Negima OVA Preview

SHAFT OWNS! SHAFT has just been elevated to the “Great Studios” list in me. I literally went high when I saw the OVA preview. Not much description to give apart from it covering the Southern Island filler in the manga chapters.

So all my fellow Negima fans, let us all start a petition for SHAFT to remake the whole series to make justice for it’s win. And while we’re at it, let’s push for a law to forbid XEBEC to touch any more of Akamatsu-sensei’s works.

Screencap orgasm to follow. 56k’ers are advised to be prepared. 3.5 MB of pics are following and I’m not kidding. A lot of thanks to frequent visitor, meganeshounen for helping me caption the screencaps.

So let’s kick off with the roll call shall we?

Zazie Rainyday – The Quiet Type, Loves Nature

Aisaka Sayo – Class 3-A’s Official Earthbound Spirit

Akashi Yuuna – Athletic and Loves Playing with Balls… Basketballs

Asakura Kazumi – The Class Paparazzi, Always Looking for Interesting Scoops

Ayase Yue – Baka Black, The Brains of The Baka Rangers

Izumi Ako – The Timid Soccer Team Manager

Ookuchi Akira – The Mermaid-esque Motoko Lookalike

Kakizaki Misa – The Onee-san of the Cheerleader Trio

Kagurazaka Asuna – Baka Red, Never Absent to Lay the Smack on Negi (Notice her Eyes…)

Kasuga Misora – The Track Star Nun

Karakuri Chachamaru – Robot and the youngest of Evangeline’s Maid Robot Companions.

Kugimiya Madoka – The Serious Girl of the Cheerleader Trio (Also reported to be Kotaro’s Love Interest. j/k)

Ku Fei – Baka Yellow and Martial Arts Expert

Konoe Konoka – OJOUSAMA!!

Saotome Haruna – Paru-sama and her l33t Doujin Drawing Skills

Sakurazaki Setsuna – Shinmeiryuu Swordswoman and Konoka’s “Partner”

Sasaki Makie – Baka Pinku~ and Gymnast Extraordinaire

Sakurako Shiina – The Uber-Genki Girl of the Cheerleader Trio

Tatsumiya Mana – Sniper, Mercenary, Miko, All in One Asskicking Package

Chao Linshen – Supergenius from the Future

Nagase Kaede – Baka Blue de gozaru, Nin-nin~!

Naba Chizuru – Token Sexy Airhead ala Mutsumi of Love Hina. Owner of the largest breast in 3-A.

Narutaki Fuka – The Cheerful and Energetic Elder Twin

Narutaki Fumika – The Shy Younger Twin

Hakase Satomi – Techno Genius and Co-Creator of Chachamaru

Hasegawa Chisame – Grumpy Geek and Closet Cosplayer

Evangeline A.K. McDowell(-sama) – A Vampire. In every sense of the ways.

Miyazaki Nodoka – Honya-chan~

Murakami Natsumi – The Shy Theatre Actress

Yukihiro Ayaka – 3-A’s Iincho and Asuna’s Rival/Bestfriend

Yotsuba Satsuki – The Chao Bao Xi’s Head Chef

Followed by some Asuna…

Bless you…

Asuna looks cool….

… yes… she looks cool…

… menacing even….

Kagurazaka-ryuu Ougi: Sea Splitting Slash!

Evangeline-sama is so delicious in this incarnation…

Somehow reminds me of Rozen Maiden’s Shinku


“Bouken desho desho~~”



And some KonoSetsu for good measure…

Setsuna’s “Point of View”

Naughty,naughty, Setsuna

Negi is one fucking lucky bastard…

No Escape! Marshmallow Hell! XD…

…a.k.a chichi jigoku

… but he has his cool points… I think…

Negi: *Activates his Magic Circuits* TRACE ON!


Of course, let’s not forget the rest of the class shall we?

Otaku girl.

Ahhh.. Maeganekko 4TW!

Gunslinger Miko

Ayaka gives me a boner…


Suprisingly quite favourite of mine

For the lolicons.

Neko Mizugi Chiu-sama <3

Sayo in the Traditional School Mizugi

And there’s some heart warming moments as well..

Did I say Negi was a lucky bastard?

