Ranked #1125


Alternative Titles

English: My-Hime
Synonyms: My Princess
Japanese: 舞-HiME


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 30, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.651 (scored by 34209 users)
Ranked: #11252
Popularity: #538
Members: 64,864
Favorites: 1,081
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Thirteen girls, each with the ability to materialize "Elements" and summon metallic guardians called "Childs" have been brought to Fuuka Academy to battle mysterious creatures called Orphans. Each with a different personality and background, they must decide who they truly care about and why they fight.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Mai-HiME
Alternative setting: Mai-Otome
Side story: Mai-HiME Specials, Mai-HiME: Kuro no Mai/Saigo no Bansan

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuga, Natsuki
Kuga, Natsuki
Chiba, Saeko
Chiba, Saeko
Minagi, Mikoto
Minagi, Mikoto
Shimizu, Ai
Shimizu, Ai
Tokiha, Mai
Tokiha, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Nakahara, Mai
Fujino, Shizuru
Fujino, Shizuru
Shindo, Naomi
Shindo, Naomi


Obara, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ono, Manabu
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Apr 14, 2010
I have managed, in complete fruitless productivity of my time, to sit down and watch this series repeatedly, approximately 5 times, excluding the very first time I watched it. I had seen a small article in Anime Insider on series' that were slowly becoming growingly popular, and decided that after seeing many dedications of fanfiction and fanart made toward this series, that I'd give it a shot. It takes a lot to get me to sit down and risk any possibility of wasted time watching television, but I was certainly not disappointed.

At first, it seemed to me that I was getting dragged into read more
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Sep 9, 2008
"An overlooked masterpiece that deserves a lot more attention."

I watched Mai HiME long before joining MAL so I didn't know what to say when I first saw the overall rating to be so low. Thus I decided to re-watch the show this past week to refresh my memory and to prepare for this review. If there is one thing my opinion changed about this anime since my first time watching it a few years back, it is the quality of the animation which we will get to in a moment. One short recommendation before we begin the review, get lots of tissue paper when you read more
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Jan 6, 2007
Mai-HiME sports the story of Tokiha Mai and her brother Takumi as they enter the prestigious Fuuka Gakuen. As the viewer, you're introduced in the first episode to several "HiME's" - girls with the power to materialize their own individual equipment.

Characters include the 13 HiME's, each with a distinct personality and Child - a sort of mecha guardian. Each HiME also has one special person, very important in her life. That makes a main cast of 39 (or 26 if you don't include Childs). From here, there's several more main characters related to the plot as well as quite a few sub-characters. Sounds confusing, read more
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Oct 24, 2007
This anime will take you on an emotional rollercoaster; it will make you laugh till you wet yourself and even make you cry till you run out of tissues. It is truly an amazing show that has it all: Romance, Action, Drama and plenty of Fanservice. ^_^

This anime is about girls who are able to see a strange red star. These girls are known as HiME (Highly-advanced Materializing Equipment) and they each have special abilities to materialize elements to use in combat. From the beginning of this amazing series it may be hard to see why so many people love Mai-Hime however the first half read more
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Madoka is basically the spiritual successor to Mai Hime. They are both dark subversions of the Mahou Shoujo genre. 
reportRecommended by asteron
Battles of superpower and both have proxies of battle engaged characters. Like dolls. 
reportRecommended by candelina
Its basically the same, a free-for-all competition they fight each other and the winer gets a special gift 
reportRecommended by Mante
In Mai-HiME, the Hime fight eachother untill there is one left. Much like the sekirei. They also both have some type of orginization behind it, to an extent. The girls both have some type of magical powers that they use to fight each other (Mai-HiME uses summons along with other powers). Both also have some fanservice, although sekirei has a lot more of it than Mai-Hime. 
reportRecommended by Hellmonkey
Started as an ordinary school girl, Mai and Nanoha had a twist of fate that changed their whole life. In both stories, the main characters gained power which led them to be an experienced user of magic as they met foes and allies along the way. 
reportRecommended by chibuki
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the other parties to win the game.
-Both have groups that build bonds over the time they spend together. 
reportRecommended by MagicFlier

Opening Theme

"Shining Days" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

#1: "Kimi ga Sora datta" by Aki Misato
#2: "It's Only The Fairy Tale" by Yuko Miyamura (ep 15)
#3: "Shining Days" by Minami Kuribayashi (ep 26)

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