Maria†Holic Alive #01 — “Looking Over Your Shoulder”: The Show

April 7th, 2011


I’m tired of that pose now. Can we stop using it?


Obligatory post about how I lost interest early on the first series and this shows absolutely nothing new or different. I mostly wanted to see the OP, but in true Shaft fashion, it’s apparently not done yet. If anything, I think that Shaft is starting to get even same-ier with all their shows. You’d think they’d at least try to mix this one up since it did not exactly perform financially well, but… hey! More of the same for all! Try counting the number of shots of girls leaning back and looking backwards over their shoulder. I think they went over half a dozen in this episode alone. It seems so very very familiar. And to make matters worse, they’ve put up about 20 seconds of animation for their other show and it’s already there too. Twice. There comes a point where this stops being a style and becomes an obsessive compulsive disorder and I think Shaft passed that a few years ago. 

Anyway, no OP. Just a joke one with a montage. Nothing to see here. These are not the droids you’re looking for. Move along. Maybe there’ll be some maid guitar next week and I can wash my hands of this.

Just Merry left for today! I can taste the end!

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jingoi says:

    I like this but what the hell caused Kanako to turn to the yuri side? I don’t remember.
    Can she even talk face to face to her father?

  • Nanaya says:

    After going through today’s releases in succession, I feel like I’m bottoming out and hitting the low cycle of a manic-depressive spree.

    Need… order… pacing… structure… hrgl…

  • kenuran says:

    Yea that Shinbo head tilt is everywhere.

  • mrmin says:

    I thought nothing of that pose until now. Now I’m going to notice it for the rest of my life, goddammit.

  • Jack says:

    I guess I’m the only one that enjoyed the first season, eh? I’ll give the first 3-episodes a spin. They’re usually a tell on the rest of the eps.

  • danny says:

    u’re not alone jack. i like it in fact i have been re watching s1 many many times.

    i put this in the same league with setokai yakuin domo,arakawa.