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Synonyms: Maria+Holic, MariaHolic
Japanese: まりあ†ほりっく
English: Maria†Holic
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2009 to Mar 22, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Girls LoveGirls Love
Themes: CrossdressingCrossdressing, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 7828678,286 users)
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Ranked: #45092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1339
Members: 179,654
Favorites: 536

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In search of true love, Kanako Miyamae transfers to Ame no Kisaki Catholic school, inspired by how her parents fell in love with each other there. There is just one difference, though: because men make Kanako break into hives, she has actually come to the all-girls school to find a partner of the same sex.

When she meets the beautiful Mariya Shidou, Kanako believes she has found that special someone; however, there's more to Mariya than meets the eye—it turns out that Kanako's first love is actually a cross-dressing boy. Mariya threatens to expose Kanako's impure intentions unless she keeps his real gender a secret, and to make things worse, he also replaces her original roommate so that he can now keep a close eye on her.

Maria†Holic follows Kanako as she looks for love in all the wrong places and searches for the girl of her dreams—that is, if she can survive being Mariya's roommate!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Aired online on December 26, 2008. The earliest TV airing was on January 4, 2009.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Kazuya
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer, Script


Opening Theme

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"HANAJI" by Yuu Kobayashi

Ending Theme

"Kimi ni, Mune Kyun (君に、胸キュン)" by Yuu Kobayashi, Asami Sanada and Marina Inoue


Apr 1, 2009
*A great entertaining product by SHAFT backed with hilarious out-of-the-blue jokes.*

"I-I don't even understand the letter C in Catholic!" - Miyamae Kanako

If I was asked to describe Maria + Holic in one word, I believe “wordy” will suit this show perfectly. The amount of monologues in the show is tremendous! Plus the “rail gunning” of words shooting back and forth between the characters simply makes the anime difficult to follow without pauses in between (assuming you need to read the subtitles). And the occasional weird reference to various things also contributes to the complexity of the show for an average viewer. These issues may turn ...
Apr 19, 2011
Mixed Feelings
“Yay! A gender bender, sort of” That was my original reaction after reading Maria+Holic’s summary. Twelve long episodes later the only words that could sum up what I felt was, “HUGE Disappointment”.

The story follows Kanako and leads us through her first day at, Ame no Kisaki Academy. Like every first anything she’s nervous yet excited at being in an unknown place with unknown people. To really understand this anime you have to know a little about our very own heroine.

Kanako is searching for what we all want, the perfect girl. Well, most of us, but true nonetheless. Being allergic to boys since ...
Jul 20, 2009
Maria Holic is a series which starts out with unexpectedly great promise and expectations only to fall on its face and drown itself in a pool of its own blood (literally).

I can’t say that the initial premise of this show intrigued me at all. Cross-dressing sadists... again? Honestly I just don’t understand the fascination Japan has with boys dressing up and pretending to be girls, and being creepily good at it too. Yet when this show was airing, it had some unexpectantly good word of mouth and early reviews so I thought I would give it a chance. Our protagonist is ...

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