Junketsu no Maria

Maria the Virgin Witch

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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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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)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 6329063,290 users)
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Ranked: #35132
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Popularity: #1405
Members: 148,035
Favorites: 226

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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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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


Kanemoto, Hisako


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Ono, Kensho


Inoue, Kikuko


Noto, Mamiko


Hikasa, Youko


Sakurai, Takahiro


Uchiyama, Yumi


Komatsu, Mikako


Ono, Yuuki



Opening Theme

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

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)

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 ...
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? ...
Mar 29, 2015
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; ...

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