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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bandai
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CQQIBC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,458 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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  • Includes limited edition collector's art box and T-shirt

Editorial Reviews

Before coming to the Fuka Academy, all Mai Tokiha wanted was to live an ordinary high school life, but that's the last thing she's going to get. It turns out that Mai is a HiME, one of twelve girls with super-natural powers that are gathered at this school to fight the Orphans, demons that dwell around the school. A secret organization has other plans for the HiME than just demon-busting and Mai and the other HiME will have to risk something precious to protect the ones they love. Special Edition includes Limited Edition Collectors' Artbox and T-shirt. Genre: Action/Sci-Fi.

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It has very good characters and character development.
KevinB
For example, one girl has a huge sword that cuts through pretty much anything, while another summons a set of guns and a robotic dog with mounted cannons on it.
M. Lam
And, even with all these overused tropes, it is highly entertaining and fresh throughout.
Chas Williams

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sesho on March 30, 2006
Format: DVD
15 year old Mai Tokiha and her younger brother Takumi have been invited to attend the prestigious Fuka Academy, a unique island school that is administered by its own attendees. On the ship ride there they meet two of their fellow students. Yuichi is a normal guy but might just be a closet pervert, and he is always accompanied by his childhood friend, Shiho, whose tendril-like hair reflects her emotions, especially her jealousy of Mai! Things get a little stranger when a girl's body is pulled from the water. She is revived by Mai's CPR training but the strange thing is that when they pulled her out she was gripping a large grey sword! Another mysterious yet beautiful girl enters the picture, who seems to be either trying to kill or capture the sword wielder. She has some pretty fancy pistols that seem to materialize out of nowhere to match up against the sword. When the battle begins, Mai finds herself in the middle and awakening an unknown power in herself. Mai is a "Hime" and it is no coencidence that she is journeying to Fuka Academy. Secret powers are gathering together girls with supernatural abilties to fight against an enemy from the stars called "Orphans". Even if she takes on that battle and wins, she'll still have to do all her schoolwork too!

When all the sword-play, shooting, and pseudo-mecha fighting ends in the frenetic first episode, My-Hime brings in a lot of comedy and bishojo elements. While the show might not be that original, the characters more than make up for it, with some top-notch acting by the Japanese cast. Everyone involved has a wide dramatic range, playing not only the action, but the comedy to the hilt and reminds me a bit of Full Metal Panic in feel.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Liberty Meadows on January 24, 2006
Format: DVD
MY-HIME (aka MAI-HIME) revolves around Mai Tokiha, a teenage girl who has received a scholarship to the prestigious Fuka Academy. While traveling there with her little brother (who also has a scholarship) aboard a ferry, they spot a girl floating face down in the ocean. The girl is rescued and revived -- but what's with that mysterious sword she's clinging to?

Soon all hell breaks loose as another girl boards the ship intent on eliminating the rescued female. Clearly these are no ordinary girls as they both openly display spectacular superhuman powers. Somehow Mai gets caught in the middle of the battle and before long she is showcasing her own heretofore untapped superpowers.

From thereon, MY-HIME plays like your typical "cute teenage girls with superpowers" anime as Mai arrives at Fuka Academy and has to balance her banal school life with the revelation that she is no ordinary human being, and neither are some of the other girls at the school. But just when you think you've got things all figured out, the plot takes one unexpected turn after another.

For the first few episodes, MY-HIME does a credible job of introducing a various assortment of characters and mixing together equal parts comedy, drama, romance and action. The character designs are quite appealing, the artwork is smooth and fluid, and the action sequences are impressive. Mai is a very likeable lead character who earns viewer sympathy by the way she cares for her sickly younger brother Takumi, who has heart problems.

MY-HIME is a colorful and eclectic anime series that was highly popular in Japan and spawned a sequel of sorts called MAI OTOME. MY-HIME consists of 26 episodes, which will likely be spread over 7 DVDs.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Lam on July 23, 2006
Format: DVD
My Hime is a little bit hard to describe. It has elements from lots of different anime, so it seems familiar but at the same time easily stands out (rather than being a copy-cat anime).

My Hime was released somewhat recently (the copyright reads 2004-2006), so the animation is very clean and well done. The character designs are all top notch, so the show is quite excellent visually.

Several of the main characters are "Hime", girls with special abilities. This brings some magical girl aspects to the show, but the battles in My Hime are more intense than in most magical anime. For example, one girl has a huge sword that cuts through pretty much anything, while another summons a set of guns and a robotic dog with mounted cannons on it.

Besides the battles, which are pretty cool, the show focuses a lot on the charaters. So far the story is very interesting. It's not terribly dark, but at times is fairly serious. At other times, the show is quite whimsical. It all blends together well for an enjoyable experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chas Williams on October 8, 2006
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My HiME vol. 1 starts off as a basic introduction to the series, which excels at taking the standard tropes of shounen and magical girl series and blending them together into something amazingly unique even with all the clichés present throughout all the volumes. Fans of these genres will definitely find subtle and not-so-subtle examples of the creators poking fun at these clichés through their own characters many, many times.

The first episode is schoolgirls with transforming powers and consists of Mai Tokiha, the main character, running around as these schoolgirls fight and blow things up all around her. In episode two she tries to fit into school life. Episode three is schoolgirls versus monsters. And, episode four is about a panty thief. And, even with all these overused tropes, it is highly entertaining and fresh throughout.

Like most anime series, it starts off with comedy and then goes into a deeper, more serious, plotline.

The collector's box isn't extremly sturdy, but won't fall apart on its own, so if all you want to do is display it and not carry it around or have it near small children, it should be fine. The artwork on it is nice and makes a good display piece.

The collector's box also comes with a t-shirt. The shirt is well made, with My HiME on the back and Fuka Academy on the front left.
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