Negima! 292

Negima!

Plan explanation chapter. Since it’s pretty much mostly exposition prior to the climax, I’ll just skip the details. Instead, I’ll jump to the crowning moment of awesome of the chapter.

Negima!

Uh-oh… surprise attack!

Negima!

Yue’s like going, “Noooooo…. not again!!”

Negima!

Oh fuck yeah, Tsukuyomi gets owned. Period. Now this more like Negima! Tsukuyomi has a really small neck though, for some reason.

As I said earlier, it’s a bridge+exposition chapter so it was pretty much lots of talking and plan-explanation. One of the funnier parts was Luna-suna, giving the gang information to infiltrate the Old Ostia by looking as if she was receiving them via radio waves. There was also the joke by Paru-sama that the Gravekeeper’s palace looks like the tower from Dragonball or something.

An important information revealed this chapter was that the Gravekeeper’s palace is -indeed- a gravekeeper’s place. Literally. Seems like there’s a gravekeeper clan of sorts in Ostia that holds the sacred task of guarding graves, etc etc etc. One of these days, Akamatsu should release an Expanded Universe guide to Negima or something. I’d buy it.

Well, final arc is starting now! Things should be pretty exciting for the next few months!

24 Comments

  1. Winter Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    Love the reviews kuro, next chapter is going to be awesome

  2. Xellos-_^ Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    final arc? to the current arc but only halfway for the storyline as whole.

  3. kriyuu Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Has any indication been given how long the series will be? I know we’ve been on the “magic world” plot as a whole for quite a while now.

  4. Lollerman Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    Is Negi Springfield gonna have to choke a bitch? Course, the real question is will this be a curb-stomp battle, or is he going to have Setsuna take care of her.

    I also noticed that about her neck. He’s 10 years old, so unless he has got a hand power up, he shouldn’t be able to do a full neck choke. But eh, she had it coming

  5. Kurotsuki Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    @Xellos-_^ : Akamatsu said on his blog that it was the final arc as in, final, story ends after that, or something like that.

  6. Haesslich Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    She has a small neck… which is all the better for snapping, Thousand-Master style.

    Now he just has to Harem her, or kick her ass. Or something.

  7. Maedhros Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    @Kurotsuki
    Actually you understood EVERYTHING on his diary wrong, he did said exactly the opposite, Negima will not end on this arc. Just read the diaries translation on AQS.

    Seriously:

    -No way Negi will find his dad right now, and thats the point of the manga, only after that the manga will end;
    -Akamatsu said that 400 chapters are a sure thing, 500, maybe. I don’t think this arc battle will be that huge, having more than 100 chapters. No way;
    -Zazie will be on the last arc (confirmed by Akamatsu). There’s no Zazie’s sign on this arc;
    -Istanbul is the last place where Nagi was… I’m sure they’ll go there too.

  8. Shiden Nakajima Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    Nothing on the Asuna fairy? :P

  9. Xellos-_^ Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    @Kurotsuki
    what Maedhros said

    @Lollerman
    this is Negi unleash his Springfield Harem Gene power on Tsukuyomi

  10. Yue Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    so…isn’t negi’s lightning element the worst possible match with fate?

    but yea, final stage with current arc most definitely, but do you guys really need to be such an arse correcting Kuro ?

  11. hurin Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    The japanese word for radiowaves is ‘denpa’, but there once was a killer who claimed to have been controlled by radiowaves, and so the word also became slang for a crazy person. To bad the translator didn’t know that because without an explanation it is just confusing.

  12. Doc Astaroth Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    Wa… Tsukyomi really looks in distress here.

    However, there are already spoiler for chapter 293 and it looks like we´ll get a final battle between her and Setsuna:

    I expect a Zanmaken: Ni no Tachi-Duel, with Konoka in the middle of it. I hope, Setsuna watched Rakan well, can´t wait for her to use the technique he has shown.

    “In celebration of my first kiss with with Ojou-sama-Strike” FTW!

    Also, Takamichi took quite a page out the book of his namesake… If there is just a single female reader of Negima!, the GoedelXTakamichi-doujinshi will come, oh dear… ^_^;

  13. Nestor Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    Setsuna: “In celebration of my first kiss with with Ojou-sama-Strike <3"
    Tsukuyomi: “What th-”

    What exactly happened to Shiori? It’s like she got two mutually conscious personalities

  14. ewok40k Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    the neck grab reminds me of the classic Vader-rebel officer scene, or Sarevok in the BG intro… though i love comparison between the tandere faceshe has just page ago, with the struggling face in the choke scene…

  15. Shance Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    Someone convince Negi to wring that neck, please.

  16. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    Actually I should have written “final battle arc” up there but I accidentally left it out. Writing a post 25 mins before you go out to catch the bus to work does that to you I guess.

    @hurin: Yeah I know what “denpa” refers to. It was just funny seeing Luna-suna doing that.

  17. kriyuu Said,

    June 23, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    re shiori, I took it to mean that while she changed her appearance back to Asuna, she doesn’t have that mental block that the original spell provided (i.e where “Asuna” and Shiori were distinct and “Asuna” wasn’t aware of it)…

  18. remm Said,

    June 23, 2010 @ 9:59 am

    I’m pretty sure that Negi’s body gets bigger when he uses his thunder form
    Also, let’s not forget that he has spent a lot of time playing with time manipulation and time dilatation, so maybe he’s riding his fastest growth spurt, but no one has put too much attention to it

  19. Maedhros Said,

    June 23, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    He’s really more tall, as Asuna noted just before Canis Niger mini-arc.

  20. Kam7r Said,

    June 23, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    negi is seriously badass now !

  21. Skribulous Said,

    June 23, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    DO IT NEGI

    NO ONE WILL MISS HER

    SERIOUSLY, YOU DON’T WANT TO ADD TSUKUYOMI TO YOUR HAREM–oh shit, too late.

    @kriyuu:

    It’s probably because Negi upgraded her power through Pactio, maybe? It makes sense for me, anyway.

  22. anon Said,

    June 24, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    I lol’ed so fucking hard at the label on Anya.

  23. Uppfinnarn Said,

    June 27, 2010 @ 6:46 am

    Since he can detach his hand from his arm (shown in CH293) in Lightning Form, maybe he can extend his fingers too? It would make a bit sense at least…

    When can we expect an article of the chapter released today? This is so far the only blog I know (aside from my own) that follows Negima…

  24. Uppfinnarn Said,

    June 27, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    @Doc Astaroth:
    I hope she don’t repeat Jack too exactly, since as far as I remember he ended his little demonstrarion by stabbing himself in the head…

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