Arika Yumemiya must embark in another intense battle, this time after successfully thwarting an asteroid that was about to destroy Windbloom Kingdom. The victory is short-lived when a mysterious dark force and a new type of slave emerge, each more powerful and more resilient than the Meisters have ever reckoned with before. Will Arika, using the power of the Sapphire of the Azure Sky, be able to rescue her kingdom from another enemy? And will her faltering relationship with Mashiro be able to survive the dark times once more?
Secret agent for the British Libraries, Yomiko Readman, has an infatuation with books. When she purchases one of the books that contain the notes for a plan to purge the world of humanity, Yomiko (along with the help of Ms. Deep and Drake) uses her powers of paper manipulation to stop a group of resurrected men from fulfilling the plan.
ROD and Mai-Otome Zwei have a very similar feeling. ROD is short, action-filled, and has a good story. In both anime, elements of teamwork and special powers are abundant. The pacing and the feeling I got from these anime is very alike. Even the stories share some similarities!
Read or Die and Mai-Otome Zwei give off an extremely similar vibe. With a low episode count, protagonists with superpowers and both offering a similarly paced action anime, if you liked either one you would be sure to enjoy the other.
Each of these series were extremely face paced with strong (read: super powered) lead females that are kind of clumsy but able to pull out a miracle when needed.
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
For some reason Mai Otome Zwei gave me a true monster-of-the-week feeling. The most obvious example of a similar anime would be Inuyasha. It adds some teamwork to the mix and has both shoujo and shounen elements. I can do nothing but recommend InuYasha for Mai-Otome Zwei!
In the distant future many things have changed. Worlds are colonized and people travel the stars freely. The GOTT (Galactic Organization of Trades and Tarifs) exists to maintain order and peace along the galaxies. Enter two ES members. Eclair and Lumiere. They are sent on missions to keep the universal peace, under the flag of GOTT. But soon they come to realize that there is more going on behind the scenes than they previously imagined...
Kiddy Grade might be very different at first sight, but it uses a similar formula to Mai Otome Zwei if you take a closer look. Both have an organization that trains people with special powers to take on special missions. Include a few plot twists, a good story, and a close bond between its members and you've got yourself the same formula as Mai Otome Zwei!
Hikaru, Umi, and Fu are 3 best friends who are soon to go their seperate ways, until fate interjects and their lives are changed forever. From the skies comes the fortress of Cephiro, a long-dead land whose leader, Eagle, is desperate to destroy the Earth and fulfill his sister's one wish. The only hope for humanity is the three who are endowed with the Ovum, allowing them to fuse with guardian spirits capable of fighting off the evil. With the demise of the world eminent and the Cephiro's invaders ready for attack, the fate of all people lies with these girls, mystical powers, and hope...
These two shows both feature girls that have learned to kick ass and take names. Though Rayearth is a bit older, the characters in both anime are encouraged to follow their fellow warriors in a battle against evil. Zwei features more advanced powers and no mecha, but the women still beat up on some monstrous creatures just as the Magic Knights do. The stories are simple but enjoyable.