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boneyjellyfish
2003-11-05, 16:11
With the end of Ultra Maniac in sight, how will it all turn out? There are only two episodes to finish this "epic story" and it looks like it will be wrapping up any time now. Well, it probably won't be a GOOD ending but it will at least be an ending that we so desperately need in this series.

Now then, let's continue where part one left off! Let's... MUSE!

Sorry I didn't save a copy of the musings post for episode 24, but I did keep a copy of the image that I used to display the rating.
http://www.cultoffeh.com/fehfiles/BoneyJellyfish/amusing_copy6.gif

saku~ya
2003-11-05, 16:42
I even made somewhat of a long post about last week's episode as well. I'll just go over some points

1.)The prince looks more manly in short blond hair

2.)Maya looks better as a brunette. I probably would have liked her better if she was; seriously.

3.)I wonder who will be sucked into the great void. I know!! :thinker: Its gonna be Tsujiai, Kaji and even Ayu!!

4.)But before Ayu gets sucked in she tells Maya that she likes her as a person.

5.)Maya finally realizes that she did a terrible thing, but can't for the life of her figure out how to stop herself.

6.)Yuta is here just to coach Maya into closing it. Everyone will come back and tell everyone that they had the same dream.


I just saw somewhere the the 25th episode raw is out. So it should be out to us soon. I wanna lulu avatar. Its too bad I don't have a capture thinger :heh:

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-05, 17:34
3.)I wonder who will be sucked into the great void. I know!! :thinker: Its gonna be Tsujiai, Kaji and even Ayu!!

Since the only void in the show is the one between Nina's ears, Tsujiai will probably get sucked in :D

I don't know... I still think that first Nina will get sucked into the void. Then Yuta will come to her rescue and in turn be sucked into the void. Then Maya will realize her feelings and get trapped in it as well.

Then we get a really corny ending.

JaeRoler
2003-11-05, 22:38
Like Nina and Maya combining their stones and power to stop the void...

|Aion|
2003-11-05, 23:25
Wait anint the prince of the magic kinhdom in the human world as well,Corniest ending will come about.He see that Nina and Maya are in "danger" spends almost every last bit of his magic to save them,but somehow he chooses maya over nina,in turn allows her to stay in the human world,living out her life happily at tusjai side.

Dragosmore
2003-11-06, 18:58
UM25's out. Lots of stuff, lots of plot. Lots of Kawanakajima. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY~~~~~ is Kawanakajima a character in UM -_-

Go-lytely
2003-11-07, 01:23
Well, now that the whole dark zone subplot is resolved, I am wondering how the show will end. Nina and Tsujiai confess to each other but will Nina stay or will she go?

JaeRoler
2003-11-07, 06:09
I say "stay".

Ori
2003-11-07, 10:51
Finally, finally Maya gets to look totally goth. I have been waiting for this day for a long time...

Maya is pretty as a goth.

I am glad this series is ending. If there's any more episodes I would have gave up on this series.

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-07, 13:13
Well, my fellow watchers of ULTRA MANIAC, the show is nearing the end which means that soon I will be free at last from the shackles of Ultra Maniac. Freeeee at last!

Now then, here's today's rating:
http://www.cultoffeh.com/fehfiles/BoneyJellyfish/amusing_copy7.gif

Yep, there was a biiig plot hole today, but it wasn't by any means a BAD episode, it was actually prety good. Yes, that's right. Today's episode was actually, dare I say, a little enjoyable! Not only do we see Maya for almost the entire episode, but we also see Maya as a brunette for almost the entire episode. Mmm... that's some sweet stuff right there, folks. Anyway, without further ado, here are my muzings!

1) The way the plot moved during the episode was a pretty lousy way to move it along. Let's take a look at what happened, shall we? Nina, who is an idiot, has the holy stones. She begins to use her magic computer despite Yuta telling her not to and thus has her holy stones stolen by Maya. The holy stones leave Maya later in the episode to get everybody out of the Dark Zone.

