Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (Season Two) is a ★★★★☆︱The More Daring Symphogear Gets, The Better

If Symphogear AXZ wasn’t a thing, I would say that “G” is the apex of the franchise’s glory! It has: emotionally riveting character moments (especially, between Hibiki and Miku… the “Tokyo Tower scene” and after “Miku’s transformation” are specifically powerful in their execution—); imaginative/off-the-wall/mind-blowing action sequences, a compelling cast of villains, and a stunning finale, that had my jaw on the floor! Symphogear G is what happens when the protective muzzle is placed to the side, and all of Satelight’s magnificent, craziness is able to run amuck! 

⚠️ This review will have spoilers ⚠️

—Story/Characters

Synopsis: Three months after a Lunar Attack which nearly caused Earth’s destruction, Hibiki Tachibana, Tsubasa Kazanari, and Chris Yukine continue to fight the Noise—a mysterious alien threat—using powerful armor known as Symphogear. After defending an American convoy from a Noise attack, Hibiki and Chris race toward the Queens of Music concert hall to attend one of Tsubasa’s concerts. Meanwhile, Tsubasa and rising international superstar Maria Cadenzavna Eve deliver an amazing performance that is broadcast throughout the entire world. Just as the concert is about to conclude, a group of Noise suddenly appear, plunging the hall into chaos. Amidst the panic, Maria declares war against the world as the successor of Finé—Chris’ former mistress—and her allies Kirika Akatsuki and Shirabe Tsukuyomi reveal Symphogear powers of their own. After initiating a skirmish with Tsubasa and her teammates, they retreat mysteriously, leaving the three friends bewildered as to what their true intentions could be.

This season immediately hooks you in with the enigmatic trio of adversaries: Maria Cadenzavna Eve, Shirabe Tsukuyomi, and Kirika Akatsuki! All the while, Hibiki is struggling from an incurable sickness, the shard of “Gungnir” buried in her chest causing intense health complications. To thicken the plot even further, Miku is manipulated by the evil Dr. Ver, becoming the user of the relic, Shénshòujìng, the “God Beast Mirror”! This season climbs into the depths of a Bermuda Triangle-like, alternate dimension… summoned from relics of Atlantis! In other words, the type of daydreams you have as a kid, while bashing your action figures together!

One aspect that made this series more fantastic than the first is that there were really high stakes: Hibiki’s health, Miku’s life, Chris’ struggle to properly integrate into their group, and Maria’s obligation to her younger siblings and handlers! This season also begins to dive into Hibiki’s unfortunate home situation and survivor’s guilt. The more the season goes on, the more it is revealed that Maria and younger, adopted sisters are in an exploitative, abusive situation. Dr. Ver even beats Maria, when she tries to stop him from potentially killing millions of people!

I thought that it was really satisfying that Miku’s laser cannon was actually able to have the ability to detoxify Hibiki’s “Gungnir” and thus, prevent her from dying! What a sweet couple! I also thought that Kirika and Shirabe’s “infiltration” into their school was really funny and cute, as well as Chris being asked to sing on stage, showing Chris’ growth and her fight against her aversion towards music! Really great season, words alone do not do it justice!

—Technical

Luna’s Favorite Works by Each Respective Creator = ✅

Katsumi Ono (director), notable works:

  • Beast Saga
  • Girly Air Force ✅
  • Hataraki Man
  • Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle — Rhyme Anima
  • Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
  • Master Mosquiton ’99
  • Yū☆Gi☆Ō! 5D’s
  • Yū☆Gi☆Ō! Arc-V

Commentary: Haven’t watched many of Mr. Ono’s discography, but his choreography in the Symphogear series is awe-inspiring! After the first season, I was unsure of whether I could get attached to any of the characters, but the later seasons are a Herculean fusion of some of the coolest action scenes in “Dragon Ball Z” with a slice of sweet, saccharine shōjo-ai! I play the mobile game for “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle,” so now, I’m super stoked to try out the anime adaptation! Brilliant director!

