Monday, 30 January 2012

Senki Zesshou Symphogear episode 4 discussion

Episode 3 discussion can be viewed here

The start of the episode is a flashback to 5 years ago. It shows how Kanade joined the team. Her family were killed by the noise leaving her as the sole survivor. It makes sense that she would be angry but regenge against an infinite and emotionless enemy won't solve anything. At this moment, revenge on the noise is her only reason to live, but later on she does become more and more friendly with Tsubasa. And realising the people she saves enjoy her music, she joins Tsubasa and makes Zwei Wing.

As the only only one potentially compatible with Gungnir, Kanade is taken to the lab to test the actual compatability. She fails at first but forcefully injects more medicine (Kids, don't do drugs) into her bloodstream. Whether it was the medicine or the determination, she activated Gungnir.

The things you do to get stronger

Outside, Genjurou clenched his fist and drew blood. Being forced to watch a young girl in pain is never going to be easy, but is self punishment necessary? Well, it is suppose to be the adults protecting the children, not the other way around.

All he can do is watch

Back to the present, Tsubasa is talking with the owner of the Nehushtan armour. Hibiki is against them fighting even if they are enemies. The Nehushtan armour is from an unbroken relic. This relates to a lot more power than Tsubasa's and Hibiki's broken relic armours. Just like at the concert, the noise were summoned by the armour.

Hibiki is stated as her target. It makes me think that the other time noise were summoned was when Hibiki was out to get a CD. She was also a target then, but that might have been because noise are programmed to kill anyone they find.

The noise trap Hibiki in some type of sticky thread. They have a chance to kill her, but she probably more useful alive. It does make a questionable picture though...


What I called the final song, is now called the swan song. If they have the ability to use a finisher move that's also a double edged sword, then they will use it eventually. But, she didn't even finish off her enemy. It caused a lot of damage, but that isn't enough to avenge Kanade. Sorry Tsubasa, you failed. Positive side is she's still alive to try again later in the series.

With Tsubasa now unable to fight, only Hibiki (and unintroduced characters) are left. Hibiki believes both Tsubasa's and Kanade's deaths are her fault and as the only fighter left, she needs to get stronger.

*Insert training montage here*

There are secrets that are kept secret for a reason. Miku should stop trying to find out what she is hiding. Miku did see her training but that doesn't lead to assuming she's fighting the noise.

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Anonymous said... [reply]

Miku can't help but worry over Hibiki. After all, she IS her waifu after all. for better or worse, she'll be by her side...even if that means possibly turning to the dark side.

The rest of the episode was both depressing and epic at the same time. Blood...lots of blood.

EcchiCatgirl said... [reply]


Miku can't come to the dark side :( she doesn't have any abilities. I don't think she'll get any either.

Or after the funeral, in the first episode, she sings and fights off noise. but this kind of ending is kinda boring.

Any kind of drama is more interesting, adding blood is just adding to that drama.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Are we sure that Tsubasa died? Wasn't she in some sort of stasis thing and dreamt about Kanade toward the end of the episode?

Also, damnit Symphogear! Stop killing off/mortally wounding my favorite characters!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I don't want her to turn evil either but there are signs leading to such a path. Hopefully I'm wrong though.

EcchiCatgirl said... [reply]

unable to fight but still alive, it's easier to say she's dead.

but symphogear has already killed off hibiki. the clock is ticking

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