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Characters who have appeared in the Mai-Otome anime series, including the OVA sequel Mai-Otome Zwei and the manga.


Main Characters

Arika Yumemiya

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 Voice Actor: Mika Kikuchi (JP), Angie Beers (EN)

GEM: Coral, Azure Sky Sapphire

Master: Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom

The focal character of the main series. Arika is a traveler from the faraway nation of Galelia, who arrived in the kingdom of Windbloom to enroll at Garderobe Academy for clues to the whereabouts of her Missing Mom. She was given the "Azure Sky Sapphire" Gem, which becomes the key to realizing her dream of becoming an Otome. Arika is the daughter of Lena Sayers, the previous Azure Sky Sapphire and Otome to the previous king of Windbloom.

 "I'm not an ant! I'm Arika!"

Nina Wáng

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 Voice Actor: Ami Koshimizu (JP), Kris Rundle (EN)

GEM: Coral, Ultimate Black Diamond, Neptune Emerald / (manga) Azure Sky Sapphire, Black Smoke Chrysoberyl

Master: Nagi Dai Artài, Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom (in Zwei)

Nina is the top-ranked Coral student at Garderobe Academy, a training ground for Otome candidates. She is not happy with Arika's sudden arrival, but learns to put up with her for the time being. Nina is the adoptive daughter of Major Sergay Wáng of Artài (anime only; in the manga, the two are not related). In truth, Nina is the real long-missing Princess Mashiro of Windbloom, though she doesn't know.

Mashiro Blanc de Windbloom

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 Voice Actor: Yukana (JP), Katie Rowan (EN)

Otome: Arika Yumemiya, Nina Wáng

The princess (soon queen) of the Kingdom of Windbloom. At first, Mashiro is rebellious and quite unenthusiastic about the responsibilities of her job, and may not actually be the real heir to the kingdom, if rumors are to be believed. Through a series of (unfortunate?) events, she becomes Arika's Master.

Garderobe Academy Students

Coral Otome

 First-year students at Garderobe Academy, Coral Otome all fight using the same Coral Robe.

Erstin Ho

 Voice Actor: Minami Kuribayashi (JP), Lorie Barnes-Smith (EN)

GEM: Coral

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home country: An Nam

Erstin is one of Arika and Nina's friends and roommates on campus. She is unusually gentle and meek, and tries not to hurt anyone. Unfortunately for her, Erstin belongs to a family who follows the Schwarz (no, not that Schwarz), and is turned against the ones she loves, resulting in her death in the anime.

  • Blackmail: In the manga, it's implied she did this, as it's noted that she had some leverage to use on Natsuki when negotiating to move back into Nina's room, which happens immediately after she learns Manshiro is male.
  • Does Not Like Men: In the manga, to the point of panic attacks.
  • Fighting Your Friend: In the manga, is manipulated into fighting against Arika in a Butou match.
  • Grasp the Sun: In her dying moments
  • Heroic Sacrifice: (anime) Block's Nina's attack with her slave to stop her from attacking Arika (despite the fact that Schwarz is on Nagi's side), costing her her life (manga) Tries to do this with a grenade to stop Dark Hime Natsuki, but fails and survives.
  • The Messiah: She'll die for her friends without a second thought, and thinks nothing of herself. Which makes her betrayal even more tragic.
  • The Mole: An unwitting one, but it traumatizes her a lot, and she ends up paying the price for it.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Manga!Erstin's crush on Nina is made obvious from the very start. May also apply to her anime incarnation, depending on one's interpretation of her last letter to Nina. She also acts this way among her other schoolmates, and in the sound dramas, admits to having a crush on her Onee-Sama Akane, while under the influence of a mushroom that removes her inhibitions.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the manga, she survives
  • Taking The Acid Flask: She pushes Nina and Arika out of the way of a dropped acid flask, but gets her leg splashed for her trouble.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth
  • Tyke Bomb

Irina Woods

 Voice Actor: Kumiko Higa (JP), Leah Dubbin-Steckel (EN)

GEM: Coral

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home country: Aries

Irina is the fourth member of Arika's initial Four-Girl Ensemble, and she is fond of engineering and scientific endeavors. She was invited to Garderobe on a scholarship from her home country of Aries. Her closest friends on campus are Erstin and Professor Youko.

