※ NOTE: Fourth series of "Senki Zesshou Symphogear"
Several weeks after stopping the alchemist Carol’s “World Dissection Plan”, an event that would later come to be known as the “Magical Girl Incident”, Tachibana Hibiki was on the verge of losing the battle to her greatest foe yet: Summer Homework, the merciless fate that awaits every student.
How did this happen?
Facing absolute despair, Hibiki looks back on how she came to be here.
She went to the sea.
She went to the mountains.
She told herself she needed to spend time with her new friends, and went to summer festivals, mouth agape like an idiot as she watched the night fireworks. For Obon she left the dorms and returned to her home in Chiba, happy to see her family once more.
“The whole family's together, so let’s make stew!”
It was midsummer, not stew season, but her father was so happy to see her that he insisted they have stew for dinner anyway.
Not long ago, she’d been forced to use the Symphogear as part of a supernatural battle, but as a result, she felt like she’d learned a little about the world. Her teacher had always told her that her handwriting looked like hieroglyphics, and now she finally knew what they were, and that her teacher was exaggerating. Her daily life was more fulfilled than it ever had been before. “Your life’s finally turned into something out of a late-night anime,” one of her friends said. She didn’t know what that meant, but she could tell it was a good thing, and it made her happy. She wished these days could continue forever... But now, the time had come to pay the price for all this happiness. It was nearing the end of summer break, on a school day. A new battle was about to begin for Tachibana Hibiki.