Negima! 294


Negi is getting a Crowning Moment of Awesome or two per chapter nowadays. It kinda makes every other popular shounen manga series look pedestrian in comparison.


This pose of him and Setsuna side-by-side sure bloody counts as a CMoA by the sheer badass aura radiating from both of them.

And of course…. the sudden plot TWEEEEEEST!



So I guess this being the final arc is confirmed now, eh guys?

So what’s Zazie’s real identity? I speculate she’s probably one of Fate’s Girl Power Rangers sent by him to keep an eye on Negi as he grows up or a magical construct/being of some sort tied to Cosmo Entelachia.


  1. Nosgoroth Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

    I’m calling it: Chao incoming.

  2. Uppfinnarn Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    …wasn’t Zazie talking to Iincho over the phone in the real world a few chapters ago? Or rather, wasn’t Iincho holding a monologue over the phone with Zazie who happened to be in the other end a few chapters ago?

    And just because Zazie appears now doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the final arc. Fate appeared during the Kyoto arc, but only got a major role in the Magic World arc. Maybe Zazie appears now, disappears, and then reappears in the final arc just like how Fate did?

  3. SnooSnoo Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

    Zazie just came to say Hi

  4. Rockfest Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    Zazie = true final big bad, lulz.

  5. Uppfinnarn Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    Anyone else notices that Zazie’s fingers seems a bit claw-like?

  6. anon Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

    Calling it now, Zazie is actually Nagi possessed by the Mage of the Beginning and under a disguise spell.

  7. Maggeh Said,

    July 5, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    “It kinda makes every other popular shounen manga series look pedestrian in comparison.”

    As of this day, One Piece is no longer a popular shounen manga series.

  8. Xellos-_^ Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 12:05 am

    >>So I guess this being the final arc is confirmed now, eh guys?

    ken-sensei already stated on his blog that thisd is the middle arc. he intends to do a full school year.

  9. Necromas Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    Zazie totally has claws.

    Just check out the first big cast image from when it all started (she’s between negi and asuna):

    I’ve been waiting 294 friggen chapters for an explanation on that. She was always one of the characters I found most intriguing.

  10. anon Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 1:30 am

    I wonder how the hell hes going to top this arc.

    But then I wondered that back at the Festival.

  11. DocAstaroth Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    This (and the next chapter) confirm it: Zazie is the patron saint of “Oh Crap!”-moments!

    @ maggeh

    One Piece isn´t popular: It´s a classic!

  12. MegamiMiko Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    @ Xellos-_^: My guess is while there may be an arc after the Magic World it won’t be anywhere near as long.

  13. Tenryu Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    not to mention that Negi still needs to go SSJ4

  14. Noidnil Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    I don´t really get where all of you think that this could be the end.

    There are quite some things needing a wrap up: The matter with evangeline, Negi´s father, the cure for the petrified villagers and those are just the bigger matters.

    Also I concur, one piece isn´t popular, but a classic.

  15. Skribulous Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 7:44 pm


    No, really. All her previous appearances imply that Zazie is more than what she seems. She is quite clearly an “exchange student”. From where, however, is the question…

  16. Nestor Said,

    July 6, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    @Noidnill: Most of the “it’s gonna end” suspicion comes from the fact that Akamatsu once said that Zazie’s true form will be explained in the last arc. Of course, considering that he has once aborted his plan to give Zazie a much earlier appearance (before the Mahora War), who knows whether this is really gonna be the end.

    I still don’t think we have much to worry though, even if this is gonna be the last arc, it gonna be a LONG arc, with many sub-arcs within. What we’re seeing now is probably merely the beginning of the end…

    Wild guess: I still think she’s Arika/Nagi’s familiar/pactio partner though…

  17. Uppfinnarn Said,

    July 7, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    @Nestor I bet on that too, it would explain a lot…

  18. sadakups Said,

    July 8, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    It’s been a long time coming. Zazie, that is.

  19. TheBigN Said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    Necromas: That’s pretty insane lampshading from the beginning. If that turns out to be the case, good job Akamatsu.

  20. Winter Said,

    July 13, 2010 @ 1:57 am

    Anyone find Fate to resemble Zero from Akamatsu’s other manga A.I. Love You?

  21. albert-pe Said,

    July 28, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    winter. you hit that right on. when i read A.I. love you i thought the same.

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