New Anime Brew: Maria the Virgin Witch

New Anime Brew: Maria the Virgin Witch

Maria the Virgin Witch Title Card

Show Index:

Other Names:

  • Maria the Virgin: Witch by Will, Maiden by Force
  • Junketsu no Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force
  • Maria: Sorcière de gré, pucelle de force

Date Released: January 11, 2015
Genre: Drama, Supernatural, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Historical Fiction
Age Range: 16+
Runtime: 12 episodes, 24 minutes
Original creator: Masayuki Ishikawa
– Other work from Masayuki Ishikawa:

  • Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture (series)

Director: Goro Taniguchi
– Other works from Goro Taniguchi:

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Original creator & Director of series)
  • S-CRY-ed (Director)

Script Written by: Hideyuki Kurata
– Other work from Hideyuki Kurata:

  • Battle Athletes Victory (Script for series)
  • Kamichu! (Original creator)
  • Magical Play (Script for series)
  • The World God Only Knows (Series composition for the whole series)

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
– Other Sound Directing from Jin Aketagawa:

  • AKB0048 (Series)
  • Anohana, The Flower We Saw That Day (Series)
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode (Series)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun (Series & Index movie)
  • Queen’s Blade (Series)
  • Shakugan no Shana (Series)
  • Milky Holmes (Series)
  • Zoids: ZERO(Bit Cloud Tournament) & Fuzors (not the other one)

Music: Masato Kōda
– Other musical works from Masato Kōda:

  • Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel
  • Magical Warfare

Productions: Bandai Visual, Kodansha, Junketsu no Maria Production Committee, Lantis, Production I.G, & Q-Tec
Other Media Chronology:

-Manga: Title: Maria the Virgin Witch. Written by: Masayuki Ishikawa. Published by: Kodansha. Magazine: Good! Afternoon. 2008. 3 volumes. Licensed by: Kodansha Comics USA.

-Manga: Title: Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition. Written by: Masayuki Ishikawa. Published by: Kodansha. Magazine: Good! Afternoon. 2014. 1 volume. Licensed by: Kodansha Comics USA.

Licensed by FUNimation Entertainment (or the streaming is for the meanwhile)

Beginning Story:

Maria the Virgin Witch previous painting

-Story Insight:

In France, Joan of Arc has been burned at the stake. The slaughter of The Hundred Years’ War is occurring between the French and invading Englishmen. All of the youths know in their lifetime is death, war, plague, and pillaging by the Englishmen or hired mercenaries. This war is about to affect a small French town until a youthful blonde beauty comes to light up her fireworks. Here enters Maria into the battle field!!! This perky pretty petite will be a perpetual Praline of purity as the punky princess of peril perfectly performs phases from old pages to put the fear and panic into the pungent predators of warfare. In other words, she uses succubi, incubi, hexes, and summonings to foil and scare the men away from battle. As she gets her quick victories, the Valkyries and mercenaries grow impatient as an ungodly imbalance occurs. Oh, what do you do with a girl named Maria?

Oh Maria

For this plot Archangel Michael, who forcefully summons her before him, sets godly judgment onto Maria. As for her punishment, he sets limitations onto her magical abilities. She mustn’t lose her virginity or perform magic in the eye of the public. He sends his heavenly spear Ezekiel to chaperone Maria’s misconduct. The Archangel uses Ezekiel as his eyes. While maintaining her virginity and pursuing her purpose of providing pharmaceuticals in answer to the pleas of her small village, what can Maria do against the pesky piety of the psycho perverse Catholic priests and the pub hopping lives of the ponderous mercenaries in their plights opposing the British or local villagers? Easy, do it anyway and don’t get caught.

Maria is soo not using her magic

Like duh, Maria is full of moxie as those archangel rules are just full of poxy.

Ezekiel is dizzyUhh, where is the magic coming from?

 

Characters:

A.)

Maria

Name: Maria
Age: Older-teen/young-adult virgin ah la sweet young thang
Gender:  Female
Personality: Virgin, full of moxie, kind, outspoken, and caring
Role: Virgin, Main character, heroine, “local heretic” according to the church, and Orphan finding her way
Arsenal: Virginity, magic, herbs, cauldron, two familiars, and her staff
VA:
Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Oreshura (T.V. Series) OP
  • Recently, my sister is unusual. (T.V. Series) OP
  • Squid Girl (T.V. Series) 1st OP

