Simoun is a Japanese anime television series that was broadcast in Japan in 2006. It ran for 26 weekly episodes from 3 April to 25 September. A manga adaptation was published in three issues of Comic Yuri Hime. The manga shared the same characters and setting as the anime, but presented a different storyline. A second manga was serialised in Megami Magazine, with a radically different setting and a comic rather than serious and dramatic tone. There is also a two-volume light novel adaptation, which unlike the manga has a storyline close to that of the anime.
Simoun takes place on the earth-planet Daikuriku ("great sky land" or "heaven's shore"). The people of Daikuriku are all born female. The theocratic nation of Simulacrum has a monopoly on the helical motor technology and as a result grew to prosperity. The two nations, Argentum and Plumbum, wage in an attempt to steal the technology. In Simulacrum, the girls grow up until age of seventeen, when they make a pilgrimage to a holy place known as "the Spring" to select their permanent sex.
A war breaks out between three nations Simulacran, Argentum, and Plumbum over Simulacran's helix motor technology that powers the airships known as Simouns. Two fleets of the Simoun, Chor Caput and Chor Tempest, stumble upon a huge Argentum airship fleet attempting steal a Simoun. Suffering massive losses in the battle, the pair Neviril and Amuria of Chor Tempest attempt an extremely powerful but extremely dangerous maneuver out of desperation named the Emerald Ri Majon; Neviril hesitates after making eye contact with the enemy, and the pair fail resulting in an explosion that takes Amuria with it. The fight leaves the sibyllae or members of Chor Tempest extremely demoralized and Neviril in despair.
A PlayStation 2 adventure/simulation game titled Simoun: Rose War ~Ri Majon of Sealing~ has been released by Marvelous Entertainment. The game comes in both limited and standard editions. It was initially scheduled for release in November 2006, but was delayed to 21 June 2007.
Simoun Shoubi Sensou Fuuin no Remersion: Tells the story of a group of girls who pilot mighty airships to defend their nation against would-be usurpers. In the world of the Simoun, all children are born female but decide their final sex at age 17. In the animated series, a nation known as Argentum invades Simulacrum and the Simoun are sent into war to protect the homeland from the attackers. Since the girls are almost of age but their skills are needed to wage war, they are granted an extension upon which to decide their sex.
Take a jaunt to the planet of Daikuriku where the children are all female. When they hit the age of 17, the young adults then decide if they want to be male or stay female. Now, focus your attention on the land of Simulacrum which is patrolled by flying machines known as Simoun. Within the machines are young pilots called Sibyllae who haven't reached their 17th birthday yet. The Simoun have a unique magical attack that is capable of laying waste to wide swaths of enemy forces. When ancient ruins are found on the border territory of Simulacrum, the Sibyllae and their ships are sent to secure the area but are met by forces from a neighboring principality. Conflict arises and the Simoun airships are marshaled into war against the malcontents.
The Playstation 2 game follows the general storyline of the animated source material where the girls are caught up in a war but also have time for a little interaction and possible romance. The adventure is broken up into 14 chapters where a scenario is presented followed by a turn-based tactical-strategy game where forces are sent into battle. In addition to the aerial Simoun, the game features a seafaring model that is an original machine designed for the PS2 game's storyline.
The limited edition of Simoun: Shoubi Sensou ships in a cardboard slipcase with alternate artwork on the cover. The slipcase houses the game DVD and three bonus items as follows:
» Art booklet which contains character illustrations by Asako Nisida
» A Simoun: Shoubi Sensou manga
» A data CD which contains desktop accessories for your PC and a collection of background music from the game.
Adventure game themed TV anime "Simoun". Hero girl Aeru that the airplane body called Simoun. Harsh fate of girls Simoun the story of the original game is developed, with a focus on Aeru is he depicted. The Taste and friendship and love, spiritual exchange of girls!
- First & Third person perspectives.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- SCIFI, Fantasy & Anime themes.