:

        Well, it’s actually explained in the episode in Strikers after Riot Force Six gets curbstomped and Vivio gets taken. That and the Blaster system is hinted to be dangerous every time they talk about it wher nanoha uses it. Fate even always showed worry, i think few others like Vita displayed the same worry.

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