Ranked #1470

Maria-sama ga Miteru

Alternative Titles

English: Maria Watches Over Us
Synonyms: MariMite, La Vierge Marie Vous Regarde, The Virgin Mary is Watching You
Japanese: マリア様がみてる

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2004 to Apr 1, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Right Stuf
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 11,696 users)
Ranked: #14702
Popularity: #1367
Members: 29,888
Favorites: 496
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Synopsis

When Yumi Fukuzawa entered the Lillian Girls' Academy, a prestigious all-girls Catholic school in Tokyo, she never imagined she would catch the eye of beautiful and demure Sachiko Ogasawara, one of the school's most popular students. Now Sachiko has offered to be Yumi's soeur, her "sister" and guide for all her years at the academy. The whole idea has Yumi completely flustered—after all, they hardly know each other!

The entire campus is abuzz with rumors about the two of them, but Yumi is conflicted over accepting Sachiko's offer. While she admires Sachiko, being her soeur would also mean constantly being at the center of the entire school's attention!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Satou, Sei
Satou, Sei
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Ogasawara, Sachiko
Ogasawara, Sachiko
Main
Itou, Miki
Japanese
Itou, Miki
Fukuzawa, Yumi
Fukuzawa, Yumi
Main
Ueda, Kana
Japanese
Ueda, Kana
Toudou, Shimako
Toudou, Shimako
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko

Staff

Matsushita, Yukihiro
Matsushita, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director

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Opening Theme

"pastel pure" by Mikiya Katakura

Ending Theme

"Sonata Blue" by Mikiya Katakura



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Imperturbable
Dec 24, 2007
I've had a very complex history with this series. I only started watching it because people were making a fuss about how another series copied an extremely famous scene from Maria-sama ga Miteru, but I ended up watching both the first and second seasons. (The third season wasn't out at that time.)

This is now my favourite series. But it was far from being a favourite then-- I watched it all very quickly, and I don't think this is a series that was meant to be seen like that. I overlooked a lot the first time around and it ended up seeming read more
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iamjoe
Oct 26, 2008
Poor quiet anime with fabulous, fabulous storytelling and characterisation. They get no love, and this is apparent for Maria-sama ga Miteru.

It tells the story of girls in a Catholic school. That's all. It's them, their lives, and yet it sucks you in like nothing else could, wraps you up in their stories and makes you itching to learn about them more.

There's a little controversy of sorts about the lesbian content of this anime. Honestly, it seems like all the girls are in love with one another, but that isn't the case. There's only one real lesbian in the entire story. So it's interesting read more
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jet2r0cks
Jul 6, 2007
I wasn\'t sure I was gonna like it at first.. I usually judge anime by watching the opening theme, and I thought it was so dreary because it was all instrumental.. After watching the first two episodes I was satisfied and decided to watch the whole thing.

It brought back memories from my high school days, since I came from a private catholic all girls school, much like the one in the anime.. We didn\'t have a soeur system, but there were other similarities, such as girls crushing on other girls..
There were a lot of french terms used, but you didn\'t really need to learn how read more
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doc_awesome
Mar 15, 2015
"Maria-sama ga Miteru" is a sweet and enjoyable shoujo. For a shoujo it's surprisingly undramatic, but this means it lacks melodrama too, so no deathbed love stories or over the top villainous girls.

As yuri sorts of shoujos go, it's more realistic and less silly than "Strawberry Panic" but not quite the "these are real girls" experience of Aoi Hana. There's a good deal of silliness here, but it's presented in a natural enough way. It helps that the central character Yumi is likeable enough, and doesn't come off entirely as a Mary Jane sort, a Little Miss Perfect without any personality.

I think it's ultimately read more
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Strawberry Panic is really the same principle, just the drama's less heavy and they take the shoujo-ai/yuri subtext further and out into the open. 
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both shows involve a girl that moves to an all girls school. also, both schools in both shows focus on religion. 
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Anime: Aria The Animation
Both series have tight sempai/kohai bonds between the main female characters. The three Rose families of Maria-sama ga Miteru are mirrored by the three rival Undine companies of Aria. Both series are light-hearted slice of life stories that never fail to make you smile and feel warm inside (but Marimite can get a little dramatic at times).

Also, funnily enough, both series follow the pattern of having a first TV season, a second TV season, and third OVA series, and then a fourth TV series! :D 
reportRecommended by neo_horizon
Anime: Oniisama e...
Maria-sama ga Miteru (and just about the whole of the shoujo yuri genre) owes a lot to Onii-sama e and, while the latter is far more melodramatic, the similarities are still very much visible, not least in the yuri subtext. 
reportRecommended by Queequeg
Anime: Aoi Hana
Well developed shoujo-ai stories. Both share a refreshing calm atmosphere with soft colors that sometimes can get really tense. 
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Anime: Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru is a little less dramatic and a little more humorous than Maria-sama ga Miteru, but they both have the older-sister/younger-sister catholic school relationship theme. 
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