Information:Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Science-Fiction, Yuri, Magic, Shoujo Ai, Military, Steampunk
Tags: Coming of age, Gender Bender, Industrialisation, Magic, Aviation, Fantasy, Military, Shoujo-ai
Release Date: 04.04.2006 ‑ 26.09.2006
Studios: Studio DEEN Co., Ltd.
Licensors: Media Blasters
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2006)
Episodes: 26, ~23 min.
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. Aeru
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.
In the world of Daikuuriku, all children are born female; but once they become a young adult, they may choose which sex they will become. In this world which is at war with itself, the women of Simalacrum find themselves charged with the task of piloting the ancient machines known as Simoun in hopes of turning the tide of war. Though originally simple ceremonial machines, the most gifted of pilots can turn the glowing "ri maajon" of their rituals onto their enemies and obliterate them from the skies using these Simoun. However, it takes a special bond between two highly gifted girls to successfully pilot a Simoun. With the toll of blood and pain that these previously innocent girls are taking, how many will be able to carry on, even knowing that they are the only real thing standing between freedom and subjugation of their land?