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YMMV: Maria†Holic
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Even people who like this admit the premise sounds deeply uncomfortable. Mentioning it in Yuri Genre circles is considered outright trolling.
  • Base Breaker: Both Mariya and Kanako. The first one is either an hilarious troll who lives at the other side of the line or an horrible monster who should be castrated and murdered. The second is either a poor little woobie who is hit with lots of underserved misfortune, or a complete moron who never learns how to not bring said misfortune on herself.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Anything that Mariya does to Kanako, which comes off as incredibly sexist and needlessly cruel.
  • Ear Worm: The ending theme.
  • Love It or Hate It: Because of the premise, people either love the show for its comedic writing and for satirizing the Yuri Genre, or hate it for it's sexist, mean spirited premise and its main characters.
  • Memetic Mutation: That one scene from the OP, where Mariya rips open Matsurika's top. It has been re-done/photoshopped with countless other fandoms. Ditto the shot of Mariya playing Matsurika like a guitar.
  • The Scrappy: Both Kanako AND Mariya have some hatedom from both sides (the former for being a bit of pervert, and a later being a sadistic misogynist crossdresser who manages to fool everyone in an all-girls Catholic high school).
  • Suspiciously Similar Song — One of "The Final Countdown" plays during some shocking moments.
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs — It's pretty much Marimite on crack and acid, except for the small detail of being intentionally alienating to the Yuri Genre audience.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Mariya not only physically and emotionally abuses Kanako for having found out his secret, but he also threatens to rape and/or burn her to death several times. And we're supposed to find either his actual abuse or his threats of abuse/rape/death funny? Specially after poor Kanako runs away crying to the Virgin Mary and wondering what did she do to deserve it? Kanako is quite the pervert and a Butt Monkey, but no one deserves such shit.
  • The Woobie: Kanako. Especially when the abuse and misfortune she suffers goes too far.

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