|Senki Zesshō Symphogear G|
|Romaji||Senki Zesshō Shinfogia G|
|Genre||Action, Sci-Fi, Music|
|Network||MBS, TVA, BS11, Tokyo MX|
|First Aired||July 4, 2013|
|Last Aired||September 26, 2013|
|Episodes||13 + (OVA)|
|Opening Theme||Vitalization by Nana Mizuki|
|Ending Theme||Next Destination by Ayahi Takagaki|
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Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (戦姫絶唱シンフォギアG Senki Zesshō Shinfogia G?, "Superb Song of the Valkyries: Symphogear G"), subtitled "In the distance, that day, when the star became music...", is the second season of the Senki Zesshō Symphogear series.
喪失―― 融合症例第一号。/ "Farewell, Gungnir."
— Season tagline
Peace had seemed to return to the world when Hibiki, Tsubasa, and Chris had saved the planet from the Lunar Attack with their song. However, 3 months later at a joint concert between Tsubasa Kazanari and foreign superstar Maria Cadenzavna Eve, the Symphogear team is faced with her dangerous declaration of war against the world. Maria and her allies Kirika and Shirabe have a fearful power backing them: The power of a dark Symphogear.
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor|
|#||Title[Notes 1]||Original airdate|
|1|| The Gungnir Girl|
"Gangunīru no Shōjo"
|July 5, 2013|
Three months following the battle with Finé, Hibiki and Chris work together to fight off the Noise and protect a transport carrying the Solomon's Cane, which scientist Dr. Ver believes could hold the key to fighting the Noise. However, before they can leave to see Tsubasa's concert alongside diva Maria Cadenzavna Eve, the base they are delivering it to is attacked by the Noise, with Dr. Ver and Solomon's Cane going missing. As the concert reaches its climax, Maria suddenly summons a group of Noise, holding the audience hostage and using the worldwide broadcast to prevent Tsubasa from using her Symphogear. Maria then reveals she possesses a Black Gungnir Symphogear armor, proclaiming herself and her group to be the successors of Finé.
|2|| Power and Lies in Her Heart|
"Mune ni Chikara to Itsuwari to"
|July 11, 2013|
After giving the world leaders 24 hours to relinquish their territory, Maria decides to release the hostages in the arena so she can fight against Tsubasa, preventing her from escaping to where she can safely transform. Just as Tsubasa is knocked towards a group of Noise, Shinji manages to shut down the cameras in time, allowing Tsubasa to activate her Symphogear and fight back. Before Tsubasa can get the upper hand on Maria, two more Black Symphogear users, Shirabe Tsukuyomi and Kirika Akatsuki, arrive on the scene, although Hibiki and Chris arrive shortly after to back Tsubasa up. The head of Maria's operations, Professor Nastassja, sends in a giant regenerating Noise to allows Maria's team to retreat. To prevent in from escaping and endangering the public, Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris use a combined superb song to expose its core, allowing Hibiki to destroy it. As the battle comes to an end, Hibiki feels hurt by Shirabe's words claiming she her ideals are merely the words of a hypocrite, bringing up some traumatic memories of her past.
|3|| Those Who Long for the End, Those Who Challenge the End|
"Shūen o Nozomumono, Shūen ni Nozomumono "
|July 18, 2013|
A week following the incident, and Hibiki is still concerned over what Shirabe said whilst Tsubasa and Chris, who had enrolled into the academy, help with preparations for an upcoming school festival. Later that night, Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris are sent to infiltrate an abandoned hospital filled with Noise, affected by a gas that decreases their sync with the Symphogears. Dr. Ver soon appears, revealing he stole Solomon's Cane for himself and is working with the enemy. As Chris starts to become affected by the feedback on her Symphogear's attacks, Ver plans to unleash an experimental new creature known as a Nephilim onto the city, forcing Tsubasa to chase after it. Before Tsubasa can destroy the Nephilim, Maria appears before her once again, with Ver announcing her to be the reincarnation of Finé.
