Maria-sama ga Miteru


Maria Watches Over Us

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Alternative Titles

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

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2004 to Apr 1, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2004
Broadcast: Thursdays at Unknown
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Girls LoveGirls Love
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 2180521,805 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2583
Members: 70,239
Favorites: 699

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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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Staff

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


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"pastel pure" by Mikiya Katakura
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Ending Theme

"Sonata Blue" by Mikiya Katakura




Reviews

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 ...
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 ...
Jun 1, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Story 6/10
This was a slice-of-life anime with very light shoujo-ai elements. It reminded me of Haibane Renmei in terms of how uneventful the plot really was. Even the climactic moments weren't especially emotional or intense. A "peak" in the storytelling might be a scene where Sachiko speaks sharply to Yumi and Yumi cries. The story therefore wasn't exactly bad, as it would have been if there had been plot holes or unresolved subplots. However, it also wasn't very engaging. Yumi and Sachiko, the main characters, more or less got along throughout, and there were no especially troublesome characters on ...

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