History YMMV / MaiHime

1st Dec '15 8:24:55 AM Temmere
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* HilariousInHindsight: In early episode, some of Mai's yaoi fangirl friends imagine a romance between them because they find both of them cute (not knowing that Akira is a girl), before Mai tells them to keep her brother out of their CrackPairings. And later in the series, Akira and Takumi do seem to be romantically involved.
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* HilariousInHindsight: In early episode, some of Mai's yaoi fangirl friends imagine a romance between them because they find both of them cute (not knowing that Akira is a girl), before Mai tells them to keep her brother out of their CrackPairings.{{Crack Pairing}}s. And later in the series, Akira and Takumi do seem to be romantically involved.
21st Feb '15 11:10:11 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Nagi, for being a ManipulativeBastard who is complicit in the above.
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** Nagi, for being a ManipulativeBastard who is complicit All of the psycho killing and betrayal in the above.anime is ultimately a result of Nagi's direct and indirect manipulation. He gives the girls their powers and then creates monsters for them to fight in order to train them to use violence to solve their problems. Then he manipulates a few characters to get the massive betrayals and killings we see in later parts. It is not clear exactly why he does this (though he laughs his head off over the betrayals and fawns over the killers) or who he is. Supposedly, he is just serving the Big Bad of the story, but the Big Bad is more of an Orcus on His Throne. At the end, Nagi seems to imply that he himself is an immortal demon and that, though the Big Bad is dead, Nagi can't be killed and will be back.
3rd Feb '15 3:12:21 PM StFan
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* AmericansHateTingle: Italian [=Mai-HiME=] fans hate Shizuru after she [[spoiler:destroyed Yukino's Child, killing Haruka]]. * [[spoiler:AntiClimaxBoss]]: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord goes down in one attack after the Himes destroy the Hime Star.]]
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* AmericansHateTingle: Italian [=Mai-HiME=] ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' fans hate Shizuru after she [[spoiler:destroyed Yukino's Child, killing Haruka]]. * [[spoiler:AntiClimaxBoss]]: AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord goes down in one attack after the Himes destroy the Hime Star.]]

* FanPreferredCouple: Shizuru and Natsuki, also known as [[PortmanteauCoupleName ShizNat]], overwhelmingly so. The Mai-Hime section of fanfiction.net has more Shizuru/Natsuki fanfics than there are ''all other stories combined.''
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* FanPreferredCouple: Shizuru and Natsuki, also known as [[PortmanteauCoupleName ShizNat]], overwhelmingly so. The Mai-Hime ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' section of fanfiction.net has more Shizuru/Natsuki Shizuru×Natsuki fanfics than there are ''all other stories combined.''

* PeripheryDemographic: Aside from the normal lovers of MagicalGirl series, [=Mai-HiME=] gained a surprising amount of interest from lesbians, mostly thanks to the draw of the Natsuki x Shizuru pairing. This was embraced by the writers, and expanded upon in the supplemental materials, and then made canon in {{Mai-Otome}}, along with various other couples and hinted same-sex crushes.
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* PeripheryDemographic: Aside from the normal lovers of MagicalGirl series, [=Mai-HiME=] ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' gained a surprising amount of interest from lesbians, mostly thanks to the draw of the Natsuki x Shizuru pairing. This was embraced by the writers, and expanded upon in the supplemental materials, and then made canon in {{Mai-Otome}}, ''Anime/MaiOtome'', along with various other couples and hinted same-sex crushes.
21st Oct '14 2:03:48 PM Vilui
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** Moreso with Mai. By canon relationship (being at the center of a LoveTriangle with Reito and Yuuichi), canon implication (see IncestSubtext above, and LesYay below), or fan re-interpretation, Mai may have literally been paired with [[AnythingThatMoves every other character]] in the series.
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** Moreso More so with Mai. By canon relationship (being at the center of a LoveTriangle with Reito and Yuuichi), canon implication (see IncestSubtext above, and LesYay below), or fan re-interpretation, Mai may have literally been paired with [[AnythingThatMoves every other character]] in the series.
1st Sep '14 3:11:02 PM megazilla
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* LBGTFanbase: Naturally given the number of lesbian characters.
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* LBGTFanbase: LGBTFanbase: Naturally given the number of lesbian characters.
1st Sep '14 3:10:16 PM megazilla
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* LBGTFanbase: Naturally given the number of lesbian characters.
12th Aug '14 9:16:50 PM Angeldeb82
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"Les Yay" is now "Ho Yay". Renamed some tropes.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: ** Some suspect that Shizuru was [[NotHimself not herself]] during her PsychoLesbian phase, especially considering that immediately after [[spoiler:being resurrected]], she [[TearsOfRemorse breaks down crying]], [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone begging for Natsuki's forgiveness]].
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: ** Some suspect that Shizuru was [[NotHimself not herself]] {{not h|imself}}erself during her PsychoLesbian phase, especially considering that immediately after [[spoiler:being resurrected]], she [[TearsOfRemorse breaks down crying]], [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone begging for Natsuki's forgiveness]].

* [[spoiler:AnticlimaxBoss]]: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord goes down in one attack after the Himes destroy the Hime Star.]]
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* [[spoiler:AnticlimaxBoss]]: [[spoiler:AntiClimaxBoss]]: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord goes down in one attack after the Himes destroy the Hime Star.]]]] * SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: It's by YukiKajiura, what else can you expect?

