YMMV / Maria†Holic

  • Americans Hate Tingle: While the manga was never a smash hit in Japan, it was deeply unpopular in North America, to the point where the translated version was unceremoniously dropped after only a few volumes, presumably due to dismal sales.
    • While it's somewhat still true, not only did both seasons of the anime ended up getting re-released with an English dub ,but another company began translating the series again...even including an ominous format!
  • 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-Breaking Character: Both Mariya and Kanako. The first one is either a hilarious troll who lives at the other side of the line or a 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.
  • 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 its 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 the latter being a sadistic 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.
  • The Woobie: Kanako. Especially when the abuse and misfortune she suffers goes too far.