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Broadcast of 'Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV' TV Anime Postponed

by tsubasalover
Dec 10, 2018 5:19 AM | 26 Comments
The official website for the Senki Zesshou Symphogear franchise has announced on Monday that the broadcast of Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV TV anime will be postponed to Summer 2019. The reason is not given. It was announced during the two-day Symphogear Live 2018 in March, along with the official title, that the fifth season was slated for Spring 2019.

Produced by Satelight, the first Senki Zesshou Symphogear TV series began airing in 2012. It received three more sequels that already aired in 2013, 2015, and 2017. The fifth season is planned for next year.

Source: Official Twitter

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52 episodes will be released daily on the franchise's official YouTube channel in four periods of time.
https://moca-news.net/article/20190515/2019051522300a_/01/

Here is episode one. The video is region-locked to Japan.

May 15, 7:09 AM by changelog

Nana Mizuki performs OP (you probably know it already, but still posting here)
https://moca-news.net/article/20190324/2019032400000b_/01/

Mar 23, 8:05 AM by tsubasalover

That name is bonkers and one of the more nonsensical word salad titles not for an LN or LN adaptation.

Mar 22, 10:23 AM by Hoppy



Do you thing the name is ridiculous enough or not?

Mar 22, 9:46 AM by NeoAnkara

New visual and official site revamped
https://moca-news.net/article/20190322/2019032218050a_/01/

Mar 22, 2:08 AM by tsubasalover

Keep in mind though, the every two summers pattern is clearly working in terms of per volume disc sales. Here's the facts:
* Season 1 - Winter 2012: 5,045 average per volume
* Symphogear G - Summer 2013: 8,701 average per volume
* Symphogear GX - Summer 2015: 14,229 average per volume (best selling anime of Summer 2015, and the tenth best selling anime for all of 2015)
* Symphogear AXZ - Summer 2017: 14,792 average per volume (second best selling anime of Summer 2017, and the sixth best selling anime for all of 2017)

Feb 18, 12:49 PM by CJAnimeFan

oh that kinda sucks... was looking forward to it

Dec 11, 2018 6:49 PM by pure

Clearly this is Symphogear 15, not Symphogear 5.

Dec 11, 2018 6:15 PM by GlennMagusHarvey

MaceChan said:
Helios92 said:


Wait, what?

Really, that explanes why episode 1 felt like nothing special happen till episode 2 and 3.
Season 1 was a really troublesome production. A lot of the issues and animation hiccups (that Tsubasa walk) stem from the fact, that Studio Encourage Films, the co-producing studio, coudln't handle the workload and bailed out as early as episode 3 leaving Satelight doing the rest of the show by themselves. In the Key Animation books the staff talks about how they lacked manpower such as not enough production assistants, because Satelight was producing Aquarion Evol, AKB and Mouretsu alongside Symphogear. They consider it a miracle that Season 1 even got finished. Sadly, Season 2 wasn't that much of a improvement in that regard, mostly due to the Mouretsu Movie. After S2E10 got finished, the staff didn't leave the studio till the production wrapped up. At one point, Action Animator Fumiaki Kouta was so tired that he fell asleep on his desk while still holding a pencil in his hand. These folks are really passionate about Symphogear, but they certainly don't want a repeat of that.


That's explanes all the lackluster animation since Season 1 was just their first instalment in the francise. Like I'd forgotten this series right after one episode if G hadn't made every mistake 2012 had.

Dec 11, 2018 4:09 PM by Helios92

I hope it can improve from Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ.Since the last 3 episode felt rushed and Ono did got overworked on ARC-V Third Season season is still one of my favorites from the franchise while the first season was also fairly entertaining. I'd say 4th one was the best in terms of content, but rather not my favorite season. I wanna see Season 6 and 7 and possible 8 in the near future. Hope Ono can find time to work on Yu-Gi-Oh 7th aswell. And let's just me honest. ONO IS THE PEFECT DIRECTOR FOR THIS JOB.

Dec 11, 2018 4:07 PM by Helios92

Helios92 said:
MaceChan said:
Well, Satelight is quite notorious for having really bad schedules. I remember, that they finished the first episode of the first Symphogear season just 30 minutes before it's airing. So yeah, delaying it is probably for the best.


