I know, right? USPS sending mail in on Sundays? Crazy.
Anyway, the thing that came in...
Which reminds me that I need to finish up the first one.
12 hours agoCaButler
Hello everybody and welcome to our Symphogear G wrap up, where we discuss the absolute insanity that was season two of Symphogear and asks us the important questions. Like should we really do something about that obviously evil mad scientist or just let him continue to have free reign?
So, let's talk about season two. A follow up to season one, it dives a bit deeper into some of the characters but the last season, but as most of them got some good characterization and plenty of closure last time around, instead of them, we focus on a completely new group of power armored magical girl warriors and their quest to stop the Moon from crashing into the Earth and killing everybody. And the best way they go about doing that is through terrorism. Because what else is going to work, right?
Oh, and the Moon crashing bit? Yeah, that was Hibiki's fault. She's really sorry about that, guys. Truly. But it's something I liked about the transition from season one to season two. Instead of coming up with a brand new world threat, they just took the natural consequences of damaging the Moon and made that the actual threat. Though they do add some political conspiracy with a major government withholding said information, along with betrayals of friends and enemies alike. You know, like Game of Thrones!
Returning from last season are our main trio, Chris, Hibiki, and Tsubasa, along with the SDRTST staff like Ogawa, Genjuro, Sakuya, and Aoi. Ryouko did not return due to being a treacherous traitor. And also being dead, which I don't think makes her eligible for paid leave of absence. Miku and the three friends remain, though their role is significantly reduced from last time. The reason for that, of course, is because we need to introduce our rival group.
Of the three FIS Magical Girls, Maria would get the most characterization. She is driven by guilt over her sister's death thanks to a horrible experiment gone horribly wrong that was performed by horrible people attempting to control a horrible abomination that would cause horrible things to happen to the world. Because people, especially those Americans, are horrible people who only think of themselves. Well, except for Nastassja, aka, Eye-Patch Mom. You see, she found out that the Moon was going to come crashing down on them thanks to a certain punchy magical girl, so she takes it upon herself to try and prevent it and, failing that, to try and grab as many survivors as she can.
Joining Maria and Nastassja are two other magical girls, Kirika, known as Kiri, and Shirabe. Two young girls who, along with Maria, were orphans, but despite being our main villains of the season, are actually rather nice people, taking on a mentality of "by any means necessary" to save people, even if it makes them out to be the bad guys. The reason they take to the job is to help Maria, who they suspect is hosting Finé's soul. We learn about halfway through that this is a lie, and that Nastassja believes that none of them ended up being a host. She turns out to be wrong, but it essentially become a moot point at the end.
For Nastassja, however, her quest to stop the Moon is on the clock. And by that, I mean her own personal clock. You see, the FIS experiment that went wrong that killed Maria's sister gave her a mortal wound that could never heal. As such, she was dying, which is why she turned to a desperate measure like terrorism to move up the time table. But that wouldn't be enough, so she was able to recruit Dr. Ver, a gifted genius, who happens to be a fanatic for Finé, which is why he joined up with them. He's the real villain of the show, and it's a bit of an interesting character study with the good doctor.
As the show begins, we are introduced to Dr. Ver through the SDRTST. For you see, they're escorting him to an American base to study the Staff of Solomon, which is used to summon and control Noise. He's rather unassuming and treated more like an escort mission, but when delivered to the base, it's when we get the first hints that he isn't all quite there in the head. Though the show does throw a curveball to suggest that he died in the attack on the base, but later, we see that not only did he survive, he also orchestrated the attacks during the escort and the base, as well. For you see, Dr. Ver has a very specific view of himself. He thinks he's the hero of this tale.
During the course of the season, we, and the characters in the show, know that the good doctor is delusional if he thinks he's the hero. He commits mass murder at the drop of the hat, is very manipulative, cunning, and an outright bastard. Near the end, his megalomania tendencies appear, as he's basically dropped the charade to show that, while he thinks of himself as a "hero", he's more of a mad scientist super villain. And he shows off just how creepy he gets with some characters, especially with Kiri and Shirabe. The girls know better than to trust him, but because of his manipulative nature, they will turn to him because, unfortunately, he's the only one that can do what they need to do.
Of course, thankfully, he's stopped, and unlike other situations where the villain escapes justice through death, that doesn't happen here. He's captured to face judgement for his crimes, and hopefully he'll be put away for a long, long time.
But that's enough about the villains. What about our heroes? Did anything happen with them? Well, for starters, Chris is still a Tsundere, but has joined Lydian, and she has issues with the whole "being friendly with other people" thing. But she's a work in progress. One thing that builds here is the relationship between Chris and Tsubasa. They seem to grow close, which makes her sudden betrayal all the more shocking. But we see what drives Chris this season and can understand some of it. She is driven by her guilt from last season, the use of the Staff of Solomon, and blames herself for all the deaths it has caused this season.
And that's really the driving force behind a lot of character actions this season. The guilt of your past, the guilt of losing loved ones, the guilt of putting the burden on somebody else. For everybody, they feel guilty over an action they have done, either within the season itself or in the past, whether it's justified or not. They are driven in such a way that it makes them want to find a way to redeem themselves, or to find a way to correct that mistake, and more often than not, it turns out to be a horrible mistake.
Let's take Miku as an example. I mentioned earlier that her role was significantly reduced this season, but she still remains an important constant for Hibiki in her day to day life. But soon enough, Miku learns that Hibiki's gear is slowly killing her, and she feels guilt, in a way, about what is happening to her, and it drives her right into the arms of one manipulative Dr. Ver. Though I suspect mind control played a major factor here, there is a question of how much of what she did was her own choices or something forced on her. But her guilt and want to save her friend caused this to happen. Though it would end in a net plus, it happened at the worst possible time.
And then we come to Hibiki. We know, from last season, that she considers her relationships with other people important, and is always open to making new friends, even if they're on opposite sides of the same conflict. If she can talk to the person, she will do that first before going punch happy on them. Last season, she was the all-loving hero, and seemed to just naturally be that. This season reveals a bit more about her own past. Not much, mind you. We know that, before coming to Lydian, she lived with her Grandmother and Mother, though we don't know anything about the Father, yet. We also know that the government pays out a hefty sum to Noise survivors, or more specifically, to their families, which makes Hibiki a rare breed. However, her own survival caused her to be an outcast, to be attacked at school and at home, just because she survived. She didn't care much about herself, but how this would affect her family. Guilt over causing her family grief, though in the flashback we saw, the Mother was more than happy to see that her baby girl survived.
The season seems to suggest that decisions that are driven out of guilt are, more often than not, the wrong decisions. These decisions can cause even worst things to happen, driving your guilt more, causing you to do more horrible decisions and repeat the process. Just a never ending spiral of bad choices done by one's guilt. The season seems to suggest that one shouldn't act out of guilt, but to use past actions as a learning situation. Don't try to correct what was done, but to use what happened to become a better person. And the one character that examplifies this is Tsubasa. Last season, she was driven by guilt and rage over the death of her friend, but in this season, she is the voice of reason, using her past mistakes to help the others to prevent that from happening on them own.
And speaking of Tsubasa, I'm glad they kept her character growth from last season. Sure, aside from her relationship with Chris, not a whole lot was done with her, but she's much less suicidal this season and is a lot more warm and welcoming to the other girls. Though, unlike Hibiki, she tends to be more of a "slice first, ask questions later" type of girl.
In the send, Symphogear G avoids a lot of the trappings of a sequel season to a season that had a neat conclusion. It didn't try to undo what has happened before, but to expand and grow upon it. The characters remain enjoyable, and even the new ones had something interesting with them. Yes, even Creepy Dr. Ver. Honestly, if this show was as popular as Eva, we'd probably have an award named after him.
So, yeah, so far, everything is looking good. Hopefully the pace can continue on Friday as we take a look at season three, titled Symphogear GX. Because the X makes it more extreme!
Until next time.
2 days agoCaButler
Hello everybody and welcome to the finale of Symphogear G. Where girls use song to fight evil and steal each other's powers.
There's no sense in waiting. Let's get right into it!
-As it's not shown in the episode proper, tonight's episode is titled In the Distance, That Day... When the Star Became Music.
-Our episode begins with Hibiki regaining the powers of Gungnir, after stealing it from Maria. Maria, who appears to have her clothes back despite being naked the last time we saw her, is shocked that Hibiki is compatible with the relic. Yeah, I mean it's not like she had a couple of years living with a piece of the relic in her, so this is totally surprising and unheard of. Though, of course this has the negative effect of outing herself as a gear wielder to the world. Stupid live streaming technology being lightyears ahead of ours.
-Dr. Ver, who has the trait of "Fear a powered up Hibiki", begins running, but ends up tripping on some stairs. In a desperate need to escape, he creates a hole to escape in just as Ogawa and Genjuro arrive. Hibiki does not pursue because Maria collapses in her arms. The ninja and monk ask about the Gear, so Hibiki tells her that it was Maria's, and that it answered her song. The island begins to rock more as it continues to rise into the sky. Is Frontier aiming for a low Earth orbit? That might be bad for the SDRTST folks in the sub, which I'm pretty sure isn't built to withstand space.
