(I initally wanted to make the title in English, but “Being Beautiful is Enough” sounds weird to me some how)
Now, as I said in my Za Paper post, I’ve started up on Simoun, with some initial encouragement from Jeff :). Initially, I tried watching raw but I gave up after the first episode as I couldn’t endure watching through it’s jargon filled self without guides.
I’m up to episode 09 now, and although I won’t be saying it’s the best show of the year yet, but I find it quite an entertaining watch. God damned trying hard not to get myself wiki-spoiled now.
But man… there really are no guys in that world. Simoun is the only anime so far now that I’ve watched that does not have a single male seiyuu yet. The cast list is really all female. Quite a few surprising roles for some of my favourite seiyuu’s in there which I did not really notice, like Nana Mizuki’s Morinas. And yes, Noto Mamiko’s Limone kinda feels weird at first, but it’s starting to grow on me.
I must say one thing too… Simoun’s theme track, Youen Naru Kizuna Hibiki, is made of accordians(?) and win. And Aaeru is a really awesome character. She carries a perfect balance of tomboyiish stubborness with a mature grace, making her one of the most intriguing and interesting characters I’ve seen in a while that doesn’t try to conform to the current moé stereotypes.