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Characters: Senki Zesshou Symphogear
The characters who are a part of the Anime series Senki Zesshou Symphogear.

All Symphogear users are Action Girls using Powered Armor by default.

WARNING: Late Arrival Spoilers!

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Introduced in Symphogear (Series 1)

    2nd Division Symphogears 

Hibiki Tachibana

Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

A teenager with the ability to summon a Symphogear, which she gained from fragments of Gungnir that became lodged in her chest after being caught in the crossfire of a Noise attack. Hibiki's control over her relic is too weak to summon an "armed gear", so instead she focuses her energy onto physical attacks.

Season 1

Symphogear G

  • An Arm and a Leg: Ver's Nephilim chomped her left arm when she tried to make it eat a punch. That doesn't faze her one bit, and actually regenerates it after going berserk again.
  • Abusive Parents: As part of her Dark and Troubled Past, her dad became a violent drinker.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After being exposed to Shenshou-Jing's relic-eater power, the Gungnir fragments inside her body all disappear. On the upside, she's no longer threatened by The Corruption. On the downside, she is no longer able to transform. Not that it's going to stop her from participating in the Final Battle, though. This works very well for her, because she manages to ultimately subvert this trope by absorbing Maria's Gungnir powers, restoring her own Gungnir.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted in Season 1, then G reveals what truly happened. She is the Sole Survivor of a Noise attack (unknown whether it's the same attack that costed Kanade's life), and that very fact drove others to ostracize her and her family, accusing her as a murderer. It scarred her so much she breaks down crying after Shirabe called her a hypocrite for trying to reach out to her and her friends.
  • Discard and Draw: After stealing Maria's Gungnir, she no longer has the life-threatening explosive power that came with it being fused with her body, but having a full Gungnir instead of a broken copy more than makes up the difference. Plus she can use an Armed Gear now if she wants to.
  • Heroic RROD: Gungnir being fused with her body makes her stronger every time she uses it, right up until the point when malformed spears start bursting out from under her skin. Eventually averted thanks to Miku destroying Gungnir with the Shenshou-Jing.
  • Humanoid Abomination: In order to [spoiler:regenerate her arm]] following the events of episode 5, Gungnir had to merge with her completely. She actually touches a Noise at the end of 6 with her bare hands before transforming, hinting she might be more relic than human now.
  • Lightning Bruiser: This time around, her punches and kicks have much more stopping power than the previous season, easily defeating several Noises with a single attack.
  • Oblivious to Love: If the OV As are canon, then Hibiki is most definitely this. Long story short, she doesn't notice Miku's feelings for her.
  • Plucky Girl: Even moreso here than in the first season.
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking: And, it is fierce.
  • Stepford Smiler: Due to her Dark and Troubled Past and the revelation that Gungnir's fragment are eventually going to take over her body, she's faking a smile when around her friends.
  • Tears of Remorse: Breaks down in tears at the end of her, Tsubasa and Chris' battle against Maria's group in G Episode 2 for failing to reach their hearts and understand what molded them into the way they are.


Tsubasa Kazanari

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

A veteran Symphogear and former partner of Kanade in ZweiWing. Initially shy and passive, her disposition changes severely after Kanade's death, causing her to fall into despair and question whether her emotions should impede her performance as a Symphogear or if she should accept Hibiki as her new partner. Her Armed Gear is Ame-no-Habakiri, a massive Nodachi that can be split into multiple swords.

Season 1

Symphogear G

  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Hibiki and Chris. Despite her cool, stoic exterior, she's always available to bail them out of trouble as a senior Symphogear user should. Best shown in her Cruel to Be Kind act to keep Hibiki from fighting and her Sempai Kohai moment with Chris.
  • Cool Big Sis: By Season 2, she has developed into this role towards Hibiki and Chris. She's damn aloof, though.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: In episode 6, after hearing Hibiki's fate as a Humanoid Abomination, she tried to spare Hibiki from constant fighting and probably learning the Awful Truth... by reverting back to her cold self and tells Hibiki to stop fighting because she's a burden.
  • Drives Like Crazy: End of the Rider's Blade.
  • Oneesama: Arguably, she's one of these as the oldest Symphogear user.
  • Sempai Kouhai: Establishes this dynamic with Chris during the You Are Not Alone moment in episode 12.
  • Weak, but Skilled: When she downgrades her Symphogear to her first season version, she's considerably weaker but nonetheless skilled and badass.

