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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, FantasyFantasy, Girls LoveGirls Love
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.411 (scored by 5156451,564 users)
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Ranked: #21152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1826
Members: 114,669
Favorites: 1,155

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While taking a ferry to Fuuka Academy, new students Mai Tokiha and her sickly younger brother, Takumi, spot a girl adrift on the water. Shortly after bringing her aboard, the ferry comes under attack from an assailant who summons a mechanical monster. Despite still recovering from her injuries, Mikoto Minagi fends off the monster using a supernatural sword.

Mai soon discovers that Mikoto is a fellow Fuuka Academy student with abilities called HiME (Highly-advanced Materializing Equipment). Female students with HiME are responsible for defending the academy and the local city from the monstrous "Orphans." After several incidents at the school involving battles against these mysterious creatures, Mai learns that she is a HiME herself and is capable of summoning a Child, a mechanical creature capable of great utility and firepower.

Now burdened with new responsibilities, Mai joins 12 other HiME as they safeguard the school from a threat they know little about all while protecting the ones closest to them.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Mai-HiME was released on DVD in Japan from January 28, 2005, to September 23, 2005. Bandai Entertainment published the series in North America in seven DVD volumes from March 28, 2006, to April 3, 2007. A remastered Blu-ray and DVD collection was released by Funimation on January 9, 2018.

The anime was adapted into multiple video games for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Windows PC.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Taniguchi, Gorou
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Obara, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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)


Oct 12, 2022
Some flaws, but well worth watching for adults.

Based on the other reviews, I didn't initially have high expectations for the show, but Mai Hime turned out to be surprisingly good. I started watching it mainly because the soundtrack is by Yuki Kajiura, and the music is absolutely amazing. The main theme, "Mezame", is one of the best in any anime.

The good:

Characters and relationships are always the most important part of any story, and that's where Mai Hime shines most strongly. The main character Mai really carries the show. She's torn between the love and responsibility she feels to her brother, ...
Jul 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Regrets come in many forms. One may anticipate something that would never come, some anguish on things that have been done, some still wallow over opportunities lost, and if you are like me, finished Mai-Hime.

Mai-Hime is one of the best magical shows ever made but I am someone who wholeheartedly cannot recommend it for a simple enough reason: IT HAS ONE OF THE SHITTIEST ENDINGS FOR AN ANIME EVER.

I do not wish to spoil it to anyone but it felt like eating on a table, when promised a full-course meal of a lifetime and there you are consuming wonderful meals that kept surprising you ...
Jun 9, 2015
So, i watched this one because friends told me it was a good one. Maybe tastes are different but i really hated it.
The story was non-excictent, just some girls fighting and at the end there is still everybody alive.
Sound and art where ok.
Chars, there are no chars. Non of them where improving over the whole show, they just stay dumb as they where at the start.

Overall: There where just so many flaws i don't know where to start. If the chars would actually get some development i could give this one a better rating, but they're not only dumb, they're immune to learn.
Try fit comedy/school ...

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