* CrackPairing: In-series (well, in-series-''extra'') example -- the {{Omake}} for episode 21 seems to be [[ShipTease suggesting]] ''[[TeacherStudentRomance Mai/Midori]]''! * CrowningMusicOfAwesome: It's by YukiKajiura, what else can you expect?
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* CrackPairing: In-series (well, in-series-''extra'') example -- the {{Omake}} for episode 21 seems to be [[ShipTease suggesting]] {{s|hipTease}}uggesting ''[[TeacherStudentRomance Mai/Midori]]''! * CrowningMusicOfAwesome: It's by YukiKajiura, what else can you expect?Mai/Midori]]''!

** Or was the show's attempt to be DarkerAndEdgier a betrayal of the PowerOfFriendship and TeamSpirit tone set up in the Searrs arc? In that case, it's an Ending ''Re''version.
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** Or was the show's attempt to be DarkerAndEdgier a betrayal of the PowerOfFriendship ThePowerOfFriendship and TeamSpirit tone set up in the Searrs arc? In that case, it's an Ending ''Re''version.

* LesYay: Mikoto's behavior toward Mai, naturally giving way to plenty of ShipTease moments between the two. [[spoiler:In reality, Mai feels more comfortable being Mikoto's CoolBigSis, though it's rather blatantly implied that Mikoto wants more than that.]]
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* LesYay: [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Mikoto's behavior toward Mai, naturally giving way to plenty of ShipTease moments between the two. [[spoiler:In reality, Mai feels more comfortable being Mikoto's CoolBigSis, though it's rather blatantly implied that Mikoto wants more than that.]]

* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Fans have accused Akira of {{Chickification}} for wearing girlier clothes towards the end of the story (in the manga, there's a scene in the ending in which she's trying on a girl's middle school uniform). Not only it ignores that several of the [=HiMe=] are actually rather feminine girls (Shizuru is a LadyOfWar, Natsuki is a Gunslinger who wears her hair very long and loves collecting lingerie, ''Mai'' herself is kinda motherly and a SupremeChef, etc.), but also "forget" that the main reason Akira dressed up as a guy is that she was trying to hide the fact that she was a [=HiMe=] in the first place, thus she started wearing skirts ''only'' when her mission was over and she had no real reason to hide her gender. GirlinessUpgrade, yeah; {{Chickification}}, uhm, no.
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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: RealWomenDontWearDresses: Fans have accused Akira of {{Chickification}} for wearing girlier clothes towards the end of the story (in the manga, there's a scene in the ending in which she's trying on a girl's middle school uniform). Not only it ignores that several of the [=HiMe=] are actually rather feminine girls (Shizuru is a LadyOfWar, Natsuki is a Gunslinger who wears her hair very long and loves collecting lingerie, ''Mai'' herself is kinda motherly and a SupremeChef, etc.), but also "forget" that the main reason Akira dressed up as a guy is that she was trying to hide the fact that she was a [=HiMe=] in the first place, thus she started wearing skirts ''only'' when her mission was over and she had no real reason to hide her gender. GirlinessUpgrade, yeah; {{Chickification}}, uhm, no.

* {{Rescued From The Scrappy Heap}} or CreatorsPet: Yuuichi gets a noticeably larger role in the manga than in the anime, to the extent where he's the manga's protagonist, as well as several of his more [[CanNotSpitItOut questionable]] [[TheLoad aspects]] from the anime being removed or diluted.
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* {{Rescued From The Scrappy Heap}} RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap or CreatorsPet: Yuuichi gets a noticeably larger role in the manga than in the anime, to the extent where he's the manga's protagonist, as well as several of his more [[CanNotSpitItOut [[CannotSpitItOut questionable]] [[TheLoad aspects]] from the anime being removed or diluted.

* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A dark and tragic universe where [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] are given their powers as part of some Satanic ritual and are forced to kill each other to protect the ones they love ''could'' have made for an amazing story... if it had actually ''started'' with that plot instead of having it randomly hijack a completely different show after nearly two-thirds of the episodes had been carefully built up as a scientific deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. Sunrise themselves apparently agreed with this assessment, considering they made EXA.
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A dark and tragic universe where [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] {{Magical Girl}}s are given their powers as part of some Satanic ritual and are forced to kill each other to protect the ones they love ''could'' have made for an amazing story... if it had actually ''started'' with that plot instead of having it randomly hijack a completely different show after nearly two-thirds of the episodes had been carefully built up as a scientific deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. Sunrise themselves apparently agreed with this assessment, considering they made EXA.
17th Feb '14 8:30:40 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* Moe: Mikoto, she's extremely cute and her childish behavior makes her even cuter, notable examples include a scene where she grabs onto Mai and clings to her for the better part of a day, and Mai isn't even particularly bothered by it, having apparently gotten used to her acting this way by that point in the series.
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* Moe: {{Moe}}: Mikoto, she's extremely cute and her childish behavior makes her even cuter, notable examples include a scene where she grabs onto Mai and clings to her for the better part of a day, and Mai isn't even particularly bothered by it, having apparently gotten used to her acting this way by that point in the series.
4th Feb '14 8:17:21 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* [[spoiler:AnticlimaxBoss]]: [[spoiler:The Obsidian Lord goes down in one attack after the Himes destroy the Hime Star.]]
26th Jan '14 9:39:35 AM Discar
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* {{Narm}}: John Smith's name is quite amusing because it seems to be an obvious pseudonym and sounds strange when the characters try to say it in the Japanese version. It gets even funnier if you're familiar with HaruhiSuzumiya.
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* {{Narm}}: John Smith's name is quite amusing because it seems to be an obvious pseudonym and sounds strange when the characters try to say it in the Japanese version. It gets even funnier if you're familiar with HaruhiSuzumiya.''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
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