Went to watch the 2nd A’s movie on August 8, despite not having seen the first Nanoha movie, at the Shine Libre Ikebukuro movie theatre. This review is really late but the more it languishes in draft purgutory, the more my memory of what I watched deteriorates so I’ll just push it out as it is. I did not take notes during or immediately after as I was mentally maxed out partly because I was watching it without English sub-titles but mostly I was trying to pretend that I wasn’t crying like a little girl during some of the key scenes. After that was Comic Market 82 so that wiped me out too.
Please be warned that will be *heavy spoilers*. I also did not and still have not found the time to rewatch A’s TV so points of comparison are also tentative. Although I consulted Stripey on a few specific points, my general recollection remains fuzzy.