MAAAAAMIIII SAAAAANNNNN!!!!!! :'(
I can't believe this manga is one of the excellent mangas ever made! Mami Tomoe, the character whom people overshadow her character with head jokes in episode 3 is developed the best here. When I first heard of this manga, I was confused as to why people cherish it so much since Mami hardly interested me that time. But once I've started to read this manga, I've found myself infused with her character just as much as Sayaka in the anime. Though the anime is way ahead of Precure and Tokyo Mew Mew (even though I like these animes too), I for some
reason found this manga more inspiring because it explains every character's themes that even the anime itself had shortcomings because of it.
The story basically starts with Mami befriending Kyouko (who was a naive hero of justice like Sayaka) but when the time came when Kyouko's family died, she starts betraying Mami. Tbh, although I love Kyouko, I hated it when she betrayed Mami because of the tragedy. This ended up with Mami being lonely and sad. Mami then tried to befriend Sayaka but Sayaka to her low self esteem abandons her because she feels inferior to her. This made Mami even more lonely and sad to the point that she wants to die with her. I really feel sorry for her because she is doomed to live alone with no one to have fun tea parties.
Anyone who creates head jokes and claims that Mami is 'forever alone' should read this manga. In fact this manga is like a deja vu in the sense that I also faced a similar kind of situation when I was in 5th grade. My friend whom I've visited her house many times suddenly betrayed and abandoned me for no reason just because she got tired of speaking to me all the time so I had the exact same reaction as Mami did in the manga and I felt lonely once again. In fact she is now tied to Kyouko as my third favorite characters.