Negima! 277


Huh. That’s interesting.



So it’s been proven that the Rewrite beams don’t work against humans from Earth. I guess my idea about how the Magic World and their inhabitants are somehow altered-state manifestations borrowing the physical area of Mars was on the mark somewhat. Currently, my idea that they are all “programs” that can be “deleted” or “rewritten” with administrator access or they might just have been “shifted back” in to their original state. Otherwise, it could be a giant-scale illusion operated by a “core” somewhere, but there’s still not enough information to know that.

And there’s also Asuna’s “Magic Cancel” ability, which now seems to be explainable by that she has some sort of “administrator privileges”. I’m pretty much using a lot of computer architecture based thinking here, since Akamatsu’s a closet geek as well. It will be interesting to see what the final explanation is like.

By the way…. why are they targeting Nodoka if they can’t affect her with the beams?


  1. ryggim Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    “Why are they targeting Nodoka if they can’t affect her with the beams?”

    -Well they needed a situation where they have to erase someone important to her to make some drama is what I think XD You know these cliche not-so-logical plots in anime which we’ve seen o so many times already. Well things are getting really interesting and I just hope that I don’t have to wait two or three weeks again just for the next chapter. It’s such a drag.

  2. harry Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    well the deleting beams cant hurt her but the enemy she’s up against is also a summoner
    (I’m assuming that he/she summoned the giant ‘shadow’ monster) so even if the deleting beams themselves probably can’t hurt Nodoka the summoner can still do damage

    Also since Fate & Co. didn’t get those key-shaped items (and hence the deletion beams) until they kidnapped Asuna-logical thinking seems to be that the delete-rewrite magic that they are using would have come from the magic-cancel ability from Asuna, so maybe the entire magical world and its inhabitants are a part of a magic (sort of like the living illusion magic in Fairy tails ep166)- Just IMHO

  3. Maedhros Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Well, not with the beams, but him (The Dark Mage) still can hurt her.

  4. Yue Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    hey isn’t negi from MW? doesn’t that mean he can be deleted as well?

  5. Gamen Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    @Yue It’s implied that the Ostia Royal Family, which Negi is a member of, are the creators of the world, and thus are probably not rewritable since they are not part of the illusion. Same with at least some of the population of Megalosembria, as they are immigrants from the real world. All speculation, of course.. Akamatsu-sensei and his assistants are the only ones who know what the conditions (lineage, birthplace, diet, etc) for being protected from Rewrite are, and just how far that protection extends. What happens to them if the magic world is erased while they’re in it, for instance.

  6. Nosgoroth Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    Does this mean that Chisame’s artifact is the ultimate hax device?

  7. al103 Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    >By the way…. why are they targeting Nodoka if they can’t affect her with the beams?

    Ehm… Shadow-user tried to crush her her head with his hand. Fate previously tried to perma-petrify her. They try to kill her, not rewrite.

  8. Wrathkal Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    Or perhaps they want to eliminate Nodoka without having her guards blocking them. So by feinting, the guards will take the beam, and later can eliminate her on own leisure.

  9. Kurosama Said,

    February 5, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

    Next Chapter is EPIC!!!!!!!!!!…

    Now..MSN looks like Getbackers and the infinity fortress program?

  10. Sunshine Said,

    February 6, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    I think it’s because of her rather dangerous ability. What if she asks the name of even one of those dark mages? One of her demonic artifacts (Comptina Daemonia) will write it in the air, and the other (Auris Recitans) will allow her to hear what awas written. This, combined with her Diarium Ejus, makes her a huge threat to whatever the dark mages are planning, since it would be very difficult to keep a secret from her.

  11. levrin Said,

    February 6, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    Hm… all this speculation about virtual people is making me wonder if that’s what Kurt’s “sixty-seven million humans” number from a few chapters back is about.

  12. Aeon Said,

    February 6, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    No one has really died so far, so I don’t really feel the supposed drama.

  13. Steven Den Beste Said,

    February 7, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    If it really is a big computer simulation/whatever, maybe Chisame can hack into it.

  14. shaoron Said,

    February 9, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    did anyone noticed that the “rewrite beam” also erases CLOTHES?

    look at Yue’s bare stomach after the beam

  15. Asrialys Said,

    February 15, 2010 @ 2:34 am

    ^ Aren’t those the school uniforms at that one Magic World academy?

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