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''[[ Mai-HiME: Future]]'' by John Biles
* Recommended by: Laevatein, @/LooneyToons, @/NolraiHikari, @/{{Vilui}}, @/BMeph, Dame-Amaryllis
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Synopsis: In the year 2028, the events of the Festival are 23 years behind the Hime. They have become adults and gone out into the world, taking on jobs and some of them have children. Most have tried to live a normal life; some have wounds that still haven't fully healed. But the next generation does not know the events of the Festival, only that their complex, extended family has a secret and that for some reason, their parents keep checking their bodies for...something. That some shadow lies over the past. And they want to know the truth, whatever that may take.
* Comments: All of Biles' work is great, and this looks like it might become something truly epic.
** @/LooneyToons: Enthusiastically seconded. Biles is at his best here, especially his mastery of voices -- every installment is from the point of view of a different character (or characters), and each one has a clear and recognizable voice. The story written from Mikoto's point of view, for instance, shows just how much work he puts into getting inside his characters' heads.
** @/{{Vilui}} (Review updated after "A Bird Afraid To Fly"): If like me you enjoyed ''Anime/MaiHime'' and just wish it had been longer, this is an excellent continuation in the spirit of the original. Old characters are faithfully portrayed, and new characters are well-rounded and interesting in their own right. ''All'' characters. This is a very long story with a large cast, but they all get their share of development sooner or later. It combines an epic overarching plot with dramatic action, lovely touches of humour, and a realistic high-school web of relationships. I for one will be eagerly looking forward to more.

[[ DezoPenguin]]
* Recommend by: Person With Many Aliases, phoku, @/{{Vilui}}, @/BMeph, GoldenMean
** ''[[ Elementary, My Dear Natsuki]]''
** ''[[ Come, Natsuki, The Game is Afoot]]''
** ''[[ Deep Waters, Natsuki]]''
** ''You Know My Methods, Natsuki'' [[note]]Due to struggles in writing the story, the Author had skipped it, though it still exists in a phantom state, until it actually gets written.[[/note]]
** ''[[ The Final Problem]]''
** ''[[ The Empty House]]''
* ''Status'': Complete
* Synopsis: A series of "braided novels", which recasts the characters of ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome'' into Victorian England. It follows the adventures of [[PrivateDetective Shizuru]], who lives at [[SherlockHolmes 221B Baker Street]], and [[TheWatson Natsuki]] who is... [[DarkAndTroubledPast complicated]].
* Comments: [=DezoPenguin=] took a great amount of effort to leave a lot of Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the stories, as well as ''Anime/MaiHime''. What we get isn't just a paper-thin Alternate Universe, with parroted cliches, but a well-meshed combination of both settings. There is the inevitability of {{Yuri}} of course, but that's so subtle in development it never gets in the way of a good mystery. There are also three side stories to the series, ''[[ Hidden Depths]]'', ''[[ A Glimpse Through the Masques]]'', and ''[[ Writer's Block]]''. Though unessential, the author recommends reading them before ''The Final Problem''.

[[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[ Mai-HiME Origin]]'' by @/{{Katsuhagi}}
* Recommended by: @/{{Sikon}}
* Status: Dead.
* Synopsis: A prequel set during the previous Carnival 300 years ago, the one with Mashiro.
* Comments: Also available on [[ her LiveJournal]], where she first updates.

''[[ Whisper from the Forest]]'' by Icemera
* Recommended by: phoku, @/BMeph
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: An epic tale set in an alternate universe version of ''Anime/MaiOtome''.
* Comments: I can't do this masterpiece justice. Great story, great characters.

''[[ Mai-HiME: Fresco]]'' by Aku-Dono
* Recommended by: Person With Many Aliases
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: AU. In a world populated by ''thousands'' of Hime, Police Officer Yuuchi "[[EmbarrassingNickname Tanuki]]" Tanaki finds himself transferring desks, and saddled with a [[BuddyCopShow certain unruly 13 year old brat who can summon handguns and a giant metal dog strapped down with guns.]]
* Comments: Don't worry. As the Author continually stipulates, there's no attempt to pair up Natsuki with an OC. What we have rather, is a very well written PoliceProcedural/Detective story. The meat of course, is Yuuchi and Natsuki's chemistry, as they try to learn how to deal with each other without [[VitriolicBestBuds killing each other]].

