My OtomeTV, ep.26 (~24 min.), 2005
They possess the powers of a lost era, serving as the peacekeepers and protectors of the numerous kingdoms on the planet Earl; they are the Otome. And for Arika Yumemiya, the dream of becoming a Meister Otome has brought her through the desert to the Windbloom Kingdom where she hopes to train at the prestigious Garderobe Academy. However gaining admittance to the Academy won't be as easy as she thinks it is. Not only will she find herself rescuing the soon to be Queen of the Kingdom, fending off a giant mechanized warrior, and discovering her latent powers as an Otome, she'll also have to win a battle against an established Otome in order to be admitted. And even if she makes it in, how is she going to pay those school fees?
Arika Yumemiya has traveled far in search of her goal: the prestigious Gualderobe Academy. This is the school where young girls are trained to become Otomes, protectors of royal leaders throughout the lands. Here, Arika makes plenty of friends, but some enemies know something about her past that she does not. Nevertheless, her spirit and determination will keep pushing her forward.
Adapted from its predecessor, Mai-HiME, this series is not a direct sequel, but an alternate universe setting featuring some of the Mai-HiME cast (though with different personalities).
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?
Related anime:My Otome TV, 2005, Sequel
My-HiME TV, 2004, Alternative setting
My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ OVA, 2008
My Otome Zwei OVA, 2006, Sequel
My-Otome Specials Bonus, 2006, Side Story
Mai-Otome Soushuuhen: Yume no Arika OVA, 2008, Summary
Mai-Otome: Otome no Inori Bonus, 2010, Side story
Mai-Otome Specials Special, 2006, Side story
Mai-Otome 0: S.ifr OVA, 2008, Prequel
Related manga:Mai-Otome Manga, 2005, Adaptation