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Mahou Sensei Negima! – Spring OVA

OP Sequence

OP: 「夢☆みんなで!」 (Yume*Minna de!) by 神田朱未 and 佐藤利奈 (Kanda Akemi and Satou Rina)

Late one night in the dorms, Negi is studying his magic when Asuna gets up and takes away his book because he should be sleeping instead. Wanting her to give it back, Negi says that it has nothing to do with her. Though Asuna is pissed off at this statement, Negi makes things worse by sneezing and blowing off all her clothes in the process. Konoka and Kamo both wake up to see a naked Asuna smack Negi with her harisen. It is three days later that Negi finds himself on a plane with the rest of his class. Asuna, however, is still angry at him. Negi doesn’t have much time to think about it because it’s soon time for them to skydive down onto their island destination.
Upon arriving on the beach, most of the girls start to play and enjoy themselves. But Asuna spends her time blowing up numerous beach balls far away from Negi. During one game with the girls, Negi gets knocked into the water and has to be saved by Kaede. Once he regains his senses, he finds himself in the middle of four pairs of breasts: Ayaka’s, Chizuru’s, Kaede’s, and Haruna’s. Of course, this scene doesn’t improve Asuna’s opinion of Negi any. Konoka and the others concoct a plan to have Negi in danger of sharks – played by Ku Fei and Natsumi – so that he has to be saved by Asuna and they can make up. Taking the threat seriously, Asuna activates her pactio card to bring out her harisen and smacks Ku Fei and Natsuki away with it. Although she is crying, Asuna realizes that it’s a set up and hits Negi on the head for it.
Meanwhile, Evangeline, who is allowed here outside the school’s barrier at the expense of Konoka’s grandfather having to sign form after form, is going to investigate a Chupacabra based on a rumor provided by Kazumi. Evangeline bears a grudge against the Chupacabra, but the group instead finds Chisame filming herself in one of her costumes. They don’t end up tracking down the Chupacabra and instead return to join the festivities that night. Afterwards, Negi tells Ayaka, Setsuna, and Konoka that he lost his glasses – the ones he got from his cousin Nekane. The class representative locates Asuna in her room and mentions Negi’s important glasses to her. Feeling bad, Asuna goes searching for them in the moonlight.
Negi wakes up early the next morning when he hears footsteps on the deck outside his room. Seeing Asuna’s figure, he runs out and notices the glasses that she found, which she claims to have come across by accident. As he puts them on, Negi directs Asuna’s attention to the beautiful morning sky. He feels that it was thanks to her that he was able to see this wonderful sunrise. This causes her to take his hand and suggest that they go for a swim together. She jumps off the deck and pulls him with her, getting him soaked. In the water, Asuna hugs Negi and apologizes, explaining how she had been saddened when he said several nights ago that it had nothing to do with her. After Negi also apologizes, Asuna vows to protect him and doesn’t want him to say something like that to her since she’s his partner.
Having made up, the two suddenly hear a rumbling – one that leads to a submarine popping out of the ocean. Appearing on the deck of the submarine is the entire class, all of whom call out to Negi. Asuna and Negi can’t help but smile as they watch the rising sun in the distance.

ED Sequence

ED: 「おはよう!」 (Ohayou!) by 神田朱未 (Kanda Akemi)
You know, I’m liking these Negima songs a lot more without every single girl in the cast singing (Happy Material, I’m looking at you). Kanda Akemi does a great job by herself in the ED, and her pairing with Satou Rina isn’t bad either.

