The BEST Episodes of Symphogear
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2020
Two years ago, a pair of idols, Tsubasa Kazanari and Kanade Amou, collectively known as ZweiWing, fought against an alien race known as Noise using armor known as Symphogear. To protect a girl named Hibiki Tachibana, who got severely wounded by the Noise, Kanade sacrificed herself. Two years later, as Tsubasa has fought the Noise alone, Hibiki ends up gaining the same power as Kanade.
#1 - AXZ
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 24, 2017
The divine power chooses Hibiki as its vessel. To stop the worldwide disaster she could cause, the U.N. initiates a wide-scale attack on Japan.
#2 - The Reality You Face After Shedding so Many Tears
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 1, 2017
Adam throws aside his pride and beauty and assumes the form of a huge monster. It will take the power of all six Symphogear Wielders to bring him down.
#3 - XV
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2019
Reawakening inside Elfnein's body, Carol manages to fend off Noble Red and get in touch with SONG, instructing them to deal with Shem-Ha while she tries to rescue Miku. As the wielders struggle to utilize their phonic gain without Hibiki, Noble Red attempt a second attack on Carol by trapping her in the labyrinth, but Carol uses up her power to both break out of the labyrinth and provide the others with the phonic gain they need. Returning to the fray, Hibiki is aided by the others and uses Amalgam to break her way inside through Shem-Ha's attack, only discover that they have taken over Miku's body.
#4 - Let's Make History With A Light That Even the Gods Don't Know
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 29, 2019
As Shem-Ha brings out her final form to fight the wielders, Carol burns up her memories to protect them from Shem-Ha's attack. Shem-Ha then begins using her bio-terminal network to take control of all of humanity, but Hibiki, fueled by determination to save Miku, manages to disrupt Shem-Ha's power and finally drive her out of Miku's body. With Yggdrasil still active, Miku once again dons the Shen Shōjing armor joins the others in a united Climax Song, allowing them to simultaneously destroy all the Yggdrasil cores around the world. With the world restored to normal, Hibiki and Miku tell each other their true feelings.
#5 - Hero's Tale
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2013
As Tsubasa and Chris arrive to finish off the Noise, Hibiki falls into depression, believing Miku to have been killed. Meanwhile, Maria reveals to the others that she is not Finé, whilst still stating her desire to cooperate with Ver. The next day, Genjuro reveals they have found a GPS left behind by Miku, revealing she had survived the explosion, as she was rescued by Maria and is currently being held on their ship. Thankful that Miku is still alive, Hibiki and the others train their bodies with Genjuro. The next day as the Noise launch an attack on an aircraft carrier, Shirabe, not wanting Maria to suffer from seeing more people die, decides to fight against them. However, Ver instructs Kirika to inject Shirabe with Anti-Linker to knock her out of her Symphogear state. However, just as Tsubasa and Chris arrive on the scene, Ver reveals his latest experiment, in which Miku has been made into a Symphogear user.
#6 - Holding Hands... For My Confused Self...
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2013
It is revealed that Nastassja has merely told Maria to play the role of Finé's successor in order to gain Ver's co-operation. As Kirika starts to realise the cause of her new power, that she herself is Finé's vessel, Hibiki is informed of her condition and is told to take things easy until they can find a cure. Meanwhile, Nastassja's group use their relics to try and unleash something known as Frontier, only for it to fail to Ver's dismay, as they lack sufficient power. The next day, as Hibiki and Miku go to the Sky Tower, Nastassja and Maria also go there to negotiate with some US government agents, which is interrupted when Ver sends Noise after them just as they turn on them. As Maria makes her escape, fighting through both Noise and army soldiers, Hibiki and Miku work to help evacuate some of the citizens, which leads to Hibiki being knocked off the building. Activating her Symphogear to break her fall, Hibiki is shocked to see an explosion where Miku was standing.
