Yes, it’s a time-travel twist! (Also lol, two Eva’s)
Lol shit, Chao actually made a transdimensional device. Looks like time-travel wasn’t enough for her!
Wow, Eva’s not just content with being a daylight walker, now she’s a dimensional traveller too!
Aahaha Ascended!Eva giving out spoilers to Negi.
Haha hopefully he’ll be better :)
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
“same kind of people”? Oh boy…..
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!