-Maria tells Hibiki that Dr. Ver has linked his left arm to Frontier and can control the island as he wants. This is shown with the good doctor walking down a corridor, keeping his arm pressed against a wall. He plans to use gravity waves to rip those who oppose him off the ground. Well, when your only path left is to go full on megalomaniac mad scientist, you might as well completely embrace it. In the bridge, Maria states that Frontier gets its power from Nephilim's heart, and if they can shut that down, they can stop Dr. Ver. She pleads with them to do this, but Hibiki tells her that Shirabe beat her to it. More specifically, she asked Hibiki to save Maria, and as she was going to do that anyway, she agrees to Maria's request. She probably needs to test out any new limits she has with this version of Gungnir. And punching a reactor sounds like the best way to test it.
-So while Hibiki is going to do that, Ogawa and Genjuro are going to track Dr. Ver. And since he doesn't have the Staff of Solomon, that means he can't summon Noise, which means the two can fight him. And just in case you forgot how strong the SDRTST Commander is, he punches a hole in the ground to pursue the doctor. And then Hibiki goes off to punch a reactor, but promises to return to Maria. She then jumps out of the bridge and rejoins her companions, promising that she won't slow them down now. Tsubasa, not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, agrees. Chris, however, is looking away, likely out of embarrassment or shame, but Hibiki, not caring about that, grabs hold of her hands and congratulates her on retrieving the staff. She gives a Tsundere answer in return, even though she briefly betrayed the group to do this. Well, if Hibiki can forgive you, so can I.
-Genjuro then contacts the girls and lets them know that the support staff has pinpointed the location of the high-mass energy output. So you girls get over there and do what you do best, which is, of course, collateral damage. Tsubasa receives the command and tells the girls that they are the only ones with spears, bows, and swords here to deal with it. Point of fact, Hibiki doesn't actually use a spear. She just punches things. And off they go to purposely destroy private property.
-In some undisclosed room, Dr. Ver sees the girls on the move, so he's going to make them feel the power of the Nephilim that devoured and assimilated Frontier. Oh, he's in the reactor room. He'll have a front row seat to some very impressive fireworks. Back with the girls, the land begins to change shape into some sort of rock monster, which then changes form to the Nephilim. Which fires rockets. And breaths fire. Chris makes a terrible pun about how fired up the creature is. No, bad Chris! No terrible fire jokes are allowed here.
-Back on the bridge, Maria is angsting a bit, about how she wasted Serena's songs, as well as her death. And because ghosts and the afterlife are a thing... maybe, a vestige of Serena appears, calling out to Maria. She asks her older sister what she wants to do. Why, save the world with her songs, of course! To save everyone from the disaster caused by the falling Moon. So Ghost Serena floats over to Maria and grabs hold of her hand, telling her to not hide the feelings that she was born with. She then begins to sing that apple song, with Maria joining her shortly afterwards. Soon, the background fades to them in space as they are surrounded by golden flakes of light. Oh, I think I know what's going on here.
-Around the world, we can see the people glowing, as if joining her in song. Wait, so are they still seeing this livestream? Can they see Ghost Serena? Oh man, Religion is going to have a field day with this. But that isn't important for now. The world joins to become one large chorus, loud enough to reach the building that Nastassja was in. Though we see some rumble move, and out comes Eye-Patch Mom in her own mini mech. I can only image the reason for the wheelchair is because it allows her to walk in buildings with normal sized corridors.
-Nastassja is still able to monitor the Phonic gain, which is being redirected via Frontier. She believes that, with this much, the lunar ruins can be restarted and adjust the Moon's orbit. She calls to Maria, telling her that the entire world is resonating with her song. With the amount gained, they can activate the lunar ruins. So Eye-Patch Mom is going to take responsibility for stopping the Moon. And from the way she said it, it's going to be a one-way trip for her. Well, the series was basically building up to this when they made Dr. Ver the creepy villain of the show.
-Maria calls for her, but Nastassja tells her it's fine, and to sing her songs. Maria tears up from hearing Nastassja's voice one last time, before giving a confident grin. She turns to I assume the camera, telling the world that it's time to rise the curtain on the greater show in the world. And... no, no singing an activation key yet? I'm still expecting that to happen. One does not show off an unused relic without it being used here.
-But we need to get our action scenes going, so we jump in with the SDRTST girls fighting the Nephilim. Chris is busy providing firing support as Hibiki and Tusbasa get up close to do their thing. Tsubasa tries to slice off an arm but finds that it's rock hard. Hibiki does the same for the abs but find that they are rock hard, as well. So Chris fires everything, but after the smoke clears, the Nephilim fires it's fire breath at her, knocking her back. The creature then takes a swing at the other two, missing Tsubasa, but is about to hit Hibiki when, suddenly, green lines wrap around the arm, followed by somebody calling out for Death.
-Kiri and Shirabe are here to help out! And they were apparently able to damage the Nephilim when the other three couldn't. Their gears, Shul Shagana and Igalima, appear to have something the others doing. I hope it's a reasonable explanation and not some BS thing. Still, they are there to help, but despite hte damage, the creature reforms it's rock hard arms. So, yeah, this is going to be difficult, but Maria appears, telling them that they have their songs. They all join up together, with Maria declaring that she won't hesitate anymore. Nastassja is risking her life to stop the Moon from falling, so they need to do something, too. Like distract the creature and take a good shot at that reactor.
-Dr. Ver, who's veins are popping out like crazy, says that even if those failures come together to fight, he still has the advantage. He orders the Nephilim to burn them all to a crisp, which it attempts to do with a fire ball. But an activation key is sung. It's for the relic Airgetlám. When the smoke clears, we see that the girls were protected by a barrier that Maria created using Serena's damaged relic. With this power, with the spirits of her friends and loved ones, a miracle like this is nothing. The power of belief compels you!
-Dr. Ver is not impressed with the barrier and has the Nephilim fire again, but Hibiki is read, powering up for an SC2A attack, punching the fire ball and dispersing it. Yup, that's classic Hibiki right there. In the barrier, Tsubasa reaches her hand out to Shirabe, telling the former enemy that, when melodies are drawn together, there's no need for reasons. You mean to work together? I think the world coming to an end is a good reason, don't you? Shirabe hesitates before taking the pop idol's hand. Chris does the same with Kiri, and they both seem to have the same mindset here. Hibiki then grabs hold of Kiri and Shirabe's hands, likely preparing for a major power up. This is going to be the biggest rainbow tornado ever! Of all time!
-During the hand holding, Shirabe turns to Hibiki and says that she wants to believe that what she's doing ins't hypocrisy. So she needs to show them up close what she means when she talks about saving people. You're just never going to let that go, are you, Shirabe? Hibiki nods in response, which Shirabe accepts, and soon enough, it sounds like they're all singing, expanding the barrier Maria created. To her, this is something only clasped hands can make. Because friendship and teamwork is powerful, especially when you have Hibiki in the middle channeling it all.
-Dr. Ver is watching, and doesn't seem to be all that worried that six climax songs is going to be enough to stop him. The Nephilim then fires it's red lasers of death, which the sphere tanks, but the affects are being felt by the girls as their Gears start to break apart. Hibiki, who's apparently able to hear Dr. Ver, says that it isn't six climax songs, but that she's burning together the climax song of the world. Though she actually says seven billion, I think actually giving it a number kind of ruins the moment. And with that power, we witness something a bit special.
-If you guessed that all six girls were going to get powered up versions of their respective Gears, then you are absolutely correct. This includes a new look and color scheme for them. Yes, like before, it's mostly gold and white, but there's still some of their primary color there. Kiri has a bit of a bat motif going, with a more pale green color to replace the darker green of her normal outfit. Shirabe has a lighter purple going, with almost all of the black gone. Oh, and her head antennas have a wing motif going, but don't ask me what it's suppose to be. Then we get Tsubasa and Chris, who have more angelic looks going for them, but Maria herself joins in, looking like an archangel sent to do God's bidding. And she's got an actual skirt... of sorts. And finally, we have Hibiki, who actually looks to have a bit of a butterfly motif going for her. Geez, that isn't symbolic at all, is it?
-With the combined power of the Powered up Symphogears, they fly straight through the Nephilim, generating a Rainbow Tornado that could be seen from lightyears away. It's that powerful. With the threat dealt with, the girls pose for a moment, ending the episode half. When we return, we're in the reactor room as Dr. Ver collapses after the death of his Rock Hard Nephilim. And just to make his day worse, Ogawa and Genjuro arrive. Dr. Ver begins to react, but Ogawa, being on the ball, shoots at the doctor. Well, I shouldn't say shoot so much as curve the bullet upwards, so that it comes down and hits the doctor's shadow, performing the Shadow Weaving skill that Tsubasa uses. Because Ogawa is a ninja and would already know about this. Also, that was an impressive curve there. No wonder Genjuro got to him first.
-So Dr. Ver, or more specifically, his arm, is frozen in place. He tries to free it, but it isn't going anywhere. However, through sheer will and determination, as well as a lot of blood, Dr. Ver is able to break the holding, putting his hand on the control panel, saying that he serves a miracle. The reactor begins to react, prompting the two to ask the doctor what he did. Turns out, he ordered the reactor to purge the Nephilim's heart, saying that it's gone out of his control. Though what the doctor said and what it's doing are separate things, so I'm guessing that's a mistranslation there.
-What is happening is that the Nephilim's heart is devouring Frontier, which is what Dr. Ver wanted. Apparently, when it goes off, the energy output will be in the magnitude of a trillion degrees. Now I think you're just making stuff up, doctor. Or you're that far gone that anything scientific in there has long since packed up and moved out. So, yeah, if the doctor can't be the hero, then he's just going to destroy the world. Clearly, the thought process of a proper hero. No, wait, what's the opposite of hero? Oh, right, villain.
