History Anime / Simoun

2nd Jul '17 10:19:45 PM creader
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* CrossdressingVoices: All-female voice cast means that the male characters sound like husky-voiced women.
9th May '17 3:51:37 PM fruitstripegum
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* HugeSchoolgirl: Paraietta, despite being around the same age as the rest of the Sybillae (barring [[TokenMiniMoe Rimone]]) can stand almost eye-to-eye with [[ChristmasCake Dominura]].
* HopelessWar: The series starts with the protagonists' nation easily fending off all comers through superior AppliedPhlebotinum... and then the neighbors start catching up.

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* HugeSchoolgirl: Paraietta, despite being around the same age as the rest of the Sybillae (barring [[TokenMiniMoe Rimone]]) can stand almost eye-to-eye with [[ChristmasCake Dominura]].
* HopelessWar: The series starts with the protagonists' nation easily fending off all comers through superior AppliedPhlebotinum... and then the neighbors start catching up.up.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Paraietta, despite being around the same age as the rest of the Sybillae (barring [[TokenMiniMoe Rimone]]) can stand almost eye-to-eye with [[ChristmasCake Dominura]].
30th Jan '17 11:10:52 AM MayumiTsuji
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In spades. Aaeru/Aeru/Aer/Aelle, Rodoreamon/Lodreamon/Roatreamon, Angulas/Anguras/Angurasu, and more... It doesn't help that the fansubs kept most of the names in katakana and didn't bother to romanize them properly..
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In spades. Aaeru/Aeru/Aer/Aelle, Rodoreamon/Lodreamon/Roatreamon, Angulas/Anguras/Angurasu, and more... It doesn't help that the fansubs kept most of the names in katakana and didn't bother to romanize them properly..
properly.
* SpoilerOpeningSpoilerOpening: Aer and Neviril are shown to be a Pair in the opening, but it actually takes several episodes before Neviril accepts Aer as her Pair.
26th Jan '17 8:32:52 PM MayumiTsuji
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* AlphaBitch: Mamiina is a subversion. She acts like this at first (before her following CharacterDevelopment) despite the fact she's not rich, but poor.

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* AlphaBitch: Mamiina Mamina is a subversion. She acts like this at first (before her following CharacterDevelopment) despite the fact she's not rich, but poor.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Aeru, Neviril, Dominura, and Rimone in one sense; Onasia and possibly (eventually) Yun in another; Mamiina and possibly Anglas in a third]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Aeru, [[spoiler:Aer, Neviril, Dominura, and Rimone in one sense; Onasia and possibly (eventually) Yun in another; Mamiina Mamina and possibly Anglas in a third]].



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Guragief, as demonstrated in the penultimate episode when he [[spoiler:knocks out a Plumbish soldier who was trying to prevent Aaeru and Neviril from escaping]]. Lampshaded by Anubituf.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Guragief, as demonstrated in the penultimate episode when he [[spoiler:knocks out a Plumbish soldier who was trying to prevent Aaeru Aer and Neviril from escaping]]. Lampshaded by Anubituf.



** Mamiina goes from the TokenEvilTeammate to a MessianicArchetype.
** Rodoreamon goes from an ExtremeDoormat to TheHighQueen.

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** Mamiina Mamina goes from the TokenEvilTeammate to a MessianicArchetype.
** Rodoreamon Roatreamon goes from an ExtremeDoormat to TheHighQueen.



* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://cdn3a.dvdempire.org/products/78/1613578h.jpg The front cover]] of the North American DVD release featured Neveril and Aeru sort of... hugging? Dancing? Playing patty-cake? Whatever they are doing they are close together and naked, but somehow their embrace has no sexual overtones at all, so the whole thing just looks weird. Also, there is not a single Simoun visible on the front cover, back cover, or spine. The series is '''named''' ''Simoun'' and the machines are nowhere to be found. Without already knowing the background to the series there is no way to determine even what ''genre'' the show is, first guess would probably go to MagicalGirl or an {{Ecchi}} series.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://cdn3a.dvdempire.org/products/78/1613578h.jpg The front cover]] of the North American DVD release featured Neveril and Aeru Aer sort of... hugging? Dancing? Playing patty-cake? Whatever they are doing they are close together and naked, but somehow their embrace has no sexual overtones at all, so the whole thing just looks weird. Also, there is not a single Simoun visible on the front cover, back cover, or spine. The series is '''named''' ''Simoun'' and the machines are nowhere to be found. Without already knowing the background to the series there is no way to determine even what ''genre'' the show is, first guess would probably go to MagicalGirl or an {{Ecchi}} series.



