Junior high tennis ace Ayu Tateishi, the heroine of the broadcast series UltraManiac
(2003), has a reasonably normal life--until she runs into (literally) Nina Sakura, a new student at her school. Nina is a witch who's quietly been sent to study in the human world in hopes of improving her grades. She's so inept, she needs a sort of laptop computer to cast spells, which she invariably messes up. Although she means well, Nina complicates Ayu's life, especially in the sensitive area of her crush on baseball star Tetsushi Kaji. Adding to the contretemps is "Committee" Kawanakajima, a nerd who wants to find evidence that Nina really is a witch. UltraManiac
offers standard comic scenes of ineptly baked cakes and disastrous trips to the karaoke parlor, but it's a harmless and wholesome entertainment for little girls. (Rated 7 and older: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
Ayu Tetsushi is in her second year of junior high school and is known as the cool popular tennis club girl that all the other girls idolize. To tell the truth, Ayu only acts cool in order to impress Tetsushi Kaji of the school baseball club. Then, one day, Ayu meets Nina Sakura, a transfer student who had found Ayus missing purse. Ninas strange personality had left Ayu a little perplexed. Furthermore, Ayu finds out that Nina is a witch that came from the kingdom of magic to study abroad. This is a story of one girls hope of love and another girls study of magic and their friendship to overcome the challenges set before them. Get ready for the ultra-cool, ultra-funny, ultra-romantic Ultramaniac! Based on the original manga by Wataru Yoshizumi (Marmalade Boy) and featuring character designs by Miho Shimogasa (Gravitation) and art direction by Kazuhiro Takahashi (Galaxy Angel).