Junketsu no Maria


Maria the Virgin Witch

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Junketsu no Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force
Japanese: 純潔のマリア
English: Maria the Virgin Witch
German: Maria the Virgin Witch
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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, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.111 (scored by 6576765,767 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1513
Members: 154,904
Favorites: 245

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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.

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Background

Episode 1 was previewed at Bandai Channel on January 4, 2015. Regular broadcasting began on January 11, 2015.

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

Artemis

Supporting
Hikasa, Youko
Japanese

Bernard

Supporting
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese

Edwina

Supporting
Uchiyama, Yumi
Japanese

Priapos

Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese

Garfa

Supporting
Ono, Yuuki
Japanese

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"Philosophy of Dear World" by ZAQ (eps 2-12)
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Ending Theme

1: "Philosophy of Dear World" by ZAQ (eps 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 (eps 12)

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Reviews

Mar 30, 2015
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 ...
Mar 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings
One of the things I hate most is when media decides to give a happy ending to complete tragedies. Honestly I find it disappointing and almost treacherous to the good writing that led to it.

Maria is a pacifist witch, who lives in medieval times, when countless wars are done in the name of the (green) god. Using her magic and her succubus servant, she keeps interrupting skirmishes, battles, campaigns, and pretty much pisses off EVERYONE, including angels who want to see souls heading to Valhalla. In the end Archangel Michael beats her and puts a curse on her, so that when she loses her virginity ...
Apr 13, 2015
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? ...

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