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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, emotional, entertaining, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: high school life, romance, looking for love, gender bending, youth, nothing goes right, gender, disorder, high school, twins, maid, lesbian, love, rivalry, girls' school, teenager, friendship, friends, escapades, dormitory, love and romance, gays and lesbians, men hatred, man dressed as woman, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan

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TV show
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TV show
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