Chisame being awesome as usual. Great slap.
Oh Shiori’s pretty fine. I guess Negi will still be Negi after all!
… Negi slips in to a catatonic state after realizing what he has done.
Still, the girls aren’t losing hope and are pushing forward!
So I guess Akamatsu didn’t have the heart to kill off or even remove Shiori out of the picture yet. But if she did die or get removed, it would probably put Negi in a pretty bad state after that. Instead, it looks like Negi’s going to be out of the picture for the time being, while the girls get to shine. Plus this chapter also conveniently took out the rest of Fate’s Girls from the fighting and Dynamis is just half a body (how is he surviving?!), so the girls should have a straight shot at getting Negi to Fate within the 1 hour 43 minutes deadline.
On the other hand, Setsuna vs Tsukuyomi’s is still raging on and for some reason, we’ve not been given any glimpses of it in the past three chapters. At this point, Akamatsu’s either going to devote the next 2-3 chapters after this week’s break to it to fill up the chapter counts before the final battle or he’s not gonna show the fight at all and move to Fate showdown straight.
Another possibility that exists would be showing Negi in his “dream” world, possibly with appearances of Evangeline-sama. I wouldn’t mind that. At times, I do wonder how interesting things would be if Evangeline were around more…