Symphogear AXZ #11 — Give Him a Hand

September 16th, 2017


Far too little dismemberment. Far too late.


So, let me see if I have this straight. Team Robot's grand plan was to turn one of them into a super weapon which has the power of shooting lasers, being immune to damage, and regenerating damage… except that it's defeated the very first time the main character punches it, because she has the power of nullifying its immunities and regeneration. That releases all the GOD power, which the robot tries to put into his severed arm… for some reason… but instead, it goes into Hibiki. I'm going to go ahead and spoil next week's big conclusion for everybody and say that she turns into some flavor of monster, but is snapped out of it by the power of friendship, with about a 175% chance of them prattling on about birthdays again.

I guess the summation then is another episode with all the same issues that have plagued this season. The antagonists are perhaps the worst they've ever been, and that's a goddamned accomplishment. The fight scenes are ruled entirely by the law of "invincible until suddenly more fragile than damp tissue", more the latter than the former, without even showing any more firepower than the characters themselves had as baseline in the first season. And what passes for the plot is basically cutaways to the peanut gallery to ramble incomprehensibly. There's been no character arc or investment for anybody at any point, so this finale is a big fat nothing. You could even add in a little racism somewhere too, because I don't hear anybody offering to make friends with these robots, even after punching them in half.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jgoi says:

    and they didn’t have the balls to kill off yuri girl#1.

  • abc says:

    Well, and this Shows has strong Males, that do not need to sing or whatever and somehow can overpower the Girls, that use her powers trough singing…

    So the lazy Males, get the VIP Bonus for stroy progression…

    Why let them not fight in the first place?

  • ark noir says:

    Cant wait til sympogear season 6 or 7 when the good guys will have converted enough ex antagonist teenage girls to their side to make a football team or their own akb48.