Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT
Innocent manga
Promotion image for INNOCENT manga
Manga series
AuthorMasaki Tsuzuki
IllustratorShūichi Kawakami
PublisherKadokawa Shoten
Original runJuly 26, 2012 – March 25, 2014
ContinuityBrave Duel

The manga Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (魔法少女リリカルなのはINNOCENT Mahō Shōjo Ririkaru Nanoha Inosento) is part of the official multimedia spinoff series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT, set in a world parallel to other continuities.

The plot of the series is known as Brave Duel, a motion-sensing simulation card game with team battles. The INNOCENT manga serves as an explanation of story and settings, and presumably a promotional material of the upcoming social game.

The manga is first published on CompAce magazine in July 2012 for the prologue, and from October 2012 for main chapters. It is illustrated by Shūichi Kawakami (aka SYU), who has been a doujin illustrator of the Nanoha series.


Main article: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (manga)

A total of three bound volumes have been published to cover all the chapters, followed by three more for its sequel Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENTS. There is also a side story series known as Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Material Girls. INNOCENT.


The series adopts a star system for the characters, starring most characters from other Nanoha productions. However, without any setting related to magic, humanoid characters are universally humans, e.g. Fate Testarossa (originally an Artificial Mage), Reinforce (originally a Unison Device), Vita (originally a Wolkenritter), Materials and Gears; whilst Yuuno Scrya and all Familiars, like Alph, become pets.


Generally, the designs from year 2012 onward (starting with The MOVIE 2nd A's) are adopted for "Devices", "Avatars" (Barrier Jackets equivalent) and skill templates (magic circles equivalent).