Aoi Yūki as Hibiki Tachibana, notable roles: 

  • Tōru Ichii, A-Channel
  • Nyx Megami, Accel World: Infinite∞Burst ✅
  • Yoshiko Hanabatake, Aho Girl ✅
  • Riko Mikogami, Anyamai Tantei Kiruminzū
  • Tsugumi Aozora, Asobi Asobase ✅
  • Hana Oshiroi, Ben-To
  • Varel Jin, Blade & Soul
  • Kayo Hinazuki, Boku dake ga Inai Machi (“Erased”) ✅
  • Tsuyu Asui, Boku no Hero Academia ✅
  • Akiho Kōsaka, Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken (“My Girlfriend is Shobitch”)
  • Boogiepop and Tōka Miyashita, Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019) ✅
  • Mina Tepes, Dance in the Vampire Bund
  • Arisa, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku ✅
  • Couvert Eschenbach Pastillage, Dog Days
  • Tamaki Kotatsu, Enen no Shōbōtai (“Fire Force”)
  • Victorique de Blois, Gosick ✅
  • Mihoshi, Gundam Build Fighters ✅
  • Mayoi Ayasato, Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! (“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney”)
  • John, Hakumei no Tsubasa
  • Konju, Kakumai to Mikochi ✅
  • Nodoka Hanadera, Healin’ Good PreCure ✅
  • Jūbei Yagyū, Hyakka Ryōran: Samurai After
  • Korone, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō
  • Alice Blanche, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée ✅
  • Serika Ginyūin, Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (“If Her Flag Breaks”)
  • Kiriya Ubuyashiki, Kimetsu no Yaiba ✅
  • Kino, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
  • Tomo Kunagisa, Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai (“Zaregoto Series”) ✅
  • Murasaki Kuhōin, Kure-nai
  • Giselle Collette, Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam (“Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing”) ✅
  • Madoka Kaname, Mahō Shōjo Madoka★Magica ✅
  • Diane, Nanatsu no Taizai ✅
  • Tatsumaki, One Punch Man ✅
  • Clementine, Overlord ✅
  • Krul Tepes, Owari no Seraph ✅
  • Aika Nakamura, Persona 4 the Animation
  • Futaba Sakura, Persona 5 the Animation
  • Iris, Pokémon ✅
  • Maihime Tenkawa, Qualidea Code
  • Mélie, Radiant
  • Kasumi Midō Barnett, Ragnastrike Angels
  • Fremy Speeddraw, Rokka no Yūsha ✅
  • Shizuno Takakamo, Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A ✅
  • Shizuno Urushibara, Seiken Tsukai no World Break
  • Sunako Kirishiki, Shiki
  • Noël Kannagi, So Ra No Wo To
  • Toshiko Tatsuno, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (“And Yet The Town Moves”) ✅
  • Meme Tatane, Soul Eater NOT!
  • Tika Blunche, Star Ocean: Anamnesis
  • Kayo Fujikawa, Stella no Mahō
  • Yūki Konno, Sword Art Online ✅
  • Rino Tanaka, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (“Tanaka-kun is Always Listless”) ✅
  • Claire Cruz, Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta (“The Pilot’s Love Song”)
  • Yōmu Konpaku, 東方 Niji Sōsaku Dōjin Anime: Musō Kakyō ✅
  • Komachi Hikigaya, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. (“My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU”) ✅
  • Loup, Yakimochi Caprice
  • Noa Takigawa, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (“Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches”)
  • Tanya Degurechaff, Yōjo Senki ✅
  • Inaho Misora, Yōkai Watch
  • Ichigo Amano, Yumeiro Pâtissière
  • Mitsuko Yurizono, Yuri Kuma Arashi ✅
  • Yutori Tanaka, Yutori-chan

Commentary: Ms. Yūki has become a strong amount of magnetism in the industry, even invoking a memorable presence in mobile games like Fate/Grand Order (“Shuten-Dōji”) and Azur Lane (“Taiho”)! I think that Ms. Yūki strong personality translates well in the case of Hibiki Tachibana, a cute girl that is strong-spirited and has a cosmic punch, that is practically unrivaled! Hibiki reminded me of my best girl in Girls und Panzer (“Miho Nishizumi”) and for the most part, tries to her best to keep the peace. Aoi Yūki did a wonderful job at making her cute, charming, relatable, and a fighter! Excellent seiyū!