Kanade Amou

Voiced by: Minami Takayama

Tsubasa's former partner in ZweiWing, Kanade was the sole survivor of a Noise attack that killed her family when she was young. After being recovered by Genjuro and Ryoko, she wholeheartedly agreed to be tested for compatibility with Gungnir in exchange for the opportunity to exact revenge against the Noise. Unlike Hibiki, she can manifest the Gungnir in the form of a spear. Unfortunately, she dies in the beginning, forced to perform a Swan Song to defeat a concentration of Noise that massed around one of their concerts.

Chris Yukine

Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki

Introduced as a major antagonist during Season 1 with the ability to summon Noise, Chris is revealed to be a former Symphogear Candidate trafficked throughout her childhood for Relic compatibility research, developing a hatred for adults and aligning herself to Finé, until she realized that the latter was lying into using her. She later reconciles with Genjurou, her legal guardian from whom she ran away two years prior to the start of the series. As a wearer of Finé's Nehushtan armor, she wielder Solomon's Cane, a whip-like weapon. As a Symphogear, she wields the Ichaival, a pair of Automatic Crossbows.

Season 1

Symphogear G


    2nd Division Mobile Disaster Response Corps 

Miku Kohinata

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

Hibiki's best friend, schoolmate and roommate. Extremely happy and eager to get Hibiki's spirits lifted whenever either one of them feels down. She also loves watching shooting stars.

Season 1

  • Action Survivor
  • Ambiguously Lesbian: It's hinted throughout the show that she might want to be more than just friends with Hibiki.
  • Brainy Brunette: In contrast to Hibiki, Miku is a good student.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: And what better way for her and Hibiki to enjoy the moment than to finally watch the meteor shower together?
  • Hair Color Dissonance: She had greenish hair in season one, but season two shows that it's now black.
  • Heroic BSOD: Finds out about Hibiki's Symphogear in Season 1 Episode 6. This rewrites her thinking about her closest friend.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Hibiki. Though the heterosexual part is debatable . . .
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: Creates a new relationship with Chris when she separated from Hibiki. And then went back to Hibiki in the same episode.
  • Ironic Echo: Her use of consistently telling Hibiki about the shooting stars ends up being denied at the last minute.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kohinata" means "a little sunshine".
  • Muggle Best Friend
  • Nice Girl: Very nice. Whether it's supporting Hibiki in her battles or nursing an injured Chris back to health, Miku is arguably the sweetest, most sincere character on the show.
  • Plucky Girl: Just because she's nice doesn't mean she's lacking in a backbone. Just look at Took a Level in Badass below or just watch the second season.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: A textbook case with Hibiki. Sharing the bed, jealousy, break-ups and making-ups, the whole nine yards.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Uses herself as a way of distracting the Noise when Hibiki was unable to activate her Symphogear. She did say she was a part of the school's track and field.
  • True Companions: Lives with Hibiki in the dorm and later relies on her in Season 1 Episode 8 when she acts as a decoy. Come G she joins the 2nd Division to be able to help her friend on an even greater scale.
  • Tsundere: A very minor example of the type B variety. She's a total sweetheart, but she isn't above criticizing Hibiki for her poor study habits or above quietly referring to her friend as an idiot when Hibiki gets herself into trouble.

