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From Viz: At first glance, Nina Sakura seems like a typical teenage girl. However, she's actually a transfer student from a witch school! Now enrolled in a Japanese middle school, Nina is hoping to improve her grades, make some friends, and practice love spells on her unsuspecting new classmates.
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!
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Not the best... I've read better. But, it's cute. Definitely a Wataru classic. But I kinda prefer PxP more. Hmm... reccommended though. Definitely a nice, light read. A bit childish... as in Carcaptor Sakura childish. Not usually what I read. I like to revisit the genres I once read a long time ago though. It feels kinda nostalgic. Anyways, you should read it (if you're a shoujo fan or a shoujo tolerant person). I wouldn't really reccomend it if you're not. Ultra Maniac is kinda typical, but not bad either way. It does'nt drag on forever and ever and ever *cough*Inuyasha*cough*. So to summarize everything I just wrote into one sentence: Cute.
there is nothing great nor bad about this manga. the characters are fun and simple and nothing more than a good read highly enjoyably and recommended.
if you did not like it then it is probably due to the 'it' factor you probably seeked and this manga did not deliver. it's nothing more than a feel good manga so if anything serious was to happen it will not fit and probably would have ruined it.
it a feel good manga and you just can't hate. thats what i feel.
... Last updated on September 27th, 2009, 12:52pm
I LOVE THIS MANGA!!!
I liked all the characters especially the main characters, my favorite part was the bonus chapter, so much things surprised me and i love happy endings!
this was a fun read. i mean of course i have read better but this was good... cute and i like the drawings.. nice.
its good :)
Love this series
Well, obviously I'd love it, since it was the first manga I had ever read.
The art, though typical shoujo-style, is absolutely lovable and cute. I feel like letting out a very girly "Kyaaaaah..!" everytime I see the characters' adorable faces. I absolutely adore Ayu because she looks a bit like me ^_^ The bishies in this manga have consistent looks so I kind of mixed them up at first, but I got used to them.
The story is somewhat different; I really like how Wataru-sensei often makes her main character(s) popular, which is different from most shoujo mangas I've read. Anyway, I loved the absolute cuteness of this story, which, once again, makes me want to go all out girly with a "Kyaaaaah...!" Its such a silly and fun manga with lovable characters.
Highly recommended to those who like cute shoujos!
The first novel of this series is great. It focuses on Nina's "magic mayhem" and Ayu's exasperation with her. Nina and Ayu become a sort of straight man/funny man comedy duo, and it's all very funny and cute. The second volume is also decent, focusing more on romance, with a cliche but touching new love triangle. From that point, though, it goes downhill. Now that she's dropped her cool persona, her desperation to get Tetsushi, and her exasperation with Nina, Ayu becomes a boring, static character. Before that point she was strong and interesting, very likeable compared to most shoujo heroines. Everything becomes a huge, overly-cutesy game of love interest musical chairs. Huge crushes are developed and revealed which suddenly disappear without a second mention as if Yoshizumi-sensei realized she did the math wrong later. Some characters that are supposed to be sympathetic seem entirely despicable at times. Tetsushi tries to force a kiss on his girlfriend and then actually gets angry when she refuses. Hiroki is just an apathetic jerk throughout. And don't even get me started on Sayaka.
Still, it's not a bad series. The art is very good and for the most part consistent throughout (although characters get skinnier and more cutesy as the series continues). Although it is very cliche, the romantic triumphs and tribulations of the girls will likely be enjoyed by younger girls that haven't had much experience in shoujo - or life. The magic aspect is interesting and very different from the typical mahou shoujo. The female characters are all stronger and less boy-obsessed than the typical shoujo heroine. It's a nice read if you're looking for something light and fluffy but not too frothy.
... Last updated on July 30th, 2009, 12:09pm
i loved this its so funny if your a big fan of this author you should read it, really good recommended for those who need a good laugh
i think its good, but not as good as mint na bokura, thts just the best manga by wataru yoshizumi i was really disappointed in the anime though, theyve made up those stupid holy stones which was just utterly useless
For my part, I really liked this Manga. I started out by picking it up one day and from that time forward I was hooked. The plot wasn't what kept me going (They did a much better job of that in the Anime...) but rather the cuteness of the characters. From my point of view they were well drawn and very cute. The drama that cropped up every once and a while seemed kind of forced, but it was fun to see how all the characters would pull through.
All in all, this is great read if you want something light and funny to cheer you up.