>For those of you thinking of collecting the series physically; know that this volume is the most expensive for some reason.
I checked yesterday to buy the last volume (the only one I don't own) and I'm still chocked by the prices it's the only serie i physically bought and that was 13 years ago, I had absolutely no idea it could become so expensive
No. The anime of Negima was handled terribly. First it started course in the school days. But the budget went to ALL the voice actors doing the entire class. The next time it went on to continue it started right off Negi going to the mgaical world, right where Fate attacks him and seperates the class. The series was all over the place and the OVA barely made a dent on popularity to be noticed.
God, even after rereading this scene so many times, seeing her tears just make this so much more powerful. Key VNs got nothing on this. Chachamaru is a precious soulful buttermuffin who deserves all the happiness. Pupa Somnians also apparently translates to Dreaming Doll, so that's cute.
That sounds retarded. Yeah, sure, Negi's totally go down about abandoning all demihumans to death.
Remember when we all thought Arika might actually be important in some way and then dissolved from the story, only getting another mention when Negi was shown his "Perfect World" and in the Negi flashbacks for UQ Holder?
Oh right. Eh, not like I'm going overboard with posting them.
Despite Negima never was released in my country, I imported some english volumes, mostly from 25 to 32 if I remember corretly with hopes to some day have all Magic World Arc so I glad I had this volume. I stopped buying Negima after shit ending if anybody wonder
Its serious and existential. As autistic person ( heh ) who always feel in some degree " robotic " and learned to " be fun and geting along with other " from sheer logic and observation, deep inside I always feel like Chachamaru - that is, like somebody who only " fake " emotion and " train and learned " them and not becasue I truly feel this.
This shows the violin girl was holding back against Kotaro, Haruna Saotome, and everyone else.
Pretty sure the transformation was accelerated by Cat there
What is the reason for Takane and Mei to not be in dresses but their school uniform? I highly doubt they would qualify as bodyguards in the governor's own palace so shouldn't they be in fancy dresses, instead?
This feels like the closest thing we got to trying to foreshadow the extra Fates later, but it still could've been a little better.
Surprised it took that long for him to get his profile.
>Inherit Ku family >things that should have happened but it didn't so there's a massive plot hole
At this stage Ken appears to have still planned on doing the Demon World arc based on his answer about Zazie. Do we know exactly when/what chapter he made the decision to self-axe the series?
Kotaro made a mistake and should have gone after the other three...
I wonder why Negi acts so annoyed of this crowd of famous people at the ball. You think he would take the opportunity to make connections and ask them for stories of his father from their countries' point of view. I can understand Kotaro getting annoyed at so much attention but Negi is now a teacher for a bunch of wild girls so handling a bunch of polite girls in fancy dresses should be easy pickings in comparison.
He actually has shit to do here, it's not like they're there just to have fun/celebrate their perfomance in the tournament. He's really only there to talk to Kurt and in another page he mentions the crowds of elite and fangirls make it so he can't even go and say hi to Yue, who he just recently found out isn't in Fate's rape dungeon.
Isn't this a basic concept of Shinto where even objects have souls?
Kotarou running into the women's restroom is lowering his reputation
I thought Sayo was inside her upgraded robot body?
Why are there 2 Sayo dolls? One Sayo doll is looking at Natsumi banging her head and the other Sayo doll is watching Negi refill Chachamaru's magic reserves
They never learn. Stop wearing skirts into Rakan, you sluts.
Kek, I never noticed how Rakan's technique only steals 3x panties because dragon girl goes commando.
>a cat is fine too
Something I never got is why do only the lightning Averruncus get some elemental form which straight up copies Negi's. Why don't the other elements get some kind of form like it? We have a fire one here. Feels like it was another example of Ken's laziness post Rakan. It seems like they can possess whoever they want. Generally it just happens to be the one who destroys their last body since they would be the strongest and best choice. Even in UQ Holder, that's consistent since in the Bad End they try to possess Negi despite Albireo doing the body in in the flashback.
Was it ever explained just who or what makes the rules about pactios?
Shouldn't Sayo be eager for a pactio after seeing Chachamaru successfully obtain one?