**Characters:

  • Aura: Koga Maryuin’s Last War (Movie) Shinako Kobato
  • Bodacious Space Pirates (T.V. Series) Grunhilde Serenity
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight (T.V. Series) Tōka Tōdō
  • The Everyday Tales of a Cat God (T.V. Series) Teonana Catl
  • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (T.V. Series) Amy
  • GATE (Series) Tuka Luna Marceau
  • Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne (Series) Asteria Lizamarie De Roschefall
  • Oreshura (T.V. Series) Himeka Akishin
  • Photo Kano (T.V. Series) Mai Sakura
  • Recently, my sister is unusual. (T.V. Series) Yukina Kiritani
  • Shiki (T.V. Series) Shihori Maeda
  • Squid Girl (Series) Ika Musume
  • The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura (T.V. Series) Haruka Kotoura
  • Wanna Be the Strongest in the World (T.V. Series) Moe Fukuoka
  • Yumekuri (OAV) Akino Mikogai

Alexis Tipton (English)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Haganai (Insert song from episode 6 “Shock Your Eyes”)
  • My Bride Is a Mermaid (Rika Shiguma’s insert song)
  • Rosario + Vampire (Series, Moka Akashiya’s insert song)

**Characters:

  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (T.V. Series) Haruka Nanase
  • B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time (T.V. Series) Yamada’s Eros Deity
  • Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts (Series) Mizuki Himeji
  • A Certain Magical Index (Series includes Railgun) Hyoka Kazakiri
  • Date A Live (Series) Kurumi Tokisaki/Nightmare
  • Ga-Rei-Zero (T.V. Series) Yomi Isayama
  • Haganai (Series) Rika Shiguma
  • Linebarrels of Iron (T.V. Series) Emi Kizaki
  • My Bride Is a Mermaid (T.V. Series) Sun Seto
  • Rosario + Vampire (Series) Moka Akashiya
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll (T.V. Series) Irori
  • Yurikuma Arashi (T.V. Series) Kureha Tsubaki

 

B.)

Artemis

Name:  Artemis
Age: Owl (a big hooter)
Gender: Female
Personality: Friendly, Succubus Familiar, and sort of motherly to Maria
Role: Supporting character, Maria’s first familiar, & keeping the belt lingerie in French fashion stylish
Arsenal: Lips, hips, and dem sexy tits. Also up her sleeve is her short sword and owl transformation.
VA:
Yōko Hikasa (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • K-ON! (Series) 1st OP, 1st & Movie ED, & many insert songs
  • Rio – Rainbow Gate! (T.V. Series) OP
  • Seitokai Yakuindomo (Series) OP
  • Z/X Ignition (Series) OP

**Characters:

  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (T.V. Series) Myuu Ōsawa
  • Bikini Warriors (T.V. Series) Fighter
  • Blade Dance of the Elementalers (T.V. Series) Restia Ashdoll
  • Bodacious Space Pirates (Series) Lynn Lambretta
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight (T.V. Series) Kanata Kitokuhara
  • Cuticle Detective Inaba (T.V. Series) Gabriella
  • Dog Days (Series) Brioche d’Arquien
  • Flowers of Evil (T.V. Series) Nanako Saeki
  • GATE (Series) Yao Ha Ducy
  • Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! (T.V. Series) Isna
  • Haganai NEXT (T.V. Series) Hinata Hidaka
  • Hal (Movie) Kurumi
  • If Her Flag Breaks (T.V. Series) Rin Eiyūzaki
  • Infinite Stratos (Series) Houki Shinonono
  • Is This a Zombie? (Series) Seraphim
  • K-ON! (Movie) Mio Akiyama
  • Little Witch Academia (Series) Diana Cavendish
  • Rio – Rainbow Gate! (T.V. Series) Linda
  • Seitokai Yakuindomo (Series) Shino Amakusa
  • Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (T.V. Series also include GX) Maria Cadenzavna Eve
  • Yurikuma Arashi (T.V. Series) Kaoru Harishima

Whitney Rodgers (English)
Other Roles:
**Characters:

  • Absolute Duo (T.V. Series) Tomoe Tachibana
  • D-Frag! (T.V. Series) Chitose Karasuyama
  • Haganai (Series) Sora & Yozora Mikazuki
  • Show By Rock!! (T.V. Series) Shibarin
  • Tokyo Ghoul (T.V. Series) Jiro

 

C.)

