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Synonyms: My Princess
Japanese: 舞-HiME
English: My-Hime
German: My-Hime
French: My-Hime
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2004 to Apr 1, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Girls LoveGirls Love, RomanceRomance
Themes: MechaMecha, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.431 (scored by 5010150,101 users)
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Ranked: #19062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1640
Members: 109,289
Favorites: 1,143

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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


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


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 15)
3: "Shining Days" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 26)

Sep 9, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
"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
Apr 14, 2010
Kira-HiME (All reviews)
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
Jan 6, 2007
Hiromi (All reviews)
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
Oct 24, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

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 read more

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