  • Expy: Irina looks a bit like Yukino, who appears in this series as her home country's president.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Late in the anime, during the occupation of Windbloom, she asks Nina what happened to Arika and Erstin, but gets no response.
  • Meganekko
  • Playful Hacker: She exhibits this trait when reprogramming the Fumi System during the Otome war near the end of the series.
  • Teen Genius

Tomoe Marguerite

 Voice Actor: Rie Tanaka (JP), Tracy Sutton (EN)

GEM: Coral, Cursed Obsidian

Master: Fumi Himeno, Lena Sayers

Home Country: Windbloom

Tomoe is the second-ranked Coral student in Garderobe Academy. Unlike her fellow Otome peers, she is willing to use every dirty trick in the book to maintain her status, and makes it clear on a few occasions that she dislikes everybody (with one exception, and only one: Shizuru, whom she's had a crush on since she was a youngster). After Schwarz assumes control over the school, she is contracted into joining Nagi's special Valkyrie squadron.

  • Anime Hair: Long hair on her right and short on her left.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She puts on a polite front when people other than Arika and Miya are around, and even sticks up for Arika on a few points (including during her scheme to frame Arika for selling her uniform) in order to maintain it.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Normally, Tomoe speaks in a calm manner, but does a lot more shouting after her defection and subsequent reunion with Arika.
  • Dark Chick
  • Dark Is Evil: Her Cursed Obsidian GEM
  • Dark Magical Girl
  • Demoted to Extra: In the manga, only appears a few times alongside other generic students, and is not evil.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Subtlety is not one of Tomoe's strong points, but yet only Chie and Shizuru are aware of her true motives.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Following the Schwarz invasion, Tomoe ditches her Coral Robe for a suit of transforming all-black fighter-jet armor, complete with Spikes of Villainy and a mean spear.
  • It's All About Me
  • Karma Houdini: For all she has done, she survives her Disney Villain Death, and according to Zwei she apparently didn't get any punishment beyond having to leave the academy.
  • Kick the Dog: Forcing Shizuru to sleep with her to guarantee Natsuki's safety. (Even though being "forced" was what Shizuru wanted in the first place.)
  • Les Collaborateurs: Joins the Valkyrie squad along with a few other Corals after being promised promotion to Meister status.
  • Precocious Crush: Has had a crush on Shizuru since she was a young girl and Shizuru was a Pearl Otome.
  • Psycho Lesbian
  • Scarpia Ultimatum: To Shizuru, by falsely claiming that Natsuki has been captured, too.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After learning that Shizuru was merely pretending to have feelings for her, and seeing Chie and the Aswad intervene to protect Arika.
  • Yandere: Tomoe wants Shizuru, and is perfectly willing to kill anyone whom she considers "in the way" leading her to attack and attempt to murder Arika, even though Shizuru lavishes a majority of her attention on Natsuki.

Miya Clochette

 Voice Actor: Yui Itsuki (JP), Kelsey Schimpf (EN)

GEM: Coral

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home country: Lutecia Remus

Miya is a member of the Coral class, along with Arika, Nina and Tomoe. She gets used by Tomoe as an accomplice for some of the former's most heinous actions, despite her own personal objections. Unable to stand up to her, she is forced out of Garderobe when Tomoe forces her to take full responsibility for attempting to have Arika raped.

Yayoi Alter

 Voice Actor: Kimiko Koyama (JP)

GEM: Coral

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home country: Lutecia Romulus

Lillie Aldean

 Voice Actor: Akiko Kimura (JP), Jillian Hannah (EN)

GEM: Coral

Master: Fumi Himeno

Pearl Otome

The Trias

 A trio of Garderobe upperclassmen who hold the rank of Pearl Otome. They act as big-sister figures and room supervisors for some of the Corals.

