Negima! 353

Negima!

Yes, it’s a time-travel twist! (Also lol, two Eva’s)

Negima!

Lol shit, Chao actually made a transdimensional device. Looks like time-travel wasn’t enough for her!

Negima!

Wow, Eva’s not just content with being a daylight walker, now she’s a dimensional traveller too!

Negima!

Aahaha Ascended!Eva giving out spoilers to Negi.

Negima!

Haha hopefully he’ll be better :)

Negima!

Oh god, Asuna. First thing you come back is that you ask him *that*? He’s… still ten in this timeline. I like how he tries to deflect it by saying Asuna is his most important person though, LOL

Negima!

“same kind of people”? Oh boy…..

Negima!

And lol, happy chapters don’t feel complete with a sneeze eh?

So… well. As expected, time travel came in to play. I guess I should be happy for Asuna, but it does kind of strip off the meaning of her sacrifice. In the end, I guess Akamatsu is still cognizant his main demographic are still teenagers, even with all the “adult” themes in place, so I guess he went back to the roots for this.

Still I believe he really could have resolved the overarching mystery of Nagi’s fate FIRST before ending with this. I mean, it’s pretty much the entire raison d’etre of Negi and not giving it a proper closure feels such a betrayal to the roots of the series and the fans eagerly awaiting for the answers. I know I do feel a little bitter about how this is going on.

So now instead of that, we’ll be having the conclusion touch on the meta-issue of “who is Negi’s crush?”. Well, it certainly does warrant an answer, but I really don’t think that Negi should be pushed to make a decision that will potentially bind him for life before he even hits the other side of his teens. I mean, dammit, he’s just 10 (11 now?). Why can’t you all let him grow up a bit first. I daresay he’s been doing quite admirably to fulfill his “adult” responsibilities, but really, can’t you all cut some slack for the poor boy about this whole issue of love? Makes me wonder if the manga ending might actually be worse than the anime ending. *shiver*

Okay, that’s my gripes put out. There’s still two more standard chapters to go (according to Ken’s twitter, plus color spread on last). Now, let me open the betting pool by putting 25 on Chisame. Try to keep it under that!

41 Comments

  1. Myssa Rei Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    Throw my voice in for Chisame as well (for Love Hina style tsun hijinks). That said, it might just be someone from left field, given how Asuna mentions that the intended one is actually similar to Negi himself so…

    Fate? Eva?

  2. jjshaka Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    Seconding a Chisame end

  3. Athos Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Hm…

    It’s kind of uncomfortable to see everyone getting the Anime Final version of the pactio costumes. Wait, did the twins ever get a pactio with Negi? I forget.

    Let’s see… I’m going with Chachamaru here. Chisame would be too easy to guess given all the hints and their time together, and I think picking Chachamaru would make Asuna’s reaction completely understandable. Not to mention she’s the only one who could live with Negi despite his extended lifetime.

  4. Das Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    The fact aside, whether I’d like my favorite girl to acknowledge her inner pedophile and hook up with Negi, I’m not seeing how they’re the same kind of people …

  5. ARQ Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 3:16 am

    I do wish they were more clear on the answer to Asuna’s question regarding why he died though. After all that mess over him becoming an immortal being it turns out he still lives the same length as everyone else?

  6. Random_Passerby_Number_612 Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 3:26 am

    My wishful thinking tells me it’s Yue. Chisame is my favorite character but I’m not sure I’d want to see her romantically involved with Negi.

  7. S_1 Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    I did think there was no other way than time travel… but I think the half assed dimension jump is just… poor.

    It goes the JJTrek formula of loldimensions, which is illogical and full of plotholes.
    If she was simply brought back to when she left, then she could simply change the future she saw have had the job done.
    But she was brought into an identical but parallel dimension to take the place of another Asuna which is holding that magic world together?!

    Lonely Eva has gone Tsubasa Chronicles. Her dimension just seems to have gone a rather sad route with everyone soldiering on, getting the job done but ultimately unfulfilled. They are all left to that end.

    Chao is apparently from and is somehow preserved in a dimension that logically would have ceased to exist – which begs the question, does that mean that Negi does not have children or ends up with someone else in this new prime and the previous dimension – thus the apparent no Chao in these dimensions?

    I am rather happy that Ken at least did not take the lol female lead route.
    Time for the mindless fun:
    “Wow, why did I never think of that?” = Unexpected – even to the point that ASUNA never thought of it
    “Yeah, Definitely!” = Asuna initially thinks its a good match
    “You are both the same kind of people…” = thinks their similarities may conflict?

    I think we can pretty much count out everyone who’s confessed to him + Chisame and Eva. Unless Ken pulls some crap out of his arse again.

