Monday, November 27, 2017

The Symphogear AXZ Keyword Compendium

A collection of the keywords posted to the Symphogear AXZ website, translated into English.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

XD Side Story Corner #2

Today, November 7th, is Miku's Birthday! To celebrate XD has added a new side story memoria that tells a short story of how she and Hibiki celebrated this year. Enjoy the TL.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Symphogear AXZ: Special Discussion Series #1

While AXZ was airing, there was a set of 7 "pair" interviews that were released on the official site that featured various cast and staff members. These are on my backburner for right now, but I've already finished the first one which features Aoi Yuki (Hibiki) and Yuka Iguchi (Miku). Enjoy!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

XD Translation Corner #7 - Fine Event Part 3

This is the final chapter of the event, but the story ends midway because they've announced there will be a continuation later on. We don't know when it will start yet, but hopefully it won't be too long. Until then, enjoy the exciting developments of this part.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nana Mizuki Announces Newest Album

Today Nana's official website updated with an announcement on the release of her newest album. It will feature a number of Symphogear songs including one that has yet to be released!

XD Translation Corner #6 - Fine Event Part 2

The event continues as Tsubasa, Hibiki and Shirabe further explore the parallel world. What exactly is Fine's goal in helping them escape? What happened to Div 2? Where is Genjuro? Are there any other familiar faces around? Read on and find out!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

XD Side Story Corner #1

Today, October 15th, is Serena Cadenzavna Eve's official birthday! To celebrate, a new side story quest has been added to the game. In honor of the occasion I've provided a quick translation. The story takes place during her time with Maria and the others at the F.I.S. facilities. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

XD Translation Corner #5 - Fine Event Part 1

One event ends and another begins. This new one marks the first time a non-gear character will be playable in the game and it's none other than the big boss of season 1: Fine. Along with her comes a new story that unfolds in yet another parallel where Fine is on our side.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

AXZ Keywords FINAL

At last they are complete! This is the first time I've been able to keep up with keyword TLs as the season has aired, so I hope everyone appreciated the detailed glimpses into the events of AXZ. These will eventually be compiled into a complete post after some terminology tweaks and editing. But for now, enjoy!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AXZ Keywords #12

Alright, I did it! This is the last batch of keywords before the final set are released tomorrow. As usual, the keywords give a lot of insight into the events of AXZ and are a must-read to get full context of what occurred and why. Of course, I will be compiling these into a separate single post for easy reference later on.

Monday, October 2, 2017

AXZ Keywords #11

Alright, with AXZ officially wrapped up it's time to start rewatching from episode 1 and look for all the little things that foreshadowed the ending. Of course we can't do that without the keywords to help explain the more technical aspects, and provide more background, so I'm pushing for full completion when the last set come out at the end of this week.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

AXZ Keywords #10

Tonight is the finale of AXZ and maybe our first glimpse into what season 5 will bring. I'm trying to get through the keywords as I find the time. I hope to be finished up within the next week. Here's the post-episode 10 keywords.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

So you want to go to Symphogear Live 2018...

With the first BD/DVD volume now released, we have all the necessary details regarding the concert and how to get tickets for it. In this post I will be explaining the various methods, official and otherwise, on how you can attend and also provide an general FAQ for those who have never been before.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

AXZ Keywords #9

We're only a couple days away from the first half of the AXZ finale. As things get more convoluted, the keywords become all the more necessary to help keep things straight. This entry answers one question that I had myself recently: why did the gears become unusable post-Unison? Read on to find out!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

XD Translation Corner #4 (The end of 3.5)

This is the final installment of the 3.5 saga, you can read the other parts here, here and here. Since 3.5 has become relevant to the plot points of AXZ, I wanted to wrap this up before I moved on to more keywords. However, this isn't the end of the XD Translation Corner as I will be moving on to the Miku event story as I find time.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

AXZ Keywords #8

Episode 11 was crazy, I am positive the keywords will be explaining a lot of the shit that's going on so I'm going to do my best to try and keep up until the season is over. Here is the next installment with keywords relevant to AXZ episode 8.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AXZ Keywords #7

Trying to get back on track, there's a lot to do these days and sadly not much time to get it done. I will try to keep my focus balanced between the keywords and other projects as we move forward.