Priapos

Name: Priapos
Age: Owl (another big hooter with messy feathers on his head)
Gender: Male
Personality: Friendly, Incubus Familiar, and inexperienced because he has no penis due to Maria’s virgin knowledge
Role: Supporting character, Maria’s second familiar, & cooking
Arsenal: Cooking, a great personality, and tackling
Anti-Arsenal: In familiar form he has no penis. #virginsfailinganatomy
VA:
Mikako Komatsu (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Aoharu x Machinegun (T.V. Series) OP & ED
  • Sunday Without God (T.V. Series) ED
  • Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono: Spin-off Puru Purun Sharumu to Asobō (T.V. Series) OP & ED

**Characters:

  • Ajin (Series) Izumi Shimomura
  • Bodacious Space Pirates (T.V. Series) Marika Kato
  • Celestial Method (T.V. Series) Shione Togawa
  • The Garden of Words (Movie) Aizawa
  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti (T.V. Series) Shiina
  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (T.V. Series) Yume
  • Heroman (T.V. Seies) Joey
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis (T.V. Series) Alexandra Alshavin
  • Momokyun Sword (T.V. Series) Kaguya
  • Senki Zesshō Symphogear (Series) Kuriyo Andō
  • Sunday Without God (T.V. Series) Ulla Eulesse Hecmatika
  • Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono: Spin-off Puru Purun Sharumu to Asobō (T.V. Series) Hina Usami
  • Ushio & Tora (T.V. Series) Asako Nakamura
  • Wolf Girl & Black Prince (T.V. Series) Aki Tezuka

Jerry Jewell (English)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Desert Punk (T.V. Series) 1st ED
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (T.V. Series) ED
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (T.V. Series) 4th ED

**Characters:

  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (T.V. Series) Kyoya Hikami
  • AM Driver (T.V. Series) Taft Krema
  • Assassination Classroom (T.V. Series) Yuma Isogai
  • Baccano! (T.V. Series) Claire Stanfield
  • Black Blood Brothers (T.V. Series) Zelman Clock
  • Case Closed (Series) Jimmy Kudo & Phantom Thief Kid
  • Eden of the East (Series) Ryo Yuki
  • Evangelion: 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0 (Movies) Kaworu Nagisa
  • Haganai (Series) Kodaka Hasegawa & Taka
  • Kiddy Grade (T.V. Series) Max
  • Kodocha (T.V. Series) Akito Hayama
  • Linebarrels of Iron (T.V. Series) Makoto Doumyoji
  • Sekirei (Series) Izumi Higa
  • Shiki (T.V. Series) Natsuno Yuki

 

D.)

Ezekiel

Name: Ezekiel
Age: Angel’s Spear
Gender: Female
Personality: Bossy, childish, stubborn, and caring
Role: Archangel Michael’s watcher and weapon, supporting character, an angel familiar
Arsenal: Sass, personality, and transforms into a dove and also a spear
VA:
Kana Hanazawa (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Haganai NEXT (T.V. Series) OP & ED
  • Morita-san wa Mukuchi (OAV) OP
  • Tonari no Seki-kun (T.V. Series) OP
  • Yutori-chan (ONA) OP

**Characters:

  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (T.V. Series) Kuzuha Dōmoto
  • Aura: Koga Maryuin’s Last War (Movie) Ryōko Satō
  • B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time (T.V. Series) Mayu Miyano
  • Bodacious Space Pirates (Series) Chiaki Kurihara
  • Cat Planet Cuties (T.V. Series) Aoi Futaba
  • Coppelion (T.V. Series) Aoi Fukasaku
  • Haganai (Series) Kobato Hasegawa
  • Infinite Stratos (Series) Charles Dunois
  • Kamisama Dolls (T.V. Series) Mahiru Hyūga
  • Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (T.V. Series) Hakua Suzushiro & Zange
  • Kemeko Deluxe! (T.V. Series) Riko At Androids
  • Maid Sama! (T.V. Series) Sakura Hanazono
  • Morita-san wa Mukuchi (Series) Mayu Morita
  • No-Rin (T.V. Series) Minori Nakazawa
  • Teekyū (Series) Marimo Bandō
  • Tonari no Seki-kun (T.V. Series) Rumi Yokoi
  • Unlimited Fafnir (T.V. Series) Firill Crest
  • Ushio & Tora (T.V. Series) Jie Mei
  • Wake Up, Girls! (T.V. Series) Anna
  • Wanna Be the Strongest in the World (T.V. Series) Juri Sanada
  • WATAMOTE (Series) Yū Naruse

Leah Clark (English)
Other Roles:
**Theme Song:

  • Negima!? (T.V. Series) OP

**Characters:

  • AM Driver (T.V. Series) Julie Frum
  • Aria the Scarlet Ammo (T.V. Series) Aria H. Kanzaki
  • Assassination Classroom (T.V. Series) Yukiko Kanzaki
  • Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts (Series) Minami Shimada
  • Black Blood Brothers (Series) Alice & Kotaru Mochizuki
  • Date A Live (Series) Mai Hazakura
  • Eden of the East (Series) Saki Morimi
  • Ga-Rei-Zero (T.V. Series) Kagura Tsuchimiya
  • Negima (Series) Nodoka Miyazaki
  • Peach Girl (T.V. Series) Kako & Yoko
  • Princess Jellyfish (T.V. Series) Jiji
  • The Rolling Girls (T.V. Series) Chiaya Misono
  • Save Me! Lollipop (T.V. Series) Youka
  • Wanna Be the Strongest in the World (T.V. Series) Misaki Toyoda

 

E.)

