The Weakest Link?: Symphogear AXZ

Hi hi, yeah another Symphogear post today. I have officially finished XV as well so that will come at a later date. But spoiler alert, really sad to see this series go.

This is another 13 episode season. This show had some improvements and some slight regressions as well.

Story

I would say, the downward trend of the plot energy continues.

I’m pretty much gotten used to the fast pacing of the 13 episodes, but I think they could have done more. Pacing extremely fast this season, I did get lost a couple of times while trying to marathoning this show. The additional characters has reduced a bit, I feel like there is still a lot going on, to the point it gets borderline messy.

There are improvements from GX but I feel like the negatives negated everything to probably sit side-by-side with GX. It’s not a totally bad season, but I believed they could have delivered more.

The story did have buildup, but it felt non-existent, thus the climax felt lacking of that punch of energy I was expecting.

Overall, this season is kinda bad, but it was acceptable for my viewing.

Animations

Satelight is in-charge again.

This show looked pretty nice for 2017, the designs are consistent, the combat scenes are pretty well done.

The colors looked pretty vivid and modern as well. I don’t have much to say, the show is definitely a step up on the visual front.

Music

I think this one is a step back.

The OP sounded pretty meh and the ED made me skip. The character songs and inserts sounds great though. Which is nice.

Voice Cast

Including the old cast, there are new people into the list.

The new people includes Aoi Shouta, Hidaka Rina, Kino Hina, Miki Shinichiro, Kotobuki Minako. They all sounded pretty great, kinda surprised with Aoi Shouta being part of the cast.

I really love the cast list this time round. It’s wonderful

Scores:
Story: 8/10
Art: 8/10
Music: 8/10
VAs: 9/10

I personally find this season to be pretty close to GX at the bottom, but it is barely above GX. Of course, if you already watched 3 seasons prior, then keep watching.

XV review will come soon, hopefully by next week as the season is closing so I need to clear my Symphogear backlogs.

And that’s all for me today. I will see you all soon.

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