Winter 2008 First Impressions: Maria+Holic


Awesome yuri anime is awesome. I already read the manga, but damn the anime rocks as well too. Truthfully, I’ve already watched the initial raw, the preairing and the subs so this really isn’t a first impression… but damn, Maria+Holic is awesome.


Kobayashi Yu is sure doing a fucking good job at Maria too, alternating between Mariya’s facade and true personality so naturally, it scares me. Combined with the fact that she’s pretty… err… “unique” in real life too. This is truly a role made for her.

Finally… Inoue Marina’s Matsurika is fucking hawt, and she’s already my number 1 Maria+Holic girl.



  1. darkchibi07 Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 6:05 am

    It’s not yuri. :\

    Hell the premise alone pissed off nearly the entire yuri fandom.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 6:20 am

    Really? But this show is meant to be parodying yuri animus :3.

  3. Avisch Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 8:00 am

    How the hell is this not a yuri? It’s Otoboku with different personalities and 200% more surreal nature.

    I like Kobayashi Yu’s voice very much (ever since her role in Zetusbou Sensei actually). It’s perfect for oujo-sama. She does a good Maria, nice tone change for the male voice indeeed.

    Actually I really just love all of the seiyu that were chosen. Miyuki Sawashiro <3

    Can’t wait for chapter 5 of the manga to be animated


    Gotta love the Ending.

  4. Lehq Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    Man, that’s why GenderBender theme are awesome — hilarious and comes with a “mindscrew” element to it. Yuri or not yuri? Tough to answer that. ;)

    Of the first ep, the thing that I liked was the arts for the background. Well, it’s SHAFT after all.

  5. Shin Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    I think it isn’t much of a surprise that my favorite character isn’t even a girl.

  6. Ryan A Said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 12:42 am

    Yes, Matsurikia, YES!

  7. Epi Said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    I quite liked this show as well. But then of course, I do like my Yuri. I hope this show manages to reverse the trend of somewhat crappy yuri since my favorite Strawberry Panic a few years back.

  8. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    Watched the first episode, and I’m already tagging it as my ‘Must Watch’ anime of the season. I get goosebumps whenever I replay their first kiss scene, and Kanako’s rapidfire voicework and her giddy yuri fantasies are just fantastic.

  9. kc Said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    i’ve read the manga. totally a TRAP.
    there were yuri fserve but “meh”… it’s still a TRAP.
    man~, making guys look like hot girls to have men drool on them (traps). =<

  10. loyz Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 9:58 am

    wew,.,kobayashi is god n dressing like a girl,,hehehe.,.,the yuri girl is cute although.,.,

  11. loyz Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 10:14 am

    hey.,.,every one.,.,i need more yuri anime show.,.,if you have a time,.,could you pls..,tell me more new yuri anime.,,,if you have extra time.,.,hehehehe

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