As a newcomer to the Nanoha franchise who still has yet to watch the TV series and only watched the first two movies, I absolutely loved this film. I gave it a solid 10/10 and found no flaws with it.
The yuri and the Hayate/Reinforce/Wolkenritter story were flawless, as was the action and animation. I still rewatch some clips from time to time just to revel in how badass and perfect a magical girl Nanoha Takamachi truly is. I was moved to tears in the climax and the end of the movie. And overall, I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it. Like, I don’t know what else to say.
Now this may change when I finally watch the second season (which likely won’t happen for awhile since I need to go back and watch the first series and rewatch the movies after watching StrikerS/while Vivid is airing/when I have the time. But usually when a movie like this leaves THAT much of an impression on me, that opinion isn’t going to change very fast.
And its really awesome how the compilation films are part of the StrikerS continuity. For documentaries about Nanoha and Fate’s legacy on Mid-Childa by showcasing everything they did prior to becoming TSAB elite, that’s so meta it hurts. It’s fucking awesome.
But yeah, great review otherwise. NanoFate is definitely one of my favorite ships out there.