| My-Otome Zwei
|Cover of My-Otome Zwei Volume 01|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Magical girl|
|Licensor||Template:Flagicon Bandai Entertainment|
|Released||November 24 2006-August 24 2007|
My-Otome Zwei (舞-乙HiME Zwei?) is a Japanese OVA anime series, sequel to the original My-Otome anime series. It was produced by Sunrise Inc.. It consists of four episodes, which were released at three-month intervals. It has been licensed for North American distribution by Bandai Entertainment.
Just like My-HiME and My-Otome, the title is a pun, which derives from the visual similarity of the Latin letter "Z" (from the German word zwei "two") to the kanji "乙", the first of the two characters in the word 乙女 otome "maiden". On the logo, the two similar glyphs are shown superimposed on one another.
My-Otome Zwei takes place one year after the events of My-Otome. Arika is now a full-fledged Otome (though still under the tutelage of Miss Maria) and Nagi is incarcerated in a prison somewhere in Aries. The various nations are at peace with one another and plan to hold S.O.L.T. (Strategic Otome Limitation Talks) to discuss limiting the numbers of Otome.
A mission to destroy a meteor threatening to collide with Earl sets into motion a chain of events which result in a mysterious shadowy figure attacking Garderobe and several Otome as well as a new, more powerful version of Slave appearing across the planet. To make matters worse, Queen Mashiro disappears following an argument with Arika. The series follows Arika's search for Mashiro as well as Garderobe's attempts to uncover the truth behind the shadowy figure.
- Main article: Mai-Otome characters (anime)
Episode List Edit
- Main article: List of My-Otome episodes
- The Dream Continues
- Premonition of a Storm
- The Striped Dance / Labyrinth of the Maiden
- Connecting Dreams
Release info Edit
Each release is available in two versions; a standard edition containing only the 30-minute episode on DVD and a limited edition Special Package.
Each Volume's Special Package contains:
- - A DVD containing the 30-minute episode
- - A 3-track music CD containing the episode's ending song, its' off vocal version and an audio commentary (Volume 4 had a drama track of My-HiME★DESTINY instead of the audio commentary)
- - A figurine (Volume 1: Mini Mikoto cat, Volume 2: Meister Arika, Volume 3: Blue Sky Robe Arika and Volume 4: Neptune Robe Nina)
- - A picture label
The Volume 1 Special Package also included an illustration book.
The first volume was released November 24 2006, the second volume was released February 23 2007, the third volume was released May 25 2007, and the fourth and final volume was released August 24th 2007.
Theme songs Edit
- Main article: My-Otome soundtracks
- Believe ~Eien no Kizuna~ (Believe ~永遠の絆~) by Mika Kikuchi (Episode 1)
- Storm by Ami Koshimizu (Episode 2)
- Egao no Iro wa Niji no Iro (笑顔の色は虹の色) by Yukana (Episode 3)
- Otome wa DO MY BEST desho? 2007Ver. (乙女はDO MY BESTでしょ？ 2007Ver.) by Mika Kikuchi, Ami Koshimizu, Yukana, Mai Nakahara, Saeko Chiba and Ai Shimizu (Episode 4)
The My-Otome Zwei manga is being serialised in Champion RED, done by Abeno Chako. Having nothing to do with the original My-Otome manga, it follows the storyline of the OVA at first but later diverges.