-Genjuro, tired of all this nonsense, destroys the control panel, which appears to do nothing. So they explain the situation to the girls, who plan to deal with it before it goes critical. Which doesn't appear to be long, as purple lighting shoots out of the main control building. We see Ogawa and Genjuro heading back for the sub with Dr. Ver as prisoner. He comments about this, saying it'd be easier to just kill him. Well, that giant bolder coming down on them is about to grant his wish. But Genjuro isn't going to make that easy as he punches the bolder into pieces. You're getting a bit of a workout today, aren't you, Commander?
-But the reason to that, aside from saving their own lives, is because Genjuro won't let Dr. Ver be a demon that destroyed the world, or a hero who died for his ideals. He's going to have the good doctor judged for his crimes, just like a normal human being. No martyrdom for the doctor, which totally goes against his plans. See, I imagine the writers thought about it, but then decided to change up the cliche by making sure the villain was captured to answer for his crimes. It's like they read my mind... stop doing that already!
-Meanwhile, the proper heroes of this story see the central building explode, which is causing all kinds of havoc to the girls and the sub's sensors. Genjuro gets on the command deck and orders the support staff to get to work. And by get to work, I mean fire missiles to destroy the land around them and retreat from the island. Wouldn't this actually be a bad thing, given how high up they are? I don't think that sub can handle low earth re-entry.
-Meanwhile, in orbit, the Nephilim heart swallows up the island, turning itself into a giant, more red, version of the abomination. So it's the final episode, the girls are in space, again, in super powered gear forms, again, fighting a creature that i's gigantic and red. Is anybody else getting a Kill La Kill vibe here? Because that's the vibe I'm getting.
-Of course, it's the final episode of a Symphogear season, which means that we're going to pull out all the stops here. And that first stop is with Shirabe, who uses her gear to transform it into a giant mech called Final Tyope Omega Dystopia. I can't help but think that Shirabe found herself in the wrong genre. Kiri is the next stop, and it's not as insane as a giant mech. No, she just takes out her scythe, which has three blades. This one is called Final Punishment: Neverland. The girls attack, but not only does it not work, but apparently the Nephilim can eat their energy, causing some of their armor to disperse. Yeah, so this is bad. It means they're fighting an enemy that can eat their power. I blame Dr. Ver for this, because he used Shenshoujin to release the seal.
-Luckily, Chris has a trick up her sleeve... if she had one. She uses the Staff of Solomon to open up the Treasury of Babylonia. So the plan is to push the Nephilim into the portal, trapping it in the treasury, where it will blow up harmlessly. Despite not seeing this, the Nephilim knows that something bad is happening, so it smacks Chris away. She loses her grip on the staff, but Maria quickly grabs it and starts expanding the portal. Man, Gil really needs to do something about his security.
-The Nephilim takes a swing at Maria, who dodges, but then uses tentacles to bind her and stop the portal from expanding. Though it looks to be open enough that the creature starts falling in, but it's dragging Maria with it. But she's fine with this. Once inside, she plans to seal the gate from within. Kiri and Shirabe are against this, but Maria thinks this is fine. While she doesn't believe this will atone for her sins, she can protect all those lives. But apparently she forgot that she's in a show with Hibiki, who has this issue with people sacrificing themselves like this. She's basically the character who overrides bittersweet endings with happy ones.
-Hibiki is joined by the other girls as we see that in the Treasury of Babylonia is, of course, Noise. Noise for days! And they're anxiously waiting for their pray. As the girls continue to float towards the portal, Hibiki says that she's not a hero, so she can't protect the world, but they aren't alone. And then they cut off the tentacles and... no, wait, they don't. They float into the portal and seal it off, apparently trapping them inside of it. Uh, this isn't at all what I was expecting.
-Meanwhile, the SDRTST fires off it's life boat, likely to try and prevent any real damage to the personal, as we check in on Nastassja. She's still trap, but is doing all she can to to reset the lunar ruins and reset the orbit. With this final action, she has set out to complete her goal, to stop the Moon from collapsing. In the end, she is the one that dies a hero. Take that, Dr. Ver.
-So, yeah, we're not leaving out the girls yet. They're fighting in the Treasury of Babylonia, slaughtering Noise of the hundreds. And we're seeing them al used powered up versions of their normal skills. We even see Hibiki form Gungnir, though instead of using it as a spear, it's instead used as a blade below the shoulder. The reason we see the SDRTST girls doing the fighting is because Kiri and Shirabe are working to free Maria. They're able to do that, though Shirabe's mech is destroyed in the process. Of course, despite being freed, they run into another problem. Despite the Staff of Solomon's ability to control Noise, it does have a limit, and it cannot control this many at once.
-So, yeah, it's time to leave now. Hibiki tells Maria to focus on giving them an escape route. With a little push from the SDRTST girls, she opens the portal, giving them a way out. They all make a break for it, detaching parts of their armor to clear the road. Unfortunately, the Nephilim shows up to block their way. Well, if there's no way around it, you just go through it. Before taking hands, Maria produces a sword from her chest, hopefully not the Sword of Dios, and beginning combining their Gears to form two giant fists that punch their way through the Nephilim. The skill, of course, is called Vitalization. And like a bat out of hell, the girls escape, landing on a beach somewhere. Hey, at least when this is done you can enjoy a day trip here.
-Though the job isn't completed yet, The staff is still with them, but that portal is open. The girls, however, took that landing rather hard, and they're running out of time before the Nephilim explodes and kills them all. But don't worry, there is another hero on the way. We see the SDRTST sub isn't that far away, and with it, Miku, who runs straight for the staff. She's going to fight, too, and with a rather impressive throw, sends the Staff of Solomon into the portal, closing it just in time for the Nephilim to explode and kill all the Noise. That girl needs to be picked up by an Olympic team with a killer throw like that.
-But with that, the day, and the world, are saved. And after they recover, they're going to have their beach trip. But first, a time skip. The crash site is being protected by the military as Dr. Ver, his arm restored, is escorted to answer for his crimes. Ogawa reports to Genjuro that the Moon is returning to it's proper orbit, but they've lost contacted with Nastassja. The FIS girls appear to know this, but are happy all the same, for Eye-Patch Mom completed the mission she set out to do, and we salute her for her sacrifice. Please, somebody tell Dr. Ver that, just so we can really stick it to him a bit more.
-Hibiki goes over to Maria and holds out the relic for Gungnir, looking to return it. Maria refuses, though, saying that it belongs to her, the proper owner. Of course, she has to be a downer and mention that they restarted the Curse of Balal, meaning that humanity is going to have more issues understanding each other. But Hibiki, the eternal optimist, says that everything's going to be fine. Why? Because there are songs in this world! Yup, that's typical Hibiki logic for you, but its the kind of logic you can get behind.
-The FIS girls seem to think the same way, with Maria being glad to have bet Hibiki. Though I do wonder what will happen to them now? I mean, they were part of a terrorist organization that did cause a lot of distress for the world, but I like to think of a happy ending, so I imagine Genjuro is going to pull a lot of strings to get them off. They'll probably just use Dr. Ver as a scape goat, which is the proper thing to do. Cue credits!
-Oh, but we're not done yet. After the credits, we return to Lydian, where Miku and Hibiki meet up with Chris and Tsubasa. The pop idol is upset, because Chris won't call her senpai anymore. Chris gets embarrassed and begins to argue her case, but Hibiki interjects, curious about this. Chris, however, isn't in the mood for this nonsense. She grabs Hibiki by the chin and tells her that she is Hibiki's senpai, being that she's older, and is ready for a fight. Miku and Tsubasa have to break it up, though, because we don't need more bloodshed on the school grounds this early in the morning.
-Besides, some wounds haven't recovered yet. Miku is worried for Hibiki and asks if she's feeling well? Do you feel strange? Do you see colors where there shouldn't be colors? Are you feeling romantic feelings for men? Because that last one isn't allowed! Hibiki responds with a hug, telling her that the relic that was eating her has completely disappeared. But while the Gungnir inside of her is gone, the song that Kanade entrusted her will never disappear. This gets a smile from everybody as Hibiki looks towards and grabs the sun, saying she isn't hte only one, certain that the song is in everyone's hearts. This is showing with a golden feather, followed by a shot of earth, covered with golden flecks of light, which is our final shot for the season. The end.
Or it would be if we didn't have another season, which we will start looking at properly next Friday. As for Sunday, we're going to wrap up Symphogear G properly with a season review, as well as harshly compare it to the first season, because that's a thing people do, right? Right.
All kidding aside, this is a fun season and avoided the issue of "what to do after having a completed story from the first season", which is always a plus, but we'll go over more of this on Sunday. I hope to see you then.
Until next time, remember, despite all our differences, the songs in our hearts will find a way to link us together.
3 days agoCaButler
So I got all of the Elizabeth servant cards, as well as one of each essence there and all the accession material. Might as well see about leveling her up and go from there.
I'll work on getting more accession material, since it's basically being offered for free there, which is always a plus.
Haven't made any additional attempts for Casko, but that will happen soon.
So our companions for the event are Mash and Kiyohime, who basically married you in the middle of the event, because of course she would. But that got me wondering, how would other servants act in such an event? So let's make it a little game and give each character one line if they were in the Halloween event.
Nero - "Master, this event is rather drab and dark. I require all of my festivals to be well lit, even at night. Also, we require a theater for me to perform the necessary trick or treating that happens during this time.”
Next week is a theme week. I think you guys will like what I'll be doing then. If you're worried, no, it isn't a combiner team, but it is still a team.
Finally, images to be had. Go and enjoy to your heart's content.
