Arika Yumemiya is a poor yet energetic girl who has come to the city to become an Otome – a female warrior with the power to match an entire army. She quickly befriends her irritable fellow student Nina Wong and Princess Mashiro, the queen-to-be. With the help of her mysterious benefactor and abundant natural talent, she’s able to overcome the trials of everyday life in the competitive Garderobe Academy, but darker schemes are afoot. How will her new friendships fare, when secrets of the past and present are brought forth to spark a fight for the crown, and more?
In the technologically-advanced Academy City, millions of students study superhuman and psychic powers. Judgment, a group made up of specially-trained students and adults, helps combat threats to the city and its people by helping apprehend power-wielding criminals. Mikoto, Kazari and Kuroko are three friends who juggle school and Judgment, all the while learning how to best use their skills. Together, they will help keep Academy City safe from the bad guys and have plenty of fun in the process.
Mai-Otome and To Aru Kaguka no Railgun both feature brightly coloured animation with an almost all-female cast. They both spend a lot of time on character-growth episodes as well as exuding the feeling that something bad is around the corner. If that is not enough to convince you that if you watched one you will like the other, then the fact that the girls in each series have superpowers certainly will.
Each of these series are action/humor hybrids centered around a largely female cast of super powered school aged-kids. With character development taking a main role, just a touch of fan-service, and many few issues with morality (should I do X to become strong/win/what have you) it is hard not so see these anime connecting with one another.
In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
Zero no Tsukaima has romance, ECCHI, cute magical girls who are in an academy and comedy, so I think you would enjoy it if you liked My-Otome, since these aspects are common in both shows.
Both Mai-Otome and Zero no Tsukaima have plots dealing with master-servant relations and magic (or high enough technology that it's pretty much magic, in Mai-Otome's case). Both also feature humour, action and small amounts of ecchi. Mostly, they strike me as they would be enjoyed for the same reasons.
Mari Wakatake is the sole survivor of an apparent island tsunami disaster that took place five years ago; she has been raised and schooled by her grandmother from that day. But now, she has been sent off to a boarding school in order to grow and make new relationships; and it is there that she meets Senkouji Hagino, a mysterious girl who is liked by everyone – everyone except for Mari. But Mari soon discovers that Hagino is not what she seems to be, and as Mari struggles to figure out Hagino and fit in at school, an alien race is maneuvering in the shadows for their conquest of an unsuspecting Earth. Little does Hagino know that she herself holds the key to the truth of Mari's past, as well as the key to her future.
In both Blue Drop and Otome, the characters’ ages are similar, there are hints of yuri, and there is highly advanced technology. The major difference between the two is the pacing: Blue Drop is slow and composed, while Otome’s is reckless later on and makes up for it with filler near the beginning.
It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.
Chrono Crusade has a lot of similar elements to Mai-Otome. A good story about mystery and betrayal is unfolded very slowly; yet there are plenty of lighthearted moments to liven up the atmosphere. Though this might just be my opinion, I feel that both of these anime appeal more towards shoujo-oriented fans.
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
Escaflowne and Mai-Otome might not have much in common at first sight, yet when taking a closer look the similarities quickly become obvious. Both are shoujo anime that combine a good plot, great villains, romance, and a tad bit of humor. The plot keeps running deeper which builds up the tension and creates a similar atmosphere.