But on the subject - The manga is REALLY good, so keep reading it. Although im not sure how well they are translating it, but oh well.
As for the show.....dont bother with it. Lots of people say its great and crap, but really they literally cut out over 85% of the manga and then the 15% they keep they almost COMPLETELY changed. So its not like with other manga -> anime where they cut out some and change some....in this they cut out almost all of it and changed what they kept.
But yeah, the manga is great, specially cuz its got LOTS of Ooshige, lol. In the manga she has like half of each volume just for her little side-story (which in size and depth is just as much of a main story as the "main" story, lol) but in the show she's barely in it.