Akane Soir

 Voice Actor: Junko Iwao (JP), Morgan Partridge (EN)

GEM: Pearl, Pure Heart Malachite

Master: Fumi Himeno, Kazuya Krau-xeku

Home country: Florince

Room attendants: Erstin Ho and Irina Woods

Pearl and Trias #1.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: In the manga, once she finds out that Kazuya is a Schwarz agent and he’s been cheating on her, she activates her robe and takes him down.
  • Catgirl: Her Meister Robe makes her resemble one.
  • Love Martyr: In the manga, takes some extreme measures out of loyalty to Kazuya, including temporarily leaving the academy when he goes missing. When she discovers the truth about him, she returns. (By contrast, her anime incarnation's love for Kazuya is requited, and he's equally willing to make sacrifices)
  • Official Couple - With Kazu.
  • Onee-Sama: All three are called this, but Akane exemplifies the character type the most.
  • Running Gag - Her and Kazu's complete inability to have sex due to all sorts of extenuating circumstances.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Akane ditches her Meister promotion ceremony to run off with her lover, Kazuya in Episode 13. He later becomes her Master after he takes the crown of Cardair following Argos XIV's death.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In her special, when she and Kazuya are about to have sex.

 Kazuya: I'm a little scared.

Akane: Don't worry, I know lots of stuff.

Kazuya: Eh?

Akane': (sheepishly waving hands) No! I didn't mean it like that! I learned lots in school!

Kazuya: (nervous laugh) Ah, right.

  • Wall of Text: Her talking about everything she went through after Kazuya's disappearance in the manga, complete with "Fast forward" and "skip" buttons shown.
Chie Hallard

 Voice Actor: Mitsuki Saiga (JP), Hazel Forman (EN)

GEM: Pearl, Cursed Obsidian, Unknown

Master: Fumi Himeno, Lena Sayers, Unknown

Home country: Aries

Room attendants: Tomoe Marguerite and Lillie Adean

Pearl and Trias #2.

  • Ascended Extra
  • Bifauxnen
  • Chivalrous Pervert
  • Fake Defector: Temporarily joins the Valkyrie unit to keep an eye on Tomoe, who joined of her own volition. It's believed that she may also have been spying for Aries' army, as Haruka addresses her as "Major" when they meet in combat near the end.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Chie loves to flirt with some of the girls, and is implied to be in a relationship with Aoi, the royal maid.
  • Something About a Rose Chie always carries a blue rose with her.
Shiho Huit

 Voice Actor: Sakura Nogawa (JP), Leda Davies (EN)

GEM: Pearl, Spiral Spin Serpentine

Master: Fumi Himeno, Charles Guinel Roy d'Florince VIII

Home country: Cardair

Room attendants: Miya Clochette and Yayoi Alter

Pearl and Trias #3 and a member of the Cardair royal family.

  • Alpha Bitch: Strongly opposes Arika coming to Garderobe, since she feels she doesn't fit the character of the school as someone without much money or the backing of a nation.
  • Berserk Button: Any nicknames related to "spiraling".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: There's a significant contrast between her behavior when the faculty is watching and when they aren't. She even keeps up the facade around most of her fellow students, and keeps her "Spiraling" a closely guarded secret.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Chiding some of her juniors for gossiping about Nina, then, when she's out of earshot, says she hopes it's the result of her "spiraling" Nina for refusing to be her room attendant.
  • Expressive Hair
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her "maki maki" spiral voodoo magic causes no shortage of nuisances for anyone she tries to curse (Arika is a favorite target of hers). Part of a Running Gag.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In the manga, she manipulates Erstin into fighting Arika by using her being moved out of Nina's room against her, along with Mind Control.
  • Plucky Comic Relief

Juliet Nao Zhang

 Voice Actor: Yuuka Nanri (JP), Marcy Lannan (EN)

GEM: Pearl, Break String Spinel

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home country: Artài

Room attendants: Nina Wang and Arika Yumemiya

Pearl Otome #4 and a native of Artài, Nao likes to keep to herself and intends to use her Garderobe education as a way to marry rich and live easy. She is later promoted to the vacant Fourth Column spot by Natsuki during Windbloom's time of crisis, and is unhappy about it. Only Shiho ever calls her by her real first name, while everyone else addresses her as "Nao".