|4|| The Place I Call Home|
" Atashi no Kaeru Basho"
|July 25, 2013|
Tsubasa engages in battle with Maria whilst Shirabe and Kirika arrive to fight off Hibiki and Chris whilst they retrieve Ver. Nastassja soon arrives and assists Maria and the others in their retreat, taking Ver and the Nephilim with them and evading pursuit using stealth technology. The next day, as the festival gets under the way and Hibiki and Miku watch their friends perform, Shirabe and Kirika are sent on a mission to infiltrate the school and steal the Symphogear pendants to use as food for the Nephilim. Meanwhile, Chris is dragged in by her new classmates to perform for a karaoke contest, where she finds herself having fun. After her performance, however, Shirabe and Kirika reveal themselves and prepare to challenge her.
|5|| Bloodstained Serenade|
"Chi Shibuki no Sayokyoku"
|August 1, 2013|
As Shirabe and Kirika decide to enter the karaoke contest themselves, singing one of ZweiWing's songs so that they can win Chris' pendant, armed forces approach a warhouse where Maria and Nastassja are hiding, but are confronted by Ver and his Noise army. Maria breaks down when she sees Ver mercilessly kill a group of children who happened to stumble upon the base, prompting Nastassja to have Shirabe and Kirika retreat before they can be declared winners. After Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris briefly catch up to them, questioning why they fight when they seem to enjoy singing, they are called to HQ where it is revealed Hibiki and Maria's Gungnirs share the same ressonance pattern. Meanwhile, Nastassja recalls how Maria's sister, Serena, had used her superb song to stop a rampaging Nephilim prototype, ending her life in the process. Later that day, the girls respond to an attack on a factory, where they are confronted by Ver, who announces his plan to once again destroy the moon before sending the Nephilim to attack them. Hibiki fights against the Nephilim but becomes distracted by Ver's words, leading to her arm being bitten off by the Nephilim.
|6|| A Miracle Is a Cruel Thing|
"Kiseki - Sore wa Zankoku na Kiseki"
|August 8, 2013|
The Nephilim evolves from the energy gathered from Hibiki's arm, but Hibiki enters her berserk state again, regenerating her arm in the process, and rips out the Nephilim's heart before completely annihilating it. As Hibiki undergoes recovery, she recalls her past, in which she was unfairly treated like a murderer by her old classmates simply because she survived the ZweiWing incident. Meanwhile, Tsubasa learns from Genjuro that Hibiki's constant use of Gungnir is causing it to spread across her body, fearing that it may end up killing her, or otherwise leaving her inhuman. Keeping this a secret from Hibiki, Tsubasa tells her that she shouldn't use her Symphogear again, using the berserk state as an excuse. Elsewhere, as Nastassja's illness starts to develop, Shirabe and Kirika search for Ver, who find's the Nephilim's heart and attacks near the school, prompting Hibiki to go into action.
|7|| When You Stop Being You|
"Kimi de Irare Nakunaru Kimi ni"
|August 15, 2013|
Brimming with more power than usual, Hibiki fights through Ver's defenses, only to be stopped by Shirabe and Kirika. As Hibiki suddenly feels a pain in her chest, Ver injects Shirabe and Kirika with a serum so they can use the superb song against Hibiki. In order to stop them from dying the same way Kanade did, Hibiki uses her own superb song to cancel theirs out, firing off their excess energy into the sky. After Shirabe and Kirika retreat with Ver so he can treat Nastassja, wondering why Hibiki was trying to protect them, Tsubasa arrives on the scene to stop Hibiki from overheating, after which both Chris and Miku learn the full extent of Hibiki's condition. Meanwhile, Ver reveals his plan to use the Nephilim's heart to speed up Maria's resurrection as Finé. However, it is soon revealed that Finé's soul does not dwell within Maria, but instead in Kirika, who discovers her power when protecting Shirabe from a pile of falling pipes.
