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Senki Zesshou Symphogear

Alternative Titles

English: Symphogear
Synonyms: Senhime Zesshou Symphogear
Japanese: 戦姫絶唱シンフォギア


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2012 to Mar 30, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Music
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 25,144 users)
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Ranked: #33102
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Popularity: #1284
Members: 64,453
Favorites: 713


Both fighting with the power of songs. Although macross is more set into space then Senki  
report Recommended by jinamoja
The genre for both is "pop idol". However, they both have action and sci-fi added in. Both Anime use bright colors and detailed art work. They also break from the norm. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The main character in the series is very naive about the way the world works. The colors are bright and the creatures styles are not normal. The costume designs on the magical girl outfits are also quite elaborate. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both shows have a joke-level "sci-fi" setting, which looks more like military mahou-shoujo. Both shows are focused on girl's friendship, befriending enemies and some shitty drama. The funny thing is that if Symphogear feels like a third-rate clone of Nanoha, than Vividred Operation feels like a second-rate clone of Symphogear. A profanation of the genre. 
report Recommended by Nifrigel
Symphogear starts out a little slow, but I believe if you like Kill la Kill and singing/music, you will almost certainly enjoy Symphogear. Symphogear has battles that get on a level of hype near to Kill la Kill's final battle. Both shows have awesome transformation scenes (Symphogear's gets improved after first season). While it is a lot of fun, it also has its serious moments. The most important thing: I loved both of their OST's. They fit the action very well, and reflect the state of the character's feelings in the particular scene.  
report Recommended by mobius_one6
People compare Gen'ei to Madoka, but honestly, it reminds me more of Symphogear. Cute girls with cute character designs must fight evil beings that live in their world. Both are more violent than the premise and art would suggest. The plot is much closer to sci-fi/fantasy than "magical girl".  
report Recommended by tigerfire310
As with the first installment, the second in the Polyphonica series relates to Symphogear in the music department. Both series use music as their source of power to fight. 
report Recommended by foxrain
They both share the same element, atmosphere, and other similiarity. 
report Recommended by planetwarrior
Similar art style. Both anime feature a female protagonist and use singing as a way to activate their powers.  
report Recommended by So-Intense
Both involve epic action with young girls fighting using powers. Both involve tragedy and have that feeling of Sci-fi. Drama is also involved in the plot. 
report Recommended by Stark700
The main heroine is “dumb”. Well, dumb isn't the best way to describe them... it's more along the lines of a nativity on the part of the characters. They go about life not putting much thought into things beyond the fact they want to be friends with the people that they meet. They're hot headed and get into the middle of things without realizing it, a trait normally associated with male characters from shonen series, not female characters. In addition to this there is the mecha gear that both girls end up having as well as the other characters with in the series. They pretty much  read more 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both begin with the ending, and the whole story afterward is a sort of flashback. Similar concept: a secret organization fighting against monsters, a team composed by two girls which have a friends-enemies relationship, lots of deaths and sad moments, due the troubled mind of the protagonists. 
report Recommended by SanzuNoKawa
Crazy over-the-top action and heavy themes of friendship and hope. 
report Recommended by ninryu
Girls,transforms, colorful graphic... 
report Recommended by TheTuhafsama
Both have body armor/mechs that girls can pilot. Also, the armor doesn't completely cover their bodies. 
report Recommended by Moonsolol
- Have transformation scene - MC fighting using unique armor - Antagonists have the same power with MC 
report Recommended by Shunaria
Symphogear is MUCH lighter, but they share some similarities: - Top secret organization defending mankind - HQ deep underground - HQ hosting something valuable that the enemy is pursuing - Mechasuits (sort of) that only some people can synchronize with - International conflicts - Religious/Bible related themes - A girl who's the strong, silent type who refuses to work with the main character at first, and who've been doing their duty for a longer time and been hurt alot (Tsubasa vs Rei) - A scientist obsessed with getting someone to notice them - A mysterious threat which no conventional weapons can affect 
report Recommended by Aurakin
Similarity : - Have transformation scene - MC fighting using unique armor - MC is school student Different : - Accel World set in Virtual world / Symphogear set in real world - In Accel World MC not require specific item to access his skill / In Symphogear MC must singing a song to activate his ability 
report Recommended by Shunaria
This is my first recommendation Both are alike in terms of plot (armored girls with weapons) , but there is a difference , in Ore twintails there's gender bender , nevertheless Ore ,twin tails have comedy unlike Symphogear. Thanks for reading. 
report Recommended by ERSZWON33
A strong female-lead who have mission to protect humanity from dangerous enemies using a unique power suit. This power suit become their main weapon with different ability and function. Also some character have same personality : - Leader type (Kazanari Tsubasa - Stingray Sylia) - Badgirl (Yukine Chris - Asagiri Priscilla) - Timing Girl (Tachibana Hibiki - Romanova Nene) 
report Recommended by Shunaria
The both have swords so ... nah, all jokes aside watch both of these, since they both depict good relationship between the girls and both are very engaging , even if that's for different reasons. 
report Recommended by Ignisalge
The Lyrical Nanoha franchise and Symphgear franchise runs the same heritage and vibes. Mecha-ish henshin heroine, glorious fights, and indomitable determination of a powerful female protagonist. The script writer of Symphogear also assisted in working on the two PSP games of Nanoha. 
