Omg!!~ My-HiME so rocks!! The drama, the emotions, it’s all so freakin’ intense! Every episode was like a rollercoaster ride, leaving me feeling totally blown away and adrenaline pumping thru my veins. Ok, I don’t wanna spoil it by revealing too much so here’s a short summary :)
HiME stands for Highly-advanced Materializing Equipment- I have no idea why they use ‘equipment’ instead of ‘people’. After all, all 12 HiME’s are human. (Well, 13 if we count the SEARRS engineered HiME). Anyway, HiMEs have the power to materialize weapons by charging photon particles and call upon their Childs’ to help them in battle. Both the weapon and Child is specific to the HiME (Wonder if the enzymatic reaction inspired this show… *shrugs*)
At first we’re led to believe that the HiMEs’ main duty is to fight off Orphans (horrible monsters with killer intent) but later on we discover that the HiMEs have to fight and defeat each other’s Childs. The last one standing would then marry the Obsidian Lord and gain supreme power over the HiME star. Tricky part is, a HiME has to put her most important person at stake when she calls upon her Child so when the Child is killed, the HiMEs’ most important person disappears in green sparkles as well. Most of the HiME are friends and have no intent on fighting but due to a series of events, the HiMEs are one-by-one led into situations where they have to struggle between love, friendship, jealousy, ambition, and loyalty. Omg, the intensity of all the raging emotions… This is a must-watch!
Btw, HiME actually means princess in Japanese.