Negima! 285

Negima!

New Haremmette, Luna, GET! I laughed at Chisame’s reaction, “Oh no, we’ve got another one!” So apt!

But anyways, this is basically the start of another powerlevelling mini-arc, which… after all that action, was pretty much expected to happen. I am pretty damn happy though because….

Negima!

YES!! Evangeline finally gets an appearance after god-knows-how-many chapters! Admittedly, this is scroll-Eva. I still LOL’ed at seeing her appear all naked, playing retro games like a NEET though!

Negima!

Rakan… ;_;.

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Ooo…. thought pretty much that would happen.

Negima!

Noooooooo…. so there won’t be anymore scroll-Eva?!

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Oh dear…. Negi, final boss mode on!

Negima!

Eva sure is Eva, even in scroll form. As expected from a master, killing two birds with one stone by getting Secchan and Kaede to practice against evil Negi.

Negima!

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Holy fuck, both Raiten Taisou and the God-slaying Spear. Shiiiiiiiiiiii….!

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Hurr… even Eva had to step in. Meanwhile…. Nodoka and Yue going to have a girl-to-girl talk? Those two sure have a lot of catching up to do.

Wasn’t really expecting Eva at this point, but they definitely do need to deal with Negi’s “problem” first before going to the final showdown with Fate. Losing control at that point wouldn’t be nice and all. Wonder how long this arc will be lasting, another 2-3 chapters?

27 Comments

  1. Haesslich Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    Naked Evangeline? Oh dear. And a lesson to boot..involving violence.

    God, I miss her.

  2. Wrathkal Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    Lol, I bet those of us who read Bleach will find this similar to Ichigo’s Hollowfication.

    Nude Evangeline is win, but I guess she must really be lonely in that scroll. (So that’s how she acts if Chachamaru isn’t around to look after her)

    Arc length: will finish in 1 chapter, unless Akamatsu puts time into showing Negi having internal struggle, etc, then it’d probably be 2 chapters

  3. Kurosama Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    ..only…

    Nice Ass Eva..!

  4. in other words... Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    …woot chapter… that is all…

  5. Bambi Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Akira: But don’t you think we might end up getting in the way…?
    …. Haha :)

  6. S_1 Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    The only way Page 6 could be better, is if the quartet did the REACTION GUYS XD

  7. Dude Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    Vizard Negi > Vizard Ichigo

    Nuff said.

  8. Fluffy Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    We finally know what Eva does with her free time alone: sit around naked and play video games. I hope everyone warms up to Luna. She would be a great addition to Negi’s group for her substitution technique.

  9. Dude Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

    @ Fluffy

    Correct me if I’m wrong. Does Luna’s substitution include access to skills and abilities? So far my impression was as far as voice, personality, memories and even DNA goes, her ability is perfect.

  10. Bambi Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

    @Dude

    If we can assume from her being Asuna, she wasn’t able to copy her’s Magic cancel and looks like artefact was fake too. But Magic cancel is in it’s own category, so who knows :).

  11. Lollerman Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

    This chapter for some reason felt really rushed. We transition between seemingly 4 or 5 different plot points, with real rapid transition. From Luna, we went to Eva, where she warns his soul will be devoured, only to see him say yes within a single panel. Hell, Chisame didn’t even get a chance to argue. And right in the middle of the fight, we switch to Yue/Nodoka, for a conversation that doesn’t even have any bearing!

    I hope this doesn’t mean that Ken is being rushed through the rest of the story.

  12. Narkins Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 11:15 pm

    “Vizard Negi > Vizard Ichigo”

    Agreed only if for the fact Akamatsu has a bit of originality in his dark mode character, its not just stronger + faster + beam spam.

  13. Maedhros Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    @Lollerman
    Actually, I don’t think it felt rushed at all. Luna has 0 to no importance at all. The focus on this chapter is just Negi’s problem. What Chisame would argue? She isn’t him, he is the one who make the decisions, he’s the leader after all, it’s important to make decisions by himself.
    And then, Yue problem is something that was hinted to be resolved since Godel’s appearence.
    I don’t see how this is different than Festival arc, sub-plots were being focused at the same time there too.

    @Bleach
    Anything is better than Bleargh these days… seriously. =/

  14. Dude Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    @Bambi

    I guess this means besides being the perfect infiltrator, Luna is pretty much useless on the frontlines.

    @Narkins

    I made that judgement because Akamatsu has made active references to magic erebea being a dangerous magic that has real prices to pay regularly, not some ‘auto-win’ mechanic that kicks in when the life bar is in the red.

  15. anon Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    Eva: “You’ll be no better than a beast. In other words a sitting duck”
    *Fight starts*
    *Godslayer*
    Kaede & Setsuna: “Oh Sh-“

  16. Fluffy Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    @ Dude,
    Yes, Luna’s technique does have access to skills and abilities. In chapter 254 titled “The Other Master Mind” Luna conjures up Asuna’s sword and rushes head on to fight an opponent. However, her shoulder got sliced so she doesn’t have Asuna’s magic cancelling ability. The magic cancelling ability is a skill only the real Asuna possesses so other than that Luna can do all of Asuna’s abilities or another person she chooses to mimic.

