Ultra Maniac

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Ultra Maniac

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Ultra Maniac is a Japanese anime set in middle school. The main characters are Nina, a magician in training who performs her spells with the help of a laptop and treasure box, and Ayu, a beautiful and popular young woman at Hideo Middle School. Watch as best friends Nina and Ayu deal with the fallout from Nina's clumsy attempts at magic and their crushes on boys in their school.
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  • A great, entertaining show, with colorful characters and some great stories.

    9.1
    Ultra Maniac follows the adventures of Ayu Tateishi, eighth grader at the Hideo Middle School and her "best" friend, Nina Sakura, a young witch who adores Ayu and tries to do her best helping her. Unfortunately she doesn't succeed every time, resulting in some great comical scenes.

    The animation looks great, and the show offers a lot of character development during its run. Ayu is the most popular girl in school, member of the Tennis club and has a crush on Tesushi Kaji, the best player from the school's Baseball team.

    Nina is a witch who transferred from the magic kingdom. She brought with her a few magical items including a magic computer. As the series progresses, she will develop a crush on Tesushi's friend, Hiroki Tsujiai, a member of the Tennis club.

    The series might seem an innocent high-school romantic comedy, but it's more than that. As the story develops, Nina receives the mission to find the Holy Stones. That's when things change completely and you got another magical girl type anime series.

    This show is very entertaining, and you should check it out if this is your type of thing.moreless
  • Great show with entertaining characters and great plots, based on an awesome manga!

    9.5
    One of my new favorite shows! I started reading the manga first which is just as good as the anime and in the third volume they have a section about the anime. I'd known about it for a while but I couldn't be bothered to check it out because I dislike ones that deviate from the manga too much. However, after that I watched one episode and was hooked! It is different from the manga but not too different. The differences are all additions to the show, nothing is really detracted or changed that much. Instead, Nina now has the mission of finding the Holy Stones! I'm a tad upset that Yuta isn't in it as much but that can't be helped, I'm glad he guest stars though! Maya is an interesting character, just like Kawanakajima! The personalities translate great from the manga, Ayu and the others are just as they should be!



    Its more of a magical girl anime than a shojo in my opinion even though love is an underlying theme with Tetsushi and Ayu at first and then continuing with other character relationships.



    Great translation from a manga, and great voice actors as well! If you're looking for a quick fix magical girl, definitely check out Ultra Maniac!moreless
  • The book.

    9.3
    I have read all 5 of the books that have been writen for this series. I love all of them, and it has a good plot line. I never new that the had this as a show, or what channel it was on. One of my friends told me it was a show, so I desided to check on here. Well, I don't know anything about the show, but the books are really good. So the show was probably good to. If it ever comes on to Anime on demand then I will definetly get to see it. yay. hehemoreless
  • One of my best loved anime. It's a great show though ^_^.

    8.4
    Hideo Middle School eighth-grader Ayu Tateishi, as a member of the tennis club, is of course a cool girl who is popular among the girls in the school. Actually, she's an ordinary girl pretending to be cool, because Kachi-kun of the baseball team likes her.



    She is adored by the transfer student Nina Sakura. Nina actually has a huge secret!? Because she is a young witch who transferred from the magic kingdom. She's a real witch which a magic computer and a magical treasure box. But this magic always causes big problems!!



    Now back to the boys. Of course there's Tetsushi Kachi, the up and coming ace of the baseball team, who is very popular among the girls, and his best friend, the calm and quiet member of the tennis club, Hiroki Tsujiai, and many others.



    This story is a school love comedy set at Hideo Middle School, starring the cool beauty Ayu, the young witch Nina, the baseball team\'s Kachi-kun, and the tennis team's Tsujiai-kun. Also, there are original characters that **** designed specifically for the anime, so please look forward to it!moreless
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    12/05/08
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  • The Manga?
    Did anybody read it?? I am waiting for volume 1 to come in the mail. I was wondering about the differences in the anime and manga....
    07/19/08
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  • Who's Your Fave Boy?
    Since we have a topic about Ayu and Nina I figured we should have one about the guys too!FromTerra
    12/28/07
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  • Ayu vs. Nina
    They both have good qualities with Ayu being cool and logical mostly and Nina being "out of control" and fun. I'd have to say that...
    07/30/07
    11
  • Favorite Character?
    Who's your fave character??I can't decide, I lik em all! Possibly Tetsushi or Nina though, I can't choose, they're all great!Actua...
    07/30/07
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