Nana Mizuki as Tsubasa Kazanari, notable roles: 

  • Nanase Kotobuki, “Bungaku Shōjo”
  • Allison Whittington and Lillianne Aicasia Corazón Whittington-Schultz, Allison to Lillia
  • Akiko, Aoi Bungaku Series
  • Oboro Iga, Basilisk
  • Kururu, Binzume Yōsei
  • Saya Kisaragi, Blood-C
  • Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi, Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo
  • Misaki Kirihara, Darker Than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
  • Nanami Takatsuki and Ricotta Elmar, Dog Days
  • Hannah, Dragon’s Dogma
  • Sieglinde Baumgarde, Dragonaut: The Resonance
  • Cisqua, Erementar Gerad
  • Wrath, Fullmetal Alchemist ✅
  • Bi Fei, Gin no Guardian
  • Lydia Carlton, Hakushaku to Yōsei
  • Tsubomi Hanasaki, HeartCatch! PreCure! ✅
  • Yu Minamoto, Ichigo 100%
  • Kotoko Aihara, Itazura na Kiss
  • Tsugumi Shibata, Jigoku Shōjo (“Hell Girl”) ✅
  • Sora Yamato, Jikū Tantei Genshi-kun
  • Tiz, Jū Ō Sei
  • Yin Fu, Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki
  • Roya, Kiba
  • Yuno Rukina, Kiss Dum: Engage Planet
  • Alois Trancy, Kuroshitsuji II ✅
  • Janice Quatlane, Layton Kyōju to Eien no Utahime (“Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva”)
  • Nyamo Naamo, Love Hina
  • Sayaka Mizushiro, Magical Canan (“Magical Kanan”)
  • Fate and Alicia Testarossa, Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha ✅
  • Hotaru Shirakawa, Memories Off
  • Mizuki Hibara, Mokke
  • Magaret Liones, Nanatsu no Taizai ✅
  • Hinata Hyūga, Naruto ✅
  • Kaho Serizawa, Natsu-iro no Sunadokei (“Hourglass of Summer”) ✅
  • Shinobu, Ninin ga Shinobuden ✅
  • Ann Takamaki, Persona 5 ✅
  • Rue Kuroha, Princess Tutu ✅
  • Yufa, Ragnarök the Animation
  • Rin Ogata, RideBack ✅
  • Moka Akashiya, Rosario to Vampire
  • Pandora, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas ✅
  • Mave, Sentō Yōsei Shōjo Tasukete! Mave-chan
  • Nana Suzuki, Shichinin no Nana
  • Kanon Seena, Shining Tears X Wind
  • Utau Hoshina, Shugo Chara!
  • Morinas, Simōn
  • Aria, Sister Princess
  • Suzu Edogawa, Tactics
  • Colette Brunel, Tales of Symphonia the Animation ✅
  • Sylvette Suede, Tegamibachi ✅
  • Neju Na Melmas, Tenchi Muyō! GXP
  • Chizuru, Tokyo Marble Chocolate
  • Sunao Konoe, Tsuyokiss
  • Matsuki Akino, Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! ✅
  • Maria, Witchblade
  • Rina Ogata, White Album ✅

Commentary: Nana Mizuki is another very famous voice actress, having had lead roles in Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha (“Fate Testarossa”) and HeartCatch! PreCure (“Tsubomi Hanasaki”)! Ms. Mizuki conveys the anguished, yet distinguished nature of Tsubasa’s character in a very charming and likable way! Over the span of the series, we deeply sympathize with her feelings of grief over her dead girlfriend, Kanade; as well as the struggle that she has, when pitted against the corrupt system that her wealthy family has implemented. Great character, great seiyū!

