Couldn't ask for a better anime
Erica Friedman | 09/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes, the worst part of a choice is the time before the decision is made. The doubts, the waffling, the feeling of "what if?"
In Simoun Volume 5, all the choices are made, the cards are dealt and the fate of not only the Sibylla of Chor Tempest, but all the people whose lives touched theirs, is decided.
I don't think I breathed once while watching this volume.
There are many people who did not enjoy Simoun. It was non-linear. There were giant holes in the construct of the world in which the Sibylla lived (although if you like your worlds tidy, I can't *imagine* that there's too much anime that suits you. Maddening inconsistency is about the only constant.) We never really learn the answers to a lot of our questions.
Honestly, I can't imagine caring a damn about any of that. This series has beautiful art (with the exception of Nevril's sex-doll mouth,) amazing characters, fantastic music, a terrific plot.
If Simoun was too hard to follow or just annoying to you, I won't try and convince you to watch it. But there is *no* doubt in my mind, that this will be the best Yuri Anime once again this year for me on Okazu.