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This is a list/complete episode listing for all the animation produced for Senki Zesshou Symphogear.

Season 1Edit

No. Title Relic(s) Villain(s) Original airdate
01 Kakusei no Kodō
覚醒の鼓動
"Beat of Awakening"
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Noise January 6, 2012
Episode1Summary

A girl named Hibiki Tachibana attends a concert held by Tsubasa Kazanari and Kanade Amō, who form the pop duo, ZweiWing. In the middle of the concert, the stadium is attacked by an alien race known as Noise who begin killing the attendees. Tsubasa and Kanade summon mechanical battle armor known as Symphogear to fight off the Noise, but soon find themselves in a pinch. Kanade tries to protect Hibiki, but she is hit by a stray fragment of Kanade's armor. With her suit losing power, Kanade sings a song that destroys all the Noise, but at the cost of her own life. Back in the present, Hibiki, who was able to survive, is attending Lydian Music Academy alongside her friend, Miku Kohinata, while Tsubasa, who goes to the same school, continues to fight the Noise alone. As Hibiki goes into town to buy a new CD, she comes across a Noise attack and tries to help a young girl get to safety. When they become cornered, she sings the song she heard Kanade sing that day which ends up giving her Symphogear armor.

02 Zatsuon to Fukyōwaon to
雑音と不協和音と
"Noise and Dissonance"
Gungnir (New Owner)
Ame-no-Habakiri
Noise January 13, 2012
Episode2Summary

Hibiki uses her newfound ability to protect the girl from the Noise before Tsubasa arrives on the scene to defeat them. Afterwards, Hibiki is taken to the underground headquarters for the Mobile Disaster Response Corps 2nd Division to run a medical checkup. They soon reveal Hibiki's ability to summon Symphogear comes from fragments of a relic Kanade possessed that entered Hibiki's body during the battle two years ago. As Tsubasa is shocked by the news, Hibiki agrees to fight against the Noise. A large Noise monster appears in the city which Tsubasa defeats, before telling Hibiki that she wants to fight her.

03 Yoru ni Surechigau
夜にすれ違う
"Passing in the Night"
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Noise January 20, 2012
Episode3Summary

Tsubasa attempts to attack Hibiki, refusing to accept her as Kanade's replacement, but the fight is halted by 2nd Division's leader, Genjūrō Kazanari. Two months later and the two have still been unable to get along with each other. As the 2nd Division discuss the recent outbreaks of Noise, they theorise the Noise are targeting a collection of relics known as Durandal hidden beneath Lydian Academy. As Hibiki makes plans to watch shooting stars with Miku, she is called away to another Noise outbreak, forcing her to cancel to both girls' ire. As Hibiki tears through the Noise, with Tsubasa arriving to finish off its leader, they are confronted by a new enemy wearing the Nehushtan Armor that was stolen two years ago.

04 Rakurui
落涙
"Shedding Tears"
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Noise January 27, 2012

Five years ago, Kanade was brought to the 2nd Division after her family was killed by the Noise. Wanting to get revenge on the Noise, she underwent harsh medical treatment to become compatible with the Gungnir relic and gain Symphogear. As she began fighting alongside Tsubasa, she grew an appreciation for sharing her music with others and formed ZweiWing with her. Back in the present, Tsubasa faces off against the Nehushtan Armor clad enemy, Yukine Chris, who reveals her goal is to capture Hibiki. As her opponent starts to overwhelm her, Tsubasa sings her swan song, which forces Chris to leave, whilst Tsubasa barely survives the damage done to her body. As Tsubasa recovers, Hibiki hears about how she was affected following Kanade's death two years ago and becomes depressed, feeling everything has been her fault. After some encouraging words from Miku, Hibiki resolves to be herself and become stronger to protect others and begins training with Genjuro.

05 Nao Kuraki Shinen no Soko Kara
なお昏き深淵の底から
"From the Bottom of a Dark Abyss"
February 3, 2012

As Chris is punished for the failure of her mission by a mysterious woman, Tsubasa regains consciousness after speaking with Kanade in her dream about how she should live. Meanwhile, the Minister of Defense is assassinated by terrorists, targeting a case that Ryoko manages to recover. Ryoko explains the case contains a chip pertaining to the Durandal sword hidden beneath the base. Hibiki accompanies Ryoko on a mission to escort Durandal to a safe location, but they are soon confronted by Chris and a group of Noise which Hibiki fights off. The Durandal responds to Hibiki's voice and activates, and despite Chris' attempt to grab it, Hibiki grabs it instead, giving her a short moment of incredible power which drives off Chris.

06 Kizashi no Yukue wa
兆しの行方は
"Where the Signs Lead"
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Icchi-Bal
February 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' armor.

07 Uchiteshi Yamanu Unmei no Motoni
撃ちてし止まぬ運命のもとに
"Towards the Fate that Never Stops Assailing Us"
Gungnir
Icchi-Bal
Kadingir
February 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, Fine arrives and breaks up the fight, telling Chris that 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 Fine, she dons her own set of armor and attacks her.

