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OP Sequence:

Negima   OP   16 Negima   OP   17 Negima   OP   18

OP: 「1000%SPARKING!」 by 佐藤利奈, 沢城みゆき, 斎藤千和 (Satou Rina, Sawashiro Miyuki, Saitou Chiwa)
The OP changed again, this time focusing on Negi, Nekane, and Anya.

Negima   24   01 Negima   24   02 Negima   24   03
Negima   24   04 Negima   24   05 Negima   24   06
Negima   24   07 Negima   24   08 Negima   24   09
Negima   24   10 Negima   24   11 Negima   24   12
Negima   24   13 Negima   24   14 Negima   24   15
Negima   24   16 Negima   24   17 Negima   24   18
Negima   24   19 Negima   24   20 Negima   24   21
Negima   24   22 Negima   24   23 Negima   24   24
Negima   24   25 Negima   24   26 Negima   24   27
Negima   24   28 Negima   24   29 Negima   24   30

Summary:

When Negi wakes up from being dragged somewhere by the darkness, he finds himself surrounded by his students in a world of stacked desks. Soon after, he comes face to face with a dark monster and flings some desks at it with his magic before fleeing with everyone else. Back in the other world, Takamichi is explaining to the girls that the Star Crystal created this magical world, but when he tries to look for Negi using his magic, the trees around them starts reacting. Takamichi and Nekane are forced to put up and maintain a barrier to protect everyone, meaning that the only other magic user left who can look for Negi is Eva. Although Eva refuses to do it at first, she reconsiders when Asuna threatens her with a harisen. Eva’s magic produces an image of Negi running away with everyone in the class, except the girls know that the girls that Negi is currently with are fake. Inside that world, Negi and the girls have reached a dead end where the stack of desks drop off to a black void. Even though Negi can’t hear them, Takamichi and Nekane yell for him not to go down into the netherworld – the black hole of the magic world. Fortunately, Negi figures out that the students he is with are fake and blasts them with his magic after they all merge into the creeping darkness.

Negi then finds himself back at the magic academy, and Anya appears behind him. Even though Negi is sure that she’s an illusion, Anya insists that she’s real and reminds Negi of his past. Since Negi demands that she return the real Anya, she transports him to a space with a room-sized orrery as a centerpiece. Anya shows him how she had taken the Star Crystal by her own will because of how she resented Negi being blessed with friends and companions. She then attacks him with magic, but even as he lies on the ground, Negi still wants the real Anya returned. Faced with another attacked by this Anya, Negi’s staff starts glowing and all the girls get transported through their pactio cards to him. The cards protect him with a shield and then help him with the spell that destroys the orrery. The fake Anya formed by the darkness disappears, and Negi sees that the real Anya had been held inside the orrery the entire time. He tries to save her as everything crumbles around them, but she starts getting pulled into the black hole below them. Unable to stay afloat in the air, Negi also gets pulled down with her by the Star Crystal’s magic. Blaming herself for everything, Anya tries to get Negi to let go of her and save himself, but he refuses.

It is during this desperate situation that Takamichi and Nekane notice something penetrating its way into the magical world, which Shichimi and Motsu identify as their master. That person is Nagi Springfield, and he saves his son and Anya from the Star Crystal. By the time Negi opens his eyes again, he and everyone else have been returned to the real world, and the Star Crystal has been sealed up. Negi is able to hug Anya in relief, and everyone enjoys the sunrise as if they had just been through a dream.

I was at least a little surprised to see the world from the opening sequence make an appearance in this episode, but it does give a feeling that (finally) everything ties together. Nagi coming to save Negi was also unexpected, though I wouldn’t call it that surprising since there were only a handful of people who could have come from the real world to save him, and his father was the best candidate. In any case, getting to see Nagi was exciting and I wish he could have stuck around a little longer, if for no other reason than to see him interact with Eva.
Overall, it was clear that this episode is where all the animation money went, cause it looked tons better than last week. But now that Negi and company returned to the real world and the Star Crystal storyline has more or less been resolved, I’m not sure what the final two episodes will cover. I’m certainly hoping that this series ends on a high note…

March 14, 2007 at 9:53 am
55 comments »
  • March 14, 2007 at 10:08 amgarvin2000

    been looking at this serie’s summaries for a while..

    looks good.should i d/l it?

