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->''I finally found my dream. So call me reckless or whatever, but I'll do it.''
->'''--Arika Yumemiya'''

A 2005 series, from the creators of ''Anime/MaiHime''.

Sometime in the future, on a distant colony world that has almost forgotten about Earth, the rulers of the various nations are accompanied by [[SuperSoldier super-powered female bodyguards]] called "Otome". These Otome are ordinary girls who have been transformed into [[PersonOfMassDestruction fearsome weapons of war through training and nanotechnology]], acting as protectors and military deterrents. The Otome are admired as the pinnacle of grace and beauty, to the point where every little girl wishes to be one when they grow up.

Only one place in the world possesses the LostTechnology needed to create Otome: Garderobe Academy, an elite private school in the city-state of Windbloom. Arriving at this place is fourteen-year-old Arika Yumemiya, an energetic young girl determined to follow in the footsteps of the mother she never knew and become an Otome. Armed with [[OrphansPlotTrinket a mysterious amulet]] and no shortage of [[IdiotHero bull-headed enthusiasm]], Arika wins her way into Garderobe only to discover that the road to becoming an Otome is much harder than she ever dreamed.

As Arika trains to become an Otome, a conspiracy to seize control of Garderobe's LostTechnology begins to emerge, linked to a cult known only as "Schwartz". The realities of Arika's idealist dream -- and what it means to be an Otome -- slowly come to light as the world ticks towards all-out war and the deadly powers of the Otome are called into service.

The series is notable for recycling virtually the entire cast from ''Anime/MaiHime'', with lots of in-jokes based on the differences a character might have between the two series: for example, a {{Yandere}} character in ''[=Mai-HiME=]'' is in a happy and content relationship with the girl she lusted after in the original series. The last few episodes imply that the series exists in the same universe as ''[=Mai-HiME=]''.

''Mai-Otome'' is every bit as fun a ride as its predecessor, and in spots is strongly reminiscent of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''. Highly recommended.

Followed in 2006-2007 with ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'', a four-episode {{OVA}}. A three-episode prequel, named ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr'', has also been released, featuring Arika's mother, a young Miss Maria, and two [[CanonImmigrant canon immigrants]] from the AlternateUniverse novel series ''[=Mai-HiME=] Destiny''.

Has an [[Manga/MaiOtome attendant manga]], which actually started first and was produced at the same time. Opinion over that one [[GuiltyPleasures remains divided]]. Keep in mind that it was ''never meant to be'' a direct adaptation, and they were just given the same concept.

Available in North America from Bandai Entertainment for English-speaking viewers, although it's inexplicably retitled ''[=My-HiME=] Z: My-Otome''.

For more information on the characters themselves, please direct your attention to the ''[[Characters/MaiOtome Mai-Otome]]'' [[Characters/MaiOtome character sheet]].
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AdventurousIrishViolins: ''Mai-Otome'' uses more playful variations on this to invoke the optimistic adventurousness of our CountryMouse heroine Arika Yumemiya.
* AirJousting
* AirplaneArms: Arika, in the last moments of the final episode and in the closing credits.
* AllUpToYou
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: That new castle Mashiro wanted to build? [[spoiler:Schwarz territory by the end of [[WhamEpisode Episode 16]].]]
* AloofAlly: Nao.
* AlphaBitch: Shiho doesn't like the idea of Arika coming to the academy without much money or any backing from a country.
* AmazonBrigade: The Five Pillars.
* AppliedPhlebotinum
* ArcWords: The song that is known only in pieces.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Grand Duke Nagi and King Argos of Cardair certainly don't have the best interests of the world in mind.
* AttemptedRape: Arika nearly succumbs to this, until Sergey and Nao show up.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Among the Otome, the Meisters get all of the most powerful weapons, [=GEMs=], and spiffy-looking costumes. Holders of this position are usually of high status - heads of state or members of the royal family.
* BackToBackBadasses: Shizuru and Haruka, in the finale.
* BadassArmy: The Aswad again.
