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: Jyuu's Series Post - Simoun :
Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered
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Requested by ruins_of_sodom

Simoun

Now this series is a series that I really just initially got into for the girl's kissing. Because that is what this series starts out as being. The first time you watch it, you go "Oh boy, this surely must be lesbian fodder". Girls are kissing ALL OVER THE PLACE because it's apart of their worship, and it is also how they pilot their simouns (another fancy term for mech.. religious mechs)

But as you get into the series of Simoun, you realize that it's alot more complex then merely 'girl's kissing'. It's deep and weighty, it's about faith and taking chances. Yes, the main couple -is- a romantic couple, both Aeru and Nevrille, two outstanding female characters (There are alot of people who do not like Aeru, however I think that for Nevrille she is exactly what the girl needs and thus I find her absolutely delightful).

Why are all these girls kissing? It is because in the world of Simoun, all the girls are born that way. Girls.. there are no boy children. You go to a spring in order to 'become' a boy if you want to. But you are expected to go to the spring, that's all apart of growing up. Then you have heteronormative relationships based on the gender you picked (or not, the anime never says that homosexuality is a sin or not). And this series isn't all about the girls kissing, there is a really awesome heterosexual couple, and then there is the sweetest and most dear gay couple.

This series in terms of shipping has a little bit for EVERYONE. (coming from a rabid shipper, I admit by now that it is an addiction, and one that I'm likely not to cure.)

The fandom is awesome too, I mean this fandom is too cool for school. There is no hatred in their heart, they can effectively co-exist. There is no arguing over pairings and they have equal tolerance for the het, yuri and yaoi. It's a great fandom to be apart of and if you want a series in which most of the watchees are pretty nice in general then you couldn't really pick a better one!

My favorite pairings for the series are Nevrille/Aeru (the yuri), Wapourif/Morinas (the straight) and Anubituf/Guragief (the gay). Those three pretty much own my heart as to the series and I <3 it majorly.

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I've heard of Simoun before, but never watched it. This makes it sound super interesting though. I'll have to put it on my list of stuff to watch.

It's very good. I mean I enjoy a yuri-centric anime to begin with, but this really just managed to go beyond what is yuri and I enjoyed it, because the characters are so rich and diverse. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wanted something interesting to watch!

I adore Simoun <33333

Oh you better watch it then, you may just be ruins_of_sodom's best friend, since she absolutely adores the series!

Awww, yes! XD I think it's wonderful, and I love how it has such a rich plot as well as the yuriness <3

You had me at girls kissing...will need to google this 0_0

;w; Now I want to watch the whole thing all over again. <3 I am crazy about Simoun not just for the girls kissing but because it brings me back to my roots of theotech. Specifically Xenogears. It's wonderful how little we see of the world away from the Sybillae but it's all so rich. I have to admit that Aeru took some time to grow on me but half way through the series I was cheering for her.

The last episode had to be my favorite though. Not only just for Anubituf's librarian look or Guragief's punk rocker look.

Oh man, NaughtyLibrarian!ANUBITUF! (that clinched his personality for me honestly.. that he'd pick something like that while Guragief went for something edgey.. it was cute, you'd think that there personalities were the other way around.. but then they just throw you for a fricking loop!)

I KNOW. They just threw me completely off. They are wonderful characters who are wonderfully unpredictable. I think I squeed so loud I woke up the entire house when I saw that. After I went through the art on the character designer's blog I don't think I'll ever see Anubituf the same way again. Or Guragief.

Hands down, my most favorite characters. (I can't remember where I found this but oh lord. It fits so well with my image of them as children.)

That's a mighty fine nipple that Anubituf has thar.. *eyes it* better then the ice cream cone.

Anubituf cover that nipple! Not in front of children! And stop licking that. You don't know where it's been. D:

That ice cream should be on ANOTHER cone.

Who said anything about a cone?

EXACTLY. Anu, stop that this instant.

I really can't wait to watch this.

This series is made of epic and I think that both you and yanderess would really enjoy it together!

SIMOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN <3.

Yup, that's pretty much all I have to say |D. One of my favorite yuri series, ever.

I've seen some pics, and have heard about that series. Sounds like something I'd like to see sometime. <3

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