List of Maria Holic episodes

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An anime adaptation of Maria Holic that was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and produced by Shaft aired in Japan from January 5, 2009 on Chiba TV to March 22, 2009.[1] The first episode of the anime was aired as a special broadcast on Animate TV starting December 26, 2008 to January 4, 2009 and on AT-X on December 30, 2008.[2] A second anime season produced by Shaft, Maria Holic: Alive, premiered on April 8, 2011 and aired until June 24, 2011.

Maria Holic[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
01 "A Flirtatious Kiss"
"Tawamure no Seppun" (戯れの接吻) 
January 4, 2009
Kanako Miyamae enrolls into the all-girls school, Ame no Kisaki. On the way to the Girls Dorm she meets a girl named Shidō Mariya with her maid, Shinōji Matsurika. However, Kanako later discovers that Mariya turns out to be a boy. With Kanako's knowledge of the fact that Mariya is a boy, the former roommate of Kanako (Ryūken Ishima) is replaced by none other than Mariya himself. 
02 "A Sweet Tinge"
"Kanbi na Uzuki" (甘美な疼き) 
January 11, 2009
It's the first day of school for Kanako. After a troublesome morning with her roommate Mariya, she goes to the class without having any breakfast. Afterward a welcome speech is held by Mariya and the school student council. 
03 "Masochistic Young Buds"
"Higyaku no Wakame" (被虐の若芽) 
January 18, 2009
Mariya lends Kanako his rosary which is of great value. Unfortunately, she leaves the rosary in the classroom. As she went back to get it, three girls, who are fans of Ryūken and are jealous of Kanako because she is on good terms with her, found it and threw it out of the window. Kanako runs outside to search for the lost rosary. On the same day, Ryūken tells her that she will protect her. 
04 "The Cost of Pleasure"
"Etsuraku no Daishō" (悦楽の代償) 
January 25, 2009
Ryūken held her promise and "protects" Kanako. She always stays beside her and attends classes together with her, although she is a class above Kanako. She even stays overnight at Kanako's room. But Ryūken's protection causes Kanako more pain than ease. A classmate of Kanako (Kiri) notices it and to help her, she tells Kanako that they are going out. 
05(A) "Forbidden Smell"
"Kindan no Nioi" (禁断の匂い) 
February 1, 2009
Kanako tries desperately to become friends with Kiri. Therefore she asks her Sachi for help. 
05(B) "A Young Girl's Secret"
"Otome no Himitsu" (乙女の秘蜜) 
February 1, 2009
The dorm mistress checks the rooms of the girls for forbidden items. Afterward, she piles them up on a table and judges how well an item was hidden. Amongst the things found, Kanako's bag, which has a live unidentified mysterious animal residing in it, is also there. She is then told to hide it again, and if she passes the supplementary test, she can then keep it. 
06 "Infirmary of Perversion"
"Tōsaku no Hokenshitsu" (倒錯の保健室) 
February 8, 2009
The physical examination will be held this afternoon. However, in spite of Mariya being a boy, he attends the examination and Kanako finds out what's behind Mariya's attendance at Ame no Kisaki. Shizu, Mariya's twin sister, makes her debut in the series. 
07 "The Suspicious Black Underwear"
"Giwaku no Kuro Shitagi" (疑惑の黒下着) 
February 15, 2009
Yuzuru notices that Kiri and Sachi are getting along very well. Because of that, she gets jealous and thinks that Sachi could become better friends with Kiri than she is with her. She starts to act strange towards Sachi and Kiri. It turns out that Sachi was helping Kiri to pick a birthday present for her. Afterward, all of them (together with Kanako, Masturika and Mariya) celebrate Yuzuru's birthday. 
08 "The Tainted Holy Mother, Part 1"
"Kegareta Seibo Zenpen" (穢された聖母·前編) 
February 22, 2009
The Virgin Mary Festival is going to be held. After Kanako was voted to be a member in the planning committee, she asks the student council president for advice because she doesn't know much about the festival. 
09 "The Tainted Holy Mother, Part 2"
"Kegareta Seibo Kōhen" (穢された聖母·後編)
March 1, 2009
"The End of a Fantasy"
"Mōsō no Hate ni" (妄想の果てに)

