To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Symphogear. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of music theory most of the show will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Hibiki’s positive outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- her personal philosophy draws heavily from underrated old mecha, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Symphogear truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Hibiki’s existential catchphrase “Dato shite mo,” which itself is a cryptic reference to the epic absurdity of the show and the genre it draws from. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Akifumi Kaneko’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Symphogear tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