Wow, I was impressed just as much as I was for the first episode of the new Negima!? series. In other words, I’m speechless all over again. If the new series is heavily leaning in the action direction, this OVA was definitely in the fanservice direction, maybe even romance – not that I mind in the least. Heck, Setsuna spent most of the episode staring at Konoka’s ass.
There’s no real plot other than Asuna being angry at Negi, but they pack in a lot of humor and references to manga. You probably have to have read the manga or know the story pretty well to enjoy this to the fullest. For example, I laughed really hard seeing Konoka’s grandfather doing the stamping thing for Eva to be allowed out of the barrier. All the Chisame costume stuff was great too.
Animation quality was once again one of the best things about this; director Shinbou Akiyuki and SHAFT/GANSIS do another excellent job. I don’t think I’ve seen hair billow so dramatically so much in one episode in a long while. I definitely look forward to seeing the Summer Special OVA coming out November 22nd. That’s only a month away, but for the time being, I have the Negima!? series to hold me over. :)

October 25, 2006 at 1:57 am
  • October 25, 2006 at 2:24 am1st

    Fan service galore¿

  • October 25, 2006 at 2:32 amN_J-Neto

    UuuH!…Kawai!!! O(>_

  • October 25, 2006 at 2:36 amNewZX

    Oh my. Konoka’s ass really does looks sexy. :)

  • October 25, 2006 at 2:53 amakayuki

    holy crap, I barely saw the raw up and here you have the screenshots …
    Whoa, i saw a hint of Ichijo in Konoka there … Secchan, you better be careful~~!

  • October 25, 2006 at 2:55 amDrayen

  • October 25, 2006 at 5:41 amanim3guy

    setsuna should’ve slap konoka’s ass it’s like konoka is begging setsuna to slap it. lol

  • October 25, 2006 at 7:12 amYyi

    Most awesome fanservice ever. Is this even considered ‘legal’?

  • October 25, 2006 at 7:28 am*Chi*

    Ahh, so cute and funny :D
    Not that’s how I define Negima :)

  • October 25, 2006 at 7:57 amHudson

    I still fucking hate this new Negima!? But probably the OVA Movies are just slightly better for adding back in the fanservice. (afterall what’s akamatsu’s work without the fanservice!?)

    Shaft still has done a great disservice to all Akamatsu fans.

    Spoiler: The second Movie will be all about Nodoka and Negi. It’ll be Hoaya’s time to shine! Although i still hate her redesigned look.

  • October 25, 2006 at 10:36 amSonhex

    Loved the OP, the sky-diving was awesome. Took me a while but I figured out the sound Chachamaru is making is a Simoun engine.

  • October 25, 2006 at 11:21 amOskarAnly

    I’ve waiting for this.

  • October 25, 2006 at 11:28 amIntegratedDataEntity

    Fanservice aside, the main plot of this OVA’s actually based off the manga.

  • October 25, 2006 at 12:03 pmwahahaha

    I think its good than others Negima’s anime stuff.Better than i thought

  • October 25, 2006 at 2:22 pmGil

    Wow, Hudson returns.

    If you hate it, don’t watch it + don’t blog here.

  • October 25, 2006 at 2:53 pmctjanus

    Who’s the girl showing her nice ass with a camcorder on her ass??? 8th row 3rd pic not counting the opening row btw.

  • October 25, 2006 at 3:05 pmDC


    That’s Chisame. She was recording herself as Internet Idol Chiu, but she was interrupted and quickly changed back. It was pretty funny.

  • October 25, 2006 at 3:31 pmctjanus

    All I can say is I like this OVA and the new Negima! way better then the original. The artwork is excellent in both this OVA and Negima!. Besides Can’t go wrong with Beach Fanservice lmao.

    Don’t get me wrong,I still do like the original Negima tv series also.

  • October 25, 2006 at 3:37 pmNobunaga

    Hmm… Interesting OVA. I am glad that had this series finally had some fanservice. Negima is all about fanservice( atleast in the manga is all about that).

    And Setsuna looking at Konoka´s ass reminded me of the song “Beep” from Pussy Cat Dolls
    “Stop looking at my **** ” hahahahahaha… ^^ Funny

  • October 25, 2006 at 5:47 pmg-cel

    cute and funyy … LOL

  • October 25, 2006 at 7:01 pmGil

    Was this just out or what? I can’t seem to find it. :(

  • October 25, 2006 at 7:32 pmkurotsuki

    this was a boring chapter of the manga !

