The Best Episodes of Maria Holic
The story centers on a sophomore named Kanako who enrolls in all-girls school because she has a phobia of men and wants to 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.
#1 - Playing the Immoral Game / Secret Reception / The Reward of Shame
Season 2 - Episode 2
It is raining and everyone is having some tea at Mariya and Kanako's room. To pass the time, everyone takes out their card games.
#2 - Imprisoned Maiden
Season 2 - Episode 4
It is Kanako's trial, and she is defended by Matsurika while Mariya is the prosecutor and God is the judge. Most of the characters come to testify.
#3 - Greed's Tremor
Season 2 - Episode 3
Kanako starts a diet and ends up not eating anything. At night, she bites Yonakuni as she was starving and God decides to judge her.
#4 - A Swimming Meet Full of Pretty Girls, and There will be Nip-slips too
Season 1 - Episode 12
It's finally summer and so the swimming sessions begins. Kanako is very excited because at the swimming lessons she can see all the girls in their swimsuits. But during the fact that she daydreams and father Kanae interrupting (even once being out for the whole day because of food poisoning by way of eating raw liver), she collapses very often and because of that has to stay in bed. But she can go to the pool after all before the summer break begins and there she tries to reveal the fact that Mariya is a boy. However, it is revealed that Mariya got his twin sister, Shizu, to take his place.
#5 - Sullied Sisters / Fingertip of Mischief
Season 2 - Episode 5
Kanako fails all subjects, and she gets imprisoned in a time cage for a week, but for her is a year. When she returns, she discovers all the fads that have started during the time she was imprisoned.
#6 - Offerings to God
Season 1 - Episode 11
A new character is introduced—Father Kanae. He seems to have a crush on Mariya (not knowing that Mariya's a boy) and Matsurika, although he is twenty-seven and a teacher there. Mariya later lies that Kanako's "elder brother" died of the "Tchaikovsky syndrome" in B-minor. He asks him to help Kanako because Kanae reminds Kanako of her brother. In actuality, Kanako hasn't got a brother. So Father Kanae tries his best to help her. Unfortunately Kanako is allergic to males and he inadvertently (and unknowingly) causes her great suffering. He later falls in love with Ayari as well.
#7 - The Forbidden Women's Dorm
Season 2 - Episode 1
Kanako hears the rumours about the first girl's dorm, who was abandoned due to the traps placed by Mihoshi no Mori students. Despite being dangerous, Kanao enters the dorm and starts facing the traps inside it.
#8 - Sweet Pain
Season 1 - Episode 2
It's the first day of school for Kanako. After a troublesome morning with her roommate Mariya, she goes to the class without having any breakfast. Afterwards a welcome speech is held by Mariya and the school student council.
#9 - Budding Masochism
Season 1 - Episode 3
Mariya lends Kanako his rosary which is of great value. Unfortunately, she leaves the rosary in the classroom. As she went back to get it, three girls, who are fans of Ryuuken and are jealous of Kanako because she is on good terms with her, found it and threw it out of the window. Kanako runs outside to search for the lost rosary. On the same day, Ryuuken tells her that she will protect her.
#10 - A Mischievious Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 1
Kanako Miyamae enrolls into the the all-girls school, Ame no Kisaki. On the way to the Girls Dorm she meets a girl named Shidō Mariya with her maid, Shinōji Matsurika. However, Kanako later discovers that Mariya turns out to be a boy. With Kanako's knowledge of the fact that Mariya is a boy, the former roommate of Kanako (Ryuuken Ishima) is replaced by none other than Mariya himself.
#11 - The Forbidden Scent / A Maiden's Secrets
Season 1 - Episode 5
Kanako tries desperately to become friends with Kiri. Therefore she asks her Sachi for help. The dorm mistress checks the rooms of the girls for forbidden items. Afterwards, she piles them up on a table and judges how good an item was hidden. Amongst the things found, Kanako's bag, which has a live unidentified mysterious animal residing in it, is also there. She is then told to hide it again, and if she passes the supplementary test, she can then keep it.
#12 - The Perverted Sick Bay
Season 1 - Episode 6
The physical examination will be held this afternoon. However, in spite of Mariya being a boy, he attends the examination and Kanako finds out what's behind Mariya's attendance at Ame no Kisaki. Shizu, Mariya's twin sister, makes her debut in the series.
#13 - The Shortcomings of Small Breasts / Berlin's Love Letter
Season 1 - Episode 10
Kanako has failed in several subjects in the mid-year examinations, so she has to take the supplementary exams. She decides then to study very hard. It turns out that before the exams Kanako was constantly distracted by Mariya, who decided to act like a roommate to Kanako for once and subsequently led to her failures. Thanks to Matsurika's sleep-hypnosis techniques, Kanako almost boycotts the exam and nearly fails again. However, she manages to pass all the exams. Yet, her troubles don't end as she's punished by God for not having passed the exams the first time round. Kiri is given a love letter by a man on a train. It turns out that the man is way older than her and she has no interest in him. Kanako, Yuzuru and Sachi try their best to find a way to reject the man's advances. Matsurika helps solve the problem by chopping a "Rejected" seal on all of the documents and such the man has given Kiri, leading him to give up on her. However, the next day, Sachi happens to get a love letter from the same man.
#14 - The Price of Pleasure
Season 1 - Episode 4
Ryuuken held her promise and "protects" Kanako. She always stays beside her and attends classes together with her, although she is a class above Kanako. She even stays overnight at Kanako's room. But Ryuuken's protection causes Kanako more pain than ease. A classmate of Kanako (Kiri) notices it and to help her, she tells Kanako that they are going out.