Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Kira Yamato, Mar 4, 2008.
It was stuffed with yuri but toward the end, what the fuck was going on
so... you're saying i should watch this?
its somewhat confusing in the beginning but after episode 1 theres editor notes
around 20 they lost me, their pretty much priestess doing soldier work they go hippy mode and the war ends.
their ordered to make up their mind about their genders (their genderless till 17)
Simoun takes place on the planet Daikūriku (大空陸, Daikūriku?) ("great sky land" or "heaven's shore"). Daikūriku is an Earth-like planet in a binary star system populated by humanoids who resemble humans, but are all born female and develop as girls until age 17, when they choose a permanent sex. At some point in Daikūriku's past, a more technologically advanced culture flourished, but it has since crumbled, and much of its technology has been lost.
At the start of the series, the theocratic nation of Simulacrum (シムラークルム宮国, Shimurākurumu Kyuukoku?) has a monopoly on "helical motor" (ヘリカル・モートリス, herikaru mōtorisu?) technology left over from the fallen ancient civilization, which it uses to power aircraft and trains. The industrialized nation of Argentum (アルゲントゥム礁国, Arugentumu Shoukoku?), located on an archipelago across the ocean from Simulacrum, wishes to steal the helical motor technology in order to further their own technological advancement and imperialist ambitions. Argentum possesses technology similar to that of industrialized nations in the 1920s or 1930s, including mass-produced lighter-than-air rigid zeppelins and heavier-than-air propeller-driven biplane fighter aircraft, and as the series begins, it is preparing to attack Simulacrum with a fleet of fighter-carrying airships. Other neighbouring countries, such as the Plumbum Highlands (プルンブム嶺国, Purunbumu Reikoku?), also have hostile relations with Simulacrum due to religious differences or faltering economies.
Simulacrum is defended by advanced airships known as "Simoun." A Simoun is a two-seater aircraft propelled by two helical motors, based on technology left over from the fallen ancient civilization. The exact operation of the helical motor is not well understood by Simulacran technicians, but one of the two rotors apparently controls the Simoun's position in space, and the other affects the flow of time. According to their religion, two priestesses descended from heaven and explained to the people how to operate the Simouns, after they were found in excavations or had just been abandoned. These same priestesses are credited for teaching the people anew about Tempus Spatium and renewing the faith and religion. A Simoun requires two crew members to fly. The two crew members have separate cockpits, each with its own independent flight controls and instrumentation. The crew member in the forward cockpit, known as the auriga, actually flies the Simoun, while the crew member in the aft cockpit, known as the sagitta, acts as a navigator and controls the Simoun's weapons and other accessories (however, at times in the series it seems the sagitta affects the flying of the craft as well. In episode 5, the Simoun flown by Limone and Aaeru flies off-course during the Bell Ri Mājon. The fault is attributed to Limone, even though she is the sagitta.). Simulacrum also possesses one- and two-seater training aircraft similar to the Simoun, known as "Simile" (シミレ・シムーン, Shimire Shimūn?), which are based on a less-advanced design with one somewhat simpler helical motor.
Simulacrum's religion is centered on the worship of a spiritual force known as Tempus Spatium (テンプスパティウム, Tenpusupatiumu?). Tempus Spatium is depicted in Simulacran iconography by winged pillars or goddesses. One of the most important centers of worship of Tempus Spatium is "the Spring", an underground grotto containing a ruined temple to the Tempus Spatium. Simulacran girls make a pilgrimage to the Spring when they turn seventeen; entering the Spring in a particular ritual context with a firm intention in mind causes the pilgrim to make a final selection of their permanent sex. Through a mechanism which is not fully understood (the Simulacrans believe it to be the power of the Tempus Spatium), the individual's DNA is rewritten to confirm or reverse their gender.
The Simoun are crewed by priestesses called Sibyllae (シムーン・シヴュラ, Shimūn Shivyura?) (plural; singular Sibylla). Each Simoun sibylla is a girl who has not chosen a permanent sex yet; doing so permanently disqualifies one from serving as a sibylla. Some sibyllae have delayed their choice of gender past the age of 17; due to the war, they are granted special dispensation to do this. The sibyllae understand their use of the Simoun to be sacred to Tempus Spatium; a form of elaborate prayer. The main weapon of the Simoun is a large glowing green gem, (the "Simoun Gem") positioned between the cockpits, which produces an effect known as Ri Mājon (リ・マージョン, Ri Mājon?) when the Simoun is flown in the correct pattern. The Simoun Gem is activated before takeoff when the two Sibyllae kiss it after kissing each other.
The sibyllae believe that inscribing enormous glyphs in the sky using the Simoun Gem invokes the power of Tempus Spatium to produce powerful magical effects. Different Ri Mājon glyphs can be combined to produce a nearly infinite variety of effects, but most of the lore surrounding the language of the Ri Mājon has been lost over time. As the series begins, the Simoun sibyllae are working to try to rediscover this ancient knowledge. Different Ri Mājons have different effects and functions. There are combat Ri Mājons, diplomatic Ri Mājons, funeral Ri Mājons, and so forth. Ri Mājons differ widely in the number of craft required to complete them, and in the time and skill needed to successfully inscribe them.
Sibyllae are organized into "choirs" of twelve priestesses. A choir at full strength operates six Simoun, which is sufficient to allow them to inscribe the most complex known Ri Mājon patterns in the sky. Simoun choirs take the title chor (コール, kōru?) (Greek for "choir"), and a name derived from Latin or a language very similar to it. "Chor" is a homonym for "corps", and the resulting double religious and military meaning may or may not be intentional. A Simoun choir is led by a senior sibylla known as the regina (レギーナ, regīna?). The most senior sibylla in the entire Simoun fleet is known as the Sibylla Aurea (シヴュラ・アウレア, Shivyura Aurea?). A group of one or more choirs is commanded by a dux (デュクス, dyukusu?), who is an adult religious official who has chosen a permanent sex, and therefore is unable to operate a Simoun himself.
The series focuses on one particular Simoun choir, Chor Tempest (コール・テンペスト, Kōru Tenpesuto?), which has a reputation as an elite unit. Chor Tempest is one of three choirs based on a large airship, the Arcus Prima (アルクス・プリーマ, Arukusu Purīma?), which functions as a flying aircraft carrier.
I watched it. It was decent. It does get weirder towards the end.
i guess they had no will to fight towards the end
i dont understand how the goddess and yun, were "alike"
the pairings were good, i just dont see why they submited to a gender
i thought the girl that got shot was gonna come back alive somehow, and the 2 that disappeared were gonna show up or something