Symphogear G

  • Ambiguously Lesbian: Whatever ambiguity there was in the previous season has been wiped out of the board here: the reason she can link with Shenshou Jing is due to her love.
  • Anti-Magic: Her Shenshou Jing relic has the power to erase other relics and any effects related to them, including Symphogears, the seal on the Frontier, and the Gungnir fragments infecting Hibiki.
  • Badass Lesbian: Given her Symphogear, Shenshou Jing, activates due to her love for Hibiki, and the sheer amount of destruction that's caused by it, she definitely qualifies.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: At the end of Episode 9 of Season 2, complete with Dull Eyes of Unhappiness and her own Symphogear.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her athletic talent finally comes into play in the finale, when she hurls Solomon's Cane to the warp gate leading to the Noise dimension, sealing it and causing the Nephilim's explosion to kill all the Noise within.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Her Symphogear (while possessed) is purple.
  • Evolving Credits: Watch the opening for Episode 10. It features her Symphogear after her cut.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Hibiki uses a reflected blast from Shenshou Jing for its relic-destroying properties, which ends up saving both of them.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Her Symphogear, Shenshou Jing, has displayed more weapons than any other Symphogear user. Her arsenal includes:
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Once again, her love for Hibiki makes her go along with Dr. Ver's proposal of using the Shenshou Jing.
  • Tender Tears
  • The Power of Love/Soundtrack Dissonance: It has been noted that sheer willpower can overcome literally anything, even Symphogears. That last Badass moment was simply her doing what she does best. Her Symphogear gets to the point where her laser is more powerful than Chris', which was used last season to stop moon chunks, and able to disintegrate it. And her song is about Hibiki's meeting from the previous season, saying that she completely loves her. Even a fansub decided to use pink cursive style fonts for her love song while said laser rips through a battleship.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her Symphogear is purple, and it's far and away the most powerful relic shown in the series.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She is determined to protect Hibiki and eventually gets her own Symphogear, with disastrous results during episodes 9 and 10.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Having received no formal training on how to use her Symphogear, Shenshou Jing, she's much less effective than the rest of the Symphogear users. And yet she still manages to destroy an entire fleet of ships with just her relic, and even overpower Chris and Tsubasa's ultimate defenses.
  • Walking Spoiler: Big things happen in season 2.
  • Yandere: It's been noted that her song lyrics while wearing her Symphogear hint at her being very possessive of Hibiki and her love.

Genjuro Kazanari

Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa

Tsubasa's uncle and leader of the 2nd Division Mobile Disaster Response Corps, an organization dedicated to fighting the Noise.

Shinji Ogawa

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

An agent of the 2nd Division who also acts as Tsubasa's manager for her idol cover.

Aoi Tomosato

Voiced by: Asami Seto

An agent of the Second Division.

Sakuya Fujitaka

Voiced by: Kenji Akabane

Another agent of the Second Division.

Ryoko Sakurai

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

Head Scientist of the 2nd Division MDRC and creator of the Symphogear.


    Finé (the person) 

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

The Big Bad of the series, who controlled Chris from the shadows. She possesses a number of powerful armours and Relics, some of which allow her (and by extension, Chris) to summon and control Noise.

She is the reincarnation of an ancient priestess who sought entry into Heaven by building the Tower of Babel but was struck down by God. Fine possessed the body of Ryoko Sakurai when the latter came into contact with the Relics, and used her host's position within the 2nd Division to further her own agenda.

Symphogear G

  • Death Equals Redemption: Between her death and her reappearance in Shirabe's Near Death Experience midway through G Episode 12, Finé has since taken Hibiki's words to heart. Her ghost even encourages Shirabe, her descendant, to live on and protect Kirika and help her save Maria.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: As part of her redemption, she ultimately sacrifices the last of her life-force in G Episode 12 to revive Shirabe.
  • Posthumous Character: She may be gone but she still plays an important role in the sequel. Instances include the terrorist group whom they named it after her and Shirabe being her reincarnation.


    Others 

Yumi Itaba

Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki

A schoolfriend of Hibiki and Miku.

Kuriyo Andou

Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

Another schoolfriend of Hibiki and Miku.

Shiori Terashima

Voiced by: Nao Toyama

Another schoolfriend of Hibiki and Miku.

Introduced in Symphogear G (Series 2)

    Finé (Group) 

Maria Cadenzavna Eve

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa

A world-famous singer whose recent début sent her straight to the top of the American charts. However, she is actually a high-ranking agent of the terrorist group "Finé" and can equip a black Gungir-class Symphogear. She claims to be the new reincarnation of Finé (the person), but this is actually a lie to secure the loyalty of Dr. Ver.


