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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:30 am

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They say you always notice something new when you have repeated viewings of your favorite anime series! This thread will house anything in Mai-HiME we've never noticed before until recently. Maybe something out of the ordinary!

My recent discovery led to the creation of this discussion thread. I see that in episode 4, "Mischief of the Wind", Mai actually wears a hair clip. It can be seen in certain shots:




If you see any kind of fascinating never-before-noticed discoveries or Easter Eggs throughout My-HiME, this is the place to share them! HiME

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Post by GAP on Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:32 am

I never noticed that either.
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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:17 pm

GAP wrote:I never noticed that either.

You'd think nothing would be holding her hair back. ^^; It's short, Mai! Or are you just wearing that for decoration?

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Post by Kuga Natsuki on Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:34 am

One thing I never noticed was Mai's face here XD

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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:54 pm

Kuga Natsuki wrote:One thing I never noticed was Mai's face here XD


It's the appropriate Tokiha reaction (Yuuichi is, understandably, smitten with a sweaty Natsuki), even in an illusion of lies created by Vlas and Sister Yukariko. x3



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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by Antiope on Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:19 pm

I didn't noticed Mai's hair clip either...

I'm currently watching one episode of Mai HiME per week and commenting it on a french forum. It allowed me to notice a lot of small scenes I never paid attention to before. I should read again each topic to find if there is any interesting detail to share, but for now I have two things in mind.

- The first is in episode 23, around 16'23, we can see Miyu (who was awakened earlier in this episode) standing near a lake, under the rain. It lasts only 5 seconds so I didn't notice it before, and the last time we saw this place it was snowy but I'm pretty sure that this is the place were Alyssa was deadly injured by Joseph Glear.



- The second detail is in episode 24, around 8'40, when Natsuki is captured by Nao in her own flat. Nao pushed with her feet a photograph on the floor. On it we can see Natsuki with her dog Duran, between her two parents but their faces have been torn. I can easily imagine Natsuki tearing her father's face but I don't know if she could do that to her mother's face even after she learned the truth about her betrayal. The other possibility is that Nao is the one who did this because she was jealous and couldn't stand seing this happy family picture.

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Post by ookamidesu on Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:54 pm

It doesn't look like the photograph was torn. Looks more like it was burned. See how the edges are black? Usually torn photographs retain the pigments of the photo or is a little white, depending on how it was ripped.

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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by Antiope on Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:39 am

You're right, but it would be surprising that the photograph were burnt only on the parents' faces and did not burn entirely Think
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Post by PostoronnimV on Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:53 am

ookamidesu wrote:Looks more like it was burned.
Yup, it really was burned...

: Episode 18, when Natsuki was telling Mai why she is so fixated on destroying the First District...
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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by Antiope on Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:20 pm

Ah yes you're right. I did forget this scene, I've just checked it.
Well, unless someone came in time to prevent the picture to burn entirely, it's quite surprising, given the fire speed, that only the corners with the parents' faces burnt. What a coincidence...
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Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:55 am

Antiope wrote:Ah yes you're right. I did forget this scene, I've just checked it.
Well, unless someone came in time to prevent the picture to burn entirely, it's quite surprising, given the fire speed, that only the corners with the parents' faces burnt. What a coincidence...

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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by Antiope on Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:50 pm

I think I never noticed these short scenes before, in last episode of Mai HiME. After Mashiro ressuscitated the MIP and HiMEs got their powers back, some people are watching them while they are flying toward the HiME star.

Takumi in a garden, with binoculars, and some ninjas around him. It's probably the Okuzaki house.


Chie and Aoi in the same room, wearing pyjamas or nightdress, Aoi's hand tenderly laid on Chie's shoulder (is it a clue that they are more than simple friends ? Razz ). However they were supposed to have left Fuuka in beginning episode 25. If they can see the HiMEs in the sky, they must not be far away from Fuuka.


Haruka in all her glory, probably in front of her house, holding a flag (Fuuka flag, it seems).


But what confuses me most is this one :

Who are these persons ? The place seems to be the hospital courtyard. The one who's sitting seems to be a woman. Could she be Nao's mother ? I can't think of anyone else. I'm quite surprised, she spent several years in a coma, she cannot know about HiMEs. Did Nao have time to talk to her before leaving to destroy the HiME Star ?
What do you think about that ?
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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by ShadowMikoto on Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:31 am

Well it's late, and it's way past my bedtime, but I just had to show these scenes that my nephew and I came across last night while watching through Mai-HiME.

The first character was pointed out by my nephew. And pointed out that the character design looked a little like Saitama from One Punch Man. We also agreed that his character design as a whole did not really look in-place with the rest of the Mai-HiME/Otome character designs.

This is the image of him sitting in front of Miyu:



^Also to note on the above image, the guy that is sitting BEHIND Miyu that is out of view a bit looks very similar to the gardener that keeps talking to Natsuki outside Fuka Academy. He has the same glasses... same color hair... and type of hair (almost)... and he's about the same overall build.

