The Maria-sama ga Miteru light novels originated as a series of short stories written by Oyuki Konno that appeared in Cobalt Magazine starting in the February of 1997. In 1998 Konno published the first volume of the light novels titled Maria-sama ga Miteru, or Maria Sama Watches Over Us. The novels are all written by Oyuki Konno and illustrated by Reine Hibiki. For the most part they concentrate on the Yamayurikai, although there are entire books devoted to other characters outside the Rose Mansion who did not make it into the anime (eg.Katsuki & Ritsu, Tamaki & Momo...).
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