  • March 14, 2007 at 10:18 amdukemon

    OMG, happy end already? How many episodes we still have?

  • March 14, 2007 at 10:20 amwakarimasendeshta!!!

    I’m 3rd am I? ..no…I’m not..

  • March 14, 2007 at 10:22 amwakarimasendeshta!!!

    26 episode ..2 episode left

  • March 14, 2007 at 10:22 amSom1

    2 more eps left. Anyways, the subs are only out till 14 so …. well yeal the d/l might be annoying

  • March 14, 2007 at 11:38 amNanami Kamimura

    I can’t wait to read your summary tomorrow afternoon (my time PHT because I have work). This might be one exciting episode.

  • March 14, 2007 at 11:47 amZzz…

    …wait…so the last 2 episodes are going to be fillers…a la Tsukuyomi MoonPhase…

    …shut up Don…shut up Hudson…

  • March 14, 2007 at 1:43 pmshh227

    two more episodes left and the main story is over?
    Please let it not be like evangelion

  • March 14, 2007 at 1:57 pmNeo Horizon

    lol… I see Zazie’s suka card among the armor cards in the 19th screepcap. :D

  • March 14, 2007 at 2:09 pmshh227

    shut up don!

  • March 14, 2007 at 2:17 pmsento

    Well, this episode looks good.

    Oh great… Don/Hudson is “stilled” hanging around here. Geez, acting liked a kid over one show.

  • March 14, 2007 at 2:54 pmNekozama

    Ahhh Anya ^^ (one thing i like about this show ) is Anya is on the show. all is left is Kotarou to show up, if ever :D

  • March 14, 2007 at 2:56 pmGil

    Love seeing “grown-up” Evangeline. :D

  • March 14, 2007 at 3:12 pmOskar Anly EX

    Whoa! Talking cards!

  • March 14, 2007 at 3:51 pmSin Ansem

    “With regard to fansubs: Negima is cursed.

    It’s a repeat of 2 years ago…”

    Someone from Mahora.

    Subs are gone. Game over ;_;

  • March 14, 2007 at 4:24 pmthenightsshadow

    Do not count out people when it is not public.

    Besides, there are some hidden surprises.

  • March 14, 2007 at 4:31 pmChiu^2

    I liked Eva’s stupefied look; it suits her.
    soo, Nagi’s alive eh….not suprised
    I wonder what the remaining 2 episodes are going to be about?
    @ Sin Ansem: What happened 2 years ago???

  • March 14, 2007 at 4:32 pmSin Ansem

    ^Eh? What do you mean?

    Also, Mahora’s TL betrayed them, so yeah, Mahora’s screwed.

  • March 14, 2007 at 4:45 pmSasha

    IS there EVEN going to be 2 episodes left? I doubt it cuz they just finished the main threat.

    I found this disappointing. I wanted to see the pactio abilities of all the girls.

  • March 14, 2007 at 5:26 pmChiu^2

    @ Sin Ansem: I was referring to what you quoted: ““With regard to fansubs: Negima is cursed. It’s a repeat of 2 years ago…””. I would like to know what happened 2 years ago.
    also, Mahora’s TL betrayed them??? Why? They should finish what they started.

  • March 14, 2007 at 5:44 pmSin Ansem

    @Chiu^2: My “^Eh?” was in response to thenightshadow

    The two years ago is quoting someone on the staff who worked on both Negima projects: members lost interest and abandoned the group, causing subs to not appear for the longest time.

    I chose “betray” instead of “left” for the TL because she left them hanging for a month before finally deciding to leave.

  • March 14, 2007 at 5:50 pmVexx

    yeah, I’d call that “betrayed” …. I hope she doesn’t plan on doing any more fansub work.

    ah well… I wasn’t dl’ing the raws so I suppose I’m toast on watching the series unless it gets licensed or Mahora can partner with some group to finish it.