  • Aloof Ally
  • Anti Heroine: Type III. Nao does good deeds in spite of her apathy toward the whole Otome thing.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: She keeps her grades high enough to meet Sergay's standards, but doesn't want to become a Trias. Unfortunately for her, after Akane's departure, she has to replace her.
  • Chinese Girl: Like Nina, she is from Artai, and wears a qipao as her standard outfit as Column IV.
  • Cool Big Sis: She may not be frank about it, but this universe's Nao cares for her younger classmates.
  • Embarrassing First Name - Juliet.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes - Spiderman to Sara's Batman.
  • Meganekko: In the manga, after briefly losing her contacts.
  • Pay Evil Unto Evil: Drags attempted rapists from a boat through the city's canals.
  • Power Fist + Wolverine Claws: Her Meister Robe's Element is a giant claw on her right hand.
  • Razor Floss
  • Senpai Kohai - Nina and Arika, her room attendants and the only two underclassmen with whom she interacts on a regular basis, call her "Nao-senpai" rather than "Nao-Onee-Sama"

Garderobe Academy Faculty

Fumi Himeno

 GEM: Pure White Diamond

Master: Unknown Mashiro look-alike

The first Otome and the founder of Garderobe, as well as its first principal and instructor. It's implied that she eventually retired, married, and had a family, because her body is used as the power source for Garderobe's Predecessor system and produces the school's GE Ms.

The Five Columns

  Five Otome contracted to the Predecessor, Fumi Himeno, who serve Garderobe itself rather than any individual country. Their right to Materialize off Garderobe property is strictly regulated by a number of treaties and articles. At the start of the series, the position of the Fourth Column is vacant and is later filled by Nao.

Column I:: Sara Gallagher

 Voice Actor: Miyuki Sawashiro

GEM: Galactic Aquamarine

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home country: Aries

Anime-only character. Hailing from Aries, Sara was once a room attendant to Mai during her Coral days, and she, like Yukino, picks up on Haruka's occasional malapropisms. Sara, being one of the Columns, sides with Haruka and the other Alliance members in the finale.

Column II: Natsuki Kruger

 Voice Actor: Saeko Chiba (JP), Cheryl McMaster (EN)

GEM: Ice Silver Crystal

Master: Fumi Himeno

Home Country: Aries (manga only)

Natsuki is The Stoic and incredibly business-minded headmistress of Garderobe Academy. She is worried about the recent resurgence in Otome fighting.

Column III: Shizuru Viola

 Voice Actor: Naomi Shindo (JP), Melanie Risdon (EN)

GEM: Bewitching Smile Amethyst

Master: Fumi Himeno

Shizuru works alongside Natsuki as her assistant and protector. Her title is the "Bewitching Smile Amethyst", which matches her sometimes flirtatious behavior.

Column IV: See Juliet Nao Zhang

Column V: Mahya Blythe

 Voice Actor: Yumiko Kobayashi

GEM: Swirling Dance Fluorite

Master: Fumi Himeno

Anime-only character. Mahya is the current Fifth Column. She takes her job very seriously, and tries to keep Akane's libido in check so that she doesn't lose her Otome powers.

  • Cat Smile
  • Dance Battler
  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Facial Markings
  • Jerkass: Often makes catty remarks, especially to Akane and Kazuya.
  • Moment Killer: Shows up with several royal guards to drag Kazuya back and arrests Akane after finding the two at a motel, about to have sex. According to Zwei, she does this on a fairly regular basis, rigging a net outside Akane's room to prevent Kazuya from sneaking in to have sex.


Maria Graceburt

 Voice Actor: Yoko Matsuoka (JP), Barb Mitchell (EN)

GEM: Eternal Recurrence Jasper

Master: Fumi Himeno

One of the Garderobe instructors, Maria is an elderly mother figure and strict disciplinarian who tries her best to teach the students how to honor and respect the Otome traditions, as she once used to be a Meister.

  • Berserk Button: Does not like disrespectful references to her age.
  • Hot Chick with a Sword: When she activates her Robe.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: One of the last episodes of the series, and most of the Sifr prequel, showcases a much younger and more attractive Maria (with blond hair!). She says she hides this fact because she "wanted to age gracefully" (no pun intended).
  • Lady of War
  • Meaningful Name
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Believes that an Otome's loyalty to a master should take precedence over all others, but eventually comes to questionthis.
  • Retired Badass
  • Stern Teacher: In the anime, is typically strict to her students, especially about the harsher aspects of an Otome's life. In the manga, she even carries a riding crop around.
  • Super Speed: Her Otome specialty.

Yukariko Steinberg

 Voice Actor: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Barbara Kozicki (EN)

GEM: Illusionary Lapis Lazuli

Master: Fumi Himeno

One of the Garderobe instructors, Yukariko is the most visible teacher on campus who is able to remain gentle and calm even under stressful situations.