Joseph

Name: Joseph
Age: Same as Maria’s age
Gender: Male
Personality: Fellow virgin, responsible, and a worry wart
Role: Virgin love interest ooo kissy kissy, supporting character, developing character
Arsenal: Town messenger, novice solder, and common weapons
VA:
Kensho Ono (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Luck & Logic (T.V. Series) OP
  • Samurai Jam Bakumatsu Rock (T.V. Series) ED
  • STARMYU (T.V. Series) ED

**Characters:

  • Ghost Hound (T.V. Series) Tarō Komori
  • Gingitsune (T.V. Series) Satoru Kamio
  • Kuroko’s Basketball (Series) Tetsuya Kuroko
  • Legend of the Millennium Dragon (Movie) Jun Tendō
  • Luck & Logic (T.V. Series) Yoshichika Tsurugi
  • Samurai Jam Bakumatsu Rock (T.V. Series) Sōji Okita
  • STARMYU (T.V. Series) Tōru Nayuki
  • Submarine 707R (OAV) Kenji Minahaya

Austin Tindle (English)
Other Roles:
**Characters:

  • Assassination Classroom (T.V. Series) Karma Akabane
  • Ben-To (T.V. Series) You Satou
  • A Certain Magical Index (Series and Railgun S) Accelerator
  • D-Frag! (T.V. Series) Kenji Kazama
  • Dragonar Academy (T.V. Series) Raymond Kirkland
  • Guilty Crown (T.V. Series) Shu Ouma
  • High School DxD BorN (T.V. Series & New) Vali Lucifer
  • Is This a Zombie? (Series) Ayumu Aikawa
  • No-Rin (T.V. Series) Kousaku Hata
  • Ping Pong (T.V. Series) Kimura
  • Tokyo Ghoul (Series) Ken Kaneki
  • We Without Wings Under the Innocent Sky (T.V. Series) Kazuma Morisato

 

F.)

Anne

Name: Anne
Age: Pre-teen
Gender: Female
Personality: Caring, curious, and outspoken
Role: Supporting character, shows the audience how the small village really feels about the ever loveable French sweetie Marie, and makes sure that grandma Martha gets her medicine.
Arsenal: Cuteness
VA:
Ai Kakuma  (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Blade Dance of the Elementalers (T.V. Series) ED
  • Dog & Scissors (T.V. Series) OP
  • Genshiken: Second Generation (T.V. Series) ED

**Characters:

  • Age 12 (OAV) Hanabi Ayase
  • (The) Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (T.V. Series) Julis-Alexia von Riessfelt
  • Bikini Warriors (T.V. Series) Mage
  • Blade Dance of the Elementalers (T.V. Series) Terminus Est
  • Dog & Scissors (T.V. Series) Hami Oosawa
  • Dragonar Academy (T.V. Series) Primrose Shelly
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (T.V. Series) Mayumi Kurase
  • Genshiken: Second Generation (T.V. Series) Kenjiro Hato
  • If Her Flag Breaks (T.V. Series) Hakua Berserker Bladefield
  • Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene (Movie) Nene
  • Mikagura School Suite (T.V. Series) Asuhi Imizu

Lara Woodhull (English)
Other Roles:
**Characters:

  • B Gata H Kei Yamada’s First Time (T.V. Series) Mami Misato
  • Cat Planet Cuties (Series) Melwin
  • A Certain Magical Index (Series, Index as well) Maika Tsuchimikado
  • Code:Breaker (Series) Ryo
  • Dragonar Academy (T.V. Series) Eco
  • Mikagura School Suite (T.V. Series) Himi Yasaka
  • Princess Jellyfish (T.V. Series) Clara
  • Tokyo Ghoul (Series) Hinami Fueguchi
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll (T.V. Series) Komurasaki
  • We Without Wings Under the Innocent Sky (T.V. Series) Alice

 

G.)