|8|| Hand in Hand for Me, as I Waver...|
"Tsunagu Te to Te… Tomadou Watashi no Tame…"
|August 22, 2013|
It is revealed that Nastassja has merely told Maria to play the role of Finé's successor in order to gain Ver's co-operation. As Kirika starts to realise the cause of her new power, that she herself is Finé's vessel, Hibiki is informed of her condition and is told to take things easy until they can find a cure. Meanwhile, Nastassja's group use their relics to try and unleash something known as Frontier, only for it to fail to Ver's dismay, as they lack sufficient power. The next day, as Hibiki and Miku go to the Sky Tower, Nastassja and Maria also go there to negotiate with some US government agents, which is interrupted when Ver sends Noise after them just as they turn on them. As Maria makes her escape, fighting through both Noise and army soldiers, Hibiki and Miku work to help evacuate some of the citizens, which leads to Hibiki being knocked off the building. Activating her Symphogear to break her fall, Hibiki is shocked to see an explosion where Miku was standing.
|9|| The Origin of a Hero|
|August 29, 2013|
As Tsubasa and Chris arrive to finish off the Noise, Hibiki falls into depression, believing Miku to have been killed. Meanwhile, Maria reveals to the others that she is not Finé, whilst still stating her desire to cooperate with Ver. The next day, Genjuro reveals they have found a GPS left behind by Miku, revealing she had survived the explosion, as she was rescued by Maria and is currently being held on their ship. Thankful that Miku is still alive, Hibiki and the others train their bodies with Genjuro. The next day as the Noise launch an attack on an aircraft carrier, Shirabe, not wanting Maria to suffer from seeing more people die, decides to fight against them. However, Ver instructs Kirika to inject Shirabe with Anti-LiNKER to knock her out of her Symphogear state. However, just as Tsubasa and Chris arrive on the scene, Ver reveals his latest experiment, in which Miku has been made into a Symphogear user.
|10|| Countdown to Loss|
"Sōshitsu made no Kauntodau"
|September 5, 2013|
Miku, who was experimented on by Ver with LiNKER to make her compatible with the Shénshòujìng relic, battles against Chris, initially taking the brunt of her attacks before unleashing a powerful laser, forcing Chris to block against it to protect Shirabe before Tsubasa gets them to safety. As HQ takes Shirabe into custody whilst Chris fights against the Noise, Kirika stands in Tsubasa's way, leading Hibiki to confront Miku herself. Miku states she desired the Symphogear's power to keep Hibiki from fighting, but Hibiki states it isn't worth having a world without Miku in it and transforms to fight against her, given under three minutes before she overheats. Despite the Gungnir relic spreading through her body, Hibiki keeps fighting through to reach Miku's humanity, using the laser FIS used to raise Frontier as a means to destroy the device controlling Miku. As an ancient civilization rises from the ground, Chris suddenly shoots Tsubasa.
|11|| Destiny Ark|
|September 12, 2013|
As Miku makes a full recovery, it is revealed the blast she and Hibiki took both freed Miku from her mind control and cured Hibiki's condition. Meanwhile, Chris joins the FIS as they explore Frontier, which Ver powers up using the Nephilim heart. Injecting himself with LiNKER, Ver activates the Frontier, using the moon itself to pull it out of the sea, before destroying many fleets with its gravitational power. With the moon brought even closer to Earth, Ver reveals to Maria that his vision of saving mankind is to destroy all humanity and repopulate the Earth himself, leaving Maria devastated. As Tsubasa heads off towards Frontier, Hibiki encourages Shirabe to do what she thinks is right and go as well, hitching a ride with her. Arriving at Frontier, Tsubasa soon comes up against Chris as Shirabe goes up against Kirika, whilst Hibiki pushes ahead to find Maria, who is informed by Nastassja that her song may be able to stop the moon from falling.