* TheDitz: Floe, with a bit of {{Jerkass}} too. Aaeru also has her moments.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Ho-lee cow. ''Four out of five'' of the canon girl couples involve either rape, statutory rape, or aggressive, unwanted pursuit of the the object of one's affections. [[spoiler: Poor Neviril is subjected to this by ''four different people'']]. And while their actions ''are'' shown to be horrible and wrong in most cases, they also never face any kind of retribution and are generally EasilyForgiven. Now compare that to the fact that men are discouraged from so much as ''talking'' to the priestess for fear of "sullying" them. Even poor Wapourif, [[spoiler: who can't even have a consensual relationship with Morinas until she turns into a "real" girl for being an inherent corrupter of her purity]].

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* TheDitz: Floe, with a bit of {{Jerkass}} too. Aaeru Aer also has her moments.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Ho-lee cow. ''Four out of five'' of the canon girl couples involve either rape, statutory rape, or aggressive, unwanted pursuit of the the object of one's affections. [[spoiler: Poor Neviril is subjected to this by ''four different people'']]. And while their actions ''are'' shown to be horrible and wrong in most cases, they also never face any kind of retribution and are generally EasilyForgiven. Now compare that to the fact that men are discouraged from so much as ''talking'' to the priestess for fear of "sullying" them. Even poor Wapourif, [[spoiler: who can't even have a consensual relationship with Morinas until she turns into a "real" girl for being an inherent corrupter of her purity]].
moments.



* EveryoneIsBi: Subverted and justified.
* {{Expy}}: Onashia is one of Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, from Creator/HRiderHaggard's adventure novels.
** Aaeru bears a striking resemblance to [[Franchise/SailorMoon a certain]] MagicalGirl.

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* EveryoneIsBi: Subverted and justified.
* {{Expy}}: Onashia Onasia is one of Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, from Creator/HRiderHaggard's adventure novels.
** Aaeru Aer bears a striking resemblance to [[Franchise/SailorMoon a certain]] MagicalGirl.



* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler:Amuria dies]], Aaeru arrives in Chor Tempest as a replacement, [[spoiler:and Neviril suffers a ''massive'' HeroicBSOD.]]

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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler:Amuria dies]], Aaeru Aer arrives in Chor Tempest as a replacement, [[spoiler:and Neviril suffers a ''massive'' HeroicBSOD.]]



* HamAndCheese: Mamiina is this ''in-universe'', even after her CharacterDevelopment away from being the TokenEvilTeammate.
* HeelFaceTurn: Mamiina; and, at the end, [[spoiler:the entire nation of Plumbum]].

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* HamAndCheese: Mamiina Mamina is this ''in-universe'', even after her CharacterDevelopment away from being the TokenEvilTeammate.
* HeelFaceTurn: Mamiina; Mamina; and, at the end, [[spoiler:the entire nation of Plumbum]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mamiina]].
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Vyura.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mamiina]].
[[spoiler:Mamina]].
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Vyura.Vura.



* ImportantHaircut: Rodoreamon, Mamiina.

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* ImportantHaircut: Rodoreamon, Mamiina.Roatreamon, Mamina.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Mamiina]], among others.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Mamiina]], [[spoiler:Mamina]], among others.



* MeaningfulName: Dominura, who isn't ''that'' kind of dominatrix, but only just.

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* MeaningfulName: Dominura, who isn't ''that'' kind of dominatrix, but only just.''Aer'' in Greek mythology refers to the air that mortals breathe, as opposed to the ''aether'' the gods breathe.



* {{Meganekko}}: Kaimu.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: The Plumbum priestesses to Mamiina]] and [[spoiler:Yun to Onashia:]]

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* {{Meganekko}}: Kaimu.
Kaim.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: The Plumbum priestesses to Mamiina]] Mamina]] and [[spoiler:Yun to Onashia:]]Onasia.]]



* MoralityKitchenSink: This is the show that gives us [[GoodShepherd Yun]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Mamiina]], [[AntiHero Paraietta]], [[TragicVillain the nations of Argentum]] [[AntiVillain and Plumbum]], and the Defence Minister of Simulacrum.
* TheMourningAfter: Neviril with regards to Amuria; [[spoiler:Rodoreamon with regards to Mamiina]].
* MrExposition: Guragief in episode 2, Wapourif in episode 3, Onashia and Kyuushuu-sama in episode 21.