Negi and his Sister, Nekane



  1. Tsubaki Said,

    August 14, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

    Holy shit. Setsuna ftw! Damn, I actually didn’t want to download the OVA. Now I’m soooo doing it.

  2. Syaoran Li Said,

    August 14, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    Negi, you’re a lucky bastard, you now that?

    Oh men, I have to download the preview as well, baka, baka, baka, atashi no baka!!

    Is looking good ^^

  3. Mark Said,

    August 14, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    Yup, awesome.

    Didn’t watch the original due to how bad it’s supposed to be but I can’t wait for this and ‘Negima!?’

    Konoka doesn’t really look shy at all in this preview though (it’s like she has blush lines permanantly etched onto her face in the manga ;P)… but she does look hot so that’s okay. ^^

    I don’t really have any complaints although I hope they keep it quite close to the manga..

    Generally, even one ep OVAs are around 25 mins, aren’t they?

  4. Syaoran Li Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:13 am

    Only one quesiton… this preview was suppost to sale on 16th right? So, when is the full OVA come out?

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:54 am

    Syaoran, it’s supposed to be out on October 25th.

    Mark, the OVA should be about 25-30 mins and so far only 1 episode has been confirmed(?).

  6. Os Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:59 am

    Did I mention how many times I had to change boxers watching this?

  7. deftoned Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 2:22 am

    I’ve watched the preview at least a dozen times now and the look has really grown on me. I’m FINALLY getting excited about a Negima anime. So long as this new stuff does a bit of justice to how great the manga is.

  8. Haesslich Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 7:01 am

    Honya and Chisame turned out pretty well this time… but I’m not sure about Evangeline’s look. At times, her face is too round, and other times… well, at least she’s got the frown down pat.

    We’ll see how SHAFT does, but they can’t be any worse than XEBEC – short of drawing stick figures, anyways.

  9. Willowywicca Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    hmm Murakami Natsumi’s hair is now greenish-grey oO wonder why they changed that

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 8:18 am

    Os, you naughty, naughty person.

    Haesslich, I don’t have much to complain about Evangeline’s look, but yes, that frown is sexy :). And if SHAFT goes the stick figure way, be assured that something “fun” will happen.

    Willowywicca, well, most of the hair colors are much much more loyal to the manga ones rather than the fugly palette XEBEC uses, so I don’t really mind a small deviation here and there.

  11. Tim Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    My heart can not adequately express the intense feeling of joy I’m going through right now. (\^-^/)

    At first I thought there was something different about the animation and then I realized it. They no longer had that crazy 80’s day-glo hair color. That in itself is such a big step foward. Can’t wait to see the OVA now. Too bad I don’t have a time machine handly to erase that travesty by XEBEC.

  12. Seaotter Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 11:59 am

    you guys DO know that the new OVA will not follow the story 100%?

  13. Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    i’m currently smiling behind the monitor now, the art made me happy
    (hope story will not too disappointing)

  14. meganeshounen Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    Of course. There’s no such thing as an anime that follows its manga origins 100%. Even Naruto and Bleach, due to the cause which is that the studio doing the anime merely bought the rights to use the names in the manga.

    But enough of this, I NEED to oogle more on Eva’s new hawt rori look. o_O

  15. Syaoran Li Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

    Great! I’m going to mark October 25th on my calendar right now (maybe on that time my new PC is goign to be here).

    Just finished the preview; and yeah, the filler beach chpaters of th manga with a little few changes, but who cares anyway.

    An all-new story they say over ANN and the official webpage, so more hopes for this.

  16. Byakko Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:26 pm

    Hey Kuro! There’s news of a new NANOHA! ^____^ OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! YAY! Words cannot express my joy! ^__^

  17. Haesslich Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    Kurogane – I have absoutely NO complaints about how Honya and Chisame turned out, even if I find Setsuna and Evangeline look a little… funny. The eyes on Nodoka alone, and Chisame’s face and figure… they’re perfect, IMO.