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • October 25, 2006 at 7:37 pmtensai_otaku

    The seiyuu show…and I have confirmed 2 things:
    1 – shiraishi ryoko is a true OTAKU!! DAKKANYA!! MY Seiyuu that watches everything she works with :D
    2 – KONOKA´s seiyuu – Nonaka Ai – is kawaaaaiiiiiiii SUGIRU!!! and she has the SAME voice from her caracter EVEN in real life :lol:( Some day I´ll go to japan to pay her a visit from this gorgeous guy(tensai_otaku) from Brazil -> :D (I know i can get her for a date any time i want to) ” WATASHI NO SEXY POWER WA AFURETEIRU ” :D

    PS: even Nonaka Ai bought the original DVDS from negima….she is another PO – Power Otaku.

  • October 25, 2006 at 11:29 pmsi gila

    better than Negima i think …
    fanservice ftw~

  • October 26, 2006 at 2:38 amAkyra

    Lolz, Mesousa is in this now? REcently there was a guest appearance for Hakuoro in one of the animes too. But I don’t remember which one…

  • October 26, 2006 at 8:21 amRAGN

    is it the movie
    when is it out then
    this ep only showes u how the the movie is like… i want the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • October 26, 2006 at 9:13 amasian182

    wel i should say poor bastard………………..but then again he dont even kno wat hes got ….

  • October 26, 2006 at 9:27 amDemon Eyes

    ” The way you shake
    I can’t believe it,
    I’ve never seen a…As like that~”

    I think that was what Asuna was singing. In her mind

  • October 26, 2006 at 11:08 amtensai_otaku

    ” ” The way you shake
    I can’t believe it,
    I’ve never seen a…As like that~”
    I think that was what Asuna was singing. In her mind ”

    BATIRI(perfect)!!! :D

  • October 26, 2006 at 11:38 amHazai

    Nodoka looks weird to me in the 4th row 2nd column screen shot. Don’t think ive ever seen her with that type of expression b4.

  • October 26, 2006 at 3:51 pmHudson

    Hazai: It’s becasue if her vomit inducing redesigned look. Just about every character’s redesign makes me want to vomit…..

  • October 26, 2006 at 7:31 pmEleutheria

    Asuna’s “Ippen shinde mirouuuu” was awesome, as was Setsuna’s leering at Konoka’s ass.

  • October 26, 2006 at 8:12 pmNeo Horizon

    I really like the way the characters look in the OVA and the Negima remake. They look way better than they did in the first series. Nodoka in row 4 column 2 looks uber sexy, and Konoka’s expression in row 6 column 1 is just awesome. XD And row 5 column 2? Nothing beats that!

  • October 26, 2006 at 8:56 pmRairyu

    Yes!!!…another ep that is “somewhat” made exactly like the one of the manga chapters..this is a pretty good show can’t wait for it to be translated !

  • October 27, 2006 at 3:35 amSyaoran Li

    Heall yeah!

    Who cares… i saw the RAW a few hours ago… WOW, Shaft knew it’s work very well with Negima!? I just love how Setsuna didn’t stop to think about konoka’s ass ^_^ you little naughty Setsuna

    For Negi & Setsuna, you an see those feelings there… I don’t know if Negima!? would have the chance to grown a relationship etween those two but… as long as we have Seccahn and Konoka, nothing else matters…

  • November 1, 2006 at 11:41 pmCreamy

    Chiu (Chisame in her disguise)looks WAY better then she did in the first Negima. Her hair is pink and she is so PRETTY! And I like the way Lingshen’s hair looks now that it is purple and longer and her eyes are amber. To me they look better then they did on the first Negima!! Awesome!!

  • November 2, 2006 at 1:17 amwererat42

    Interesting… the Pactio card they used for Asuna is the same as the one in the manga, and Negi gets his fabric-shredding sneeze back.

    Setsuna was just awsome in this… no inhibitions whatsover and no question that she was just completely taken with Konoka’s ass. Anyone else catch her little nosebleed in the intro?

  • November 5, 2006 at 2:27 amKyuu

    Setsuna was such a pervert! XD

  • December 16, 2008 at 1:59 amkevin d

    negima tro de la bonbe