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Junketsu no Maria


Alternative Titles

English: Maria the Virgin Witch
Synonyms: Junketsu no Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force
Japanese: 純潔のマリア

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.311 (scored by 31,284 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #22562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #780
Members: 67,977
Favorites: 139
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Maria is a powerful young witch living with her two familiars in medieval France during the Hundred Years' War against England. As the war rages on and the innocent get caught in its destruction, Maria becomes fed up with the situation and begins using her magic to try and prevent further conflict in hopes of maintaining peace. However, her constant intervention soon attracts the attention of the heavens, and the archangel Michael is sent to keep her from meddling in human affairs. The divine being confronts Maria, and he forbids her from using her powers, issuing a decree that her magic will be taken if she loses her virginity. Though she is now labeled a heretic, Maria adamantly refuses to heed Michael's warning and continues to disrupt the war between the two nations. But as the Church begins plotting to take away the witch's power and put a stop to Maria's interference once and for all, her peacemaking may soon come to an end.

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Background

Episode 1 was previewed at Bandai Channel on January 4, 2015. Regular broadcasting began on January 11, 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Maria
Maria
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Ezekiel
Ezekiel
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Joseph
Joseph
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho
Michael
Michael
Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese
Inoue, Kikuko

Staff

Taniguchi, Gorou
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Tsukasa, Sunaga
Tsukasa, Sunaga
Storyboard
ZAQ
ZAQ
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance


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"Philosophy of Dear World" by ZAQ (eps 2-12)

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#1: "Philosophy of Dear World" by ZAQ (ep 1)
#2: "ailes" by TRUE (eps 2-11)
#3: "Subarashiki Minori wo Utai Sasageyou (素晴らしき実りを歌い捧げよう)" by Myu (ep 12)



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TitanAnteus
Mar 11, 2015
Do not shy away from this title because it has the word Virgin in it's title.

This anime is not about sexual themes, however; sexual themes are relevant. When it comes to telling a cohesive story, many anime fail. They don't have underlying themes, and character motivations are vague for the most part. This is NOT the case for Maria the Virgin Witch. The cast is quite large, but they are introduced in a sensible way and slowly. Each and every character has a reason to exist, and they're motivations make sense. They all contribute to the big picture read more
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Lancehot
Mar 30, 2015
TL;DR: An enjoyable fantasy adventure that suffers from an increasingly bad clash between theme & tone as it tries to go from bawdy comedy, to a more serious drama, to a Disney happy ending in the space of twelve episodes. Worth watching, none the less.

Maria the Virgin Witch is an interesting little show. A ecchi, bawdy sex comedy set in France during the 100 Years War that explores issues of war, morality, theology, gender politics, societal values & other quite heavy topics, all through the prism of a teenage girl who wears a swimsuit crossed with a blacksmith apron. That it tries to do so read more
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Stark700
Mar 29, 2015
Junketsu no Maria (Maria the Virgin Witch) is a rather peculiarly interesting show. Whenever the word ‘virgin’ tends to be mentioned, you may think a show is about concentrates on a character with focus on their relationship or perhaps even their journey to be deflowered. But in this series, it’s a whole lot more than that. Junketsu no Maria takes on a set of refreshing concepts with a thought provoking premise to craft a surprisingly deft story.

I have to admit that my expectations coming into this series weren’t high. The manga doesn’t have many chapters while the author’s other works are virtually unknown; read more
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Somebody101
Mar 29, 2015
Maria the Virgin Witch turned out a lot better then I expected it to be despite it being the POV of a female character. This anime was one of my most liked for this season and here's why.
Story: 10
The story takes place around a blonde, stubborn, peace-loving witch who tries to stop any fights that happen near to where she lives, which is in thw middle of a secluded forest. Despite being a stubborn girl, she shows kindness to her few closest friends which encompass a little girl, her summons, and a few others. The story progresses as the Heavens above don't like her meddling read more
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