  • March 14, 2007 at 5:51 pmZefiris

    Haha at Don XD

    Anyway, sorry if I ask – any Konosetsu in here? :D

  • March 14, 2007 at 7:06 pmVexx

    Get a load of the buzz about a “live action” Negima to be announced in April.
    I’d call that a “wtf?” moment. Considering the cast size, the special effects and makeup, and the CGI needed — they’d need a whopping budget. Noise says its destined for a late night slot.

    I think its going to be a big disaster but then it’ll be fascinating watching them try, fail or succeed.

  • March 14, 2007 at 8:11 pmAya_S

    Yeah, I’d watch a live-action version, but it could be cringe-worthy….

    On the fansub front, Shinsen are slooowly catching up so there is hope even if Mahora can’t finish it. It may take a while but I’m willing to wait since this series is worth it!

  • March 14, 2007 at 9:03 pmHudson

    Yet another lameass excuse for a story plot. The “ploy” sucked, the episode sucked. the whole damn cartoon sucks. What a major waste of effort, time, money, and resources. This cartoon needs to be wiped from the face of the earth FOREVER!

  • March 14, 2007 at 9:35 pmMaedhros

    Well Hudson, I have some pics for you. I think… yeah, i found them:
    http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7262/10935345287992nlbw2.jpg
    and:
    http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1696/nussa2as7.png

  • March 14, 2007 at 9:37 pmAnonymous

    So, are we going to have 2 party episodes a la PPD, or is it going to be DVD exclusive?

  • March 14, 2007 at 11:19 pmNeo Horizon

    A Negima live-action series? o_O For real? I don’t know if I’d be able to watch that… Normal jdramas already make me cringe, so I doubt I’d be able to sit through what I’m sure is going to be stiff acting and bad special effects. Instead of a live-action series, I wish they’d make a new Negima series/second season/OVA series that follows the manga’s storyline right after the Kyoto arc.

  • March 14, 2007 at 11:35 pmZukushi-kun

    Yeash 5/8′s of a second appearance and Nagi still looks awesome.

  • March 14, 2007 at 11:43 pmmoondoggiebuiscuit

    is this the last episode?

  • March 14, 2007 at 11:49 pmmoondoggiebuiscuit

    Sori don’t bother with my first post
    Hudson…. This is about to end so please, Don’t ruin it. Remember that “Oft evil shall evil mar”.
    Also I am announcing I am quitting the NodokaXSetsuna-fan cosplay and go for the loli-Eva instead. I am also announcing that I am now a loli-pedo-fiend because suprised Eva is 100% sparkling MOE!

  • March 15, 2007 at 12:45 amdevilbunny

    and yet hudson always wastes time and bandwidth ranting incoherently each week.

    Maedhros, you are my an hero.

  • March 15, 2007 at 1:01 amChloe

    Zefiris….i doubt there’s any good konosetsu moments. My hopes for konosetsu is growing thinner and thinner with 2 eps to go… I’ve stopped watching the anime in full since the last konosetsu where they were by the riverside and Kono-chan initiating a kiss.
    Come on…bring on konosetsu already….

  • March 15, 2007 at 1:12 amSin Ansem

    Chloe, I take it you missed ep 18, a part of 19 and parts of 23.

  • March 15, 2007 at 1:13 amMaedhros

    I think KonoSetsu is more a fanservice than a real relationship. But I can be wrong too, since they look really good together. =]

  • March 15, 2007 at 1:27 amOmni

    Vexx: I have the exact same sentiments as you, and I fear that if there does end up being a drama, it may be something like PGSM.

  • March 15, 2007 at 5:29 amshh227

    Well the konoXsetsu moments are secondary to me I hope they can finish this off nicely.
    This was a very good episode though.

    As for a live action movie that has been spreeding around if it is really true then they will have to have a big budget to do this.

  • March 15, 2007 at 6:46 ampuyo03

    If the last two episodes is going to be like the ones in MoonPhase, then episode 25 will more likely be an comedic epilogue, and the 26th episode will so far left field you won’t even expect it. :o

  • March 15, 2007 at 7:33 amsniperz

    negima is made into many doujiN~ tooo… X~

  • March 15, 2007 at 7:40 amXY

    I so hope for live series coz I wanna see how they do fan-service..also how they gonna make girls kiss each other. anyway where in the world they gonna find a small guy like negi?

