Saturday, March 30, 2013

Symphogear manga chapter 7!

Yay I finally finished! This chapter picks up where the last one left off and is mostly filled with original content. In the anime, Hibiki wasn't present when Miku found Chris, so the manga takes a different route for this part of the story. However it contains some familiar scenes and lines from the anime you might recognize, pic related! Also FANSERVICE ahoy!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Symphogear twitter accounts

Just a quick post with a list of all the Twitter accounts that are relevant to Symphogear, whether it be production company or staff. A few people said they'd be interested in seeing this list and with new staff working on season 2 I figured it would be good for me to compile this information so I know who to follow.

Season 2 details revealed!

Season 2 now has an official title, official website and short promotional video!

All the details are here!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Translation Corner #18

Tomorrow is the big day! The end of Symphogear's reairing on Tokyo MX! Both the final chapter of the manga (released in this month's Newtype Ace) and the official twitter account have made fans aware that a special announcement will be made at the end of episode 13. It's going to be the first piece of official news regarding season 2 since it was announced last year! I'm not sure if it will be a trailer or not, but I'll be keeping tabs on the Japanese new sites and will post here when I know something. In the meantime, here's another (very short) keyword.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Translation Corner #17

This keyword is all about Durandal, it's not very long or detailed but I added a nice history lesson for those of you who might be curious about the legend behind the sword that inspired its appearance in Symphogear.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Translation Corner #16

I keep telling myself I've gotta try to do at least one of these a day. This one is really short, but it's a nice follow up to the Ultimate/Swan Song explanation because it talks about the Armed Gears.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Translation Corner #14 & #15

I've got a double dose for you here. I paired these two keywords together since they are both about the Ultimate/Swan Song (part 1 and part 2). These will help clear up a lot of misunderstandings in the fandom about what exactly the song is designed to do and what its effects are. A lot of people were confused when Tsubasa didn't die from it like Kanade did, but there's a reason for that which is explained here.

Translation Corner #13

So I'm doing these in the order they come up on the official site. I know the last one was Nehushtan: part 1, but part 2 doesn't come up until later. I know it's kind of confusing, but I just want you to know that I'm not skipping anything! Anyway, this keyword is about Kanade, and it goes into a lot of detail about the drug that Division 2 manufactured in order to turn her into a compatible candidate for the Symphogear system.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Translation Corner #12

Alright, now we're getting to the more interesting stuff. The next few keywords go into a lot of detail that was never brought to light in the series. Keep in mind that when Symphogear was originally airing, these keywords were added to the official site as they became relevant so viewers could get a better idea of all the things that were going on in the show. I'm sure this all relates back to the fact that in its early stages, Symphogear had a lot of details that they couldn't compress into a 13 episode series.

Translation Corner #11

Okay I'm going to try and push to get more keywords finished, especially since season 2 is coming up fast and who knows what sort of information might come into play that I haven't made available to you yet! Anyway, with what's on the blog so far I'm only 1/4th of way done so this will take time, but hopefully I can keep myself focused. All the comments and remarks I get on here or twitter are very inspiring so thanks to all you who keep reading.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Symphogear Manga: Chapter 6!

I'm pleased to announce that I've finished the first chapter of volume 2! As I've said before - scanning and translating takes forever, so I'm releasing individual chapters as I finish them. I will release a version with the whole volume when it's done and it will have some extras (notes, colored pages), so stay tuned for that. 

In the meantime enjoy this chapter, which comprises of scenes from episodes 6 and 7 of the anime, and an original adventure where Hibiki and Miku go save a lost cat. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Various updates

Contest updates and a little teaser for volume 2 of the manga!

Plus an update to the Symphogear iphone app and ToyWars collaboration pics!

Putting a rumor to rest

For a long time there has been a rumor among the English-speaking Symphogear fandom that the show was originally planned as a 2 cour (26 episode) series, and the reason why the plot was so "rushed" in places was because they had to cut down the script in order to make it 1 cour (13 episodes). Today I'd like to take a moment and explain why this was never true and how it's been misinterpreted.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Announcing a Symphogear contest!

I'm having a small contest during our wait for Symphogear season 2! The prizes aren't anything big, but I have a few spare items that I'd like to give away to other fans. It will require some effort to enter, but I promise it's not anything too hard. In fact, it should be really fun!

Read on for the details!