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Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?

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Mai-Otome TV 2005 TBD
My-Hime Specials DVD Special 2005 Omake Short omake released on the DVDs.
Mai-Otome Zwei OVA 2006 TBD
Mai-Otome Specials DVD Special 2006 TBD
Mai-Otome 0 ~S.ifr~ OVA 2008 TBD
My-Hime: Kuro no Mai, Saigo no Bansan DVD Special 2010 Same Franchise Special episode released on the Blu-ray discs.
Mai-Otome: Otome no Inori DVD Special 2010 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
My-Hime 2004 Original Manga
Mai-Otome 2005 TBD
Mai-Otome Arashi 2007 TBD
Mai​-HiME Destiny​ (Light Novel) 2007 TBD
Name Role
Hirokazu HISAYUKI Character Design
Masakazu OBARA Director
Yuki KAJIURA Music
Hisanori KUNISAKI Producer
Naotake FURUSATO Producer

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Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night

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?

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My-HiMe and Fate/Stay Night involve a "worldwide" battle between everyone, and the importance of a companion. Both have excellent animation and a small amount of humour. There is quite a lot of drama in both series, and they're both heavy in the action-battles. I think you'll enjoy one if you liked the other. Fate/Stay Night resembles a game, and you'll love the characters.


Perhaps its the connection between the male and female characters or the underlying dark premise that makes me link these. It may also be the darker progression through the series towards the ending. I'm not exactly sure, but I feel these definitely belong together.


Both My-Hime and Fate/stay night are very dramatic anime and they have a similar story: people are fighting alongside their guardians. These anime have little comedy (though I thought the comedy sucked in both series), but you don't need comedy when you have very dramatic and action-packed scenes. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that both have plenty of romantic scenes as well. I also loved the music in both.


I think that My-Hime and Fate/stay night have very similar points. Both are based on a relationship between a human and a supernatural character (Hime-Child/Master-Servant). In both of the anime, a same class of characters is fighting one against the other (Hime against Hime, Master against Master). You have the same kind of suspense in both anime (i.e. you try to guess who is a Hime/Master and who is his/her Child/Servant.) Both anime include strong sentimental relations between characters with a high importance in the achievement of the story, and the music is based on a similar rhythm and melody.

The difference is the aim of the battle between the characters: in My-Hime they have to save the world and in Fate/stay night they have to obtain the Holy Graal.

To sum it up, if you change Hime into Master, Child into Servant and saving the world from an asteroid into obtaining the Holy Graal, you can change My-Hime into Fate/stay night and vice-versa.


Fate Stay Night and My-Hime 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, My-Hime is to save the world whereas Fate Stay Night is to obtain the Holy Grail and be able to make a wish.


The similarities between these two amime are many.

Teenagers find out they have magical powers, summon supernatural being, then they are dragged to a fight with each other and also save the world while they are at it! Plus some comedy and romance!

If you liked one you will like the other.


Both series are quite dramatic with a love story and more or less heroic battles which decide over the future of mankind! Romantic comedy, heroic battles, love, war, save the world, all inside! If you think you've seen all, you missed this series!


One of the things that is certainly lacking in the world of anime is a strong female cast. Both Fate/Stay and Mai Hime break the mould and portray the fairer sex in the forefront of battle.

Both shows have an excellent storyline, based around magic and the fight of good against evil and also allow plenty of time for some impressive character development.

Highly gripping shows that will both appeal to a wide audience.


Well both the stories has this female and male lead and they female are always doing the fighting and that there is something that they want to protect and both this anime they used Norse Mythlogy which i find it rather cool.


FSN (Fate Stay night) and My-Hime are almost the same. They both have this unique atmosphere around them that wraps watcher around themselves. They simply wants you to watch them both.

In FSN You are trown in story that follows this young guys (Emiya) strugle as a "Magus" in the war of Holy grail. Story Holds many mysteries and very deep character plots and a very unique way to bring "Legends" up in life (You know what i mean when you have watched the serie.)

Fate stay night deserves to be in my top 2 anime of alltime. It just is so good serie.