Ayahi Takagaki as Chris Yukine, notable roles: 

  • Kuro, Ao no Exorcist
  • Kotoha, Arata: The Legend
  • Suiren, Battle Spirits: Shōnen Toppa Bashin
  • Daina Kurogami, Beyblade Burst
  • Roana Dan, Blade & Soul
  • Nene, Canaan ✅
  • Takuto Tatsunagi, Cardfight!! Vanguard
  • Nina Antalk, Chrome Shelled Regios
  • Otome Asakura, Da Capo
  • Jasmine, Deltora Quest
  • Ferris Eris, Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu (“The Legend of the Legendary Heroes”)
  • Erika Karisawa, Durarara!! ✅
  • Arrester Blanket, Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!!
  • Shungo Ninomiya, Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun
  • Manny Ambassada, Gundam: G no Reconguista ✅
  • Hamiji, Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun
  • Hiiragi, Hanamaru Yōchien (“Hanamaru Kindergarten”) ✅
  • Jade, Hōseki no Kuni ✅
  • Larimer, Jewelpet Magical Change
  • Aoi Shindō, Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
  • Tsubasa Kawai, Kyō no Go no Ni
  • Henrietta, Log Horizon ✅
  • Mitsuba Marui, Mitsudomoe
  • Feldt Grace, Kidō Senshi Gundam 00
  • Saki Mizukoshi, Natsu-iro Kiseki
  • Mikoto Kuga, Norn 9
  • Ein, Phantom: Requiem for a Phantom ✅
  • Tobio Fūma, Sanjōgattai Transformers Go!
  • Sumika Murasame, Sasameki Koto ✅
  • Ami Kuroki, Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (“Occult Academy”)
  • Mikako Satsukitane, Sora no Otoshimono
  • Megumi Yamamoto, Special A
  • Rika Shinozaki, Sword Art Online ✅
  • Wakana Sakai, Tari Tari ✅
  • Noe Isurugi, True Tears ✅
  • Kira, Vampire Holmes

Commentary: Although, she hasn’t had as many roles as many of the other voice actresses on this list, Ms. Takagaki does a damned good job at making Chris immensely likable! I don’t think I’ve ever met one person who has remotely disliked her character! While being a hardcore tsundere, she’s also very caring, kind, and empathetic; despite, her backstory and immense trauma during her stead as a villainess, in the first season! In my opinion, Chris is one of the best examples of a reformed adversary, and she kicks a lot of butt, too! Wonderful character and a phenomenal job overall, on the part of the seiyū and the writing team!

Yuka Iguchi as Miku Kohinata, notable roles: 

  • Arisa Hoshigaoka, Arata naru Sekai: World’s/Start/Load/End (“World’s End”)
  • Maria Takayama, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (“Haganai: I don’t have many friends”)
  • Mako Nakarai, Bokura no ✅
  • Honoka Sawada, Chibi☆Devi!
  • Yashiro Hoshimiya, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (“Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl”) ✅
  • Shima, Devidol!
  • Sherry and Chelia Blendy, Fairy Tail
  • Tamaki Irie, Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince
  • Mako Reizei, Girls und Panzer ✅
  • Suwako Moriya, Hifū Katsudō Kiroku: The Sealed Esoteric History ✅
  • Myne, Honzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen (“Ascendance of a Bookworm”)
  • Naeka Fujiwara, Kamen no Maid Guy
  • Kaga, Tenryū, Tatsuta, Tone, and Chikuma — Kantai Collection (“KanColle”) ✅
  • Shizume Seo, Kara no Kyōkai ✅
  • Natsuko Ishikura, Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
  • Luea, Lady Jewelpet
  • Chinatsu Morikawa, Lostorage Incited WIXOSS
  • Rinna Fuwa, Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to the Animation
  • Subaru Konoe, Mayo Chiki!
  • Tsukihi Araragi, Monogatari (series) ✅
  • Kaede Mizumo, Nyan Koi!
  • Mitsuba Sangū, Owari no Seraph
  • Crusch Karsten, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu ✅
  • Maho Misawa,Rō-Kyū-Bu! ✅
  • Yū Sonda, Sakura Trick
  • Hibari, Senran Kagura ✅
  • Astarte, Strike the Blood
  • Norie Okazaki, Tamayura
  • Yuzuha Aigae, Tenshi no 3P! ✅
  • Mea Kurosaki, To LOVEる ✅
  • Librorum Prohibitorum Index, Toaru Majutsu no Index (“A Certain Magical Index”) ✅
  • Aiko Andō, True Tears
  • Mirei Shikishima, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
  • Aoi Yukimura, Yama no Susume ✅

Commentary: Despite everyone’s dislike for Index’s voice in “Toaru Majutsu no Index,” I am a fan of Ms. Iguchi’s discography! Her role as Miku Kohinata is doting and maternal, and it reminded me of her roles as Tsukihi Araragi in the “Monogatari” series! She has a very charming, earthly aura when she plays certain characters — when they’re not ecstatic, they’re often very practical like Crusch Karsten from “Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu”! Magnificent job in making Miku stand out, even though she starts out as a side character! Superb seiyū!