''The Kyoto Hunt''/''Mai Kisaki'' by Ange Sinestre
* Recommended by: @/BMeph
* Status: Unknown.
* Synopsis: A masterful tie-in of ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' and ''Mai-Otome'', purporting to explain how the first world could have led to the second. The first story is set after ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' and gives an "origin" story for the ''Mai-Otome'' Robe setup. The second story is between ''Otome'' and ''Zwei'', and deals with what happened to Earth while all of the Otome stuff went on on Earl.
* Comments: Like I said, masterful -- be warned; after reading these stories, you may have to keep reminding yourself that they are not canon. Unfortunately, the author has declared herself to be fanfic-retired, and has sadly deleted these stories, if anyone knows of an alternate location to find them please post it here.

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''[[ Revolutions]]'' by Jen-chan-shaw
* Recommended by: spartenx, Dame-Amaryllis
* Crossover with: ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' and ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: ''"Did you hear? Did you hear? Have you heard the news?"'' The Hime and Miko are caught again in the eternal struggles between the Prince, the Demon, and the Obsidian Lord. Bonds of love and friendship are forged and tested between the casts of [=MaiHime=], [=KannaMiko=] and Utena.

''[[ Unlimited Food Porn]]'' by John Biles
* Recommended by: Nick Peck
* Crossover with: ''Manga/SailorMoon'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: Fate/Stay Night, Sailor Moon, and Mai Hime collide. Usagi is a perfectly normal girl who doesn't remember rewriting history AT ALL until she becomes involved in the Fifth Grail War, when all the alterations made to history by too many heroines come home to roost...

[[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''[[ Windows of the Soul]]'' by Lestaki
* Recommended by: @/AxelWhite, @/BMeph
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: An unforgivable crime leaves an immeasurable distance. And even if you offer forgiveness freely, it may not be accepted.
* Pairing: Shizuru/Natsuki
* Comments: An intriguingly psychological look into the relationship between Shizuru and Natsuki set post-''Anime/MaiHime''. Very good, long (400,000+ words) and complete.

''[[ Inter Nos]]'' by ethnewinter
* Recommended by: @/WrinklyNinja, chocolatewolf
* Status: Dormant.
* Synopsis: The [=MaiHime=]/-Otome characters in a universe fashioned after the world of Ancient Rome.
* Pairing: Shizuru/Natsuki
* Comments: Quite simply a masterpiece. While predominately based around a few of the ''Anime/MaiHime'' characters, it also imports a few from other anime such as ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''. The author doesn't just use the characters as they are represented, however, but strips them down to their essence and rebuilds them so that they are entirely recognisable but fit perfectly with the world in which they are placed. The language is complex, and can be difficult to read, but with an epic plot, sublime writing, vivid characterisation and heartbreaking emotional investment, it might just be one of the best things you ever read.
** chocolatewolf: Agreed, this work is simply amazing. Like WrinklyNinja said up there, the author masterfully takes the characters dear to us and places them into the world of Ancient Rome where they, surprisingly, fit well. The plot keeps you on the edge of your seat, begging for more. The rhetoric can be sometimes difficult and complicated, but the author provides notes so that readers can understand the text better.

''[[ Ah! My Kuga!]]'' by ShotgunNeko
* Recommended by: fruitstripegum
* Status: Complete.
* Synopsis: Shizuru Fujino is feeling unloved/unappreciated. After a chance encounter with a [[Manga/AhMyGoddess wish granting Goddess]], Shizuru wishes Natsuki was the PERFECT girlfriend! Will Shizuru fall for the dashing Natsuki Kruger? Or will her heart always belong to Natsuki Kuga?
* Pairing: Shizuru/Natsuki