  8. meganeshounen Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    Ako end. Why?
    That last pic with Asuna going “Whaaaaat!?”. Ako and Negi are both the shy type. Besides, nobody would see that coming.

    Okay, I kid. Mostly unlikely, yeah…

    And lol @ Slider!Eva. Most probably, she’d be slipping through dimensions to look for a Nagi that’s not happily married, still in his prime, still fuckstrong and can ACTUALLY fall in love with her.

    With her immortality and the number of possible Nagis in time-space (read: approaching infinity), she’d find him. Eventually.

  9. Yerocha Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    I highly doubt the ending will be worse than the movie. The worst ending at this point would likely be Negi somehow ending up with Asuna anyway. It just doesn’t feel like a harem ending, since we know most of the girls will be going their seperate ways in the future, and Negi has already confessed to liking someone. It’s doubtful someone like him would say he chose someone when he really didn’t.

    I’m puting my money on Chisame too. As much as Negi and Nodoka will always have a spot in my heart, Negi and Chisame just makes perfect SENSE to me.

  10. kronk Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    Loled at jumping through timelines and dimensions just to get Asuna back with her friends. I guess someone was reading/watching Steins Gate when they were supposed to be researching for their next manga chapter :-)

  11. Baka Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    So my fears for a sloppy time jump fix up job was partially true, but I’m not going to complain that much either because almost ANYTHING would be better than the pathetically tear jerking sad way the last chapter played out.

    Negi’s partner? It won’t be revealed.

    How do I know this, or at least am almost certain in such a claim?

    It’s quite simple. Akamatsu-san knows that, unlike Love Hina and other series, there has not been one constant female in the series (short of Asuna who is Negi’s friggin aunt, so she doesn’t count) who has given more support than any others. Sure, they all have their stretches of time where the female and Negi work together on something and Negi lets the female know how important and instrumental she was to his success, and that’s just the point, almost all the girls have those. As a result, hardcore fans of Negima (or unhealthy obssessive enthusiasts such as myself) have come to like all the girls, maybe some more than others. Therefor, Akamatsu-san knows he would be pissing off at least some number of people by choosing any one of them.

    There’s further indication that Negi’s chosen one won’t be revealed, Asuna again says that the future is open and clear for any possibilities, which just nearly cements my prediction, while still leaving the possibility of Negi’s chosen girl being revealed, and if it is then it would probably be hinted at in description rather than just saying her name (No… not “or his name”… Negi has at least one child, Fate will have to try and hook up with Justin Beiber or something, he’s not getting Negi)

    Concerning Negi’s chosen girl, in conclusion, I am fairly sure him telling Asuna who it was, was simple thrown in to appease the masses while still not actually revealing the name.

    So sad, moving on.

    Nagi turning out to be a bad ass, dying even though he became immortal (now apparently Asuna has something to determine this…), Nagi being the Mage of the Beginning… I want to see a resolution to these things, but I am weary that it’s Akamatus-san Rick Rolling us, but like I said I am hoping the next 2 chapters will wrap things up nicely.

  12. Baka Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Meant to say Negi turning out to be a bad ass, not Nagi, sorry.

    Also what’s up with everyone thinking it will be Chisame? I think they conflict too much, plus I remember Negi telling her she was important, like he told ALL the other girls who helped him in some way, very generic and predictable, yet still genuine.

    But who knows, it might be revealed before the end…

  13. Onion Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    Hahahahahaha! Oh, god; Negima! is now Negimaru compliant!

  14. Kryptik Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    @Onion:

    I don’t feel comfortable about saying that my head says Negi/Chisame after that comment.

    So I’ll go with my heart and keep waving my Negi/Kufei flag instead.

  15. Algester Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Ill take it there will be a 31 endings to Negi’s life take it or leave it herp derp…

  16. Azure Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    I hope its Chisame but I’m also putting part of my money on Eva.Since they are the “same”…

    I just hope he doesn’t end up marrying the whole class or something.

  17. kiryuu Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    I’d wave a flag for a Negi x Eva ending just for kicks :D

    And yes, either pick one or pick none, skip the blatant harem end :|

  18. karakoza Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    My bet is Akamatsu will reveal nothing and there’s gonna be a Negima PSP Game with 31 ending + Fate bad ending.

  19. Baka Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    The above

    I’d gladly go for that ^_^

  20. Roarke Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    I want to go all-in and bet Chisame, but so many people expecting it leads me to believe that it won’t happen.

    On a side note, I’d love to think that Negi becoming a legendary “Magister Magi” means that he was, at one point, so strong that he could roflstomp Jack Rakan. Or Eva. *That’s* the kind of badassery it would take to get me to say your name only in whispers.

