Synonym: Dancing Princess, Mai Hime, My Hime, My Princess, My-Hime
Genre: Action, Comedy, Magic, Romance, School, Super Power
Year: 30.09.2004 till 31.03.2005
Companies: Bandai, Sunrise
The Fuuka Academy is a unified school (having students from primary school and high school). In the Fuuka Academy, a rumor that a mysterious monster appeared has spread, and that the only match for the monsters were girls called “HiME.” They have the abilities of HiME (Highly-advanced Materializing Equipment).
Mai transferred to the academy, not knowing anything of this rumor. However, she suddenly discovers she has the power of a HiME. After facing a few problems, she adapts to her new life as a HiME.
Must say, it's quite interesting. It has everything you can expect from an anime, lots of funny scenes, fighting, and also some quite dramatic moments. It's also quite complicated. The story by itself becomes more and more dramatic while it reaches the end, but nonetheless there's a happy ending ^_^ (that kinda disappointed me)
Great ^_^ almost perfect ^_^ I like how the "childs" are drawn, especially kagutsuchi, he's great ^_^ the scenery and fights are also well drawn. There are quite some funny scenes (see screenshot) and the animation follows them quite well ^_^
There are a lot of chars in this series, most of them fit their roll quite well, and I’m going to describe just some of them that I think were the best of all.
- Mai: Must say, she really attracted me ... she's the one that develops most in the story and that makes her even stronger. She has a brother complex … thinks that he’s the only important person to her, though; during the animation she discovers her true feelings.
- Mikoto: Quite funny, a crossover between a cat, dog and human O_o;; … why, would you ask? … She’s quite lithe like a cat, loyal to Mai like a dog, and of course, she’s human xD She’s searching for his brother which, she’ll find in the end, though, [spolier]her brother is on the dark side, which will rather complicate the story even more[/spoiler].
- Natsuki: Quite friendless, always stays by herself, though, Mai changes her in the end … She always says that she doesn’t have any loved one, and her only meaning in combating is to avenge her mother, though, she discovers her true feelings in the end.
Music (8/10): This animation has a nice OST, I liked the music in it ^_^ it fits quite well with the animation.
The chars voices are also well selected, no complaints about them.
Overall (8.5/10): The animation is quite interesting ^_^ It has a great, quite complicated story, a nice animation and a lot of good effects. It really "attracts" you. Must say, only the ending kinda surprised me, unconditionally I was expecting a sad ending ... though, like usually, everything ended happily. I'm a fan of such complicated stories ^_^ end even more a fan for sad endings ^_^;;