report Recommended by TYxTxYT
Overpowered main character. Absolutely ridiculous and over-the-top fight scenes, with plenty of budget and explosions. Entertaining and diverse characters. Solid comedy amidst the action. Main character punches things and they die in glorious fashions. 
report Recommended by awesomedude20
teenagers can transform into a gearlike outfit. They battle evil to help the city. 
report Recommended by DevilDash
Both shows features a team of young girls fighting to protect their world, both have over the top battles and a heavy focus on teamwork. The lore of the two have many allusions and references to mythology, though Yuuki Yuuna focus only on Japanese mythology meanwhile Symphogear has a worldwide reach Hibiki and Yuuna are somewhat similar protagonists, both being hot blooded fist fighters full of willpower and heroism. Both also have a really close "best friend" who is constantly worried about their well being. Both shows have a really dark side to them, yet the themes of friendship and heroism are played straight. 
report Recommended by mcpw
Plots, animation, and characters have many ups and downs throughout the series. They have similar large-scale endings (though Gurren Lagann to a much more extreme degree). Characters must cope with losses, decide which side they are on, and work together in order to defeat a powerful enemy. Whereas Gurren Lagann has mechs, Symphagear has a sci-fi battle armor. 
report Recommended by Asfaria
Both anime feature girls who sing to unleash power and battle. In VPC, the characters are all idols, while only some characters are idols in the Symphogear series.  
report Recommended by Noodle070
Dumb fun that keeps you entertained like no other series. 
report Recommended by Ignisalge
Symphogear and Zettai Seigi Love Pheromone are both magical girl style shows with more inspiration from sci-fi/mecha than fantasy. The characters in Symphogear are idols and use singing to give them power, while the characters in Love Pheromone want to be famous comedians 
report Recommended by Noodle070
In Gundam 00, the crew all have a secret identity. Whereas in Senki Zesshou Symphogear also have a secret identity. Also about protecting the world.  
report Recommended by Akito2012
1: Both series deal with having special powers. 2: The protagonists Koyomi and Hibiki are very similar, they are clumsy and willing to help others. 3: The creatures they fight are similar too. 4: Tsubasa is a bit like Yumiko. 5: And they also both have action and drama and give importance in human relationships. 
report Recommended by Faylicia
Both series have humans who are able to transform themselves with extraterrestrial powers and fight off evil. The alien monsters encountered in Symphogear can be the same applied as being viruses as well in this Rockman series. 
report Recommended by GigaSPX
Both anime uses songs sung on the battlefield to overpower their enemy and also giving hope to those that need it the most. Both series are great and uses very unique array of futuristic weapons with outstanding art visuals. 
report Recommended by orbbie
Both animes use music, singers and idols as a way to fight in the world that they are living in, whether it is to survive or for power/hope. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Similar robes design and transformations, the overall atmosphere is the same. 
report Recommended by insoo
They are fighting evil with singing. They also have live shows in both animes. 
report Recommended by morgmann
How is this not similar to Senki Zesshou Symphogear? GATs: Ch-Chck! Alien DeBAUCHERY -> -Run FoR yOUR LiFEE!!! Hot MECH SUITS: FUKYEA First Class LOLIS: *licks lips* <3 InTENSE Action: -tightens seatbelt- It's gonna get rough in here. LOL -shot- No, but seriously, it's a crime to not watch either one of these if you like any of the above mentioned.  
report Recommended by Shirt
Magical girls that fight like mecha and are badass and awesome. Enough said. 
report Recommended by ZettaiRyouiki
Both these anime are similar in a way of how some characters interact each other in a way. They also both feature girls transforming and fighting, however Natsuiro Drops contains much more of an innocent feel to it. Lastly, the main characters in both series has a best friend who usually just stands in the background of the fighting, but tries to support them to the best of their abilities. 
report Recommended by Rayla
Whenever I watched this anime I always think of Symphogear. Both anime overall have the same feel to it. 
report Recommended by Rayla
In rockman, the characters uses data chips to upgrade and attack. In Senki Zesshou, the characters uses songs to get battle ready and attacks. 
report Recommended by boydsta
Both shows fall into the 'Mecha Musume' genre of armored girls fighting, and although Busou Shinki plays it straight with robots and science rather magical powers if you are fans of girls in armor you might like Busou Shinki. 
report Recommended by YuanMori
Both shows are so ridiculous and terrible that they cross into the point of greatness. 
report Recommended by noteventhrice
It would seem strange to compare these two anime but having watched Senki Zesshou Symphogear first, an instant recognition would be in the names Hibiki and Kanade. These could also be connected through the themes of music and song. Otherwise you could also consider them as mahou shoujo genre therefore, this could be a recommendation for those who like music themed animes. 
report Recommended by Kurousagi-
Both sing to fight the enemy. The difference is that mermaid melody is more childish that senki. 
report Recommended by minimiau
And the second part, Sayonara no Tsubasa, look very similar - 2 girls fight monsters with music. Macross Frontire is part of a larger universe, so Symphogear, after the first episode, looks like a lighter version. 
report Recommended by GomenidAC
Both series faces off against an alien race that threatens humans lives with two female protagonists fighting against them. (SCI-FI) Total Eclipse has the Tactical Surface Fighters to stop the BETA, and Senki Zesshou Symphogear has the Symphogear to stop the Noise. Senki Z also has a great soundtrack and the two protagonists for both series are fated to fight with each other. 
report Recommended by Satsuyo
They both are about girls who acquire magical powers and use these powers to fight monsters. Mai-hime has a much larger character cast though and is more about magic and mecha monsters as power whereas Symphogear is about music and has more science fiction. Mai-Hime is much stronger all around, but they are still similar in many ways. 
report Recommended by Asfaria