No Swan Songs: Symphogear getting a second season
Here's some news that I half-expected, yet am somehow surprised to hear nonetheless: it seems a new season of Senki Zesshou Symphogear is in production. According to series art director Thomas Romain, the announcement was made at the Symphogear Live 2012 event this weekend, and it's scheduled to air sometime next year.
I really shouldn't be surprised, as the show did garner a following, but man, it was a mess of an anime. Initially cribbing from the respective playbooks of Macross, Evangelion, and Magica Madoka, the saga of three girls that sing pop songs (composed by music collective Elements Garden) to don techno-magical mecha musume armor and fight neon monsters was absurd from start to finish, but only really earned its propers in the last three episodes, when it felt like the whole production staff had just snapped and embraced the insanity wholeheartedly. Hell, they ended the show pretty much by blowing up the city they were supposed to protect, then blowing up half the moon.
If that sounds like something you'd like to watch, it might not be worth it, so I've collected a couple of clips from the last episode that mostly sum up the show. Check 'em out below.
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