Monday, August 28, 2017

AXZ Keywords #6

Time to start playing catch-up on where I left off. Installments will continue in the weekly format they were originally posted, so these are all the keywords revealed for episode 6, prior to the airing of episode 7.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

XD Translation Corner #3

The third installment of the 3.5 translation picks up where we left off. Maria and Tsubasa chase an alchemist in London, while Hibiki and the others deal with the Cursed Pharaoh his Philosophical Armament.

Friday, August 4, 2017

AXZ Keywords #5

As usual we got a website update with some new keywords and an episode preview. Already almost at the halfway point, trying my best to keep up!

Friday, July 28, 2017

AXZ Keywords #4 and website update

After last week's explosive episode, we've all been waiting for the latest website update and now it's here. New character profile, new episode preview and new keywords.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

XD Translation Corner #2

The second installment of the 3.5 TL follows Maria and the first part of her adventure in England, as well as continuing where we left off with Hibiki and co. dealing with the new mysterious enemy.

Friday, July 21, 2017

AXZ Keywords #3 and website update

It's Friday which means it's time for a new dump of info from the official site. They actually included a special interview with Yuka and Aoi too this week, but unfortunately I won't have time to TL that right now. Hopefully sometime next week.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

XD Translation Corner #1

With the release of 3.5, we have our first canon story being told through XD. It sets up some of the events of AXZ and answers the question of what Maria did in England as well as how the Alchemists got their hands on some of the sacrists we've seen them use. Today I start working to recap the events of the story.

Friday, July 14, 2017

AXZ Keywords #2 and website update

It's Friday which means new keywords and new updates to the site. This week we got a few new character pages in addition to the next episode preview. Meanwhile, today also marks the beginning of the 3.5 story quest being available in XD. Expect more info as I find time to play through it.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

AXZ Keywords #1

Just as with every other season, before a new episode airs the official website updates with new information and an episode preview. I will do my best to keep up each week.

Monday, July 3, 2017

General weekly update #1

So you may have noticed that Symphogear has exploded in the past few days. It's hard to keep up with everything going on and I am personally trying to stay focused on a few things as we move forward. Since today is Monday I've decided to begin a weekly update post to keep track of a number of things going on such as merchandise releases and XD Missions/Events.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Symphogear AXZ pre-airing info and XD Let's play

The official site updated with a preview of episode 1 and some new information about the CD singles. Also, for those of you looking for help with XD I've produced some videos that go over all the menus and basics. All that after the jump.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Symphogear XD starter guide

The long awaited mobile phone game will finally be released tomorrow. If you've ever played a Japanese mobage then it shouldn't be hard to understand. However for those of you who don't understand the game mechanics and want help navigating the menus I've put together this little guide.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

Symphogear XD releases on June 26th

The release date of the long awaited mobile game, Symphogear X-Drive Unlimited has finally been announced as this upcoming monday, June 26th. Along with that, details regarding the original story Symphogear 3.5 have been released on the official site.

Symphogear Radio returns TONIGHT!

In about 20 minutes the first new episode of Symphogear Radio will broadcast on the Hibiki radio station, which you can stream online at this site or using their associated phone app. You can follow my twitter for live updates in English.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

AXZ website background words and Kaneko interview

Following up from yesterday's news explosion, I'm back with more translations. This time I'm including a list of words that appear on the AXZ website background, and the special interview with Kaneko that was posted that explains a lot about the development of AXZ and what we can expect (and not expect).

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

First AXZ info leaked from anime magazine, new characters and story revealed EDIT Offical site also updates

This Friday the July issue of Newtype was set to be released and was going to give our first look at Symphogear AXZ, but photos of an early copy have begun circulating online and revealed numerous details.

