Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 11
「月を穿つ」 (Tsuki wo Ugatsu)
“Pierce the Moon”
How to become a man like Genjurou: Eat, watch movies, and sleep — because a man needs no more.
This episode… Oh, where do I start? I don’t know which is more shocking: Finé’s revelations or Kurisu’s act at the end.
First of all, I’m glad I can rid myself of the doubt I had in Genjurou from last week’s episode. It seems that he found out about Finé’s plans through collaboration with American spies, so he’s a good guy for sure, and a strong one too if I may point that out. Unfortunately, he stood no chance against Finé in her Nehushtan armor.
And talking about the armor, it truly baffles me how this thing works. I thought an armor protected the areas it covered but apparently these armors only need to be worn somewhere on the body to provide full protection, as seen when Ogawa shot three bullets towards Finé’s uncovered breasts in vain. It’s like they’re in an anime!
Jokes aside, this episode pretty much answered most of my questions concerning Finé. Apparently, Tokyo Sky Tower wasn’t the Kadingir. It was in fact the underground facility beneath Lydian itself – a tower that can’t be seen!
So what is the main purpose of Kadingir? – To pierce the moon! Finé revealed herself to be an ancient priestess who had sealed herself inside Ryoko’s genes. Her main goal was to reach “him”, a deity that pushed her down because he wouldn’t allow a human to be on the same level as him. Outraged, Finé blamed the moon to be the cause of this, the key to their separation.
When Tsubasa awakened her powers 12 years ago, the waves from that incident awakened Finé within Ryoko, who was present in the same room. Since then, Ryoko, no – Finé, has only had one goal: create Kadingir and obtain Durandal, a highly valuable relic that has been kept safe beneath Lydian.
I’m not sure if she managed to steal Durandal or not as it wasn’t seen anywhere during the battle at the end of the episode. When Hibiki, Tsubasa and Kurisu started singing together I got hyped up expecting to hear a song performed by the three of them, but they used Kurisu’s song. I was a bit disappointed at first, but that dissipated once the fight took a drastically different turn. I did not expect Kurisu to sing her Swan song to block the blast from Kadingir. I was pretty sure the three of them would do some cool combination and destroy the tower.
Watching Kurisu fall down, probably towards her death made me really sad as I’ve come to like her very much. I was hoping she’d end up like Tsubasa and recover, but that fall was very high and I doubt she’ll survive that. I’m glad she won’t die in vain though (if she dies). She couldn’t stop Kadingir from breaking a part of the moon, but she managed to save it from being pierced which was Finé’s original plan.
With only two episodes left to go, Kurisu (probably) out of the picture, a wounded Genjurou, a broken facility, Kadingir fully erected and unharmed, Durandal stolen (I’m just assuming) and a part of the moon gone, will the girls have any luck on their side? Nothing seems to work in their favor. Unfortunately this show doesn’t offer us previews but I’m guessing that Hibiki will enter her berserk mode next week.
I can’t wait!