As a yuri fan, how can I pass this series up?
Actually, looking back on my posts, I realize that I never wrote my opinions on the other three seasons… I guess I’ll just say a few quick words here about my thoughts on Maria-sama, Haru, and OAV. They were very enjoyable and were perhaps the beginning of my appreciation for faintly tinted yuri.
Yumi-sama and tsundere Touko
Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season is similar to the previous seasons. The interactions between the soeurs only very slightly hint at yuri. However, what is clear is that these girls care deeply about each other to a poignant degree. That aspect makes very heartwarming stories.
The ending seems quite yuri and definitely shows the sincere affection between the characters.
Yumi is now a second year, and she needs to find a suitable imouto to accept her rosary. The prime candidates are Kanako and Touko. Early in the series, Kanako finds her own path, and that leaves Touko as the best potential petite soeur. Though there are some minor plot lines about the other roses, this season centers around the delicate development of Touko-chan and Yumi-sama.
I love all the girls in Yamayurikai. They each have their own personalities and struggles. I especially loved Touko by the end of the series.
Perhaps the most fantastic thing about Marimete is how it makes everyday schoolgirl drama into such appealing and even touching stories. This is a wonderful anime that touches deeply on the emotions and relationships between girls.