Here we are: the beginning of the end of Symphogear XV. We have now stepped into the final act, but that’s not going to slow Symphogear down at all.
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In this episode, the Symphogear wielders find themselves transported to the moon. There, they uncover just what it is that Shem-ha is trying to achieve, as well as the truth behind the curse of Balal.
On Earth, S.O.N.G. attempts to do something about Yggdrasil, which has activated.
This episode starts with Maria dreaming of Enki fighting Shem-ha. This provides something of an insight regarding Maria’s relic, Airgetlám. Maria also takes the chance to admonish Tsubasa for not taking Hibiki’s hand earlier.
Turns out the lunar ruins don’t take kindly to intruders, and it doesn’t matter whether it is Noble Red or the wielders. Hibiki & Chris, Kirika & Shirabe, and Vanessa & Elza all find themselves under attack, but as we all know they are perfectly capable of defending themselves. Hibiki gets the first transformation and battle song of this episode.
There’s a lot of important stuff going on this episode, first and foremost being that Miku is putting up resistance against Shem-ha. Shem-ha may have Miku’s body, but Miku’s consciousness is still in there somewhere. How long for, though?
More important information comes to light from Tsubasa and Maria being guided to the lunar ruins’ control room by Airgetlám, where they encounter an operating system based on Enki. He reveals to them the truth of the curse of Balal, as well as what Shem-ha intends to do to Earth.
Tsubasa and Maria get to have a rematch against Millaarc in this episode. The vampire has the disadvantage at first, but she has a technique up her sleeve that evens the odds. Millaarc and her clone use a technique that is very reminiscent of Sophitia’s Heaven to Hell throw from Soul Calibur. Of course, Tsubasa and Maria have their own ace in the hole to resort to as well.
We get to see Maria’s Amalgam for the first time, and even better, she uses it in unison with Tsubasa. All the Amalgam forms are great, and Maria’s is no exception. For all the Amalgam forms, I really like how sleek they look.
Whilst combat is happening on the moon, Shem-ha is moving forward with her plan. Things really don’t look too good for the Earth as things stand.
Another incredible episode of Symphogear. It managed to squeeze in some excellent action and exposition that changes what we knew about the curse of Balal before now. The rematch against Millaarc was good, and Hibiki just being Hibiki was great too.
Five out of six wielders have used Amalgam by this point. With Hibiki and Chris encountering Vanessa and Elza at the end of this episode, I suspect we’ll see Chris’s Amalgam next time.
Hibiki is inevitably going to be the one to confront Shem-ha. I wonder if Miku will provide some sort of hint that she is still in there when that happens. There’s a lot to look forward to, of that I have no doubt.