Is this the most unattractive MC ever in a mahou shoujo series, or anything else with a predominantly female cast? I seriously don't know what the fuck they were thinking with this design. She' about as sexy as a knee. I'm honestly more attracted to the bug people with Down syndrome from 90's anime than to her.
Serious question. Are you actually gay?
stop anon you don't know what you're unleashing on this poor thread, we just went through a 500 post shitstorm by an autistic shipfag
Less shitposting, more cute pictures of Hibiki.
because god is dead
I couldn't decide if OP triggered me enough to reply, but this pushes me over the line. This is completely unacceptable.
Countering with happy Bikki/Miku
>Bikkibutt is blocked
>Flat swordbutt is plainly visable
>Chris is mocking my frustration
>what's up, baby?
When did Maria become such a Chad?
Eat a dick, fucko.
>tfw just listened to Kirika's DE-DE-DE-DESS song
Is this what happiness feels like?
I haven't watched this show but I think you are forgetting other key aspects
Is every episode an infomercial for overpriced plastic toys?
Does the show has an annoying and generally useless mascot character in the shape of an small animal that is also sold as a toy?
Does every episode consist of a SOL segment + a short battle in the end?
Does every enemy purified (not killed) with an stock finisher attack?
How is this not sexy Anon?
Allow me to disprove your argument with one picture.
No? They just stopped mentioning it because it hasn't really been relevant. Her drama centered around her dead parents in S1 and feeling bad that she helped Fine activate the cane and then Ver was still using it to kill people in G.
I beg to differ
>Tfw two episodes until Chris transformation
THIS IS ALL MARIA'S FAULT
Oh, right, it's the ACK idiot, not the idiot I was actually replying to. Never mind. Oh well, at least if you start sperging through here then maybe a less stupid thread will be spared for a while.
Not every mahou shoujo needs to sell toys (unless you count figures) or be so formulaic. That's more just a quality of kids shows, and there are straight forward innocent mahou shoujo series aimed at adults too.
Symphogear is missing a mascot character, but it falls under the same category as Nanoha.
Lots of people don't consider it one.
You call that a thigh?
>Topdad is in the anthology comic
>He's now basically the male version of Hibiki but without all the cool parts
There's one page where the girls are going to a arcade and Topdad pulls out his wallet to give Hibiki some money and the punchline is that he actually has money, so there's somewhat of an acknowledgement of what he's done be he's still basically forgiven. I don't mind him texting or calling Hibiki so that they can show that he's trying but I really hope he doesn't eat up more than a minute of screentime.
Bitches please, less is more.
>The problem with it in the first place is it demeaning the character's important relationships.
Not a legitimate concern. The concept of it being such an important factor downplays the purpose of the series as a form of shallow, low-investment entertainment as opposed to something like LoGH that contains little to no pandering, sexualization, or cheap thrills and poor writing, in which case such a concern would be highly legitimate. This does not mean Symphogear is bad, mind you, just that its intended purpose and execution is not in line with the concerns you presented.
Thankfully we have girls like Chris to counter Biki's manliness.
You're right. But being gay kinda makes them less attractive. Yeah the whole "overpower them then use my massive pulsating dick to dominate and hate fuck their unreasonably tight cunt till they cum against their will over and over again and drag them kicking and screaming into bisexuality" thing is a fun fantasy..but..
And when you add on them being not at all attractive on top of them being flamingly dyke.
>Self-inserting as a female
What are you, a fucking
man of fine taste?
He make me know that waifufags have a hard life.
>someone messes up
>Maria scolds them
>Elfnein messes up
>Maria spoils her
Isn't she meant to appeal to dykes?
I can't even begin to put myself in the shoes of someone who thinks like this
That's not really true. It's probably what the intended reading was, but if they want to address it differently now it's actually coming up as part of the plot, it could easily just be written off as Chris being blunt and crude.
Everyone does, in fact, like Hibiki.
>Season 1 - fucking great
>Season 2 - utter trash
>Season 3 - first episode was amazing and then it spirals into utter trash again
i wanted to love this but i hate it so much now
So I'm on episode 4 of GX, is alchemy the biggest bullshit, or is everyone just jobbing?