Wouldn't bringing Kaede make more sense due to her ninja cloak artifact that can allow everyone to quickly escape?
Should she? With that much power I bet he could make her explode into nothingness.
Too busy enjoying her chance at voyeurism.
Say what you will about UQH but some moments were pretty kino especially the pactio scenes
Wouldn't bringing Konoka be more effective considering she is the daughter of Eishun Konoe, the man who personally taught Kurt Goedel Shinmei-ryu swordsmanship? Wouldn't Kurt Goedel feel reluctant at hurting his swordmaster's daughter?
How successful was the series saleswise, back then? I would like to see a sales chart if there is one.
>Compares Kotaro and Kaede to mother and son >Says she doesn't stand a chance Unironically what did she mean by this?
Oh, let's hope no one saw this Looks real bad out of context
How come Negi shows no sign of his mother's royal magic even though he is the son of Princess Arika?
I can't find anything pre volume 24, but 24-36 only peaked below top 5 sales twice and it had over 20 million volumes sold as of 2013. So it did pretty damn good. Not up there with the top titans and gods of the industry, but pretty solid B tier sales.
If Asuna is a princess, too, why isn't she at this celebration ceremony? Shouldn't Asuna be right next to Arika?
Negi is being far too casual with his use of Magia Erebea
I think they all call him that, even Negi at some point.
I don't think she was a public figure though, she was just a tool. Plus, she's probably still a husk by that point.
Why isn't Gateau with Takamichi?
Why did Albireo prevent Nagi from speaking the truth about Zecht? Why keep secrets from your party?
What happened to Arika's father? Go to jail?
So Nagi is partly to blame for his hometown getting attacked because I bet if Eva were free to go anywhere, she would have built a castle in Nagi's hometown and claim the village falls under her jurisdiction.
Those are some well toned muscles without being too masculine. The perfect balance.
Winning Ku's body and soul is no small thing
Makie is such a good girl. I hate how she never got a real shot
they all get kissed later and beats up fate's harem
Asuna looking like a 10 yr, war was 20 years ago... so she´s 30... like takamichi
I thinhk we need a timeline chart
That balcony sure is seeing some action tonight.
She's hundreds of years old, only awakened to start shit
that's just consolation stuff. She was never a real part of the group despite all of her interest. She and Ayaka got screwed
This feels like it has double meaning for impregnation
when did they said that?
So she's the one who became part of the 1-2 combo that killed the Lifemaker in the happy end huh?
You know? I'm willing to believe the reason why this volume is so expensive is due to the heavy shipping happening all around. I can see why this one would have high demand.
Makie is in Namek, no Ayaka for a few more volumes so she's definitely not screwed.
I bet Chachamaru wouldn't mind getting those "sex" upgrades now.
Would have been better if the big boss genuinely wasn't around anymore.
Still one of the biggest lost opportunities. A Negi/Ku Fei kid would be an absolute beast in Chi and Magic.
>if we kill all our enemies over there... >will be finally be free?
I can't imagine Hakase not including them with the skin body
I miss the school uniforms
I'm a bit confused about this. We know Chao made the kitty kill-sat so how does the Pactio system know to assign it Chachamaru?
Arika's leg got a thigh high for a split second there.
Did you read the blurb from Ken he's quoting? Ken isn't talking about the first anime. If the OADs sold enough we were going to get a new anime, he's referring to that, but it never happened and we instead got a movie in 2011.
>Eishun is chill enough with Eva to be buying her sweets I'm not sure if that's a credit to Eishun's power, his personality or if somehow they're actually friends.
Chachamaru also was designed by Chao, maybe that helped? Also, magic
The same reason everything else is assigned, by "pulling" it from reality and turning it into a summonable item. Many of the other items the girls got were real artifacts and stuff people made in the past, like Nodoka's diary.
>I don't care about my daughter What a garbage father.
I'm beyond platinum mad about what they did to Fate in UQ Holder, he's one of my favorite guys. The fact he'd slip to making and selling literal child soldiers is awful. It's like Fate and Eva sort of switched some aspects of their characters for that whole thing. Fate would've beheaded anyone who even suggested the idea before they could finish the sentence.
