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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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