Maria-sama ga Miteru

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Maria-sama ga Miteru (マリア様がみてる) is a Japanese light novel series written by Oyuki Konno (今野 緒雪 (こんの おゆき)) and illustrated by Reine Hibiki (ひびき 玲音). The series is published by Shueisha under their Cobalt imprint. Many of the short stories which were later also included in the novel series were first published in the Cobalt magazine. The series currently has 37 published volumes. The spin-off light novel series Ōshaka-sama mo Miteru (お釈迦様もみてる) about Yumi's younger brother Yūki and his schoolmates at Hanadera has been running since August 2008, and currently has 10 volumes published.


Maria-sama ga Miteru is also available in the following languages:

(Note: Translation progress varies for each version.)

Contents

Story Synopsis

Maria-sama ga Miteru's story revolves around the students of the Lillian Catholic school for girls, and can be considered character-driven, focusing on interactions between the characters rather than any sort of ongoing plot or goal to attain. At Lillian Girls' School, there is a tradition known as the sœur system (sœur being French for "sister"), in which a second, or third-year student, the grande sœur ("big sister"), will give her rosary to a junior student, the petite sœur ("little sister"), and promise to look after them and guide them.

When the story begins, Yumi Fukuzawa, a first-year at Lillian, is praying in front of the Virgin Mary statue near the school entrance when she is suddenly approached by a cold second-year student named Sachiko Ogasawara who straightens Yumi's uniform ribbon. This seemingly simple act of kindness stays with Yumi the rest of the day, and she speaks of her meeting with Sachiko to her friends during class and lunch. After school is over, Yumi's classmate Tsutako Takeshima meets with Yumi to show her that she took a photograph of Yumi's meeting with Sachiko earlier that morning. Yumi asks if she can have the photo, but Tsutako says she will give her the snapshot under two conditions: one being that Tsutako can display it at the upcoming school festival, and two being that Yumi get Sachiko's permission to do so as well. Yumi agrees to this, which sets in motion a series of events involving the entire Yamayurikai — the student council of the school. A few weeks after first meeting Sachiko, Yumi accepts Sachiko's rosary and therefore agrees to become her petite sœur.

This officially inducts Yumi into the Yamayurikai where she assists them in school matters at the same level as the other two petite sœurs — Yoshino Shimazu, and Shimako Tōdō — who are the petite sœurs of Rei Hasekura, and Sei Satō respectively. Through her activities in the Yamayurikai, Yumi becomes closer to the other members and generally finds her experiences with the group to be enjoyable. Synopsis from wikipedia.

Warning: Suffice it to say, this series is considered yuri, having various mentions of lesbian relationships. They are not, however, particularly graphic. If you find this sort of topic offensive, look away.

Translation

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Format Standards

Updates

  • 9 January 2014
    • Started translation of volume 13
  • 5 January 2014
    • Finished translation of volume 9
  • 3 January 2014
    • Resumed translation of volume 12
  • 12 December 2013
    • Posted Chapter 1 of volume 34
  • 6 December 2013
    • Posted Chapter 1 of volume 23
  • 15 September 2013
    • Finished translation of volume 8
  • 12 May 2013
    • Translated the short story "Answer" from the Premium Book.
  • 8 May 2013
    • Finished translation of volume 7

Past Updates

Maria-sama ga Miteru/マリア様がみてる by Oyuki Konno

You can find the EPUB and MOBI version of the Volumes in the forums here.

Volume 1 - Maria-sama ga Miteru/マリア様がみてる (Full Text)

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Volume 2 - The Yellow Rose Revolution/黄薔薇革命 (Full Text)

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Volume 3 - Forest of Thorns/いばらの森 (Full Text)

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Volume 4 - Rosa Canina/ロサ・カニーナ (Full Text)

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Volume 5 - Valentine's Gift - Part 1/ウァレンティーヌスの贈り物(前編) (Full Text)

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Volume 6 - Valentine's Gift - Part 2/ウァレンティーヌスの贈り物(後編) (Full Text)

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Volume 7 - Beloved Times - Part 1/いとしき歳月(前編) (Full Text)

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Volume 8 - Beloved Times - Part 2/いとしき歳月(後編) (Full Text)

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Volume 9 - Cherry Blossom (Sakura)/チェリーブロッサム (Full Text)

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Volume 10 - Rainy Blue/レイニーブルー (Full Text)

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Volume 11 - Holding a Parasol/パラソルをさして (Full Text)

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Volume 12 - Vacation of the Lambs/子羊たちの休暇

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Volume 13 - One Page of Midsummer/真夏の一ページ

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Volume 14 - Cool Breeze/涼風さつさつ

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • The First Step
  • That's a Problem
  • Setting Aside the "Bread Incident"
  • Finding Me
  • The Battle for Hanadera
  • Postscript


Volume 15 - Ready, GO!/レディ、GO! (Full Text)

