Miaka, a junior high school student in Tokyo, has normal problems: fights with her mom, entrance exams, and deciding where she's going to go eat with her friends. But when she finds a mysterious book in the library, her life is changed forever when she and her best friend are transported inside! This Japanese manga series was written and illustrated by Yu Watase and published in Shojo Comic form in Japan. The series became very popular, and was later adapted into a 52-episode anime series by Studio Pierrot. The series originally aired from April 1995 through March 1996 on the anime satellite channel Animax and the regular cable channel TV Tokyo.