Ranked #1172


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Synonyms: Shimuun, Simoon
Japanese: シムーン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.621 (scored by 6318 users)
Ranked: #11722
Popularity: #1495
Members: 18,427
Favorites: 303
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In the peaceful theocracy of Simulicram, everyone is born female. At age 17, each maiden undergoes a special ceremony where she chooses her sex. However, only Pairs of maiden priestesses can synchronize with the ancient flying ships known as Simoun needed to defend Simulicram. These Pairs refrain from undergoing the ceremony as long as they wish to keep piloting their Simoun.

Aer is recruited to be a Simoun pilot after a terrifying attack by an enemy nation decimates the squadron known as Chor Tempest. To earn her wings she needs to find her way into the heart of Neviril, Regina of Chor Tempest. But Neviril's heart still belongs to her previous Pair, lost in the battle when she attempted a forbidden Simoun maneuver.

(Source: Media Blasters)

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Adaptation: Simoun

Characters & Voice Actors

Niino, Michi
Niino, Michi
Takahashi, Rieko
Takahashi, Rieko
Mizuki, Nana
Mizuki, Nana
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami


Nishimura, Junji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

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May 18, 2007
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It's rare to come across an anime series that's as well executed as Simoun. In addition to its beautiful animation and incredible use of music, Simoun has a deep plot line that draws from many different themes and invokes a lot of emotions. The story takes place in a war-torn world where the main characters are young maidens tasked with flying Simoun, mecha-like flying machines with devastating attacks called "Ri Maajon" that can destroy the enemy. The twelve girls who come together in this war effort to fly the Simoun make up a unit called "Chor Tempest".

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Feb 6, 2008
Simply the best anime title of 2006 (because the closest competitors, Akagi and Mushishi are technically 2005 titles that ran through the winter half 05-06.

And a woefully under-appreciated title it was.

The original fan-sub group that picked it up usually handles shoujo-ai titles; and the “key-turn” ritual for starting up the Simoun, the flying machines made it look like just another excuse for very pretty backgrounds and girls getting friendly together. But it turned out more complicated than that, and was left to languish in favour of more accessible highschool-romance titles, until picked up by the most dedicated and special-purpose group of fansubbers whose product I read more
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Dec 31, 2008
I recall back when I was first told about Simoun, I came to read the synopsis of the anime on myanimelist and quickly dismissed it, striking it off my viewing list. The premise sounded very fetishy, the art was largely unattractive and I quickly assumed it was going to be something akin to Strike Witches. "Not my cup of tea" I said.

Months later, after having it suggested to me by opinions I greatly trust, I gave it another shot. And thank god I did. What a show! I have wanted to write a review about this for a long while, but I always find it read more
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Jul 20, 2010
Watching Simoun seems like an exercise in how to discover and enjoy the latent sadist in yourself. You know that bit in the Shawshank Redemption where the old lags are betting on which of the new inmates will break down first, and the way Morgan Freeman says it, you totally get what he's talking about, even though you know it's horrible behaviour? This is kind of like that, but with gigantic eyes, inexplicably revealing pastel uniforms, unbelievably daft mecha and technicolour hair.

To explain (and there will be spoilers throughout this review, just so you know): we have this premise - read more
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Both animes have very deep character development, unique style and, of course, gorgeous music.
Simoun and Blue Drop offer a mix of shoujo-ai and giant flying ships, a combination that does not occur all that often. In both cases there is a mostly female cast and a war backdrop that fuels the plot is balanced by the interaction between the several characters. Simoun is set in a somewhat fantastical world and follows the clash between religion and military accomplishments while Blue Drop takes place in a world that is more or less realistic
when i watched my otome it reminded me of simoun in that both rely heavily on young girls to do the fighting
Both series are about girls that can control flying, magical machine-like things, with the purpose of defending their base/ideals/nation.
The two are oddly similar in that they both have aspects of monkhood. They both have some yuri in them, with Simoun clearly having more. If you're into strange worlds, odd trials, and that slice of humanity that just can't be put into words, then Simoun and Haibane Renmei are for you.
Both anime have many female characters as leads; action (girls fight monster(mai-hime)/ fight wars with other countries using "heavenly" weapons (simoun)); yuri, especially simoun though mai-hime does show some signs of yuri and both have a "destiny" to follow. Overall, very similar but in different situations and plots. If you like one of them, you'll definitely like the other, no doubt! =)

Opening Theme

"Utsukushi Kereba Sore de Ii" by Chiaki Ishikawa

Ending Theme

"Inori no Uta" by savage genius

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