EDIT: The official site also updated with new characters and information in response to the leak. There was also a new announcement by the game twitter, details follow:

Friday, May 26, 2017

AXZ website announces new official contest

As a follow up from last season, the website is going to host a "best of symphogear" scene collection with clips uploaded to the official youtube channel. Last time it was the staff who picked their favorite scenes, but this time the fans will decide.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Symphogear XD website updates with story synopsis and more

Following up from last weekend's event, the Symphogear XD website updated with new information. This includes a plot synopsis, new character sprites, enemy character additions and an overview of the music box which confirms a new song for Serena.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Symphogear XDU new info summary and speculation

Today was the beginning of the Bushiroad 10th Anniversary Festival in Tokyo, which included a demo corner for the upcoming mobile game Symphogear X-Drive Unlimited. They released footage of the opening video and gave us a look at what we can expect from the gameplay.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bellfine's Tsubasa 1/8 scale figure released

After a delay last month, Bellfine's second Symphogear figure was finally released yesterday. I recorded a short video while I unboxed it, check it out for some of my impressions and comparisons to previous figure releases.

Also be sure to check out the most recent update on the 4koma page.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Symphogear AXZ CD release information

With AXZ only a few months away, details are starting to come out regarding release dates on the next set of character song CD singles. When GX was announced there were a total of 8 CDs listed, however AXZ will only have a total of 6 it seems.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nana confirms the obvious

At a concert yesterday, Nana announced she will be singing the opening song for the upcoming season Symphogear AXZ. She also gave some details on the single release.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Season 4 Trailer and Website Opens: Symphogear AXZ (Axis) this July

Following the final episode of the season 1 reairing in Japan, the first trailer for season 4 was released and the website officially opened. Although not many details were revealed about the story, it will begin airing this July so we don't have too long to wait!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Discussion Corner: Kaneko and the plot of GX

Today I'm trying something different from the usual news and TL posts. This is more of an opinion piece meant to create some discussion, but it includes quotes from interviews so I think most people will find it interesting to read. There's a lot I want to talk about when it comes to Symphogear but I'm trying to keep this focused on a single topic so it doesn't get too lengthy. I might follow this up with more later on. Feel free to make good use of the comment section, I will reply when I have the chance.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Symphogear Season 1 BD Box Packaging Revealed

The Symphogear website and Twitter updated today with sample images of the upcoming boxset, including a new art spread featured on the digipak. In addition, sample images of all the exclusive store bonuses are now available to help you decide where you want to pick it up.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Symphogear fan figures at Wonder Festival 2017

In addition to the fan comics and goods that are available every year at comiket, there is also a dedicated base of fan creators who make custom figures. Every year more and more unique works are on display and available for sale at Wonder Festival. Here's a roundup of what they had this year.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Symphogear XDU gets a new TV commercial

When Symphogear started re-airing on January 6th, there was a new TV commercial for XDU which was uploaded to the official site and then immediately removed due to an adjustment that needed to be made. Two weeks later the commercial makes its return for your viewing pleasure.

Symphogear gets new Blu-ray Box to celebrate 5th anniversary

Currently Symphogear season 1 is being re-aired on Japanese TV station BS11 as part of the 5th year anniversary. Tonight, at the end of the rebroadcast of episode 3, they ran a new promotional video announcing a blu-ray box release for season 1.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Unlimited Beat lyrics English translation

The theme song for Symphogear XDU, Nana Mizuki's "Unlimited Beat" was released on her newest album: "Neogene Creation." You can buy it now from CDJapan or Amazon JP. Unlike the previous Symphogear themes, which were all composed by Agematsu and written by Nana, this song was both composed and written by Agematsu with Nana only providing the vocals.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Symphogear GXU Unlimi Blog 4-koma collection

I've posted a bunch of these on Twitter and Tumblr already, but then I fell behind. I recently caught up with them and decided I would post all of them here for easy viewing. I'll also be including TLs of the staff blog comments that came with each one. Enjoy.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Symphogear XDU pre-registration begins

Happy New Year! Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of Symphogear, and 2017 will be a big year with the coming of the mobile game and the 4th season. I will hopefully be doing more frequent updates over the next few months. There's a lot of content I want to work on and I expect to have more time to get it done this year. For now, let's start with all the new info about the game.