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Maria Holic (2009)
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Maria Holic (2009)
Original name: まりあ†ほりっく
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Maria†Holic is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Minari Endō, the author of Dazzle. The manga was first serialized in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on June 27, 2006, and is published by Media Factory. The manga was licensed by Tokyopop with the first volume in English being released in September 2009. The first anime adaptation animated by Shaft aired in Japan between January and March 2009. A second anime season, Maria†Holic: Alive, premiered on April 8, 2011. Both seasons of the anime series have been licensed by Sentai Filmworks, and the first season is being distributed by Section23 Films.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, emotional, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: romance, looking for love, gender bending, youth, gender, disorder, nothing goes right, dormitory, high school, twins, maid, love, school life, girls' school, rivalry, teenager, friendship, friends, escapades, love and romance, high school life, gays and lesbians, men hatred, lesbian, cross dressing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, high school, love and romance, friendship, school and high school life mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Maria Holic: Ouran High School Host Club (2006), Mayo Chiki! (2011), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), Say "I love you." (2012), Paradise Kiss (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Duration: 25 min.
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Duration: 24 min.
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
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