Also Chris best girl
Where the fuck did Hibikis 3rd gear come from?
First she gets the power from the shards of the gear in her tits until she gets nuked by the doctors laser.
After that she uses the gear crystal of whats her face until it gets broken and like half an episode later she gets a THIRD gear crystal out of fucking nowhere and just merrily keeps using it.
Well, lesbians? Which is it?!
So I'm new here and I'm only on level 5/6 because I've been busy this week but I do know that I thought I'd like Hibiki the best and the blue hair girl and Chris would be characters that I dislike or hate but strangely I actually like Chris the best so far which is weird because I usually hate characters like her and everything they stand for but she's somehow different and that blue hair girl is okay but her voice is better than Hibiki's but as you can she's she hasn't really made that big of an impact for me because I can't even remember her name.
Blue hair girl has no character.
The only interesting part of her is who her father is.
Boy did i laugh when it was revealed in season 3, and it has no impact on the story or anything at all
They might end up meeting in XDU. Kanade says she'll try looking for the alternate universe's Maria; and XDU being what it is means Maria will probably have died in the FIS incident while Serena lives.
I can't really remember how Chris sound when she sings because it's been a couple of days but as of what I know at this moment I think the blue hair girl probably has the best voice so far but like I said I have high hopes for Chris.
Don't worry, this season will retcon all that.
Hello daughter i walked out on because you survived a calamity and who i haven't had contact in years. Pay for my lunch!
I hate you dad!
By the way, remember that half assed catch phrase i told you when you were a toddler!
I remember! I love you dad!
I think her biggest problem is she let her tsundere shell break far too easily. She really didn't even make Hibiki work that hard to find a way inside her heart and that disappointed me.
Don't me mad? Like I said I'm new so I have no idea who I'll end up liking for sure yet or the motivations of the characters themselves until much later in the series. All I know for sure at this point is that Chris is super cute and that's not even the main reason I like her. That's just a bonus.
Is this pasta?
I know my opinion doesn't mean that much here yet but I will say blue swords hairstyle is 100% definitely nerd status and she should be fined actual money or have to pay additional taxes for wearing it so casually.
>inb4 swords don't care about fashion
She's not a very good looking sword then. She looks like a battle axe.
Isn't pretty much everyone on /a/ a dyke? We're all little girls and most of us have a female waifu.
I have yet to see an anon who doesn't self insert as Miku.
She's an elegant Raiper. She will show no mercy to the stragglers in this series and frankly the other girls don't seem like a threat at this point but what do I know.
Glad after 150+ post this is finally a Chris thread.
Don't be silly, it's always been a Chris thread
>a lesbian Japanese Akko
>You will never get to train with a lewd, sweaty Maria
We wouldn't have his problem if they didn't execute her character so perfectly. I feel like merging with her in that ocean of LCL from Eva. I want to understand what's inside her heart.
I want to look like a complete idiot singing like a maniac while fighting monsters dbz style with Chris.
This scene was cute
, but I immediately became sad upon realization that her lack of table manners is a result of her childhood spent in literal slavery and barely getting anything to eat, and certainly never at a table.
The singing while fighting makes me cringe every time but I can't stop watching for whatever reason. It's almost like I enjoy it but I logically know how ridiculous it is.
It's kinda funny that I know deep down that Hibiki will never get 100% credit for anything she does because in the back of my head I'll always think the only reason she's even relevant is because she was at the right place at the right time and caused the death of blue swords best friend and even though I'll think I like her at times I'll always feel a hatred for her especially because of her entitled ignorance and how selfish she is.
It's probably for the best. I like the songs but the combination makes me feel uneasy.
This is an 18+ website.
You now realize the zesshoushinai shorts are better overall than G or GX.
I swear to god, I'm going to
sit you down and have a nice talk to you about differing opinions about who best GoPri is.
What the fuck is this dumb cunt's problem? This is the definition of forced drama
Girls can't marry dumbass.
Also I forgot my wallet. Thanks for the steak.
I want to go to an obscure regional festival with Chris!
This thread is severely lacking in the best character.
