My-Otome

My-Otome

is an anime series created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, 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.

Terminology

Story

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, attendants 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.

Characters

Related Works

The My-Otome manga follows an alternate storyline; in it, Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom is actually a male imposter attending classes at Garderobe. The manga was serialized in Shōnen Champion.

A spin-off manga titled , 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, , 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.

There is also a spin-off manga called My-Otome Arashi, which takes place immediately after the events of My-Otome.

In addition, there's also a PlayStation 2 Game called , which narrates all the main story outline of My-Otome, and highlights all the Dance Fights between Otomes.

Theme songs

Opening themes

Ending themes

Insert songs

  • 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)

References

External links

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