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So I just finished watching Symphogear and... yeah. Maria and

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So I just finished watching Symphogear and... yeah. Maria and her entourage were all a mistake (and the fact they didn't all die when Carol blew a hole through her own castle is also a mistake). But hey, at least the first season is still good.

I just wanted to know if someone was able to make sense of the FIS because I seriously couldn't. That was some ridiculously convoluted shit for something that could have been explained with "well, this is ANOTHER piece of gungnir, lol"
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I felt like it was too sexualized and this is the reason I never moved past season 1. What was even the point of the random scenes with naked Fine torturing one of the girls?

Also Ame-no-Habakiri is boring and shitily named.
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>>138722421
I mean, my dick certainly appreciated those scenes, I'd have loved a hentai with those designs, but it ultimately falls flat. The songs are sometimes nice, though.
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>>138722421
Don't worry anon, your homosexuality is probably just a phase.
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Also, Miku daki, for the people with a lonely Hibiki daki.
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>>138722558
But I am proudly heterosexual. It is also one of the reasons, I am not really comfortable watching it with my girlfriend.

And it's not that I don't like it in principle, I do. It's just aggravatingly blueballing, like some sort of softcore erotica in which people never actually fuck.

They could have cut some of that and given us more fights or plot, I dunno.
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>>138722421
Yeah, I agree. Some of the cheesecake was way too heavyhanded. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate good fanservice as much as the next guy, but when even my dick starts thinking shit's getting dumb then there's a problem.

>he doesn't like the YAAA-HAIYAAA-HAIYAAA-HAIYA-IEEE
the hell is wrong with you man
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>>138722935
I didn't quite get the second part. Care to explain?

I mostly dislike Ame-no-Habakiri because it is literally named that in its activation chant which is apparently supposed to be some sort of "elder tongue/reality language" thing. For other relics, it is, too, a concern, but some of them are named in Sumerian, and some in Germanic which in turn is based on panvedic/protoindoeuropean languages. And Ame-no-Habakiri's activation chant stands out as a sore thumb.

Yes, I am probably not focusing on the things I was supposed to focus on, but still. Ar Tonelico got those things right. Why couldn't this be less "cheesecake with brawling" and more "AR Tonelico with guns and swords"?
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>>138720714
Maria is much better than Hibiki, especially in GX.
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>>138723489
This. Maria grew a lot in GX.
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>>138722653
>they aren't lesbians, they're just really REALLY close friends
I'll never get tired of this stupid trope.

>>138723489
I sure love when she gets a new existential crisis every 15 minutes.
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>>138723489
What do you expect when the MC spends half the season in a hospital bed and has her entire character development reverted with a shitty rushed arc slapped on halfway in?
GX was a whole load of wasted potential.
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>>138723568
>I sure love when she gets a new existential crisis every 15 minutes.
At least it gets solved equally fast unlike Hibiki who is contractually obligated to have a season long emotional issue each time.
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>>138723568
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>>138723631
>GX was a whole load of wasted potential.
Please elaborate.
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>>138723631
>has her entire character development reverted
Hibiki never got any character development.
She's still the same little hypocritical bitch when it comes to fighting.
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Remember:

G > Original >>> GX
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>>138723782
I'd have less problems with this series if they up and fucked in canon. At least implicitly.
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>>138723637
Hibiki wasn't much better, I agree. But at least she remained fixed when she got fixed (until next season, I guess).
>muh weakness
>muh what am i fighting for
>muh inner struggle i resolved two episodes ago but i have it AGAIN
Fucking hell. Also, on a more subjective note, I think her design is just really fucking ugly.
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>>138723736
Well, take each of the Gears focus type episodes, Tsubasa's dad etc. They were all wrapped up in an episode (or maybe two? I don't remember) following the same formula and were resolved back to back. Similarly Hibiki's dad pretty much came out of nowhere and got welcomed back into the fold for no reason. The writing and pacing were all over the place and I think the best hope for season four is season 5's existence.
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>>138724063
>>138723736
Also, I forgot to mention the action scenes other than the first episode, which was great, were a real let down, for me. Particularly the finale. It got too beam-spam for my tastes, if that makes sense.
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>>138724063
>>138724139
The only good things about GX were:
- Exterminate
- Glorious Break
- GENOCIDE
- Ver outta nowhere
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>>138723897
>G > Original
I disagree.
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>>138724188

Are you implying that the space shuttle scene and Radiant Force wasn't good?
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>>138723897
>G > Original
Absolutely not
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>>138723930
The yurifag part of my brain says the carolnein kissu was testing the waters for the ambiguously gay duo. The rest of my brain says the yurifag part is being retarded again. Being a yurifag is a mental illness but I can't stop.

