Spring 2011 Anime Season Preview

Ok, spring preview. This is typically my soapbox to bitch about how it’s incredibly late, how putting it together is a pain in the ass, and how the new season is going to suck. But… hey, baseball has begun so might as well kick back and enjoy. Plus, the new season doesn’t look that bad.

Also, much thanks due to Scamp’s chart, ANN and AniDB for all info.

Baseball time
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Maria+Holic – Final Impressions

Maria+Holic had a lot going for it. A zany premise, excellent character designs, a maid to kill for, a ridiculously attractive trap, an ecchi yuri lead to tie it together, and SHAFT/Shinbo to give it that touch of zaniness that only they can do. All the pieces were in place for an all-time epic comedy.

Did they deliver?

Sort of. I definitely enjoyed the show through and through, but I thought they missed some opportunities by making this more Kanako’s show versus Mariya’s show.

Like too many other Matsurika/Mariya moments, this flashed by all too quickly

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Maria+Holic, episode 12 (END) – Oh, the brilliance!

So what’s the best way to end a show starring a nosebleeding, perverted yuri who enters an all-girl school to find the yuri love of her life (and ogle a school full of delicious Betties while she’s at it), and ends up rooming with the most beautiful girl on campus – except that she’s actually a he – and her equally beautiful and irresistible maid, with masochistic tendencies? A pool-centric episode? Every character in a bikini or swimsuit? A wardrobe malfunction? Yes, yes, and yes!

Maria+Holic, episode 11 – Oh Mariya, how I love thee

Woohoo for ggcaust continuing to sub the show. I think I read that it’s most of the gg TL team continuing, so you got the same style and quality. Slightly later release date, but that’s a tradeoff I can live with.

On the plus side, there was a lot more Mariya in this ep. I’m sorta bored with all the Kanako nosebleed stuff, but I can’t get enough of Mariya’s manipulativeness.


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Maria+Holic, episode 10 – The Matsurika flag has been triggered

GG is apparently taking a break for a while. As a thank you gift, they’ve left us with two versions of the latest episode of Maria+Holic. One in which Mariya plays a reverse trap 50-year old genius doctor with a vicodin addiction, and another in which Mariya is the moe, fanservice-friendly trap that we can’t deny our love for. If you’re interested in the moe, fanservice-friendly trap version, check here.

Maria+holic, episode 8 – It’s a cosplay party!

Remember what was supposed to happen from last week? I don’t either, and neither does Maria+Holic (something about Kanako’s birthday gift to Yuzuru?). But we’re moving onto bigger and better things. It’s the Virgin Mary Festival time, which to Kanako means all the hot young nubile girls get dressed up in angel gear and go around doing what angels do best. You know… yuri stuff.


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