Animation Studio Satelight Releases PV For Upcoming Symphogear XV

by Sage Ashford

A new promotional video for the fifth season of Senki Zesshou Symphogear (Song of the Valkyries: Symphogear), XV, has released. Set to a new song from Nana Mizuki (voice actress for main character Tsubasa), Metanoia, the trailer focuses on our six heroines going up against unseen foes.

The original Symphogear premiered in January 2012, and followed a young girl named Hibiki Tachibana teaming up with Tsubasa Kazanari, an idol in the famous group Zwei Wing, and using the powers gained from their Symphogear relics to battle against an alien species known as the Noise.  Though the Noise are no longer the threat they were, new threats continue to surface from both the stars beyond and the governments of the world.

A distant cousin of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Symphogear is a magical girl series that feels a lot like most shonen anime: defeat means friendship, and every new enemy forces our heroes to reach new heights of unseen power.  Combine the inclusion of songs (required to run the Symphogear armors), the occasional concert, and as much over-the-top relationship melodrama as possible, and you have a series that’s run 65 episodes and lasted seven years now.

They’ve also revealed some of the new characters appearing in this season: Milaarc, Vanessa, and Elsa.

Symphogear XV starts this July 6th.

Sage Ashford

A writer with way too many hobbies, Sage can often be found catching up on the latest anime, or reading a stack of comics between Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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