Maria Holic is a 2008 Japanese anime. It tells the story of Kanako Miyamae (Asami Sanada), a young lesbian Japanese girl with a profound fear of boys stemming from a traumatic experience she had in elementary school. Her fear is so strong that physical contact with men causes her to break out in hives. She enrolls in an all girls school in hopes that there she will find a girlfriend. What she finds is Mariya Shido (Yu Kobayashi), a boy who cross dresses as a girl to attend the all-girls school and win its chairmanship. Kanako quickly falls for him, having no idea that he is actually male. Miriya takes advantage of the situation, constantly teasing Kanako. Thus far, twelve episodes have been released, with an additional season planned for a mid 2011 release. Any fan of Japanese anime or television that deals with homosexual issues will find something to like about Maria Holic.