First Episode Review for: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Summary : A young girl is saved from certain death by a super powered singing duo, one of them dies in the process so the girl vows to follow in their footsteps and then the attack happens!!
Animation : A mixture of good and excellent, whoever is doing the backgrounds deserves a raise all the other animation is crisp and clean, a pleasure to watch
Plot Potential: Surprising for such a cheerful looking anime people actually die in a nasty way which helps the plot considerably
Characters: Costumes are amazing (they would be a devil to build for cosplay) , there is slight stereotyping but the actually threat of death gives them more depth, you feel like they are genuinely fighting for their lives.
Music: Amazing music throughout (i loved the battle songs) complemented by good use of sound especially the use of interrupted rain noise and the sounds of clothing moving
Reminds me of: Sailor Moon crossed with Dirty Pair directed by Quentin Tarantino
Overall: Well dang me what a moving anime, quite gave me the shivers, particularly as it should be in the normal “transforming schoolgirl” mold, definitely one to watch
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!