* BadassLongcoat: Natsuki subverts this; while ''she'' is badass ([[FauxActionGirl kind of]]), her longcoat is perfectly ordinary. MysteriousProtector Miyu has a spiffy black longcoat, ''and'' a NiceHat to match.
* BeachEpisode, lightly subverted: The beach turns out to be the starting point of a [[HorribleCampingTrip grueling survival test]]. Everyone besides the students (and Shiho, who loses a straw draw and has to hold down the fort), however, is enjoying themselves until the time comes to evaluate the students' meals.
* BeamOWar, subverted: The beams from Natsuki's {{BFG}} and Schwarz's WaveMotionGun collide, but one of them is knocked off course and disables the Fumi system a second time.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Akira, Chie.
* BifurcatedWeapon: [[spoiler:Nina's "Ultimate Black Diamond" sais]].
* BigBad: Nagi.
* BigEater: Mikoto [[spoiler:both the human and the cat(s).]]
* BlackCloak: Some of the Schwarz cultists.
* BlackKnight: Rad. His real name was [[spoiler:Reito]], but he [[ThatManIsDead doesn't use that anymore]].
* BloodlessCarnage
* BoardingSchool: Garderobe resembles one.
* BodyCountCompetition: Haruka requests one with Shizuru just before they battle an army of Slaves.
* BreakTheHaughty: Attempted by [[spoiler:Shizuru and Chie]] with [[spoiler:Tomoe]], but it doesn't work. There's also [[spoiler: Mashiro,]] whose entire character-arc is basically one giant {{Break The Haughty}}.
* ButtMonkey: Natsuki.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Subverted: the Otomes' powers can only be activated by the vocal command of their "masters".
* CatchAFallingStar: Akane, in the first episode.
* CatchPhrase: Shiho's "''Maki maki!''", part of her RunningGag. Other characters (mostly Chie) conk her over the head later for doing it during "serious" events. [[spoiler: During the great battle, she actually weaponizes this!!]]
* CatSmile: Mahya.
* CharacterDevelopment: Used well with Mashiro, who starts as a bratty and reckless princess, and emerges from the story's central conflict as a confident leader and much less of a jerk.
* ChivalrousPervert: Shizuru and Chie.
* CloseCallHaircut: Shizuru takes a bullet through her ''hair'' in EP 13 when she has a Slave Lord cornered.
* CloserToEarth: Arika, occasionally.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman
* CoolShip: Ultimate Desert Dreadnaught Suzushiro. Essentially a submersible battleship that floats on/dives into sand. Haruka enjoys being TheCaptain a little too vocally. Unfortunately does not get to see much screen time...
* CountryMouse: Arika.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Erstin to Nina and Arika.
* CreditsRunningSequence: Arika has one in the closing credits.
* CrossPoppingVeins
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Aswad dress in all black and are capable of summoning Slaves, but their leader is actually benevolent, if somewhat confrontational.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Nina and the Valkyries.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Mahya. Laula Bianchi has light blue hair and dark skin.
* DeusSexMachina: Inverted; [[spoiler:Nina]] wants to sleep with [[spoiler:her father]] precisely because she would ''lose'' her powers in the process. [[spoiler:It doesn't happen, even though it'd solve at least a part of the problem.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: Nagi, but he sorta [[OhCrap loses it]] when things start turning against him.
* DiabolusExMachina: The latter half of Episode 17.
* DemotedToExtra: Mai, aside from a few flashbacks and pictures in early episodes. Her brother Takumi is reduced to a two-episode cameo.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Aoi, after pulling a SuicidalGotcha]].
* DiscretionShot: Used in episode 24.
* DisturbedDoves
* DoubleEntendre: "I like taking people from behind, but this is the first time I've been taken." [[HandsomeLech Shizuru]], you just ''had'' to put it that way, didn't you?
* DoubleWeapon: Shizuru's WhipSword.
* DualWielding: Midori's twin swords.
* DunnoWhatsGoingOnBut
* EagleLand: Aries, complete with {{Determinator}} (read: reckless) Haruka Armitage, Democratic elections and a "Hexagon" as a military complex.
** ''Zwei'' even features a counter-terrorist unit called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Force Delta Force]]... [[AmazonBrigade comprised of Otome]].