Archangel Michael

Name: Archangel Michael
Age: Dead Saint
Gender: Male
Personality: Enforcing the balance, STRICT, to-the-point, almighty, and a Mr-bossy-boots
Role: Bad guy, enforcing the balance, kill joy to the witches, and judge for god’s damning
Arsenal: God damning, psychic abilities, angelic equipment, and Ezekiel
VA:
Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • El-Hazard: The Wanderers (T.V. Series) ED
  • Golden Boy (OAV) ED
  • Happy Lesson (OAV) ED
  • Otaku no Video (OAV) ED

**Characters:

  • Air (Series) Uraha
  • Alice in Cyberland (OAV) Rucia
  • Angelic Layer (T.V. Series) Shuko Suzuhara
  • Argento Soma (T.V. Series) Guinevere Green
  • Baka and Test Summon the Beasts (Series) Akira Yoshii
  • Battle Skipper (OAV) Reika Ayanokouji
  • Cat Planet Cuties (Series) Kuune
  • Chobits (Series) Chitose Hibiya
  • D4 Princess (T.V. Series) Ruridou Doria
  • DearS (T.V. Series) Mitsuka Yoshimine-sensei
  • El Hazard – The Magnificent World (Series) Rune Venus
  • Golden Boy (OAV) Ayuko & Employee A
  • Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! (T.V. Series) Emu Shindō
  • Good Luck Girl! (T.V. Series) Yamabuki
  • Hand Maid May (T.V. Series) Cyberdoll Mami
  • Happy Lesson (Series) Yayoi Sanzein
  • Kiddy Grade (T.V. Series) Alv Jenever
  • Lucky Star (Series) Miki Hiiragi
  • Oh My Goddess! (Series) Belldandy
  • Otaku no Video (OAV) Misty May & Ueno Yoshiko
  • Petite Princess Yucie (T.V. Series) Ercell
  • Pretear (T.V. series) Natsue Awayuki
  • Princess Minerva (OAV) Blue Morris Rui Elmitage
  • Ranma ½ (OAV) Kasumi Tendo
  • Yumeria (T.V. Series) Nanase Senjyou/Silk

Caitlin Glass (English)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Burst Angel (Series) ED
  • Negima!? (T.V, series) ED
  • School Rumble: 2nd Semester (T.V. Series) ED

**Characters:

  • Absolute Duo (T.V. Series) Lilith Bristol
  • AM Driver (T.V. Series) Sera May
  • Baccano! (T.V. Series) Miria Harvent
  • Bamboo Blade (T.V. Series) Rin Suzuki
  • Ben-To (T.V. Series) Kiku Matsuba
  • Burst Angel (T.V. Series) Takane
  • D-Frag! (T.V. Series) Minami Ohsawa
  • Date A Live (Series) Ryōko Kusakabe
  • Evangelion: 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0 (Movie) Maya Ibuki
  • Freezing (Series) Satellizer el Bridget
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (T.V. Series) Sara Rockbell & Winry Rockbell
  • Is This a Zombie? (Series) Saras
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis (T.V. Series) Eleonora “Elen” Viltaria
  • Mikagura School Suite (T.V. Series) Rumina Rikyū
  • Negima (Series) Chachamaru Karakuri & Chisame Hasegawa
  • No-Rin (T.V. Series) Wakadanna
  • Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions (T.V. Series) Otohime Ryugu
  • Show By Rock!! (T.V. Series) Retoree
  • Yurikuma Arashi (T.V. Series) Mitsuko Yurizono

 

H.)

Chris Bernard

Name: Bernard
Age: Mid to late 20’s
Gender: Male
Personality: Cunning, manipulating, salty, and might have eaten too much of the rotting apple butter at the monastery if you get what I mean.
Role: Bad guy, show audiences how the good of the church really works, and town influence
Arsenal: Diplomacy, uncle, and status
VA:
Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san (T.V. Series) OP
  • Vie Durant (ONA) OP
  • Zakuro (T.V. Series) ED

**Characters:

  • Absolute Duo (T.V. Series) K
  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (T.V. Series) Kyōya Hikami
  • Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Series) Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki
  • Black Blood Brothers (T.V. Series) Jirou Mochizuk
  • Black Cat (T.V. Series) Jenos Hazard
  • C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility (T.V. Series) Masakaki
  • Chaika – The Coffin Princess (Series) Shin Acura
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Series) Suzaku Kururugi
  • Dog & Scissors (T.V. Series) Kazuhito Harumi
  • Dog Days (Series) Framboise Charley
  • The Familiar of Zero (Series) Guiche
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Movie) Cloud Strife
  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san (T.V. Series) Inugami
  • Log Horizon (Series) Crusty
  • Polar Bear’s Café (T.V. Series) Polar Bear
  • Pretear (T.V. Series) Sasame
  • Prince of Stride Alternative (T.V. Series) Tomoe Yagami
  • Princess Tutu (T.V. Series) Fakir
  • Tokyo Ghoul (Series) Uta
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll (T.V. Series) Shin
  • Vie Durant (ONA) Di
  • Wolf Girl & Black Prince (T.V. Series) Kyōya Sata
  • Zakuro (T.V. Sseries) Kei Agemaki
  • Zatch Bell (T.V. Series) Kiyomaro Takamine
  • Zoids/ZERO (T.V. Sseries) Bit Cloud

