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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


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 13,673 users)
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Ranked: #17452
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Popularity: #1688
Members: 38,257
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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


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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"Sonata Blue" by Mikiya Katakura

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Dec 24, 2007
Imperturbable (All reviews)
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
Oct 26, 2008
iamjoe (All reviews)
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
Jul 6, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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
Mar 15, 2015
doc_awesome (All reviews)
"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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