Ultra Maniac, Volume 1

Ultra Maniac, Volume 1

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by Wataru Yoshizumi
     
 

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Shy Ayu Tateishi has just made a new friend at school. But this new friend, much to her surprise, is no ordinary classmate. Nina Sakura may look like a normal middle school girl, but she's got a big secret.

She's a witch.

Or, rather, she's studying to be a witch. And, apparently, she's not doing her homework. Her spells are devastating in their

Overview

Shy Ayu Tateishi has just made a new friend at school. But this new friend, much to her surprise, is no ordinary classmate. Nina Sakura may look like a normal middle school girl, but she's got a big secret.

She's a witch.

Or, rather, she's studying to be a witch. And, apparently, she's not doing her homework. Her spells are devastating in their ineffectiveness and often result in the most embarrassing situations for poor Ayu.

But things wouldn't be so bad if Nina's sorcery didn't make Ayu look silly in front of the one boy she secretly adores. All she wants is a simple love potion. What she gets, however, is a new best friend who almost flunked out of witch school!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Tennis star Ayu Tateishi is the junior high school's "queen of cool," and she has her eye on Tetsushi Kaji, the star of the baseball team. All is well with her world, until she unwittingly helps out novice witch Nina Sakura, who then feels compelled to do her magical favors whenever she can. Nina has a "portable magic PC" with which she can download spells (and some cool MP3s) from the Internet. What she doesn't have is much experience with witchcraft-so her attempts to help Ayu result in predictably wacky hijinks. This first attempt at fantasy manga by Yoshizumi (Marmalade Boy; Mintma Bokura) is charming and good-natured. Her art is clean and uses the standard manga conventions, such as schoolgirl uniforms, to good effect. The storytelling occasionally veers into the cutesy-Yoshizumi uses chibi (cuter versions of the characters) regularly to telegraph jokes, and peppers her chapters with "Free Talk"-footnotes to the reader revealing facts like "I think the thing that has changed most about my art is that I'm drawing a lot more eyelashes"). Given the teen audience this work is aimed at, the breathless dialogue and unselfconscious goofiness simply add to the charm, and this book will likely be ultra-popular with the manga crowd. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591169178
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Series:
Ultra Maniac Series , #1
Edition description:
UK Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
624,660
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Ultra Maniac, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
This series looks like a lot of fun and has a great plot full of interesting characters and magical mayhem.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought that ultra maniac was great with all the magic and belifes
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this wonderful manga. It's full of drama, romance, and magic. It has moments that make you jump for joy or worry. You always wonder if the worst will happen. I loved it.This series is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was awsome i fell inlove with this series i got sad when it ended
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best manga comic evr.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when I first came into a manga I picked this book out by random and I got several other kids in my class 2 love this book as well.They think it is really funny(even me with no sense of humor whatsoever laughed)If u get the 1st vol u will have I mean HAVE to get the rest of the series!!!!I have all the books and the anime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was never really into manga books however, this one changed me. I know for all those manga haters, i was one! TRUST ME! This book made me want to read much more! I first thought mmagic boring! Then i got so addicted!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i could barely put this book down when i started reading it and its sooo awesome. its hilarious and funny and so sweet
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is cute and should be read by any manga fan! if you dont read it you dont know what your missing
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am a young teen and i must say ultra maniac is the best ever! i mean i love how the two girls become friends and nena uses her magic to help the other girl it is the best book! i recomand it to any one who can read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for people who love fantasy. For any one who loves humor and is interested for a first manga book. It's very girly, but(big but) I loved it! I nearly cried with laughter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo funny and Nina is so nice and cute! Its a fantasy novel about a witch! It's just so interesting! I've bought 1-4, although I'm still waiting for the 4th in the mail. It's a really funny book and I've read it lots of times and showed it to my friends who don't even read manga, but they LOVED it, so you should buy it NOW! It's awsome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK! SENCE I LOVE MARMALDE BOY NO WONDER I LIKED THIS, THEIR FROM THE SAME AUTHOR! I LAUGHED ALL THE WAY ESPECIALLY WHEN AYU PUTS A RING NINA GAVE HER. YOU SHOULD GET THIS BOOK 'CAUSE ITS RATED FOR ALL AGES! BUT A HATE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO COME, OH WELL.^_^ YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GET THIS ONE ITS REALLY FUNNY AND ROMANTIC YOU'LL LOVE IT ALL THE WAY!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK. IT'S MY FAVORITE!! YOU SHOULD REALLY BUY IT. IT'S THE BEST EVER. YOU SHOULD ALSO READ MARMALADE BOY IF YOU LIKE THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT'S REALLY GOOD AND IT'S MADE FROM THE SAME AUTHOR.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS SUCH A FUNNY AND EXCELLENT STORY ABOUT A WHICH NAMED NINA. SHE TRIES TO REPAY AYU BECAUSE AYU FOUND NINA'S SPELL THING. IT'S KIND OF A ROMANCE/COMEDY THING. AND, AS I AM ALWAYS CURIOUS OF WHAT THESE BOOKS ARE RATED, IT IS RATED A FOR ALL AGES. IT'S QUITE AN INTERESTING COMIC AND I RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO'S A FAN OF WATARU YOSHIZUMI, AND ANYONE WHO'S ANYONE. AND YOU SHOULD BECOME A MEMBER OF BARNESANDNOBLE BECAUSE YOU GET A 10 PERCENT OFF DISCOUNT. (IF I HAD ONE HUNDERED DOLLARS TO BUY COMIC BOOK AND A MEMBERSHIP CARD 'WHICH I ALREADY HAVE' I WOULD BUY 10 COMIC BOOKS AND USE MY 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT. IT WOULD BE LIKE GETTING A BOOK FOR FREE. THAT'S WHY YOU SHOULD BUY COMIC BOOKS FROM BARNESANDNOBLE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is cool but i dont like the fact that tetsushi is named tetsushi, i would have named him drake, i would also change his personallity, Stop throwing away the dang cookies! You, stupid punk! Who would ever want to name there kid tetsushi? It stinks like sushi! What a cheap name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wat else is there to say? the title says it all XD
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book seems ok but is your really into magix I perfer something your ability and skill and somethin funny but not goofy turning someone into a frog kind of thing the book is boring.