Negima to get Live Action Drama.

3-12-07 (8:26PM EDT)—- Negima To Be Dramatized
Ken Akamatsu has mentioned his Negima manga will be adapted to live action drama at some point in the near future in a blog entry made on March 13th.

I’ll just say one thing….


… damn I hate over-commercialization.

Source: Anime News Service


  1. Tsubaki Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 9:25 pm


  2. Babel Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    Lol – I wonder how Akamatsu Ken feels, soldiering on with his manga, surrounded by a sea of crappy spinoffs all of which have failed horribly to live up to any expectation of quality. I know he’s making money off them, but it must be painful to see, when you have as much talent as he obviously has, that as soon as you let go of the reins all your ideas are rendered down to the lowest common denominator.

  3. meganeshounen Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    My condolences to Akamatsu-sensei. Unless the live action version can actually redeem itself before the Kentaku, I surely won’t be counting on it to be spectacular.

    Oh no siree.

  4. TheBigN Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

    Negima and Live Action Drama do not compute. This is confusing/disturbing on so many levels. :/

  5. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 7:34 am

    It’s also going to be extremely lame.

    There’re somethings you just CAN’T do in real life, and if you try to pull it off, it’s just going to look lame and stupid.

    Negima IS (more or less) about the impossible happening =) .

  6. jinyamato Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 8:37 am

    this is confusing…………..i will not watch…….. but somehow i bet it’s going to look stupid

  7. Eleutheria Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Live-action 26 year old naked Evangeline licking 10 year old naked Shota’s wounds?

    Sign me u—WAIT, WHAT?

  8. wildarmsheero Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 9:51 am

    >>… damn I hate over-commercialization.

    I’m more worried about it not working at all in live action. Anyone remember Jigoku Shoujo LA?

  9. Haesslich Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    If he authorized this, someone must’ve gotten him seriously drunk. :P Live Action Jigoku Shoujo’s bad enough, but having a classroom full of schoolgirls chasing a ten year old boy? Or are they going to hack the story to death again, the way XEBEC did?

    … I don’t want to imagine how they’ll do the magic effects. Or the early ‘Asuna loses her clothes’ bits.

  10. Hinano Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 11:18 am

    Is that drama gonna be legal? Its like lolis sticking their prepubescent boobs into some shota’s face X_X scary.

  11. Ronin Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    This is a scary, disappointing premonition of what talented mangakas like Ken Akamatsu have to witness. How his works are being watered down (not only by budget but by the fact that “magic” does not work in RL).

    Here’s hopng the project gets stalled.


  12. sadakups Said,

    April 10, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

    Is it just me or Ken Akamatsu hasn’t learned anything yet? I mean, both anime adaptations aren’t exactly what you call good, and now a live-action series?

    C’mon, this is going to be an expensive production (read: too many actresses, special effects…) with cheap results.

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