5 days agoCaButler
Where poorly talented dragon pop idols scream in the night.
So I completed the Halloween event in FGO. IT's not long so it isn't a problem. Plus I had golden apples for days.
It's very much like the other events, very tongue in-cheek. Especially with your support servant who tags along with you and Mash.
So I have Caster Elizabeth and will be working to get Casko. My poor wallet.
Also, new images.
6 days agoCaButler
If only the thumbnail didn't spoil it. But yeah, Weiss will be joining her BFF Ruby in this fighting game.
I find it interesting that, so far, it looks like RWBY will be the only English speakers in the game. That's an interesting decision.
1 week agoCaButler
Must be due to the new volume of RWBY wrecking the site. Expect it to go down when the finale rolls around.
So... anything else. Well, put up another summary of Symphogear G further below, so you can check that out.
Oh, and I have a theme week planned in the next couple of weeks. I'll be a smashing good time.
No progress on the streaming front. Still doing my research for microphones and headsets.
Oh, and I put up new images to be enjoyed by all. And by all I mean three of you.
1 week agoCaButler
Hello everybody and welcome to the penultimate episode of Symphogear G. Where characters switch sides just so that we have an excuse to have them fight each other.
In our last episode, Shirabe is shown to be in the custody of the SDRTST while we're informed that both Shenshoujin and Gungnir were destroyed by Miku's battle with Hibiki. This is treated as a good thing, since it means Hibiki is no longer in danger of burning up and possibly killing them all in a fiery explosion. However, this means they're short two power armored magical girls, as Chris has defected for some unknown reason, leaving Tsubasa behind to deal with the situation on her own. So, basically, standard operating procedure.
But it gets worse. Frontier is actually a floating island, and it proceeds to do just that by grabbing hold of the Moon and using that as an anchor. But physics still exists in this world, so the act of moving such a mass means the Moon is going to hit the Earth Sooner. Something that Maria is against, since they haven't started preparations to rescue people. I suspect Dr. Ver doesn't really care at this point, since he used some of the Nephilim's cells to transform his arm into a Nephilim, which gives him control rights over Frontier. And he had such a trustworthy face, too.
Realizing that Tsubasa has a difficult task ahead of her, Hibiki, all loving hero who has a charisma stat so high it makes Paladins want to roll her stats, convinces Shirabe to help them in their hour of need. She accepts, because of Hibiki, and off she goes into battle, with Hibiki bumming a ride off of her. And this is why, when you want Hibiki to stay somewhere, you put her on a short leash.
This leads to our two battles, the first between Kiri and Shirabe, and the second between Chris and Tsubasa. And these aren't "holding back as much as you can" fights. No, except for the FIS fight, they're out for blood. This means that Hibiki, powerless, must make her way to the control center alone to stop this once and for all. Will she succeed? Let's tune in and find out.
-Our episode begins with Frontier rising into the sky as we go right into the SDRTST fight. Tsubasa wants to know why Chris is fighting her, but she doesn't answer. Though I do notice something flashing around her neck. I don't recall noticing that last episode. Was that new or always there? I'll have to check it out. Anyway, I'm guessing bomb or another mind control device. The battle continues as Tsubasa does her best to keep the fight to her range. Oh, and I think I see why we didn't see the neck thing before. It's mostly covered up by her collar. That may also explain why Tsubasa hasn't noticed it yet, given how observant she is about these things.
-After an exchange, Chris finally speaks, saying that she can't let anyone else bear her cross. Tsubasa is confused by this, but that's when she sees the pulsing neck collar of doomy death. But she doesn't get a lot of time to think on it as a bullet sends her back a bit. Who knew Chris' projectiles had that much force behind them?
-At the FIS fight, Shirabe is asking Kiri what she meant by "while you're still you". That's when Kiri reveals that Finé's soul is inside her and is close to awakening. She knew this would be a possibility, but this only strengthens Shirabe's resolve to save her. With her blades spinning menacingly, like she's the villain, she will protect the Kiri she loves and will stop her. I imagine some limbs will be lost as a result. Kiri seems a bit insulted by this declaration of love, because she loves Shirabe more, so she's going to protect the world in which the people she loves will live. Girls, can you wait until after the battle to have this "I love you more" battle?
-With this, Shirabe turns her spinning saw blades into helicopter blades, allowing her some flight, which is a skill called Emergency Type Phi Twin Moon Karma. In response, Kiri unleashes a few more scythes in a skill called Sealed Slash: Pinocchio. I'm sure there's some hidden meaning here. The two girls then attack one another, both declaring their love for one another. What an unusual way of expressing it.
-Oh, I should add that the opening was skipped today, but the song was playing in the background of these fights. We need all the time allowed for this episode, and dammit, we're going to find ways to make that happen. We then cut to the beached SDRTST sub as we get tonight's episode title, Striking Spear. Inside the cargo hold, we see Genjuro and Ogawa enter in a jeep, because of course they would have one, preparing to enter the field of battle on their own. I should note that Ogawa is taking the time to buckle his seat belt while Genjuro sits there, hands crossed. Should we tell him to put on his seat belt, or does gravity and physics fear Genjuro that much?
-Apparently the reason they're entering the field is because of Genjuro's troublesome student. Ogawa responds that they should be happy she gave them the chance. As long as the Noise isn't involved, you know having these two enter the field of battle will end things rather quickly. Before they can leave, though, Sakuya shows them a video of Maria addressing the world. Oh, this is going to get interesting.
-In the video, Maria introduces herself and admits to falsely claiming the name Finé. As she goes on about the plan, Aoi tells Genjuro that the video data is being sent from Frontier and is being broadcast all over the world. You think there's a way we can hope on that kind of broadband service? Because the internet would become so much better with that kind of bandwidth. Or worse, depending on what part of the internet you frequent.
-This announcement only confuses Ogawa. At this point, what is FIS after? Given how fractured the group is at this point, the answer is probably something along the lines of potatoes. During the video, Maria explains that the evidence of the Moon's decaying orbit was concealed by the US, the Security Council, and the Bavarian Illuminati. I assume she means the UN Security Council. The reason for the cover up was that the truth was very inconvenient to an elite class that exclusively controls a portion of the political and economic spheres. Damn you, capitalism!
-We briefly pan Frontier, showing just the building itself, before we get a flashback to Nastassja secretly communicating with Maria about how her songs will save them all. Turns out, the Moon was an observation device set up by the Custodians to strip humanity of its mutual understanding. ...Wait... wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me that Finé was right all along and that the Moon was actually causing the Curse of Babel? So maybe she wasn't all that insane after all. No, actually, she was still insane. Just because she was right doesn't mean she wasn't nuttier than a nut.
-Nastassja explains that the Lunar Attack did shut down some of its functionality, but if the Moon can be restarted, it can be returned to its original orbit. You know, I'd question the science of this more, but given that we basically have a magical girl that can punch a tornado rainbow, I think that's the last thing I should worry about. What Nastassja should be worried about is that red background, as she coughs up a heavy dose of blood. Yup, I think she's at the end here.
-Maria calls out to her, but Nastassja tells her diva to save the world with her songs, which leads to the present and Maria addressing the world about FIS and their plans. Oh, and she did get the evil makeover, since her jacket is black and purple instead of whatever color it was earlier. Anyway, she admits to lying about everything thus far and realizes that her words may not reach them, but there is one thing she wants them to believe in. It is the fact that songs can become power! She then sings her activation key, activating Gungnir, complete with her transformation sequence. You do realize you gave the world quite a show there, right?
-Maria continues, saying that her power alone isn't enough to handle the falling Moon. So she calls on the people of the world to give her their songs, and soon enough she's singing into the control panel. Yeah, I'm sure the world is going to get right on that, you terrorist scum. As she sings, Gungnir starts to blow, with her wishing to use the live that Serena save for a greater purpose. And thanks to the video, Ogawa and Genjuro know exactly where to go. And off they go to live out their own action movie scene.
-Speaking of action movie scenes, we check in on Hibiki, who's making her way up the stairs as random explosions happen around her. She knows somebody is trying to do their best, so she needs to do the same. For her, there is no answer except to go forward! Good thing you had that stair climbing training recently.
-Back in the SDRTST fight, that's still in a stalemate, but we get a quick shot of Dr. Ver cradling the Staff of Solomon like a baby. Yeah, like we need further proof of the doctor's insanity. He does tell Chris that if she doesn't hurry, she won't get the toy she wants. Like you can trust him to honor any sort of agreement. Though for Chris, her goal is to destroy the staff, so she'll do that by any means necessary. Tsubasa wonders, then, if Dr. Ver is using the collar of doomy death to make Chris obey him. Realizing that the fight isn't going to get them anyway, the pop idol takes another option.
-Tsubasa goes into a wider stance, asking Chris what she wants so much that she's willing to wear a dog collar? Chris replies that those without homes always do the dirty work. This gets Tsubasa to smile, saying that she is going to take the Death Metal Goth Magical Girl home, even if she was to drag her by the neck. Because there is a home waiting for her. Chris looks away, uncertain how to react to the statement, but Tsubasa says that no matter how strongly she refuses, she will help her. And while she knows that having only one wing won't help her fly, making the wind blow is her duty. She then thinks of Kanade, because she needs a paycheck, before flying off to the ether once more.
-As for Chris, she tells at Tsubasa because of those mixed emotions, but Dr. Ver reminds her of the time limit she has before the Dog Collar of Doomy Death goes off. With this, Chris will end the battle in the next attack, using a combination attack she's been working on. Of course is that she called Tsubasa "senpai", which catches the pop idol off guard. Tsubasa smiles, saying that she'll show her junior the killing side of her blade. If you guys were speaking in code, then I think you lost me with that last exchange.
