Negima! 243


See. Told ya Rakan wouldn’t go down that easily. Should’ve stopped the count at 10, eh.


And he sure looks angry….


…. definitely not holding back any punches anymore, eh.



Though in all cases, this was a pretty filler chapter. We did get to know a bit more about Rakan’s past. Of how he was a slave gladiator since he was a kid and eventually worked his way up top. It actually makes me understand why he had a rivalry with Nagi, and possibly how jealous he is of Negi, since both of them can be said as natural ‘geniuses’.


  1. Dane Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    I seriously dig the dark aura. In addition, I’m waiting for Negi to get stronger (again) just because he’s in deep shit now.

  2. Phil Collins Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    Well, Negi hasn’t busted out “dark mode” yet, so it’s still possible for him to unleash some more hurt on Rakan without any other trump cards, but who knows. I’m sure there’s more to this, including (hopefully) some Ako resolution. Plus how much longer until someone figures out Asuna’s not Asuna?

    But man… Rakan is ultra mega GAR.

  3. midenz Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

    i totally agree with dane xDD nice to see more of the fightig xD

  4. Asrialys Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

    C’mon Negi!


  5. Setsuna-san Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

    Who on earth counts to twenty anyway.

  6. Honoo Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

    … They should’ve stopped at 10 and let Negi win even if Rakan gets up a few seconds after that and goes “I R SERIOUS NAO” mode >_>

    For some reason I don’t quite rest easy looking Rakan get back up. STAY DOWN THERE GODDAMMIT!

  7. Maximilian Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

    Seriously, even if the count was supposed to be 10, Rakan would get up at 9. If Rakan went down like that, it would be too anti-climactic.

  8. jx Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 9:31 pm

    This seems to carve another path for 10 training chapters.

  9. Hector Hidalgo Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    I’m pretty sure Negi will stand up with another trump ready, after all they still have no explain what all the mental training was about.

  10. shaoron Said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    Zombie Rakan!!!
    RUN!!! (not that it matters)

  11. Chris Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 12:50 am

    What? No mention about Ako in the bath?

    Full frontal shot of her getting up from the bath=win.

    Not that I mind a more explicit drawing of Nodoka by Akamatsu as well…

  12. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 3:44 am

    @Chris: It.. er.. gets kinda tiring to mention every near-nudity scene that Akamatsu puts in his manga. I’m pretty much immune to normal things like that already to the point of not even noticing it as much, LOL.

  13. Double A Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 5:38 am

    Even if Negi and Kotaro get beaten up they still have Konokas card and Negis artifact, to make a full recovery. Plus, I don’t think Negi was intending to fight Rakan with just one armationem, remember there was the spell that the mage of the beginning used it defeated Rakan with one hit, maybe Negi learnt it. Still I don’t quite understand why they have to win the money to free the slave girls. They can simply tell their owner “You know those girls were bitten by Dark Evangeline, they are half-vampires” the girls would be released straight away no-one in the magical world would want to keep them after hearing that.

  14. Rawr Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    Is evangeline really that powerful?I

  15. lord_jagganath Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    hell yeah.. eva is that dangerous…. Rakan’s power is OVER 9000!!!
    me thinks even with the gaping hole in the heart… Negi is gonna use the power of light and darkness to create a new middle ground … which i call the Dawn of Twilight LULZ… thus completing his power up in a true Yin-yang Tao fashion….
    again I sya as long as akamatsu doesn’t hold up the middle finger as he may do… we are good eh?

  16. clazy Said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    Serious business Rakan is GAR. also, lol yes I was also surprised at the 20 k.o. count…

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