Negima! 258

Pretty much a ‘bridge’ chapter dealing with Negi finally finding out about Mars being Mundus Magicus’s ‘base’. If it’s true that Mundus Magicus is only existant thanks to a large scale magical spell, then it sure shows why Asuna’s power is so important and why she is pretty much being ostracized. Still, there are many things left in the puzzle, so we’ll see in the future.

And the Negi party finally head to the ball, all dressed up to the nines. I must say Secchan looks pretty dashing in her suit. Of course the highlight of the chapter is the final two pages…


Heh, a Fate vs Rakan showdown right after your break, eh Akamatsu-sensei. He sure does know how to hook us readers all back in easily.


  1. Soupy Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 9:25 am

    does anyone else get this bad feeling for Rakan? like…the death flag feeling? Of course, that’s impossible, but still..

  2. Kabitzin Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    I figure Rakan will be fine. He’ll probably get his ass kicked, but will learn some valuable insight about Fate’s power that Negi can use.

  3. Maedhros Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    Good bye, sweet prince. T_T

    Oh shi… Rakan’s so dead now… D:
    HE CAN’T DIE, please. =(

  4. Steven Den Beste Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    Alright, someone let me in on this. What IS Asuna’s power? I’ve been wondering about that all this time.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    Asuna’s power is total magic cancel, which means that she is able to cancel all magic spells and powers. If Mundus Magicus is made from a giant magic spell, then she can literally destroy the world using her ability.

  6. Pepe Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    My only worry would be if the first page of the next chapter was an one-shot of Rakan being defeated.

    I don’t care if he dies (he’s so damn invencible after all) but if he’s going to be beaten I want to see him fighting ALL OUT!!

    Also, extra kudos for Secchan ^__^!!

  7. Lucy Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 11:39 am

    Ugh, like, Rakan is so gonna die/get petrified.

    I wanna see Negi and Fate( both aged up ) confront each other at the ball. It’ll be, like, TOTALLY AWESOME.

  8. Chimasternmay Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 11:59 am

    Fate vs Rakan
    will they really fight, if so who will win, I’m guessing Fate will if he is the Main enemy that Negi has to face, if not they he may lose, or the battle may not even happen some sort of trap can be pulled by Fate, or Rakan can just about do something outrageous.

    Mars thing
    no reason to go on about that its answers will reveal its self CLEARLY one day

  9. Steven Den Beste Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

    Does Asuna know she has this ability? Does Negi know it?

  10. Steven Den Beste Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    Hold it hold it hold it. You mean that if Asuna wants to, she can make it so that there is no magic anywhere, forever?

    Man, no wonder they’re afraid of her.

  11. sadakups Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

    I’m betting on a stalemate.

  12. Wrathkal Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

    My bet’s on an interruption by Negi and his team… It’s Rakan, so the fight is practically guaranteed to have LOTS and LOTS of explosions.

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    @Steven: Yes, both Negi and Asuna know about her abilities, but to what extent has not been revealed.

    Previously in the flashback chapters of the manga, it was revealed that Asuna was the center of a giant magical ceremony to destroy Mundus Magicus using her ability of magic cancel, but it was stopped in time before it could engulf the entire world, although old Ostia paid a very dear price for it.

  14. Seinime Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

    Maybe Rakan will own his ass and then a major comeback at the end of the chapter. ~_~

  15. knicksak2 Said,

    July 23, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

    i think that fate and jack will be fighting to a draw before others get involved and he leaves. this chapter didnt have as much in it as i hoped but i cant wait for next week.

  16. Rift Said,

    July 24, 2009 @ 3:08 am

    I lol’d when Yuna pointed out that while the Mars thing is interesting, in the end its pointless trivia. So true… it’s rare for an author to jab at himself like that.

  17. Yuika Said,

    July 26, 2009 @ 1:06 am

    I feel bad for Rakan tooo.. hope it will turn out allright

    found more info at =3

  18. anonymous bastard Said,

    July 26, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    yeah no i think rakan’s fucked. he threw a few death flags in this chapter.

  19. Doc Astaroth Said,

    July 26, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

    I really feared after this chapter a Curb Stomp Battle in best Shonen Tradition (Old Master dies to proof the power of the villian), but the new spoiler gave me hope. And Fanservice…

  20. Anise Punter Said,

    July 29, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

    Well, that was kind of more fanservice than I expected. In this scenario.

  21. Guncannon Said,

    July 30, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    anyone know when the chapter is coming out?

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