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”.

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.

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.

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.