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* MoralityKitchenSink: This is the show that gives us [[GoodShepherd Yun]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Mamiina]], Mamina]], [[AntiHero Paraietta]], [[TragicVillain the nations of Argentum]] [[AntiVillain and Plumbum]], and the Defence Minister of Simulacrum.
* TheMourningAfter: Neviril with regards to Amuria; [[spoiler:Rodoreamon [[spoiler:Roatreamon with regards to Mamiina]].
Mamina]].
* MrExposition: Guragief in episode 2, Wapourif in episode 3, Onashia Onasia and Kyuushuu-sama the High Priestess in episode 21.



* MysteriousParent: Actually, a mysterious grandparent: Aaeru's grandfather.

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* MysteriousParent: Actually, a mysterious grandparent: Aaeru's Aer's grandfather.



* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Taken advantage of in a state of duress? Shown to be horrified during the act? Having lingering trauma afterwards? Want your assaulter to quit her constant creepy come-ons and just ''leave you the hell alone''? No no, [[spoiler: Kaimu, you actually ''wanted'' to have sex with your sister]]; [[FridgeLogic ten seconds of footage showing you into it at least a little says so.]]
** Actually, after Aeru questions her account of things, we see more of the event in question, including [[spoiler: Kaimu ''pulling'' Alty down to her.]]



* {{Odango}}: Aaeru.
* TheOjou: Rodoreamon.

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* {{Odango}}: Aaeru.
Aer.
* TheOjou: Rodoreamon.Roatreamon.



* OnlyOneName: Namely in the anime. In the manga, Aaeru and Rodoreamon get last names, but even then they're the only ones.
* OutDamnedSpot: Kaimu during her ShowerOfAngst in Episode 12.

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* OnlyOneName: Namely in the anime. In the manga, Aaeru Aer and Rodoreamon Roatreamon get last names, but even then they're the only ones.
* OutDamnedSpot: Kaimu Kaim during her ShowerOfAngst in Episode 12.



* RashomonStyle: Episode 12 in regards to [[spoiler:the sexual encounter between Kaimu and Alti]]. Each of them claims that the other initiated the act.

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* RashomonStyle: Episode 12 in regards to [[spoiler:the sexual encounter between Kaimu Kaim and Alti]].Alty]]. Each of them claims that the other initiated the act.



** The Spring has these shining down, particularly [[NaturalSpotlight onto]] Onashia, making it look as magical as it is.
** [[spoiler: When Aeru and Neviril goes back in time, they are seen decsending from one.]]

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** The Spring has these shining down, particularly [[NaturalSpotlight onto]] Onashia, Onasia, making it look as magical as it is.
** [[spoiler: When Aeru Aer and Neviril goes back in time, they are seen decsending descending from one.]]



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Rodoreamon and Mamiina are a textbook case. (Of course, as is common with the trope, many fans [[LesYay have their own interpretation]].)

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Rodoreamon Roatreamon and Mamiina Mamina are a textbook case. (Of course, as is common with the trope, many fans [[LesYay have their own interpretation]].)



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In spades. Aaeru/Aeru/Aer/Aelle, Rodoreamon/Lodreamon/Roatreamon, Angulas/Anguras/Angurasu, and more... It doesn't help that the official spellings, which were insisted upon by the Japanese owners, don't seem to fit how the names are actually pronounced.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In spades. Aaeru/Aeru/Aer/Aelle, Rodoreamon/Lodreamon/Roatreamon, Angulas/Anguras/Angurasu, and more... It doesn't help that the official spellings, which were insisted upon by the Japanese owners, don't seem to fit how fansubs kept most of the names are actually pronounced.in katakana and didn't bother to romanize them properly..



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Stockings and exposed garter belts... worn by ''fighter pilots''. Luckily their cockpits are heated, during the fight in the blizzard at episode 5 Alti says "It must be pretty cold out there", but still...

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Stockings and exposed garter belts... worn by ''fighter pilots''. Luckily their cockpits are heated, during the fight in the blizzard at episode 5 Alti Alty says "It must be pretty cold out there", but still...



* SuicideAttack: Under the guise of a peace conference, a Kyuukkoku priestess commits a suicide attack with something like an explosive belt to destory the Simouns.

