Negima! 288

Yes, I admit I have been pretty tardy at following Negima lately, no thanks to the irregular releases. Anyways, after a LOOOOOONG hiatus, we’re back with 288!


Ayaka and co. head back to Mahora after getting Eva’s summons. Looks like Ayaka’s consortium is getting really close to some sensitive material, now that “Mars” has been mentioned by her.


And finally, Makoto Ookouchi gets her own share of the limelight, even more so by dealing critical blows to Negi.


First, with Ako…


Then, with Makie….


Geez, Negi, were you really -that- clueless about the girls’ feelings?

Not stopping with just that, she even reveals Yuuna’s identity as well.



And Negi’s head ASPLODES with the sheer denseness and magnitude of the revelations. Looks like Akira’s a much more deadlier foe to Negi than the whole of Mundus Magicus + Cosmo Entelachia combined.


LOLOLOLOLOL natural gigolo talk. And Akira looks absolutely dashing in this page.


I wonder, is Chiu’s feelings considered anger + annoyance or is it jealousy by now? So hard to tell sometimes, hurr.

Praying for more regular releases of Negima right now. They really should be on the final buildup to the whole Mundus Magicus crisis arc by now.


  1. SnooSnoo Said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    Just read it and thought: There should be a post at Kuro’s.
    I sorta wish Akamatsu would stop with the teasing and get on with the pactios. Or maybe he’s still designing their outfits. ( ̄‿‿ ̄)

  2. Nestor Said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    >>>Geez, Negi, were you really -that- clueless about the girls’ feelings?
    Maybe he likes older women? After all, to some extent, he’s the opposite of his father, which may include their preference in women. Wait, does this mean that no one is eligible? *running away from angry shippers*

    Awww man, this chapter really makes me remember why I like Love Hina’s Motoko: those lovely long black hairs (with Hime Cut)! Of course, unlike Keitaro, Negi has his natural gigolo charm, one so strong that in the last page Akira seems so ready to yield :) . If not for Ako, his age, and the last second intervention, she’d probably *ehm* pactioed a long time ago. Wonder if she’ll go Nodoka and starts to unconsciously think of the harem route *oh yeah* This series is plagued with matchmaker crushes (not that I’m complaining)

    And yeah, Chisame’s jealousy is so obvious that people on earth could probably see it if they look up to Mars. She’s like a scorned old wife who had just caught her husband flirting with young women again, and again, and again… guess she’s the most Naru of all…

  3. Nestor Said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    A bit revision on my post: Maybe he likes older women —> Maybe he likes younger women.

    @SnooSnoo: Ah, so that’s what the last two weeks “research” for. Looking forward for the pactios of Akira (elegant costume that match her hair), Yuuna (hopefully gun-related artifacts), and Ako (some nice tease before the smooch).

  4. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

    Kurogane, did you miss blogging about the previous chapter as I do not see 287 in your blog?

    Two thumbs up for Ayaka for coming close to discover about magic. I wonder whether she and her whole investigation team will be brainwash for trying to go too deep into the magic world issue just like how Chao was given numerous warning to stay out from it.

  5. Ben Said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    Pactio Interruptus

  6. Chris Said,

    May 16, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    I seriously lol’d that Negi didn’t know that Yuuna was Professor Akashi’s daughter…same surname+it’s written in the Student Registry that he was given back in Chapter One (written by the Headmaster. I will presume)…hello?

    Yes, and natural gigolo talk. Although I don’t follow Love Hina that closely, glad to see that I’m not the only one feeling the whole Makoto/Akira “OMGTHEYLOOKALIKE” vibe. Well, since both are from the same author, I guess that can’t be helped…same for cameos/blatant character placements in “Rave Master/Fairy Tail”…isn’t that right Hiro Mashima?

  7. Ryggim Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 12:38 am

    Motoko Aoyama look alike ^^, I did notice this resemblance since way back who knows when, since I did read Akamatsu’s previous work “Love Hina” and I gotta say Motoko is my fave girl there. I just hope that the new pactios will be awesome still wishing of Akira to have the same outfit of Motoko but that is a long way off, since it wouldn’t be nice to reuse designs, well I’m still hoping though if not that even just a tiny semblance will do. Work Hard Akamatsu!!!

  8. Haesslich Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 1:03 am

    Jealousy. Definite jealousy, especially after he snared the false Asuna.

  9. S_1 Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    288 is rather good. Glad to see twas powerful enough to bring you back to Negima :D


    "anger + annoyance or is it jealousy by now?" – Why not all the above?

  10. Skribulous Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    At the rate Chisame is going, Negimaru will be canon.

  11. Haesslich Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    Skribulous: Except that since we already had Naru x Keitaro, the probability is lowered… which is a pity. Because she’s the only one who can keep him in line, be independent, yet be there for him. Especially since Asuna, who’s the other to manage that trick, is his aunt.

    Nekane for some reason, REALLY looks like Asuna in the above shots…

  12. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    Yes, I did miss 286 and 287. Busy period back in April, so yeah.

    And I knew someone wouldn’t be able to resist mentioning Negimaru after this chapter… good to see I wasn’t wrong.

  13. Silver Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    @ Haesslich

    Lol! Well, Negi does say that Asuna looks a lot like Nekane for a reason.

  14. Nestor Said,

    May 17, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    I’ve just checked the first chapter and Akamatsu actually cheated on Yuuna’s description: there’s no line of her being the daughter of Prof. Akashi. Of course, my source could be faulty…

  15. OverMaster Said,

    May 21, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    @Cho Hakkai: Odds are Evangeline an Konoemon will tell them a lot about magic as soon as they arrive to Mahora (they were the ones who called them back at the edge of a major crisis, after all), so anyone trying to mindwipe them hopefully gill get a good fat Mahora buttkicking, hopefully.

    I must say I’m sick of the Masquerade (Chao had a few good points about it being unfair to humans) and hopefully it all will fall down with the upcoming events.

  16. OverMaster Said,

    May 21, 2010 @ 2:12 am

    Agh, the horrors of posting in a hurry. Don’t look at my typos, please! Don’t! And I said ‘hopefully’ twice! Arrrghhh!!

  17. Fluffy Said,

    May 31, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    Chisame is jealous. This chapter reminds her of how many rivals she has. I’m surprised Negi didn’t pass out in shock from the revelations Akira gave him about Ako and Makie’s feelings.

  18. Privateer Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    Negimaru was already mentioned ages ago. Chisame warned Negi that some girl would wind up stabbing him.

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