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Series Continuation of 'Senki Zesshou Symphogear' Announced [Update 2/28]

by arsonal
Feb 27, 2016 4:44 AM | 84 Comments
An announcement was made at Saturday's Symphogear Live 2016 at Nippon Budokan that a continuation of the Senki Zesshou Symphogear anime series is in production. No details were given on the release format of the continuation.

The first Senki Zesshou Symphogear TV series began airing in 2012, with sequels airing in 2013 and 2015. The science fiction action franchise produced by Satelight is also known for its numerous theme songs, with music producer Noriyasu Agematsu credited as one of the original creators.

Symphogear Live 2016 will continue for a second day on Sunday.

Source: Yaraon

Senki Zesshou Symphogear 4th Season on MAL


Update February 28

The official site for the anime series has announced that the series continuation consists of both a fourth and fifth TV season. A smartphone game is also in development.

Source: Official site, Moca News

Senki Zesshou Symphogear 5th Season on MAL

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Are you serious another season? I'm quite happy by this news :D
I didn't like the first season that much, but the second and third just blew me away, especially with the improvements of animation.

Apr 1, 2016 1:16 AM by Rayla

jayvee2016 said:
hpulley said:
I guess you just meant sales under 50K are not exceptional but anything over 10K is a hit in anime so even 'just' 13K for S3 is a great level of sales. Only a small percentage of anime shows sell 13K

2015 had a lot of shows over 10K (14 for sure, perhaps as high as 18), but that is out of 143 shows! So only 1 show in 10 has sales of 10K or better. 13K sold is still exceptional. Symphogear should be #11 out of 143 for the year, that's top 10%.

The median sales for series in 2015 was 2,356. That's normal sales, not 13K. Even the first season of Symphogear at 5K was not at the normal level.


I see.. this is very informative. I admit I only look at at least 30k up for BD sales for the past few years Thanks a lot!

Nice stats, thx. Hopefully studios aren't at net loss if they always hit around the 2356 sales, seems low.
I love this quality wreck show, just need to catchup on more fists, justice and Hibiki shouts.

Mar 2, 2016 9:15 PM by gophercg

hpulley said:
jayvee2016 said:


uhh ok (y) I guess our definition of normal is different lol
I guess you just meant sales under 50K are not exceptional but anything over 10K is a hit in anime so even 'just' 13K for S3 is a great level of sales. Only a small percentage of anime shows sell 13K

2015 had a lot of shows over 10K (14 for sure, perhaps as high as 18), but that is out of 143 shows! So only 1 show in 10 has sales of 10K or better. 13K sold is still exceptional. Symphogear should be #11 out of 143 for the year, that's top 10%.

The median sales for series in 2015 was 2,356. That's normal sales, not 13K. Even the first season of Symphogear at 5K was not at the normal level.


I see.. this is very informative. I admit I only look at at least 30k up for BD sales for the past few years Thanks a lot!

Mar 2, 2016 3:32 PM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
hpulley said:
Increasing from 5K to almost 9K to over 13K is not normal at all. Most series do the reverse, losing sales every season.


uhh ok (y) I guess our definition of normal is different lol
I guess you just meant sales under 50K are not exceptional but anything over 10K is a hit in anime so even 'just' 13K for S3 is a great level of sales. Only a small percentage of anime shows sell 13K

2015 had a lot of shows over 10K (14 for sure, perhaps as high as 18), but that is out of 143 shows! So only 1 show in 10 has sales of 10K or better. 13K sold is still exceptional. Symphogear should be #11 out of 143 for the year, that's top 10%.

The median sales for series in 2015 was 2,356. That's normal sales, not 13K. Even the first season of Symphogear at 5K was not at the normal level.

Mar 2, 2016 4:26 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
jayvee2016 said:


That sale figure is normal... I was just curious why this series already has 2 seasons announced with that kind of sales. True BD sales is not all, but it is a gauge to see how well a series is selling and also a way for the studio to make the biggest return of investment.
Increasing from 5K to almost 9K to over 13K is not normal at all. Most series do the reverse, losing sales every season.


uhh ok (y) I guess our definition of normal is different lol

Mar 1, 2016 7:41 PM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
hpulley said:

Not nearly that high but increasing which bucks the normal trend:
Season1 Season2 Season3
5,043 > 8,701 > 13,347

Also remember that it sells tens of thousands of CDs every season as well as having large sold out concerts and there is other merchandise. It isn't all about the Blurays these days.


That sale figure is normal... I was just curious why this series already has 2 seasons announced with that kind of sales. True BD sales is not all, but it is a gauge to see how well a series is selling and also a way for the studio to make the biggest return of investment.
Increasing from 5K to almost 9K to over 13K is not normal at all. Most series do the reverse, losing sales every season.

