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[[WMG:Authors and Websites]]
''[[http://www.thekeep.org/~wombat/Stories/MaiHime/index.html Mai-Hime: Future]]'' by John Biles
* Recommended by Laevatein, @/LooneyToons, @/NolraiHikari, @/{{Vilui}}, @/BMeph
* ''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 ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' 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.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/746291/DezoPenguin DezoPenguin]]
* Recommend by Person With Many Aliases, phoku, @/{{Vilui}}, @/BMeph, GoldenMean
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5276092/1/Elementary_My_Dear_Natsuki Elementary, My Dear Natsuki]]''
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5378650/1/Come_Natsuki_The_Game_is_Afoot Come, Natsuki, The Game is Afoot]]''
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5620530/1/Deep_Waters_Natsuki 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]]
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6452930/1/The_Final_Problem The Final Problem]]''
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6887472/1/The_Empty_House The Empty House]]''
* ''Synopsis'': A series of "braided novels", which recasts the characters of {{Mai-HiME}} and {{Mai-Otome}} 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 SherlockHolmes in the stories, as well as {{Mai-HiME}}. 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, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5774600/1/Hidden_Depths Hidden Depths]]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5646551/1/A_Glimpse_Through_the_Masques A Glimpse Through the Masques]]'', and ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6233790/1/Writers_Block 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.''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4240963/1/HiME_Mai_HiME_Origin Mai-HiME Origin]]'' by @/{{Katsuhagi}}
* Recommended by @/{{Sikon}}
* ''Synopsis'': A prequel set during the previous Carnival 300 years ago, the one with Mashiro.
* ''Comments'': Currently ongoing. Also available on [[http://community.livejournal.com/spectemuragendo/tag/mai-hime her LiveJournal]], where she first updates.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2710928/1/Whisper_from_the_Forest Whisper from the Forest]]'' by Icemera (AU)
* Recommended by phoku, @/BMeph
* ''Synopsis'': An epic tale set in an alternate universe version of ''{{Mai-Otome}}''.
* ''Comments'': I can't do this masterpiece justice. Great story, great characters. Finished!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2656542/1/ Mai-HiME: Fresco]]'' by Aku-Dono (AU)
* Reccomended by Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'': 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]].
''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3251911/1/The_Kyoto_Hunt The Kyoto Hunt]]''/''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3352565/1/Mai_Kisaki Mai Kisaki]]'' by Ange Sinestre
* Recommended by @/BMeph
* ''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, but at least we have these stories.

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

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4004316/1/Windows_of_the_Soul Windows of the Soul]]'' by Lestaki
* Recommended by @/AxelWhite, @/BMeph
* ''Pairing'': Shizuru/Natsuki
* ''Synopsis'': An unforgivable crime leaves an immeasurable distance. And even if you offer forgiveness freely, it may not be accepted.
* ''Comments'': An intriguingly psychological look into the relationship between Shizuru and Natsuki set post-''{{Mai-HiME}}''. Very good, long (400,000+ words) and complete.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3816271/1/Inter_Nos Inter Nos]]'' by ethnewinter
* Recommended by @/WrinklyNinja chocolatewolf
* ''Pairing'': Shizuru/Natsuki
* ''Synopsis'': The MaiHime/-Otome characters in a universe fashioned after the world of Ancient Rome.
* ''Comments'': Quite simply a masterpiece. While predominately based around a few of the ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' 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.
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