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Alternative Titles

English: Maria†Holic
Synonyms: Maria+Holic, MariaHolic
Japanese: まりあ†ほりっく


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, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool, Shoujo AiShoujo Ai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 6748367,483 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1074
Members: 155,027
Favorites: 456

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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


Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer, Script
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director


Opening Theme

"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
KaminaKai (All reviews)
*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 read more
Jul 20, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 17, 2009
GuitarHero (All reviews)
Keep in mind this is a review, not a summary! If you want a summary go to wikipedia.

Story: The story in this show is actually somewhat unique. Dealing mainly with a rather funny (closet) lesbian lead character, Kanako, who has problems with guys (she actually contracts hives if she comes in contact with them) and another lead character, Mariya, who is actually a male cross dresser but looks rather feminine. The actual plot jumps around from episode to episode but has so far remained genuinely entertaining and by episode 6, the larger plot of the show all together is revealed to you.

Art: The animation in read more
Apr 19, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
“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 read more

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