Yoko Hikasa as Maria Cadenzavna Eve, notable roles: 

  • Hana Suguruno, 7 Seeds
  • Hibiki Tenshō, Aikatsu Friends!: Kagayaki no Jewel
  • Nanako Saeki, Aku no Hana ✅
  • Tio Clarce, Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō (“Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest”)
  • Tomoe Udagawa, BanG Dream ✅
  • Farnese de Vandimion, Berserk ✅
  • Fighter, Bikini Warriors
  • Erica Blandelli, Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maō ✅
  • Kiyono Amahara, Chu-Bra!!
  • Ayano Kōsaka, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled ✅
  • Sakura Sakurakōji, Code:Breaker
  • Kyōko Kirigiri, Danganronpa ✅
  • Sakie Satō, Demi-chan wa Kataritai (“Interviews With Monster Girls”) ✅
  • Brioche d’Arquien, Dog Days
  • Hina Tachibana, Domestic no Kanojo
  • Freya, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka (“Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?”) ✅
  • Ao Gennai, Frame Arms Girl
  • Kei Kugimiya, Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince
  • Aya Akabane, Gokujo
  • Miu Osawa, Hagure Yūsha no Aesthetica
  • Kurumi, Hal
  • Emi Yusa, Hataraku Maō-sama! (“The Devil is a Part-Timer!”) ✅
  • Rias Gremory, High School DxD
  • Junko Hattori, Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō
  • Inōnoshishi (“Warrior of the Boar”), Jūni Taisen (“Zodiac War”) ✅
  • Mio Akiyama, K-On! ✅
  • Kyōko Sonan, Kenzen Robo Daimidaler ✅
  • Seraphim, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? ✅
  • Diana Cavendish, Little Witch Academia ✅
  • Saki Takamiya, Long Riders!
  • Emiru Hazaki, M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane (“M3: Mortal Metal Memories”)
  • Sanae Mokuō (“Ruler”), Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku (“Magical Girl Raising Project”) ✅
  • Iris, Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection ✅
  • Angelina Kudō Shields, Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei ✅
  • Anne, Manaria Friends ✅
  • Folna, Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shōnen to Bin no Naka no Shōjo
  • Yua Nakabeni, Miru Tights
  • Lafter Frankland, Kidō Senshi Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ✅
  • Lucifer, Monster Strike
  • Minami Kawashima, Moshidora
  • Kō Yagami, New Game! ✅
  • Stephanie Dola, No Game No Life ✅
  • Jeanne Kaguya d’Arc, Nobunaga the Fool ✅
  • Ruri Fujika, Piace: Watashi no Italian
  • Saitō, Pokémon (2019) ✅
  • Seiten, Queen’s Blade: Grimoire ✅
  • Saki Nagatsuki, Rō-Kyū-Bu! ✅
  • Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra, Rokka no Yūsha ✅
  • Maya Kumashiro, Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (“Occult Academy”)
  • Hana Katsuragi, Seikon no Qwaser
  • Shino Amakusa, Seitokai Yakuindomo
  • Mitsuhide Akechi, Sengoku Collection ✅
  • Maria Cadenzavna Eve, Senki Zesshō Symphogear ✅
  • Ryōbi, Senran Kagura
  • Mammon, Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (“Seven Mortal Sins”) ✅
  • Hiyori Kazane, Sora no Otoshimon (“Heaven’s Lost Property”) ✅
  • Pitohui, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
  • Mira Yamana, Trinity Seven
  • Satan, Umineko no Naku Koro ni ✅
  • Izumi Takanashi, Working!! ✅
  • Sayuri Muranushi, WWW.Working!!
  • Kaede Saitō, Yama no Susume ✅

Commentary: Ms. Hikasa is very good at creating a duality of good and evil in Maria Cadenzavna Eve. In the past, I have described Yoko Hikasa as a type of sexy, temptress archetype! She has often voiced demons, very evil characters (Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra in “Rokka no Yūsha” and Nanako Saeki in “Aku no Hana” are a couple of examples), and even representations of Satan herself! Maria starts out very much an anti-hero, she has a Spawn cloak, and an undying loyalty for her controllers; but, despite this, deep down… Maria is very caring, and the protectiveness that she feels for Kirika and Shirabe, eventually extends to her other friends, as well! Even in later seasons, Ms. Hikasa is alarmingly good at conveying Maria’s fight between her newfound morality and her brainwashed upbringing! Great character, wonderful seiyū!

