Mai Otome 0~S.ifr Vol. 1

Mai Otome 0~S.ifr

Finished Otome 0~S.ifr (god, that’s so annoying to type), it’s a pretty good OVA, IMHO.

Story centers on Sifr, Nina’s mother, targetted by Schwartz for some unknown reason. She’s saved by the Otome group of Lena Sayers, Raquel Mayol, Eliott Chandler and their masters, Bruce Windbloom and Sister Hermana Shion, remaining under their guard until Schwartz launches another attack on them. Lena is forced to use her Otome Robe finally, facing off an android Otome, MIYU-9, but she overloads her Meister Gem, while Sifr gets kidnapped away.

First things first, Lena is crazily overpowered. I think she’s the only Otome so far that has so much power to actually overload a Meister-level GEM! Not to mention she’s got tons of abilities, from vibration attacks, super-speed and that Bolt From the Blue-esque attack. Her faceoff with MIYU-9 is definitely one of the better fights of the Otome series.

Also, I find that meido-fuku she wears in this episode really awesome, not to mention it looks like the one my Arin in Alba 18 wears :D. Thankfully, her personality is totally the opposite of her daughter…. which actually makes me wonder if Arika is really hers.

One other thing that I really must mention is how much Raquel Mayol sounds just like Hamaji. Minorin’s high-pitch voice scarily sounds exactly like Yuinyan’s to the point I had to double check the credits, ANN and Wikipedia to make sure that my eyes weren’t damaged. Even Raquel’s mannerisms resemble Hamaji quite a bit… (O.O).

Overall, quite a good addition to the Otome franchise. Thank god for no Arinko!

Mai Otome 0~S.ifr

Shion and Raquel

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It’s not a Mai * series w/o the aggresive lesbian character.

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Lena can get pretty scary when she’s mad.

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It’s not a Mai * series w/o customary bath scenes.

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Lena’s original Meister robe, the Lofty Crimson Jade.

Mai Otome 0~S.ifr

Gundam, anyone?

GACC 2008

14 Comments

  1. NomlaS Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 3:25 am

    Good OVA but I didn’t really understood what’s going on as I’ve only watched the RAW version available at http://www.fansub-bt.com/release/19585 :(
    Is there any English fansubbed version?

    Thanks for the resume ;)

  2. Nadine Phoenix Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 3:26 am

    Such an awesome OVA.
    I still think the creators should have made this an anime instead of an OVA–
    but hey,whatever floats their boats.

    It’s such a refreshing cool new edition to the Mai-series.

    p.s.Keep up the good work Sunrise!

  3. TehShien Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 7:06 am

    Wait, so that was Nina’s mom? That explains a lot, I was wondering the whole time where this did fit in the timeline…but I guess I must’ve missed that in the raw, lulz D :
    Anyway, yuri & fighting = *won over* *again*

  4. Furuba Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 7:37 am

    If that’s Nina’s mum, doesn’t that make her queen or princess or w/e? coz in otome, wasn’t nina the REAL hime-sama or something? O_O im lost now… lol. dling this episode as i type =D go doremi-otome subs x3333!!

  5. Kaishe Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 7:39 am

    Yeah, the English Subbed came out today so, go get it my lil’ buddies Subbed by Doremi-Fansubs

  6. Zzz... Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 8:50 am

    In other words…Rena’s a total Mary Sue…

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  8. Haesslich Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    As long as it’s better than Zwei, I’ll be happy. And given I’m a Rena fanboy… it sounds like I’ll be happy.

  9. lol_matt Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    WHOOO!!! THE SUB IS OUT!!!!

    AND YES, I AM A RENA FANGIRL.

  10. Ayie Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    i just finished the subbed version. yeah, rena’s personality is more like Nina’s and Sifr is more like Arika.. im guessing her personality came from the lack of exposure to the outside world. (like how Arika came from a remote town of galleria and Nina being in windbloom). all in all, its way better than most of the otome episodes (in my opinion). and also, this only shows why arika seem to be so strong physically, how she manage to outrun and beat Nina even if she’s not even in garderobe yet.(rena’s genes are strong wahahhaa!) i cant wait for the next episode.. thank God that gem broke coz rena’s robe is awful (of course its my opinion again).. she looks like a robot.

    im guessing bruce is the king of windbloom, if he marries sifr that would make her queen, making nina a princess. =) (if you realize mashiro is the only one not really into the happy windbloom family relation being adopted and all that.)

  11. Furuba Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

    @ Ayie
    Lol though around the end when you see john smith and that other otome-robot like.. person… or w/e. you see sifr’s eyes turn yellow, and also the king bruce’s eyes too, that indicates something yeah?
    lol… but wow, rena owns, big time ;D never thought she was THIS good from the 1 minute you see her from episode 1 of otome. -loved her since then-

  12. The Hordesman Said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

    As for Arika’s personality, I would blame her grandmother, since she quotes her all the time she must have had some major impact on Arika’s brain.

    Yes, a very good OVA, and I think that the character designer was either chief writer or director, though I can be wrong there.
    No points for figuring out who the person in black wraps is ;)

  13. lol_matt Said,

    February 25, 2008 @ 1:26 am

    LOL, I think I watched the “shunned” scene about 10 times…

  14. voodoomage Said,

    February 29, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    I loved Arika… don’t be down on her…

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