  • Anime Hair
  • Anti-Villain: She is doing her best to avoid civilian casualties and carry her mission even when it puts her in serious risk. When juxtaposed with how the special forces constantly pursuing her are ridiculously incompetent gun-wielding jackasses, she comes off as Noble Demon.
    • She even moves across the entire board of anti-villains. Initially I, as explained, then II, but then she came to realize that she's not the descendant, so now it's something like a 3.5 since she cannot be considered a villain at this point but she is now willing to follow Ver. Then, she goes full on 4 when Ver betrayed her and reveals that he has no interest in the survival of the rest of humanity save himself.
  • Badass Cape: Which she uses as a weapon.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Kirika and Shirabe. And her dead little sister Serena.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For Miku! It was a bad idea, though.
  • Big Eater: Revealed in the shorts
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Armed Gear.
  • Brick Joke: The opening does not even display the name of her Symphogear. Instead, it showcases a black and a white Blade on a Stick, which is the Gungnir of her's and Kanade's respectively.
  • Captain Ersatz: Looks a lot like Hibiki. No, the other Hibiki alias Cure Melody. Plus, she got Cure Melody's haircolor and her mother's first name.
    • She also one to Lacus Clyne. A famous pink hair singer who want to help the world. Except Maria is an Anti-Villain.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Kirika and Shirabe.
  • Dark Magical Girl
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her dead little sister, Serena.
  • Dirty Business: Even if she knew Ver is a nutjob, she decided to bear with working with him to fulfill her goal to use her song to save the world, even if it means biting her tongue until it bled while witnessing more of his atrocities. After his betrayal, she finally quits.
  • The Dragon
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While taking the concert hall was indeed her task given to her by her superior, Nastassja, she doesn't like the fact that she's taking hostages was also a part of it. So she gives the order to release them, which prompts the standard reaction.
    Tsubasa: "What are you doing?"
    Nastassja: "What are you doing?"
  • Evil Counterpart: To Tsubasa. Both idol singers who have lost someone important to them (Kanade and Serena) due to Swan Song, the fact that she has another Gungnir drew a lot of more call backs to Kanade for Tsubasa, and pretty much act like the Cool Big Sis for their group of Symphogears. However, she has very high standards, making her not completely evil. Conversely, whenever there's a battle, Maria is usually pitted against Tsubasa. It is clear, however, that she is more fragile than Tsubasa, and may have Jumped Off The Slippery Slope after killing several American soldiers.
  • Good Costume Switch: She goes from wearing black to wearing white when she makes her Heel-Face Turn.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Godiva Hair
  • Graceful Loser: At the end of G, she allows Hibiki to keep the Gungnir she extracted from her, before leaving with Kirika and Shirabe into a helicopter, presumably having chosen to surrender now that they have nowhere else to go.
  • Heel Realization/My God, What Have I Done?: When she finally saw Ver killing other humans with glee and declaring that he's just there to save his own butt and the rest can die, seeing that her own decision was the one that let all those happen, and then topped with seeing Kirika and Shirabe fighting each other, Maria loses it.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for not having the slightest bit of Fine in her, which causes all sort of messy and bloody complications.
  • Leitmotif: "Retsuyari Gungnir", which sports a distinctive symphonic R&B style.
  • Magic Idol Singer
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The only evil thing she did was attack Tsubasa.
  • Noble Demon
  • Paint It Black: Her Gungnir.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hers is thigh-length.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Attempted, averted.
  • Re Power: She loses Gungnir to Hibiki, but had kept what was left of Serena's relic as a keepsake, giving her a new white-and-silver costume with a sword-based Armed Gear. It breaks after one use, but lasts long enough to give her something to use during the final battle.
  • Rose-Haired Girl
  • Villainous Breakdown: Goes nuts from the revelation that Ver has been using her, threatening to kill him while going under Gungnir's influence, until Hibiki absorbs it, restoring her own Gungnir and calming Maria down.

Kirika Akatsuki

Voiced by: Ai Kayano

Another Symphogear user of Finé. As one of the more level-headed and enthusiastic team members, she acts as the heart and soul of the group while hiding her own troubles. Her Symphogear is Igalima.