  18. NRK Said,

    August 16, 2006 @ 3:39 am

    You know, the director is Akiyuki Shinbo and he is made of GOD and WIN with his almost godly skill lol :D
    JFYI he directed visually-astonishing pieces like The SoulTaker, Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (the TV series was pretty weird, the OVAs were plain) and applied his style to a different type of anime series when he moved to SHAFT, see Moonphase and Pani Poni Dash. Seriously, I’m not interested in Negima but I’ll wait for this OVA anyway :)

  19. bj0rN`- Said,

    August 17, 2006 @ 3:36 am

    Omg… *fap fap fap*

  20. Jon Kopetz Said,

    September 14, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    I haven’t watched the preview yet, but I definitely plan to. Everything looks so much more dramatic, colorful, and faithful to the manga roots that I care so much about than the original show.
    My only complaint is that Chachamaru seems a little more stern looking in a few pics with green eyes kinda turned down. Ah well, perhaps the preview will clear this up for me, or perhaps it is just because she is not feeding stray cats, saving small children, or bashfully trying to get some quality time with Negi just yet.
    Looking forward to it.

  21. Amie Said,

    October 19, 2006 @ 11:46 pm

    I love this show soooooooo much I never want this show to end!!!!!

  22. Said,

    November 5, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

    good good good

  23. sagematt Said,

    November 6, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    >> Somehow reminds me of Rozen Maiden’s Shinku

    Evangeline is a doll user. Rozen found it funny if a doll were modelled after a doll master. Thus, Shinku.

  24. SetKonFan92 Said,

    December 9, 2006 @ 4:49 am

    OMG OMG OMG….cant wait. i love the manga with a passion and im not too worried about how true they will be to it. i agree with Jon about the whole Chachamaru thing…she does seem way more stern and not as “holy crap im a robot and im feeling f&%king human emotions!!!” :P

  25. Mayumi Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 4:34 am

    Well I think little Negi is cute. But in looks like every girl that walked the earth thinks that to. I’ll just have to settle for some other guy. *sigh*

  26. SetKonFan92 Said,

    December 15, 2006 @ 6:22 am

    I’m like a total rookie at the whole anime thing but i love the Negima! manga series. Obviously (by my name) I love the whole love story behind Konoka and Setsuna. I’ve recently become addicted to finding Negima vids on YouTube and i kept looking for ones about these two. they had clips from the anime and I literally cheered when they FINALLY KISSED……srry
    i talk to much…..*grumble*

  27. Sakura-chan Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    Wow, really great blog *-*~
    Evangeline and Asakura together ir totally great XD

    But, there’s no pic of Kamo-kun ._.

    Anyway, stills a great blog *-*

  28. SetKonFan92 Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    I blog too much…..but yea so im a huge fan and im a lesbian so setnoka rocks!!!!!!!!

  29. BlackWings Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    Heh heh! Nice blog >=3!

    Negima is probably the only manga collection i’ve almost completed (not counting the new ones yet ^^;) I love Negima it’s freeeeaaaaaaaaaking awsome!

    I was shocked to find that the anime is calmost completley different from the manga, but that makes it watchable X3 heh!….

    Chamo-kun may be a perve but he’s the coolest ermine ever… >3
    (And my sensless blabbing shall stop now =3)

  30. แอล Said,

    December 21, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

    ชอบเอวาเจลีนกับอาซึนะมักๆเลยง่า ^0^

  31. Dakaggo Said,

    December 26, 2006 @ 8:18 pm

    This looks great and I definitely will buy or download it but one thing. Why does everyone hate the anime? I thought it was really great. To be honest I’ve never read the manga but more so that makes me a better judge. On its own I think its a great show. I suppose if you’ve read a story and they totally change things then it sucks but I wouldn’t give it such a bad reputation. Its not very long either so it’s hardly a choice between manga and anime as the anime will be over in a few days and the manga I’m sure is much longer.

  32. けんじ Said,

    December 27, 2006 @ 9:01 pm



    Why Asuna die in part 23?

    Who’s can tellme plz tell me.

    I’m angry very much – -”
    Why asuna must dieeee!?!?

  33. Ama-chan Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 2:37 am

    LoL I jsut stumbled upon this blog today and looked at various topics, nice thing you got going on here. Negi IS one pretty lucky bastard ben then again he’s 10 yrs old and set on being a perfect english gentleman. Oh well *sighs* I read the manga serie in french (please don’t lapidate me I live in Montreal) and I think it’s only out to about # 7 or so… I really love it and I watched the anime twas great though I knew I shoulda downloaded that OVA… Ama-chan you baka!!!! There you have whimsy excuse to see girls in whimsy outfits and… I’ll keep ranting somewhere else!!
    Ja ne!

