Negima! 239

More training, training and training for Negi this chapter, as he prepares to face the rule-breaker that is Rakan.


… and Theodora gives Negi a “secret weapon” too. Is that Pactio of Negi or of Theo? I wonder… *scratches head*.


Also Negi finally touches about Arika-hime, and his suspicion that she’s his mother. Weirdly enough, I don’t buy to the theory that Arika-hime is Negi’s mom though. I think Asuna is Negi’s mother instead. Yes, wild theory, I know. Also I wonder how many will spot this. :D

And Akamatsu’s going on another “break”…. #@EE$QW##^$%^!@


  1. Silver Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 8:32 am

    Although I am forgetting things though but somehow I kept on thinking Arika and Asuna are the same person or something like that. Maybe my memory is just way to jumble now and need to review it again.

  2. clazy Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    If her name is Arika, then maybe she’s Asuna’s mother? Considering the closely related names in Negima (Nagi and Negi), Akamatsu-sensei might have set it up that way… but then again this is all speculation.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 8:35 am

    Actually Asuna and Arika are supposed to be siblings… though blood-related or not isn’t made clear yet. And what is their relationship between each other is still unknown too.

  4. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    The sudden pactio just caught me off guard. This will be interesting. Othyer than Negi and Kotaro being trained, Konoka also is the only girl asking for special training.

  5. Xellos-_^ Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    speculation is that Arika and Asuna are form branches of the Osetia Royal Family.

    Asuna line is more senior but Arika’s holds the political power.

    they are not sibling or parent/child.

  6. AstroNerdBoy Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    I agree — I don’t buy the theory of Akira being Negi’s mother. I actually think that Negi’s NEVER mentioning a mother before this chapter is a clue. Anyway, not to spam your blog, but my own theory on the subject is on my blog. ^_~

    Still, you have to give it to Akamatsu-sensei for pulling the surprises. Never expected to see a pactio with Theodora, whether she’s the magister or ministra.

  7. FlameStrike Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    Lol yeah it’s kind of wierd how Negi’s mom is always unmentioned while Negi’s all OMG FATHER!!! Negi and his sister had to come from somewhere right? This chapter seems to imply that he doesn’t know who his mom is, so if that’s the case why is he never intent on finding out?

  8. Shiro Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

    I SAW THAT SPOILER DRESSED IN WHITE. You good sir, good sir…!!!

    I don’t quite agree with that idea though. Because one thing’s for sure is that we already knew Asuna’s difference in age with Negi is approximately 4-5. It’s simply impossible for me to think of it to work that way. Arika has to be at least 9-10 years older than Asuna to make up the logic of being Negi’s mother. Even then, Negi has to be born when Asuna is around 4-5 years old to stay true to the age difference.

    … I guess I didn’t take into account how old is Nagi when he first met Arika (and also how old Arika is), and how old was Asuna at that time. And, man I guess I forgot Theodora’s age when she first was in Ala Rubra as well as the current her too. Any clues…?

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    Remember that Asuna’s been hinted to be actually a lot more older than she looks physically.

    I’ve already said mine’s a wild theory, the chances of it being right is pretty… slim? But then, weirder shit has happened.

  10. hurin Said,

    January 23, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

    I think Negima is going downhill, the festival arc was far more coherent than the present magic world arc, and the series is starting to look like DBZ.

  11. Syaoran Li Said,

    January 24, 2009 @ 12:01 am

    I lost all interest in Negima since almost a year now. Sadly, it was a great lecture

  12. yanipheonu Said,

    January 25, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

    IF she’s Neji’s mother, then wouldn’t Asuna be his sister?

  13. Wild Goose Said,

    January 25, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

    …what if ASUNA is Negi’s mother? Haven’t there been hints that she’s much older than she looks? Would account for her attachment and affection to Negi. :p

  14. albert_2mb Said,

    January 28, 2009 @ 4:01 am

    out of topic, but the word “manhood” in that last koma really puts me off the mood lol

  15. al103 Said,

    January 31, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    >what if ASUNA is Negi’s mother? Haven’t there been hints that she’s much older than she looks?

    Age is one thing, physical/biological possibility is other. 10y.o. can give birth to a child, 5y.o. can not. Asuna had body of 5y.o.

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