The Festival's preparations are almost ready and the festival is about to begin. It is also revealed how Ayari's (the student council president) and Mariya's relationship soured years ago. Kanako is told of the current seven mysteries of Ame no Kisaki. After asking her teacher, Kuma, about them she learns about the original six ones. She is also told that if she knows all seven, something terrifying will happen to her. After Mariya told her the seventh one, God appears. It is also revealed that Kanako was the cause of many of the seven mysteries around the school, due to her constant explosive nosebleeds.

10 "A Flat-Chested Error"
"Binyū no Ayamachi" (微乳の過ち)
March 8, 2009
"A Love Letter from Berlin"
"Berurin no Koibumi" (伯林の恋文)

Kanako has failed in several subjects in the mid-year examinations, so she has to take the supplementary exams. She decides then to study very hard. It turns out that before the exams Kanako was constantly distracted by Mariya, who decided to act like a roommate to Kanako for once and subsequently led to her failures. Thanks to Matsurika's sleep-hypnosis techniques, Kanako almost boycotts the exam and nearly fails again. However, she manages to pass all the exams. Yet, her troubles don't end as she's punished by God for not having passed the exams the first time round. Kiri is given a love letter by a man on a train. It turns out that the man is way older than she is and she has no interest in him. Kanako, Yuzuru and Sachi try their best to find a way to reject the man's advances. Matsurika helps solve the problem by chopping a "Rejected" seal on all of the documents and such the man has given Kiri, leading him to give up on her. However, the next day, Sachi happens to get a love letter from the same man.

11 "An Offering to God"
"Kami e no Kumotsu" (神への供物) 
March 15, 2009
A new character is introduced—Father Kanae. He seems to have a crush on Mariya (not knowing that Mariya's a boy) and Matsurika, although he is twenty-seven and a teacher there. Mariya later lies that Kanako's "elder brother" died of the "Tchaikovsky syndrome" in B-minor. He asks him to help Kanako because Kanae reminds Kanako of her brother. In actuality, Kanako hasn't got a brother. So Father Kanae tries his best to help her. Unfortunately Kanako is allergic to males and he inadvertently (and unknowingly) causes her great suffering. He later falls in love with Ayari as well. 
12 "A Swimming Competition Full of Pretty Girls: There Will Be Flying Tops"
"Bishōjo Darake no Suiei Taikai Porori mo Aru yo" (美少女だらけの水泳大会 ポロリもあるよ) 
March 22, 2009
It's finally summer and so the swimming sessions begins. Kanako is very excited because at the swimming lessons she can see all the girls in their swimsuits. But during the fact that she daydreams and father Kanae interrupting (even once being out for the whole day because of food poisoning by way of eating raw liver), she collapses very often and because of that has to stay in bed. But she can go to the pool after all before the summer break begins and there she tries to reveal the fact that Mariya is a boy. However, it is revealed that Mariya got his twin sister, Shizu, to take his place. 

Maria Holic: Alive[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
01 "The Forbidden Dorm"
"Kindan no Joshiryō" (禁断の女子寮) 
April 8, 2011[3]
Kanako hears the rumours about the first girl's dorm, which was abandoned due to the traps placed by Mihoshi no Mori students. Despite being dangerous, Kanako enters the dorm and starts facing the traps inside it. 
02 "Forbidden Game"
"Ikenai Asobi" (いけない遊び)
April 15, 2011[4]
"Secret Reception"
"Himitsu no Settai" (秘密の接待)
"The Reward of Shame"
"Shūchi no Hōshū" (羞恥の報酬)

It is raining and everyone is having some tea at Mariya and Kanako's room. To pass the time, everyone takes out their card games.

