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Senki Zesshou Symphogear G – 01

「ガングニールの少女」 (Gangunīru no Shojo)
“Gungnir Girl”

Symphogear’s back and chock full of transformation sequences, inserts songs, over the top action, and twists to start things off.

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July 5, 2013 at 9:18 am Comments (82)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 13 (END)

「流れ星、堕ちて燃えて尽きて、そして―」 (Nagareboshi, Ochite Moete Tsukite, Soshite…)
“Meteoroid, Falling, Burning, and Disappear, then…”

Thirteen weeks of relics, gears, and music have finally come to an end.

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April 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm Comments (55)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 12

「シンフォギア」 (Shinfogia)
“Symphogear”

”What’s wrong with using anime as an example?”

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March 25, 2012 at 2:48 am Comments (45)

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.

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March 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm Comments (52)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 10

「繋いだ手だけが紡ぐもの」 (Tsunaida Te dake ga Tsumugumono)
“Bonds Formed from Holding Hands”

For the first time in my life I had to use subtitles to understand something spoken in English, I mean, Ingurishu.

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March 14, 2012 at 9:51 am Comments (29)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 09

「防人の歌」 (Sakimori no Uta)
“A Sentinel’s Song”

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Elements Garden’s original series when I looked into it for the season preview, and now, a good three quarters through it, I’m actually still not sure what I’m in store for.

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March 7, 2012 at 12:07 am Comments (15)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 08

「陽だまりに翳りなく」 (Hidamari ni Kagerinaku)
“There’s No Shadow Beneath the Sun”

Well, it doesn’t look like Kurisu is quite ready to jump ship onto the good guys’ side, but given that Miku didn’t hesitate to help her and Genjuurou even jumped in to lend a hand, it should only be a matter of time before two Symphogear heroines becomes three.

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February 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm Comments (28)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 07

「撃ちてし止まぬ運命のもとに」 (Uchiteshi Tomanu Unmei no Moto ni)
“Toward the Destiny of Never-Ending Destruction”

Now this is something I really wasn’t expecting, as Kurisu (new confirmed spelling) shows that she not only has Nehushtan, but also another relic known as “Ichii-Bal”. Isn’t that kind of cheating? Especially with the Gundam Heavyarms-like dual Gatling guns — complete with Macross-style missiles in her “Mega Death Party” attack.

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February 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm Comments (50)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 06

「兆しの行方は」 (Kizashi no Yukue wa)
“Where the Signs Lead”

As the animosity between Kurisu and Hibiki continues to grow, somehow Miku’s worries about constantly being blown off seem to trump it. However, it’s taken Symphogear in a very welcome direction with the conflicts being less about the Noise and more about the characters themselves, especially in conjunction with the whole conspiracy involving Ryouko and “Finne”.

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February 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm Comments (42)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 05

「なお昏き深淵の底から」 (Nao Kuraki Shinen no Soko kara)
“From the Bottom of the Shadowy Abyss”

Well it sure didn’t take long to find out who the informant is within the Mobile Disaster Prevention Unit, as it was easy to pick up on the voice in the early parts of this episode — well before they made it blatantly obvious.

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February 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm Comments (53)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 04

「落涙」 (Rakurui)
“Shedding Tears”

First Kanade and now Tsubasa?

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January 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm Comments (50)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 03

「夜にすれ違う」 (Yoru ni Surechigau)
“Passing in the Night”

It’s one thing to take away my Mizuki Nana/TWO-MIX anime after the premiere, but it’s another thing altogether to replace it with a crossover of Madoka Magica and BLOOD-C. Thanks to the seiyuu, I’m finding it hard to “unsee” the obvious similarities between Madoka in Hibiki and Saya in Tsubasa.

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January 21, 2012 at 4:27 am Comments (60)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 02

「雑音と不協和音と」 (Zatsuon to Fukyouwaron to)
“Noise and Dissonance”

My Mizuki Nana/TWO-MIX anime has been taken over by Yuuki Aoi! As much as I like Aoi, it’s a bit of a downer that I may not get to hear Nana and Minami as Zwei Wing anymore.

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January 14, 2012 at 4:23 am Comments (77)

Senki Zesshou Symphogear – 01

「覚醒の鼓動」 (Kakusei no Kodou)
“Awakening Beat”

It’s too early to call Elements Garden’s original “music” anime a surprise hit, but this impressive first showing already has me thinking it will be. With highly successful pop star Mizuki Nana pairing up with former TWO-MIX vocalist Takayama Minami as the “Zwei Wing” vocal unit, this premiere delivered both a high-tension live performance and fast-paced action.

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January 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm Comments (134)