#7 - Countdown to Loss
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2013
Miku, who was experimented on by Ver with Linker to make her compatible with the Shung Sheol relic, battles against Chris, initially taking the brunt of her attacks before unleashing a powerful laser, forcing Chris to block against it to protect Shirabe before Tsubasa gets them to safety. As HQ takes Shirabe into custody whilst Chris fights against the Noise, Kirika stands in Tsubasa's way, leading Hibiki to confront Miku herself. Miku states she desired the Symphogear's power to keep Hibiki from fighting, but Hibiki states it isn't worth having a world without Miku in it and transforms to fight against her, given under three minutes before she overheats. Despite the Gungnir relic spreading through her body, Hibiki keeps fighting through to reach Miku's humanity, taking the brunt of an attack with FIS uses to unleash Frontier. As an ancient civilization rises from the ground, Chris suddenly shoots Tsubasa.
#8 - Miracle: That is a Cruel Path
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2013
The Nephilim evolves from the energy gathered from Hibiki's arm, but Hibiki enters her berserk state again, regenerating her arm in the process, and rips out the Nephilim's heart before completely annihilating it. As Hibiki undergoes recovery, she recalls how she was unfairly treated like a murderer by her old classmates due to being the only survivor of the ZweiWing incident. Meanwhile, Tsubasa learns from Genjuro that Hibiki's constant use of Gungnir is causing it to spread across her body, fearing that it may end up killing her, or otherwise leaving her inhuman. Keeping this a secret from Hibiki, Tsubasa tells her that she shouldn't use her Symphogear again, using the berserk state as an excuse. Elsewhere, as Nastassja's illness starts to develop, Shirabe and Kirika search for Ver, who find's the Nephilim's heart and attacks near the school, prompting Hibiki to go into action.
#9 - To You, Soon Unable To Be Yourself
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2013
Brimming with more power than usual, Hibiki fights through Ver's defenses, only to be stopped by Shirabe and Kirika. As Hibiki suddenly feels a pain in her chest, Ver injects Shirabe and Kirika with an overdose of LiNKER serum so they can use the Swan Song against Hibiki. In order to stop them from dying the same way Kanade did, Hibiki uses her own Swan Song to cancel theirs out, firing off their excess energy into the sky. After Shirabe and Kirika retreat with Ver so he can treat Nastassja, wondering why Hibiki was trying to protect them, Tsubasa arrives on the scene to stop Hibiki from overheating. As Ver reveals his plan to use the Nephilim's heart with the Senshou Jing artifact they had retrieved, Genjuro informs Chris and Miku about Hibiki's condition, asking Miku to keep Hibiki from fighting so it doesn't spread further. Coming to understand Maria's kind heart, Nastassja informs her that she no longer has to play the role of Finé. Elsewhere, Kirika ends up protecting Shirabe from some falling pipes with a strange power.
#10 - Bloodbath Serenade
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2013
As Shirabe and Kirika decide to enter the karaoke contest themselves, singing one of ZweiWing's songs so that they can win Chris' pendant, armed forces approach a warhouse where Maria and Nastassja are hiding, but are confronted by Ver and his Noise army. Maria breaks down when she sees Ver mercilessly kill a group of children who happened to stumble upon the base, prompting Nastassja to have Shirabe and Kirika retreat before they can be declared winners. Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris briefly catch up to them, questioning why they fight when they seem to enjoy singing, to which they say they will settle things in a duel. they are called to HQ where it is revealed Hibiki and Maria's Gungnirs share the same ressonance pattern. Meanwhile, Nastassja recalls how Maria's sister, Serena, had used her Swan Song to stop a rampaging Nephilim prototype, ending her life in the process. Later that day, the girls head to the former site of Kadingir for their arranged duel, only to find Ver, who states that the moon will fall towards Earth once more before sending the Nephilim to attack them. Hibiki fights against the Nephilim but becomes distracted by Ver's words, leading to her arm being bitten off by the Nephilim.
#11 - In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music...
