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Synonyms: Shimuun, Simoon
Japanese: シムーン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2006 to Sep 26, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Girls LoveGirls Love
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 1168311,683 users)
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Ranked: #19822
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Popularity: #3274
Members: 42,147
Favorites: 434

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Utsukushi Kereba Sore de Ii" by Chiaki Ishikawa

Ending Theme

"Inori no Uta" by savage genius


May 18, 2007
- The following review is spoiler free. -

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".

By ...
Jul 20, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 - ...
Apr 8, 2019
Welcome to Robert's Too Late Reviews! Today we're only running 13 years behind, so Simoun here falls right in our wheelhouse. This series is beloved by many, easily noted by skimming reviews, and the fact that this show appears in many different 'best of yuri/shoujo ai' lists to be found on the internet. The quick of it is, I think this anime is a waste of time, nothing more than teenage girls pouting over childish issues while using the name of religion to massacre insane numbers of enemy pilots. There is no weight to the war aspect of the series, and the melodrama suffers greatly ...

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