Nina Sakura is a defunct witch in training from the Magic Kingdom, studying on Earth in hopes of bettering her grades. When the popular Ayu Teteishi stumbles upon a PC she mistakens for a video game, she returns it to Nina. Nina decides to let Ayu in the secret that she's a witch from the Magic Kingdom, and the two become best friends, together dealing with the everydays of friendship and romance.
Ultra Maniac was the first manga I've read, but is mediocre compared to the other manga I've read. I've also watched some of the anime episodes, and was a great anime. I wasn't a noob to the anime industry, though. The character development was great, and my favorite character so far has to be Nina. The art is amazing and wonderful, and it's very enjoyable. I gave this manga a 6/10.
When I watched the anime a long time ago it had been the first romantic comedy I have ever seen. I both laughed and cried during that series and in my opinion that - the ability to make the viewer feel emotion - is what makes a story great. Today, about 4 years after having watched the anime, I finally got myself to sit down and read the manga.
Once again I was impressed by Ultra Maniac. The manga had a lot of similarities to the anime, but it also had a lot of differences too. One of the first things you will probably notice if you had watched the anime first is that Nina no longer uses her mahou shoujo outfit, which I think is a good thing. There are also some characters that weren't in the anime and some characters in the anime just did not appear at all. But like the anime, this series has interesting plot twists, light hearted drama, great romantic moments, and many scenes will make you laugh.
When you first look at the summary you are probably going to think this is just your typical shoujo... and in many ways, it kind of is. Like with most shoujo's this is a romance aimed at women and it has relatively few action scenes. So if you only watch Bleach and stuff like that you probably won't like this. If you do like shoujo though, this shouldn't bother you.
So to put things bluntly, if you like romantic comedies with some light hearted drama you will probably love this series. In my opinion it was good from the start, but it started to get really good around chapter 5. read more
Ultra Maniac was the second manga I ever read. The things I like about this manga is the character development and the cute storyline and characters. I like how even the secondary characters had attention put on their development and story. While this is a cute manga, it is mostly geared towards the younger audience (which I was when I first started reading it) But now that I have read a lot of different types of manga, I can see that Ultra Maniac is relly not one of the best mangas out there.
ok this is my first time writing a review but Im not going to sit here and talk about the art (but it is good). im half way through this series and i have to say i love it
1 i've seen the anime and choose to read the manga and i gotta say the manga is way better! i highly recommend you read this series if u like magic shoujo and a not your every day story :)