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 26, 2013
As Ver escapes and starts bringing Frontier up towards space, Genjuro pursues him whilst Hibiki joins Tsubasa and Chris to search for the Nephilim heart powering Frontier, coming up against a giant Nephilim Ver sends after them. Meanwhile, Maria is greeted by the spirit of Serena, who sings alongside her and the world, providing Nastassja with the energy she needs to put the moon back into orbit. As Shirabe and Kirika join Hibiki and the others in fighting the Nephilim, Maria uses the relic Serena left behind to combine the power of everyone's song and defeat the Nephilim. His plans failed, Ver attempts to overload the Nephilim heart, unleashing its true form, which can absorb the power of Symphogears. Using Solomon's Cane, the girls open a gate to the Noise's dimension, pusing the Nephilim inside it, entering the dimension themselves when Maria is dragged inside too. After combining their power to break through the Nephilim and return to Earth, Miku manages to seal the gate before the Nephilim explodes, taking out all of the Noise inside the dimension. With the world safe again, Maria expresses her gratitude towards Hibiki, letting her keep the Gungnir relic.
#12 - Offensive Spear
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2013
Maria broadcasts her song across the world whilst Tsubasa, noticing a collar on Chris' neck, encourages her to give everything she's got. Meanwhile, Kirika and Shirabe's battle escalates to the point of using their swan songs, where it is discovered that Shirabe also possesses Finé's power. Feeling guilty, Kirika attempts to kill herself, but Shirabe takes the hit. Chris, freed from her explosive collar thanks to Tsubasa, appears before Ver demanding Solomon's Cane, countering his Anti-LiNKER by bursting out of her gear, before she is rescued by Tsubasa, recovering the cane in the process. In her consciencse, Shirabe is approached by the soul of Finé who, having taken Hibiki's words to heart, saves her life so that she and Kirika can help save Maria. Back in the control center, Ver launches the dome where Nastassja is towards the moon, but Hibiki stops Maria from killing Ver, instead taking on the power of Maria's Gungnir relic, reviving her Symphogear.
#13 - Destiny Ark
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 12, 2013
As Miku makes a full recovery, it is revealed the blast she and Hibiki took both freed Miku from her mind control and cured Hibiki's condition. Meanwhile, Chris joins the FIS as they explore Frontier, which Ver powers up using the Nephilim heart. Injecting himself with Linker, Ver activates the Frontier, using the moon itself to pull it out of the sea, before destroying many fleets with its gravitational power. With the moon brought even closer to Earth, Ver reveals to Maria that his vision of saving mankind is to destroy all humanity and repopulate the Earth himself, leaving Maria devastated. As Tsubasa heads off towards Frontier, Hibiki encourages Shirabe to do what she thinks is right and go as well, hitching a ride with her. Arriving at Frontier, Tsubasa soon comes up against Chris as Shirabe goes up against Kirika, whilst Hibiki pushes ahead to find Maria, who is informed by Nastassja that her song may be able to stop the moon from falling.
#14 - A Place I Can Call Home
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2013
Tsubasa engages in battle with Maria whilst Shirabe and Kirika arrive to fight off Hibiki and Chris whilst they retrieve Ver. Nastassja soon arrives and assists Maria and the others in their retreat, taking Ver and the Nephilim with them and evading pursuit using stealth technology. The next day, as the festival gets under the way and Hibiki and Miku watch their friends perform, Shirabe and Kirika are sent on a mission to infiltrate the school and steal the Symphogear pendants to use as food for the Nephilim. Meanwhile, Chris is dragged in by her new classmates to perform for a karaoke contest, where she finds herself having fun. After her performance, however, Shirabe and Kirika reveal themselves and prepare to challenge her.
