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Synonyms: Mai Oto-Hime, Mai-OtoHiME, Dancing Maiden
Japanese: 舞-乙HiME
English: My-Otome
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2005 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 2452324,523 users)
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Ranked: #25332
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Popularity: #2687
Members: 48,751
Favorites: 299

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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)


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Obara, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Oota, Masahiko
Episode Director
Takuno, Seiki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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

Mar 26, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
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
Oct 24, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
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
Dec 25, 2009
Uriel1988 (All reviews)
My-Otome is nothing less than a total disaster as far as I'm concerned. This semi-sequel to 'Mai-Hime' is one of those shows that tries to combine many different genres such as comedy, action and drama into one; but it is a colossal failure in every way imaginable.

The basic story is, like many aspects of the show, incredibly derivative. It's the tale of a young girl named Arika Yumemiya who wants to enter a highly prestigious school called Garderobe where girls are trained to become an Otome, unbelievably powerful warriors who serve as vanguards of a country's militia. It is through a series of bafflingly read more
Jun 18, 2008
slpless (All reviews)
Mai-Otome was the next series of the “My/Mai” franchise, with the first being My-Hime (which was an excellent anime IMO). However, Mai-Otome was almost completely different from My-Hime, with the exception of most of the secondary characters. Even with this in mind I had originally dropped Mai-Otome halfway through the 2nd episode when it was originally airing. Due to the incredible praise of many fans, well half of them, I decided to give it another try and do a marathon.

I had originally dropped the series because of Arika. While it can be argued that both Mai (My-Hime) and Arika read more

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