Later on in the same episode (I think it was episode 2) I noticed a scene of a student in the background in the same classroom, who resembled Nina Wang. My nephew and I, upon closer observance, noticed that she had different color eyes though. This Nina in Mai-HiME has greenish eyes while the actual Nina has a more orange-red color eyes. With maybe some yellow in it.







A back-shot of this-Nina's head also appeared during another classroom scene. Both scenes of her (front and back) were spaced by quite a number of minutes. Possibly even an episode in the difference.



What confuses me is how I never seemed to have noticed this before? Not sure why, but it stood out to me instantly tonight while my nephew and I were watching through episodes 1-3 tonight.

If I find anything else I will share more! :3
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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by Break String SpinElf on Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:45 pm

ShadowMikoto wrote:Well it's late, and it's way past my bedtime, but I just had to show these scenes that my nephew and I came across last night while watching through Mai-HiME.

The first character was pointed out by my nephew. And pointed out that the character design looked a little like Saitama from One Punch Man. We also agreed that his character design as a whole did not really look in-place with the rest of the Mai-HiME/Otome character designs.

This is the image of him sitting in front of Miyu:



^Also to note on the above image, the guy that is sitting BEHIND Miyu that is out of view a bit looks very similar to the gardener that keeps talking to Natsuki outside Fuka Academy. He has the same glasses... same color hair... and type of hair (almost)... and he's about the same overall build.

Later on in the same episode (I think it was episode 2) I noticed a scene of a student in the background in the same classroom, who resembled Nina Wang. My nephew and I, upon closer observance, noticed that she had different color eyes though. This Nina in Mai-HiME has greenish eyes while the actual Nina has a more orange-red color eyes. With maybe some yellow in it.







A back-shot of this-Nina's head also appeared during another classroom scene. Both scenes of her (front and back) were spaced by quite a number of minutes. Possibly even an episode in the difference.



What confuses me is how I never seemed to have noticed this before? Not sure why, but it stood out to me instantly tonight while my nephew and I were watching through episodes 1-3 tonight.

If I find anything else I will share more! :3
The Nina-like girl in Class 1-A is Chun Mei, who appears in the Otome no Inori OVA thingy as the owner of the cat Nina. She appears with the rest of the girls from the class in the opening credits: -

As for the bald guy, you make an interesting point. I always thought he looked like some kind of Buddhist monk! And, as for "Afroteach Jr.," isn't he the Wajima who has basically one single utterance in the series? One of the later episodes (after many of the students - including Miya Suzuki, to whom the fansub credits a sudden change of sex - have left).

The full roll-call of the class is featured in the third omake, which features Aoi & Chie giving a run down.

It'd be interesting if, for a new "class project," so to speak, some kind Japanese-familiar Forumer could furnish the names of these bit-part players (my knowledge of kanji is that of basically every other ignorant Occidental I'm afraid :3).

Quite a lot of the class members also have cameos in Mai-Otome too, as seen on this extensive comparison chart (not sure where I picked this up, probably AnimeSuki, ages ago): -

Some of the insignificants: -

On an off-topic note, nice work introducing the next generation to the wonder that is Mai-HiME! Happy
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Re: Things you never noticed before! [Mai-HiME]

Post by ShadowMikoto on Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:15 pm

Break String SpinElf wrote:
ShadowMikoto wrote:Well it's late, and it's way past my bedtime, but I just had to show these scenes that my nephew and I came across last night while watching through Mai-HiME.

The first character was pointed out by my nephew. And pointed out that the character design looked a little like Saitama from One Punch Man. We also agreed that his character design as a whole did not really look in-place with the rest of the Mai-HiME/Otome character designs.

This is the image of him sitting in front of Miyu:



^Also to note on the above image, the guy that is sitting BEHIND Miyu that is out of view a bit looks very similar to the gardener that keeps talking to Natsuki outside Fuka Academy. He has the same glasses... same color hair... and type of hair (almost)... and he's about the same overall build.

Later on in the same episode (I think it was episode 2) I noticed a scene of a student in the background in the same classroom, who resembled Nina Wang. My nephew and I, upon closer observance, noticed that she had different color eyes though. This Nina in Mai-HiME has greenish eyes while the actual Nina has a more orange-red color eyes. With maybe some yellow in it.







A back-shot of this-Nina's head also appeared during another classroom scene. Both scenes of her (front and back) were spaced by quite a number of minutes. Possibly even an episode in the difference.



What confuses me is how I never seemed to have noticed this before? Not sure why, but it stood out to me instantly tonight while my nephew and I were watching through episodes 1-3 tonight.