  34. newyearnegima!!! Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    heee heee luv the anime but y the hell did asuna die??????????????????????/

  35. martin Said,

    January 2, 2007 @ 9:31 am

    I have a question, can negima?! be seen in the u.s.?

  36. Asrialys Said,

    January 2, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

    If you download it…

  37. ... Said,

    January 8, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    asuna lovely

  38. amazingnessperson Said,

    January 9, 2007 @ 3:28 am

    ok, so i really wanna no if u can get like a boxed set of the negima anime. i never got to see it on TV because i dont have the manga channel *glare*. so i was wondering if there was like the first season on dvd and so on. so if someone can help me with that, i would be soooo happy.

  39. lea Said,

    January 10, 2007 @ 3:51 am

    hello, i’m french (soory for my BAD english!!!) i LOVVEEE this manga and i hope you too …? =) thank for this pictures, it’s really beautifull !!!!
    i like an other manga : samurai deeper kyo (do you know?)
    merci !

  40. budi Said,

    January 12, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

    i hope u send picture yue ayase size bigest

  41. some person Said,

    January 15, 2007 @ 10:12 am

    whats this suppost to be? A new series? A movie? whats it called?

  42. responding to "some person" Said,

    January 15, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    yo dude! this is Negima wer’r talkin abt! its a manga/anime! i do hope they make a movie…..*ruminating* god damn ayaka’s H-O-T. blonde hair…green eyes…*sigh* damn this 3-dimensional world taht seperates us from the manga pictures…….*gggrrrrr*

  43. juls Said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    nice pics!! even tho the OVA spring is already out in english heh
    nodoka all the way!! yesss. i just dont get why people are hating her new hair style, its awesome, but people have to conplain…ugh
    like the pics tho

  44. freakydeeky Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 4:50 am

    -blink- wow

  45. Tim Said,

    January 25, 2007 @ 8:55 am

    Nice views

  46. freakinboredtoheck Said,

    January 26, 2007 @ 3:19 am

    omg….wow nice pics. god i want to see the friggn so so effin badly, but i cant find it except on youtube and then the quality’s realllllyyyy bad. im totally into the whole SetKon thing..its totally kewl. i mean my friends do call me Setsuna because i relate to her in many ways…especially the obvious one! *wink* my bffs are feu ku and then nodoke, only we call her bookstore. lllluuuvvv it

    kk gotta stop now…..byyeeee peeps *anime victory pose*

  47. Hiroshi masatomu Said,

    January 29, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    hei a great pic
    is very nice and cool ^^

  48. kaiden Said,

    February 7, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    well its good but i wanna see some PUSSY!!!

  49. Takara Anoiyama Said,

    February 24, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    ew, u nasty pervs!!!! >_

  50. Crucifixian Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    Awesome Blog.
    Wow, now, i shold’ve have sold my Negima CD’s. Now, i regret what i just did TT___TT

    Ahhh! I gotta buy another set!

  51. kosar Said,

    March 1, 2007 @ 3:02 am


  52. kosar Said,

    March 3, 2007 @ 3:09 am


  53. kosar Said,

    March 3, 2007 @ 3:25 am

    SAY IT ONE ¨more time coooooooool

  54. i Said,

    March 8, 2007 @ 6:12 am

    *stares unblinkingly at amazing pics* wow…so setsuna and konoka are….together?…*pause* AWESOME! IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE PUT TWO CUTE GIRLS TOGETHER! haha! ppl don’t pay enough attention to girlxgirl relationships….*sigh* o well

  55. Ayame Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 11:08 am

    OMFG I /love/ SetKon. They’re made for each other. ~.^ I have yet to read the manga, but the anime KICKS! Sorry. Aya’s a little wound up today. Great pics! ~.^ No more rambling. Aya’s gotta quit that. She’s gotta quit speaking in the third person, too, but that’s not gonna happen… Ja-ne!

    P.S. Aishiteru Nodoka-chan!!

  56. Setsu+Kono4EVAH Said,

    March 18, 2007 @ 1:04 pm


  57. Curlyro Said,

    April 7, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    Thank you for this awesome page! These are wonderful caps and references! :D

  58. ANIMEBARN Said,

    April 9, 2007 @ 8:50 pm


  59. patrik Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 8:12 pm

    It’s incredible, very coooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.
    nobody know if this game is in spanish???