Alright, now what would have happened if Nina HADN'T been a total airhead for once and actually left her holy stones in her computer? Well, it would have been very nice character devlopment for her, very nice indeed. Yes, the holy stones would not have been able to escape from Maya's computer and rescue everybody from the dark zone, but there are many other, better ways to tell this story...

a) Maya fails to get all of the holy stones, but Nina gets trapped in the Dark Zone. The white holy stone reacts to the love between Nina and Tsujai and appears for Nina. Maya's holy stone leaves her and goes off to Nina and all of the holy stones come together to save the gang as well as everybody in school.

b) Kawanakaboogala gets trapped in the Dark Zone and only Maya survives. Mmm... that's a good ending right there.

c) Nina and company get trapped in the Dark Zone. Yuta comes to the rescue and gets everybody out of it, but loses consciousness while saving everybody and in turn gets trapped in the void. Maya goes into the Dark Zone to save Yuta, but also gets trapped because she has been devoured by the darkness. Nina opens her computer to save them, but her stones get taken out by the dark zone. All of the stones gather in the dark zone and everybody gets freed. Excellent character development for everybody, and there isn't an ounce of a corny ending.

2) Would somebody mind explaining this scene here to me? Someone? Anyone?
http://www.cultoffeh.com/fehfiles/BoneyJellyfish/ultrastone.jpg
Is it just me or does it look like Maya already has the white holy stone before she even gets Nina's stones AND the white holy stone? Holy continuity, batman! We gots us a plot hole here, we do!

3) Today we FINALLY learned what Kawanakajima-kun's purpose in the series was: to be annoying. Wait, no... that can't be right. Oh, wait a second, his purpose was ACTUALLY to lead Maya in the right direction following the climax. In other words, everybody who liked Maya as a brunette now has my permission to hate Kawakajima. If you weren't a Maya-lover, then I give you my permission to hate the guy. He's just really annoying. I'd even go so far as to say he was irritating or maybe even *gasp* aggravating!

4) Yuta had less of a use throughout the series than Kawanakajima did. I can't quite understand why... he helped Nina get a holy stone, but... it was eventually returned to Maya. He loved Nina but... he was pushed aside for Tsujiai. He put Tsujiai and Nina on the swan ride but... nothing came of it. He went into the dark zone but... he didn't do a damn thing. At least Kawanakajima was able to persuade Maya to return to the good side. Yuta accomplished absolutely nothing throughout the series and was ultimately a truly useless character. Also, he looks like a girl in the opening movie.

5) Maya > You

6) After I write next week's musing post, I'll write up a review for my website. The link is in my signature. If the ending is good, the rating will be around 2.75/5.0. If it isn't... well, I guess it's time to test how low the 5-star rating system can go.

7) From the looks of the episode preview for episode 26, Nina will go to the magic kingdom. The time before she decides to go to the magical kingdom will be very, very long and I expect it to take up around 2/3 of the episode. 1/6 of the episode will be showing Nina in the Magical Kingdom, 1/12 will be of Nina deciding what she's going to do, and the last 1/12 will be a total rush as Nina returns to the human world and gets her picture taken. The End.

Dragosmore
2003-11-08, 11:15
Okay, I've just seen the episode and now there are two things that I really like to know:

Who got all the people out of the Dark Zone? It definately wasn't Nina, and also not Yuta probably; was it teh Prince? After all he was also at the Party. Or maybe Nina's Grandfather?
Kawanakajima could see the hole stone? :twitch: Humans aren't supposed to see them and even under the people from the magic kingdom not everyone could see them, so why could he?


1. The Holy Stones did I'm pretty sure

2. You can see them when they're in the magic computer, like in that earlier ep

Go-lytely
2003-11-08, 13:03
I'm pretty sure it was Nina who got them out the first time. Even without the Holy Stones there was the some foreshadowing that Nina's magic was strong even without them.

Ori
2003-11-08, 13:07
I must say after I thought episode 24 was worth a watch, episode 26 became an utter disappointment. AGAIN! This series needs serious help.