In My-Hime you jump in to story that follows this beaty (Mai) that enrolls to shcool with full of "special" female students that have the power to summon powerfull "monsters" and weapons to aid them. These students are called the Hime.

Unique story twisting and sexy characters make this series absolutely amasing. This story holds so many cool twist of plots that you cant resist. You just have to see more of these girls. (It has devoured me in to its charm).

My-hime is the number 1 anime of alltime in my list. My personal favorite and  the sametime my obsession (^.^)


Both anime's involve the school scenario, where students from the school have to battle. the battle reasons, and the scenario are different, but the idea remains constant.

Through the battles, certain facts are revealed in both anime's which shed light to the purpose of the battles in the first place. Along with a side story of things that are occuring with the students themselves, those who were impressed with this series will surely be impressed with the other


Both of these shows are centered largely around a very strong woman thrust into a large scale battle for a mythical object. A similar necessity to eliminate all the competition is there, there is a lot of action and a love story underlying each of these as well.


Both Fate/Stay Night and My-HiME start off a little slow; in the first part of both series, time is spent introducing and developing the characters before the anime starts to get serious.

Then, both series suddenly get serious and the characters are launched into a series of fated battles that they cannot avoid; in both series, the battles are hidden from those who are not directly involved.

Both series also have tragic events and an unexpected ending, and they are both filled with high quality artwork, great special effects, and awesome music. If you liked one series, I think there is a good chance you will enjoy the other.


Both Fate/stay night and My-Hime feature females with superpowers fighting to protect someone special to them. Both shows feature lots of action filled battles.

However beyond the battles both shows focus on the evolving relationships between their characters and there is even some romance.


Combat against different character, character development is heavy in both, both protagonists grow throughout the series. There is a reliance on inner power/strength, and companionship between character teams. Both have a drama-centered stories, and a hint of romance in both which increases the drama rating. Both overall are very good animes in watch.


Both Fate/Stay Night and My-HiME mix action and romance elements into plots filled with drama.

Both contain some strong character developments and are guided by the actions and morals of the cast; in battles where anyone can die, will they be able to hold onto the heroic ideals they had in the beginning?

Both series take darker turns towards the end of their runs, starting as more standard fantasy action series. So if you like one you should check out the other.

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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They're both magical girl series that suddenly and violently turn serious. and are both very different from normal series of the type.


Visually stunning and totally different outlook on their respected genres both series are far more than watchable. Each with a complex story that starts out hard hitting and grabs you tightly until the very end.


My-Hime and Madoka start out as seemingly normal magical girl titles, and soon become far darker than you'd have imagined. Magical girls getting in over their heads? Definitely.


They both start out with a "Cute Magical Girl Anime" Theme to them, but as the story starts to thicken out they take a turn for the...Darker Side. Both Anime have Magical Girls in rather depressing situations and often fighting eachother. (Moreso in Hime then Madoka, though).


Madoka Magica, like My-Hime, portrays girls engaging in emotionally tough duels using bizarre superpowers. Despite looking more cutesy, Madoka Magica is actually far darker and takes a less light-hearted approach.


Personally I found Madoka to have a number of elementals that My-hime tried for and didn't quite suceeded at pulling off perfectly, while Madoka pulled them off much better which is why I am recommending it to you if you enjoyed My-Hime[or thought it was lacking some]. As Madoka has more dark and serious plot while keeping the girl wielding magical forces and it doesn't toy around for half the series like My Hime~.


Both of these anime revolve around a dark underlayer that is rarely seen in the Magical Genre. Both ask the question: what is the worst that could happen if you give emotional teenage girls super powers?


If you enjoyed seeing the less "rainbows and unicorns"-side of magical girls in either of these series, you would definitely enjoy the other.


Both Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica and Mai Hime are magical girl anime with a dark side. I watched Mai Hime a long time ago and just recently watched Madoka, but they are both still in my top anime.


Madoka and My-HiME are both magical girl anime which look at the genre with a darker point of view. Magical girls are not necessarily friends, and the hardest thing of all might be to keep your loved ones alive...


Neither of these is actually a magical girl show. at all. both show the horrible implications of that genre though. More importantly though, both show their characters struggling in a losing battle against the evil game they unwittingly put themselves in. 


