Sunday, December 29, 2013

SymphoCast Episode 1 + Co-Hosting Applications!

SymphoCast Episode 1

Featuring: zoid9000 (apologies for a solo ep, I don't ramble much I promise)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Not dead, just busy

Hi anyone who still reads this, I know I haven't updated in forever and I'm sorry for that. I can't really keep on top of the news like I used to so it's difficult to maintain the content here. To that end - please please please email me if you see some news. Like raws for volume 3 of the manga showing up. Or Thomas Romain tweeting about the potential of season 3.

Friday, October 4, 2013

More Symphogoodness

First of all, thanks to the anons who stepped forward and put out sub scripts for use with raws. I know there was more than one of you and I'm sorry this couldn't have been a more coordinated effort. Also big thanks to the one timer who spent time going through and put in lyrics after I finished TL'ing those too. The final product is available here and a Commie consistent script (different terminology, no honorifics) is available here for those that want it.

English dialog translation for ep 13

I have no experience with making actual subs or timing them. Best I can do is translate the dialog and put it up on pastebin. Hopefully this relieves some of the stress for those of you waiting or unsure what was said in the raws.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Was going to translate keywords but...

This came in the mail yesterday.  I will get to the new keywords later this week, hopefully tonight actually. In the mean time here's a breakdown of the highlights from BD 1.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Brace yourselves, keywords are coming

Pro-tip: If you wanna ask or suggest something, you're much better off leaving a comment than expecting me to find it on /a/. I'm not opposed to suggestions for improvement either in regards to translations or aesthetics ...and to that end, I hope the blog is easier on your eyes now.

Also to the guy who is scanning the 3rd volume of the manga: if you wanna hook me up with the raws when you're done I've got a script going that I can do the typesetting for. Or if you've already got volunteers from /a/ to work on it, then whatever floats your boat.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Listen carefully, these words are key

Less keywords than usual this week, perhaps because the series is drawing to a close and they want to keep us in the dark about the grand finale that is to come.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

More merch updates

Updates posted to the site in regards to store specials included with CD purchases, and also new publications.

And I just keep on keywordin'

A-yup. Four new keywords, plus an update to an older keyword that I missed during my last few batches.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Merchandise Update

This post is going to cover new merchandise up for pre-order in addition to detailing store bonuses for the BDs and other information.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Keyword Updates

Back into the groove of things, here's this week's set of keywords fresh from the website. Of course these pertain to episode 9 so if by chance you haven't seen it yet please don't read them!

Symphogear rhythm action game released!

After much waiting well past the promised early July release date, the iOS game is finally out!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Keywords Redux part 2

Okay this is all for now. Well, new keywords should be up on the G site tomorrow anyway. I haven't translated everything but some keywords just cover what we already know (such as the general outline of F.I.S. plan from episode 1 onward). There's also a long keyword about the anime (Lightning Detective Van) from ep 4, but it's mostly fun and not absolutely necessary knowledge so I'll be skipping it for now!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Keywords Redux

Hey everybody, long time no see. I'm alive. Here's new stuff.

I'm super busy so I can't guarantee a steady stream of content, but I'm trying to at least get through keywords so I can get back to editing the sub scripts for SymphoSubs.

As they say, knowledge is power!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summary of the new keywords from G

New keywords just went up today, I was going to post highlights but these are more or less direct translations.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Translation Corner #38

Skipping ahead here but, a kind anon sent me an email with his own translation of keyword 38. I took a look at it on the official site and tweaked it to my own version.

Translation Corner #31

I forgot I had this sitting as a draft! I was going to add another keyword before I posted it, but seeing as how I don't have time at the moment there's no reason to keep this unposted.

An announcement regarding the future of the blog

Some of you already know this, but in 1 week I'm going to be moving to Japan and starting a new job. While it's exciting, the unfortunate reality is that I'm going to have to cut back on the time I dedicate to Symphogear.

What is SymphoSubs?

Seeing as how I've seen this question floating around lately I thought I would address it here.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Symphogear Manga Volume 2: The Complete Edition

Yep it's finally done. Well, except the translation notes since I didn't feel motivated enough to do them. If anybody has any questions they can feel free to ask, but I don't think there was much of importance to note aside from a few references.

Episode 3 Airs!

Episode 3 of Symphogear G made its debut on Japanese TV today. Click the jump to see some videos and if I have time I'll put up a recap, but I can't guarantee one this week.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Symphogear Manga Chapter 10

I finally got this finished, at least to a point that I was satisfied with. Sorry for the long wait, and this isn't even that exciting of a chapter (it ends on a cliffhanger!)

Death of the "Swan Song"

Between the fan created term "swan song" and the use of "ultimate song" in the FUNimation subs, it was never really clear what "zesshou" was intended to mean in English. But today we have an answer.

More insight from new keywords

Another week means more keywords. Here's a write-up of the important parts.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Episode 2 Airs! Opening and Ending premiered!

Recap of the episode will be included in this post later, for now hit the jump to see the videos!