I am definately going to write a review for this series and it will not be pretty. (probably getting around the same mark as Pokemon - at least Pokemon makes sense). :uhoh:

They could have at least stretch that dark hole thing by another episode to help the plot! BUT NOOOO they have to end it so quickly and that stupid ugly guy has to be the one to pursuade Maya. :twitch: They could have at least use Yuta to pursaude Maya, I mean he is pretty and we all know Maya likes him. That would have made him at least a little bit useful but no again! They decided to make him completely useless and stupid!

Maya once again fails miserably and no one is going to comport her. Yuta will just continue walking around like an idiot jealous of Tsujiai.

And those plot holes! Those stupid plot holes!

Episode 24: 7/10
Episode 25: 3/10 (it gets three becuase Maya did looked nice and powerful for a short while)

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-08, 13:50
I am definately going to write a review for this series and it will not be pretty. (probably getting around the same mark as Pokemon - at least Pokemon makes sense). :uhoh:

Cool! *shameless plug* Hey, did you know that I have a review website?


They could have at least stretch that dark hole thing by another episode to help the plot! BUT NOOOO they have to end it so quickly and that stupid ugly guy has to be the one to pursuade Maya. :twitch: They could have at least use Yuta to pursaude Maya, I mean he is pretty and we all know Maya likes him. That would have made him at least a little bit useful but no again! They decided to make him completely useless and stupid!


Maya liking Yuta was a big possibility way back when we were still discussing episode 16 and 17 or so. However, I really, REALLY doubt that she likes Yuta. There was definitely a chance in there, but the creators just didn't grab it.


Yes, but I think it was the first time he looked at the computer... but wat I mean wasn't this time. He made a comment like "This looks like the things Sakura always hunts", so this means he has seen the stones, at the time Nina was trying to get them.

Aye, he was able to see the holy stone when they went to the beach a few episodes back. However, this particular plot hole isn't really very important to the overall plot. The one I mentioned in my musings post is far more important... (and I'm surprised that nobody has commented on my post yet).

Anyway, this episode in particular was pretty badly made if you analyze it enough. It just goes to show how poorly the plot was constructed, and it falls apart much quicker in episodes that are mostly plot-driven. I never had my expectations too high, though. I knew it was going to be a floater as soon as the holy stone arc began.

Ori
2003-11-08, 17:58
Boney you have a review site? Where is it? My review site is still really small... I have watched much more than I posted reviews for... But anyway...

I still think Maya likes Yuta... there's nothing there that would disprove this theory. But the creator is just too stupid to do anything about her comments. They are too stupid to ties off loose ends and fix plot holes.

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-08, 20:06
Boney you have a review site? Where is it? My review site is still really small... I have watched much more than I posted reviews for... But anyway...


See my signature for the link.

I still think Maya likes Yuta... there's nothing there that would disprove this theory. But the creator is just too stupid to do anything about her comments. They are too stupid to ties off loose ends and fix plot holes.

Personally, I think that the way they did episode 25 dispelled any thoughts I had toward the matter. She was so focused and determined to get the last holy stone so she could become the princess. If she actually liked him, there would have been SOME hesitation. Then again, it could be like you said. The creator could be a total dumbass when it comes to relationship-building in anime and neglected putting in something for Maya and Yuta.

I really think Ultra Maniac could have been better if it was made for 39 episodes instead of 26. By the time relationships actually began to be built, it was already too late in the series. Thirteen more episodes would have alleviated this problem to an extent (if they had finished the holy stone arc at episode 26) because they would have had 13 more episodes to wrap everything up.

bluemist
2003-11-08, 21:39
I really think Ultra Maniac could have been better if it was made for 39 episodes instead of 26. By the time relationships actually began to be built, it was already too late in the series. Thirteen more episodes would have alleviated this problem to an extent (if they had finished the holy stone arc at episode 26) because they would have had 13 more episodes to wrap everything up.

It would have been possible, since there are still lots of possibilites (and lots of fillers). And...

...and I just found this out. Ultra Maniac manga will finish soon! The last chapter will be on Ribon #1 (2004), so I'm assuming 5 volumes, 24 or 25 chapters. So it would have been possible that if there would be a second season of the anime they would now follow the manga story, which is IMO way way better than the Holy Stone crap.