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Volume 16 - Variety Gifts/バラエティギフト (Full Text)

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Volume 17 - Ciào Sorella!/チャオ ソレッラ! (Full Text)

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Volume 18 - Nothing Special, Just a Normal Day/特別でないただの一日 (Full Text)

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Volume 19 - In Library/イン ライブラリー (Full Text)

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Volume 20 - Sister Audition/妹オーディション (Full Text)

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Volume 21 - Rose Mille-Feuille/薔薇のミルフィーユ (Full Text)

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Volume 22 - Blank Map of the Future/未来の白地図 (Full Text)

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Volume 23 - Other Side of the Frosted Glass/くもりガラスの向こう側

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • Onee-sama's Lead
  • In One Year's Time
  • Stopping In Along the Way
  • Full To Bursting At the New Year’s Party
  • Nearly Far? Or Distantly Near?
  • A Chill Breeze
  • The Heart In the Frosted Glass
  • Afterword


Volume 24 - Masked Actress/仮面のアクトレス

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • Yellow Rose, Hardball Fight
    • Riding a Bicycle
    • Contest
  • Masked Actress
    • The Opening Ceremony's Spoiled Child
    • Explanatory Meeting and Clandestine Meeting
    • First Year Camellia Class is Normal
    • Beneath the Mask
  • A Moment of Honesty


Volume 25 - Big Door, Small Key/大きな扉 小さな鍵

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • Key Holder
    • Sometimes Falling, Sometimes Pulling
    • Slightly Slipping Away
    • Proposal Together With Arrival
    • What I Wanted to Hear
  • Keyhole of the Heart
    • Pitiable Person
    • Fortunate Interview
    • In Her Pocket


Volume 26 - Crisscross/クリスクロス

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • Crisscross
    • Good Morning Chocolate
    • Sentimental First-Year Camellia Class
    • Ahh, Tea Party
    • A Shortcut and Dropping In on the Way
    • The Blank Map's Valley
    • The Red Card's Outlook
  • Map Stroll
    • Meandering
    • X-Mark


Volume 27 - In Search of You/あなたを探しに (Full Text)

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Volume 28 - Frame of Mind/フレーム オブ マインド (Full Text)

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Volume 29 - Crown of Roses/薔薇の花かんむり (Full Text)

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Volume 30 - Twinkle, Twinkle, Twirl/キラキラまわる (Full Text)

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Volume 31 - Marguerite Ribbon/マーガレットにリボン (Full Text)

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Volume 32 - Pre-Graduation Tableau/卒業前小景 (Full Text)

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Volume 33 - Hello Goodbye/ハローグッバイ (Full Text)

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Volume 34 - Little Horrors/リトル ホラーズ

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  • Back Cover
  • Novel Illustrations
  • Chapter 1: "Little Horrors - I"
  • Chapter 2: "Chinami-san and Me"
  • Chapter 3: "Little Horrors - II"
  • Chapter 4: "Picking up a Handkerchief"
  • Chapter 5: "Little Horrors - III"
  • Chapter 6: "An Honest Lie"
  • Chapter 7: "Little Horrors - IV"
  • Chapter 8: "One Pair"
  • Chapter 9: "Little Horrors - V"
  • Chapter 10: "Dream of a Butterfly"
  • Chapter 11: "Little Horrors - VI"
  • Chapter 12: "Extra:Little Panic"


Volume 35 - My Nest/私の巣

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  • Back Cover
  • Prologue
  • My Nest
  • Removal
  • About One Week
  • Christmas Eve
  • Melancholy
  • Our Nest
  • Afterword


Volume 36 - Step/ステップ

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  • Back Cover
  • Prologue
  • Step-1
  • Step-2
  • Step-3
  • Step-4
  • Step-5
  • Step-6
  • Afterword


Volume 37 - Farewell Bouquet

  • Back Cover
  • Prologue
  • Farewell Bouquet 1
    • Candy and Stretch
  • Farewell Bouquet 2
    • Private Teacher
  • Farewell Bouquet 3
    • Breast Cookies
  • Farewell Bouquet 4
    • Yesterday's Enemy
  • Farewell Bouquet 5
    • Until Graduation
  • Farewell Bouquet 6
    • Announcement
  • Farewell Bouquet 7
    • Conversation Over Fresh Herb Tea
  • Afterword


Premium Book

Note: This book is primarily an art book, with pictures from the first season of anime, character sketches, a chapter of the manga, as well as cast interviews and the following short story:

Project Staff

  • Supervisor: None Designated
  • Project Manager: None Designated


Translators

ACTIVE

K.I.A.

M.I.A.


Editors

ACTIVE

(none, beside some occasionally passing readers)

M.I.A.


Contributors

  • Erica Friedman of Okazu for translations of volumes 15 through 19 and
  • Rei and Sukoshi of Okazu for translation of volume 20 and 21.
  • Update: as of May 19, 2010, translations no longer hosted on Okazu.


