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Maria Holic 

Maria horikku (original title)
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It's not easy to find the perfect girl, even when you're the same sex! Kanako thought attending an all-girls school would be the perfect way to meet the girl of her dreams, but after her ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Asami Sanada Asami Sanada ...  Kanako Miyamae 12 episodes, 2009
Yû Kobayashi ...  Mariya Shido 12 episodes, 2009
Marina Inoue ...  Matsurika 12 episodes, 2009
Miyuki Sawashiro ...  Ryocho Sensei 12 episodes, 2009
Miyu Matsuki Miyu Matsuki ...  Yonaguni-san / ... 12 episodes, 2009
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ...  Narration 12 episodes, 2009
Saori Gotô Saori Gotô ...  Yuzuru Inamori 11 episodes, 2009
Ryôko Shintani Ryôko Shintani ...  Sachi Momoi 11 episodes, 2009
Jessica Calvillo Jessica Calvillo ...  Kanako Miyamae 11 episodes, 2009-2011
Akemi Kanda Akemi Kanda ...  Nanami Kiri 10 episodes, 2009
Yûko Kaida Yûko Kaida ...  Ryuken Ishima 8 episodes, 2009
Hatsumi Takada Hatsumi Takada ...  Honoka 8 episodes, 2009
Ao Takahashi Ao Takahashi ...  Joseito A / ... 8 episodes, 2009
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ...  Fumi Kuamagai / ... 7 episodes, 2009
Miho Ito Miho Ito ...  Shineitai 1 / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Sawa Ono Sawa Ono ...  Joseito A / ... 5 episodes, 2009


It's not easy to find the perfect girl, even when you're the same sex! Kanako thought attending an all-girls school would be the perfect way to meet the girl of her dreams, but after her hot new roommate turns out to be a guy in drag, and catching the eye of the most popular girl in school only brings down the wrath of all the OTHER similarly obsessed girls, she's not so sure! Complicate things with a cat-eared dorm leader, her roommate's rude-mannered maid, an identical twin sister (who attends an all-boys school of course) and WAY too many attractive girls of questionable persuasions and the question becomes whether Kanako will die from frustrated nosebleeds! (Life would be SO much easier if guys didn't literally give her the hives!) Will Kanako ever find a non-polar opposite of a compatible non-opposing polarity? Let's just say that the quest for true love will not run straight in Maria Holic.

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Release Date:

4 January 2009 (Japan) See more »

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AT-X, Frontier Works, Genco See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Funny at first, but got bad pretty fast
10 February 2019 | by Trixie_reviewsSee all my reviews

When I started watching I already expected the anime to be a bit ridiculous - it's supposed to be a parody after all. So I tried not to think too much of it and just enjoy the over-the-top humor. Well, at first it was funny, but it soon became clear that this anime is extremely offensive. That a*hole Maria kept on abusing Kanako, both mentally and physically, using the fact that he looked like a girl to mess with her head. Hs maid usually joined him as well. Basic bullying, but for some reason, I feel like the show tried to portray Maria as a good person underneath those layers of pure evil. Say what? And it also bothered me that Maria kept on insisting he didn't like to crossdress when in truth it couldn't be more obvious that he enjoyed being a girl. No one was forcing him, and after learning a reason as to why he was doing it, it was clear he could've stopped if he truly hated it so much. But I guess that would hurt his male pride?

So, to sum this up; it's about a cross-dressing boy bullying a lesbian who's high on hormones (like so many other teenagers, but since her attention is directed at girls, not boys it's somehow "wrong"). I feel like it's giving a seriously bad message, the worst part the fact that the bullies aren't portrayed as doing anything wrong, but like the victim deserved it. Not okay.

The only good thing about this was art. Sometimes it was funny too, but only when the humor wasn't drawn from abusing the MC.

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