Yohko Helene

 Voice Actor: Akiko Kimura

Home country: Aswad

Professor Yohko is the school's developer and maintainer of the technology that gives the Otome their powers. She appears to have some sort of past connection with Midori and Rad.

  • Hot Scientist
  • Mysterious Past - She comes from Aswad, but we never find out the exact circumstances of her departure or her relation to Midori and Rad.
  • School Nurse - She also cares for students illnesses or injuries, regardless of whether they're related to the nanomachines.

Other Otome

Lena Sayers

  See Mai-Otome 0 S.ifr~ characters.

Anh Lu

 Voice Actor: Ryoko Shintani

GEM: Infinite Wisdom Azurit

Master: Nguyen Bao

Anh Lu is an Otome from the nation of Annam. She joins the side of the Alliance in their effort to take back Garderobe.

Mai Tokiha

 Voice Actor: Mai Nakahara (JP), Carol-Anne Day (EN)

GEM: Fire Stirring Ruby

Master: Unknown (Mikoto)

Home country: Zipang

Mai is the so-called "Tragic Meister" who disappeared into the Black Valley a while before her graduation. She is a friend and former rival of Natsuki.

  • Custom Uniform: Her Pearl and Coral uniforms have orange trim, similar to Arika's pink trim.
  • The Danza
  • Mundane Utility: Yes...she uses her magic to make dinner.
  • The Obi-Wan
  • Rebellious Princess: Ran away from home at some point before coming to Garderobe.
  • Ring of Fire: Big ones, too.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Legend says is that she disappeared in the forest split between her boyfriend and her status as an Otome. Turns out the guy people thought she was with she was only casually acquainted with, and she was split between becoming a meister for her sponsor family and staying as one of the Five Columns.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Averted. Fans speculate that Mai's greatly-reduced role in Otome was due to Sunrise wanting to avoid a repeat of what happened with Kira in Gundam Seed Destiny.

Rosalie Claudel

 Voice Actor: Mikako Takahashi

GEM: Malachite of Pure Love, Abyssal Green Jadeite

Master: Charles Guinel Roy d'Florince VIII

Anime-only character. Rosalie initially resigned from her position due to an Arranged Marriage (that wound up not happening). She initially joins late in the series on the side of Nagi and the Valkyries, but is convinced by Mashiro to switch sides.

  • Arranged Marriage: The reason she left her post in the first place. She eventually comes back.
  • Heel Face Turn: Joins Mashiro in stopping the Harmonium after finding out that Nagi has betrayed his allies
  • Mandatory Unretiremrnt: Forced back into being Florence's Otome after Shiho goes missing.
  • Princess Curls
  • Shipper on Deck: In a sense; she wants Akane and Kazuya to get married so that Shiho (whom she dislikes) will be able to fill in as the Emperor of Cardair's Otome.
  • Whip It Good

Carla Bellini

 Voice Actor: Kiyomi Asai

Home Country: Lutecia Romulus

Laula Bianchi

 Voice Actor: Kikuko Inoue

Home Country: Lutecia Remus


Aoi Senoh

 Voice Actor: Ryoko Shintani (JP), Jayna Mitchell (EN)

Mashiro's personal attendant and a close friend of Chie's.

Sakomizu Cardinal

 Voice Actor: Akio Suyama (JP), Randall Wiebe (EN)

Captain of Mashiro's guard.


A young orphan living in the slums of Windbloom.

The Aswad

A mysterious Proud Warrior Race seeking out Lost Technology. They hold no allegiance to any of the other countries.


 "Power is not good or bad. But without power, there's only death."

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (JP), Mariette Sluyter (EN)

Slave: Gakutenou

Midori is the leader of the Aswad, who oversees her people from an enclave in a distant mountain area. She is capable of summoning a beast called Gakutenou using a crystal on her glove, but can only do so for a limited time.


 Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (JP), Ethan Cole (EN)

Rad is a mysterious Black Knight who serves Midori as her right-hand man. He was involved in the siege of Fuuka Castle 14 years prior to the start of Mai-Otome.


 Voiced by: Naoya Uchida

Slave: Kyrios

A man with a woman's body and speech patterns, Lumen loves to comment on the prettiness of girls.


 Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita


 Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue

The shortest cyborg of the five, Gal is skilled with electronics and is the only other woman on the team.

