Also known as “Maria Watches Over Us” review. There are 4 seasons of this, I will only review the first.
First off, I was very much tricked into watching this thinking it would have yuri. I mean, I did end up watching this right after I watched Strawberry Panic, so I guess my expectation of it was similar. However even to this day, I still cannot bring myself to complete this and I’ll tell you why.
It’s centres around a new student, Fukuzawa Yumi, to a catholic all girls school. This school has something called a “soeur system” which is basically older and younger sisters paired up. Cold, collected second year student, Sachiko Ogasawara takes an interest int he clumsy, self concious Fukuzawa Yumi (sound familiar?) and makes her Sachiko’s younger sister.
There are also various side-story’s and side pairings, but I’ll get into that later.
I’m first going to tell you why I don’t consider this to be shoujo-ai/yuri.
This was by far, the most frustrating anime for me to watch. Now I’ve sat through subtext before. I’ve gone through subtext and there were quite a few I enjoyed. This was not subtext, for me, this was just false hope.
Nothing happens. Now at first you think “well maybe after 4 seasons SOMETHING will happen.” Nothing happens.
I urge you to honestly stop while you’re ahead.
Let the rant begin.
Overall Rating: 3/10 (More explanation below, but contains spoilers)
Yuri Rating: 2/10
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! PAST THIS POINT. VERY ANGRY SPOILER RANT ABOUT TO HAPPEN