Series Overview

  • Volume 1 - マリア様がみてる (April 24, 1998, ISBN 4-08-614459-X)
  • Volume 2 - マリア様がみてる 黄薔薇革命 (February 3, 1999, ISBN 4-08-614554-5)
  • Volume 3 - マリア様がみてる いばらの森 (April 27, 1999, ISBN 4-08-614591-X)
  • Volume 4 - マリア様がみてる ロサ・カニーナ (December 1, 1999, ISBN 4-08-614661-4)
  • Volume 5 - マリア様がみてる ウァレンティーヌスの贈り物(前編) (March 3, 2000, ISBN 4-08-614695-9)
  • Volume 6 - マリア様がみてる ウァレンティーヌスの贈り物(後編) (April 25, 2000, ISBN 4-08-614715-7)
  • Volume 7 - マリア様がみてる いとしき歳月(前編) (February 2, 2001, ISBN 4-08-614817-X)
  • Volume 8 - マリア様がみてる いとしき歳月(後編) (April 3, 2001, ISBN 4-08-614841-2)
  • Volume 9 - マリア様がみてる チェリーブロッサム (July 27, 2001, ISBN 4-08-614895-1)
  • Volume 10 - マリア様がみてる レイニーブルー (March 29, 2002, ISBN 4-08-600078-4)
  • Volume 11 - マリア様がみてる パラソルをさして (July 1, 2002, ISBN 4-08-600136-5)
  • Volume 12 - マリア様がみてる 子羊たちの休暇 (December 25, 2002, ISBN 4-08-600210-8)
  • Volume 13 - マリア様がみてる 真夏の一ページ (March 28, 2003, ISBN 4-08-600243-4)
  • Volume 14 - マリア様がみてる 涼風さつさつ (July 1, 2003, ISBN 4-08-600284-1)
  • Volume 15 - マリア様がみてる レディ、GO! (October 31, 2003, ISBN 4-08-600337-6)
  • Volume 16 - マリア様がみてる バラエティギフト (December 25, 2003, ISBN 4-08-600360-0)
  • Volume 17 - マリア様がみてる チャオ ソレッラ! (March 31, 2004, ISBN 4-08-600399-6)
  • Volume 18 - マリア様がみてる 特別でないただの一日 (October 1, 2004, ISBN 4-08-600484-4)
  • Volume 19 - マリア様がみてる イン ライブラリー (December 25, 2004, ISBN 4-08-600527-1)
  • Volume 20 - マリア様がみてる 妹オーディション (April 1, 2005, ISBN 4-08-600568-9)
  • Volume 21 - マリア様がみてる 薔薇のミルフィーユ (July 1, 2005, ISBN 4-08-600609-X)
  • Volume 22 - マリア様がみてる 未来の白地図 (December 22, 2005, ISBN 4-08-600704-5)
  • Volume 23 - マリア様がみてる くもりガラスの向こう側 (March 31, 2006, ISBN 4-08-600743-6)
  • Volume 24 - マリア様がみてる 仮面のアクトレス (June 30, 2006, ISBN 4-08-600784-3)
  • Volume 25 - マリア様がみてる 大きな扉 小さな鍵 (October 3, 2006, ISBN 4-08-600823-8)
  • Volume 26 - マリア様がみてる クリスクロス (December 22, 2006, ISBN 4-08-600859-9)
  • Volume 27 - マリア様がみてる あなたを探しに (March 30, 2007, ISBN 978-4-08-600895-2)
  • Volume 28 - マリア様がみてる フレーム オブ マインド (June 28, 2007, ISBN 978-4-08-601034-4)
  • Volume 29 - マリア様がみてる 薔薇の花かんむり (October 2, 2007, ISBN 978-4-08-601075-7)
  • Volume 30 - マリア様がみてる キラキラまわる (December 26, 2007, ISBN 978-4-08-601110-5)
  • Volume 31 - マリア様がみてる マーガレットにリボン (April 1, 2008, ISBN 978-4-08-601144-0)
  • Volume 32 - マリア様がみてる 卒業前小景 (October 1, 2008, ISBN 978-4-08-601214-0)
  • Volume 33 - マリア様がみてる ハローグッバイ (December 26, 2008, ISBN 978-4-08-601244-7)
  • Volume 34 - マリア様がみてる―リトルホラーズ (July 1, 2009, ISBN 978-4-08-601305-5)
  • Volume 35 - マリア様がみてる 私の巣 (December 25, 2009, ISBN 978-4-08-601363-5)
  • Volume 36 - マリア様がみてる ステップ (December 28, 2010, ISBN 978-4-08-601481-6)
  • Volume 37 - マリア様がみてる フェアウェルブーケ (April 28, 2012, ISBN 978-4-08-601631-5)