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Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:49 am

So here is a thread to discuss anything related to the Negima series.

Will start this thread talking about the manga. Chapter 227 raws are out since a little ago and this chapter looks awesome!
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So Negi goes SSJ2 uses a Duplex Complexio and becomes quite cocky going in the face of Rakan and all! And now Negi charges and shots a Kamehameha big Lance like thing. Rakan should have recognized him as a man before.
Can't wait for the translation!
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Re: Negima!

Post by Fate » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:00 am

Well, I'm reading it so far, got done with chapter 8, it's not bad.
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Re: Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:10 am

I will quote Seishi:
Seishi wrote:I endorse any comments made by chaosprophet on the Mahou Sensei Negima! series! But yeah, Akamatsu's editors wantd the series to be more focused on harem and stuff due to his success with Love Hina, so the first few volumes are kind of just that. Once he figures out how to get past this, it gets better...much better. It is by far the most enjoyable series I've read.
It starts to get better by Volume 3, than it gets even better by Volume 6, and even better by Volume 8.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Fate » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:11 am

Asuna's my favorite in it currently. I liked her a bit in the show too.
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Re: Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:32 am

Asuna is one of my favorites too. She will get even better. But you still in chapter 8 so there is still a long way to go before you get to know better most characters.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Seishi » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:44 am

Oh hey, here it is.

I must say, my apprehension towards reading this manga was over nine thousand at one point. Not only did I dislike the Love Hina anime, I assumed Negima! would be pretty much a carbon copy. Reading plot summaries didn't help at all, either. Well, one day I decided to start watching the Shaft anime since I was/am a Shaft fan anyway. Things happened here and there, which lead me to actually start reading the manga...

The intro volumes aren't bad. I would say I didn't have my first WOAH THIS IS AWESOME moment until the Kyoto arc. Ah, always a Kyoto arc. Anyway, Negima! manages to maintain a huge cast of characters fairly well. Pretty much all of them have their moments, whether overtly moe or not. Most managed to impress me by demonstrating their competence in various levels.

Asuna is presented as the "lead" girl, so she already has a head start on my list. Konoka, Setsuna, Evangeline, and even Chisame all get significant time, but I never felt as if one character was stealing the spotlight away from another.

The story turns into some kind of epic shounen adventure/fantasy/action. Just look at the Mahora festival stuff, which is basically one super-arc over about nine volumes, and now the magical world. I'll talk about specific characters later.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Corni » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:29 am

Negima is one awesome series...
Too bad is one of manga series that get bad adaption...

Seriously why i love Negima even it have many character but almost all character get spotlight...
I cant help when this series become epic shonen adventure make me love Negima more...
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Re: Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:45 am

Oh and Fate's Persocom Fate-kun I advise you to read AQS releases over other if you can, they had the best quality (they only started on ch 67 though).

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Seishi wrote:The story turns into some kind of epic shounen adventure/fantasy/action.
I just saw a motivator that shows what you meant with the above comment. It's a spoiler from last chapter but it's just a small part of a page with only a cut dialog in japanese so I don't think you would be spoiling to much (and may actually work more as a motivation for reading it)... actually the image won't even make sense to people that aren't very far in the manga. I mean it's a mostly safe spoiler. :P
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Re: Negima!

Post by Xellos » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:30 pm

Negima is one of my favorite manga. I was a Love Hina fan and was somewhat apprehensive of Akamatsu's new work when I heard about the premise. I eventually gave in and started reading it and have not regretted it.

Contrary to some laments about the direction that the manga has been taking, I enjoy the action and the development of Negi. Many dismiss it as "lolDBZpowerlvls", but that is a gross simplification. Not all the fights are based on pure power and I thought the most recent one was quite crafty. There's also some decent undercurrents beneath it all, such as subjectiveness of evil in the Chao arc and Negi's "growing up" in general throughout the whole series. It's a combination of this, decent exposure for a large, likable cast of characters, and the normal Akamatsu harem goodness that has made the manga a sucess. It's too bad that the anime doesn't live up to the source material.

On a side note, I'm a fan of Evangeline and Setsuna. Asuna ain't so bad either.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Fate » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:28 am

I am catching up to this, on chapter 115 at the moment. No wonder there were so many Negima! characters in ISML '08.
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Post by chaosprophet » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:28 pm

Fate wrote:I am catching up to this, on chapter 115 at the moment. No wonder there were so many Negima! characters in ISML '08.
:P Good to see you intend to join the Negima Fandom! Remember to get your cookies at the door.

Now spoilers to chapter 249 is out... (thanks for Hata from AQS for the summary of what happens in the spoilers pics.
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The Negi x Rakan battle ends as a tie(way to go Negi!), but Rakan ends up giving his half of the prize to Negi. The slaves are freed. We see some reaction from Negi for using to much ME. Then we have a comvesation between Negi, Rakan and Fake Eva. F-Eva says Negi shouldn't use too much ME because the consequences may be more severe. Rakan says he needs to do it because of Fate. Eva says that as Rakan is with them, Fate wouldn't really be a problem where Rakan answers: "I believe Negi will be the one to save the MW this time". Now what about his mother! I hope he says it next chapter at least...
Now the next chapter will be released only on May 13th :tearsad:
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Re: Negima!

Post by Fate » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:13 pm

I am caught up with this. (been caught up for a while now)
i want to know more about that mysterious 'Fate' person, since he has the same name as my dearly beloved.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Eisdrache » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:55 am

Ah Negima ... Trying to find a torrent for a while now for both series t_t Anyway, while I have never seen the anime nor the manga, Evangeline is one of the very few girls I can tell to be moe even without knowing anything about her <3
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Re: Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:22 am

Well some people like the animes, some don't, but a general consensus is that the manga is way better so if you have the time give it a try!
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Post by Sakurei » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:36 pm

yes the manga is better, I can tell even though I haven't watched the anime xD...

sestuna and eva are my favs...by far ;D don't exactly know why though :O

fav manga all the time ^^ AND
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finally some yuri action between konoka and setsuna in chap. 252, that's more like it ;D
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Post by Fate » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:30 am

Chapter 254 is out.
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'With that power of yours, Negi-kun...you could save the world...'
And the girls are stripped of their clothes as the fight ensues.
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Re: Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:20 am

Wow the last negima chapter was great and quite better than what I was expecting basing on the spoilers. Now I really wonder about
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Godel. The end of the chapter seemed more like he isn't really an enemy but a neutral that wanted to test Negi somehow. Let's see what that true enemy he will talk about. Probably Fate I guess.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Fate » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:38 pm

That was quite an arm-wrestling match there.
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Re: Negima!

Post by Fate » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:07 am

I felt as though that was a really long pactio. @[email protected]
It was nice though.
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Re: Negima!

Post by chaosprophet » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:11 am

Yeah that was the best pactio ever! And the chapter was so full of innuendos!
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