Maria Holic

Maria†Holic (まりあ†ほりっく) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Minari Endō, the author of Dazzle. 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. In search of true love, Kanako Miyamae transfers to Ame no Kisaki Catholic school, inspired by how her parents fell in love with each other there. There is just one difference, though: because men make Kanako break into hives, she has actually come to the all-girls school to find a partner of the same sex.

When she meets the beautiful Mariya Shidou, Kanako believes she has found that special someone; however, there’s more to Mariya than meets the eye—it turns out that Kanako’s first love is actually a cross-dressing boy. Mariya threatens to expose Kanako’s impure intentions unless she keeps his real gender a secret, and to make things worse, he also replaces her original roommate so that he can now keep a close eye on her.
Maria†Holic follows Kanako as she looks for love in all the wrong places and searches for the girl of her dreams—that is, if she can survive being Mariya’s roommate!

First Season:
Opening Theme
“HANAJI” by Yuu Kobayashi
Ending Theme
“Kimi ni, Mune Kyun (君に、胸キュン)” by Yuu Kobayashi, Asami Sanada and Marina Inoue

Second Season:
Opening Theme
#1: “Mousou Senshi Miyamae Kanako (妄想戦士 宮前かなこ)” by Sugita Tomokazu (eps 1-4)
#2: “Run Run Riru Ran Ran Rara (るんるんりる らんらんらら)” by Yuu Kobayashi (eps 5, 7-12)
#3: “Run Run Riru Ran Ran Rara Matsurika Version (るんるんりる らんらんらら (茉莉花 ヴァージョン)) ” by Marina Inoue (ep 6)
Ending Theme
#1: “Dounimo Tomaranai (どうにもとまらない)” by Yuu Kobayashi, Asami Sanada and Marina Inoue (eps 1-11)
#2: “Donmai Donmai! (ドンマイ ドンマイ!)” by Yuu Kobayashi as Mariya Shidou & Suteki na Nakamatachi (ep 12)

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