Maria-sama ga Miteru

Alt titles: Maria Watches Over Us

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Candy Boy

Candy Boy

Yukino and Kanade are twin sisters who now share a room at their new school in Tokyo. Ever since they were little, the pair has been exceptionally close – perhaps even a bit too close for siblings when eyes are turned away. But soon a girl named Sakuya, who often tails the two, begins to grow closer to Yukino; and after an alleged confession that she hears about, Kanade begins to get worried that something is going on behind her back. Can the three of the girls keep their relationships with each other on stable ground, or will jealousy and heartache come crashing down on them?

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caitlin caitlin says...

Both Candy Boy and Maria-sama ga Miteru are soft-spoken anime about girls in school, with pleasant shoujo-ai themes. Each also has beautiful animation and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere (in some scenes, at least).

Omurqi Omurqi says...

If you liked the shoujo-ai, calmness and focus on the characters in Maria-sama ga Miteru, I'm sure you'd enjoy Candy Boy as well. It's a lighthearted (more so than MariMite) shoujo-ai series with two realistic feeling, likable main characters and like MariMite, focuses on the conversations and the characters while setting the overal plot on a second place.

Make sure to check this out if you liked MariMite and are looking for something similar but like to avoid some of the high-school freshman angst this show had.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both mix fluffy romance and drama in a school setting.

Neither show have many important male characters, and hence plenty of yuri (or just hints, in the cause of Maria-sama)

If you like one you should check out the other.

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

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apursansar apursansar says...

Haibane Renmei and Maria-sama ga Miteru are both quiet observations of life situated in a wonderful setting which serves as a microcosm. The slow pacing of both series gives them an almost dreamlike feel, but while Haibane Renmei is deliberately transfered into an alternative and excluded world, Maria-sama ga Miteru achieves the same effect through demarcation in what is considered the real world.

Michichan Michichan says...

Both Haibane Renmei and Maria-sama ga Miteru deal with a group of young characters living and supporting eachother.  Both stories are rather slow-paced, but definitely have great character development.  In general, they are both great slice-of-life anime!

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both Maria-sama ga Miteru and Haibane Renmei are relaxing, character-driven stories. Neither has much in the way of drama and both carries a dream-like athmosphere. Furthermore, both include various Christian imageries without actually including much of the religion.

Song of Wind and Trees

Song of Wind and Trees

When nobleman and gypsy-born Serge Batouille arrived at Laconblade Academy, he had no idea his life would change forever. Upon arriving, he is roomed with the sexually-voracious and flirtatious Gilbert Cocteau, which ensures that life at the prestigious school will dole out more complications and confrontations than either boy has dealt with in the past. Together, these two young men brave love, growth, and the pain of youth, all while growing closer together than anyone would have thought...

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sothis sothis says...

The theme of forbidden relationships is shared by these two series, but also the mood and feel is similar as well. If you are looking for a light romance set in school times, this is for you.

caitlin caitlin says...

Both series take place at schools of all one gender (boys for one, girls for the other), and have similar themes of forbidden love. This love does manage to remain relatively low key,when it comes to the main characters. Both also have a rather similar pacing and feel to them, so if you enjoyed one, you are likely to enjoy the other.

Kannazuki no Miko

Kannazuki no Miko

Gentle Himeko and reserved Chikane were born into very different backgrounds, but still became the best of friends. Their fates, they would soon come to discover, are intertwined in a fashion that they can't possibly imagine -- they are the reincarnations of two priestesses who once sealed the god of darkness Orochi in their past lives. Set to revive again, his giant robot-riding agents have set out to destroy the girls, one of whom is Himeko's friend who is in love with her. Riddled with memories of their past lives, the two try to survive long enough to cast the seal on Orochi again...

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requiem requiem says...

Both Kannaduki no Miko and Maria-sama ga Miteru share one genre type that is somewhat rare: Shoujo-Ai. Their only difference, when it comes to Shoujo-Ai, shows when Maria-sama focuses more on the romantic concept, while Kannaduki no Miko uses the love story to develop the characters.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

when it comes to shoujo-ai animes then Marimite and Kannazuki no Miko are pretty similar, both of them are centered on high school students (since Marimite is way longer than KnM then we should expect a better character development). The only difference is that Kannazuki no Miko focuses more on action/mecha battles while Marimite has a slow-paced slice of life aspect and concentrates on the everyday life of several high school students. Still if you like one of this shows then you will like the other one as well.

Brother, Dear Brother

Brother, Dear Brother

No sooner has Nanako Misonoo started attending Seiran, the most prestigious girls’ school in Japan, when she is unexpectedly chosen to join its most exclusive club, the Sorority. Believing that she was given preferential treatment by the Sorority’s leader, the beautiful and intimidating Miya-sama, Nanako’s jealous classmates begin to bully her. Slowly, life at Seiran begins to unravel and Nanako wonders why the Sorority chose her over more eligible candidates. Not only that, what could lie behind Miya-sama’s mysterious smile? With only the letters to her ‘dear brother’ to help her make sense of it all, Nanako must try to find answers to these and many more questions.

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yukichii yukichii says...

The storyline is familiar and they have very similar characters. Both stories center around a girls' high school, the girls' relations with each other, student councils, different and hard personalities, and a dramatic background. If you liked Maria-sama ga Miteru, I'm sure you'll like Brother Dear Brother.

Bonnie Bonnie says...

Before Maria-sama ga Miteru, there was Oniisama E, a slightly obscure series, adapted from the manga of the beloved Ryoko Ikeda, a much influential female manga artist who brought us legendary manga such as Rose of Versailles. It is quite obvious that Maria-sama ga Miteru got MUCH of its inspiration from Oniisama E.

Before Fukuzawa Yumi unexpectedly entered the rose soeur system in Lillian, Misonoo Nanako unexpectedly entered the sorority, elite group of Seiran. Both schools are for girls only and both schools have three girls who are ultimately admired by everyone: the three roses in Marimite, the magnificent three in Oniisama E. Both series feature a huge and complex almost-all-female array of nicely done characters, with strong lesbian tendencies.

Maria-sama ga Miteru is a much lighter series then Oniisama E, which has lots of psychological violence. But Marimite was heavily influenced on Oniisama E, so I believe that fans of one are most likely going to enjoy the other.