-The two girls gear up with exchange of skills, which includes the Mega Deth Party and the Thousand Falling Tears skills. The exchange results in a massive explosion that engulfs the two girls, seemingly killing them. Dr. Ver, ever the onlooker, cheers in joy, as this was exactly what she was hoping for. But it may not have been faked, because Aoi reports that she lost the signals for Ame no Habakiri and Ichaival. Of course, this could mean that they're depowered, but we're meant to think that they're dead. So, basically, just like last season, which used the penultimate episode to "kill" them off, too. So I'm sure they'll be back for the finale... maybe.
-Meanwhile, for the FIS fights, Shirabe takes over singing duties as she engages with Kiri, and after an exchange of attacks, Kiri takes over for her verse. Shirabe uses her skill Emergency Type Sigma Forbidden Moon Wheel to launch herself at Kiri, who activates her skill Dual-Slash Cinderella. Given how little we know of their gears, I suspect that they're just making up names at this point. The two girls quickly start singing together as they go all out against one another, and like the SDRTST fight, they're also stuck in a stalemate. And I don't think they're talking in code, either.
-During a break in battle, Shirabe asks Kiri if she really can't stop. She responds by saying that if Shirabe really wants her to stop, then she has to try harder. She throws her a vial of LiNKER to her friend. Shirabe is confused by this, but that's because Kiri has her own vial that she uses on herself. Shirabe follows suit, and soon enough, they're singing their Climax Songs. Their respective gears get a massive upgrade, something we didn't get to see before thanks to Hibiki, and we see Kiri become a flying Dark Magician Witch, using her scythe as a rocket powered broom. As for Shirabe, she basically uses her gear to become a giant mech. At this point, I'm like "sure, why not?"
-After a quick exchange of blows, showing how Kiri gained mobility while Shirabe lost it, Kiri says that she will do everything to protect Shirabe, even if her soul is erased by Finé. She then starts powering up her scythe and turns it into a giant energy wheel. I think Ruby might be a little jealous here. Shirabe, however, counters that the people Dr. Ver will save will lose those they love, just like her. There's another exchange of strikes that results in Shirabe losing one of her mech arms, but that doesn't weaken her resolve. She tells Kiri that, even if she survives in a world like that, she would never be able to sing again. And we all know how important singing is in this world.
-Kiri, however, is just as stubborn as Shirabe, and will continue, even if she is hated by her best friend. She attacks, destroying the other Shirabe mech arm, which only seems to make her worried for Kiri. She asks her friend not to fight anymore, to not let the Kiri she loves be taken from her. But Kiri will not relent and she goes in for the kill, only for Shirabe to produce the same shield that Kiri did a few episodes earlier, just like the one Finé made last season. Uh... okay, what?
-Kiri immediately gets depressed, going right away that it's Shirabe who is the vessel for Finé's soul and not her. Though given her statement, it seems like she already knew that Shirabe was the vessel? I don't know why, but the wording seems to imply that. Kiri sends her scythe away, calling herself an awful girl and wants to disappear. That's when we see that the scythe is coming right for Kiri. Shirabe rushes over, probably looking to move Kiri out of the way, but it's too late as she takes the stab meant for her friend. You know, given how big that scythe is, you'd think it'd do more. In a darker series, maybe, but not in this one!
-The first half of the episode ends, not on that, but on Frontier, glowing a light rainbow shadow, as Hibiki reaches the top of the stairs, ready for the final battle. When we return, we're in the control room as Maria finishes her song, but she's clearly tired. That's when the glow fades from Frontier. And that video feed is still going, showing the world how serious she was. Also giving them a free concert, too! however, it was all for naught as Nastassja reports that the Moon remains silent. It's as if it doesn't want to talk to anybody!
-Maria collapses in tears, thinking she isn't powerful enough to perform this task. The video feed is still going, and the three friends are seeing this. They can understand what she's doing, or at least, what she's doing now, so it looks like public opinion of her is changing. Maybe her career can be saved after all!
-What can't be saved is megalomaniac scientists. We don't need them. We enter a crystal cavern as Dr. Ver makes his way down, saying that, in the world he's looking to create, Symphogear-wielders are unnecessary. Which is why he brought them all together, in order for them to fight one another, but he didn't expect it to go this well. Okay, there's no way you could have planned this. You're just taking credit for something that happened pretty much by chance, like the good megalomaniac scientist you are.
-Oh, so this is the result of the explosion from the SDRTST fight. Dr. Ver is surprised to see Chris is still standing, and it's Tsubasa who's on the ground, depowered. Chris says that she took care of the pop idol, as promised, so she'd like the Staff of Solomon now. Pieces of Ichaival begin to break apart as she turns to face the doctor, demanding the staff. As expected, he wasn't going to keep his promise. He brings out a detonator and presses the button, but for some odd reason, there's no explosion. I know, right? In a show like this that loves random explosions, an intentional one doesn't happen? Shocking.
-Anyway, Dr. Ver is confused as to why there isn't an explosion, but Chris, being genre savvy, says the Dog Collar of Doomy Death is broken, ripping it off her neck. She knew he'd never hold up to his end of the bargain. Good thing Genjuro makes you watch all those movies, right? In response, Dr. Ver unleashes tons of Noise. Chris looks more annoyed than anything else, but she feels a sudden pain, and we find out why. Apparently the good doctor keeps smoke grenades filled with anti-LiNKER with him, and he threw one when she wasn't looking. But don't worry, Chris has a plan for that. And it's to violently depowered her Gear by performing an armor purge, which sends out chunks of her armor, hitting a bunch of Noise. Well, hopefully that didn't destroy Ichaival, because that would be a bad thing.
-Thanks to the smoke from the attack, Dr. Ver is unable to see a now naked Chris attack him, knocking the staff out of his hands. This wasn't part of the plan, but to make it worse, they're surrounded by Noise, and she has no way of fighting them. That's when she calls out for senpai, and suddenly, thousands of daggers appear, striking and destroying the Noise. Yup, Tsubasa was playing dead, and here she is, up and... wearing her season one colors? Dr. Ver explains it as her using a gear with a lesser phonic gain to ease the stress from the anti-LiNKER. He didn't think that was possible, but Chris smugly says that if it's Tsubasa, then she makes it possible.
-So I guess Ame no Habakiri and Ichaival we saw this season were upgrades to season one. Which would explain why they look different. But what about Hibiki's Gungnir? Is that just force of will on her part. Unfortunately we don't have time to discuss this as we're right into the action, with Tsubasa slicing her way through the Noise in classic season one style. And this is how you use those heel swords.
-We get a flashback of the final exchange between the SDRTST girls, showing that yes, they were speaking in code, so they knew how to attack one another and make it look convincing to anybody watching. We do get a shot of Tsubasa slicing the Dog Collar of Doomy Death, deactivating it so it doesn't go boom on the later. In the present, Tsubasa continues clean up duty, so Dr. Ver takes this time to run. Fortunately for him, Chris is surrounded by noise, so the pop idol prioritizes her friend over him, setting her sword ablaze and taking out the remaining Noise. Now, I know this will be disappointing for some people, but we don't get to keep a naked Chris for long, as apparently she can materialize her school uniform, so she won't be trying to hide behind rocks or use convenient censorship. And we see that Ichaival did survive, as Chris looks at the relic in her hand. I suspect that's something you don't want to do too often, because who knows what it does to Gears in the long run.
-Tsubasa herself powers down and hands over the Staff of Solomon to Chris. Mission complete! Now lets get drinks. But before they do that, Chris apologizes for running off on her own, but Tsubasa is a forgiving senpai, though she admits that she can't do anything on her own. Plus, she considers herself lucky to see Chris being a good girl. Chris goes a bit Tsundere on the pop idol, but then asks why she believed in what she said? It's because she called Tsubasa "senpai", so she couldn't ignore what she was about to say. And that's all that was needed. Now, before getting those drinks, they need to meet up with Hibiki, who's probably gotten herself in trouble again. She walks off, with Chris smiling, happy to have a home with them. Chris certainly got an increase in the adorable factor this season.
-We follow Dr. Ver in a long elevator shaft, pissed that he lost the Staff of Solomon. He'll need to send Maria after them, assuming she isn't tired from trying to sing the Moon awake. Speaking of getting people to wake up, Kiri is over Shirabe's barely alive body, pleading with her to wake up. In the all too familiar space between life and death, Shirabe sinks deeper into the abyss. She can hear Kiri call out for her, but she also sees the spirit of Finé floating over her. Turns out, Hibiki actually did purify her, as she planned to stay quite without erasing anyone's soul. The problem, however, is that after being hit a strike that splits the soul into two, she won't last that long. How very un-Finé of you.
-Shirabe asks why Finé took the blow for her. But it's because she needs a messenger, and Shirabe will do. She wants Shirabe to tell "her" something. She explains that, for a millennia, she's been the villain. Sometime, somewhere, and it's too late to pretend to be a hero. She, living in the present, must deal with it. Shirabe recognizes who the "her" Finé is referring to, as the priestess continues, saying that sometime in the future, people will be connected, and sharing that isn't the role for a ghost. And with that, she fades away into little specks of light, which also appear in the real world, coming from Shirabe. So... Kiri killed a ghost? Good for her.
