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Simoun


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shimuun, Simoon
Japanese: シムーン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 7,683 users)
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Ranked: #14452
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Popularity: #1937
Members: 26,263
Favorites: 371
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Synopsis

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


Staff

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


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"Utsukushi Kereba Sore de Ii" by Chiaki Ishikawa

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"Inori no Uta" by savage genius




More reviewsReviews

May 18, 2007
neo_horizon (All reviews)
- 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".

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Feb 6, 2008
Mr_Tines (All reviews)
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
Jul 20, 2010
YourMessageHere (All reviews)
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
Dec 31, 2008
hearmescream (All reviews)
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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