Maria-sama ga Miteru

Alt titles: Maria Watches Over Us

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Strawberry Panic

Strawberry Panic

On Astraea Hill stand 3 prestigious female-only academies known as St. Miatre, Spica, and LeRim; and though the schools are separate, they share a single campus and dormitory. Nagisa Aoi is a 10th grader who has decided to transfer to St. Miatre's Girls' Academy. Though her transition has been smooth so far, while exploring the campus Aoi inadvertently falls down a hill, sees the beautiful Shimuza, and promptly (not to mention embarrassingly) faints. Nagisa continues to see Shimuza out and about, but soon discovers that she is the "Etoile" -- a well respected girl within all of the schools. With Shizuma taking a liking to the new transfer student Nagisa, secrets of Shizuma's past will unravel over the coming school year.

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prettypisces314 prettypisces314 says...

Both Strawberry and Maria-sama are school-based, and both have older and younger sister relations going on. As well, in both the younger sister has an interest in the older and much more elegant "onee-sama" - SP's Nagisa and Shizuma, and Marimite's Yumi and Sachiko. Let's not forget about the shoujo ai either.

chloe2110 chloe2110 says...

Strawberry Panic is Maria-sama ga Miteru to a greater degree. Both are heartwarming works that can touch the audience if you can relate to them. (:

melonjuice melonjuice says...

Both series explore the relationships between girls in prestigious and private catholic schools, and the "onee-sama/imouto" system which are similarly portrayed.

Marimite's character designs are drawn with a distinct shoujo manga style while Strawberry Panic's resemble regular shonen anime. The character development for Marimite is very good while Strawberry Panic is slightly more light-hearted. If you liked one, you'll most likely enjoy the other

tinalax tinalax says...

The plot of Strawberry Panic and Maria-sama ga Miteru traces how the relationship between a high-energy girl and a mature, admired girl, develops. Although many characters differ, all of them compliment each other and make their respective series enjoyable to watch. If you loved watching one couple, you'd surely like the other.

Kyjin Kyjin says...

These two shows, while both focusing on the relationship between an older and younger student, each have something to offer a viewer. Marimite is more dramatic and character driven, while Strawberry Panic is much more comedic and fun. With similar storyline themes yet different approaches, these two series complement each other nicely and should defintely be viewed by a fan of either.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Marimite and Strawberry Panic are very alike. Set in an all girls school in which a group of students is highly admired, they both tell the story of the growing relationship between an ordinary girl and an extremely gifted yet aloof older girl. Both have yuri undertones and relay on slice of life events to set the mood. With this said, it should be taken into consideration that Marimite is more subdued than its fanservice oriented counterpart in which the yuri is much more overt.

hyperbole1729 hyperbole1729 says...

Girls-only catholic school; that's where both series take place. They both focus on the romantic relations between the students. One big difference is that Strawberry Panic is much more explicit on the shoujo-ai whereas Maria-sama ga Miteru kind of leaves it to your imagination.

mayonnaise mayonnaise says...

Maria-sama ga Miteru is the milder version of Strawberry Panic, in my opinion. If you like shoujo-ai anime, Strawberry Panic is a must-watch.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these series focus on the development extremely close relationships between high school girls. Both series are also quite romanticised and full of heightened emotions. If you enjoy this sort of content in one of these then you are likely to enjoy the other.

Noria Noria says...

If you liked Maria sama ga miteru you will like strawberry panic as well because Both of them describe the relasioship between young girls. The stories take place at catholic schools which are only for girls.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

These anime really are two of a kind. Both Maria-sama ga Miteru and Strawberry Panic are set in a catholic all-girls academy. Standing and popularity are of much importance, and both shows have a similar kind of relationship going on between the main characters. Innerschool politics and shoujo-ai are a large part of both anime, although MariMite has more of the first, and Strawberry Panic more of the second. Enjoyed the flair one of these titles had? Then definitely check out the other!

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Strawberry Panic and Marimite feature shoujo-ai/yuri aspects and a warm and sometimes dramatic romance aspect. While Strawberry Panic feature a very serious shoujo-ai relationship between the main female protagonists the relationships in Marimite are more like sister x sister or kouhai x senpai. Even so if you enjoyed watching one of this two shows then be sure to check the other one as well.

darkqueen33 darkqueen33 says...

if you liked strawberry panic you would love this show. It is in a all grils boearding school also and has themes of a younger female and a older female. the only real difference here is that strawberry panic had yuri kisses where maria-same ga miterus is more just hinting that kissing and other things were happening. Everything happened off screen and was left to the views own interpretation and imagination in maria-sama ga miteru

Aoi Hana

Aoi Hana

Shy, crybaby Fumi has just transferred into Matsuoka Girl’s High School, in the city of Kamakura. It’s been ten years since she moved away, leaving her dear friend Akira behind; and soon, the two are reunited once more. Akira is now attending Fujigaya Girls’ Academy, though she and Fumi still manage to see each other regardless. Between classes and social engagements, the two will experience love, the struggle to admit one’s true feelings, and the joy of companionship.  

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sothis sothis says...

Like shoujo-ai? Maria-sama ga Miteru and Aoi Hana are for you. There are various other shoujo-ai titles out there, but Maria-sama and Aoi Hana are strikingly similar in that they both involve girls & budding love at an all girls' academy, and also are both very, very, very slow-paced.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Few anime deal with lesbian relationships in such a subtle and romantic way as do Aoi Hana and Marimite. The slow pace, the all girls school and its traditions, the beautiful artwork that highlight the emotional appeal inherent to these stories: these anime share all this and as a result invoke a very similar feeling in the viewer. Highly recommended to fans of budding romance stories between teenage girls handled in a sincere manner.

kenikki kenikki says...