KISSU WHEN?
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>>138723331
>I didn't quite get the second part. Care to explain?
Just a reference to Ame no Habakiri's theme song.

I understand why it bothers you but I never felt anything like that myself. But I suppose it is a little bit out of place given it's the only relic that's named after something from Asia (besides the Shenshou Jing, which is only used once in the series).
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>>138724188
>no YOWAKU DEMO II
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What do you think S4 and 5 will be named? And can they make a better tagline than BELIEVE IN JUSTICE AND HOLD A DETERMINATION TO FIST?

I'm genuinely hoping for it to be Symphogear Go.
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>>138724541
>ambiguously
really now

they almost make nanoha and fate look heterosexual
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>>138725287
>What do you think S4 and 5 will be named?
They'll probably do the G-GX thing for season 5. But season 4's name? Who knows.

>And can they make a better tagline than BELIEVE IN JUSTICE AND HOLD A DETERMINATION TO FIST?
_No_
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>>138725287
Symphogear GY and then Symphogear GAY, because that's when the restraints on the yuri will burst like a dam.
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>>138725843
>lesbian sex in Europe
Sure, why not.
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Season 4 will end in the kissu and season 5 will end with the wedding.
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>no one answered my question
Boo. I guess I'll have to live my life without knowing what FIS' deal was. Oh well, it's not like they were that important.

>>138727672
And when's the implied sex?
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>>138722421
This
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>>138725316
>they almost make nanoha and fate look heterosexual
Not until BikiMiku make/adopt a daughteru of their own.
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>>138722421
I barely find that sexual, it's like saying you found kill la kill offensive.
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>>138722421
>>138722935
Did the fucking Amish start watching this or something?

If you find the occasional butt shot too much then I don't know what to say. Try watching vivdred or some shit. You'll probably have a hernia.
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>>138724188
I would say that at least half of GX in general was good, the other half not so much
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I don't know why the FIS characters make so little sense to people. Their issues are easy to spot (falsehood, fear/paranoia and a weakness complex/desire to be equal with others respectively), the rationale behind them is easy to understand (people assuming that only Shirabe was Fine is puzzling beyond belief given that Shirabe even credits Kirika and not Fine with saving her life in G), and they're pretty much fully resolved now. The only issues are that Maria's development was very poorly finalized in GX and that DMJii still haven't done anything with anyone else despite the push to have them pair up with Chris (who was much more offensively bad in GX than any of the FIS girls despite being the objective best character in the series).

They're cute too.

GX should've been an FIS season, as Kaneko even said that it would be as much. The problem is that he still wasted too much time on the main trio, which is now fully comprised of dead end characters (Tsubasa hasn't done anything useful in 2 seasons, Chris is just looking for issues when none of the others are interested in it and she can't even maintain any sort of consistency in her interactions with others) or ones that make for poor viewing (this has been the second season in a row where Hibiki's flawed/deranged ideals and her insanity were fully protected by Kaneko, preventing her from ever growing up - which makes sense given her childish fanbase).

>>138722421
The SG fanbase tends to eat that shit up, which is sad.
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>>138723897
Agreed. While it's still great on its own, S1 and its ridiculousness was a mistake and the main reason why the franchise is so limited now, even beyond Kaneko's own incompetence. G at least made the most of its limitations prior to the introduction of Mikugeah, which crippled everyone.
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>>138733820
>even beyond Kaneko's own incompetence
By the way it worries me that he said something about not wanting the heroines to suffer, that is quite the limitation in a franchise that started with grimmness

Maybe they could call Kawamori to help out to mix up well some suffering with the hamminess
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>>138733940
Yeah, it's pathetic at this point, but I don't see it changing any time soon because of King Records. They're never going to allow any of the characters to get hurt even if Kaneko were to get over himself and finally try something more serious. The shift from the initial seriousness to the ridiculous nonsense is pretty easily reflected in the fanbase too.

Ultimately, however, what the series needs more of are character interactions, but again, KR is unlikely to approve that because then they can't shove in their mandatory episodic song for $$$.
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>>138724541
Carolnein kissu?
>>138732298
I didn't say it was offensive. I said it was aggravating.

>>138733016
>>138733792

All I'm saying is that if you're having that sort of cheesecake on screen, someone better orgasm in the story. Preferably on screen, but implicit works.
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>>138723331
Oh anon. I so wanted to make a crossover between Symphogear and Tonelico when I first watched it.

And maybe Skyrim. For resonating Towers and dragonspeech reasons.

