My-HiME (舞-HiME Mai-HiME?) is a manga based on Sunrise's My-HiME series, following a storyline different from that of the anime. It is authored by Hajime Yatate (original creator), Noboru Kimura (scenario), and Kenetsu Satō (art). During its 44-chapter run, it was published in Shōnen Champion. It has been licensed for English distribution by Tokyopop; all five volumes have been released. There is another My-HiME manga that was recently announced, and it's titled My-HiME EXA.
The My-HiME manga follows the story of Yuuichi Tate, a recent transfer student to Fuka Academy. At Fuka, he finds out that he is the Key - the person needed to unlock greater powers - to two HiMEs, Mai Tokiha and Natsuki Kuga. The manga covers Yuuichi's relationship with the two girls as well as their battle against an organization attempting to take the power of the HiME Star for themselves.
The cast of characters is made up mostly of students and staff at Fuka Academy. Although most characters in the manga also appear in the anime series, they all differ slightly in their characteristics and relationships. In one example, Mikoto Minagi does not have any known family unlike the anime, but she still is attached to Mai. And unlike the anime, the general public are aware of the hime's existence or at least those attending Fuka Academy.
- ↑ Script error
- Gifford, Kevin. "My-HiME". (November 2006) Newtype USA. p. 138.