Ai Kayano as Kirika Akatsuki, notable roles: 

  • Akari Kawamoto, 3-Gatsu no Lion ✅
  • Futaba Ōki, Amanchu! ✅
  • Mikono Suzushiro, Aquarion Evol
  • Anya Dostoyevskaya, Aria the Avvenire
  • Kaga and Atago, Azur Lane
  • Hana Mutō, Captain Earth
  • Kanade Ōe, Chihayafuru ✅
  • Ponoka, Choboraunyopomi Gekijō Ai Mai Mii ✅
  • Anna Clément, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled ✅
  • Mikan Tsumiki, Danganronpa 3
  • Maihime Shirayuki, Dokyū Hentai HxEros
  • Mimi, Flip Flappers ✅
  • Megumi Sakura, Gakkōgurashi! (“School Live”) ✅
  • Saori Takebe, Girls und Panzer ✅
  • Moka Hoto, Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? (“Is the Order a Rabbit?”) ✅
  • Nana Hayashida, Golden Time ✅
  • Inori Yuzuriha, Guilty Crown ✅
  • Yuyuko Saigyōji, Hifū Katsudō Kiroku: The Sealed Esoteric History ✅
  • Diamond, Hōseki no Kuni ✅
  • Mayaka Ibara, Hyōka ✅
  • Emi Kaidō, Infinti-T Force ✅
  • Aoi Sakurada, Jōkamachi no Dandelion ✅
  • Hibino Shiba, Kamisama Dolls ✅
  • Akane Mahōgasawa, Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (“If Her Flag Breaks”)
  • Kanae Kochō, Kimetsu no Yaiba ✅
  • Juliet Persia, Kishuku Gakkō no Juliet ✅
  • Lalatina Dustiness Ford, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (“God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!”)
  • Millia il Velch Cutrettola Turan, Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam ✅
  • Mogana Kikaijima, Medaka Box ✅
  • Zenna Zabi, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin ✅
  • Chisaki Hiradaira, Nagi no Asu kara ✅
  • Shiro, No Game No Life ✅
  • Ai Fuyūmi, Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (“Oreshura”) ✅
  • Erika, Pokémon Masters ✅
  • Chizuru Hishiro, ReLIFE
  • Muginami, Rinne no Lagrange
  • Akane Kajiya, Romantica Clock
  • Utaha Kasumigaoka, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (“How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend”) ✅
  • Kokomi Teruhashi, Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan ✅
  • Mashiro Shiina, Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo ✅
  • Leila, Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarō (“Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms”) ✅
  • Hitoe Uemura, Selector Infected WIXOSS
  • Kirika Akatsuki, Senki Zesshō Symphogear ✅
  • Yomi, Senran Kagura ✅
  • Ruki, Senryū.
  • Lucy Yagami, Servant x Service
  • Meili Zhou, Shin Chūka Ichiban!
  • Rinko Ogasawara, Shirobako ✅
  • Ryōko Sakaki, Shokugeki no Sōma ✅
  • Haru Estia, Soul Worker: Your Destiny Awaits
  • Karila Hatsuse, Stella Jogakuin Kōtō-ka C³-bu
  • Mei Tachibana, Sukitte Ii na yo. (“Say I Love You”)
  • Mako Saitō, Super Seishūn Brothers
  • Alice Zuberg, Sword Art Online ✅
  • Alisha Diphda, Tales of Zesteria ✅
  • Kanae Mitani, Tamayura
  • Yuyuko Saigyōji, 東方 Niji Sōsaku Dōjin Anime: Musō Kakyō ✅
  • Mamako Ōsuki, Tsūjō Kōgeki ga Zentai Kōgeki de Ni-kai Kōgeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka? (“Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?”) ✅
  • Sumire Kisaragi, Twin Angel Break
  • Kasumi Takamiya, Witch Craft Works
  • Anna, Yakusoku no Neverland (“The Promised Neverland”) ✅

Commentary: Ai Kayano is known for having a sugary sweet voice and that translates well into Kirika’s character. She’s straight-forward and typically the most unassuming girl out of the group. She’s simplistic and often even hard-headed, but she always means well, and she will risk her life for her partner, Shirabe! Ms. Kayano did an excellent job with this character, S-tier performance!

