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Maria-sama ga miteru

Posted on: April 28, 2008

i realize something about myself recently. i realize that i enjoy anime most when it pays attention deeply to characterization. forget about sword and sorcery, mindless slapstick comedy and the usual harem plots that is unrealistically forgettable.

the anime that gets the most praise would be those with strong developed characters which we can all relate to. that is Maria-sama ga miteru or translate it as Maria Watches Over Us. first off, it’s a yuri anime so it’s oriented to the girl crowd. however, the story is so rich that guys should not pass it up at all.

here’s a quick guise of the show, taken from it’s wiki:

Maria-sama ga Miteru’s story revolves around the students of the Lillian Catholic school for girls, and can be considered character-driven, focusing on interactions between the characters rather than any sort of ongoing plot or goal to attain. At Lillian Girls’ School, there is a tradition known as the sœur system (sœur being French for “sister”), in which a second, or third-year student, the grande sœur (“big sister”), will give her rosary to a junior student, the petite sœur (“little sister”), and promise to look after them and guide them.

the story centers more on the relationships between members of the Yamayurikai (student council) which consist of three offices name after roses, Rose Foetida, Rose Gigantea and Rose Chinensis. the ones who holds these positions are usually senior members elected by the students. each Rose may take a junior member under their wing. basically these student council members are representatives of the school and are idolized.

watching Maria-sama ga miteru puts me in a relax, often peaceful mood. it’s like sipping a hot cup of chocolate on a rainy day, listening to the pitter-patter of rain drops outside. any worries i might have become trivialities. it sort of feels like that.

the story is sweet, subtle…perfect. there is absolutely no evil in this show. all is good. you won’t ever get angry or upset from watching this. the show flows so naturally that you’ll end up smiling more often than not. and i’m enjoying this immensely.

simply put, this anime is just very elegant, pure and beautiful.

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6 Responses to "Maria-sama ga miteru"

is this good? looks a bit like kanon. the pictures look serene. =)

yes it’s very serene. u wan o not? =)

recommended?
good?
how many episodes?
my finals is in 3 weeks time :P

there’s 13 episodes for 1st season, 13 for 2nd season, 5 OVA’s for 3rd season and the 4th season is not out yet.

it’s a very prim and proper, feel good kind of anime. very unique.

13+13+5=31 episodes
correct?
i’m doing my assignment which has a lot of plus plus equal equal.

i like feel good kind of anime.
remember NANA?
that one got me crying like a baby!
kanon got crying too but not so bad.
ashiteruze baby didnt cry. =P

maria-sama shouldn’t cry la, probably will just leave you feeling elated.

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