The eight-year running cross-dressing manga of Minari Endou (Hatenkou Yuugi, Kuroinu O’clock) named ‘Maria Holic‘ will end on the January issue of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine on November 27.
Announcement on the magazine:
The 14th and final compiled book volume of Maria Holic will be published by Media Factory on January 23, 2015. The volume will be a special commemorative edition that includes a booklet of illustrations by special guest artists. An art book called, Maria Holic Gashuu (Maria Holic Art Collection), will also be released. More details will be revealed soon on the magazine’s official blog.
Maria Holic was first released on a Japanese seinen manga magazine, Monthly Comic Alive, in 2006. Tokyopop licensed the beginning of the manga in North America. The compiled book volumes of Maria Holic were released on the following dates: (Japanese then English release)
- Volume 1 – February 23, 2007 | September 1, 2009
- Volume 2 – November 22, 2007 | November 23, 2009
- Volume 3 – July 23, 2008 | March 2, 2010
- Volume 4 – December 12, 2008 | June 29, 2010
- Volume 5 – October 23, 2009 | November 9, 2010
- Volume 6 – February 23, 2010 | February 3, 2011
- Volume 7 – October 23, 2010 | TBA
- Volume 8 – March 23, 2011 | TBA
- Volume 9 – February 23, 2012 | TBA
- Volume 10 – November 22, 2012 | TBA
- Volume 11 – February 23, 2013 | TBA
- Volume 12 – September 21, 2013 | TBA
- Volume 13 – January 24, 2014 | TBA
Volume covers of the manga series:
The manga series were adapted into two twelve-episode anime series, Maria Holic and Maria Holic Alive. It was produced by studio Shaft (Nisekoi, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) and was licensed by Sentai Filmworks. The first season premiered on January 4, 2009 while the second season premiered on April 8, 2011. Maria Holic also has a Drama CD that was released July 25, 2008 and was produced by Frontier Works.
Synopsis of Maria Holic from MAL:
The story centers on a sophomore named Kanako who enrolls in all-girls school because she has a phobia of men and wants find her destined yuri partner. She meets a captivating freshman named Mariya who fits her criteria—except her seemingly ideal mate happens to be a cross-dressing sadistic boy.
Source – ANN
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