Negima!? – 20
Although Takamichi is worried about the influence the darkness had on transforming the entire class and the instability inside this world, Evangeline quietly walks off because she’s had a painful headache since the morning. When Negi goes to visit her later, he finds that Eva’s grown huge. Her sneeze blows away Negi, Nekane, Misora, and Ayaka, though fortunately they are saved by Nekane’s magic. Negi thinks that the darkness is to blame again and rushes back to the dorms because that’s where Eva is heading. Asuna is at that moment presenting herself to the other girls as the Black Rose Baron until Negi comes to warn them of the coming Eva threat. Most of the girls run away, but Asuna insists on staying and ends up protecting Negi from getting stepped on. After both Takamichi and Nekane get taken out of the equation because of a ramen, the group finds that Eva has climbed on top of the school and into a tree to take a nap. Since her weight starts to collapse the building, Negi and company try to use Nodoka’s powers and then Hakase’s Mecha-cabra, but neither work for Evangeline’s case. The school building looks like it’s done for until Chachamaru suddenly shows up playing a flute. The sound brings Eva off the school building and leads her away because, as Takamichi shows up to explain, the one thing Eva likes after her 15 years at Mahora is the richness of Japanese culture – she has a Japanese heart. When Eva eventually returns to her normal size, she doesn’t remember what happened, and Chachamaru chooses not to tell her as she carries Eva home.
This episode started out pretty well, as if they were going to accomplish something, but again nothing really happened in the end. The only real highlight of the episode for me was the South Park parody at the end. And even that’s not even because it was funny, but rather because I didn’t expect them to imitate anything American. What would have made it great is if they had gotten Trey Parker to call in a few lines as Cartman or something.
Oh well, I guess we’ll have to wait and see what next week brings…