We’re at the home stretch ladies and gentlemen and I am all the tingle!
Pretty sure Rory lost his mind seeing Elfnein (and Carol of course) bravely opposing Shem-Ha. I admit I too got giddy and was like, “Why are you so freakin’ badass all of a sudden Elfnein?”
CaroNein vs Shem-Ha is a battle I didn’t know I wanted to see but so happy it happened. They then trapped Shem-Ha in a Big Bang Attack style move that visually would make Vegeta jelly.
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to beat her. After all, she didn’t transform yet. This led us to the moment Shem-Ha was gloating before binding the Earth in Yggdrassil roots. CaroNein and Genjuro mentioned the Big Bang Attack requiring the duo sacrifice their memories to unleash its full power but as we saw it didn’t work.
The Earth is in greater danger than it’s ever been so what better time to say “I’m sorry for everything”.
Shem=Ha may be the least interesting/entertaining big bad in the series but she caused the most global damage so far. Gotta give her that much.
Back on the Death Moon we joined Captain Bikkie and Christopher confronting Vanessa and Elza. It was their turn to throw down. Our heroines were like “Is that what you wanted!?” Vanessa was like “Yeah. Everyone on Earth will soon become freaks like us! There’s no turning back.”
This fight yo. THIS FREAKIN’ FIGHT! Yes, my Vanessa bias is again taking over but can you blame me after what we saw? Freakin’ glorious.
I ask again, will this be Milaarc from now on or will she (if Noble Red survive) recover her sexy vampire bitch glory?
Of course like her sister girlfriends she too fell to the awesome might of Amalgam, courtesy of Christopher.
Vanessa selfishly tried to do the “noble sacrifice thing” sympathetic villains enjoy ending their TV time on but Christopher was like “Oh not this crap again. Eat wall dumbass.”. And thus by saving the trio Christopher’s Arc was at last complete. She had finally overcome all her past demons and found somewhere she belonged. Thus she wanted to share this gift with three other lost souls so they too can find redemption among the living. As cirno9fan pointed out in a discussion elsewhere Noble Red’s actions reminded her of how she used to be in season 1 where she knew what she’s doing was wrong but felt like there was no other choice. Thanks to the captain and S.O.N.G. she saw the light. Unfortunately they forgot one small detail. Shem-Ha implanted a part of her inside Vanessa, aiming and attack at the Death Moon Core. The situation being dire led to the following…
Let me tell you all something. Suishou may be credited as Aoi Yuuki’s breakout performance of 2019 by some and others say Meduka Meguca is her most iconic…but the big boys and girls know Hibiki Tachibana is one of, if not the best anime roles of her career. No question.
Our Captain failed to stop Shem-Ha’s attack but Vanessa’s like “Chin up Cap. We’re still alive. You broke the sympathy villain curse.”. Shem-Ha took over the Death Moon (Murdock) mainframe and was like “My thanks pitiful mortals. It was your actions in the second eve (or was it third? Either season 2 or 3) when your plan to unite humanity initiated my eventual resurrection. To show my gratitude I give you an astral grave”
At the last moment Noble Red created a pathway back to Earth and they were like “Oh brother. That damn curse is so unfair.” The others thanked them for their sacrifice. “Tch. Why did you have be so nice to us in the end? No fair…Thanks and stuff. Bye.”.
Not gonna go into detail on how they landed on Earth. It’s Symphogear. Figure it out.
I am beyond ready for the finale. Friends who have relished this show since day 1 over 7 years ago, join me for what promises to be a magnificent spectacle. To everyone else who came later it’s up to you.
I was so hyped after the episode I didn’t notice this brief magical moment the first time. Goes to show how much the captain misses her sweetie. She needs snuggles BAD! Christopher understood that it’s in the heat of the moment or knowing that it’s “something Hibiki would do in a pinch”.