Negima! 257


Natsumi reveals an especially shocking revelation.


So… the magic world is actually Mars?! Holy shit. Suddenly, Chao’s claim of her being a Martian makes total sense! I wonder what are the future implications of this for the story line.

And a bit of background info of Princess Arika from good ‘ol Tosaka…


So it looks like it’s been all a big blatant lie to smear her name, not to mention the times doesn’t fit unless Arika isn’t Negi’s mother.


Hmm… so does that mean there’s still a chance that she might be alive some where?

Man, can’t wait for the next chapter. It’s already been 4 weeks eh. Sigh, another 2 week interval without Negima T.T

EDIT: I’ve been looking at Mars maps and it’s surprisingly how blatant Akamatsu was with the names. Noctis Labyrinthus is a real place in Mars, the Hellas capital is at Hellas Plantitia in Mars, the elysium forests are in the corresponding locations too. I wonder how many fans already knew about this?


  1. Chimasternmay Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    What surprised me was the school on Earth actually had a map of Mars haha.
    But whats interesting is stuff that Chao use to say kinda makes seance now and will probably fit in soon. so in the Future of the world they are they plan to do bad things with magic experiments. just love this plot grown nicely.

    2 weeks off eh, well in the meantime i can focus on my Summer classes :(

  2. Steven Den Beste Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    I’ve always wondered about Nekane. Is she really Negi’s sister, or just an older girl that he’s close to? If she is his sister, which parent do they have in common? Both? Just one?

  3. al103 Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    >I’ve always wondered about Nekane. Is she really Negi’s sister, or just an older girl that he’s close to? If she is his sister, which parent do they have in common? Both? Just one?

    Ehm… She is his cousin. Proved by fact that Negi called man uncle and she called him father.

  4. Shin Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 11:56 am

    That’s not Jupiter…..

  5. Ron Bailey Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

    Now THAT’S something the Mars Rovers never showed us ^_^

  6. Maedhros Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    It was discussed a year ago on AQS, there was a map transposition and all. In fact, many places of MW = Mars. Similar names… too much coincidence.
    We considered it as a possibility.
    Now it’s confirmed: MARS = MW.

    Just to you know Kuro-kun, the preview of new Negima OAD (Mo Hitotsu no Sekai) is out. I’ve uploaded it on Youtube:

    Enjoy. =]

  7. Leopard Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    MW has been speculated to be Mars for at least 1-1/2 years already. MW’s topography was the biggest indicator for this.

    I shall pray endlessly for a Chao re-appearance.

  8. Soupy Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    Sometimes i wonder if the folks down at AQS already knows how negima ends.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    That’s why you should stop watching the non-canon anime! Nekane is actually Negi’s cousin, she’s the son of Nagi’s brother, IIRC. It was mentioned somewhere in the manga.

  10. shaoron Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

    We have ESPERS (magicians)
    Time traveler (chao)
    and then we have… aliens…

    DAMMIT! What has Haruhi NOT touched!?

  11. knicksak2 Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

    mroe and more things just keep happening with no answers….i am still skeptical on wether or not akira really is negis mom becasue she was “killed” 18 years ago when hes 10 but who knows…now with this mars thing and just everything…i hate that we have to wait 2 weeks for the next volume but i want to know already im dying here i want a big chapter

  12. Anise Punter Said,

    July 9, 2009 @ 4:53 am

    Finally got caught up with this manga this morning (several hours I could have spent doing more productive things, but, you know). Did this chapter seem a tad rushed to anyone else?

    In the span of 3 pages, “Your mother’s death is a government coverup” and “Oh yeah, we’re on Mars.” With the way this series has been spaced out so far, it just seemed very out of place that two revelations like that would come so quickly.

    But after slogging through the first 80 chapters, the last 170 or so have just breezed by. Like a whole different series, yay.

  13. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 9, 2009 @ 5:06 am

    Yeap, this ins’t a big surprise for me either. A ocuple of years ago, an author in published a fanfic named “Child of Mine”, and she already knew about this.

    Good to see akamatsu is a fucking genious.

  14. DKellis Said,

    July 10, 2009 @ 4:46 am

    I’m honestly expecting that the whole “we’re on Mars” thing is common knowledge to mages (especially those from Earth), and nobody told the Negi-tachi because it’s one of those supremely obvious things.

  15. Markwar Said,

    July 12, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

    All I could think about was Negi saying, from top speech bubble to bottm:

    “That’s no moon, It’s a space station.”


  16. otakubaka Said,

    July 17, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    haven’t read this. is this a good manga to read?

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