Symphogear GX #11 — Anticlimaxes

September 11th, 2015

  

What a mess.

Once again, Symphogear is off next week on MBS, moving the episode 12 primary broadcast to Saturday. And again, it’ll be back onto Friday the week after for the final episode with a one hour broadcast (which is itself going to also be delayed half an hour). I, however, will be on vacation next Friday anyway, so it won’t be covered until Mondayish regardless.

Impressions:

Really? That’s it? Chris simply hopped out and one-shot the giant thing? Instead of Frankensteining a gigantic golem to punch something, why didn’t you just, oh, I don’t know, drop a large rock on them? Also, your master plan and grand motivation is just to destroy the world? Oh, okay. I see loving the moon was obviously too cerebral a motivation so we needed to take things down to sub-Looney Tunes levels. And let’s recap what Dr. Evil’s role in this story was. Show up. Summon Noise. Summon some more Noise. Get stabbed. Fall off cliff. What a useful goddamned addition. But hey, that’s no excuse not to bring back Dead Mother Figure at the very end too! How is that even a cliffhanger?

Hibiki, meanwhile, narrowly avoided repeating the last four episodes by the writing somehow tanking even harder, although I suspect if the episode went on about five minutes longer, she would have gotten the obligatory black suit transformation out of the way. If not for the uplifting music and affirmations of how great her dad is, you might mistake it for severe psychological damage. But there’s that single nice thing he did just now! He loves her after all! Let’s just ignore everything else, including 100% of the preceeding five minutes. And those years she suffered (that we’ve made up and awkwardly jammed in)? He was actually there… in spirit. Her ‘arc’, if you can even call it that, is basically a goddamned celebration of battered wife syndrome.

But hey, at least they animated fighting… the Noise again. What the hell is anybody on this project even thinking at this point?

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Longing says:

    Oh no. Now they have to beat spiky ponytail lady… again. For reals this time!

    Aroduc says:

    But this time, she has more power.

    Longing says:

    But is her new power any match for their friendship?

    Thea says:

    Yes! But then they find even more friendship within themselves!