My-HiME (manga)

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My-HiME
My-HiME 1.jpg
Cover of volume 1
舞-HiME
(Mai-HiME)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Magical girl, Shōjo-ai
Manga
Written by Hajime Yatate (original creator)
Noboru Kimura (scenario composition)
Illustrated by Kenetsu Satō
Published by Akita Shoten
English publisher Canada United States Tokyopop
Singapore Chuang Yi
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion
Original run November 11, 2004July 7, 2005
Volumes 5 (List of volumes)
Related works
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My-HiME (舞-HiME Mai-HiME?) is a manga based on Sunrise's My-HiME series, following a storyline different from that of the anime. It is authored by Hajime Yatate (original creator), Noboru Kimura (scenario), and Kenetsu Satō (art). During its 44-chapter run, it was published in Shōnen Champion. It has been licensed for English distribution by Tokyopop; all five volumes have been released. There is another My-HiME manga titled My-HiME EXA.

Plot[edit]

The My-HiME manga follows the story of Yuuichi Tate, a recent transfer student to Fuka Academy. At Fuka, he finds out that he is the Key - the person needed to unlock greater powers - to two HiMEs, Mai Tokiha and Natsuki Kuga. The manga covers Yuuichi's relationship with the two girls as well as their battle against an organization attempting to take the power of the HiME Star for themselves.

Characters[edit]

The cast of characters is made up mostly of students and staff at Fuka Academy. Although most characters in the manga also appear in the anime series, they all differ slightly in their characteristics and relationships. In one example, Mikoto Minagi does not have any known family unlike the anime, but she still is attached to Mai. And unlike the anime, the general public are aware of the hime's existence or at least those attending Fuka Academy.

Chapters[edit]

Volume 1[1]

  1. Boy Meets Girls
  2. I Hate It!
  3. This Ain't Logic!
  4. Long Night
  5. Be By My Side...
  6. Flaming Memories
  7. Student Council Enforcement Dept.
  8. Ori-HiME Squad

Volume 2[2]

  1. Nao Yuki
  2. I Don't Know Anything
  3. Mikoto Minagi
  4. Expectation & Truth
  5. Akane Higurashi
  6. Koumokuten
  7. Mirror Wall
  8. Light of the Law
  9. 17 Years Old

Volume 3[3]

  1. Life in the pits
  2. Groping in the Dark
  3. Elegy of the Beasts
  4. No Way!!
  5. Que Sera, Sera
  6. Princess - Princess
  7. Knuckle Punch
  8. End & Beginning
  9. Princess Star

Volume 4[4]

  1. Cultural Festival
  2. Family
  3. Izzak
  4. White Rabbit
  5. The Brother Dear Quiz
  6. Student Council President Suzushiro
  7. The Underground Ruins
  8. Key to the Future
  9. Mother and Daughter

Volume 5

  1. Queen
  2. The Obsidian Lord
  3. The Beginning of the End
  4. The Commencement of Battle
  5. Mai VS Natsuki
  6. Justice Doesn't Die
  7. Rematch of the Future
  8. The Sword
  9. Welcome to Fuuka Academy

Reception[edit]

Jason Thompson of Manga: The Complete Guide has described the series as "cynical", as it mixes several genres. He has also criticized the artwork.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ My-HiME: Vol. 1 (November 2006). TOKYOPOP: Los Angeles, CA. ISBN 1-59816-651-4.
  2. ^ My-HiME: Vol. 2 (March 2007). TOKYOPOP: Los Angeles, CA. ISBN 978-1-59816-652-1.
  3. ^ My-HiME: Vol. 3 (July 2007). TOKYOPOP: Los Angeles, CA. ISBN 978-1-59816-653-8.
  4. ^ My-HiME: Vol. 4 ISBN 4-253-20774-X.
  5. ^ "Okazu: My-Hime Manga, Volume 4 (English)". Okazu.blogspot.com. 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 

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