Toshino Nanjō as Shirabe Tsukuyomi, notable roles: 

  • Sonia, Berserk ✅
  • Naoto Miura, Clockwork Planet
  • Koko Tsukishima, Da Capo
  • Gankyō Kūrubiyūtei, Joshiraku
  • Eri Ayase, Love Live! ✅
  • Matsuri Sengen, Mahō Shōjo Taisen
  • Robu, Neko no Robu
  • Panpaka, Panpaka Pants Movie: Bananan Ōkoku no Hihō
  • Nene Kurio, Penguin Musume♥Heart
  • Akiho Senomiya, Robotics;Notes
  • Lise Hohenstein, Schwarzesmarken ✅

Commentary: Ms. Nanjō has less speaking roles with the archetypically kūdere, Shirabe, but when she does has a time to shine—she’s sweet, smart, and insightful! Very good casting choice, Toshino Nanjō needs more roles!

Tomokazu Sugita as John Wayne Vercingetorix, notable roles: 

  • Tatsuyuki Misumi, 3-gatsu no Lion (“March Comes in Like a Lion”) ✅
  • Akuru Akutsu, Aho Girl
  • Hoshi, Arakawa Under the Bridge ✅
  • Pace, Arcana Famiglia
  • Kare, Ayakashi
  • Ragna the Bloodedge, BlazBlue
  • Daiichi Yamura, Bokura no ✅
  • Ango Sakaguchi, Bungō to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma
  • Wataru Mizoguchi, Cheer Danshi!!
  • Hideki Motosuwa, Chobits ✅
  • Beethoven, ClassicaLoid ✅
  • Hidenori Tabata, Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō (“Daily Lives of High School Boys”)
  • Gladion, Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver
  • Suwaru Doge, Dogeza de Tanondemita
  • Count Saint-Germi, Drifters ✅
  • Lev Lainur, Fate/Grand Order: First Order ✅
  • Kyōchi Maoriguchi, Gakuen Senki Muryō (“Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars”)
  • Gintoki Sakata, Gintama ✅
  • Takami Mayami, Hachimitsu to Clover (“Honey & Clover”) ✅
  • Raven, Hakushaku to Yōsei
  • Dai’ichi Hadō, Hero Company
  • Takuma Onizaki, Hiiro no Kakera (“Scarlet Fragment”)
  • Neko-sama, Inu to Neko Docchi mo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii
  • Nobuyuki Yazawa, Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
  • Joseph Joestar, JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken (TV) ✅
  • Reishi Munakata, K ✅
  • Sōsuke Banba, Kagewani
  • Yū’ichi Aizawa, Kanon (2006)
  • The Masters of Masters, Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
  • Zen, Koi to Producer: EVOL×LOVE
  • Zeig, Legend of Duo
  • Leon Mishima, Macross Frontier ✅
  • Drakon, Magi: Sinbad no Bōken
  • Chrono Harlaown, Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha ✅
  • Taiyō, Megumi to Taiyō
  • Saki Tochō, Miracle☆Train: Oedo-sen e Yōkoso
  • Osamu Mitsuya, Mirai e no Kakehashi: Bridge for Future
  • Escanor, Nanatsu no Taizai ✅
  • Ron Muroboshi, Norn 9
  • Yūsuke Kitagawa, Persona 5 the Animation
  • Takeshi (“Brock”), Pokémon: The Origin
  • Saint George, Sekkō Boys
  • Rin Tsuchimi, Shuffle! ✅
  • Kazuyoshi Usui, SKET Dance
  • Sirius de Alisia, Sōsei no Aquarion
  • Spelunker, Spelunker Sensei
  • Itsuki Aoyama, Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth
  • Dias Flac, Star Ocean: Anamnesis
  • Kanata Nanami, Starry☆Sky
  • Chamber, Suisei no Gargantia (“Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet”) ✅
  • Brooklyn Luckfield, Super Robot Taisen OG
  • Kyon, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūtsu (“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”) ✅
  • Akito Kagura, Switch
  • Sōichiro Kadotake, Teizokurei Daydream (“Ghost Talker’s Daydream”) ✅
  • Solider Blue, Terra e… (TV) ✅
  • Akira Agarkar Yamada, Tsuritama
  • Tarō Kabakura, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (“Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku”)
  • Subaru Sumeragi, X ✅
  • Takenaga Oda, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge♥ (“The Wallflower”)