* EarthAllAlong: Strongly hinted, but never said outright.
* ElaborateUniversityHigh
* EmergencyImpersonation: Episode 12, doubled up.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Between Arika's {{fangirl}}ing, Tomoe's undeniable infatuation, and Natsuki's [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship "closeness"]], it's safe to say that Shizuru has this trope covered easily.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: The closing theme song fading in. There are a few different versions of the fade-in, depending on the mood at the end of the episode.
* EverythingFades
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Shiho's "maki maki" device.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Nina and Tomoe]].
* EvilMinions: The Slaves.
* ExpressiveHair: Arika.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: The Otome.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Nina]].
* FacialMarkings: Mahya, Anh Lu, and a few others.
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:Chie joins the Valkyries to keep an eye on Tomoe, but finds out that they have a system in place that prevents her from disobeying orders]].
* FanDisservice
* {{Fanservice}}: Both sexual and non-sexual, with a side order of YuriFan {{Shipping}} fuel.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture
** Airies is America.
** Zhipang is Japan.
** Annan is Vietnam.
** Florence is France (even though it's a real world Italian city)
** Artai is a combination of Russia and China.
** Lutetia is Italy/Rome.
* FightingSeries
* FirstNameBasis: Much more common in this series than in ''Anime/MaiHime'', as characters who would otherwise use last names tend to use first names, or titles in more formal situations.
* FlashBack
* FlungClothing: Midori and the BlackKnight love doing this.
* FlyingBrick: The Otome's basic powerset sans ElementalPowers.
* FourIsDeath: Four girls are seen leaving to sign up for the new DarkMagicalGirl squadron after their school is taken over.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Arika.
* TheFuture
* GadgeteerGenius: Irina.
* TheGhost: Arika's late grandmother, whose sometimes prescient advice Arika is [[WhatWouldXDo always remembering or quoting]].
* GirlishPigtails: Arika.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Nina, Mikoto, and [[spoiler:Mai, in her first real appearance]].
* GondorCallsForAid: Natsuki tries to get the other nations to help her take back Windbloom. [[EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether They may have all gone to school together]], but it isn't easy getting them to ''work'' together without violating international laws.
* GrandFinale
* GratuitousEnglish: Virtually all text in the show appears to be in English.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: One screamingly funny Haruka gag. See InTheNameOfTheMoon for more details.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Almost all of the enemy Otomes in Episodes 24 and 25]].
* HellishPupils: The Lords of the Slaves, after their blood-contract is activated.
* HexagonalSpeechBalloon: Sometimes used, such as in the "This Week's Armitage" special, as the camera shows Haruka and Arika from far away.
* HeroicBSOD
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Erstin's]] attempt to stop [[spoiler:Arika and Nina]] from fighting ends in her death.
* HiddenEyes: Mashiro.
* HighSchool
* {{Honorifics}}: Arika and Mai address ''the queen'' as "Mashiro-chan".
* HotScientist: Youko.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 23 and Special 8.
* HotterAndSexier: Compared to ''Hime''.
* HumanWeapon: The otome are a direct WMD analogy, and therefore fit perfectly with PersonOfMassDestruction as well.
* HumongousMecha, subverted: the mecha are actually supernatural beings.
* HyperspaceMallet: Mashiro uses a giant squeaky variety.
* IdenticalGrandson: If you subscribe to the theory that this is set in the future of ''[=HiME=],'' it would count. ''If''.
* IdiotHero: Arika, early on.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[SchoolgirlLesbians Lesbian]] variant, with [[spoiler:Tomoe taking advantage of an imprisoned Shizuru.]]
** Depending on your interpretation, this could be inverted, with [[spoiler:Shizuru taking advantage of Tomoe's feelings and playing her for all she's worth.]]
* ImportantHaircut
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The Robes.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Subverted by Haruka: She shouts a dramatic "kick-your-ass" speech and leaps into battle ''before'' Yukino gives her permission to use her Robe.
* IntimateHealing: Arika on Erstin, then [[spoiler:Sergey on Arika]], and Akira on Takumi, all within the span of two episodes.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Maria used to be ''hot'' back in her days as an Otome, as evidenced by her appearance in ''Sifr''.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Arika.