But I don't think they'll do it anymore, since the anime has diverted so much.

JaeRoler
2003-11-08, 21:55
Watched A-Keep's ver and I hav to say...

1) 19.09 - A-keep translated the crow as saying "Counter-spell", refering to the flask that the chameleon brought to Maya. Later 20.18 to 20.20, in the pan-up shot of Maya sobbing on the couch, the flask can be seen next to her, opened. So was it the stones who saved Nina-tachi or Maya? I was pretty sure it was Maya who saved them.

2) The first time I think was a combination of Yuta, Nina and the Principal's magic who saved all the people I think.

3) Kawanakajima did nothing to persuade Maya except give the crow and the chameleon(what are their names??) the chance to put their words in. I think they had more effect on Maya then Kawanakajima.

Edit : I love Dark Maya...why did she have to turn back??! NOOOO!!!

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-08, 23:43
Watched A-Keep's ver and I hav to say...

3) Kawanakajima did nothing to persuade Maya except give the crow and the chameleon(what are their names??) the chance to put their words in. I think they had more effect on Maya then Kawanakajima.

Edit : I love Dark Maya...why did she have to turn back??! NOOOO!!!

True, but you have to realize that Kawanakajima has done NOTHING at all throughout the series besides being an annoyance. This is the only time in the entire series that he has actually done *something* that had some effect on the plot.

I like Dark Maya a lot too, except for those blue rings under her eyes.

Ori
2003-11-09, 04:50
Come on! Everyone love dark Maya she was so pretty and gothic looking with all her super dark power. I can't believe they had to make her change back to normal.

As for Yuta and Maya's exchange in episode 25. I think she was not eactly warm toward him becuase:

1. He is cold and distant and basically being a jerk. "You have sold your soul to the devil didn't you Maya?" is not exactly something flattering.
2. Maya was consumed by darkness by then. I don't think anything but a touching speech would reach her.

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-15, 01:13
I'm now preparing myself mentally for the task of writing up some musings for episode 26...

Whoops! Gotta watch the episode first! I'll have a musings post for you guys in less than 30 minutes.

Dragosmore
2003-11-15, 01:48
Special translator note about this episode:

http://www.the-triad.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=11&page=1

It wasn't in the episode, but I think it's important to point out, especially for musings ^^

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-15, 02:16
Well, it's that time again! And, much to my disappointment, the last time, the I'll be doing these Ultra Maniac MUUUUUUUUUSSSSIIIINGGGS! Hmm... that was pretty weird. Sorry. Anyway, here's this week's rating:

http://www.cultoffeh.com/fehfiles/BoneyJellyfish/amusing_copy8.gif

Yep, nothing much to say about it. Nothing spectacular and nothing terrible. Just... average. Moderate. You get the idea.

1) I find it odd that the prince would have any need for a butler. If the prince can use magic to create things out of thin air, what purpose would a butler have? Is the prince too busy to wiggle his nose or however those people from the magical kingdom use magic?

2) I feel kind of empty inside after watching that episode. Sure, I suppose it MIGHT have been caused by the fact that my lunch didn't sit too well today, but I think the fact that the ending was so "Ehhhh" was the real cause. There just wasn't anything special in the ending. I was neither in awe nor was I disappointed. The only part that made me happy was when Tsujiai made the little joke in the end. Other than that, I just felt like I was watching any other average episode before episode 24 (the good episode).

3) It's funny how Yuta, after being in love with Nina his entire life, suddenly switched over to Luna. Hilarious? No. Funny? Yes.

4) It's also quite funny how nobody wondered why Kawakakakakakaaka I HATE THAT GUY'S NAME!!!! ARGGHHHHH!!! JELLYFISH SMASH!!

*ahem*

I find it weird how nobody at all wondered why "that guy" was talking to them so casually about the magical kingdom and the holy stones... and the fact that Nina was a witch. They spent almost three quarters of the series trying anything they could do to make sure he DIDN'T know her secret, and yet they just casually talk to him after that? Also, how the heck did he know everything about what was going on? By the way he talked, it seemed like he wasn't confused at all concerning the fact that almost everybody in his school disappeared into a giant void and almost died. Just another day at the office for him, I guess.

