Be honest with me, /a/
Is Symphogear worth watching or is it just cute girls doing cue things? Cause that's boring
Did you even read what you quoted? Sorry but as much as me and my father, and his father before him love awful B-movies Starship Troopers had really bad budget, effects and acting in general man.
Budget was a pack of cigarettes, for the whole crew, acting was godawful and it all looked shoddily put together and stupid. It's still a masterpiece in its own way, but in no way would it be qualified as a "great" movie.
It's like tryhard Nanoha with a bunch of awesome character themes, but without Yukari Tamura. There's also too much edge and suffering. Nanoha struck the right balance, while Lesbogear is pretty much just Hotblooded Girls Singing Hotblooded Songs The Animation.
I don't know why you were expecting masterful writing from a show like this. Don't tell me you were actually watching it for the plot and not the cute girls doing violent things?
>cute girls doing cute things
S1 made less sense then S2
S2 clarified a lot of the backstory then S1 did. Also
>treating this fun series as something serious
I bet the cliff hangers ruined you.
>S2 clarified a lot of the backstory in the keywords then S1 did.
S2 had the worst villain ever, waste time on the shitty new characters (yet they get more developpment in the Blu-ray specials than in the fucking show), dumb plotlines that get resolved with obvious plot devices (Hibiki's cancer and Evil Miku), plotlines going nowhere (that Finè shit), retarded cliffhangers which get forgotten in the next episodes, main character gets downgraded and lose the coolest power in the series, finale is a bad rehash of S1 in less over the top and exciting,...
That's just scratching the surface, Symphogear G is Garbage.
Season 1 is a solid 7/10 magical girl show on the level of the first season of Nanoha.
Season 2 is a clusterfuck and is more like a parody of the first season than anything. It's more or less on the level of your average shonen filler arc. The animation is a lot better though, and the music arguably is as well.
That villain had like 87 reaction images and he made sense. The custodians were coming and earth would be wiped out so to the moon with Maria he went. Finè is pretty concrete to the plot and it needed to be fleshed out not retconned. The retarded cliff hangers were resolved.
> finale is a bad rehash of S1 in less over the top and exciting
9/10 you got me good
>That villain had like 87 reaction images and he made sense.
Even the animator said he needed to find Ver design pic when he drew Ver's serious face.
And hot blooded screaming and singing!
She is as close as 3D can come to perfection.
Why does that webm have sound? I can hear the song in my head.
I wanted to like it and watched 2-3 episodes, it just didn't catch my attention. Nothing about it was interesting enough to keep me watching.
A shame really, but it's good I didn't buy any of the merch before watching it. I don't want any buyer's remorse.
>why the hell would you buy merch for a show before even watching it.
I won't. I started to watch the anime because I liked the character designs and the merch, and wanted to know if it's worth it.
Uncontrollable Impulse Purchase.
I picked it up for Hibiki, kept watching for Hibi and Chris.
Edgy knife heels Tsubasa lost her angst by S2 thankfully.
It's definitely a fun show that doesn't try to be a masterpiece and the music is really good. It's got tons of yuri pandering and Aoi Yuuki being hot-blooded. First season suffers from nobudget though
>Checks out a book called "Be Honest With Yourself" in S1
Come on anon, even without yuri goggles it's clear that Miku wants Bikki's bikkies. In the scene in >>117436100 she was pretty clearly about to confess until Hibiki fell asleep.
>First season suffers from nobudget though
They had almostt the same budgets both season.
It's Satelight's fault. Thanks for their poor time management that people thought S2 got more budget.
This anon gets it.
The first season up until the very last few ep's is pretty good, and worth watching.
Season 2 was a complete trainwreck, one should never watch s2 if they even remotely liked the story.
It absolutely is worth watching.
it's really worth watching this one. Even more fun if you watch it live for the first time with everyone.
Still remember when this scene pop up and all of the comment in the nico just blew up like hell.
How will they be able to top this guy?
He's one of those miraculous characters that comes once every ten years.
>hating listen to my sooooooooooong ending
Yes it was dumb they all revived from magical phonic gain but the whole show is silly and the last episode was hype incarnate.
Someone had a bit too much fun doing this character.
Our Last Action Hero. I miss his face.
>Do you think season 3 episode 1 will be able to give us more than this one?
Hard to believe as good as S2 first episode was but yes, they have a better schedule for S3 and already hinted that the first episode was action heavy.
Symphogear's always action heavy in each episodes since S1. It seems like they won't give us too many SoL episodes to save time like YuYuYu.
Custodians and pick related
I am looking forward to new enemies designs.
GIF was too big for 4chan.
No more Noise in S3 makes me a sad man.
And this >>117441781
is the actual pic they used in that eroge.
Sometimes they just don't have time or budget to pay for it.
If nothing else, Satelight at least had good hair. It's a shame what happened to best ninja's hair in database s2.