If I find anything else I will share more! :3
The Nina-like girl in Class 1-A is Chun Mei, who appears in the Otome no Inori OVA thingy as the owner of the cat Nina. She appears with the rest of the girls from the class in the opening credits: -

As for the bald guy, you make an interesting point. I always thought he looked like some kind of Buddhist monk! And, as for "Afroteach Jr.," isn't he the Wajima who has basically one single utterance in the series? One of the later episodes (after many of the students - including Miya Suzuki, to whom the fansub credits a sudden change of sex - have left).

The full roll-call of the class is featured in the third omake, which features Aoi & Chie giving a run down.

It'd be interesting if, for a new "class project," so to speak, some kind Japanese-familiar Forumer could furnish the names of these bit-part players (my knowledge of kanji is that of basically every other ignorant Occidental I'm afraid :3).

Quite a lot of the class members also have cameos in Mai-Otome too, as seen on this extensive comparison chart (not sure where I picked this up, probably AnimeSuki, ages ago): -

Some of the insignificants: -

On an off-topic note, nice work introducing the next generation to the wonder that is Mai-HiME! Happy

Well it's good that there is an explanation there. I had forgotten how many similar characters could be in the Mai-Series! Another reason for its uniqueness! :3

Those charts are interesting with all the lookalike characters. There is obviously so much I have yet to explore about Mai-HiME/Otome. :)

But yes, the bald guy is weird... we also discovered this picture, which is just a painting on the wall. But it doesn't seem to fit the scene either! XD



I can't see how the above picture makes sense! Think
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Post by Break String SpinElf on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:58 am

ShadowMikoto wrote:... we also discovered this picture, which is just a painting on the wall. But it doesn't seem to fit the scene either! XD



I can't see how the above picture makes sense! Think
Good spot! Hmm... subtle ShizNat (or, as we Suzushiristas call it, "BubuzNat") reference? Though they weren't roses, Shizuru's first words to Natsuki were to plead with her to leave the flowers alone for everyone to enjoy, which marks the first step on Natsuki's journey away from Nao-like nihilism.

To this, one can add Natsuki's obtaining information from Sakomizu whilst he's tending flowers, which I interpret as indicative of her personal growth, leaving that aspect of her past behind.

There's also the meeting between Mai and Mashiro (+ Fumi) in an idyllic garden: -


@ Antiope: *kicks self for not noticing this excellent tidbit earlier* frustrated

Antiope wrote:Takumi in a garden, with binoculars, and some ninjas around him. It's probably the Okuzaki house.
Interesting. The Okuzaki clan were certainly durable, given that they're still active in Zipangu during the events of Mai-Otome. The garb Takumi is wearing in this picture looks like a colour-switch to what his Otome counterpart sports when meeting Mashiro: -

Antiope wrote:Haruka in all her glory, probably in front of her house, holding a flag (Fuuka flag, it seems).
This is one of my favourite shots of Haruka! I always wondered who those people in the window behind her were. Looks like it could be her mother & father (who's some sort of big-shot captain of industry in the anime, whereas he is, as I recall, a building site foreman in the manga).
Love the Aoi-style maid uniforms too - as well as some of those facial expressions. devious
Antiope wrote:But what confuses me most is this one :

Who are these persons ? The place seems to be the hospital courtyard. The one who's sitting seems to be a woman. Could she be Nao's mother ? I can't think of anyone else. I'm quite surprised, she spent several years in a coma, she cannot know about HiMEs. Did Nao have time to talk to her before leaving to destroy the HiME Star ?
What do you think about that ?
You know, I believe it could be Nao's mother. It'd be appropriate for her to appear at this point. If it is, of course, that certainly brings Highman's ideas about the mothers of the HiME right back into the mix.

Personally, I feel there's a strong likelihood that Nao's mother worked for First District before the home invasion which left her in the coma. That both she & Natsuki had traumatic experiences involving their mothers is a strong parallel between them and the similar path both were on as noted above (i.e. before Natsuki encountered Shizuru's simple kindness). It could be that First District were behind the attack for something Nao's mother did (perhaps something along the lines of Saeko's plan to sell off Natsuki to the Searrs Foundation) and either perpetrated it or offered some local ne'er-do-wells drug money to wreck the joint.

EDIT #2: here's a bit of discussion from this thread appertaining to Nao's mother: -
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Highman wrote:What about Nao's mother, perhaps but she's doesn't want any part of it. Maybe those three guys have ties with First District.

I hadn't thought about it that way. That's certainly a more satisfying interpretation than just a simple burglary gone wrong. The rest of the family (barring Nao) are killed, suggesting that Nao's mother was left alive for a specific purpose, probably to serve as a punishment, a sort of First District variant on the Chinese zú zhū (albeit botched if her mother was left comatose and thus unable to reflect on the consequences of her refusal). It might also explain why it happened when Nao was out at school. A typically nocturnal crime occurring in the daylight does raise some questions.

It might also shed interesting light on Natsuki's statement that she & Nao are similar. Perhaps Natsuki came to a similar conclusion, that the attack on Nao's family was targeted rather than random and bore the fingerprints of First District?


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