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My-Otome Zwei (舞-乙HiME Zwei?) is a Japanese OVA anime series, created by Sunrise. Directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, it consists of four episodes, which were released across three-month intervals and is the sequel to the original My-Otome anime series. It is published in Japan by Bandai Visual and North America by Bandai Entertainment.

Similar to its predecessors My-HiME and My-Otome, the title is a pun, which derives from the visual similarity of the Latin letter "Z" (from the German word zwei "two") to the kanji "乙", the first of the two characters in the word 乙女 otome "maiden". On the logo, the two similar glyphs are shown superimposed on one another.

Plot

My-Otome Zwei takes place one year after the events of My-Otome. Arika is now a full-fledged Otome (though still under the tutelage of Miss Maria as she has yet received enough credits to graduate) and Nagi is incarcerated in a prison somewhere in Aries. The various nations are at peace with one another and plan to hold S.O.L.T. (Strategic Otome Limitation Talks) to discuss limiting the numbers of Otome.

A mission to destroy a meteor threatening to collide with Earl sets into motion a chain of events which result in a mysterious shadowy figure attacking Garderobe and several Otome as well as a new, more powerful version of Slave appearing across the planet. To make matters worse, Queen Mashiro disappears following an argument with Arika. The series follows Arika's search for Mashiro as well as Garderobe's attempts to uncover the truth behind the shadowy figure.

Characters

Episode list

  1. The Dream Continues
  2. Premonition of a Storm
  3. The Striped Dance / Labyrinth of the Maiden
  4. Connecting Dreams

Release information

Each release is available in two versions; a standard edition containing only the 30-minute episode on DVD and a limited edition Special Package.

Each Volume's Special Package contains:

  • A DVD containing the 30-minute episode
  • A 3-track music CD containing the episode's ending song, its' off vocal version and an audio commentary (Volume 4 had a drama track of My-HiME★DESTINY instead of the audio commentary)
  • A figurine (Volume 1: Mini Mikoto cat, Volume 2: Meister Arika, Volume 3: Blue Sky Robe Arika and Volume 4: Neptune Robe Nina)
  • A picture label

The Volume 1 Special Package also included an illustration book.

The first volume was released November 24, 2006, the second volume was released February 23, 2007, the third volume was released May 25, 2007, and the fourth and final volume was released August 24, 2007.

Theme songs

Main article: My-Otome soundtracks

Ending themes

Manga

The My-Otome Zwei manga is being serialised in Champion RED, done by Abeno Chako. Having nothing to do with the original My-Otome manga, it follows the storyline of the OVA at first but later diverges.

See also

External links

References


zh:舞-乙HiME Zwei

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