While Maria-sama... has a slower pacing and is less dramatic than Aoi Hana, Aoi Hana still has a more mellow pacing and is much less melodramatic than most romance series which makes it the series most similar to Maria-sama... Also, these series are very similar in the way they approach friendship and love. Not to mention that they both mostly deal with love between women.

chii chii says...

Both anime are about girls who go to an all girl school and the very close relationships they form with each other. Join these casts as they go through their school lives learning, loving, laughing, and crying together at a very slow pace. Check out one if you liked the other.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both of these have character-driven plots with a lot of softness, elegance and tea. The main focus of these two are close relationships that never really turn into love, though they come close to it. (In Aoi Hana's case it's due to the anime not covering all of the source material.) Shoujo-ai elements feature in both. Both take place at girl's schools, while still having active and more-or-less important male characters.

If you like one there is certainly reason to check out the other.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both series focus on the relationships between female highschoolers, but Marimite is more about friendship while Aoi Hana has a big focus on love and heartbreak as well. Aoi Hana is more subdued and intricate, but both are very character-driven as a whole.

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Mari Wakatake is the sole survivor of an apparent island tsunami disaster that took place five years ago; she has been raised and schooled by her grandmother from that day. But now, she has been sent off to a boarding school in order to grow and make new relationships; and it is there that she meets Senkouji Hagino, a mysterious girl who is liked by everyone – everyone except for Mari. But Mari soon discovers that Hagino is not what she seems to be, and as Mari struggles to figure out Hagino and fit in at school, an alien race is maneuvering in the shadows for their conquest of an unsuspecting Earth. Little does Hagino know that she herself holds the key to the truth of Mari's past, as well as the key to her future.

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2007digitalboy 2007digitalboy says...

The most obvious way that Blue Drop and MariMite are likely to be compared is by the heavy yuri or girl-love elements present in both series. However, the biggest connection is through the extremely important use of body language. Both series are heavy on the drama, but in addition to dramatic dialogue, they often stress facial expressions and body movements to convey messages. The care taken to express this deeper sense of communication in both series is beautiful, and these are the only series to really use them on such a level. 

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

While Blue Drop invests a lot of time in devoloping a sci-fi plot that is utterly absent in Marimite, it remains that both titles have a strong yuri element. The slice of life moments that take place at an all girls' academy are present in both anime and draw them together, despite considerable differences story-wise.

Mjolnir Mjolnir says...

Both anime have elements of Shoujo-ai, though they are not notably huge details but smaller details in the story of the anime. Both series have a plot and character development, where Marimite has more characters with more background stories (and more episodes), Blue Drop has fewer characters with more background on the two main characters. Both anime have serious settings with humerous undertones.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Blue Drop and Marimite feature shoujo-ai elements and both of them are set in a school-life setting. While Blue Drop focuses on a sci-fi type of plot, Marimite has way more characters (better character development) and focuses on the life of high school students and their interactions. I guess that if you like one of this two shows then for sure you will like the other one as well.

Sasameki Koto

Sasameki Koto

Shy, athletic Sumika is in love with her bubbly friend Ushio. However, Ushio is outwardly attracted to cute girls, something she never calls her friend-turned-admirer. Keeping her tender feelings a secret from the one she loves, Sumika continues to be Ushio’s confidante and companion, hoping that someday she can say how she feels. Whether it’s having a first kiss, cooking a meal or confiding in each other, Sumika, Ushio, Tomoe and their friends will experience the everyday joys of a quiet school life and touching romance together.

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Galadriel Galadriel says...

both animes have a nice shoujo-ai aspect with some romance and school life tags.If you are searching for some good shoujo-ai animes be sure to check this two out because they are very much alike.

chii chii says...

Both anime are about girls at school who start to have feelings for one another. Sasameki Koto is more direct with the shoujo-ai tones where maria sama generally hints at the relationships. Both are slow paced and have similar characters. Check one out if you liked the other for your shoujo-ai fix.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Both MariMite and Sasameki Koto are two slow paced shows about girls who are starting to feel something beyond friendship for each other. If you liked the whole pace, slice-of-life~ish way of storytelling and the yuri tones one of these shows had, it's well worth checking out the other as well.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are school based slice-of-life series with hints of shoujo-ai romance elements. (The shoujo-ai aspects are much more pronounced in Sasameki Koto.)

As the two have the same pace and feeling to them, there is reason to check out one if you like the other.

Simoun

Simoun

In the world of Daikuuriku, all children are born female; but once they become a young adult, they may choose which sex they will become. In this world which is at war with itself, the women of Simalacrum find themselves charged with the task of piloting the ancient machines known as Simoun in hopes of turning the tide of war. Though originally simple ceremonial machines, the most gifted of pilots can turn the glowing "ri maajon" of their rituals onto their enemies and obliterate them from the skies using these Simoun. However, it takes a special bond between two highly gifted girls to successfully pilot a Simoun. With the toll of blood and pain that these previously innocent girls are taking, how many will be able to carry on, even knowing that they are the only real thing standing between freedom and subjugation of their land?

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Eriadu Eriadu says...

While Maria-sama and Simoun are nothing alike in setting, both include a lot of fun "anime girl drama." There is a strong yuri undercurrent in both, and if you enjoyed one, the other may suit your tastes as well.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Simoun and Marimite feature a similar tag and thats shoujo-ai though this two animes are not the same when it comes to setting, both have a nice and warm "girl love drama"aspect. The yuri current is way stronger in Simoun than Marimite (given by the fact that in Marimite the relationship between girls are more like senpai-kouhai) but if you enjoyed watching one of this two shows then you should check up the other one as well.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

These two have a similar poetic feel to them. Both deal with romance elements, with plenty of shoujo-ai or shoujo-ai hints.