These shows both definitly complement each other in terms of magic power for high stakes, with a love and death playing a good role in each one with a decent story to boot.

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Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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Mai Hime might start out incredibly different than X TV, but they both are remarkably similar on the dark/tragic when the second half of Mai Hime rolls around. Both had an incredibly sad and moving feel to them, and I just know you'd like one if you liked the other.
Starting of like any other high-school anime shows with a little touch of magic involved these shows don't appear to be very special at all. Things are, however, becoming considerably darker - no feelings are spared throughout the journy within the theme of world destruction. This is a journey filled with blood, hate, love, interresting characters, fitting music, and a captivating story execution.

Both X and Mai-Hime are anime that don't necessarily seem like much at first - however as they progress they become very dark, with nearly every battle steeped in emotion. They may be targeted at different demographics, but if you like one, don't let that stop you from trying the other out.


X TV, just like Mai Hime, has a lot of underground mysteries going on. This gives both anime the same atmosphere, which is probably the most important thing in these series. Though Mai Hime starts out very different, as the story progresses the series becomes more alike. The plot thickens, the atmosphere gets heavier and the tension and drama build up as we see everything draw towards a final closing, which is brought about by dark fate.


Both series are very interesting and very dramatic. Friendly story at the beginning suddenly changes into tragedy - fights between friends that lead to great personal losses. Both main characters have the strongest abilities of all and will therefore decide the future of the world. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.


Both anime contain people with distinct special powers who are trying to fight for the worlds future. They also both rely heavily on the main characters interaction with eachother rather than just fighting all the time.

If you liked one, check out the other.

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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You can say that Full Metal Alchemist is the male version of Mai-Hime, although Full Metal Alchemist is a bit more realistic and less cute. Where Mai-Hime has romantic drama parts, Full Metal Alchemist has tragic drama parts. The plot of Full Metal Alchemist is there for more extensive then Mai-Hime. They are both full of action and comedy and in my opinion class A anime shows.
As strange of a recommendation this might be, I think it's a valid one. Both Mai-Hime and FMA have a very engaging and emotional feel to them, with a mix of comedy, character development, and absolute tragedy. Beautiful music accompanies both as well. Though these series might not have anything explicitly in common, I'm confident that if you are the type of person who liked one of these, you'd like the other.
On the surface, these shows seem pretty different, but both have compelling and sometimes dark plots, well-developed characters, action, drama and suspense. Both have characters that struggle with their own motivations and desires. Mai HiME has more of a romance element to it, while Fullmetal Alchemist, being twice as long, has a more extensive story. Both are among the finest shows I have ever seen.

FMA and Mai-Hime are high quality and have a similar pace and feeling. In both, you wander into the darkness and find secrets you might not have wanted to know about. There is plenty of sadness and drama that make them feel even more similar, yet they are so different that they'll still end up surprising you.  


Both FMA and My-Hime have a very nice mixture of action, comedy, drama and romance. The comedy in My-Hime is awful, but the series owns FMA in drama and romance. The fight scenes are well-animated and the music is flawless and fits in every scene. I think you'd rate both of these the same once you see them.

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Ga-Rei -Zero-

Ga-Rei -Zero-

Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.

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Supernatural beings and powers play a big part in both series. The main character will face painful choices related to this along the way in both series, and must decide to follow her personal beliefs or do what is "the right thing to do." In both shows relationships between the characters plays a very large part in the plot. Ga-Rei -Zero- is like a darker and heavier version of My-Hime and contains more explicit violence (although not as bad as seen in many other series with the horror tag). If you liked the one, give the other a try.


These series both center around female leads and has them go down a similar path of hardships. Also, each of these shows center around the super natural.


Gai-Rei Zero and My-Hime feature female leads that must find a way to balance personal lives while dealing with the supernatural. Both shows feature fantastical creatures battling for dominace. However what really make these shows so similar is the difficult choices and sacrifices the characters have to make.  


Both of these are dark shows about women who fight monsters. They also contain a lot of focus on the relationships and silliness of everyday life that makes fighting worth it. All in all they are quite similar.

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