Negima 208

Negima!

Oh wow. Dark Negi finally appears. Looks like things will finally go up a notch from here.

I’m pretty impressed with Akamatsu, for actually putting Negi on the way of darkness. Not many shounen manga choose to have their protagonists consciously choose to go down this path.

12 Comments

  1. Xellos-_^ Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 10:05 am

    Darth Negi:….I am your father

    30 young mages: NOOOOOOOOOO

    looks like Empress Evangelion got her sub-boss afterall.

  2. Gin Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 10:31 am

    Akamatsu is just that awesome. Besides, the “light” side and everything does get dull if it’s not presented in an interesting way. What’s even more interesting when they choose the dark side. Who doesn’t like villians from time to time?

  3. Haesslich Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 11:46 am

    … the hell happened to him, and how will Chachamaru feel about seeing him go Anakin on everyone?

  4. Asrialys Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    I still think he’ll combine light and dark as a last-ditch effort some time the future. Besides, this is a good chance to bring up drama amongst all the characters. If Negi looses it again and goes Dark at the same time, he’ll be sure to terrify everyone. Then Asuna will jump in, thwap him with her harisen artifact, set him straight, and then h’ll combine the two :P

  5. Scott Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

    Not related to anything, but will you be commenting on the final episode of Minami-ke? ^^

  6. lol_matt Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    I see that everyone immediately started making the Star Wars references…

    And i think that a protagonist choosing to go dark is a lot more interesting than the light’s side of the argument which is some thing along the lines of “LOL. I IZ JUSTICE.”

  7. Gulcasa Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    Darkness is just cool. I would have hated it if “light” was his choice.
    It’s fun to see “dark”, a very very powerful yet dangerous element, be the choice of the main protagonist. It reminds me of anti-heroes which I love so much.

    If you think about it, dark isn’t really the bad side, it’s just often portrayed that way.

  8. panda monium Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

    the most important thing is that he’s not slavishly following in his father’s footsteps.

    but dark *is* cool. Evangeline being all the proof you need ;)

  9. lanie-emon Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 7:58 pm

    Would love to see how Negi pound the crap of the faux Evangeline. Hopefully with some over the top, totally ridiculous style…

  10. Wing-Ed Said,

    April 6, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    Could see that plot twist coming from a mile away. There was no way Akamatsu would go and pick the cliche “light” option. He’s just too awesome for that. And dark is definitely more fitting for Negi, since he always tries to do everything himself. I hope he doesn’t get beaten back into the “light” side by Asuna; Negi would probably be able to convince her that this wasn’t a bad thing with Chisame by his side.

    Side-note: Title of the Chapter 206, the start of this battle, was “We Meet Again, My Beloved.” Reference to Konoka and Setsuna was obvious, but considering recent “jokes,” it could also refer to Evangeline and Negi, yah?

  11. ADe Luis Said,

    June 14, 2008 @ 4:26 am

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? :O i just finished reading the mahora fest arc and now this image pops out AAAARRGGG i am going insane whats going on?

  12. Magia Erebea Said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    Hopefully we get some cover art to show what Nega’s ME form looks like in full blown color.

    Akamatsu is indeed far too awesome to do something boring like the generic hero of light. It was setting up a long time ago that Negi had some untapped drama-power inside him, especially with the Baron back in book 8 started talking about ‘fighting for vengeance as opposed to justice.

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