Symphogear G #10 — The Almighty Y Chromosome

September 5th, 2013


Is any man in this show not hiding super powers?


That was kind of a weird episode. If I had to guess, I’d say that they did the Miku vs Hibiki fight at the end first and then realized that they weren’t going to make it in time for the rest, or didn’t have the budget, or the director was burnt out, or someone left another bag of cocaine in the animator’s room. The choreography in the first half of the episode, Chris vs Miku especially, was pretty poor compared to what this show usually does and filled with budget conscientious cutaways to talk about it instead of watch it. It was also a little weird both for Miku to not really be brainwashed so much as just be stupid, and for her to be beaten down so easily by Chris. Yeah, it makes sense for the newbie to lose, but even when the Quilt Master arrives to menace Spiderman, he manages to get in a few licks before he has to threaten hostages to turn the tables. She pulls out a sword, screams, and then just runs around getting shot. Not even shot at. Shot. Why trot out the shiny new ‘villain’ if the first power you’re going to show for them is being helplessly beaten up?

Things do come together a lot better in the second half, leaving aside the question of why Tsubasa’s manager also seems to have super powers while the military forces of the world seem to only have the power to die while leaving behind mementos of their families. Aaand that the guillotine was far too over the top. Getting back to Miku though, all I can think is that it’s a really horrible attempt to shoehorn her into Shirabe’s now-abandoned awful role of wearing the biggest blinders imaginable on Team Antagonist. It honestly would have worked a lot better if she was mindraped/whatever. At least that way, she’d be a victim and maybe win a few points somewhere by fighting back against it or something. Without any real drama, tears, or anything over it, I kind of have to wonder what the point was. To force Hibiki to transform? We already have an entire stable of antagonists going largely unused, not to mention all the cannon fodder and arm chewing monsters that we could menace them with instead. But bust out one beam cannon and people need their magic hugs, I guess.

Belated Edit:
Oh hey. Now, for some reason, they’re putting things after the credits. Oopsies. Oh well. I guess pretending like two characters were evaporated by beams wasn’t enough and might as well really cast some inanity on those early episodes that were all about how happy and cheery Chris and her new muggle friends were. Oh well. Last 20 seconds anyway, so whatevs yo! I’ve got interface images to edit. So… very… many… interfaces…



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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • AGear2Ax says:

    Hey Aroduc, I think that maybe you missed a little part after the end credits… An out of nowhere cliffhanger that doesn’t make any sense…

  • Longhaul says:

    I was actually pretty happy with Miku’s deathray, its rare that those big beam attacks actually ‘feel’ like they have physical presence.

  • Embok says:

    Did you forget that he’s a ninja? We learned this way back near the start of this season.