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* SuicideAttack: Under the guise of a peace conference, a Kyuukkoku Plumbish priestess commits a suicide attack with something like an explosive belt to destory the Simouns.



* TokenEvilTeammate: Mamiina pre-CharacterDevelopment.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Mamiina Mamina pre-CharacterDevelopment.



* TwistedKneeCollapse: Mamiina, at the end of episode 7.

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* TwistedKneeCollapse: Mamiina, Mamina, at the end of episode 7.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: A great part of the series deals with the growing romance between Neviril and Aaeru. [[spoiler: They do.]]

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: A great part of the series deals with the growing romance between Neviril and Aaeru.Aer. [[spoiler: They do.]]
19th Dec '16 9:59:14 PM creader
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* TenMinuteRetirement: Subversion. Three characters actually stay retired, and one is shell shocked into inactivity for several episodes after coming back.



* TheSquad



* TenMinuteRetirement: Subversion. Three characters actually stay retired, and one is shell shocked into inactivity for several episodes after coming back.



* TheSquad
3rd Sep '16 4:59:40 AM NekoTroper
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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Yun to Onashia:]]

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler: The Plumbum priestesses to Mamiina]] and [[spoiler:Yun to Onashia:]]


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** [[spoiler: When Aeru and Neviril goes back in time, they are seen decsending from one.]]
25th Apr '16 1:12:51 PM Berrenta
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* ThanksForTheMammary: Subverted--it's not played for laughs. After Wapourif deconstructs a Simoun and Dominura [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sees whatever she does within it and goes nuts]] , Wapourif has a crisis of faith, leading to this little exchange between him and [[ShipTease Morinas]]. After regretting "touching something so holy", Morinas does this to him and storms off in a huff. [[spoiler:[[ItGetsBetter They make up later]].]]

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* ThanksForTheMammary: Subverted--it's not played for laughs. After Wapourif deconstructs a Simoun and Dominura [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sees whatever she does within it and goes nuts]] , Wapourif has a crisis of faith, leading to this little exchange between him and [[ShipTease Morinas]]. After regretting "touching something so holy", Morinas does this to him and storms off in a huff. [[spoiler:[[ItGetsBetter [[spoiler: They make up later]].later.]]
14th Feb '16 5:59:09 AM Koveras
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[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann No relation to anyone named "Simon" with his name pronounced "See-MOAN".]] Also no relation to the antihero protagonist of ''Literature/ElFilibusterismo'', although that is his name (yes, including the U).

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[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann No relation to anyone named "Simon" with his name pronounced "See-MOAN".]] Also no relation "See-MOAN",]] nor to the antihero protagonist of ''Literature/ElFilibusterismo'', although that is his name (yes, including the U).U). Quite possibly related, however, to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudron_Simoun the 30s airplane]], which a [[Creator/AntoineDeSaintExupery certain French writer]] [[Literature/TheLittlePrince crashed into the Sahara desert]].



* ArcWords: ''Shin Tenchi e no Tobira''

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* ArcWords: ''Shin Tenchi e no Tobira''Tobira'' ("The Door to the New World").
15th Jan '16 9:26:16 AM Adept
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A serial manga of this series has been released in ''YuriHime'', with a slightly altered storyline.

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A serial manga of this series has been released in ''YuriHime'', ''Magazine/YuriHime'', with a slightly altered storyline.
3rd Jan '16 2:42:11 PM aye_amber
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In the world of Daikuuriku, everyone is born female, and [[GenderBender chooses which sex they wish to become]] at age 17 with a trip to a magical spring. In this world, the peaceful theocracy of Simulacrum is guarded by magical flying machines called "Simoun", which can only be piloted by young girls who haven't chosen a sex yet. The Simoun can activate a [[FunctionalMagic magical power]] known as "Ri Maajon" (by inscribing enormous magical glyphs in the sky) that can [[WaveMotionGun destroy large numbers of enemy aircraft at once]].

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In the world of Daikuuriku, everyone is born female, and [[GenderBender chooses which sex they wish to become]] at age 17 with a trip to a magical spring. In this world, the peaceful theocracy of Simulacrum is guarded by magical flying machines called "Simoun", "Simoun," which can only be piloted by young girls who haven't chosen a sex yet. The Simoun can activate a [[FunctionalMagic magical power]] known as "Ri Maajon" (by inscribing enormous magical glyphs in the sky) that can [[WaveMotionGun destroy large numbers of enemy aircraft at once]].
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