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My-Hime

My-Hime

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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Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

I believe that his is one of the easiest rec I ever made, those two shows are strikingly similar in a ton of ways. Both shows are pretty slow to start, they spend a LOT of time to properly introduce every character (and there are plenty in both My-HiME and Simoun). Shoujo-ai is probably THE main theme of Simoun, and while it's not as much predominant in My-Hime, you will also find hints of yuri in it. If you enjoy shows that are surprisingly tragic like My-HiME or Simoun, or you simply have a thing for shoujo-ai stories, make sure you watch both series!

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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Aerb Aerb says...

Yes, both animes feature a certain battle specialty that only girls of a particular kind can participate in, but that is not the reason that I write this recommendation.  The truth is that I enjoyed both of these very much because they both treat one particular theme with great care: the theme of forbidden power.  In both animes, the characters struggle to balance the desire for more destructive power with their own humanity, and in both animes, this struggle takes a different unpredictable turn.  It is this level of sophistication with old tired themes that I find most refreshing.  If you agree, I highly suggest that you look to one if you enjoyed the other.

Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

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.

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Aerb Aerb says...

Both animes focus on a very strong symbiotic relationship between the two main protagonists.  They also have the building background of pressure to make a decision and a limited amount of time.  Further, for me, the wild female protagonists in both animes seem to have similar strong willed characteristics.  Both strive to accomplish ridiculously impossible, yet meaningful things, even if it means dragging their respective co-stars out a daunting slump and giving everyone around them a whole new way to see things.  The idea might be a little over-done, but both of these animes accomplish it with a captivating flair that keeps me watching.  I like to see that.

Mai-Otome

Mai-Otome

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?

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n00bl3t n00bl3t says...

Mai Otome and Simoun both feature a similarly clueless, light-hearted protagonist set amidst a backdrop of various houses vying for power and the protagonists being somewhat of a key to this power. The themes and the bubbly colourful animation style prevalent in both will ensure that if you liked one you will like the other.