08 Hi Damari ni Kageri Naku
陽だまりに翳りなく
"Total Eclipse of the Sunshine"
Icchi-Bal
Gungnir
February 24, 2012

Whilst having a walk, Miku encounters Chris, who had become exhausted from being chased by the Noise, and decides to help nurse her back to health. As Chris explains her troubled childhood to Miku, a Noise alert appears, with Chris 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 okonomiya 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.

09 Sakimori no Uta
防人の歌
"The Sentinel's Song"
Icchi-Bal
Gungnir
March 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.

10 Tsunaida te Dakega Tsumugumono
繋いだ手だけが紡ぐもの
"Bonds Formed from Holding Hands"
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Icchi-Bal
March 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 Chris and Genjuro come across the scene, Genjuro helps Chris understand what her parents fought for. As the Second Division investigate a clue given to them by Chris, Kadingir, a group of large airborne Noise appears over Tokyo Sky Tower, with Chris arriving to assist Hibiki and Tsubasa. Despite some hostility from Chris, 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.

11 Tsuki o Ugatsu
月を穿つ
"Pierce the Moon"
Kadingir
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Icchi-Bal
March 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 Chris 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, Chris sings her swan song and sacrifices herself to stop the beam from completely destroying the moon, to the shock of Hibiki.

12 Symphogear
シンフォギア
"Symphogear"
Kadingir
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Icchi-Bal
March 23, 2012

Shocked by Chris'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 kamikaze 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 Chris who had survived, unleash the Symphogear's true potential.

13 Nagareboshi , Ochite Koete Kotogotokite, Soshite
流れ星、堕ちて燃えて尽きて、そして―
"Meteoroid, Falling, Burning, and Disappear, then..."
Gungnir
Ame-no-Habakiri
Icchi-Bal
Kadingir
Kadingir/Fine
Noise
March 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.

Season 2Edit

No. Title Relic(s) Villain(s) Original airdate
01 Gangunīru no Shōjo
ガングニールの少女
"The Gungnir Girl"
Noise July 5, 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.
02 Mune ni Chikara to Itsuwari to
胸に力と偽りと
"The Power and Deceit in my Heart"
July 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.
03 Shūen o Nozomumono, Shūen ni Nozomumono
終焉を望む者、終焉に臨む者
"Those Who Wish for the End, Those Who Face the End"
July 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.
04 Atashi no Kaeru Basho
あたしの帰る場所
"A Place I Can Come Home To"
July 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.
05 Chi Shibuki no Sayokyoku
血飛沫の小夜曲
"Bloodbath Serenade"
August 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. After Hibiki, Tsubasa and Chris briefly catch up to them, questioning why they fight when they seem to enjoy singing, 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 respond to an attack on a factory, where they are confronted by Ver, who announces his plan to once again destroy the moon 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.
06 Kiseki - Sore wa Zankoku na Kiseki
(奇跡ーーそれは残酷な軌跡
"Miracle - That is a Cruel Path"
August 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 her past, in which she was unfairly treated like a murderer by her old classmates simply because she survived 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.
07 Kimi de Irare Nakunaru Kimi ni
(君でいられなくなるキミに
"You Need to Cry to be You"
August 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 a 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, after which both Chris and Miku learn the full extent of Hibiki's condition. Meanwhile, Ver reveals his plan to use the Nephilim's heart to speed up Maria's resurrection as Finé. However, it is soon revealed that Finé's soul does not dwell within Maria, but instead in Kirika, who discovers her power when protecting Shirabe from a pile of falling pipes.
08 Tsunagu Te to Te… Tomadou Watashi no Tame…
繋ぐ手と手…戸惑うわたしのため…
"Holding Hands... For My Confused Self..."
August 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.
09 Eiyū Koji
英雄故事
"Hero's Tale"
August 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.
10 Sōshitsu made no Kauntodaun
喪失までのカウントダウン
"Countdown to Loss"
September 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, using the laser FIS used to raise Frontier as a means to destroy the device controlling Miku. As an ancient civilization rises from the ground, Chris suddenly shoots Tsubasa.
11 Disutinī Āku
ディスティニーアーク
"Destiny Ark"
September 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.
12 Gakisō
撃槍
"Offensive Spear"
September 19, 2013
Hoping to use the power of song to reactivate functions on the moon to bring it back into orbit, Maria broadcasts her song across the world. Meanwhile, Tsubasa, noticing an explosive collar on Chris' neck, assures her that she always has a place to belong to and can rely on others, before their battle reaches their climax. Kirika and Shirabe's battle escalates to the point of using their swan songs, where it is discovered that Shirabe was actually the one who 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, gives her own life to save Shirabe 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 Haruka Kanata, Hoshi ga Ongaku to Natta… ka no Hi
遥か彼方、星が音楽となった…かの日
"In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music..."
September 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.

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