>doesn't like Hibiki
Have you considered the possibility that you might be gay?
Topdad at his worst is quite a handful, but ultimately he can be changed. Hibiki is a ray of sunshine, all she needs to do is take the reins and get his ass in gear.
Topdad's never gonna be a Genjuro mind you, but he definitely has the power to become a better person.
Because it's fun and people enjoy watching it
Also Nana and Aoi want a S1 movie.
Nana gets what Nana wants.
We need ugly girls like Biki, so that girls like Fuuka can shine brighter.
Play again next time kiddo.
Yeah, I don't get her character design at all. The hair is probably the worst aspect.
She's like, boyish, but not in a cute tomboy "actually really feminine" way. Just boyish. Like a 3DPD dyke.
>Everyone here is a little bitch who is out of shape
I know Bikifags are, and they think they're not gay for wanting her futa fuck up their ass, but not everyone here is like that.
Today I will remind them.
>spent years as an emotionless husk living only for the mission
>has a breakdown when confronted by representations of all her failures and tries to commit suicide by combat
>NDE in which her dead lover tells her to get a grip
Tsubasa's arc was great in S1, and the follow up in GX was one of the only worthwhile parts of the season.
>Tfw you want to join in but you know jack shit about the series compared to everybody else
Good to see my waifu from Sketchbook still getting work.
>strong, physically and mentally
>yet retains the personality of a human being rather than focusing herself to become a weapon
>lives her life for herself
>yet her nature is one that supports and welcomes helping others
>a hero who saved the earth on multiple occasions
>yet humble enough to live with and enjoy the company of those miles below her
>is a master at wielding both an opened and a closed hand
>fights from her heart
She is the pinnacle of human advancement and power. I would say we should hope she is a merciful God, but she has already proven that she is.
Don't forget that Bikki is actually a man, as confirmed by GX.
>she was useless in combat despite fusing with Gungnir
>actually had to train to get good
>continues to train so that she can be even better, to the point where she is stronger than ever despite now using a normal symphogear as opposed to being fused with a relic
Nothing was given to her
Are they trying to make this season's drama even more retarded than GX's?
At least Maria was cool as usual.
I honestly fail to grasp of how many of these posts are trying to keep up a stale meme and how many are people just having bad taste.
Maria is objectively the coolest and most resolute Symphogear character.
Official coolest girls when fighting tier list:
Dumb vehicles tier:
The entire point is that she was still shit despite having power, she had to train to be able to use it, which was tied to having to develop a sense of responsibility (which was tied to Tsubasa's struggle to define her own sense of responsibility).
The amount of people who don't understand Maria's character is astounding, but it's usually just idiots who are GEEWUN-tier about S1 being the only good part of the show.
Why did Chris kill this child?
Do you realize exactly what you are saying?
This is like if you berated somebody for never firing a gun before being drafted into the army.
Before the first time she used Gungnir, she had absolutely no reason to train, she was literally a civilian.
What the fuck is he talking about? People did die getting the data and they don't even fucking care.
Tsubasa copied Kanade's Stardust Phonton and Ogawa's Shadow Stitch but no one complains about that.
Hibiki copies movies.
Chris copies Gundam.
Correct. The point anon was trying to make was that she was super manly. Training after you get super powers isn't manly, it's to be expected. Manly would be if she trained and tried to fight off noise without magic armor and demon strength.
I don't know, maybe it's just me being weird, but a character who's weak, recognises their weakness and keeps persevering in spite, or maybe even because of it is much more admirable in my eyes than a plain strong character. Plus I love Hikasa Yoko's voice, and Maria's songs are great in both melody and lyrics.
stupid Mariafags refuse to acknowledge that she is literally the most uncreative fetishblob in the show
At least Jiiirabe and DESS have their own unique styles with the yo-yos and scythe
I don't have anything against Maria, I just hate how Kaneko was forcing her so hard in GX and it was just bad.
If Genjuro is so strong why doesn't he go out on the front lines to fight the noise?
For that matter, what about Ogawa? He's really freaking strong too and he doesn't have nearly as many responsibilities. Why isn't he on the front lines?
