Raised up in the same orphanage, Fuuka and Rinne were once close friends but parted company after a quarrel ended up with Rinne overwhelmed Fuuka with her martial art skills. Fuuka has a life in poverty after leaving the orphanage. An accidental encounter with renowned martial arts champion Einhald Stratos discovered Fuuka’s hidden talent in fighting; Einhald offered Fuuka a job and coaching, encouraging her to meet up with Rinne again—in a ring. – My Anime List
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This show is extremely disturbing. Everyone loves watching these children beat the shit out of each other. And they enjoy it too!
I do hope that Vivid Strike warrants a sequel. There is enough there that they could tell a strong story and balance things out a bit better. I like Fuka and I like Rinne, so more of them wouldn’t be a bad thing. It is simply that when looking back on Vivid Strike there is good and bad. The flashbacks and Rinne’s character arc were good things. I enjoyed the brief parts where Vivio took over the show and had I was really hyped for what was happening on screen. It is just that there are parts that I feel weigh down the show. In the end I still feel this show deserves to be in the B range, but just barely. The good still outweighs the bad enough to recommend people give it a shot.
ViVid Strike! is a great action anime, featuring some really impressive martial arts whilst telling a rather compelling tale about the growth of its two lead characters.
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Overall Vivid Strike is a decent addition to the Nanoha series with some good action, decently fleshed out cast but the series also remains fun. It doesn’t take too much to feel the emotional weight of the narrative and the character’s involvement in said narrative. This series works because of the boat loads of heart the characters have in the Nanoha franchise. If you’re a Nanoha fan you’ll get a kick out of it.
All in all, fun to watch if your bored but I wouldn’t go out of your way for it.