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?
The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?
Fate Stay Night and Mai-Otome are quite similar in the general theme they posses. Both are quite dramatic in plot line, with a dark premise of people fighting each other with their own guardians. The storyline does differ in what they what to obtain, Mai-Otome is to save the world whereas Fate Stay Night is to obtain the Holy Grail and be able to make a wish.
While watching Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari i was often feeling as if i was watching Mai Otome. Both series have a very heavy sci fi/fantasy hybrid feel with main protagonists at a school for people training to use special magic/science type abilities. Both series also deal with societies which prevent certain individuals from fall in love due to the social constarints placed on them due to their positions. Although the genders are reversed they both are very similar in style and some story elements.
Puni Puni Poemi is a spin-off of Excel Saga, the classic lampoon of all that is anime. It takes the daughter of two Excel Saga characters and puts her through parodies of shoujo, shounen, ecchi, hentai, and everything in-between. This eccentric show is the "Scary Movie" of anime: younger viewers need not apply.
Humor, cheesecake, and yuri (and in PPP's case, magical girl and hentai parodies) are the main ingredients of these magical girl shows. They're fairly different too, though, mostly because Mai-Otome takes itself 10x more seriously than Puni Puni Poemy does.
In an era when ordering on the internet has become the norm, online vendors have a new favorite customer: Sakurada Jun! From voodoo dolls to x-ray specs, there's nothing this middle schooler can't get enough of -- until a strange package arrives one day. Inside is a sentient doll named Shinku, who is one of a special hand crafted set of dolls called Rozen Maiden. Luckily for Jun, not only does he get to keep her, but she's decided he'll be... her new servant?! Join Jun as he struggles to keep his sanity in a house full of dolls who all want his servant skills for themselves!
Both anime are about strong girls fighting for their dream. In Mai-Otome, Arika is trying to become a Meister, and in Rozen Maiden, the Rozen Maiden are fighting eachother to win the Alice Game. The music in both Rozen Maiden and Mai-Otome really got to me. It fitted in really well. Rozen Maiden and Mai-Otome both have some episodes where the characters are just goofing around, creating a different pace in the story, making it interesting to watch the next one. Mai-Otome has a slightly ecchi tint, which Rozen Maiden lacks, but I won't consider that being a letdown to watch.
With Queen Beryl defeated and her Dark Kingdom destroyed, Usagi and the rest of the Sailor Senshi have returned to their normal lives, with one exception: none of them have any recollections of ever being Senshi! When a new threat appears in town, will the girls regain their memories in time for Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Moon to save the day once more? And just who is that little girl with the pink hair? Only time and transformations will tell!
If you love a romantic stories with a group of girls fighting with magical powers both the Sailor Moon series and Mai-Otome are the shows for you. Both series are filled with action packed drama and fighting scenes in which the girls have to test their strengths and personal bonds to everyone around them.