Wait, what?

Really, that explanes why episode 1 felt like nothing special happen till episode 2 and 3.
Season 1 was a really troublesome production. A lot of the issues and animation hiccups (that Tsubasa walk) stem from the fact, that Studio Encourage Films, the co-producing studio, coudln't handle the workload and bailed out as early as episode 3 leaving Satelight doing the rest of the show by themselves. In the Key Animation books the staff talks about how they lacked manpower such as not enough production assistants, because Satelight was producing Aquarion Evol, AKB and Mouretsu alongside Symphogear. They consider it a miracle that Season 1 even got finished. Sadly, Season 2 wasn't that much of a improvement in that regard, mostly due to the Mouretsu Movie. After S2E10 got finished, the staff didn't leave the studio till the production wrapped up. At one point, Action Animator Fumiaki Kouta was so tired that he fell asleep on his desk while still holding a pencil in his hand. These folks are really passionate about Symphogear, but they certainly don't want a repeat of that.

Dec 11, 2018 5:38 AM by MaceChan

The last season felt really rushed toward the end as well….I hope this series goes out with a bang and not a budget whimper.

Dec 11, 2018 4:53 AM by VyseLegendaire

I can bear the wait for the return of my fighting divas. The Symphogear series has been so good after season 1, and I hope the upcoming sequel will deliver once again with great quality content!

Dec 11, 2018 1:44 AM by LunyRem

Helios92 said:
MaceChan said:
Well, Satelight is quite notorious for having really bad schedules. I remember, that they finished the first episode of the first Symphogear season just 30 minutes before it's airing. So yeah, delaying it is probably for the best.


Wait, what?

Really, that explanes why episode 1 felt like nothing special happen till episode 2 and 3.


Except that Satelight didn't even work primarily on S1 when it began airing. AFAIK, the studio who made S1 went bankrupt in the middle of broadcasting and Satelight picked them up to finish S1 and made the succeeding seasons. I'm sure I glossed over a lot, but that explanation should be good enough.

Dec 10, 2018 11:32 PM by Omn1m0n

I hope it can improve from Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ. Second season is still one of my favorites from the franchise while the first season was also fairly entertaining.

Dec 10, 2018 11:25 PM by Stark700

I was about to complain that "damn, I have to wait til next year?"
Then I remembered it's December already lol

well if it's a necessary delay, can't be helped I suppose

Dec 10, 2018 7:03 PM by Nemesis_Ranka

MaceChan said:
Well, Satelight is quite notorious for having really bad schedules. I remember, that they finished the first episode of the first Symphogear season just 30 minutes before it's airing. So yeah, delaying it is probably for the best.


Wait, what?

Really, that explanes why episode 1 felt like nothing special happen till episode 2 and 3.

Dec 10, 2018 1:32 PM by Helios92

Well, Satelight is quite notorious for having really bad schedules. I remember, that they finished the first episode of the first Symphogear season just 30 minutes before it's airing. So yeah, delaying it is probably for the best.

Dec 10, 2018 11:01 AM by MaceChan

I knew it! I knew Spring was way too soon for it to be aired. And given that Ono is working on Girly Air Force next season, unless Symphogear XV is going to have a new director, it would be too much work for Ono. You know what they say: A rushed anime will always be bad, but a delayed anime may end up being delayed. If Satelight is aware that the production schedule for XV would be too much, then they made the right call in delaying it unlike some other studios that need to rush things out the door asap...

That being said, does Satelight have anything else to show in Spring? Or are they skipping out on the Spring season to use the time to optimise XV? Maybe they wanted to avoid all the competition that's coming up in Spring 2019. Or maybe Kaneko is going to pull a Masahiro Sakurai and surprise everyone with something...

Dec 10, 2018 9:38 AM by Tarotist

WaterLord said:
@Helios92 i know this is one of your favorites, check this out while you're at it. :)


Thanks for the tag, I'd say your a life saver.

Dec 10, 2018 8:15 AM by Helios92

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