>that typesetting without cleaning Nah, it's perfect. It has that 00s amateurish feel.
>Kotarou-kun forces Negi-kun to watch Rider with him on Sunday mornings, and then they have fun pretending to be the characters together! Fuck, I wanna see that.
Eishun accepted an arranged marriage and never taught Konoka how to use the sword...He isn't as chill as you think he is
Do you think the mangaka regretted making the MC a ten year old child? All these ecchi and romance moments, all the heavy responsibilities, all the hyper focused combat growth... and now on top of near-death experiences he's spent a very large portion of what I assume is the latter part of the manga walking around in an aged-up guise
>Is there any connection between [Akira's] name and Attila the Hun Is there something I'm missing here? I don't see why anyone would ask this.
Right apart from that super model body magic inchou would be funner to hang out with. I like her
context negima came out when harry potter was at its peak popularity the difference is harry actually grew up i think negima should have been timeskipped, fastforward to 15 year old negi like he's doing for most of the manga shonen authors use timeskip save for conan
that's a large part of what made it interesting. This 10 year dealing with shit he shouldn't even be thinking about at his age. Also deals with the sexual tension issue better instead of yet another wimpy, dickless mc
Armwrestling in that dress, I'm glad Ken didn't skimp on the muscle service.
It allows him to be oblivous when he really wouldn't be even as a teen, I mean look at all the stuff with Chachamaru, ANYONE would be able to put two and two together for that.
IIRC making him ten was deliberate to avoid the standard harem/romance nonsense and be able to focus more on the actual story. Of course over time things may have changed, and yeah by the end when he's playing grown up 95% of the time to add gravitas to the situation it might've become a regret.
I don't think so. For one, Negi's issues putting things together and his reactions make perfect sense as a 10 year old, instead of the teenagers/near adults in most manga who act like they're actually 10 years old and clueless. It doesn't come off as frustrating because of that, and even then Negi handles it better than some of them do. Plus, it makes some interesting character development to see Negi go from an actual kid with some mature moments, to having that childlike innocence literally beaten out of him by the end of the manga and how much he's grown up because of it.
It would be wrong if you didn't.
>Encouraging sex before the first kiss Asakura would be up to some absolutely degenerate shit if Negi was older.
It makes sense for him to be 10 if the manga was still in its harem fanservice stage
It didn't make sense anymore that he completely shifted the genre to battle shounen
A 10 year old beating grown adults is even far more egregious
Not at all. ITS TREASON THEN. But seriously, I want to know more of how it works Like he seems to be implying Megalomesembria is mostly humans, but what about Ostia? I want to know how the government works.
>55 Does he not know how much of a scrub she is?
No point hiding it, yeah Mars is way farther out than Earth,when they destroyed the gate,the magic time was desynced from Earth meaning they're experiencing a martian year.
This feels forced as fuck, it's making me hate her damn.
>A 10 year old beating grown adults is even far more egregious his dad could. This is a setting where a random genius puts regular mooks to shame early and often, especially when they get taught by the very top tiers
I don't really think so. He earned his victories and worked damn harder than a lot of people. Plus taking the dark route to be able to do exactly that and not take years gets Negi into some real trouble and would've doomed him about a dozen different times if he didn't have all his class with him to keep him going.
Negima = up to Festival arc Negima Z = Namek Negima GT = Istanbul, fighting Lifemaker and becoming it Negima Super = UQ Holder
>mind reader >infostore >most logical minded like him assist Makes sense to me.
I really like Ken Akamatsu, this is my humble collection
Yeah, it's a combination of having an absurd amount of latent magic power and him taking shortcuts to achieve power fast. And it's not like he's being more OP than his father was at his age.
From what I can gather Megalomesembria is the leading city/state in a confederacy of (mostly?) human nations. Ostia was originally the capital city of one of these but has turned in some kind of semi-neutral border region between them and the Hellas empire after it's original destruction. Maybe it attracted lots of non-human population after the war or they may also just be visitors for the festival.