Monday, July 8, 2013

So many keywords, so little time

So new keywords are appearing on the Symphogear G site and unfortunately I don't have the time to translate the entirety of them (I'm still working on terms from season 1!), but I'll be reading through them and adding the important details on here when I can. Here's what I gleamed from the first set.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Blu-ray and DVD + Character song CD promotional videos

Nothing fancy but here are the commercials that aired after episode 1 of Symphogear G advertising for the BD/DVD release + first character song CD (feat Maria/Tsubasa).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Symphogear Live 2013 announced! BD release dates! Magazine info!

Big news was just announced on the Symphogear website! Read all the details here!

Episode 1 premieres! Videos and summary!

Episode 1 of Symphogear G made it's debut on Japanese TV this morning. Check out some of the highlights here!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Preview of the full opening + new scan

The new scan doesn't really have any new information in the text but it has some images we haven't seen before. That blushing Chris! Anyway the OP preview is after the jump.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

PV officially released

I know everyone has seen it already but I'm posting it anyway! Contrary to what I just said the other day the official PV was uploaded for our viewing pleasure. I've provided a translation of the dialog after the jump.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

One week away!

We are officially one week away from the premiere of Symphogear G! Unfortunately there has been no official upload of the PV yet, so I was wrong when I guessed that it might appear earlier this week. Fortunately, there has been some new information including a preview of the ED theme!

Monday, June 24, 2013

The latest news

The special premiere of episode 1 happened earlier today, so there are some new details floating around. I personally have avoided spoilers and won't detail anything specific here, but there are some other updates to talk about.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


A kind youtuber uploaded video of the PV airing in Akiba! Watch it after the jump!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Symphogear G PV airs in Akiba!

Just over an hour ago the first Symphogear G PV premiered in Akihabara. New details have been revealed!

Symphogear in real life

Okay, so I'm assuming everyone is familiar with the idea that anime locations are often designed based on real life locations in Japan. Some fans go out and explore these areas to take pictures and compare them to the anime as part of an "anime pilgrimage" of sorts. This happened with Symphogear recently.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Small updates

No major news yet, but the first PV has been announced to air soon and the OP/ED themes now have titles. The sneak premiere of episode 1 is actually less than a week away, so there should be plenty of spoilers and new information coming out before the show actually starts on July 4th. Stay tuned and I'll try to update as I can!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

New character CDs announced

New information on the character CDs was released today, there will be 8 in total (10 if you include the OP and ED theme singles). 

New character introductions

The official website for Symphogear G updated today with character profiles for all of the newly announced characters, including the proper spelling of their names. I've also included some comments from actors.

Friday, June 7, 2013

More info on Maria's team

I've found some text pasted from the magazine article that I was able to translate. This new information will provide a better context to Maria's team and their role in the story.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Symphogear enemy characters revealed!!

Now it's time to really get excited, the new characters have been revealed from magazine scans. A bunch of news will be rolling in now, I'm trying to stay on top of it but I'll have to update this post as I go so be sure to check back. Another pic after the jump.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Translation Corner #29 + 30

I've got some interesting keywords for you today. They cover Fine's dealings with the Americans and the backstory of Chris and her parent's deaths. Most of these details were revealed or inferred to in the series itself, but having things explained a little further never hurts.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Translation Corner #26 + 27 + 28

Right, I should get back to doing these. I definitely need to finish them before season 2 so that everyone is up to speed. I've been getting better at translating lately, so hopefully it shouldn't take me too long to get them done. Here is today's batch.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Winter Outfit designs + a new enemy?

New info coming in from this month's anime magazines. In the image you can see the designs for the girls' winter outfits (unfortunately Chris is cut off at the bottom). A few people asked me who is on the far right, that's Aoi Tomostato who worked on the command bridge in season 1.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lastest batch of Symphogear news

Geez the updates sure are flooding in lately, it's hard to keep on top of everything. As always I recommend following my twitter for the latest as I usually tweet things when I come across them and then update the blog later. Anyway read on for the latest news bits.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Symphogear G "Story"

So I translated the full contents of the "story" page on the Symphogear G website, it provides more details than my brief overview from the other day. Feel free to post your interpretations of what it hints at in the comments!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Symphogear G website update - season 2 starts 7/4!

Hey everybody, lots of news today! The official website for Symphogear G got an update with a bunch of details including some info on character CDs, the story, and a special pre-screening of episode 1!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Latest news on Symphogear G

There were new images of the season 2 designs released in this month's Newtype magazine in Japan, you can see the picture on the left. These images give us a better sense of the design changes from season 1, which really aren't that drastic. If you ask me I think Chris has changed the most, both in regular design (with ribbons!) and her gear design. Anyway, more stuff after the jump.

Symphogear Manga: Chapter 9!

I got side-tracked with the contest and other stuff so it took a little longer than usual to get this chapter finished, but boy is it an awesome one! This is a completely action-filled chapter with the most impressive 2-page spread in the whole volume.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Contest Winners!

The contest is officially over and I got more than enough entries, so now it's time to reveal the winners! I really appreciate everyone that entered, I was worried at first that my idea was too complicated but people managed to come up with some great recolored designs. This is the first time I've really run any sort of contest, but I wanted to make it something fun versus just throwing a bunch of names in a hat. So thanks to all of you who went along with it!