Negima Live Action News Confirmed.

Negima! Live-Action Confirmed by Creator Ken Akamatsu
Manga creator Ken Akamatsu’s May 18 blog entry has confirmed reports that a live-action adaptation of Negima! Magister Negi Magi is in the works. He previously hinted at a “big surprise announcement coming in April” in a February 27 blog entry. Japanese fans then found a March 13 entry in actress Ai Tanimoto’s blog (since deleted) that said a live-action Negima! adaptation will broadcast next year. Akamatsu says Weekly Shōnen Magazine had planned to make the announcement in issue #25 of 2007, on sale May 23. He also discusses the overwhelming experience of casting 31 “3D” girls for the story’s all-female class. Source: Moon Phase

OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL ….

…. just don’t screw up the manga… it’s my final bastion of hope for the series. I feel really, -really- disillusioned with the series already now.

Source: Anime News Network.

14 Comments

  1. igro Said,

    May 18, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

    “OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL ….”

    The third OTL from the left is me…
    Well, I guess we can expect a good laugh (of course, not intended by the creators of the show ;)

    “just don’t screw up the manga… it’s my final bastion of hope for the series”
    Can’t agree more :)

  2. Skane Said,

    May 18, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    Well… maybe third time will be the charm? ^^;

    Cheers.

  3. Zzz... Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 12:43 am

    AHAHAHAHA…

    Anyone who actually expects this to be good is just asking for it. There’s no way.

    Oh gods I can’t stop laughing.

  4. Kabitzin Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    This is gonna just be a big cosplay fest. I can’t imagine this being any good, considering that the Negima storyline isn’t even that great. I still like the manga (and artwork especially), but I can’t see how they can make this non-cheesy.

    A CG version with a big budget would have been a better idea.

  5. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    Add my “OTL” to your list of “OTL”…

  6. wildarmsheero Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 1:52 am

    The only good thing about Negima is Akiyuki Shinbo’s version :3

    And all the doujin.

  7. random passerby Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 3:56 am

    Aww damn.

    OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL OTL

  8. Eleutheria Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 5:07 am

    OTL. ORZ.

    And Akamatsu-sensei talks about gravure idols in his blog too OTL

    I wonder who’s going to be the unlucky boy cast in Negi’s role…

  9. Knowngni Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 5:33 am

    ……………………………………..why, why must this happen?!?!?

    ==; OTL

    please let this all be a lie or some mistake…

  10. sagematt Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 7:39 am

    it’s my final bastion of hope for the series

    Hope? On a Negima live action?
    I’d say you are misplacing your hope.

  11. FlameStrike Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 9:24 am

    orz

    Their is no more hope x.x I’ll just stick to the manga and avoid this train wreck to be

  12. Tien Guan Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    i just keep my fingers cross, hope they don’t destory one of my favourite manga and anime.

  13. Asrialys Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Whichever way this goes, it’ll be interesting. If I can get a hold of the episodes, I’d probably watch it all, with or without subs. I want to see what they do to it.

    Ha, how funny would it be if the live-action turned out to be a closer adaptation of the manga than the previous two series…

  14. sagematt Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    please tell him to stop misquoting my posts and start reading them right

    Gotcha.

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