-Oh, right, she's upset because she may have killed her friend. Kiri begs for Shirabe to open her eyes, who tells her that they're already open. She sits up as Kiri is having issues processing it, but after being stared at by Shirabe, Kiri just breaks down and wraps her friend up in a giant bear hug. She's all kinds of confused, so Shirabe explains it as best as she can. Something about Finé apparently not being evil and taking the metaphorical bullet for her. Kiri is just more confused, but that leaves her open for a bear hug from Shirabe. Hugs for everybody!
-Shirabe tells Kiri that everyone is helping her, so she needs her friend to help, too. They are going to save Maria together. Kiri can get behind that, and with that, her heel-face turn has been completed. I think, technically, that makes her the last of the FIS Magical Girls to switch sides.
-As for Maria, she's having her little break down as Nastassja asks her to try and reactivate eh lunar ruins again. Maria is being a defeatist, however, saying that her songs can't save the world. Eye-Patch Mom pleads her to help, but that's when Dr. Ver arrives. You have terrible timing, doctor. So, hey, you know how FIS' ultimate goal was to stop the Moon from falling? Yeah, apparently that wasn't Dr. Ver's plan. He hits Maria with a backfist. No, not a slap with the back of the hand, but a backfist, and berates Maria for trying to stop the Moon from falling. If it fails, he won't be able to do what he wants. And to think I called him a megalomaniac earlier as a joke.
-Dr. Ver hears Nastassja on the comms and gets right to work as Eye-Patch Mom begs him to use Frontier to reboot the ruins that control Balal's Curse. With that, they can return the Moon to its proper orbit. Okay, you want to do that? Then Dr. Ver will help you out by sending you straight to the Moon. And suddenly, the building that I'm guessing contains the engineering room Nastassja was in goes flying. Dr. Ver then says that the reason all the heroes throughout history have been unable to rule humanity is that humanity's numbers were too great! And so, he's going to reduce humanity to the point that he can rule them! Sounds like you were born in the wrong universe, doctor.
-So, let's see. We have psychopath, megalomanic, mass-murderer. Anything else to add? Oh, right, and egotist, as the good doctor says that only a genius like him could figure out how to rule humanity. He says he always wanted to be a hero, and now he'll be greater than one. Maria, pissed, brings out her spear and confronts Dr. Ver, but he reminds her that, if she kills him, she'd be killing all of humanity. Yeah, she stopped caring and attacks. Yeah, looks like the doctor didn't expect that and panics, but luckily, Hibiki comes in to save the day!
-Maria is upset that fusion-syndrome patient #1 is in the way. Lady, she has a name, and Hibiki gives it, along with her age, and that she is not some "fusion-syndrome patient." No anymore, that is. Anyway, Hibiki is here because she wanted to talk to Maria. But the diva already knows that allowing Hibiki to talk is the worst thing that can happen, so she tells the younger girl that, no, there is no need to talk. Dr. Ver killed Nastassja, so she's going to kill him. Well, she isn't exactly dead yet, is she? She's still got some time... possibly. Depends on how fast that building is going.
-Maria attacks, lunging straight for Dr. Ver, but Hibiki, showing why there will be a second law about sending her out on the field, grabs the spear and is able to keep the powered armored diva in check. All without a Gear... maybe. She tells the diva that she can look for a reason to kill Dr. Ver later, but for now, she can't give up on living. And that's when Hibiki sings the activation key for Gungnir, which causes Maria to depower, though she didn't get her clothes back, and for the entire place to be covered with specks of light and energy. Which leads to the reactions of everybody looking, because remember, the live streaming is still going on.
-We have Kiri and Shirabe, who's first thought is to save Maria. Then we have Chris and Tsubasa, who just kind of shrug, calling this typical Hibiki behavior. Then we have the world, showing that yes, Hibiki is a gear wielder. And the three friends looking on in surprise. They'll probably need to tell her about this later. We cut to Ogawa and Genjuro, looking at the video with neutral expressions. Well, he was going to punish her before, so it's not like that's changed. and then we're in the SDRTST command deck. Now, I know the looks of Aoi and Mike are suppose to be one of shock, but given the way their eyes are shadowed, it makes me think they're looking at something horrifying.
-Back at the bridge, Maria is confused. Apparently the fusion patient shouldn't be able to do this. Who told you that, Dr. Ver? Really, how often does the man lie to you? Even if he tells the truth, you can't trust what he says. Also, this is Hibiki we're talking about. She could rewrite the universe if she wanted to. With encouragement, Hibiki transforms into Gungnir, though I think she actually has a jewel on her chest this time, as she yells out her gear, called Strike Spear Gungnir. Cue credits! Good timing, too.
On Friday, the finale. Until next time.
1 week agoCaButler
Hello everybody and welcome to our next episode of Symphogear G. The show that breaks the seals on the frontier.
In our last episode, Miku reveals herself to be the wielder of Shenshoujin and proceeds to wreck the place by shooting lasers at everybody. We get a flashback to Dr. Ver convincing Miku to help, but I'm still going with mind control, because he's a bastard that way. Hibiki, with little choice, confronts her friend to get her to stop, releasing that she's on a strict time limit before reaching critical mass.
While that is happening, Tsubasa is keeping tabs on Kiri, showing the vast difference in skill between the two. However, Miku decides to use one of her more powerful techniques to try and kill everybody, including Shirabe, who Dr. Ver suggested that she was a traitor. Thanks to out of the box thinking by Tsubasa and a save by Super Ninja Manager Ogawa, Shirabe is protected.
While that is going on, Chris is on cleanup duty against the Noise, but she sees a lot of casualties, including one who was a parent, never again to see her child. This has an effect on her already fragile mind that comes into play later. As for FIS, thanks to the fight between Miku and Hibiki, they're able to redirect her energy beams into Frontier itself, causing the seal to be broken and allowing a land mass to rise. Though I should mention that, after the battle, Hibiki is carrying an unconscious Miku back to SDRTST HQ, but is caught in the blast, seemingly damaging or destroying Gungnir and Shenshoujin.
As for Chris, she decides to shoot Tsubasa in the back because of all the death around her. Perhaps she believes this is the right course? Or maybe she's playing the long game. Who knows, but maybe we'll find out soon. So let's tune into tonight's episode and see how this gets resolved.
-Our episode begins with the rising of Frontier, stopping all of the fonclifts for a time, which then leads to Chris shooting Tsubasa multiple times, leaving us with our last shot of Chris shooting the fallen Pop Idol one more time. What a dark cliffhanger.
-In the SDRTST sub, Shirabe is currently in some heavy duty cuffs and is relinquished of her Gear. They don't really have a safe, so Ogawa will be keeping it on him. As he's the second most powerful member of the team, this is probably the safest place for that relic to be. Shirabe, however, isn't arguing or asking for it back. Instead, she's asking them to save them. Ogawa is quite surprised by this. He was expecting FIS to be totally evil because of Dr. Ver. And this is why you don't let your psychopathic megalomaniacs became the face of your organization.
-Tonight's episode is titled Destiny Ark. In the command deck, an image of Frontier is shown. Now, the SDRTST already did a scan of it and displace the stats on the screen, showing that it is much larger than you think. It's practically a small island. It lists the length as 30,000 meters, the height as 14,000 meters, the width as 5,000 meters, with a location of North 21.37 degrees and east 136.62 degrees. The location puts in in the Philippine Sea, and the exact spot is close to a thousand miles away from Osaka, the nearest Japanese city. So, yeah, they're basically in the middle of nowhere. Who knew that VTOL could get so far?
-But while they may be in the middle of nowhere, that doesn't mean nobody can reach them. They learn that a second US Fleet is on the way. The Undersecretary, still eating his ramen, asks if the US plans to move to Frontier to avoid lunar impact? There's no answer, but since they are there, Genjuro will take the sub to investigate. Hopefully they won't start shooting you as soon as they see you, but you never know.
-In the infirmary, we see that Miku is awake and aware of her surroundings, but the door opens and Hibiki wastes in time in running towards her friend, giving her a giant hug. I should also note that there's more life to Miku's eyes, which seems to give credit that perhaps she was indeed under some sort of mind control or hypnosis. Also, Tsubasa is there. Hopefully we'll get an explanation as to how she survived several gunshots to the back soon. That said, another shot shows that she's been bandaged up. That must have been quite the escape she pulled off.
-Aoi, acting as a doctor, tells them that the LiNKER has been flushed from Miku's system and there are no visible aftereffects of Gear use. Hibiki, who looks a bit beaten up, is happy. Tsubasa is, too. I mean, sure, you did try to murder them with a very powerful gear and accidentally helped the villains complete their goal, but you weren't of a sound mind, so you are easily forgiven. Though Miku herself isn't happy from seeing Hibiki's wounds. She starts to blame herself as Hibiki thanks her. Wait, what? You're happy your friend tried to murder you? You have some weird ideas on how people strengthen their friendships, Hibiki.
-Actually, Hibiki is thanking Miku because she saved her. Turns out, thanks to Shenshoujin and the laser blast, both it and Gungnir were destroyed. Yes, that includes the fragments that were inside Hibiki. So... yay? I guess? I mean, this is kind of a bad time to have this happen, but look, Hibiki is no longer in immediate danger of being killed by her own powers! Hooray!
-This is why Hibiki is so happy, though it takes Miku a while to understand this. Though she also understands the other problem. No relic for Hibiki means no way of fighting the Noise and stopping FIS. Again, while this is good, this is also terrible timing, given that Frontier is rising from the sea. This also means the SDRTST is down one Power Armored Magical Girl, but Tsubasa, brimming with confidence, says she can handle FIS herself. Which leads to Miku realizing that Chris isn't here. Where is she?