* KarmaHoudini: Tomoe, and [[spoiler:Nina, depending on whether or not you count ''Zwei'' as canon]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Erstin by Nina]] (accidental), and [[spoiler:John Smith by Sergei]]. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Unlike in]] ''Anime/MaiHime'', when people die in ''Otome'', they stay dead.
* LargeHam: Haruka.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Averted, at least in theory. The first years wear a red dress, second years get dark grey, Meisters wear a wide variety and the said-to-be-strongest Lena wears blue.
* LyingOnAHillside: Arika, Nina and Erstin in Episode 16. And right after that...[[WhamEpisode WHAM]]!
* LeeroyJenkins: Haruka
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Mai from ''Anime/MaiHime'' is a legendary Otome.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Anime/MaiHime''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Apparently, the Corals have to wear their school uniforms ''everywhere'', even out in the woods.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The show reuses almost all characters from ''Anime/MaiHime'' as secondary characters (which are a lot), plus adds a whole bunch of new, original characters. Interestingly none of the characters feel as superficial as some in Hime because Otome has a plot complex enough to give every character a meaningful role in it.
* LockAndLoadMontage: All the Pillars materializing their Robes in sync for the GrandFinale.
* LostTechnology
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Nina and Tomoe. Where to start...
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Arika uses almost these exact words in the last episode.
* MadScientist / EvilGenius: John Smith.
* MagicalGirl: Subverted, in that the girls [[MagicFromTechnology get their powers from nanotechnology]].
* {{Malaproper}}: Haruka.
* MaleGaze: The ending credits shows Arika [[CreditsRunningSequence running through]] the universe at a pretty low angle.
* MarsNeedsWomen: Episode 6, which featured [[FreudWasRight an octopus monster]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Yukino, Irina.
* MegaTwintails: Shiho has some serious drill hair going on.
* MissingMom: Arika's motivation for her quest. She eventually finds her...[[spoiler:dead]].
* TheMole: Many, many, many, including one [[TearJerker absolutely heartbreaking]] one.
* MomentKiller: Kazu and Akane [[spoiler:are interrupted in a motel about to commence an evening of love when Cardair/Chaldea's royal guards barge in to carry the former off to his new life as king. Mahya Blythe later appears to apprehend Akane for her "misdemeanour". ''{{Mai-Otome Zwei}}'' continues in a similar vein with Mahya making moment killing something of a speciality.]]
* MosesInTheBullrushes: Possibly ''two''.
* MoodWhiplash: To be fair it's foreshadowed, but when it happens it hits ''hard''.
* MundaneUtility: Mai Tokiha uses her ability to create flaming rings to... [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=iC9TW9BwRNs cook]]. Meanwhile, the robot warrior Miyu doubles as a spiffy stirrer.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Expected of Otome, who exist to be weapons used in the wars of the various nations. Arika, however, [[DefiedTrope defies]] this and works to change the system, and her relationship with Mashiro is more one of friends and equals than slave and mistress.
* MysteriousProtector: Miyu.
* MythologyGag: Lots of them in regards to ''Anime/MaiHime''.
* {{Nanomachines}}: Where the Otome get their powers.
* NiceHat: Miyu.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The girls pour some salt in order to kill the monster in the pool in Episode 6... but it turns out that they used sugar instead, and it instead turns into a massive monster. Everyone assumes Arika got the wrong bag, [[spoiler:but Tomoe had Miya had switched the labels]].
* {{Ninja}}: Akira.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Mashiro. Shiho does this, too.
* NonhumanSidekick: Mikoto the cat. [[spoiler:A humanoid Mikoto also exists.]]
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Done surprisingly effectively, to the point of virtually abandoning the previous milieu of the show, complete with a new opening animation and opening song.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Aoi and Tomoe]] (two separate incidents).
* OddCouple: Arika and Nina; and in a way, also Arika and Mashiro.
* OddlyNamedSequel: ''{{Mai-Otome Zwei}}''. There's also an oddly named prequel, called ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr''
* OfficialCouple: Natsuki and Shizuru.
