Ranked #1171


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
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 35,998 users)
Ranked: #11712
Popularity: #632
Members: 69,839
Favorites: 1,117
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Obara, Masakazu
Obara, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Oota, Masahiko
Oota, Masahiko
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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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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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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Oct 25, 2008
They should have named this anime Angst-HiME.

We are given the story of pretentious Mai Tokiha, who goes to a school she can barely afford so that she can mope and pretend to be a loving, hard-working sister who takes care of her terminally ill brother (who should just die, since he has no purpose whatsoever other than to be paedo-yaoi fodder). There in the illustrious Fuka Academy, she meets the ultra-loser Tate, who is a pervert with bipolar tendencies and suffers from a chronic case of 'no personality'. She learns she is a HiME, thus she is given awesome power to control a giant read more
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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. 
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In both series the characters must participate in a cruel game and defeat one another, and the last one standing is about to obtain enormous power. However, things don't always go as planned. ;3 
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