-Well, Benedict Arnold here did indeed switch sides and is with FIS on the island. Chris is quite surprised that its as sleeping beneath the sea. We get a flashback to the betrayal, which even Kiri has issues with, but apparently Chris did this to show that she's serious about switching sides. She also has a wish for conflict to end, so she's going to join up with them. Though I'm still going with the long game here, given that Tsubasa did survive, making me think that Chris came up with this on the fly. I'm hoping the others realize this, too, and won't berate her too badly for nearly killing one of their own when they are in desperate need of help.
-Inside of Frontier, Maria isn't quite convinced that Chris is on their side and asks a question about said change. Chris doesn't seem to give it much thought, telling the diva the she can shoot her on the front lines from behind if she doesn't like it. Dr. Ver, out loud, says that this was the plan. You just don't have an internal censor anymore, do you, doctor? They reach the generator room, and Dr. Ver pushes the heart of the Nephilim into it, causing it to power on. On the surface, unusual looking trees begin to grow, which is something Nastassja notes. How do you even know that?
-Dr. Ver is going to head to the bridge and wants Nastassja to take care of the Frontier control room. Kiri, however, is still bothered by what Shirabe said after she betrayed her friend, telling her that the doctor's methods of doing things won't save the weak. However, she believes that, without Frontier's power, they can't save anyone. She couldn't even save Shirabe, given that she's currently in the hands of the SDRTST, who are completely and totally evil, right, since they're a secret, shadowy organization for the government, and they're always evil.
-If they were, Genjuro certainly turned that around. He's observing Shirabe on the command deck as Ogawa presents him with her relic. He's reporting Shirabe's wishes to him, asking that FIS has apparently lost sight of their goal and are out of control. They're soon joined by Aoi and the girls, but Genjuro isn't happy to see Miku out of bed. She should be resting, but Miku just can't lay down and do nothing, especially after hearing that Chris left them. Of course, he understands that losing Chris and Hibiki is going to make the mission that much more difficult, but Aoi mentions how impressive Tusbasa is, dodging all the vital shots. Tsubasa, however, doesn't think it's true. She believes that Chris missed on purpose. And I think we all know why.
-The sub reaches Frontier, looking as imposing as ever. Inside, Dr. Ver and Maria reach the bridge, which looks more like a throne room, which was probably on purpose. As the two reach a large relic in the middle of the room, Dr. Ver produces a syringe. It's LiNKER, but more specifically, one that was made from the Nephilim's relic-absorbing cells, which he injects into himself. His arm then transforms into a Nephilim looking limb, allowing him to press against the relic control board and activate it. Yeah, Maria, if this isn't raising all kinds of red flags, then I think we should consider you a lost cause.
-Dr. Ver laughs as the relic lights up. He can't wait to turn it on and asks Maria if he should do so. That's when they see the second fleet approaching, and he just gets happier. In the control room, Nastassja sees everything lighting up. She says that if Frontier belonged to the Custodians, who arrived during prehistoric eras, then it should be filled with heretical technology. So, basically, aliens, right? Nastassja, however, has the big picture in mind. Mainly, stopping the Moon from hitting the planet and killing everybody. That's when she notices something unusual. And I don't think it's the second fleet, given that the picture shows up a second or two later.
-Dr. Ver is talking to Nastassja, saying that he can sense Frontier's energy state, and it's more than enough to make it lose its temper. That's an unusual line to use, but at this point I think this is on purpose, showing how more deranged Dr. Ver has become. Nastassja tells him that it's too soon, but the doctor doesn't care anymore and uses the energy of Frontier to... form a giant hand to grab onto the moon. Uh, okay? What did he do exactly? I'm a bit confused.
-That's when the island starts to move, seemingly coming out from the ocean more. Nastassja notes that Dr. Ver's greed is only accelerating and that she must stop him with the heretical technology she trusted, before it's too late. Yeah, I think I just saw a death flag pop up for her. You just don't do heel-face turns this late in the game without a death coming up shortly afterwards.
-The SDRTST sub is feeling the effects of the move, with Sakuya noting that the sea floor is coming up right below them. We see the impact happening, and as the island rises into a flying airship, complete with a landmass. The commander of the US fleet is told by Strategic Command that they are to take control of Frontier. The Commander looks at it and says "Yeah, that's going to be a problem." Still, orders are orders, so they attack, but given how large the landmass is, they don't do a lot of damage to it. Clearly, they need to work out how to attack floating islands better at the Pentagon.
-Dr. Ver, however, is having fun. So much so that his glasses are about to slide off his face. He uses Frontier to unleash a wave of energy that crushes and destroys the US fleet. Turns out, Frontier can control gravity, but Dr. Ver notes that this is as much as he can control. Still, he's very happy with himself and begins to laugh like the mad man that he is. Also, do you have veins popping out of your face? Did that just happen from the Nephilim injection? Maria, however, is still having issues with siding with the doctor. Because, you know, putting power in the hands of a mad man was such a great idea, wasn't it? But Dr. Ver, still thinking himself of a hero, will use this power to trample over everybody else, and will become the last action hero of this world! Hooray! Except you don't look very muscular. Unless you're hiding it under that coat of yours.
-After a break, we have a report helicopter observing the scene. Man, those things must have a lot of fuel... or there's a ship nearby they're able to doc with. So, yeah, the report is reporting that things are getting pretty bad, and unfortunately for the report, he gets to suffer the same fate as the US Navy. It's very quick, too, so they didn't have enough time to cut it off. The three friends see the report happening and are immediately worried for Miku and Hibiki. This seems to be getting worse for the world. Hopefully Hibiki will be able to punch this problem, too.
-On Frontier, we actually get our first proper look at the SDRTST sub. It's an unusual design, as it appears to have a helipad that's in the middle of the sub. That is a very unusual design. As for why the island was rising, turns out, the energy hand that we saw used the Moon as an anchor. Looks like Frontier still has limits, and moving celestial bodies, even ones that are as damaged as the Moon, is still beyond it's capabilities. Or so I believe, but it turns out that using the Moon as an anchor did cause it to move closer to Earth. Which is the exact opposite of what they wanted to do.
-More specifically, the exact opposite of what Maria wanted. They've made no preparations to save anyone, so she pushes Dr. Ver off the control board to try and stop it. As she fiddles around with it, the control sphere powers down. Why? Well, because of Dr. Ver, obviously. Turns out, with the LiNKER still going, he has the control rights. But he tells her not to worry, for humanity will not go extinct for as long as he is alive. This is his proposal, the most certain way to save humanity. Man, if only you guys saw his insanity so much earlier.
-Maria has a lot of issues with this and goes for Dr. Ver, who just slaps her to the ground. He then tells Maria that, sure, you could kill him now, but the twon't change the fact that Earth's about to be doomed. He then tells her to continue to lie on the ground in embarrassment, remembering how she pretended to be Finé. Maria, already a bundle of emotions, finally breaks down, crying for Serena and her own failure. Dr. Ver decides to kick her while she's down, not literally, and walks off, saying that when he comes back, they're going to talk about how they rebuild from the small population of survivors. Yeah, no, I don't think anybody is going to want to be with you, doctor.
-On the sub, Tsubasa is decked out to explore the island, but tells Hibiki not to worryy, for she's used to standing on the stage alone. We then see her ride off the sub, singing her activation key and transforming and mowing down Noise that happen to be on the island. It's a skill called Cavalry Flash, and she can apparently move that motorcycle like it was a living person. I wonder if the motorcycle is also a relic of some kind?
-On the command deck, the staff are observing Tsubasa's slaughtering of Noise, but Ogawa is still worried. They only have one wielder, so what should they do now? Hibiki, however, tells them they have another. Yeah, no matter how much your body may have changed, Genjuro is not letting you fight without a Gear. Oh, no, you see, she wasn't talking about herself or Miku. A cut shows them releasing Shirabe from her bonds. They're basically conscripting her into the SDRTST. Shirabe, however, expresses her dislike of Hibiki, calling her a hypocrite who waves her righteousness around. Hibiki sees to agree somewhat, saying that what she's doing isn't necessarily right, explaining a story about how she spent time in physical therapy after getting nearly murdered in a concert, and how she was trying to make her family happy. But as we saw in the flashback, they appear to be sad about her sudden recovery. You know, I wonder if we'll see more of Hibiki's family and how they deal with her surviving a Noise attack?
-In the present, Hibiki says that, despite all that, she doesn't want to lie about how she feels, for if she did, she wouldn't be able to hold anyone's hands. Shirabe is "Seriously? That's your reasoning?" But Hibiki continues, saying that she wants her to do what she wants to do. She grabs hold of her hand, saying that if she feels the same way as them, then they could help them a little. Shirabe stares at the hand and thinks about her comment for a moment, before Ogawa adds that she wants to stop her friends, who are out of control, from destroying everything they worked hard to avoid, right?
-Shirabe agrees, but still points out that she was the enemy. Genjuro chimes in, saying that an adult would never stop a kid from doing something she wants to do. Unless it was to take over the world, then there might be a discussion about the right and wrong ways to go about it. So he returns her relic, giving her change redeem herself. Shirabe wipes away a tear, saying he hasn't changed, but he knows he's spoiling her. That's just who he is. Wait, that's an awfully familiar comment she made. Looks like Genjuro caught it, too, but he doesn't have time to question it. Instead, Shirabe is taking to the hatch by Hibiki. Yay for new friends!
