I had already seen the anime series before my sister persuaded me to also read the series. And I have to say I'm not disappointed. It's good to see the anime follows the manga in so many ways. Now it's just renewing the whole story, and I liked reading it.
I'm not really experienced reading manga (from right to left) but I didn't find it a problem at all. It felt a bit strange during the first pages of the first manga, but now it almost feel natural.
I liked the second manga as well, and am planning on reading the rest of the books during summer vacation.