His dad wasn't 10, he was a teenager during the war
he won the tournament when it was a big deal when he was 10 and even told Negi all the shit he could do at that age that Negi couldn't
Yeah Nagi could already fly and do midair shundo at Negi's age.
>shoulder pads and tail Ruined, just the long black hair and the fire would've been enough.
>other shonen Made in Abyss' movie is the last one I remember.
>Negi have you ever heard about the tale of Princess Arika, the Destroyer? >Of course not, It's not something they'll teach you in magic school
Well, the author did not explain why Negi is unable to manifest any royal magic despite his mother being a princess from Mars. It just feels like the author wanted an excuse for Negi to use Eva's darkness magic instead of Arika's royal magic.
Mei only, 3A shouldnt be with a brainless battle boy with furry-yiff as his thing. Jack Rakan is better than him in every way. It took a lot of manga for Ken to be able to have more than one male character at once.
The robot from UQ Holder should have been Negi and Chachamaru's kid
Even if he turned traitor later
That would make his fate awful. Unironically,the best boy from UQ holder was Gengoro,guy is so cool and chad to boot.
How's the Panini Version of Negima user? I have the old Glenat ones, and these threads are telling me to buy the whole thing.
he doesn't even explain what royal magic is/does, how it manifests, or If it has to be taught/trained. It's pretty much just a throwaway that fans think more about than Ken did, just like Arika
>cover art lost forever
Kotaro is 10 years old and attending elementary school at Mahora Academy. He is not attending classes at the all girls school where Negi teaches at but some other elementary school on the campus ground. For an unknown reason, Ken Akamtasu never shows us Kotaro's classmates or homeroom teacher despite saying that Kotaro became a transfer student and he does get homework like every other student.
UQ Holder is waste potential de manga. Was Akamatsu even trying or was he busy being a politician?
>Rakan stood them up >Negi in the capital unawares >Bonus strategic anti magic weapon >Perfect excuse for an arrest with the stragglers On a scale of 1 to 10 how fucked would Negi and co have been without Fate scattering them?
>Don't make me a main character >Even though I stuck with you this whole time even when Asuna came back
>and never taught Konoka how to use the sword... I don't see an issue with this. Konoka is a mage-type and if the early series commentary is anything to go by, she's an incredibly powerful mage-type with the potential to be on the same tier as Nagi magic-wise. She might just not be compatible with Shinmeiryu.
Not that user, but he didn't want her knowing about the magical world at all.
Omiai is customary for noble born families, doesn't mean Konkers is engaged to some dude.
He doesn't know Asuna is a fake at this point.
I don't thinking wanting a normal life for your child is necessarily wrong. A waste of talent for sure and poor judgment on his end but the intent is fine.
Konoka would have benefited way more from amnesia and attending a magic school rather than Yue. Konoka learning magic just feels like an afterthought from the author. He just needed someone to become the main healer in the story.
Yet assassinations still happen on Earth and there may be wrathful demons that have a hater boner for demon hunters like Eishun so Eishuna not teaching his own daughter how to fight and use the sword is an extremely reckless decision.
I'm not blaming him, just pointing it out. I can only really fault him for not thinking it might be inevitable that she learn of it. That said his actions are consistent with a protective parent. Completely understandable.
I just did the math,and there are 208 senators.
The first row has 4,the second row has 6,the third row has 7,and the fourth row has 9 people.If we assume each "slice" of the pie is one 8th of a circle,we get 208 senators.
>Konoka learning magic just feels like an afterthought from the author. You think so? It's mentioned pretty early on that she's magically-gifted.
>extremely reckless decision. Agreed. However that doesn't mean Konoka is compatible with Shinmeiryu either. We do agree that Eishun probably should have taught her magic though.
she's steadily picking up magic stuff throughout the story. She's not going full throttle Negi tier but she's doing it at a quicker rate than almost everybody else. She's also not a combat mage
jesus Ku that lace is killing me
Hoenstly,the onyl one I'd be cool with him getting is Anya.
And that's the peak. Everybody go home.
And that incredible pacto gets this stupid shit. Good lord, did Chachamaru back over Ken's dog? What is this?
How could you not find orbital death laser to be cool?