-Though, of course, this was Hibiki's excuse to get off the sub, as well. She's riding with Shirabe into the field of battle. This was not part of the plan and Genjuro is very upset by this. He gave her strict orders that she wasn't allowed to fight, but she counters that she isn't fighting. She's helping people, which is very different thing. Genjuro, while appreciating the rules lawyering, also doesn't recall showing her any movies where the hero talked back. Miku, however, suggests letting her do her thing. She was going to find a way off the sub, anyway, so why not under escort of another Power Armored Magical Girl? Genjuro can't help but smile. This is the kind of insanity that was suppose to be his job, but it looks like his student usurped that title from him. Ogawa asks if Hibiki will have a bad time waiting for her return, with Genjuro saying that she has an especially big one waiting. But I thought Hibiki was working on the True Pacifist route? As for the support staff, they will continue to provide support. Genjuro cracks his knuckles, saying that he can't let the kids have all the glory. Are you planning to punch the island in half? Because that seems like the sort of thing you would do, and probably something you can do, too.
-Out on the island, Tsubasa is informed of Hibiki and Shirabe coming to join her. She smiles, believing she never saw that coming, but really, this is Hibiki we're talking about. It wasn't a matter of if, but when she was going to join the field of battle. Or maybe she's surprised that Hibiki convinced Shirabe to join up? Which makes me wonder where she's been when Hibiki convinced Chris to join their cause. She'll agree to join up with them, but then realizes that she's pretty far from the sub. Hopefully the Noise won't go after them while she's away.
-Suddenly, a rain of arrows comes down, destroying the motorcycle and prompting Tsubasa to jump away. Dammit, she only had a couple of payments left on that thing! But as you suspect, it's Chris, and the two are their stare down, but Tsubasa was expecting and waiting for this to happen. They have a lot fo things they need to work out, and if they need to beat it out of them, then that's what they're going to do.
-We check in on Shirabe and Hibiki, making their way to the central building. Shirabe isn't certain but she feels like everybody would be there. However, she comes to a stop because they're stopped by Kiri, who hasn't transformed yet, but she's still rocking that scarf and appears to have a hood that has bull horns. How fitting. We then see her sing her activation key, giving us her transformation sequence. I think that covers everybody at this point, though her final pose has her saying "death". Okay, little miss grim reaper.
-Looks like the friends are going to have their fight, though I honestly thought they would be on opposite sides. Kiri brings her her scythe as the two banter a bit, though one is trying to convince the other that Dr. Ver way's are either wrong or the only way. Though in Kiri's case, she believes she's running out of time. Hibiki tries to play peacemaker, but they both yell at her, saying this is a battleground and not to be stupid. Seems like she has a way of getting everybody to yell at her from both sides, even in the middle of battle.
-With that, Shirabe tells Hibiki to keep going. She knows she can stop Maria, and that the diva will hold her hand. Hibiki is reluctant, but Shirabe tells her that her LiNKER has a limit, so Hibiki has to go now. Also, she should believe in the song in her heart. Hibiki recalls those very same words from Finé, right as she was dying, and runs off to do just that. Kiri goes to intercept but Shirabe intercepts her. Kiri is confused by this. Isn't Hibiki suppose to be one of those hypocrites Shirabe hates? Yes, she is, but according to Shirabe, Hibiki isn't lying about who she is. Turns out, she's a bit jealous by how dazzling Hibiki is. She just has that way of blindsiding you with that infinite optimism and charisma. Kiri relents to this, but she wants to leave something psychical behind while she's still her. Shirabe is confused by these words as Kiri says she wants to leave a world where Shirabe, Maria, and Nastassja can live, as well as proof that she was here. Well, harming your friend will certainly do that for you.
-As so battle is joined, with Kiri going for the first strike, using a skill called K1LL JUL1ET. No, that isn't a typo. Apparently, Kiri is L33T. Shirabe responds with her own skill, Type Gamma Svastika Firewheel. While this fight between friends is going on, we go to another fright between friends as we see Chris and Tsubasa are in the middle of their own battle. Tsubasa is keeping close with Chris, taking away her advantage of being a distance fighter, though Chris is still able to hold her own, forcing Tsubasa to block a few times. Her hair does get hit, so her stylist is going to have a lot of work ahead of her at the next event.
-Back with the FIS battle, Kiri takes over singing duties and goes to engage Shirabe. Her friend responds with the skill Hidden Type Sigma Slashing Svastika, bringing out four giant saw blades and using them to keep Kiri away. But this song turns into a duet as Shirabe begins singing the next verse. Kiri wonders what's going on in her friend's heart that's making them fight as we check in on the SDRTST fight, with them going at is as the FIS girls continue the song. That fight continues to be a stalemate, but Dr. Ver is watching, and he's happy to see this happening. I wonder if he knows that Kiri and Shirabe are fighting, or he does and is just as happy about that? Either way, I hope Chris reveals that she was never on their side and snipes him good.
-Maria, who is watching both fights, collapses. She didn't make her choice to see Kiri and Shirabe fight like this. That's when Nastassja contacts her, telling the diva that she may have found aw ay to stop the Moon from falling. It's their last hope, but she needs Maria's songs. Maria seems caught off guard by that, but I can't help but think she's talking about the Climax Song. We then check in on Hibiki, who appears tired at first, but pushes herself harder, for as long as there is a song in her heart, she'll keep going, heading for the central building. Hey, we don't actually have a cliffhanger this time. Shocking, right? Cue credits!
Things are heating up as we go into our penultimate episode. We have one-on-one fights from people we didn't expect would fight, as well as a madman who's slowly turning himself into the monster that we know he is. Hibiki, however, did lose her Gear, which is both a good and a bad thing. Something tells me, though, that Maria's damaged relic is going to come into play, either from Hibiki taking her version of Gungnir, or being given it by Maria herself so she can use Serena's relic to do what needs to be done.
But is there truly a way to stop the Moon from falling? Will Frontier do what nobody else could? And will the emotions from these fights finally break through? You'll need to tune in on Sunday to find out.
Until next time, remember, even if you're out in the middle of a sea, a thousand miles away from home, always bring your motorcycle with you. You'll never know when you'll run into a landmass that happens to rise from under the water.
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Well, I found out that it has it's own TV Tropes page, it's on IMDB page, and found this fan trailer for it, making it out to be a horror movie.
Which, if you think about it, is pretty accurate. It was a horrifying experience... for the guys, that is.
...Also, I posted new images because notifications don't work that way anymore.
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Final Fantasy XIII
All things Final Fantasy XIII
So much eye candy...
Art from Persona 3, 4 and Arena here.
Tales of Graces
Here is your Tales of Graces love
Selvaria Bles Album
You know why you're here.
Hayate the Combat Butler
The place for the ladies (and guy) of this series.
Something for everybody!
All Fate/Extra stuff here (and then some)
The Wheel of Fate is Turning
These people are guilty for not wearing a crown
For the popular strategy RPG
You know why you're here. If not, you need new glasses.
Your cosplay action here.
Love for a great game with great art.
Even horrible creatures of the night need love
The most messed up pretty girls you've ever met.
The Devil is a Part-Timer
And now has it's own part time album.
Date a Live
Crazy girls going crazy for a guy who's treating this like a dating sim because if he doesn't the crazy girls go insane and start blowing stuff up. It's that kind of show.
Cosplay Gallery number 2
We liked it so much we made it twice.
The console war done with cute girls.
Because Hajime needs her own album.
Cosplay Gallery the third
Because you can never have enough
Rooster Teeth's first ever anime, it's images go here.
The Familiar of Zero
The one anime where I absolutely hate our two main protagonists.
High School DxD
Angels and Devils do battle while getting naked for no apparent reason.
Is This a Zombie?
No, they are hot vampire ninjas and magical girls.
Not that kind of Golden Time, though, but the anime.
Persona: The Second
For all the stray ones.
Cosplay thread IV
Like Saints Row, only sexier.
It's about a bunch of kids in the afterlife playing with guns.
Where being sexy will always forgive you for wanting to kill your sisters in bloody ways.
I couldn't become a hero...
...So I made this album instead.
Knights of Sidonia
Because we always make a folder for these shows
It's about a guy trying to become the Magic King and have his own harem
The Shantae Folder
The place where we put our magically sexy half-genie in all her glorious glory.
The Irregular at Magic High School
Where the protagonist can kill you just for annoying his sister.
Cosplay Gallery the Fifth
You know the drill.
Anime Screen caps
Because anything can be taken out of context when anime is involved
Because I'm watching it, that's why.
No Game, No Life
Mash taking a walk in the rain
Probably treating a mission like a date
Nero’s air service
Getting you where you need to be in a hurry. Those with heart conditions are not allowed on.
Olivia’s new look in Fire Emblem: Heroes
I got Indigo so far.
Kato Danzo, ninja assassin
No lie, I honestly thought this was Akatsuki from Log Horizon, only not a loli.
Elizabeth going all in on the witch outfit
But she wouldn’t look out of place as a magical girl, either.
What a dazzling smile
Don't fall for it. Its a trap.
The proper reaction time Kiyohime’s suggestion
Just smile and wave. Smile and wave.
Sakura stole Empress Saber’s gown
She’ll get sempai to notice her yet!
Saint Martha is dressed for a back-ally brawl
I wonder if a dragon will fit there?
Empress Saber is showing off all her talents
Mainly with her sword.
“Master! Are your I ready to study?”
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Bunny Girl Noire
Showing off for all her worshippers.
Mash sure is a dangerous beast
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