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Simoun Vol 5: Song of Prayer
Simoun Vol 5 Song of Prayer
Actor: Michi Niino
Director: Junji Nishimura
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2008     2hr 5min

The war finally comes to its inevitable conclusion, and the aftermath is more bitter than sweet. Though the political atmosphere remains unstable throughout the world, the Simoun sibyllae must be firm as most are compelled...  more »


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Actor: Michi Niino
Director: Junji Nishimura
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/05/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 5min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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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.