Sonny Strait (English)
Other Roles:
**Characters:

  • Assassination Classroom (T.V. Series) Koro Sensei
  • C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility (T.V. Series) Takedazaki
  • Cat Planet Cuties (Series) Yūichi Miyagi
  • Dragon Ball (Series) General Blue & Teen Krillin
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (Series) Maes Hughes
  • Lupin III (Series as long as it’s Funimation released) Arsene Lupin III
  • One Piece (Series, Funimation) Usopp
  • Show By Rock!! (T.V. Series) Maple Arisugawa
  • World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman (T.V. Series) Taro Tanaka

 

I.)

Garfa

Name: Garfa
Age: Mid 20’s
Gender: Male
Personality: Goal oriented, cunning, and drunken slug
Role: Supporting character, mercenary who wants to become a knight, Joseph’s best new friend
Arsenal: Weapons from the Hundred Years’ War and liquor
VA:
Yuuki Ono  (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Prince of Stride Alternative (T.V. Series) ED
  • You and Me. (T.V. Series) Insert Song

**Characters:

  • Arata The Legend (T.V. Series) Kannagi
  • Daily Lives of High School Boys (T.V. Series) Karasawa
  • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (T.V. Series) Cugel
  • Gingitsune (T.V. Series) Taisuke Kinugawa
  • Good Luck Girl! (T.V. Series) Urashimanoko Mizunoe
  • Hamatora (T.V. Series) Moral
  • High Score (T.V. Series) as Reiji Fujiwara
  • Hybrid Child (OAV) Kuroda
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (T.V. Series) Jōsuke Higashikata
  • Ryo (Movie) Nakamura Hanjirō
  • Saint October (T.V. Series) Joshua
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll (T.V. Series) Magnus
  • You and Me. (Series) Kaname Tsukahara

Chris Rager (English)
Other Roles:
**Characters:

  • Absolute Duo (T.V. Series) Grave Phantom
  • Assassination Classroom (T.V. Series) Gakuhō Asano
  • Baki the Grappler (T.V. Series) Yuri
  • Ben-To (T.V. Series) Tadaaki Endo
  • Dragon Ball (Series, Funimation Dub) Hurcule & many other background characters
  • One Piece (Series, Funimation Dub) Arlong & many other background characters
  • Toriko (Series) Grinpatch

J.)

Lolotte

Name: Lolotte
Age: Mid 20’s
Gender: Female
Personality: Cheerful, merchant-like, and Single French Lady
Role: Camp follower, looter, Garfa’s partner
Arsenal: Sass, loot, and body
VA:
Sachiko Kojima (Japanese)
Other Roles:
**Theme Songs:

  • Bamboo Blade (T.V. Series) OP & ED
  • Guardian Ninja Mamoru (T.V. Series) ED

**Characters:

  • AKB0048 (Series) Mikako Minamino
  • Baki the Grappler (Series) Kozue
  • Bamboo Blade (T.V. Series) Sayako Kuwahara
  • Emily of New Moon (T.V. Series) Ilse Burnley
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Series) Susie Q Joestar
  • Lemon Angel Project (T.V. Series) Keiko Orina
  • Papillon Rose (OAV) Anne
  • Tweeny Witches (Series) Arusu

Alex Moore (English)
Other Roles:
**Characters:

  • Absolute Duo (T.V. Series) Sarah
  • Date A Live (Series) Narrator
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! (T.V. Series) Suzuno Kamazuki
  • Fairy Tail (Series) Flare Corona
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis (T.V. Series) Limalisha
  • Red Data Girl (T.V. Series) Misa Koshikawa
  • Seraph of the End (Series) Mitsuba Sangū
  • Sky Wizards Academy (T.V. Series) Freon Flamel

 

Production quality:

-Animation:

I really enjoyed the animation. It was eye catching, fits the setting and story book ascetic, and with how it’s drawn I can see the people being native to Europe. No animation flaws upon my many viewings of this show. When some scene is in front of an angelic power or being from old, the presence is known and the different lighting or stylizing does signify a higher power without it feeling cliché.