5) Why did Mikami-sensei react like that when he saw Nina? It's not like he knew that she was a witch. Also, his memories weren't wiped so it's not like he was seeing a new student...

6) Why did Maya have to marry the prince? Why couldn't she marry me instead? Hey, wait a second - isn't Maya like... 14 years old? I know this country is magical, but shouldn't they wait until the candidates are like... legal?

7) I was chuckling to myself after I found out what happened to the other candidates. Wow, what a totally half-assed way to handle the issue. Why did they become candidates in the first place, huh? Did they not know what they were getting into? Also, if they actually loved the prince, why would they choose to NOT come to the palace. Also also, how were the candidates "disqualified"? Did they all do something like what Maya did? How can a candidate do something so horrible that it would warrant a disqualification?

8) Also also ALSO, just a few episodes ago, Nina's grandfather was talking to the principal about all of the candidates. Did they all get disqualified or drop out immediately after that?

9) Lest I forget, Ultra Maniac review is now up (http://boneyjellyfish.com/index.php?showID=136) get it while it's... hot?

10) I was disappointed to not find my name in [Triad]'s ending special. For shame, Dragosmore. For shame!

11) Why would Nina need an invitation to the Prince's birthday celebration if, at the time of her receiving the invitation, she was expected to become the princess? This must be the funniest plot hole I've ever seen in the entire course of the show!

Keitaro
2003-11-15, 03:02
Just finished watching ep 26 and thank you Triad for doing an awesome job on subbing the series. Their really nothing else to say except that I really enjoyed watching this series and glad that its finally over. Thanks again Traid

Ori
2003-11-15, 03:07
Jellyfish I have to admit your review is the only thing that can actually get me off my lazy butt and go and get that episode. Not saying that the episode is giving me a lot of hope, but you have spark enough curiousity to make me actually want to watch this episode.

Thank you - I think- Jellyfish.

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-15, 03:15
Noooo! Don't do it, Ori! You're throwing your life away!

Ori
2003-11-15, 03:29
I am rather surprise you actually gave this series a higher mark than what you gave DN Angel. I thought, although DN Angel is as bad as Ultra Maniac, at least there are more episodes that are worthwhile than this series. The ending of DN Angel was pretty good too - way higher than my expectation.

Curious... very curious indeed. I am pretty nice with rating an anime - perhaps becuase I am well aware of the hours went into animating any series - even crappy ones. I don't give out failing grades (surprisingly not even for Dragonball Z). But considering a bunch of the anime got 9 or higher (well they differ by the tenth, so you can still tell which one I like more), giving DN Angel an 8.1 isn't that high in my standard. But I can't say I will give Ultra Maniac even that. =_=

I suppose though I must wait for this new episode to finish downloading to really tell.

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-15, 03:35
Dude, the D.N.Angel ending (which I hated, by the way), has nothing on this one. This one is like... the more UBERER ending! It's the alpha ending. No, wait... it's the OMEGA ending!

Also, if you would like, we could combine our forces as reviewers. I have 998 more MB of space to fill and it sure isn't going to come from my webpages. We have to build that database! BUILD I SAY!

Hmm... by the way, where are your reviews anyway? You don't have the website listed anywhere on animesuki, and I've never seen you mention it before this thread...

Wandering_Youth
2003-11-15, 05:18
A good ending for an average anime. Ultra Maniac was good in the beginning but got rather boring at the end so I think the end was pretty good. I felt statisfied, but I wonder Mikami reacted so funny when she saw Nina.

Ori
2003-11-15, 11:48
At the moment my review section is still really really small... Not like your reviews... But then again that's basically becuase I tend to write really long reviews.

^_^;;; But long reviews take a long time to write.

If you want to join force I don't mind. Here's my (extremely humble and small) review page: http://www.animereviewz.blogspot.com About my choice of anime to review though - I started off with the ones that everyone would know about becuase I figure no one else would bother to make good detail reviews for these anime. I am going to move into better anime soon. I watched all on my anime list. It's just that I never got time to write about them.

