Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 12
”What’s wrong with using anime as an example?”
Oh, wow! Where do I start? This episode can be described with one word: fantastic.
I was supposed to eat my breakfast while watching this episode, but I completely forgot about the food because I was so concentrated on what was happening on the screen. My oatmeal is cold now, darn it!
I must say that, despite the plot holes, I find Finé to be a very good antagonist. Her goals are reasonable to me. She wants to reach her deity, to confess her feelings for him. It also seems that she wants to create chaos on Earth. This “chaos” will make her stand out as the strongest and most reliable person on the planet, so people will see her as a goddess.
Something even more interesting that I hadn’t expected, was the fact that she experimented on the girls, especially Hibiki. Because of these experiments, she had been able to fuse herself with her armor, making her invincible. But unlike her, Hibiki’s fusion turned out in a different way.
The berserk Hibiki rampaged on the battlefield. I don’t know whether she stabbed Tsubasa through the heart or not; I rewatched that scene five times and I still don’t get it. Luckily, Hibiki’s attack didn’t affect Tsubasa, who turned the situation around, hugging Hibiki to calm her down.
With that, Tsubasa took off, sacrificing herself to destroy Kadingir, in which she succeeded. For some reason, I expected her to survive that attack, and guess what? – She did, and so did Kurisu, thank god!
“Revived” by Miku and company’s song, the girls, in completely new and powered up gears, are now prepared for their final battle, and probably Hibiki’s death, which we’ve known would happen since the first minute of the show.
I’m expecting some good battle scenes next week. Oh, and I still want to hear a song performed by the trio! Talking about songs – this week had no opening, but, the opening song was used as ending theme with credits rolling. Not many interesting screencaps there…
Anyway, next week will probably be a blast, and I’m totally ready for it!