Vividbutt is complete shit except for asses. It had a lot potential and went nowhere with it.
rather than than saying poor time management it was rather too ambitious, if i recall correct they were trying to match the fights to the beats of the songs. Which was very hard to do
S1 finale > most of S2 > most of S1 > S2 finale
People who claim nothing in S2 was good don't remember some really dull moments in S1 and that it didn't have amazing writing either. Without the strong finale in S1, Symphogear wouldn't be that popular around /a/ in the first place.
>is vividbutt as good as symphogear
It had a couple great episodes (the beach training one) and it didn't take itself seriously enough for it to be fun, but it's nowhere near symphogear level.
If you can I'd recommend livewatching with /a/, maybe we'll do a S1/S2 marathon before S3 airs.
>>117442385 is referring to Vividred, in case anyone can't tell.
>Without the strong finale in S1, Symphogear wouldn't be that popular around /a/ in the first place.
I know someone who said that s1 should have ended the way the prologue suggested it would, even though that would go against what the show was building up to.
Impossible to pick.
Favorite song per character:
Hibiki - Rainbow flower
Miku - 歪鏡・シェンショウジン
Tsubasa - 月煌ノ剣
Chris - Makyuu Ichival
Maria - Phoenix Flamme duet
Kirika - 手紙
Shirabe - 鏖鋸・シュルシャガナ
Favorite multigear song - 始まりの歌 [バベル]
Kanade being back and evil would be a good arc end for Tsubasa and making good use of her design, but there is just no way that would ever happen. She wasn't the strongest, she wasn't well known, she wasn't all that important for anyone but Tsubasa (and Hibiki as her successor) - even if some new villain would be capable of bringing her back somehow, why would he do that?
And that's why we need the Last Action Hero in S3.
Though it depends on which LiNKER they use after S2. In S2 keyword it's explained that Maria, Kirika and Shirabe's link coefficients were all lower than Kanade, but when they use Ver's LiNKER they can fight against Tsubasa or Chris.
>they can fight against Tsubasa or Chris
And still consider them monsters. They know they are no match for them and have to flee the battle at some point. Tsubasa could hold her own against Maria under the effect of Anti-LiNKER and a long fight against Noise.
> Do it for Zenbu
I would lay down my life for Zenbu.
My little sister and her boyfriend are CONVINCED that the S1 ending was the lazy way out, and that the series wasn't actually good.
Good thing bad opinions aren't contagious. I know that S1 and 2 were stymied by production problems and shit, but the results of Symphogear were actually good, both on its own and especially considering the context.
>My little sister and her boyfriend are CONVINCED that the S1 ending was the lazy way out, and that the series wasn't actually good.
Good or bad, I can't see how s1 ending in any way that wasn't happy would be anything but mood whiplash, at best. Sure, it's possible to put a more positive spin like "they died but I can't mope around or else it would have been in vain", but Symphogear never seemed like the kind of show to do that.
Pic kinda sorta but not really related.
If this thread isn't kill by the time I get home from class around 6 eastern I'd be down to stream S2. If you give me til ~9 I'll stream s1 as well.
Also doesn't anyone know an alternative to justin.tv?
>is it just cute girls doing cute things?
Yup, just normal highschool stuff.
it's cute girls beating the shit out of everything while screaming at the top of their lungs and singing at the same time, with massive property damage all around
what's not to like?
Symphogear is the touching story of a girl who became a Junk Warrior, learning that the solution to everything is liberal use of singing, fists, and befriending.
"Oh, this seems like a usial sweet sol with cute girls doi- WHAT THE HELL?!"
I see now, it's another madoka ripoff. But character design is pretty good.
Why is every post-madoka not-precure mahou shoujo called a madoka ripoff? Get over yourself, madoka wasn't the first and won't be the last to do magical girls with serious themes, and definitely wasn't the best.
Vitalization is my personal favorite, but I honestly love all the character songs and other OP/ED's. Symphogear really got it right with the music, now if only they could get good writers...
So who is best Symphogeah?
It's more like Muv Luv Alt x Shinsekai Yori
Hitler-san never looked this good
Maybe from FFF, but the CR subs are pretty decent.
well he was never that sexy but he sure was a qt
Will she get another one?
God, please, no
>Oh boy, a Symphogear thread!
>turned into YuYuYu thread
Oh well, this works too. Posting OTP
That is what you get for coming late.
Ok, she must be a best girl.
>trained in sword fighting
>"Eye am the stronkest!"
But let me guess, later we'll find out that she's a)not that strong, b)lonely and can't live without power of friendship. Maybe even some drama. So exciting.
>Look it up
Oh come on. If only I had that new hard drive right now.
I think something is lost in contamination here.
Pomf and puush are both external hosting sites, and they don't have a 3mb file size limit. I assumed you wanted webm's with sound.
No I'm talking entire henshin with a good enough bitrate that makes it so it doesn't look like you're streaming the fucking thing.
Did S1 BDs ever get subbed by someone who isn't COALBLOAT?
Gotta pick up a 1080 rip to replace the 720s I grabbed while it was airing.
Anything but Synchrogazer ~Aufwachen Form~ is objectively incorrect. Link related.
Zenbu is miracle of the universe, and uncontested best-girl of both seasons.