Animation Rating: 3.75/5 (B)Maria and Joseph paraore date

-Sound:

From what I can hear, the sound effects were spot on, and the magic using has a bit of whimsy. When swords were clashed, the appropriate sound effect would occur. The opening and its song ‘Philosophy of Dear World’ by ZAQ is hypnotic and properly jingles the show’s adventure, tone, and energizes the viewer. I get that ‘Watashi wa’ is essentially in english ‘I’ and a sentence particle, but how ZAQ sings it in the open sounds like they are saying with my English speaking ears “Fantasy wa”. The ending and its song ‘ailes’ by TRUE provides a cool down tone after the episode ends. Artemis and Priapos as owls sway metronome-like and interact with Ezekiel as a dove giving the ending a hypnotic effect while endearing pictures of Maria and Joseph provide a warm effect even if it’s cold outside. The ending song by TRUE makes me think a choir of nuns gathered to sing a pop song. Also, I have no qualms from either the Japanese or the English dub.

Sound Rating: 3.75/5(B).

Garfa Yell

Overall Production Rating = 3.75/5 (B)

Middle Ages Bonne and Claide
Watch out they have an arm canon!!!

Pros, Cons, and Other Thoughts:

-Pros:

  • The warfare has many tactical elements not normally seen in anime
  • It delivers a story and knows when to be funny, fun, or serious
  • The show knows how to leave the viewer wanting more
  • simal dubbed

-Cons:

  • When a scene goes wrong it can get dark (ok)/super-serious (ok)/Surprise-one-sex-scene-that-only-shows-sides-and-hips (Catholics, my eyes!!!)
  • Even when it’s simal casted it’s not sooner released onto hard disc, ERRR
  • Some characters aren’t in the manga
  • I can’t fathom why a sequel manga can happen when the story in the anime is very much ties everything in a knot

-Other Thoughts:

Let’s get this out of the way; the weapon combat is probably more realistic and tactical for the time period portrayed. Using the shield as a sub-weapon, taking advantage of the sword’s hilt to gain advantage of a clash, taking advantage of a garb to either disarm or gain the advantage, and so much more. I’m not an expert in Middle Age combat, but it’s obvious that Masayuki Ishikawa has done his research. The only piece of tech I’m not sure was prototyped or fiction is a prosthetic arm. If it’s designed or inspired by Götz von Berlichingen’s design.

Maria other weapons

Wow this show impressed me. It managed to hook my attention and I couldn’t stop watching. Watching the show one episode per week should be a crime.

Maria's typical Tuesday evening

The story starts off when Anne and her mother, Bonne, arrive at Maria’s cottage in order to obtain medicine for Anne’s grandmother, Martha.  As the mother and child enter the cottage, the two are afraid of Maria because of her fearsome disguise. Maria gives them the medicine along with instructions. Suddenly something swoops in from the window and crashes. Maria’s first familiar, Artemis, transforms from owl form to Succubus and turns on the lights. Next she takes off Maria’s costume which makes Anne gush at how cute Maria really is.

Maria's foiled

The mother and child leave happily from the cottage. Maria fusses at Artemis for ruining her act as Artemis fusses as it wasn’t necessary at all. The conversation end with the succubus being tired from last night’s information gathering as she complains about how her jaw is sore. Maria is puzzled as to the succubus’s jaw is sore. Oh that Maria is SUCH a virgin.

Maria's Virgin Blush

Now let’s go through the characters’ challenges without spoiling the show. Joseph is ever kind and thoughtful. His development gets suspenseful at times and even more so towards the end. Garfa is best compared to Griffith from ‘Berserk’. The addition of Lolotte to better demo-straight what woman historically did during the Middle Ages as well as mess with Garfa. He is a mercenary who wants to become a knight and he becomes friends with Joseph. Bernard can be seen as Disney’s Frollo character from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in his constant obsessing over a rebel; he gets emotionally aroused by the challenge of freeform thought and intellect and finds Maria very similar to the Virgin Mary. Archangel Michael looks so similar to Clare from ‘Claymore’ that I’m questioning if and when he turned into an archangel that he maintained his manhood. This Archangel does provide quite the fatal threat for Maria.

Archangel Michael witch hunts Maria

A witch’s familiar is generally a spirit or animal guide that serves the witch for what deeds must be carried out. In this show a witch chooses an animal from which the envisioned familiar is created. Sadly for Priapos, he doesn’t have a poking popping penis which provides particular positions of female or Greek love pleasing perversions which is the purpose of being an incubus. This pisses off Vis, a fellow witch from England who wanted some Priapos man meat, all because Maria keeps pure thoughts.