  17. Ryn Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    Someone just reminded me of that pic: http://i.imgur.com/gDesD.png
    Oh Negi is just batshit insane.

  18. anon Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    @Ryn
    I think that might be exactly the disaster Chao went back in time to prevent.

  19. Steven Den Beste Said,

    April 9, 2010 @ 1:08 am

    “Ouka Houken” is a reference to “Sakura Wars”.

  20. Skribulous Said,

    April 9, 2010 @ 3:41 am

    Ahahahaha, Kaguya “NEETeruyo” Houraisen shoutout.

    @Lollerman

    I take offense at that. Yue and Nodoka have both proven to be integral to Negi’s efforts so far, and they still have a lot more to contribute. Having them renew their bond (and they’ll need it too, with all their comrades from the Magic World dying) to become stronger should be given as much focus as any training montage.

    Though I agree, this seems to feel rushed. Then again, maybe it’s a response to complaints that the series has been dragging for a while now? Meh, can’t please everybody.

  21. DmonHiro Said,

    April 9, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    Wait…..Chao DID have this as well. Those are the exact same patters. It just hit me after Annon’s picture. HOLY SHIT!!!

  22. Zefyris Said,

    April 9, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Sigh… again…
    No, she DID NOT.
    What’s the purpose of Chao’s magical circuit? It’s to process magic. In other word, it’s like making your own body a wand, and therefore it’s for casting magic (and pain result from it), not to power up yourself with spells.

    This isn’t the same pattern. Besides, Chao’s magical circuit don’t really shine, and her skin doesn’t turn black.
    Look at this :
    http://www.onemanga.com/Mahou_Sensei_Negima!/159/04/
    See the last panel? Those things on her cheeks and her forehead? Good. You can see them there too.
    http://www.onemanga.com/Mahou_Sensei_Negima!/159/08/
    This is how her magical circuit really looks like. No black skin, no shiny stuff. Something that look like a large metal circuit.
    This is SCIENCE.
    Something that was added to her. And which is probably following the normal magic flow of a body, just like the pattern of magia erebea, which is why they look alike. Most part are probably under her skin, too (that’s just a guess though).
    this image http://www.onemanga.com/Mahou_Sensei_Negima!/159/08/
    Doesn’t mean that her skin became black and that the pattern is shining through her armor. This is merely Negi looking at the magical flow in her body. Since he’s looking at the magic, that’s why you don’t see her (just the silhouette… Which is…. Black of course). Read again the whole chapter, and especially what negi’s saying just before we see that silhouette.

    Her magical circuit is working all the time and that’s the only panel where you see that black silhouette and all the magical circuit of her body. So that’s not how it really looks like, the other panel I linked are the real appearance.

    Hope this clear up the misunderstanding a little, lately there seem to be a lot of persons around thinking that chao’s magical circuit is due to magia erebea..

  23. Kokuyoku Said,

    April 10, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    @Zefyris: That doesn’t necessarily to say they are unrelated, but principle of Magia Erebea is a similar concept to the “Mage Circuit” in that it takes Magical energy from a source then forcibly applies to the user’s body providing the overall Powerup + Wandless magic capability.

  24. Zefyris Said,

    April 10, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Well If we’re talking in RPG terms, they are completely different.

    Magia erebea :
    Use: selected
    When activated, allow you to change offensive spell into a defensive spell targeted on the caster. Depending on the nature of the offensive spell and the spell level, the caster will gain bonus in strength, dexterity,constitution, speed, armor (and maybe a few others).
    The caster can still use his spell in an offensive manner if he wish.
    Each turn, the caster do a will save. If he fail, he will start to transform and become uncontrollable.
    The Difficulty Check of the will save increase with each use of magia erebea.

    Something like that, uh :p.

    For the magical circuit feat :

    Magical Circuit
    When activated, allow the character to cast spell like a wizard, even if he doesn’t have arcane spell level at all. In addition, the caster doesn’t need to have the proper focuses in his/her inventory to cast the spell.
    The character can cast spells up to spell level 9, but each time he does, he takes damage (the damage depend on the spell level casted).
    Those damages count has an hit toward the caster, and therefore, a concentration check must be made. If the caster fail the save, the spell will be interrupted just like if he was hit by an opponent.

    If the caster hit points go bellow 0 because of the Magical circuit damage, the character lose consciousness.

    No matter how you look at it, those aren’t the same things at all.
    One allow someone who can cast or cast very little to be a better caster, when the other one allow you to use differently the spell you can already cast. The drawback aren’t the same at all either.

  25. Lehq Said,

    April 11, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    @Dude
    DARKNESS Negi> Vizard Negi

  26. Nestor Said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    Dammit, chapter 286 got watermaked…

  27. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

    @Nestor: yeah… just got myself. Also feels quite LQ this week.

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