Senki Zessho Symphogear 01


Well, that was a fairly interesting premiere episode. Show tells you someone dies within the first two minutes, jumps back two years, we see her almost dying and she turns in to an evil mecha at the end of show. Along the way, throw in singing, blood, death, henshins, cheesy finisher move cut-ins and random sacrificing heroines…. yeah.

One complaint I do have is how bloody cheap the concert animation looked. Almost as bad as Dog Days even. Seriously, if you are going to sell a show with the premise of one or more of the characters being singers… and then animate the concert in such a shitty way, I’d rather have stills instead. I guess it’s understandable though, since they spent most of it on the fights. Not that those were very impressive too, though.

Still, the show seems fairly interesting enough. Even conveying a real “the world is in crisis” setting. Then, there’s that hook right at the beginning of the show that is too intriguing to ignore, plus the songs sound fairly good enough, so I guess I’ll be elevating this to raw-watch status. I just wonder if Aoi Yuuki’s gonna sing too though. Now, that’ll be interesting.


Senki Zessho Symphogear

I’m sorry I’m so out of touch with hentai anime I didn’t notice Symphogear was one.


  1. Fencedude Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Err…Ao-chan did sing, there at the end. That was her singing when she hulked out.

    And damn, we had completely different impressions of the concert. I thought the concert was fantastic, miles better than Dog Days, of course, and easily on par with what Macross Frontier did (though not in the movies, of course).

    I’m super pumped for this show.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Ha. I didn’t like the concert at all since the animation was wonky as fuck.

    I will agree on the Hymmnos though. The insert that Nana sung when she “helped” out the army sounded exactly as if they got Shikata Akiko onboard as well.

  3. Fencedude Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    Man, if they really do do another Ar Tonelico game, I hope they get Nana as a Hymmnosinger. Heck, she could actually play one of the Reyvateils! That would be a nice change.

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    She probably would cost too much for GUST.

  5. Kaisos Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Kind of peaked in the middle there with Kanade’s fight scene… I wanted to avoid highschool drama for once, but oh well.

  6. thecowgoesmoo Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    The GetWet (GotWoot + FFFPeeps + Underwater) release seems okay, and it looks like they’re committed to releasing on a time-frame that makes them relevant; maybe give them a shot?

  7. Shirou Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    I was pretty intrigued by this – struck me as some kind of cross between macross and mai hime.

  8. CarVac Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    With regards to animation quality: THAT BUS at the beginning… it was… just… I guess they spent the budget on everything else.

  9. Qwerty Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Oh god I hope Hibiki’s death is a fake out or something…

    After Madoka 10 I don’t think I can survive another Yuuki Aoi death scene without my heart breaking.

  10. DmonHiro Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    What you should be asking is how “yoroi” ended up as “preparing”.

    It’s not “Mephito’s preparing” it’s “Methiso’s Armor” guys.

  11. Benigmatica Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Great start for this episode of Symphogear, especially with the fight scenes after the concert one… You know, putting gaudy titles (From Kanade) that screams Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt!

    Still, I’m concerned about Minami Takayama’s singing voice that she’s becoming withered since she haven’t sing for a long time. (TWO-MIX, anyone?)

    Anyway, I hope it didn’t go downhill from there!

  12. Tiresias Said,

    January 7, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Visual’s pretty poor for today’s standards. And this must be one of the lamest mooks design I’ve ever seen; if not for them being able to ignore normal weapons there’s nothing intimidating about them.

    Song’s pretty nice though. And the story’s pretty strange. Whether it’s good or bad remains to be seen.

  13. bk201my Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    This show is bad? You haven’t seen Baby Kill Me yet!

  14. Silver Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Why the hell is Ar tonelico being brought up in here?! Damn it why does Cocona not get a proper ending! Hell at least I want to see Croix “MAXIMUM PENETRATION!” Aoto for the fun!!

    Anyways… That last screenshot (and that scene during the episode) made me think of Kingdom Hearts. Just look like a shadow…

  15. Yuun Said,

    January 8, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Is it just me or I feel the sprinkle of Panty & Stocking in this Macross wannabe anime with additional spice of Mai-Hime?

  16. deBurg Said,

    January 9, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Hmm, for me, I kinda thought of FLCL. Cause of the battle music and the scene where the ridiculous amount of equipment(?) getting shoved into Hibiki

  17. Go Said,

    January 18, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    I’m so confused. Are you guys actually serious? The animation in the whole show is so garbage (aside from a few in the battles) because all of the budget went into the concert scene.

    It was the one scene I enjoyed a lot cause you could tell that it wasn’t 3D CGI animation, and that there was actual animation going on in the concert scene. Like, everything was moving like, not that awkward smooth thing that 3D CGI induces, although it still looked a little awkward.

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