Back to Ultra Maniac. The ending - yeah it's better than I thought. I thought it would be crap - but nope it's not bad.

So all those holy stone after all those fights they just go to Maya anyway? Oh life is so meaningless isn't it? Maya didn't need to fight and she could have gotten everything.

I can't believe that all those time Maya and the prince were in love but the prince thought it was Nina he loved and not Maya... isn't that a bit superficial? He realized he love that girl who he saw ONCE in his life and he have decided to marry that girl just because he danced with her that one short time so long time ago?

Nina went back to the human world - yay. I sort of expected that I suppose, but it's happy. Yes, very happy.

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-15, 12:07
At the moment my review section is still really really small... Not like your reviews... But then again that's basically becuase I tend to write really long reviews.


Wait, are you saying I don't write long reviews? Maybe some of the older ones are short (Revolutionary Girl Utena and Dragon Half are from a little over a year ago), but I've been making 'em pretty lengthy for a few months now. They just keep getting longer and longer, I can't stop 'em!!


^_^;;; But long reviews take a long time to write.

If you want to join force I don't mind. Here's my (extremely humble and small) review page: http://www.animereviewz.blogspot.com About my choice of anime to review though - I started off with the ones that everyone would know about becuase I figure no one else would bother to make good detail reviews for these anime. I am going to move into better anime soon. I watched all on my anime list. It's just that I never got time to write about them.


I like the look of your site a lot, but I'm not quite sold on the small, narrow font or the menu where you have to click on the Xs to go places... Hmm... that's about it. Otherwise, everything is pretty cool :)

Also, I noticed these little ""s scattered all over the place. Is that supposed to mean something or...? One more thing, I also noticed that you review anime that you haven't completed watching, which is a big no-no in my book. In addition to that, you use a completely different rating system than me, so I guess joining forces to take over the anime review empire isn't much of an option. (though that is totally up to you)


Back to Ultra Maniac. The ending - yeah it's better than I thought. I thought it would be crap - but nope it's not bad.

So all those holy stone after all those fights they just go to Maya anyway? Oh life is so meaningless isn't it? Maya didn't need to fight and she could have gotten everything.

I can't believe that all those time Maya and the prince were in love but the prince thought it was Nina he loved and not Maya... isn't that a bit superficial? He realized he love that girl who he saw ONCE in his life and he have decided to marry that girl just because he danced with her that one short time so long time ago?

Nina went back to the human world - yay. I sort of expected that I suppose, but it's happy. Yes, very happy.

Yeah, after having a crush on Nina for his entire life, it seemed kind of odd that he would immediately switch to Maya.

Ori
2003-11-15, 13:04
I like the look of your site a lot, but I'm not quite sold on the small, narrow font or the menu where you have to click on the Xs to go places... Hmm... that's about it. Otherwise, everything is pretty cool :)


Yeah that's why I am going to change my layout soon. The new layout would be easier to read... I hope and will be in frames.


Also, I noticed these little ""s scattered all over the place. Is that supposed to mean something or...? One more thing, I also noticed that you review anime that you haven't completed watching, which is a big no-no in my book. In addition to that, you use a completely different rating system than me, so I guess joining forces to take over the anime review empire isn't much of an option. (though that is totally up to you)



The little ""s is something I don't really get myself. When I write my reviews there are no little ""s they pop up when I transfer them to blogger for some odd odd reasons (it never happened before) I tried really hard to fix it but no matter what I do it won't work for me. -_-;; Sigh...

The anime I haven't totally watched and reviews are stuff that are ridiculously long: ie) Pokemon, Yugioh, Card Captor Sakura, Digimon and Dragonball. You don't have to watch every single episode in those anime to actually get the hang of it. I watched over 120 episodes for Pokemon, over 90 for Yugioh, the whole first two seasons plus half of the third season for Digimon, over 50 for Card Captor Sakura, and any episode important for the plot in Dragonball. These anime just keep repeating themselves again and again becuase they have so many fillers.