* OffLikeAShot: Mashiro in Episode 5.
* OffModel: Some of the middle episodes had problems with dodgy character designs.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Nagi]]'s last line in the anime.
* {{Omake}}: Extras like an interview with Brigadier General Haruka Armitage in the wake of the events of an early episode.
* TheOjou: Several.
* OneeSama: Several characters, but exemplified most by Akane and Shizuru. It's something of a replacement for [[SempaiKohai sempai]] at Garderobe.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, seeing as there are two characters named [[spoiler: Mikoto: one is a cat, the other is a goddess]].
* [[TwoTeacherSchool One-Teacher School]]: while there are a few other adults in Guarderobe, Yukariko is apparently the only teacher, and she teaches all subjects, from PE to embroidery to chemistry.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Arika's pendant.
* ParentalAbandonment: Most of the cast, notably, Arika, Nina and Mashiro, have lost their parents. The few characters that have their parents alive (such as Akane) only have them mentioned off-screen.
* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath: The clouds cover the sun just as [[spoiler:Erstin dies]].
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: Shizuru screwing with Tomoe's head, then tossing her the first chance she got, would have been a ''major'' KickTheDog if Tomoe hadn't done literally ''everything'' in her power to make sure she had it coming.]]
** Nao deals with the thugs who tried to [[spoiler:rape Arika]] by tying them to the back of a boat and dragging them through Windbloom's canals.
* PhlebotinumOverload: The Robes are susceptible to breaking down if they sustain too much damage during a battle.
** Also possible if the Otome draws too much power for the Gem to handle, as shown in episode 4 and ''Anime/MaiOtome0Sifr''.
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:Mikoto]].
* PillarOfLight: The Harmonium Organ.
* {{Pixellation}}: One girl's lascivious imaginings of what an upperclassman might order Arika to do for/[[LesYay to her]].
* PlayfulHacker: Irina
* PluckyComicRelief: Shiho.
* PostEpisodeTrailer: And in them, all the characters are aware of their roles in ''Anime/MaiHime'' - to the point of jealousy of another character getting to use her CHILD. A lot of the {{Mythology Gag}}s are in these, such as an almost word-for-word re-enactment of the Mai Hime trailer in which Yukariko takes Midori's claim to be 17 at face value.
* PosthumousCharacter: Lena Sayers.
* PowerCrystal: The Gems, which are worn as earrings and are touch-activated (usually by a kiss from the Otome's Master).
* PowerEchoes
* PowerTrio: Arika (Id), Nina (Superego) and Erstin (Ego).
* PoweredArmor
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PrecociousCrush: Tomoe's desire for Shizuru begins when the former is a child, but it doesn't get squicky until Tomoe's about 15, when she starts doing actual harm to people she thinks are stealing attention from Shizuru. It culminates in her sexually manipulating Shizuru and forcing herself on her.
* PreviouslyOn: Without an announcer's voice over.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Aswad.
* PsychoLesbian: Tomoe.
* PutOnABusToHell: Miya disappears from the series for good after Episode 15, having been kicked out of school.
* RazorFloss: Nao.
* ReallyDeadMontage: Two of them: one for [[spoiler:Erstin (she's not coming back)]], and one for [[spoiler:Aoi (though she [[DisneyDeath kinda gets better]])]].
* RedBaron: The {{Code Name}}s of all of the Meisters.
* RedOniBlueOni: Arika and Nina, respectively.
* RegalRinglets: Rosalie, the king of Florince's Otome, sports them.
* TheRestShallPass: Several times in episode 26 as Arika makes her way to Nina and the Harmonium.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Sergey]].
* RightBehindMe: Nao complains about not wanting to join "The Old Ladies' Military Club". Maria, one of the "Old Ladies" is of course walking up as she does so.
* RightInFrontOfMe: Takumi criticizes Mashiro's decisions as queen without realizing that he's speaking to her. He later apologizes for being overly harsh, but his words hit close to home.
* RingOfFire: Mai's, erm..."explosive" ultimate attack.
* RivalTurnedEvil: Nina.
* RobotGirl: Miyu.
