The BEST Episodes of Mai-Otome
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
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?
#1 - Connecting Dreams
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 24, 2007
Leaving her past behind, Nina regains the powers of an Otome to help Arika in the final face off against the mysterious entity. The other Otomes aid by trying to stop Childs that have spawned across the world.
#2 - Masquerade Ball?
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 23, 2005
Arika impersonates the missing Mashiro and meets the foreign prince Takumi, while Nina pretends to be Arika. Meanwhile, Mashiro takes the name of Nina and ends up in the slums of Windbloom, where she meets a foreign boy.
#3 - Azure dance / Thoughts, When They Scatter
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 2, 2006
With hostile forces invading the capital of Windbloom, all Otomes are summoned into battle. But an enemy plan causes the source of the Otome technology to shut down, and Arika finds herself fighting against her dearest friends.
#4 - The Blue Dance / Oath of the Maiden
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2005
While helping with the reconstruction of the royal palace, Arika hears a rumor about Mashiro. Arika and Mashiro find a mysterious machine beneath the castle.
#5 - Whiteout
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 9, 2006
Three days after the disastrous raid against Windbloom, Mashiro is forced to join refugees fleeing from their homeland. Nina now serves as the Meister Otome of Nagi. Getting to know her exiled people better, Mashiro learns the painful truth about her leadership qualities.
#6 - For Your Sake...
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 23, 2006
While plans to liberate Windbloom are underway, Sergay puts his life on the line in order to protect Nina and destroy the source of the power of the Slaves and Valkyries.
#7 - Maiden of the Azure Sky
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 30, 2006
Nina operates the Harmonium in order to save the fatally wounded Sergay. Meanwhile, Operation Liberate Windbloom is put into full action, with rival armies squaring off against each other and the Otome attempting to gain their powers back.
#8 - Dream☆Wing ~ Dream's Whereabouts
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 30, 2006
The Otomes face off against Nagi and the power of the Harmonium, and Arika comes into conflict with Nina in a final battle.
#9 - A Hurricane Blowing Through the Garden of Maidens!?
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2005
Deeply impressed after witnessing the power of Meister Otome Shizuru Viola, Arika is more determined than ever to become a real Otome and attend the school of Garderobe. However, before her wish can become reality, certain conditions must be met.
#10 - Premonition of a Storm
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 2007
Arika takes a trip to Aries to search for Mashiro. However, she becomes involved in a bus hijacking. To make matters worse, a mysterious Slave appears along with the shadowy entity that attacked Garderobe.
#11 - Dreaming☆Arika
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2005
Young Arika Yumemiya travels to the Kingdom of Windbloom in order to become an Otome. She soon becomes acquainted with Garderobe student Nina, Nina's foster father Sergay, and the rebellious princess Mashiro.
#12 - Towards the Red Sky
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 6, 2006
Arika realizes she has developed feelings for Sergay, and is having hard time trying to choose between the fate of an Otome and finding a love of her life. Elsewhere, two Meister Otomes from different countries battle against each other.
#13 - The Song of Destruction
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 9, 2006
Aswad attacks Cardair in retribution for their betrayal. Back at the village, Sergay and the Valkyries arrive to take Mashiro and Arika by force. Meanwhile, Nagi has Nina activate the true power of the Harmonium.
#14 - Arika of the Mysterious Valley
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 16, 2006
Arika, Mashiro and Miyu end up in the Black Valley, where they encounter Mai and Mikoto the Cat Goddess. Natsuki and Nao later join them.
#15 - First Experience
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2005
In order to acquire permission to attend the Otome school of Garderobe, unexperienced Arika must face Nina in an exhibition battle during the coronation ceremony of Mashiro.
#16 - Blazing Transfer Student!!
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2005
After a safe conclusion to the crisis of the previous episode, Arika is admitted to Garderobe and receives some important lessons on the way. She earns some new friends as well as some new enemies.
#17 - the Academy, the Uniform and Me
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2005
Arika's studentship is put in jeopardy when her uniform appears in a store. To prove that she didn't sell the uniform, Arika places her trust in her new friends to uncover the true culprit.
#18 - It's a Promise
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 26, 2006
Arika, Nina and Erstin all promise to become Meister Otomes together. However, Nagi de Artai and Schwarz begin a coup against Windbloom and Garderobe.
#19 - The Continuation Of The Dream
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 24, 2006
After one year since the coup against Nagi, a powerful new enemy threatens to disturb the peace of the world. While Meister Arika is ready to protect the people, an argument between her and Queen Mashiro could prove to be her undoing.
#20 - The Striped Dance / Labyrinth of the Maiden
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 25, 2007
Nao and Nina are investigating some hidden ruins that may hold the key to ending the current crisis. There they discover a book of importance. However the shadow entity is intent on stopping them at all costs and preventing the book from leaving the place.
#21 - Nina, Gets Wrapped...orz
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2005
Upperclassman Shiho's jealousy towards Nina reaches catastrophic heights, as she decides to sabotage the school's swimming pool during sports class. Once again, it's up to Arika and her friends to clean up the mess.
#22 - Destiny's Yoke
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2005
After making a contract with Mashiro in the climax of the previous episode, Arika is now responsible for finding a way to cancel it. In order to learn more, Arika and her friends break into the Mausoleum of Garderobe.
#23 - Ocean - Swimsuit + Distress = ?
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2005
As a part of the Otome training, Arika's Coral class begins a 100 km hiking trip through Aries. With randomly chosen pairs, the students enter into wilderness, when things start to go wrong for Arika and her partner Erstin.
#24 - That's the Great Crisis of a Maiden
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2005
Garderobe, Aries, Windbloom, and Artai move to rescue the two lost Coral students, as a mysterious group, Aswad, moves through the area.
#25 - Happy Birthday
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2005
Nina and Arika are sent to escort Mashiro to a meeting with royal guests from a neighbouring country. To avoid an international conflict when Mashiro runs away, Windbloom comes up with a hasty substitute.