03 "Palpitation of Desire"
"Yokushin no wananaki" (欲心のわななき) 
April 22, 2011[4]
Kanako starts a diet and ends up not eating anything. At night, she bites Yonakuni as she was starving and God decides to judge her. 
04 "Imprisoned Maiden"
"Toraware no otome" (囚われの乙女) 
April 29, 2011[4]
It is Kanako's trial, and she is defended by Matsurika while Mariya is the prosecutor and God is the judge. Most of the characters come to testify. 
05 "Defiled Sisters"
"Kegasareta Shimai" (穢された姉妹)
May 6, 2011[4]
"Fingertip of Mischief"
"Itazura na Yubisaki" (悪戯な指先)

Kanako fails all subjects, and she gets imprisoned in a time cage for a week, but for her is a year. When she returns, she discovers all the fads that have started during the time she was imprisoned.

06 "Dokiwaku☆Misshon Sukūru☆Sukuranburu" (ドキワク☆ミッションすくーる☆すくらんぶる)  May 13, 2011[5]
Set in the week when Kanako was imprisoned, this episode tells how all the fads started. 
07 "Swimming Competition Full of Pretty Girls - Two"
"Shin Bishōjo-Darake no Suiei Taikai" (真・美少女だらけの水泳大会) 
May 20, 2011[5]
Set on the same day as the 12th episode of the first season, Kanako gets caught in one of Rindo's traps after the flying tops incident and has to apologize. 
08 "Stained Innocence"
"Kegasareta Junshin" (汚された純真) 
May 27, 2011[5]
It's Sachi's birthday and the school pulls out a big party at the church for her. Kanako is very excited and starts looking at an album with many pictures of Sachi, which is soon confiscated by Mariya. At the party, Kanako has the intention of giving her present to Sachi (an erotic lingerie set) but it also gets confiscated by Mariya. After Kanako runs away from the party, Mariya gives to Sachi Kanako's album, saying it was Kanako's present but she forgot it at her room. As a punishment for her nasty attitude, Kanako doesn't have the right to talk during the next episode. 
09 "Precocious Fiancé"
"Sōjuku no Kon'yaku-sha" (早熟の婚約者) 
June 3, 2011[5]
We meet Tota, a 10-year-old boy who is in love with Ryūken and acts as her fiancé. Kanako doesn't want to lose Ryūken, so she starts a beetle competition with him. 
10 "Holy Man's Scapegoat"
"Seishoku-sha no Ikenie" (聖職者の生贄)
June 10, 2011[5]
"Kinky Dreams' Banquet"
"Inmu no Utage" (淫夢の宴)
"Forbidden Relationship"
"Kinjirareta Kankei" (禁じられた関係)
"Summer Nape"
"Natsu no Unaji" (夏のうなじ)

Matsurika gives Kanako a rosary with a curse: it makes the holder see a young girl who doesn't let them sleep at nights. Trying to help her, father Kanae uses various methods to make her sleep, and at the end Kanako loses her consciousness. As a token of appreciation for his help, Mariya gives father Kanae the rosary. However, even if she can sleep now, Kanako misses the little girl, and tries to get back the rosary. At the end, God finds them in a dispute and takes the rosary, as it was the one she had when she was a child.

11 "Sister's Secret"
"Imōto no Himitsu" (妹の秘蜜) 
June 17, 2011[6]
Miki, Kanako's little sister, visits Ame no Kisaki. She met Mariya when she was in elementary school, and has been in love with her since then. She wants to date Mariya when she enters high school, but Kanako tells her she's a boy. Despite this, Miki promises to enter Ame no Kisaki when she's older and to date Mariya. 
12 "Kanako's Birthday"
"Kanako-san no Tanjō-bi" (かなこさんの誕生日) 
June 24, 2011[6]
It's August 31st, Kanako's birthday. Her classmates, Ryūken and the seniors, Shizu and father Kanae plan to make different parties for her, but at her birthday, she doesn't find anyone. Trying to run away from the expanding seaweed, she ends up at the church, where everyone has made a party for her. 


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