Mar 1, 2016 4:47 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
jayvee2016 said:
Congrats with this show for having another season! Can someone give me information about the average sales of this series? Like is it near the normal 50+K sales of Love Live or 40+k of bakemonogatari? Thanks!

Not nearly that high but increasing which bucks the normal trend:
Season1 Season2 Season3
5,043 > 8,701 > 13,347

Also remember that it sells tens of thousands of CDs every season as well as having large sold out concerts and there is other merchandise. It isn't all about the Blurays these days.


That sale figure is normal... I was just curious why this series already has 2 seasons announced with that kind of sales. True BD sales is not all, but it is a gauge to see how well a series is selling and also a way for the studio to make the biggest return of investment.

Mar 1, 2016 4:05 PM by jayvee2016

jayvee2016 said:
Congrats with this show for having another season! Can someone give me information about the average sales of this series? Like is it near the normal 50+K sales of Love Live or 40+k of bakemonogatari? Thanks!

Not nearly that high but increasing which bucks the normal trend:
Season1 Season2 Season3
5,043 > 8,701 > 13,347

Also remember that it sells tens of thousands of CDs every season as well as having large sold out concerts and there is other merchandise. It isn't all about the Blurays these days.

Mar 1, 2016 10:45 AM by hpulley

NeoAnkara said:
Paulo27 said:
Symphogear.
GXT.
Symphogear Bond Beyond Time.
maybe Symphogear GPX: The Race is On

Mar 1, 2016 10:24 AM by ErwinJA

Congrats with this show for having another season! Can someone give me information about the average sales of this series? Like is it near the normal 50+K sales of Love Live or 40+k of bakemonogatari? Thanks!

Feb 29, 2016 9:16 PM by jayvee2016

hpulley said:
Nitta Emi's producer is Elements Garden who does the music for Symphogear. When I heard the B side of her first single I immediately thought of Symphogear and I think Emitsun could pull it off but who knows. For Symphogear Live it is good to get experienced seiyuu who do big concerts and LoveLive's Muse certainly fits the bill. Nanjo is great as Shirabe. We can dream...

I know. And because of it would it match to SZS, and additional I do think, that except Emi-chan still Mimori Suzuko fit would the rolle as antagonist - Because they having more experiences in this genre as the other girls in LL!

But to be honest, I can also Taneda Risa-chan imagine in that skin - Because you've her e.g. in GATE look, then you her as badass villain imagine...

Feb 29, 2016 4:50 AM by Tenryuu1

Tenryuu1 said:
MMMacross said:

Now that has been announced, it remains to know what will be the next voice actresses (singers) that will be part of the cast. Can you imagine if producers decide to put a new rival for each of the characters !?


Probably the from Love Live! or from Idolm@aster - it'd be epic, if they the antagonists voicing would...
Nitta Emi's producer is Elements Garden who does the music for Symphogear. When I heard the B side of her first single I immediately thought of Symphogear and I think Emitsun could pull it off but who knows. For Symphogear Live it is good to get experienced seiyuu who do big concerts and LoveLive's Muse certainly fits the bill. Nanjo is great as Shirabe. We can dream...

Feb 28, 2016 2:46 PM by hpulley

Satelight won't get much, but King Record is reeling in the cash.

Feb 28, 2016 2:06 PM by OSFrog

edl01 said:
Correction:

Touche...~ Though, I couldn't pre-seen yesterday, that today a additionally season coming would, where then...

Feb 28, 2016 1:01 PM by Tenryuu1

Tenryuu1 said:
Robiiii said:
Why does this fucking shit get a second season, while the good stuff only never gets more than 1 season. Fuck this bullshit

Correction:

Correction:

Feb 28, 2016 12:51 PM by edl01

Hell yeah! The first season was a guilty pleasure, and I'm on the second season right now. Bring it on <3

Feb 28, 2016 12:31 PM by F0RMATION

MMMacross said:

Now that has been announced, it remains to know what will be the next voice actresses (singers) that will be part of the cast. Can you imagine if producers decide to put a new rival for each of the characters !?


Probably the from Love Live! or from Idolm@aster - it'd be epic, if they the antagonists voicing would...

Feb 28, 2016 11:36 AM by Tenryuu1

Damn, season 4 AND 5 confirmed.
Thats great for the fans.

Feb 28, 2016 11:13 AM by DatRandomDude

Wow, the news was already good and got better!!!

Now that has been announced, it remains to know what will be the next voice actresses (singers) that will be part of the cast. Can you imagine if producers decide to put a new rival for each of the characters !?

Feb 28, 2016 10:48 AM by MMMacross

Oh wow, two new seasons?! This is great.

Feb 28, 2016 9:24 AM by Nidhoeggr