Artài Principality

A cold, impoverished country with little military power and no Otome.

Nagi Dai Artài

 Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP), Graham Ko (EN)

Otome: Nina Wáng

Nagi is the Grand Duke of the nation of Artài and the main antagonist of the show. He is short and sneaky, yet holds absolute command over his subjects.

  • Affably Evil: In the anime, he's outwardly pleasant to people. Averted in the manga, when he's more willing to openly show cruelty and hostility.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil
  • Big Bad
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He becomes one of these in the second half, dropping all pretenses of his previous affability.
  • For the Evulz: His real motivation. He wants everyone in the world to "feel the pain of war."
  • Humiliation Conga: the anime finale has him survive, but after all his plans are foiled his arrested for his war crimes and stuck doing hard labor for the rest of his life.
  • Jerkass: In the manga, whips Nina with a riding crop when she takes Arika's punishment, and was willing to start wars over minor slights.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Oh Crap: Sort of subverted in that it happens exactly once, and lasts for about ten seconds before he goes back to not showing any visible concern.
    • Except when everyone comes to arrest him in the finale of the anime
  • Redemption Equals Death: (manga)
  • A Taste of the Lash: Strikes Nina's backside with a riding crop.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In Zwei, he laughs off the failure of several former Artai military officers to secure his release by taking a bus full of hostages, noting that he would have gotten recaptured quickly if he’d stuck with “idiots” like them. Natsuki finds this appalling.
  • Villains Out Shopping: First half, only.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Nagi says he plans to bring down the Otome system to put an end to using "substitutes" as fighters in wars and take the world out of the pseudo-Medieval Stasis it's been stuck in. That's all well and good, but when those plans include mass murder...
    • Of course we later see he feels that it's wrong for the Otome to feel all the burdens of war because he feels that everyone should feel it, especially the common people.
  • White-Haired Pretty Boy

Sergay Wáng

 Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Phil Fulton (EN)

Major Sergay Wáng is Nina's adoptive father, and a messenger from the Duchy of Artài working directly under Nagi. In the manga, however, this isn't the case, as 1) Sergey and Nina aren't related, 2) he and Nagi are enemies, and 3) Sergey, not Nagi, is eventually revealed as the Big Bad (after killing the latter).

Aries Republic

Yukino Chrysant

 Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP), Morgan Partridge (EN)

Otome: Haruka Armitage

Yukino is the president of the nation of Aries, a patriotic republic on good terms with Garderobe. Her Otome is Haruka Armitage.

In the manga, she is a police officer for the Windbloom Police, and Haruka's partner.

Haruka Armitage

 Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (JP), Lori Barnes-Smith (EN)

GEM: Continental Orb Topaz

Master: Yukino Chrysant

Haruka is the very impulsive Brigadier General of Aries's army, and a former classmate and Unknown Rival of Shizuru. President Yukino Chrysant is her Master.

In the manga, she is an Assistant Inspector with the Windbloom police who dislikes Otomes.


A country to the far east that condemns the use of Otome and prefers to stay out of Otome conflicts. In the manga, Takumi and Akira are from Cardair.

Takumi Tokiha no Kami Tadayori

 Voiced by: Yugo Takahashi (JP), Cole Howard (EN)

Otome: Akira Okuzaki (manga only)

Takumi is the prince of Zipang who comes to Windbloom in search of his sister.

Akira Okuzaki

 Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (JP), Annika Odegard (EN)

GEM: Mysterious Peridot (manga only)

Master: Takumi Tokiha (manga only)

Takumi's bodyguard. In the anime, Akira is a ninja, but not an Otome, and finds the practice of using Otome despicable.


Fiar Grosse

 Voiced by: Rie Tanaka

GEM: Excel Elegance White Onyx

Master: Emperor Argos XIV of Cardair.

Fiar is the giant-staff-wielding Otome of Cardair. Her Master is Emperor Argos XIV. They are both killed by Midori when the Aswad retaliate against Cardair.

Argos XIV

 Voiced by: Tomoaki Ikeda

The ruler of Cardair.

Kazuya Krau-Xeku

 Voiced by: Kazuma Horie

The prince of Cardair and Akane's boyfriend. After Argos' death, he takes the throne. In the manga, he's actually a Schwarz agent who has been cheating on Akane.

