The Symphogear franchise has flown under the radar for too long, receiving little hype in spite of its many wonderful qualities. Today on Why It Works, we'll be celebrating the franchise so far, as we prepare to embark on its sure-to-be ridiculous fourth season!
On July 1st, Satelight music action anime Symphogear returns for its fourth anime, Symphogear AXZ. A new preview rides ZweiWing's climactic battle against the Carol Malus Dienheim and the Autoscorers into the new conflict against history's noted alchemists. Check it out after the jump.
First, there was 2002's Satelight music action anime Symphogear. Then 2013's G and 2015's GX. Jump ahead to summer 2017 and there's Symphogear AXZ, heading to Tokyo MX on July 1st. (There's also an announced fifth anime). This time, ZweiWing will be facing off against history's noted alchemists, who have achieved their goals of power and immortality through, umm... interesting new bodies.
Last weekend, the Bushiroad 10th Anniversary Festival at Tokyo Big Sight presented a preview of smartphone (iOS and Android) Senki Zessho Symphogear XD UNLIMITED, a collaboration with Gree inspired by Satelight's Symphogear music/sci-fi anime franchise. For fans who could not make it to the event, they've published a preview of the game's opening. Get a look after the jump.
New Symphogear means new music, and there will be no shortage of new tunes this summer! Six character CDs will be released in quick succession when the new season begins this summer. Hit the jump for the schedule!
Announced over a year ago, the warrior-idols of Symphogear are returning to Japanese TV in July of 2017 with a 4th season entitled Symphogear AXZ, and the main cast, staff, and a teaser video have been revealed for the new series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Happy birthay to Symphogear's troubled rocker Chris Yukine! While waiting for the promised seasons four AND five of musical sci-fi anime, HobbyStock celebrated her big day with a special goods set featuring a tapestry, badge and sketch sheet by original character designer Dan Yoshii.
With seasons four AND five of musical sci-fi anime Symphogear in the works, momentum is starting to pick up again. Besides the mobile RPG, Bellfine has launched a line of scale figures. That started with an Ichaival (initially translated as Ichii-Bal) version of metal songstress Chris Yukine, as she appeared in GX, which was released in October. Now, it's continuing with the Japanese music inspired idol Tsubasa Kazanari in her Ame-no-Habakiri form.