Anon, should I?
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>>138734003
> but I don't see it changing any time soon because of King Records. They're never going to allow any of the characters to get hurt even if Kaneko were to get over himself and finally try something more serious.

Please explain? It's not like they can't bullshit medical technology to restore them after being hurt, seeing their general tech level.
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hibiki a cute
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I will post this every thread until they dock.
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>>138723897
>G > Original
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>>138720714
They exist to sell cds. The writers had a chance to less their combat role with the issue of running out of LINKER but it was just another arbitrary rule they ignored. You notice the only time they are decent characters are when they have limited time to rescue Chris in episode 2 and Maria's presence on the bridge. The biggest offenders are DMJii though as not only are their individual characters shallow but they cannot exist without one another which makes tons of problems for a writer.

>>138722421
>Heavenrend

You have to go back Commie
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Reminder Monochrome is the greatest scene in the series as confirmed by the staff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AxGZ0r_XLc
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>>138736575
>You have to go back Commie

What?

>>138736575
More please. I love that body type.
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>>138737024
>not the S1E7 fight
>not SHINFOGEAAAAH
>not Rainbow Flower
>not punching through K2
There are multiple correct answers, yet you still somehow managed to fuck it up.
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>>138722421
>Also Ame-no-Habakiri is boring and shitily named.
Do you mean Heavenrend?
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>>138737898
You're a faggot.
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>>138737585
Probably. I mean Tsubasa's sword. It's so boring.
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>>138736575
Muh dick.
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>>138733792
>I don't know why the FIS characters make so little sense to people.
OP here. I'm not confused about the FIS characters, just the organization and its backstory.

>>138737898
Hibiki has always had friends and family so I don't know what you're talking about.
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Chris is a slut.
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>>138740483
why does she have only one good song
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symphogay
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>>138724188
Add
> DESS' transformation scene
> Carol's design
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>>138740483
get the fuck out
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>>138736653
>Heavenrend
Shouldn't it be Serpent Slayer or something? Not that I'd expect good localized terms out of Commie, mind you.
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Looking at embarassing loli sword pictures.
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>listening to Believe in justice and grip it tight

>notice Bikki singing WO HEIKI HECCHARA

This was a month ago. I feel slow as fuck
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>>138744702
Give Gungnir a listen to now.
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I really hope Hibiki doesn't go through another NO FIGHTING dilemma next season. There's only so many times you can go back to that well before it becomes unbearable.
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>>138744824
No way, did i miss it in there too? These songs have been on my playlist for years.
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>>138744927
Drama Hibiki a shit. Bring back lovable dorky retard Hibiki.
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>>138745087
Manly bikki is fine too.

So when does the mobage drop anyway?
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I love Aoi!
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So pretty.
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>>138744871
They weren't particularly adverse to giving Maria some internal struggle every other episode, so try not to expect too much.
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Kanade comes back in season 4 as a bad guy, then Maria tries to kill her ensuing in Tsubasa going psycho again like in S1.
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>>138745784
Maria was the main character of G-GX so it makes sense that she would get all that development.
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>>138745904
>all that development
>all that
She just learned the exact same lesson like nine times.
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>>138745904
>Maria was the main character of G-GX
who?
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>>138724003
>Also, on a more subjective note, I think her design is just really fucking ugly.
Now this has to be bait.
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>>138735386
lmao are you literally a puritan?

The torture scene in S1 aside, I was surprised by how little fanservice Symphogear had. I was expecting so much more. If you think that the occasional bath scene and tight clothes requires that someone orgasms, then I can only presume this is the first anime you've seen.
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>>138746044
Sorry, man. I just don't like pink hair in my annie may aidorus.

I miss Kanade.
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>>138746215
I miss Kanade as well. She's best Gungnir by far. But I do like Pink on my kickass ladies.
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>>138746044
I want to hear her story from bed.
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>>138746215
>I miss Kanade.
I hope they will bring her somehow as some Custodians revival protect.
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>>138720714
Season one was the only good season, agreed OP.
S2 was trash and Maria's team ruined it, plus the delayed subs on the shitty ending. Only decent part was the arm loss/berserk mode and Sugita Scientist villain.
S3 was just riding off meme hype, it was never good either, but slightly better than S2. Only really because it stopped taking itself seriously, becoming more over the top, and one of the villains was good.
R.I.P. https://a.pomf.cat/hlunzd.webm
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>>138749676
>one
Wait, really? I thought they were all good.

Except for Carol.
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>>138749676
>Garieposting
Now while I'm around.
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>So I just finished watching Symphogear
I'm so sorry for you.
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I hope the dolls are gone in the same way the noise were.
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