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Maria†Holic

Maria†Holic

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Maria+Holic, Maria Holic, MariaHolic
Japanese: まりあ†ほりっく

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2009 to Mar 22, 2009
Genres: Comedy, Parody, School
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 39053 users)
Ranked: #20452
Popularity: #265
Members: 73,126
Favorites: 344
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

It’s not easy to find the perfect girl, even when you’re the same sex! Kanako thought attending an all-girls school would be the perfect way to meet the girl of her dreams, but after her hot new roommate turns out to be a guy in drag, and catching the eye of the most popular girl in school only brings down the wrath of all the OTHER similarly obsessed girls, she’s not so sure! Complicate things with a cat-eared dorm leader, her roommate’s rude-mannered maid, an identical twin sister (who attends an all-boys school of course) and WAY too many attractive girls of questionable persuasions and the question becomes whether Kanako will die from frustrated nosebleeds! (Life would be SO much easier if guys didn’t literally give her the hives!) Will Kanako ever find a non-polar opposite of a compatible non-opposing polarity? Let’s just say that the quest for true love will not run straight in Maria Holic.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Maria†Holic
Sequel: Maria†Holic Alive

Characters & Voice Actors

Miyamae, Kanako
Miyamae, Kanako
Main
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami
Calvello, Jessica
English
Calvello, Jessica
Shidou, Mariya
Shidou, Mariya
Main
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yuu
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Shinouji, Matsurika
Shinouji, Matsurika
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
French, Caitlynn
English
French, Caitlynn
Dorm Mistress
Dorm Mistress
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney

Staff

Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer, Script
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director



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Apr 1, 2009
KAMIOPPAI
*A great entertaining product by SHAFT backed with hilarious out-of-the-blue jokes.*

"I-I don't even understand the letter C in Catholic!" - Miyamae Kanako

If I was asked to describe Maria + Holic in one word, I believe “wordy” will suit this show perfectly. The amount of monologues in the show is tremendous! Plus the “rail gunning” of words shooting back and forth between the characters simply makes the anime difficult to follow without pauses in between (assuming you need to read the subtitles). And the occasional weird reference to various things also contributes to the complexity of the show for an average viewer. These issues may turn read more
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Aug 22, 2011
Lucca202
While I was watching this anime, I couldn't help but compare it to another girls' love anime I watched once: suffice to say, it's one that it kept me away from the GL genre for a while for having too much fan service and too little plot. Well, as it turns out, Maria†Holic fits that description a lot better.

You'd think the plot would be centered around the cross-dresser Mariya and her reasons to do so. It's not. The moments in which this is developed in the plot are few and far in-between. In fact, the plot is basically non-existant: the whole series feels like read more
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Recommendations

Both are made by SHAFT and have the similar air and feeling about them.
Both are comedy and the pacing is also similar. Akiyuki Shinbou directs them both.
The voice actors are the same, too.

Maria†Holic follows a main plot while Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is strong in parody slice-of-life comedy.

If you watched and liked Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei you should watch Maria†Holic.
The main characters cross-dress into this all-girl school for the apparently same reason (which I will not reveal since some might consider this a sppoiler -.-''). Even though the genre of these series don't really match, there were a lot of things that were particularly similar. For example, there's a ''Mariya'' in both series o.O
Not only that, I feel that the story lacked something... in both series

Otome might be a bit more... shoujo than maria+holic, but they are mainly the same: it follows the life of several girls and one boy.

Opening Theme

"HANAJI" by Yuu Kobayashi

Ending Theme

"Kimi ni, Mune Kyun (君に、胸キュン)" by Yuu Kobayashi, Asami Sanada and Marina Inoue

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