In the second DVD, “Simoun” increases the tension even more, with a religious faction hell-bent on destroying Simoun aircraft and causing mayhem. While “Simoun” still has unconventional Simoun dogfights, their dialogue is better than ever.
As in the previous volume, “Simoun” continues following the adventures of the Chor Tempest, a famous all-girl air squadron. The Chor’s mission is to protect Simulacrum from Argentum, who wishes to steal the circular motors of the Simoun for their imperialist ambitions.
However, episodes five and six introduced a new enemy–the Plumbum Highlands. Although they propose to negotiate peace, their peace negotiations are not exactly peaceful. In fact, some of them killed themselves after shooting numerous guards with pistols. Others suicide bombed themselves to destroy Simoun aircraft.
Romantic tensions reached a boiling point on volume three, episode 12, which covered a controversial side romance in the past between sisters Alty and Kaim. The story leaves no stone unturned–Kaim is furious at her sister, Alty. There’s no doubt that this episode of “Simoun” will strike a nerve with many anime watchers, but the emotional performances given by the voice actors is incredible. “Simoun” covers the difficult subject of incest incredibly well.