|12|| Striking Spear|
|September 19, 2013|
Hoping to use the power of song to reactivate functions on the moon to bring it back into orbit, Maria broadcasts her song across the world. Meanwhile, Tsubasa, noticing an explosive collar on Chris' neck, assures her that she always has a place to belong to and can rely on others, before their battle reaches their climax. Kirika and Shirabe's battle escalates to the point of using their superb songs, where it is discovered that Shirabe was actually the one who possesses Finé's power. Feeling guilty, Kirika attempts to kill herself, but Shirabe takes the hit. Chris, freed from her explosive collar thanks to Tsubasa, appears before Ver demanding Solomon's Cane, countering his Anti-LiNKER by bursting out of her gear, before she is rescued by Tsubasa, recovering the cane in the process. In her consciencse, Shirabe is approached by the soul of Finé who, having taken Hibiki's words to heart, gives her own life to save Shirabe so that she and Kirika can help save Maria. Back in the control center, Ver launches the dome where Nastassja is towards the moon, but Hibiki stops Maria from killing Ver, instead taking on the power of Maria's Gungnir relic, reviving her Symphogear.
|13|| In the Distance, That Day... When the Star Became Music|
"Haruka Kanata, Hoshi ga Ongaku to Natta… ka no Hi"
|September 26, 2013|
As Ver escapes and starts bringing Frontier up towards space, Genjuro pursues him whilst Hibiki joins Tsubasa and Chris to search for the Nephilim heart powering Frontier, coming up against a giant Nephilim Ver sends after them. Meanwhile, Maria is greeted by the spirit of Serena, who sings alongside her and the world, providing Nastassja with the energy she needs to put the moon back into orbit. As Shirabe and Kirika join Hibiki and the others in fighting the Nephilim, Maria uses the relic Serena left behind to combine the power of everyone's song and defeat the Nephilim. His plans failed, Ver attempts to overload the Nephilim heart, unleashing its true form, which can absorb the power of Symphogears. Using Solomon's Cane, the girls open a gate to the Noise's dimension, pusing the Nephilim inside it, entering the dimension themselves when Maria is dragged inside too. After combining their power to break through the Nephilim and return to Earth, Miku manages to seal the gate before the Nephilim explodes, taking out all of the Noise inside the dimension. With the world safe again, Maria expresses her gratitude towards Hibiki, letting her keep the Gungnir relic.
- Fushichō no Flamme — Episode 1
- Seigi wo Shinjite, Nigirishimete — Episode 1, Episode 5, Episode 7
- Rainbow Flower — Episode 10
- Ressō Gungnir — Episode 1 ending, Episode 4, Episode 8, Episode 12
- Dark Oblivion — Episode 1
- Gekkō no Tsurugi — Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 9, Episode 11
- Koi no Okehazama — unused
- Zettō Ame no Habakiri — Episode 12 (reused from S1)
- Ōkyo Shul Shagana — Episode 2, Episode 8, Episode 9
- PRACTICE MODE — unused
- Bye-Bye Lullaby — Episode 3, Episode 9, Episode 10
- Kyōshitsu Monochrome — Episode 4 ending
- Gokuren Igalima — Episode 4
- Tegami — unused
- Waikyō Shénshòujìng — Episode 10
- Kaban no Kakushigoto — unused
- Apple — Episode 1 opening and insert, Episode 5, Episode 9, Episode 13
- Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban (Ver.Shūōsai) — Episode 4
- ORBITAL BEAT (Ver.ZABABA) — Episode 5
- Genchaku! Denkō Keiji Ban — unused
- Eiyū Koji (Ver.Training Day) — Episode 9
- Edge Works of Goddess ZABABA — Episode 11, Episode 12
- Hajimari no Babel — Episode 13
- Nijiiro no Flügel — Episode 13
- In episode 7, it was shown that the present year is 2012. This is inconsistent with later seasons such as XV, which gives the present year as 2045.
References and Notes
- ↑ This is a translation of a lyric from Gyakkō no Flügel
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=15228
- ↑ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.