Short Summary: A brief look into Kanade’s past and her relationship with Tsubasa. Meanwhile, the new Symphogear user, Setsuin Chris, in the Neushtan(?) armor attacks Tsubasa but her real intention is to take Hibiki. Struggling to hold her own, Tsubasa releases her swan song heavily damaging Chris and almost dying from using the song. Hibiki realizes that she needs to be stronger and can’t rely on others – namely Kanade and Tsubasa – to constantly watch out for her. She seeks Genjuurou’s help to become stronger while struggling on whether to tell Miku about her Symphogear powers.
So is the new girl named Chris? I can’t seem to find anything on it..But anyways, this was a really intense emotional powerhouse of an episode and it was great. Hibiki still annoys me, but at least she’s making an effort to be stronger. I can’t believe Tsubasa actually used her swan song to try to kill Chris but thank goodness she’s still alive, there ought to be more character development on her part. It’s interesting to see that a Symphogear user is able to summon Noise, is it just Symphogear users who can summon them and if so, is their purpose a double-edged sword? To protect from the Noise that they themselves bring upon. I’m very interested to see how this all plays out but this was the best episode of Symphogear to date.