Junketsu no Maria
Maria the Virgin Witch
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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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, MagicMagic, RomanceRomance, FantasyFantasy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 5180651,806 users)
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Ranked: #27982
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Popularity: #1021
Members: 0
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Ezekiel
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Joseph
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Michael
Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese
Viv
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Priapos
Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Artemis
Supporting
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Edwina
Supporting
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese
Bernard
Supporting
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Anne
Supporting
Kakuma, Ai
Japanese

Staff

Taniguchi, Gorou
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director
Tsukasa, Sunaga
Storyboard


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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)



More reviewsReviews

Mar 30, 2015
Lancehot (All reviews)
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
Apr 13, 2015
Flawfinder (All reviews)
I always feel like I’m stepping into gangster territory whenever I bring up my opinions on fictional products about soldiers and anti-war themes. Yeah I know that not even the fans like everything about Full Metal Jacket, but that doesn’t change the feeling that if I ever admitted that it was the film that cemented my hatred for the genre in public, I’ll have more holes put into me than Sergeant Hartman did after he realized that being an asshole can backfire on you massively. Not to mention, what can one possibly say about the products from that genre even if you are a fan? read more
Apr 23, 2020
Ezekiel_01 (All reviews)
The Hundred Years War: the pageant and tournaments of chivalry; knights in burnished armor. The English archer destroying the flower of French chivalry; the great battle of Crecy, Poitiers, and Agincourt. A glorious battle with a sign of the brutality of the middle ages. Senseless warzones destruction; the death of thousands in the mud of France for nothing more than the greed and ambition of the Kings. There are more about this Hundred Years War, It’s a story of courage, the clash of nations A story of human endeavor and the timeless skirmish of supremacy. Yet there’s also another story here: the story of a read more
Mar 29, 2015
Stark700 (All reviews)
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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