Distributor: Geneon Animation
© 2003 Wataru Yoshizumi / Shueisha / Animax
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. Then, one day, Ayu meets Nina Sakura, a transfer student who had found Ayu's missing purse. Ayu finds out that Nina is a witch that came from the kingdom of magic to study abroad. This is a story of one girl's hope of love and another girl's study of magic and their friendship to overcome the challenges set before them.
TV Series: 26 episodes
Average Ratings: 56
Number of Review Sites: 5
Number of Review Links: 12
Vol. 1 - "Whether or not you’ll like Ultra Maniac depends entirely on whether or not you like the magical girl genre in general; those that do like the genre will almost certainly rate the series higher than I do."
Anime News Network (Theron Martin) - C+
Vol. 1 - "While it hasn't nailed us hook, line and sinker, it's intrigued us enough to definitely want to check out more and see what's in store." (Chris Beveridge) - B-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Anime on DVD
Vol. 1 - "Whatever level you take it on, there was something of interest to be had and only the most jaded fans will hate it."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "Even for a bubblegum cartoon, Ultra Maniac is not perfect, but kids today could be watching a lot worse." (Mac McEntire) - 77 (out of 100)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Mac McEntire) - 80 (out of 100)
"Ultra Maniac is an enjoyable show, with a couple small flaws, and it's a good anime to watch in between heavier fare. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jennifer B (doink-chan)) - 4 stars (out of 5)