Symphogear AXZ Episode 3: Shadows of Alchemy

The new baddies who don’t have an official team name that I’m aware of so I’ll address them as the “Agents of Illuminati” had Maria’s Squad in a pinch but Hibiki’s logic defying power saved the day. How did the agents respond?

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Miku worried about Hibiki…again.

The agents withdrew after their former “invincible” serpent was destroyed but not before announcing their plans as freeing humanity from their current shackles or “opening their future”. It’s similar to Ryoko’s goals…though hopefully it won’t involve trying to crash the moon on the Earth again.

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Back at school Miku used her “You can’t hide anything from me anymore” face and made sure Hibiki told her every single detail about her latest mission.

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Tiki reactivated and unmasked.

Symphogear’s so awesome it even made Tiki’s reawakening a magnificent spectacle. For now all we need to know about Tiki is that she’s one of the original Autoscorers (possibly the very first created) Carol’s dolls were based on and she’s extremely loyal to the Pavarian Illuminati’s leader Adam, who for now is playing the role of the mysterious mastermind and like Saint-Germain is over 400 years old.

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Tsubasa henshin pose.

Prelati and Cagliostro were sent to ambush Maria and Tsubasa who were delivering an important package to home base. Luckily Tsubasa used her “best girl” skills to ward off the attackers and save Maria from getting crushed by the ocean.

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I’m sure fans quickly made a gif of Christopher deep in thought while playing with her silver hair.

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This is the wallpaper of Miku’s phone. I had to take a five minute break due to excessive squeeing.

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Our lovebirds continued their conversation at a diner. Hibiki brought up the Christopher, Stefan and Sonia thing. She wondered how to cheer up Christopher when Christopher and Tsubasa surprised them by also being at the diner. Christopher used her much loved tough girl act and Tsubasa kept her in check because that’s what a good senior does.

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Alca-Noise subspace.

Team Symphogear were then called to take care of another Alca-Noise attack. The Agents of Illuminati came prepared with a new experimental Alca-Noise that could create a pocket dimension and greatly power up all Alca-Noise in range.

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Ignite Module Mode Returns!

Their regular armor attacks had no effect so they called upon the power of the Ignite Module. A risky move but necessary to fight the powered up Alca-Noise and come up with a sweet counterattack. It involves sonic booms and Tsubasa’s GLORIOUS jet blade.

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I want to hug this adorable LiNKER analyst.

Can’t leave out Elfnein who again had to remind herself that she’s a huge part of the team and provide invaluable assistance to our heroines. She also deserves a head pat.

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Though the new Alca-Noise failed the Agents of Illuminati felt they had enough data to plan their next attack later but Tiki believed now was the right time to go all out on our heroines. Will they be ready for the fearsome foursome’s assault or will we have to wait a bit longer for the highly anticipated clash? Tune in next time to find out.

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8 Responses to Symphogear AXZ Episode 3: Shadows of Alchemy

  1. Ivn says:

    I wanted more miku x hibiki screentime but oh well at least we’ve got some.

    I loved tiki, I thought she would have more of a serious/gloomy kinf of personality, then she wokes up and we get the opossite, which is awesome.

    Now to wait another week till the next one, luckily theres a lot to watch this season.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It’s sad but as you said we at least got a little bit of HibiMiku.

      Tiki kind of reminds me of the Red Autoscorer but (for now) less creepy.

      Indeed. Plenty to keep us entertained until more Symphogear greatness.

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  2. LuzeriP says:

    It’s nice to have Hibiki x Miku moment again. And yes, Hibiki can’t keep a secret to that beautiful face. Not again. And that Miku’s phone wallpaper, so adorable!

    I also play with my hair when I’m thinking, it’s a habit, keep you focus. Chris should stop the tough act and talk to her friends already. I really don’t want to see her suffer again. Then again that who she is. Tiki is cute but she can be very dangerous when the time is coming.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It was short but delightful. Miku’s love cannot be denied ever again. Same goes for Hibiki.

      Poor Christopher.

      Tiki’s trouble, no doubt about it.

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  3. Rory says:

    We already knew this, but Hibiki and Miku are so good together.
    Elfnein is as adorable as ever, and I really like the sisterly bond she has with Maria.

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  4. philipbaxton says:

    I don’t know if you watched the GX specials but Miku’s wallpaper is from the last GX special where everyone went to the beach and Miku took photos of Hibiki in her swimsuit. It was a nice callback to the special. Hibimiku is still going strong. Hibiki can’t lie to her wife.

    This is the second time Tsubasa has caught Maria in a princess carry between the last 2 seasons. I hope this and Tsubasa making Maria blush become reccurring things on the show with them.

    I wonder how strong Tiki is. If Micha from GX was seen as the ultimate autoscorer how strong is Tiki. Or does the previous ones strengths not matter since Carol created them and not Tiki. I would guess from this episode Tiki looks more like a means to a goal then a weapon to fight with otherwise they would’ve had her beat Hibiki and the rest.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Oh. I only watched the G specials. I’ll look up the GX specials when able.

      When not taking care of their precious juniors they’re flirting with each other.

      Patience lad. We’ll find out soon enough what Tiki can do.

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