* SacredFirstKiss: Erstin, via KissOfLife on Nina.
* ScavengerWorld
* SchizoTech
* SchoolgirlLesbians: At one point or another, Shizuru, Chie, Natsuki, Tomoe, and possibly also Miya. By implication, most of the Otome at Garderobe, if their OneeSama is of that mind.
* SempaiKohai: Underclassmen are assigned as "room attendants" to the seniors, in a similar fashion to fagging in British [[BoardingSchool Boarding Schools]]. One student mentions that, yes, the OneeSama can [[SexSlave command her girl to do]] ThisAndThat for her.
* ShipTease: Mashiro and Nagi, especially in early episodes.
* ShowSomeLeg: Subverted; Natsuki and Nao get arrested doing so.
* SimpleStaff: All Coral and Pearl Otome are restricted to using these.
* SituationalSexuality: Because [[VirginPower sperm destroys the Otome nanomachines]], and [[TropeBreaker vasectomies don't exist]], homosexual relationships between Otomes are encouraged and even formalized (though not all relationships are part of the official OneeSama dynamic).
* SlouchOfVillainy: Nagi does this a lot, especially in the second season opening.
* SmugSnake: Tomoe, and John Smith.
* SomethingAboutARose: Chie always carries a blue rose around wherever she goes.
* {{Space Is Noisy}}: Arika and Nina having an extended conversation in the midst of their climactic space battle.
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Mashiro.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Akane and Kazuya.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Sergei or Serg(e/a)y? Lena or Rena?
* SpikesOfVillainy: The Valkyries' Robes.
* SpoilerOpening: Both of them, especially the one from episode 16 on (though that one jumps the gun because the big twist is revealed in that same episode. Oops.)
* StealthClothes
* StockFootage: Various [[TransformationSequence Robe activation scenes]], but they're short and not abusive.
* StormingTheCastle
* SuddenHumility: So [[spoiler:Mashiro]], how does it feel to be hungry and helpless?
* SuperheroSchool
* SuperSoldier: Despite all pretenses, this is what Otome are if not government sponsored [[PersonOfMassDestruction Persons of Mass Destruction]]. Leads to much angsting since many Otome are aware that they may have to one day fight and kill their fellow classmates. Or have already done so...
* SupportingLeader: Natsuki and Shizuru share this role.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When Shizuru is helping Arika study in episode 8, she casually asks Arika if she heard the loud noise throughout the city the other day. Arika claims she didn't, then also says she didn't hear an organ playing either.
* SweetPollyOliver: Akira, but [[spoiler:Shizuru]] eventually finds her out.
* {{Synchronization}}
* TeenGenius: Irina, who's already studying advanced information and biological engineering in high school (she borrowed the book from Erstin, but still...)
* TenMinuteRetirement: Arika.
* ThemeNaming: The Aswad, sans Midori, are named after units of measurement.
* ThisAndThat
* ThoseTwoGuys: Yayoi and Lilie.
* TorchesAndPitchforks
* TransformationSequence
* ATwinkleInTheSky: Haruka launching the wrecked airship out of Windbloom castle in Episode 4.
* {{Tykebomb}}: Erstin.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Tomoe]] flies into a berserker rage close to the end of Episode 25 when she realizes she's lost all of her "support".
* VirginPower
* WasItAllALie: Tomoe asks this after Shizuru refuses to join her. [[spoiler:Shizuru admits to lying to her in order to teach her a lesson about toying with people's emotions. To say the least, the message didn't get through]].
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Mashiro, at first.
* WhatIsGoingOn: Mashiro's cry after she sees Akira and Takumi together at the end of episode 12.
* WolverineClaws: Nao threatens her underlings in a brief scene PlayedForLaughs.
* WreckedWeapon: Used against a villain when [[spoiler:Miyu breaks Tomoe's Valkyrie spear with [[SingleStrokeBattle one slash]].]]
* YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord: Translated subs refer to the word [[ElNinoIsSpanishForTheNino otome as otome]], despite it being meaningless in English. The word ''actually'' translates as "Maiden."
* ZettaiRyouiki: Garderobe's uniform is ''really'' attention-grabbing.
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