Maria Holic

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (339)

Maria Holic is a Japanese anime television series that aired from January 2009 to March 2011. The show is a combination of comedy, romance, and slice of life, which is broadcasted by The Anime Network. The series is based on a manga by Minari Endo and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo. The cast of the show includes Ryoko Shintani, Saori Gotou, Marina Inoue, Akemi Kanda, Miyuki Sawashiro, Asami Sanada, Miyu Matsuki, Erino Hazuki, Aya Hirano, Tomokazu Sugita, Hatsumi Takada, Megumi Toyoguchi, and Nobuhiko Okamoto.

The story of Maria Holic follows the life of Kanako Miyamae, who is attending the prestigious Catholic all-girls school, Ame no Kisaki. Kanako is a lesbian and is deeply in search of her true love. However, her bad luck with men and her poor eyesight always lands her in trouble. On the other hand, the school is home to the beautiful Mariya Shidou, who is the transfer student of Ame no Kisaki. Kanako falls in love with Mariya's alluring appearance, but Mariya is actually a cross-dressing boy who takes pleasure in teasing Kanako.

Amidst all the chaos, Kanako finds comfort in Yuzuru Inamori - a beautiful girl with glasses who also happens to be the dormitory's head prefect. Kanako thinks she has finally found love in Yuzuru, but her affections for Mariya still resurface from time to time.

The show is a mixed bag of comedy and drama, and the interactions between the three main characters make it popular among teenagers and young adults alike. The humor in the show is over the top, and the characters have exaggerated expressions and gestures, which add to the comical effect.

One of the highlights of the show is the art style. The character designs are eccentric and creative, which makes every character stand out. The show also features flashy backgrounds that are both colorful and unique.

Maria Holic's soundtrack is also noteworthy. The opening and ending themes are catchy and reflect the upbeat nature of the show. The voice actors' performances are spot-on, especially Aya Hirano (Kanako Miyamae), who gave a fantastic performance as the show's protagonist.

In conclusion, Maria Holic is a fun anime that is a mix of comedy, romance, and slice of life. The show's eccentric character designs, witty humor, and engaging storylines make it a must-watch for anime enthusiasts. The anime's characters are well-developed and relatable, which adds to the overall appeal of the show. If you're looking for a fun, lighthearted anime to watch, Maria Holic is definitely worth checking out.

Maria Holic is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2008.

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A Swimming Competition Full of Pretty Girls
12. A Swimming Competition Full of Pretty Girls
December 18, 2008
Kanako tries to reveal to everyone tha Mariya is a boy.
An Offering to God
11. An Offering to God
December 11, 2008
Father Kanae has a crush on both Mariya and Matsurika. Mariya tells everyone that Kanako's older brother died of Tchaikovsky syndrome.
A Flat Chested Error
10. A Flat Chested Error
December 4, 2008
Kanako does not pass all her mid-term tests. She finds it difficult to study for the tests she has to take over due to Mariya constantly distracting her.
The Tainted Holy Mother, Part 2
9. The Tainted Holy Mother, Part 2
November 27, 2008
Kanako learns about the seven mysteries of Ame no Kisaki.
The Tainted Holy Mother, Part 1
8. The Tainted Holy Mother, Part 1
November 20, 2008
Kanako has be put on the planning committee for the Virgin Mary festival.
The Suspicious Black Underwear
7. The Suspicious Black Underwear
November 13, 2008
Yuzuru is becoming a little jealous of Kiri and Sachi suddenly starting to hang out more. Yuzuru then finds out it was only because Sachi was trying to help Kiri pick out a birthday present for her.
Infirmary of Perversion
6. Infirmary of Perversion
November 6, 2008
Physical exams are being held today but Mariya decides to go anyway. Kanako figures out why Mariya always attends Ame no Kisaki.
Forbidden Smell
5. Forbidden Smell
October 30, 2008
Kanako is trying really hard to become friends with Kiri.
The Cost of Pleasure
4. The Cost of Pleasure
October 23, 2008
All of Kanako's classmates are starting to really notice Ryuuken's over protection of her. Kin decides she will help out Kanako.
Masochistic Young Buds
3. Masochistic Young Buds
October 16, 2008
Mariya lets Kanako borrow her grandmother's rosary beads knowing this will leave her in a tizzy all day.
A Sweet Tinge
2. A Sweet Tinge
October 9, 2008
Kanako's morning is going so bad that she forgets to eat breakfast before going to class.
The Flirtatious Kiss
1. The Flirtatious Kiss
October 2, 2008
Kanako begins to attend an all girls schools. She quickly befriends a cross dressing boy.
Where to Watch Maria Holic
Maria Holic is available for streaming on the The Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Maria Holic on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (339)