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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: 7.011 (scored by 7699876,998 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1313
Members: 175,922
Favorites: 525

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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!

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer, Script
Shinbou, Akiyuki


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


Oct 20, 2023
Maria†Holic is the most interesting comedy you haven't heard of.
That's not to say this show is the funniest romantic comedy; it isn't. It doesn't have the best cast, nor does it have the greatest narrative. It hasn't aged the best, either. However, Maria†Holic is one of the more interesting shows of the school-based gag genre. This is another catholic schoolgirl Yuri, yet its main love interest isn't even a girl, but a crossdresser who frequently chastises the audience. Our protagonist is a nose-bleeding, perverted lesbian—one whom the narrative treats as a punching bag at any given point. This anime doesn't have characters or themes, so ...
Dec 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings
it is an anime.

maria+holic truly has to be one of the animes released in 2009. the voice acting is fine. The anime has storytelling and the show was animated. The side characters were along with kanako and maria was a guy. The jokes were sentences. This anime really is one of the animes of all time, if not the last two decades. A lot of the time it was just kinda boring or "what is going on??" but it did have some entertaining moments throughout it. It's a fine watch it just feels like it gets less interesting as it goes on.
Jan 16, 2014

I usually enjoy watching series only for comic reliefs and for laughs but this I didn't have a single shred of enjoyment.

I forced myself into completing the series since I usually complete a whole series whenever I start one but this anime is one of my worst experience.

All the characters annoying, no story not that it matters in this type of series but each and every time I watch an episode I just wanna hang myself.

This review is from my worst experience and I don't want others to experience the same so don't watch this anime.

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