  60. Prodigal Priest Said,

    April 15, 2007 @ 9:22 am

    I’ve seen it. The storyline is ok, but the artwork and such rocks.

    And of course I’m predicting Siskel and Roper’s critique (if either of these guys would watch the OVA): ‘… We found this movie to be particularly uplifting….. Not a dry seat in the house…’. Need I say more? ^_-

  61. darkmcdowell Said,

    April 30, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

    merci même si je ne suis pas anglaise mais française je te remercis

  62. Leandra Said,

    May 12, 2007 @ 9:27 am

    hey is the ova a show or something? or is it the negima movie? is it on like magic 501 the box set? cuz i reallllly wanna see the ova!!!!! somebody tell me how to see it!

  63. inuyasha Said,

    May 12, 2007 @ 9:28 am

    Je ne t’aime plus…….french

  64. winx Said,

    May 12, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    anyone know his playing time on saturday n sunday in taiwan?? oOT.T

  65. Andreza Said,

    May 15, 2007 @ 3:36 am

    Muito muito muito bom
    Eu sou brasileira e acho que sou a mais feliz de ver esses animes
    adorei de apixão essas imganes
    vc está de parabens
    Ate mais

  66. winx Said,

    May 16, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    erm… i do not understand!! i bought the vcd in singapore, but it is not related to the pictures shown above..O.o (the pictures shown above doesnt show in the video!!) r there more of negima show? does it hav part 1 n 2? help!! i m a BIG fan of him n yet i knows nth!!! TT sob.plz tel mi tyty

  67. Ta-Kun[Kakou wi] Said,

    May 16, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

    I love anime like this (Negima, Mabuaho, & Love Hina owns) I see the Negima that’s out already & it looks like Azumanga but this is awsome I will agree with the art stlye is fresh but an episode I saw it look like it took a dark turn still funny but a dark turn & its awsome I saw this ova &…wow perversion everywere!!! lol The Narutaki twin are way funnier, Fei-ku more wackier (& less chinese lol), & Eva-chan is still the same luff her does anone know when this series is gonna be in english tell me plz

    (srry for written alot ^_^;)

  68. Leandra Said,

    January 10, 2008 @ 10:12 am

    just a few questions…

    where can you view online or actually buy the spring summer winter fall ova’s? I saw them on in japanese, but i wanna see the english version of it. Also, whats the difference between the spring summer winter and fall ova’s? are they all different movies?

    ~I love Asuna-san and Kotaro-kun and evangeline-san and Chiu-san!!!

  69. Leandra Said,

    January 10, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    anybody like negima, tsukuyomi “Moon Phase”, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, pani poni dash, Slayers, Spiral, Naruto, or Tokyo Mew Mew email me!!!!

    wheeeeeeeeeeee! i love when they skydive!

  70. Guns&Roses Fanboy Said,

    May 6, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    Much like BlackWings, Negima! is the only manga I have collected entirely, along with figumates and other related stuff.

    I myself loooooove Kaede Nagase, she is one of the coolest girls in class. I mean, come on, the girl’s a damn ninja, for pete’s sake!!! And to agree with the rest of you, Negi is one lucky bastard. especially in the third book, where Kaede runs a bath for Negi, and before long, she is taking her clothes off and joining him in the small drum she uses for a makeshift tub.

  71. SMILE:) Said,

    June 1, 2008 @ 7:01 am


  72. SMILE:) Said,

    June 1, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    OH btw is there Negima OVA Ep 2,3,4,5,6…???? or only Ep 1?????

  73. Izumi-chan Said,

    August 17, 2008 @ 7:18 am

    woah, someone named Leandra >_>;
    Yay! I c Kagu-chan!!!

  74. Mack Said,

    November 4, 2008 @ 6:59 am

    Wow, we are thinking the same thing!!!! Negima should be done by Kyoto Animation for a thousand reasons:
    1. Sticks close to manga
    2. Great pictures
    3. Great sounds and voices
    4. Because negima is the best and so is Kyoto Animation

  75. BK 201 Said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 2:50 am

    hey now!~
    Nodoka-san is “BOOKSTORE” not ~honya-chan~

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