Shirabe Tsukuyomi

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo

The third Symphogear user of Finé. She gives off the air of a calm and obedient person, but turns incredibly aggressive when she fights. Her Symphogear is Shul Shagana.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Beehive Barrier: Summoned one while unconscious, but we're led to believe it was Kirika until she unknowingly summoned one to protect herself in their duel.
  • Dark Magical Girl
  • Deadly Disc: Her Weapon of Choice. Even the title for it is "Massacre Saw: Shul Shagana".
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: As of episode 11.
  • Emotionless Girl: Sometimes.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Heel-Face Turn: By G Episode 11, she becomes the first Finé Symphogear to agree to help Hibiki if it means saving her friends from Ver's manipulation.
  • Leitmotif: "Oukyo - Shul Shagana", which goes with her general Jpop-themed songs.
  • Mini-Mecha: At full power, Shul Shagana transforms into a set of massive robotic arms and legs armed with humongous buzzsaws.
    • Humongous Mecha: After powering up to X-Drive Mode, Shirabe gains the ability to morph parts of Shul Shagana into a giant robo-Shirabe armed with even BIGGER saws, which Shirabe herself operates the from behind its head.
  • Near Death Experience: Stabbed in the back by Igalima's scythe-boomerang. She even goes into 'drowning' experience like Tsubasa was in season 1.
    • It Is Not Your Time: Fine herself appears to her and tell her to go back to Kirika. Just like Kanade appearing to Tsubasa during her comatose.
  • Only Sane Girl: Of the Finé trio, Shirabe is the only one who realizes that Dr. Ver is a nutjob whose actions may do more harm than good.
  • Powers Do The Fighting: Shul Shagana's armed gear is attached to a pair of mechanical pigtails, and motorized wheels in the boots provide most of its mobility. Compared to the other Symphogear users, Shirabe barely has to lift a finger.
  • Prehensile Hair: Well, sort of. In Symphogear form, her pigtails gain armor plating and become extendable robot arms.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zig-zagged With Kirika. She's primarily Blue, but becomes Red when in Symphogear.
  • Shower of Angst: Mirroring Tsubasa's own in the previous season and against the same person. Turns into a shower of love when Kirika comforts her.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: When Hibiki tries to reason instead of fight, Shirabe calls her out on being a hypocrite; specifically because people who have never experienced hardship shouldn't offer to help others.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: All sugar with Kirika, Nastassja, and Maria (especially Kirika) and all ice with everyone else.
  • The Stoic: Usually.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Professor Nastassja

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue

An elderly woman who is the boss and caretaker of Maria, Kirika, and Shirabe. Her goals are unknown.


Dr. John Wayne "Dr. Ver" Vercingetorix

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

A mysterious researcher from America who transferred to the Second Division in order to study the Sakurai Theory. However, he reveals his true colours when he steals the Cane of Solomon and defects to Finé, becoming one of the main antagonists of the season.


Nephilim

A bio-weapon introduced by Dr. Ver, and one of the keystones of his scheme.

  • A God Am I: It's namesake means "Son of God". In the anime, however, it feeds off of Symphogears.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Becomes a city sized monster after it's heart fuses with the Frontier completely.
  • The Dragon: Not out of any loyalty, but Ver seems to like using it as an attack dog; fairly easy, given it's attraction to relics.
  • Final Boss
  • One-Winged Angel: Multiple times. First, he gains a dark skin pigment and red veins after eating Hibiki's arm. Later, in episode 13, after it's heart is fused with the Frontier, Ver manages to make him come back using the ground in a much bigger form that shoots massive fireballs. Then, after Ver transfers all of Frontier's power to the heart, it fuses with the Frontier itself, becoming a city sized abomination.
  • Our Monsters Are Different
  • Playing with Fire: Its revived form in episode 13
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempts to do this when Hibiki is enraged. Before Hibiki was enraged, it was winning. And then it saw Hibiki's powers and went "Oh shit! I can't fight her!" Nope.

    Others 

Serena Cadenzavna Eve

Voiced by: Yui Horie

Maria's deceased little sister.

Masahito Shibata

The Vice-President of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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