Symphogear XV #08 — Welcome Back to Season 2

August 24th, 2019


We really are bankrupt creatively, aren't we?


An episode where I find it more interesting to think about how one could have salvaged things rather than discuss what actually happened, because what happened was Carol/Elfnein dominated the current season antagonists, and the protagonists overcame the 'unbeatable' tentacle fetus through the power of punching it once (while face-tanking every single thing that it threw at them) before we continue going backwards through previous seasons and are now going to relive the Miku brainwashing schtick from the second season. And yet, we're only at episode 8, so I can only assume that two episodes from now, Fine will also be back from the dead… again.

The core problems then, are that the antagonists have yet to be a serious threat at any point because they have not won a single skirmish onscreen against goddamned anything whatsoever, and that since pretty much the start of season 2, or I suppose more specifically when Hibiki regrew an arm out of protagonist power, there's been no consequences to anything. This episode would have been a perfect opportunity to rectify both those things. Let Carol beat up these antagonists for a bit, but then actually lose. Lose bloodily. Stabbed through the back or beheaded bloodily. But don't stop there. Protagonists lose to the monster fetus too. Lose badly there too for preference. Then some mumbo jumbo about the antagonists being able to absorb her power through their blood stuff, they can pop out for the fetus to job to them with season 2 Miku at their helm. Bam. Threat level and potential consequences at least somewhat re-established. A man can dream.


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  • kenuran says:

    This show has been creativity bankrupt since season 3 my friend. I mean we have had more that one Daddy issues arc thats was there just to fill time. Though i still wait the day they finally bring Kanade back from the grave to fight against and/or with the Gears.

    There isnt really any Noise left that that bad guys have anymore. They could be throwing Genjuro out there to do something for once. Though i guess he’ll probably end up fighting and losing to his dad later on.

    I really hope they dont BS some redemption out of those Noble Red guys. The show really went out of its way to make them look like unrepentant villains with how much on screen killing they’ve done. Especially the vampire girl. Im probably hoping against hope though.