|Main cast of My Otome|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Magical girl|
My-Otome (舞-乙HiME Mai-Otome?) is an anime series created by Sunrise, Inc. and directed by Masakazu Obara. It is a spinoff of My-HiME anime series and as such My-Otome takes place in a new setting with new main characters.
The series originally premiered on TV Tokyo from October 6, 2005 to March 30, 2006. An OVA sequel to the series, My-Otome Zwei, has been made and released in Japan, and an upcoming prequel, My-Otome 0~S.ifr~, has been announced. The series is licensed for North American distribution by Bandai Entertainment, and the first volume will be released in July.  In English, it is being released under the title My-乙HiME: My-Otome. 
- Main article: Mai-Otome terminology
- Main article: List of My-Otome episodes
My-Otome's story takes place in the distant future on the planet Earl, colonized by immigrants from Earth centuries ago. "Old technology" has survived in the form of nanomachines that allow female virgins to take the role of Meister Otomes - bodyguards and warriors that serve the royalty of various kingdoms.
Arika Yumemiya has come to Windbloom Kingdom in search of her mother, whom Arika knows was an Otome. On her arrival she meets the top Coral Otome student, Nina Wáng, and Windbloom's heir to the throne, Mashiro Blan de Windbloom. The series follows Arika's progress as a student at Garderobe Academy and the machinations of those desiring the destructive power of the old technology for themselves.
- Main article: Mai-Otome characters (anime)
Related works Edit
The My-Otome manga follows an alternate storyline; in it, Mashiro Blan de Windbloom is actually a male imposter attending classes at Garderobe. The manga was serialized in Shōnen Champion.
A spin-off manga titled My-Otome Saga Ryuu to Otome no Namida (舞-乙HiME列伝(マイオトメ・サガ) 竜と乙女の涙 lit. My-Otome Saga The Dragon and the Maiden's Tear?), set 100 years into the past of the My-Otome anime, was serialized in MediaWorks' Dengeki G's Magazine between February 30, 2007 and July 30, 2007, containing five chapters. The manga is accompanied by a novel based on the same premise and characters but with a different title, My-Otome Saga Ayane Kourin ♥ Hen (舞-乙HiME列伝(マイオトメ・サガ) アヤネ降臨♥篇 lit. My-Otome Saga Ayane's Advent ♥ Chapter?), which is being published by Tokuma Shoten under their Tokuma Dual Bunko label. This novel and manga are part of the My-HiME Big Bang Project, a plan to release a large amount of products related to My-HiME and My-Otome in Japan in the year 2007. As of now, only 6 products within this project have been revealed so far. 
Theme songs Edit
- Main article: My-Otome soundtracks
- Dream☆Wing by Minami Kuribayashi (Ep. 1-15)
- Crystal Energy by Minami Kuribayashi (Ep. 16-25)
- Fierce Sky/Raging Earth (猛る空/揺らぐ大地 Takeru Sora/Yuragu Daichi?) by Yuki Kajiura (Ep. 26)
- Kaze to Hoshi ni Dakarete... (風と星に抱かれて…) by Minami Kuribayashi (Ep. 24)
- Hoshi ga Kanaderu Monogatari (星が奏でるものがたり) (4th Stanza) by Ami Koshimizu (Ep. 22)
- Official My-Otome website
- Official My-Otome video game website (My-Otome: Otome Butoushi!! / My-Otome: Otome Dance Fight Chronicles)
- My-Otome at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia