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Mai-Otome

Mai-Otome

Alternative Titles

English: My ZHiME
Synonyms: Mai Oto-Hime, Mai-OtoHiME, Dancing Maiden
Japanese: 舞-乙HiME

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2005 to Mar 31, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 16956 users)
Ranked: #15822
Popularity: #932
Members: 30,453
Favorites: 280
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action comedy drama fantasy romance school

Synopsis

Arika Yumemiya has traveled far in search of her goal: the prestigious Gualderobe Academy. This is the school where young girls are trained to become Otomes, protectors of royal leaders throughout the lands. Here, Arika makes plenty of friends, but some enemies know something about her past that she does not. Nevertheless, her spirit and determination will keep pushing her forward.

Adapted from its predecessor, Mai-HiME, this series is not a direct sequel, but an alternate universe setting featuring some of the Mai-HiME cast (though with different personalities).

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mai-Otome
Alternative setting: Mai-HiME
Sequel: Mai-Otome Zwei
Side story: Mai-Otome Specials, Mai-Otome Special: Otome no Inori
Prequel: Mai-Otome 0: S.ifr

Characters & Voice Actors

Blan de Windbloom, Mashiro
Blan de Windbloom, Mashiro
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Rowan, Katie
English
Rowan, Katie
Wáng, Nina
Wáng, Nina
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Gilbertson, Onalea
English
Gilbertson, Onalea
Yumemiya, Arika
Yumemiya, Arika
Main
Kikuchi, Mika
Japanese
Kikuchi, Mika
Beers, Angie
English
Beers, Angie
Miyu
Miyu
Supporting
Asai, Kiyomi
Japanese
Asai, Kiyomi
Jayoussi, Maizun
English
Jayoussi, Maizun

Staff

Obara, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Storyboard
Hata, Aki
Theme Song Lyrics



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Mar 26, 2008
KAMIOPPAI
First off, please don't flame me as this is my first review.

As a guy familiar with Mai HiME, I expected myself to have no trouble adapting to Mai Otome. However, the first impression I got for Mai Otome was total confusion. This is largely due to all sorts of new names (both terminologies and characters). In fact, it was the characters at first that made me put the show ON HOLD! (That was after watching the first 3 episodes). I had some very hard time liking the main protagonist Arika at first. Maybe I was trying too hard to compare her with Mai (from HiME), read more
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Oct 24, 2007
Master10K
For those of you who've seen Mai-HiME would notice the obvious similarities between the shows. Even with all the similarities Mai-Otome still has a lot of great original material to be different from Mai-HiME. Allow me to apologize in advance because I will be referring to Mai-HiME a lot. ^_^

This time around the show follows the story of another redhead, Arika and her dreams to become one of the greatest Otome. Against all the odds she luckily manages to enroll at Garderobe (the academy for Otome) bringing her one step loser to her dream. The story follows the same trend as in Mai-HiME; starting of read more
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Recommendations

They both share the same element, atmosphere, and other similiarity.
alot of similar characters!

Opening Theme

#1: "Dream Wing" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 1-15)
#2: "Crystal Energy" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 16-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Otome wa DO MY BEST deshou?" by Mika Kikuchi and Ami Koshimizu

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