#15 - Those Who Wish for the End, Those Who Face the End
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2013
A week following the incident, and Hibiki is still concerned over what Shirabe said whilst Tsubasa and Chris, who had enrolled into the academy, help with preparations for an upcoming school festival. Later that night, Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris are sent to infiltrate an abandoned hospital filled with Noise, affected by a gas that decreases their sync with the Symphogears. Dr. Ver soon appears, revealing he stole Solomon's Cane for himself and is working with the enemy. As Chris starts to become affected by the feedback on her Symphogear's attacks, Ver plans to unleash an experimental new creature known as a Nephilim onto the city, forcing Tsubasa to chase after it. Before Tsubasa can destroy the Nephilim, Maria appears before her once again, with Ver announcing her to be the reincarnation of Finé.
#16 - The Power and Deceit in my Heart
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
After giving the world leaders 24 hours to relinquish their territory, Maria decides to release the hostages in the arena so she can fight against Tsubasa, preventing her from escaping to where she can safely transform. Just as Tsubasa is knocked towards a group of Noise, Shinji manages to shut down the cameras in time, allowing Tsubasa to activate her Symphogear and fight back. Before Tsubasa can get the upper hand on Maria, two more Black Symphogear users, Shirabe Tsukuyomi and Kirika Akatsuki, arrive on the scene, although Hibiki and Chris arrive shortly after to back Tsubasa up. The head of Maria's operations, Professor Nastassja, sends in a giant regenerating Noise to allows Maria's team to retreat. To prevent in from escaping and endangering the public, Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris use a combined Swan Song to expose its core, allowing Hibiki to destroy it. As the battle comes to an end, Hibiki feels hurt by Shirabe's words claiming she her ideals are merely the words of a hypocrite, bringing up some traumatic memories of her past.
#17 - No Shadows in the Sunlight
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 24, 2012
Whilst having a walk, Miku encounters Kurisu, who had become exhausted from being chased by the Noise, and decides to help nurse her back to health. As Kurisu explains her troubled childhood to Miku, a Noise alert appears, with Kurisu blaming herself for bringing them there. As Chris has trouble transforming, Genjuro appears to defend her whilst she transforms and leads the Noise away. Meanwhile, Hibiki encounters Miku and an okonamiya shop owner as they are trapped by an octopus-like Noise who detects noises. After apologising to Hibiki, Miku decides to lead the Noise away to give Hibiki a chance to transform, arriving just in time to defeat the Noise and save Miku. After Miku confesses the reason she was angry was because she was fearful for Hibiki's safety, the two make up with each other.
#18 - The Gungnir Girl
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2013
Three months following the battle with Finé, Hibiki and Chris work together to fight off the Noise and protect a transport carrying the Solomon's Cane, which scientist Dr. Ver believes could hold the key to fighting the Noise. However, before they can leave to see Tsubasa's concert alongside diva Maria Cadenzavna Eve, the base they are delivering it to is attacked by the Noise, with Dr. Ver and Solomon's Cane going missing. As the concert reaches its climax, Maria suddenly summons a group of Noise, holding the audience hostage and using the worldwide broadcast to prevent Tsubasa from using her Symphogear. Maria then reveals she possesses a Black Gungnir Symphogear armor, proclaiming herself and her group to be the successors of Finé.
#19 - Meteoroid, Falling, Burning, and Disappear, Then...
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 30, 2012
As Ryoko summons an entire army of Noise, Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris work together to fight them off. Just then, Ryoko fuses herself with Durandal and the remaining Noise to become a powerful being. Working together, Tsubasa and Chris manage to retrieve Durandal from Ryoko and pass it on to Hibiki who manages to control its power thanks to Miku and the others and defeats Ryoko. Unwilling to listen to Hibiki's advice, Ryoko uses the last of her strength to pull the loose fragment of the moon towards the earth before fading away into dust. As Hibiki goes alone to stop the fragment using her swan song, Tsubasa and Chris join her and together they sing the ultimate swan song to destroy the fragment. Some time later, as Miku finds herself cornered by Noise, Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris return safe and sound.