Yeah, after having a crush on Nina for his entire life, it seemed kind of odd that he would immediately switch to Maya.

Yeah I agree... and they are getting married?! How old are they anyway? 15? 16? I forgot. But the prince only realized the person he loved in Maya and they... Gosh it's odd...

saku~ya
2003-11-15, 14:08
Ultra Maniac ended better than I though it would. It just made me crack up on how fast the guys love interest changed :heh: And yeah, I laughed when Yuta thought Luna looked "kawaii" Was I the only one who was terribly scarred for life when the prince started having ticks :uhoh: I tought I was going to die right then and there. Nina should of thrown a glass of water on him.

I have a new found repsect for Maya-chan. Whoa I put -chan on the end of her name O_O! I like her when she's not a mad pyscho. Though she should of left her hair brown hehe. I hope shes happy with the prince...and what exactly did that door open? I mean all I saw was the door disappear nothing else. Maybe it opened a honeymoon suite lol.

Kawanajimaku--I just made that up-- When I saw the ending credits I was so happy to learn he didn't suffer the same fate of his character. I mean, I bet no one ever talked to him cause his loooong name was a tongue twister :heh: He should become a photographer.

One last thing, thanks Triad for translating Ultra Maniac. You guys did an awesome job on it. Of course, this goes out to all the other fansubbers who did UM.

Anlushac11
2003-11-16, 00:41
I too would like to thank all for Ultra Maniac.

Loved Maya and she was better as a blonde!

never realized the significance of the locket she kept staring at through the series. And Maya is so very cool when she mellowed out.

And I was ROFLMAO when Yuta went for Luna, did not see that coming.

And I thought Nina was just too cute in her magic school uniform.

The ending was kinda predictable but I still really liked it. Im a sucker for happy endings.

JaeRoler
2003-11-16, 01:02
haha my reaction was just like Nina's when Yuta said "kawaii"...

boneyjellyfish
2003-11-16, 01:35
I found that to be a totally half-assed way to handle the love quadrilateral. The prince immediately changes his love interest and... Yuta immediately changes his love interest?!

PocariSweat
2003-11-16, 04:33
I found that to be a totally half-assed way to handle the love quadrilateral. The prince immediately changes his love interest and... Yuta immediately changes his love interest?!

Heh, heh, I find it far more "true to life" than the idea that someone like Yuta would obsess for years over Nina and never look at another girl. After all, in the actual non-animated high school world, who loves who normally changes week to week - if not day to day.

...besides, Luna is *kawaii* in a Beetlejuice-esque kind of way :)

Ori
2003-11-16, 13:32
Here's my take on the Luna thing. I think that Yuta fell for her because she just handed him a love charm or something.

Banisher
2003-11-17, 07:35
Well... I think it's not that strange for the prince to go suddenly for Maya-chan. I mean, the prince wanted nina only because of what happened in the past. He was chasing the girl of his past, even though he probably doesn't really love her. He just can't imagine someone else to marry. And most viewers would have been sad if Nina could not be with Tsujiai.

As for Yuta... he already gave up on Nina where he gave her tickets for the magic trip. But him having a crush on Luna is only for fun's sake :heh:

Anlushac11
2003-11-17, 16:12
I found that to be a totally half-assed way to handle the love quadrilateral. The prince immediately changes his love interest and... Yuta immediately changes his love interest?!


If you think about it the Prince was chasing Nina because of the fun they had together and her selfless act to save him. He didnt know Nina much more than he knew Maya. He was chasing the ideal of who he thought Nina was. Then it turned out that Maya was the person and she was madly head over heels in love with the Prince. Made since once they filled in the blanks at the end. Like why Maya was trying so hard, why she was ready to kill her childhood friend, and why she kept staring at the spider locket all the time. I understood the locket was very important to her but didnt realize where she got it til the end.

And Luna wouldnt look half bad if she got rid of the dark cloud and you could see both eyes. And look at how Yuta acts and dresses. He is a bit of a rebel and Luna would fit that "bad girl" image.