How Maria angers her witch friend Viv

This is the second time I’ve watched a simal dub, and it’s not bad. I also watched the sub as well and like I mentioned before I have no problems with either. What angers me is that Funimation hasn’t released or at least announced a release of the home hard disc. I get that there is a time issue upon releases in each country, but don’t leave everyone in the dark. Then again where is the release of both Finale movies for Heaven’s Lost Property and Date-A-Live? Good or bad, at least complete what you’ve started.

I have not read the manga but one difference that’s been pointed out in circles is that some characters are added in the anime. I can’t say if it’s a good or bad change because I don’t know what the atmosphere or events of the manga provides. One question I’ve left to ask myself is how is there a sequel manga? The events of the anime tied everything together in its conclusion. Wait, what’s this spoiler edited Amazon summary say?

Maria and her friends are back in a collection of stories that offer a glimpse into their past, present, and future. From Viv’s journey to France, to a day in the life of Maria and her owl companions, and even a brief peek at an event, Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition allows fans of the series to enjoy their favorite characters once more with new and untold stories.”

Ooo, maybe I’ll get the story of how Maria got her staff. I know what manga I’m buying next.

*Pro’s, Con’s, and Other Thoughts Rating: 3.7/5 (B)

Priapos pleas for a penus“Mistress, I need a penis for my tasks at hand,” Priapos pleas.

Pace:

-Was there meaningful action in the episodes?

Watching each episode is like a hand full of pop corn. To answer the question, yes, I must have more!!!

-Did the actions and situations occur at a tempo natural to the genre?

Yes, just like it was told from a great story teller. I must watch the next episode to know what happens next!!!

-Did the resolution of each situation affect the flow of the episodes?

Many events start to happen; some events begin to unfold or about to develop after another one problem is concluded. Well… I finished the show. That was a very satisfying ending to this series.

Pace Overall Rating: 4/5 (B)

Political issues in Middle Ages FranceAlright Porky this is for creating that eye sore at the river.

Overall ratings:

  • Plot: 3.8/5 (B) This show has a plot.
  • Performance: 3.6/5 (B) Yes.
  • Pace: 4/5 (B) Wow, go horsey go.
  • Characters: 3.7/5 (B) They grow on you.
  • Production Quality: 3.75/5 (B) Animation: Smooth, story book, and pretty colors. Sound: En guard!!!
  • Pro’s, Con’s, and other thoughts: 3.7/5 (B) I found this Middle Age historical fantasy to be enjoyable.
  • Overall total: 3.76/5 (B) Go watch this.

Note: Due to my own belief and further defining anime as a pop art, no rating will ever receive a 0, 1, or 5 (a Z, F, or A in my book). For this reason is that times will change as opinions. Anything can be far greater or worse than before. That’s just human triumph and error.

Maria the Virgin Witch opening image

What was needed?

  • A USA release of the anime
  • Somehow shown on Toonami
  • Me to read the manga

Ooo, Maria's first dateIt’s been 5 hours of gulps and shivers.

Demographic:
+16 Senin because of

  • Violence
  • Sex
  • Rape
  • Religion points of view
  • Adult situations
  • Harsh situations
  • Ecchicness

Maria's lewdnessThis is too much of a lewd jester someone call the PTA.

Similars:

  • Berserk (tonality and some Griffith plot lines)
  • Claymore (tonality)
  • The Rose of Versatile (France)

The French Army

Misc: Questions from Jimmy the Reader

Maria's determination

Jimmy: Does is Virginity matter?

Me: You can take this of any three ways. The viewer could relate this to the Bible with the Virgin Mary and Joseph. Typically with the virginity limitation it’s used for holy magic or the use of magic for certain settings. This series is geared to initially sell to the Japanese Junior High to High School age.

Maria's uhh face

Jimmy: Why are the assassins attacking the villages that their dukes pay them to protect?

Me: Maria is stopping the paid soldiers from fighting. They get paid a sum of money and are allowed to loot, plunder, and ransom from the enemy, The British, which provides them a better means to live and arm themselves. With no way to feed the tiger, they are more like to no eat the hand.

Joseph the silly French Man

Jimmy: What’s a Cernunnos?

Me: It’s a Celtic god with horns. Its other name is Herne the Hunter and is on the Pillar of the Boatmen. This Pillar is from a Gallo-Roman monument that dates back to the 1st decade. The Pillar is now located in Musée National du Moyen Age in Paris. Nothing is truly known of its origin but in Wiccan it is speculated that he is a god of the season in a year with the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Another name in Wiccan is Kernunno. I’m not Wiccan, so I offer my apologies if I’m really off.

Maria's  Cernunnos

Jimmy: What’s with the alliteration?

Me: I’m working on my vocabulary and to change up how some of these reviews read.

Maria and Joseph river veiw


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