Or have you forgotten that human bodies literally cannot come into contact with the noise without facing certain, instant death?
DMJii are the most boring geahs.
Maria at least got better, cool fights and good development like >>159697714 pointed out.
DMJii is literally muh linker and calling each other names.
Even in season 1, her angst was justified and she sorted it out for the most part by the end. How can you blame her for getting mad when the retard said "I'll do my best to replace your dead best friend!"?
I swear I would get farther convincing a brick wall to pick up Genjuro's regimen.
That was fucking sick
>Angry Bikifag can't follow a conversation and uses the same reaction images to accompany how retarded posts every thread
Yes that's fine and dandy, but you should really learn how to read at some point.
Tsubasa is un-hatable, even though she isn't the most popular, or even the second most popular, no one can ever fault those who like her because she is objectively flawless.
Like how in Monogatari even though Snailfags aren't super common, they are the only ones no one ever disagrees with or fights.
I'm fully expecting them to pull this gag again.
>Our last invincible snake was unstable and not actually invincible! Here's our REAL invincible snake made with REAL not-tranny alchemy!
>Hibiki punches it
>It dies again
Is BIG SNEK King Crimson?
Does that make Hibiki GER?
Tiki looks like a person so Hibiki will try to talk to it first.
It might even talk back, it acted pretty human in the flashback slideshow so it's probably not just a mindless weapon.
Who should voice it?
I don't think so, but I think you're onto something
>prelati's frog is the actual dragon, and the dragons they summon are just projections of the harmless frog made to both be more menacing, dangerous, and actually have a form
That would be interesting.
>If Genjuro is so strong why doesn't he go out on the front lines to fight the noise?
He used to want to, when Noise weren't involved. But eventually he just gave up and decided to be the commander all the time.
God damn that time he went up against Fine in S1 was so fucking good.
This has the same problem as Pokemon, in that they revert all the characters' development to 0 with every new season.
For some reason we can't have a struggle between a competent and emotionally stable force of Gear-users against a new foe; they have to hamfist some drama into the story by having the enemy target (always hitherto unforseen) cracks in the girl's personalities. And Season 4 has done nothing to change this pattern either: I've only watched the first episode but they couldn't have been less subtle about Chris' brewing insecurities about her origins.
It's the same pattern with every single girl, every single season though, and Hibiki gets the worst of it. Despite the draw of her character being her upbeat personality for the duration of seasons 2 and 3 they turned her into a whiny, inept, weak, social retard that got curbstomped in every fight until the finale.
And don't even get me started on how badly they mishandled the resolution of her "daddy's girl" arc. Because Jesus fucking Christ.
I think Symphogear should have ended with Season 2. The writing was flabby to begin with but they just don't have the talent to keep this going.
The guy who plays Strangemeister is probably the only real talent in that movie.
>Nana and Aoi want an S1 movie
>it'll be like Nanoha movies where they're in-universe adaptations of the story's events
>the movie commentary track will be 2nd Div/SONG members watching it and talking about it just like nanoha movies
watching it will give Genjuuro symphogear powers
that was Nana and Aoi's plan all along
If Genjuro gets gear power, all conflict is over. I would happily watch a season of him just mercilessly smashing everything with no remorse while chanting, and with the girls only being in SoL scenes.
If Carol's alchemy was using her memories for fuel, what are these guys using?
Am I the only one who thinks that Maria is now the "gundam upgrade" Gear instead of Chris? Her miniswords remind me of like 00's quantization rings/Stargazer's rings and her arm canon reminds me of the Sat Ray from X/DX
Actually enemies, not fodder.
Season one kind of had a reason because Ryouko was originally their ally and friend, and after the reveal she was dead so they couldn't fight her. G had Ver who they never treated as a friend. Oddly enough, he ended up actually saving the world and dying a hero. GX had Carol who they tried to save, and that's where it got bad. Then they confirmed at the Live that there are no enemies, only new friends, and that's when any chance of it being really good again went out the window.
Maria is homages to Super Robots.
>Mazinkaiser chest sword
Kirika needs to be the main character and then everything will be daijoubu.