Day 24 – Favorite anime hero or heroine

If you’ve read the challenge up until now, you have already an idea on who my favorite anime hero can be and why. So, to spare those who might already know, I’ll present my favorite anime heroine who topped my other favorites such as Celty from Durarara and Makoto from Ghost in the Shell.

The heroine (?) of Maria+Holic, Mariya Shindo.

I wrote heroine (?) because our dear Mariya is actually a male. Scary, isn’t it? It’s not that she likes cross-dressing…she/he’s doing it for a reason that we discover later on in the first season.

Mariya is the grandchild of the headmaster of the prestigious catholic school, Ame no Kiseki in brief words, she’s super rich and popular for her graceful and kind image, regardless of the fact that she’s in his first year in Ame no Kiseki.

Did I mention she’s a sadistic under her angelic look?

Mariya’s cross-dressing life along with her maid Matsurika is all dandy until the story’s main character, Kanako, finds out that Mariya is a male: A secret that if revealed, will exclude her- er, him, definitively from Ame no Kiseki, a girl’s only school.

This is why Kanako is a daily tortured yet a comical relief character in the series. Her simple presence (and that she’s the only one who knows his secret) can bring out Mariya’s real personality: a manipulative, sadistic, female-hating, arrogant yet very intelligent and understanding person. Mariya is different from your average heroine, but the things that make her (or I can say him)unique make her one of those attaching anime heroines you just can’t forget.

Do you know a heroine who can air guitar like that?

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