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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: 7.421 (scored by 5145951,459 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1803
Members: 114,140
Favorites: 1,153

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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)


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 ...
Jun 21, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Mai-HiME, from animation studio Sunrise, is a moderately successful anime series which spawned multiple sequel series and manga adaptations and has assembled a pretty dedicated fanbase over the years. In Mai-HiME the viewer follows the daily activities of a girl named Tokiha Mai, who just recently entered a particularly wealthy private high school (despite being an orphan and having to financially support her younger brother who is terminally ill). One day Mai finds out she possesses extraordinary powers and she comes into contact with other "HiMEs", girls who wield the same power she does. As you can already see, the story is surprisingly reminiscent of ...
Oct 14, 2011
The scenic art just wasn't enough to save this anime from its 2 dimensional characters, cliched events, and forced humor. Far to many anime stereotypes all shoved in together makes for boring watching as you know what everyone's reaction is going to be. If you're into obvious character development and pairing offs, and don't really want to think about plot or witty banter, then you would probably enjoy this. But this is possibly because I'm personally not in the tweens demographic, so take this review with a pinch of salt.

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