  21. shaoron Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Chisame vote here too

    also.. this chapter felt wasted by not doing anything with TWO EVA… jeeze!

  22. leon Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I vote for 3P with Nodoka and Yue!

    Ku Fei would be nice too…

    and for BL ending…

  23. pedobearmatt Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    there are only two paths for Negi’s love, sorry for Nodoka.
    I know he loves Makie Sasaki, and the irony here is her seiyuu is Horie Yui which is the same seiyuu of Naru Narusegawa. The age is not an issue here.

    There is a possibility of him also liking Anya, that would settle everything, the current seiyuu Chiwa Saito is also known for her role as Homura (Madoka) and Hitagi (Monogatari.0

  24. Noidnil Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    My bet is chisame, but then again, that could be much too easy for MSN.

    Also, is there any chance of getting a sequel from this?

  25. Dude Said,

    February 28, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Eva has evolved into a Planeswalker!

  26. Yagami Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    Seems like a cheap ending, even though i don’t read this.

  27. Baka Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 3:01 am

    It might seem like that from all the raging (myself included) and it may be, at least this chapter fixed the horrible, horrible, horrible chapter before it, so I won’t temp fate too much and just be grateful.

    There are two more chapters, maybe Akamatsu-san will give it a good ending like Love Hina… maybe… hopefully…?

  28. Sunshine Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    The possibilities, I believe, are:

    “Makes Sense” route – Chisame

    “Crush” route – Nodoka/Yue

    “Female Lead ~After~” route – Asuna (the one that’s still in hibernation)

    “Master” route – Evangeline

    “Childhood Friend”/”Troll” route – Anya

    “Nurse” route – Ako

    “Sasaki” route – Makie

    “LOLWAT” route – Hakase

    “DERP” route – Satsuki

  29. Woto Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Expecting an Anya end, hoping for a Chisame end, backing someone from the magical world end

  30. Random_Passerby_Number_612 Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Here’s a version to think about:

    It’s Mana, and he’ll get rejected, hard. The end.

  31. kiryuu Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Mana would be way too left field.. though if Akamatsu seriously wanted to troll us, use her or Zazie ^^;

  32. KK Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Called the time travel!

    Ending prediction: Negi goes back in time again, and he’s actually his own father! So he doesn’t chose any of them!

    If he does chose one, I’m gonna guess Akira. Why not.

  33. lolk Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Calling a yaoi end. “Can you hook up? You’re the same kind of people” etc. It’s gonna be Kotarou.

  34. OverMaster Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    We didn’t get to see Chao stripped this time either.

    WHAT IS THIS INJUSTICE.

  35. T5M Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    It’s Yuki! The Kid from the MahoraFest!

    Seriously, No one even bets on Yue alone?

    Just for kicks, I’m betting Theodora.

  36. Laza_r_us Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    Either Eva or Anya…

    “Same kind of people”…
    “Can you two actually hook up”…

    My work here is done. Nth to do here. *jetpacks*

  37. Fluffy Said,

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    I think Negi is going to end up with Chisame. She’s the girl who seems to have the most emotional interactions with Negi right after Asuna. The time travel thing was okay. I was happy to see Asuna could be with her friends but the impact of the last chapter was kind of ruined.

  38. FlameStrike Said,

    March 1, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    It’ll be sad to see Negima end. There are still a ton of plot points left to adress, but if Akamatsu is tried then that’s that.

    Negi’s crush is an iffy subject though. Like someone mentioned before, this time it’s different from Love Hina where it was obvious Keitaro would hook but with Naru. Negima took a more shonen action turn and Negi hasn’t had many romantic developments with any specific girl. This only makes sense seeing as he’s 10. So forcing a random pairing at the last minute might not be the best way to end things. I’m assuming his crush won’t be revealed.

  39. Soranul Said,

    March 1, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    i vote eva

    looks to me Akamatsu intends to use the dimension traveling Eva as a cameo character for future works of his.

  40. Baka Said,

    March 1, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    It won’t be Chisame… that was a plot point that is going nowhere… seriously…

    Dark Evangeline popping up in other works? I like the sound of that :)

    Concerning any discontent with “fixing” the pathetically sad future of last chapter… if you actually *wanted* to have it end like that… well there are no words, I’m at a loss… I would have cried, and then been pissed off for a long time, then resented Akamatsu-san for a long time…

    Just to be safe though… if I AM wrong and it IS Chisame (if the girl is revealed at all, which I highly doubt right now), then I will buy you a Subway Sandwich if you can find me :D

  41. Ashen Said,

    March 9, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    Okay, as much as I had my heart shredded and stomped on by the previous chapter, having this one just handwave it better and dismiss all the drama and angst and hardship the other chapters lead up to feels like a tremendous letdown.

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