Commentary: Mr. Sugita, most popular for his role as Gintoki in “Gintama,” makes the character of John Wayne Vercingetorix very colorful. Often, he would have such overwrought moments of maniacal insanity, that it would be as entertaining as a Takehito Koyasu performance! Despite John Wayne being an awful human being, his reoccurrence in the later seasons were always vivid and adroit at entertaining the audience. Excellent seiyū!

Kikuo Inōe as Nastassja Tolstaya, notable roles: 

  • Belldandy, Aa! Magami-sama!✅
  • Uraha, Air
  • Sailor Aluminum Siren, Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars
  • Chitose Hibiya, Chobits✅
  • Sanae Furukawa, Clannad✅
  • Cécile Croomy, Code Geass✅
  • Rune Venus, El Hazard
  • Lust, Fullmetal Alchemist✅
  • Medina La Lugensius Electra, Fushigi no Umi no Nadia✅
  • Eluza, Gall Force✅
  • Yayoi Sanzenin, Happy☆Lesson
  • Macrophage, Hataraku Saibō (TV)
  • Palm Siberia, Hunter x Hunter (2011) ✅
  • Goei,Ikkitōsen
  • Izayoi, InuYasha
  • Mimori Seira, Kaitō Saint Tail✅
  • Alv Jenever, Kiddy Grade
  • Grace O’Conner, Macross Frontier✅
  • Aina Sahalin, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
  • Tomomi Yanagihara,Natsu-iro no Sunadokei ✅
  • Mizuho Kazami,Onegai☆Teacher
  • Misty May, Otaku no Video ✅
  • Joy, Pokémon
  • Branwen, Queen’s Blade
  • Kasumi Tendō, Ranma ½✅
  • Mirelia QMelromarc, Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari
  • Sephie Michaela Deviluke, TO LOVEる ✅
  • Yukari Yakumo, 東方Niji Sōsaku Dōjin Anime: Musō Kakyō✅
  • Tōsen Shimogamo, Uchōten Kazoku, localized as The Eccentric Family ✅
  • Starsha,Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199✅
  • Éléonore Albertine Le Blanc de La Blois de La Vallière, Zero no Tsukaima

Commentary: Ms. Inōe gives one of her most cold-hearted, ice-queen roles. Reminiscent to Grace from “Macross Frontier” — with such a powerful propensity for villain roles, it’s difficult to believe that Ms. Inōe once played Belldandy (“Aa! Magami-sama!”), the paragon of virtue! Great seiyū!

Conclusively, Senki Zesshō Symphogear G is the first time that the series ventures into skull-exploding levels of grandiosity! The conclusion of this season ends so strongly, it makes the viewer believe that these girls can take on any obstacle that comes their way! Through this world-bending voyage, we are able to reach a tenable catharsis and realize that the girls are larger-than-life, cosmic heroes that love each other very deeply! Wonderful season, I give Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (Season Two) a solid 7/10!

Rankings:

Senki Zesshō Symphogear (Season One) ★★☆☆☆

Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (Season Two) ★★★★☆

Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX (Season Three) ★★★☆☆

Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ (Season Four) ★★★★★

Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV (Season Five) ★★★☆☆

Published by eggheadluna

H.E. Rodgers is the author of the Juniper's Tree series, also known as the 真柏Project. MyAnimeList: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Egghe... Twitter: https://twitter.com/EggheadLuna #真柏Project #JunipersTree

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