Saturday, June 20, 2009

Maria + Holic



This is the fist review I did as a request that came from one of our visitors. He wanted to know what makes Maria + Holic such a popular anime series among other anime fans. Well, I can tell you this: if you're not into stupid cliche comedy and lesbians, then this is not for you. Let me make things clear a little bit. Look at the poster. The girl in the top left corner is the main hero of the series. She is a lesbian and she enrolls this school for girls only in order to find her true love. Her parents met in that school and she hopes that she could also find her love there. So, we have the lesbian, and a full school of beautiful gorgeous hot girls. What do we get? A piece of shit. So let's make it a little bit more interesting. You see the hot blond on the right? That is the first person that our main heroine falls in love with. The hot blond is a BOY!!!! Yeah, I know what you're thinking but it's true. It's a boy dressed as a girl, that goes to this school because his grandmother was the chairman and he wants to become something like that. I really didn't pay much attention to the reasons. So now that our heroine found out the boy's secret, he uses his connections in order to become her roommate and make her life a nightmare. The animation is decent, sometimes great, with those cliche comedy stupid moments when their heads grow and they have X's instead of eyes. It's full of that shit. They really make it hard for you to truly absorb the fact that the blond chick is a dude, because every episode they make her look even hotter. At one point I was thinking...Is this gay??? To like the blond chick?? And the answer kept popping in my head: YES IT IS, GO KILL YOURSELF!!! Another thing that shocked is that for a series based on comedy, it has no actual LOL-Moments...the most it could get out of me was a smile. Not even a stupid grin. Pathetic. I only watched 5 episodes before writing this review. That's like half of what I am supposed to watch. In the third episode, the narrator (yeah, we have a narrator...like it isn't fucking enough that the whole frigging show is almost 80% made out of sex fantasies the stupid lesbian has) tells us that she is in love. So I am going to take a wild fucking guess: by the end of the series the boy that is a fucking monster and the girl that can't touch boys because she gets a rash will be boyfriend and girlfriend.

ps: I will write an update under the amv tonight, after a watch the final episode to let you know if I was right



Graphics 9/10
Sound 8/10
Storyline 5/10
Characters 6/10
Overall 7/10

UPDATE: episode 6 explains everything..can you imagine that the boy actually has a twin sister that dresses like a boy and attends a boy-only school...they changed places only for the physical exam..and this is when they explain the main hero that the change is actually a wish that their grandmother had...like a game..the first one to lose is the one that is discovered..the winner gets the chairmanship of both schools
FINAL EPISODE UPDATE: The anime is a colossal piece of shit. No actual ending. Nothing happens that actually makes it worthy to keep watching. I fucking skipped episodes 10 and 11 just to see the final one, and nothing changed. I wasn't missing anything. This is by far one of the most horrible series I have ever seen. You have to be blind to endure such atrocity. It's almost as bad as this piece of diarrhea. Seriously, I'd rather have my balls massaged with an Australian cactus rather than re-watching this Maria + Holic.

ps: I really hope this review answers your question, blur

4 comments:

blur said...

Lol! Glad to know I'm not the only one.

"At one point I was thinking...Is this gay??? To like the blond chick?? And the answer kept popping in my head: YES IT IS, GO KILL YOURSELF!!!"
This was EXACTLY what I had going on in my mind.

"skipped episodes 10 and 11 just to see the final one, and nothing changed. I wasn't missing anything"
Same here! Lol.

Cokematic said...

"FINAL EPISODE UPDATE: The anime is a colossal piece of shit. No actual ending. Nothing happens that actually makes it worthy to keep watching. I fucking skipped episodes 10 and 11 just to see the final one, and nothing changed...."

You obviously have not seen a SHAFT show before .. (or enough anime). This exactly why you either hate SHAFT or love them. There is no in-between!

Animenerdz said...

@blur yeah, you're not alone out there buddy..I can feel your pain ^^

@Cokematic actually I saw Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei and I think it's the same SHAFT...but I liked Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei because although as retarded as Maria+Holic it actually had something that kept pulling me towards another 25 minutes of pain and misery...maybe the animation

Sapphire Pyro said...

I'm not fond of yuri, so I almost dropped this show. I continued watching when I found out that Maria was a guy xD

It was so crazy and stupid, yes, but it's meant to be that way so I hadn't been strict on the story since it's meant to not make any sense in the first place. Hahahaha!!!

This may not be one of the most remarkable series out there, but I enjoyed the crack xD Haha!