All Ultra Maniac released episodes
Ayu is the only person in school who knows her best friend Nina’s secret. Nina is a witch-in-training who can’t seem to perfect her magic skills.
Yuta, Nina’s childhood friend and fellow magician, asks Ayu to show him around the town. Compared to Nina, Yuta is very proficient in magic, but he gets carried away and uses his magic skills for the wrong reasons.
Ayu is set to face Tsujiai in a tennis match to determine how the practice courts will be split among the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams next season. Nina transforms Ayu into a boy for the big match.
Ayu and Nina reminisce about the day they met. Nina had just arrived from the Magic Kingdom when she found herself lost without a soul to turn to until she ran into Ayu!
Ayu, Nina, and their friends search for a hidden room in their school. The room may contain the Holy Stone that Nina needs to find in order to become a better magician.
The tennis and baseball teams go to a training camp in the forest, and Nina is invited to come along. While the students go on an adventure trek to test their courage, Nina goes off in search of the Holy Stone.
When a couple of rodents bother her, Maya concocts a potion to shrink them. But it seems she made a mistake because everything the potion touches grows bigger!
Nina’s little triplet cousins come from the Magic Kingdom to help her find the Holy Stones. But they just make it harder for Nina to keep her true identity a secret.
Yuta gets a hold of important information regarding one of the Holy Stones, but when Nina tells him to leave her alone, he decides to help Maya instead.
Ah, Ultra Maniac. I remember reading it more than five times when I was 11 or 12. I remember the anime, too. The anime is most certainly a fun one. It's suitable for all ages. Story. Simple one: it follows the story of two girls: Ayu and Nina. Ayu was a normal girl who acts "cool" because this guy liked that side of her. All she wants is this guy, Kaji to like her, and then she runs into Nina. Nina is a witch in training, well, she was... now she's studying in the human world, and Nina is determined to help Ayu (when it isn't really help, dear god) and much hilarious mishaps ensue! ...Until her cat, childhood friend and rival appear to complicate things even more. The story is nice and heartwarming as time goes on, and the conclusion is wonderful. Nice story to be told in a length of 26 episodes. It diverges from the manga, however, in places, and Sayaka isn't in this anime at all. But it covers most of the important parts in the manga while going its own way with the anime. I rarely like an anime more than its original manga, but this one (along with Death Note) are exceptions. Animation is the only low score. This is pretty typical of all 2003 anime when animation was still pretty low tier and terrible. So, it's average animated and is animated the same as most stuff in this time period. Sound is nice. Fits well with each appropriate scene. Now, the characters are all pretty nice. I loved all of them individually including the anime exclusive characters that were otherwise only in the anime. There was a nice development of friendship between all the cast members, and that's nice to see. I really enjoyed this show. It's not one of my favorites, but it's way within my top 50 anime I've ever watched. It's too bad, though, that the manga wasn't like this. Recommended! If you liked this, you'll enjoy Ojamajo DoReMi which is also about little witch girls. (While this one only has a couple.)