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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: 7.411 (scored by 15,428 users)
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Ranked: #20622
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Popularity: #1942
Members: 46,083
Favorites: 615


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. 
report Recommended by bamboo
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 
report Recommended by neo_horizon
both shows involve a girl that moves to an all girls school. also, both schools in both shows focus on religion. 
report Recommended by AbelRemington42
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. 
report Recommended by Queequeg
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. 
report Recommended by neo_horizon
Well developed shoujo-ai stories. Both share a refreshing calm atmosphere with soft colors that sometimes can get really tense. 
report Recommended by drf
Mato is similar to Yumi. Yomi is similar to Sachiko. Both anime show human relationships develop and also the problems they face. Also both Mato and Yumi would do whatever for their friend. There is also drama in both of them.  
report Recommended by Faylicia
A love story between sister Unlike citrus, marimete do not use sexual approach as part of plot story. You can see how Yumi-Sachiko build relationship as sister is much more realistic compared with Yuzu-Mei. 
report Recommended by Shunaria
Well both have some yuri undertones to them that might become more apparent later in the story. They also have some drama in them between the main characters and their student counsels. Though I will say this Maria-sama ga Miteru is more slice of life whereas Revolutionary Girl Utena is more supernatural fantasy with some action and sword fighting. 
report Recommended by Randomcardcaptor
A twin tailed freshwoman girl gets entangled into the student council due to the insistence of a hot long black haired second year girl, Yumi and Sachiko's school is a Catholic girls only, while Yuu's and Touko's is secular and mixed genre. Both are also romantic shoujo ai, Yumi and Sachiko are very close to each other, due to the more solemn ambiance of Maria-sama, but never crosses the line to overt lesbian love; Touko's love is more unidirectional in the first part of Bloom into You, and Yuu is mostly indifferent at the start of the anime. Maria-sama ga Miteru has a expansive cast and gives  read more 
report Recommended by tlato_but
Koyomi is similar to Yumi and Yumiko is similar to Sachiko. In both stories relationships between girls are shown. And apart from that in both of them there is an episode in witch a character does not know how to eat a hamburger. 
report Recommended by Faylicia
Both have someone everyone respects who is perfect but has a kind heart 
report Recommended by otaku_4eva
Similar drawing/animation style. The main characters remind me of Sachiko and Youko. Both under the Studio DEEN company. 
report Recommended by EveningRain
Both are set in an all-girls high school. The overall art style is similar, but Marimite's execution is much more polished and detailed. Marimite is similar to HSG in the eye candy aspect. The plot differs greatly. HSG is a light and happy comedy, with sexual sprinklings here and there. Marimite explores the themes of clandestine affairs and struggles with sexuality all behind the closed doors of a private Catholic girls school. It's definitely much more serious, but it doesn't go without its moments. 
report Recommended by saintcirruscloud
While Blue Drop invests a lot of time in devoloping a sci-fi plot that is utterly absent in Marimite, it remains that both titles have a strong yuri element. The slice of life moments that take place at an all girls' academy are present in both anime and draw them together, despite considerable differences story-wise.  
report Recommended by Nocturnal
The only similarity is the base of the story...... Of course, the topping of the story are very different to compare with. 
report Recommended by MorningGlory
Both anime present the daily life of girls in an all girls' school. While the action in Marimite is set in the present, the general 'idyllic' atmosphere makes it really similar to that of Ochame na Futago. Of course, the latter has no shoujo-ai undertones. 
report Recommended by neeta
Both shows are, despite clear differences in genre and setting, highly impactful, character-focused dramas which turn melodrama into an art, elegantly balancing genuine emotional investment in a surprisingly lovable cast and a flair for the patently ridiculous - space vampires and Valentines' Day chocolate might as well be one and the same. 
report Recommended by Enderesonix
Both series show the intimacy of female friendship and romance in the school days, but in different ways. Marimite is like a HQ portrait in a catholic school while Sasameki Koto is more like an everyday photo. Sasameki koto is around 70% comedy 30% romance. 
report Recommended by bottle
The girls who appear in the first episode: Yoriko and Kanako are similar to the characters in Maria Sama ga Miteru and the school is a bit similar too. Kanako is like Sachiko or Youko and Yoriko is like Yoshino, in appearance too, with the only difference that Yoriko is slightly shy and not so energetic. Also the relationship between this girls resembles a lot the soeur system. 
report Recommended by Faylicia