#20 - Shoot the Moon
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 16, 2012
As Ogawa tries to get Miku to safety to the 2nd Division headquarters, they are attacked by Finé, who is revealed to be Ryoko as Genjuro arrives on the scene to fight against her. However, Ryoko manages to critically wound Genjuro and goes on to take the Durandal. As Ryoko goes on to confront Hibiki, Tsubasa and Kurisu as they arrive on the scene, she explains how she is an ancient priestess who possessed Ryoko's body 12 years ago. She then proceeds to bring out the Kadingir, a huge cannon that she had been building in the 2nd Division's elevator shaft all this time, which she plans to use to destroy the moon which possesses some spell holding back her true power. As the cannon prepares to fire, Kurisu sings her swan song and sacrifices herself to stop the beam from completely destroying the moon, to the shock of Hibiki.
#21 - Symphogear
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 23, 2012
Shocked by Kurisu's supposed death, Hibiki goes beserk and loses control, attacking relentlessly at both Ryoko and Tsubasa. As Kadingir prepare to fire another shot at the moon, Tsubasa takes the full brunt of Hibiki's attack in order to hold her in place before standing to face against Ryoko in order to try and launching a kamekaze attack which destroys Kadingir. As Ryoko turns her anger on Hibiki, who is not sure what to fight for anymore, the girl Hibiki had previously saved gives Miku the idea to, with the help of her friends, send Hibiki everyone's words of support. Upon hearing her classmates sing her school's anthem, Hibiki, along with Tsubasa and Kurisu who had survived, unleash the Symphogear's true potential.
#22 - What Only Clasped Hands Can Create
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 9, 2012
Ryoko is attacked by some American terrorists while hacking information off on Fine's computer, but she kills them using Black Arts, though takes some damage in doing so. As Kurisu and Genjuro come across the scene, Genjuro helps Kurisu understand what her parents fought for. As the Second Division investigate a clue given to them by Kurisu, Kadingir, a group of large airborne Noise appears over Tokyo Sky Tower, with Kurisu arriving to assist Hibiki and Tsubasa. Despite some hostility from Kurisu, Hibiki helps her and Tsubasa get along and together they defeat the Noise. Afterwards, however, Hibiki receives a distressing call from Miku that the academy is under Noise attack.
#23 - Where Omens Lead
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2012
As Chris vows to take Hibiki down with her own power, Hibiki is asked to help look after Tsubasa whilst she recovers. As Tsubasa asks to hear from Hibiki about what she fights for, Miku spots the two together and becomes determined to talk with Hibiki. When Miku ends up getting caught in the battlefield when Chris appears, Hibiki is forced to reveal her secret to save her. Luring her away, Hibiki attempts to reason with Chris, but she is unwilling to listen. Being unable to construct an Armed Gear like Tsubasa, Hibiki instead uses the required energy to power her punch and break through Chris's armor.
#24 - Fate Just Keeps Firing
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2012
As Hibiki tries to reach Chris's feelings, Chris activates her own relic, Ishii-Bal, and attacks Hibiki with her own Symphogear. As Tsubasa arrives on the scene to back Hibiki up, Fenie arrives and breaks up the fight, telling Chris she no longer has use for her. Later that night, Chris comes across a pair of siblings and helps reunite them with their father. Meanwhile, Miku is mad at Hibiki for lying to her, telling her they can no longer be friends. As Chris tries to confront Fenie, she dons her own set of armor and attacks her.
#25 - The Protectors' Song
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 2, 2012
As Miku is allowed to join the second division, Genjuro goes to see Chris, explaining how he was to become her guardian after her parents died eight years ago, but she refuses his help. Having fully recovered from her injuries, Tsubasa is invited by Hibiki and Miku to spend the day together, where she comes to understand some of Kanade's words. Tsubasa decides to participate in a music festival taking place at the arena where that fateful incident took place. On the night of the concert, Hibiki decides to take on a Noise case on her own, where she teams up with Chris. Following the concert, Tsubasa decides to take on an overseas contract.