  • Alliterative Name
  • Prince Incognito: Initially doesn't introduce himself to Arika and her friends as royalty.
  • Nosebleed: When Anh rips off the Otomes' tops in Zwei. Akane slaps him and calls him a pervert.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In the manga, he turns out to have been cheating on Akane, in addition to being loyal to Schwarz.


John Smith

 Voiced by: Naoya Uchida

Next to Sergey, John Smith is Nagi's most trusted henchman. He is the main developer of much of Schwarz's weapon technology, including the Robes used by the Valkyrie unit.

Other Characters


 Voiced by: Kiyomi Asai (JP), Maizun Jayoussi (EN)

In the anime, Miyu is a mysterious drifter who pops up from time to time to protect Arika. Her allegiance and motives are largely unknown.

In the manga, Miyu has been excavated and brought into working condition by Alyssa, who hopes to replace the Otomes with the "Maids" so that her sister will not have to be headmaster any longer. The Dark Hime version of Alyssa is able to exert some authority over Miyu, but ultimately, Alyssa Kruger wins


 Voiced by: Ai Shimizu (JP), Caitlynne Medrek (EN)

Mikoto is a chubby black cat who lives in the castle with Mashiro. (Well, not exactly. The cat is actually owned by a humanoid girl who is also named Mikoto, a goddess who lives in the Black Valley. She's Mai's master.)

Mai-Otome Zwei

Mai-Otome Zwei


The main antagonist, a life form that was sealed away, but returned via an asteroid.

Wattarl Ishigermin

A painter from Airies who runs against Yukino in the presidential elections, showing up at the site of the busjacking. His running mate and supposed girlfriend is Tomoe Marguerite.

  • My Nayme Is: While most of the returning characters except Mai have different last names, his first name has inexplicably been slightly changed.
  • Ted Baxter: He clearly has no chance against Yukino, but seems to think that he does.


A young girl who was once part of Schwartz

  • Cheerful Child
  • Here We Go Again: Goes up the steps to the academy, and announces her desire to become an Otome even though Natsuki is slowly dismantling the system.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks like a younger Erstin, which is somewhat disturbing to Nina.
  • In the Hood: Wears a face-concealing hood until the end of Zwei.
  • No Name Given: "Ribbon-chan" is her unofficial nickname.

Manga-exclusive characters

Manga-exclusive characters

"Mashiro" (real name unknown)

 The de facto main character of the manga series. A twin of the deceased princess Mashiro who is forced to pose as her to avoid panic about the princess' real fate.

Alyssa Kruger

 Natsuki's younger sister, a child genius who holds a high position in the Aries government despite her extreme youth. She enters the story while attempting to market a mass-produced version of Miyu that she hopes will replace the Otome system... so her big sister can spend more time with her.

  • Big Sister Worship: Oh, my yes.
  • Cheerful Child
  • The Glomp: Very first thing she does to Natsuki, the very first time they're on-panel together.
  • Ping-Pong Naivete: Switches from cool, genius Aries representative to attention-hungry baby sister without missing a beat. And the thing is, neither one of them is an act.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tries to rig a contest in her favor by sending Miyu to seduce the judge. One wonders how an eight-year-old thought up that one...

Saeko Kruger

  The president of Aries in the manga, and Natsuki and Alyssa's mother.

Sergay Auguste Taiki

  The manga incarnation of Sergay, who is essentially completely different from his anime counterpart except for his given name. He is not Nina's father, is the Prime Minister of Windbloom rather than an officer in the Artai military, and also is a very unpleasant person at heart, who becomes the main antagonist and tries to destroy the world, which he believes to be built on lies.

The Dark Hime

 Summoned forth by the real Mashiro, they do battle against the heroes in the final battle.

Arashi Dai Artai

  The younger twin sister of Nagi, Arashi is the antagonist (sort of) of the manga's pseudo-sequel, Mai-Otome Arashi. Taking over Artai following Nagi's death, Arashi passes herself off as a man and buys out Garderoube's debt as a means of taking over the installation to avenge Nagi's death, which she blames on Mashiro and the Otome.

The Great Cosmo Beauties (Marie Antoinette and Yang Guifei)

  The main antagonists of Mai-Otome Arashi, who use Arashi in order to get into Garderobe in an effort to obtain the Azure Sky Sapphire.

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