Animenewsnetwork - It's nice to see an anime that's intentionally uncomfortable in its portrayal of sexual violence. Whether a rape scene “works” or not is always a matter of the viewer's personal boundaries, but in all of my years of watching anime, I've rarely seen a show handle the issue as tastefully as Maria the Virgin Witch does. Maria's assault is brutal, fully playing to the audience's terror and indignation. The sound design carries the scene – rather than show our heroine beaten and chained, they cut to shots of her home as it creaks under the pressure of her fading magic. The tight framing never gives us a good shot of Maria's body.