I want delicious christmas cake Tsubasa. She should become the new leader after a timeskip, and she would get to wear all kinds of handsome uniforms. She should also get an eyepatch like Mom.
more heart attacks inbound
FLAC isn't the problem with coalshit releases. As you can see from the link I posted, I have no issues with FLAC :3
Seriously though, are there any non-shit BD releases of S1?
Chris is literally perfection.
can't go wrong there.
spoilered for lewd.
long haired bikkie a cutie.
I honestly preferred the season 1 transformations as they were quick and stylish, probably because it was cheaper to do that way. It fit more with their attack cards. Season 2 transformations are nice, but just feel like any other henshin sequence of the month.
I can't wait for the eventual gear genjuro
Symphogears character developement was absolutely amazing.
>I am sword
>I am edgy sword
>I am no sword anymore
>I am better sword now
>I AM SWORD SEMPAI!
Nothing can go wrong with NanaMi voicing sword, Aoi Yuuki screaming an punching things and Ayahi Takagaki being the angry ball of tits that can't eat spaghetti.
>angry ball of tits
no bullying of best girl allowed
If she's as fluffy and normal bikkie then I would let her ravage me.
>tfw not enough 'zerker fanart
At least zerker Bikkie has more fanart than best girl in Nehushtan. It's a sad day.
her cuteness surpasses the known limits of our universe
Anyone else enjoy a farewell to arms?
more death warnings
worst part of livewatching, fucking shit filters
Hopefully an uninterrupted deito episode. S1 was 3p with Tsubasa and G went horribly wrong.
>wanting shitty SOL instead of "LISTEN TO MY SONG" and hotblooded combat
You gay son?
I didn't realize I had more long haired bikkies in my folder.
>implying the thing G suffered from the most wasn't the lack of cooldown between happenings
>especially the lack of nighttime bed hugs where Hibiki throws extra attention on Miku after the Nephelim/ShenShou Jing incidents
Berziki looks like she's in heat. Raging boners. Would let her munch on my flesh while she goes all out with her genki down there.
>not noticing her twintails trailing safely along behind the jacket
I am no heathen, sir.
Leave yurishit in yuri shows. Symphogear has always been about absurd overpowered singing-your-heart-out-while-you-beat-shit-up.
What G suffered from the most was lack of coherent direction, godawful "vaillain", and a rushed story.
These are the people visiting the geah threads when it's not airing. Same with the shitting on G, people felt equally butt hurt about S1 back then and it just took until S1 to stomach.
>still thinking there's no yuri undertones (or at the least, very close relationships)
Hibiki and Miku have something pretty close to love in their relationship. It just takes a backseat to what you said.
You revealed yourself too early, you can leave now.
No, this was agreed upon in the threads by the time S2 ended. It's definitely a problem to have so much filler and weak development to go along with action, and S1 was better about it.
Exactly. I don't care if it's there, but that faggot above wants it to be the focus instead of a subtle background glow. Fuck that. There's plenty of that shit in other shows. Leave Symphogear as it is.
He was a shit-tier villain better suited to a saturday morning cartoon. The only thing he was good for was reactionfaces and getting shit on.
Hell, the specials they do at the end of each season are pretty blatant too, it's not Nanoha/Fate level of yuri baiting, every short with Miku in is basically a yuri joke with the season 2 shorts for after episode 10 doing a call back to point out Hibiki sings about her love and the songs are subconsciously whatever they are thinking about.
Nah Ver was pretty fucked up in his own way. Look at the way he just killed those grade schoolers in the warehouse raid. Granted he's a shit villain based on his reasons but interms of getting shit done and the means of doing so he's pretty fucking evil.
>Leave Symphogear as it is.
That's exactly what I'm doing. S1 had 3 scenes with them sharing their feelings in bed. Those conversations would have been great after Nephilim and ShenShou Jing.
Rainbow Flower comes close because of the immense amount of HYPE in that battle - but I infinitely prefer the version she sings in combat, it feels much more raw and heartfelt than the clean album version.
I thought I was the only one. Maybe it's because I have a weakness for that sappy "fighting your friend", but I got chills when Hibiki began screaming the lyrics while dying from relic cancer
hey there was actually some new stuff on pixiv, nice
Hey OP you faggot, if you're still here, you better have decided to start watching it after all of this best girl we've been dumping.
But there has been very little Miku.
Chris is only good for Tsunaida te Dake.
I will fight you. Sunshine is
3rd best, after Chris and Longhair Bikkie
Sing (sing) I hear it (Hear it) I scream It (Scream It)
With all I've got
let the elegy of love echo
This anon gets it
You gay or what op?
Go fucking watch it.
Between Actions and SoL, S1 had a good balance because there were only 3 MCs.
But in S2 there were 7 MCs with only 13 episodes as same as S1. That's the reason why Agematsu said Kaneko resisted to add more than 1 new MC in S2. I think S2 can do better if it's a 2-cour anime, but it's not like they could get more S2 budget because S1 sales was just OK. Considering to they earn money from CDs, and those action heavy scenes which were hard to draw, and to keep the quality, well, Symphogear series is hard to make than some people think.