  • March 15, 2007 at 4:58 pmZefiris

    @Chloe – I finished watching the series for the same reason. I mostly watched for that :/

  • March 15, 2007 at 6:50 pmVexx

    Managed to get access to a really fat pipe and caught up on the raws… kind of fifty fifty feelings at this point … for every five seconds I enjoyed the hell out of, there were five seconds of (yawn, yeah, yeah…. right, whatever). Just… not… one.. of .. Shinbo’s finest (imo) from a Shinborific view (just felt like his knob was set to ’5′). Also kind of disappointing overall from a Negima-minion view in that just as you were getting a nice moment with character X, they’d cut to Y, Z, and then cut away completely.

    My favorite bits are with the Kono-Secchan duo, the Eva-Takamichi duo, Asuna’s hair, anytime Kaede or Mana was onscreen (guilty pleasures), Nodoka/Yue, and much as Motsu annoyed – he has some great lines. And, of course, it was pretty to watch in general.

  • March 15, 2007 at 8:26 pmShinmeiryuu

    ….
    ……

    Um, our translator did not betray us. We will not take any of this rumor faggotry kindly… If you have a problem with the fansub, take it to the staff members, don’t throw rumors around.

    She was taking a break and catching up on school work. She’s a pretty busy girl.

    Omni, sorry to post this crud on your sacred blog. You’re doin’ an awesome job. Keep doin’ what ya do, despite what that asshat-that-thinks-he-represents-everyone, i.e. Hudson.

    :)

  • March 15, 2007 at 9:09 pmShokkeru

    If subs for Negima!? haven’t stopped then I’m glad to hear that, as I’m interested in being able to finish the series without having to watch raws.

    A live-action movie for Negima would be interesting but, I doubt it will be anything close to the anime with all the special effects and randomness. I just hope that they don’t make it too serious since one of the main things I enjoyed about Negima!? is the comedy and all the random moments (as well as all the magic and cute girls ^^;). I also hope that they’ll get a good actress to play as Nodoka.

  • March 15, 2007 at 10:50 pmvexx

    Since the rumor was false, I’ll apologize for anything I said even if it was just a marginal “if its true then…” remark. Now I’ll go chant the mantra: “Ask for cites and verify…”

  • March 15, 2007 at 11:42 pmEleutheria

    Man, deus ex machina suck.

  • March 16, 2007 at 4:51 amRC

    This may be a bit off-topic, but have you guys seen this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ObXFrK8HN0

    It’s basically a fan-made parody of the OP of Negima!? using Haruhi Suzumiya characters…

  • March 16, 2007 at 7:12 amZefiris

    >We will not take any of this rumor faggotry kindly…

    Faggotry? Last that I checked, no one was implying that your translator was gay, although I would sure like if he/she were :o

    *spreads rumors that they are* :D

  • March 17, 2007 at 1:24 amSin Ansem

    Don’t kill the messenger.

    I was told this by a member of your staff. If anyone needs to be slapped for miscommunication, it’s him (Starks). I’m more than glad that the business is false.

  • March 17, 2007 at 4:24 ampakxenon

    I don’t get why they didn’t just make a straight-up adaption of the MSN manga instead of two travesties and a third will-suck-due-to-budget live-action series. The manga is GREAT, and the anime ruined it.

    Also, the subbing group is sucking.

  • March 17, 2007 at 9:00 amSin Ansem

    Because you touch yourself at night.

    Seriously. Animu no.1 is a travesty. Animu 2 is NOT trying to be a manga adaptation, and doesn’t need to be. That day might come later. And well… live action…

    And don’t pick on the sub groups. I learned that the hard way. Take your gripes elsewhere and cry moar.

  • March 18, 2007 at 1:55 pmDflowen

    Mana looks hot if you can see her amor card on the floor.

  • March 20, 2007 at 1:03 pmVexx

    Mana looks hot no matter what she does :) but then the eyecatches and moneyshot moments of most of the girls have been a high point.

  • October 27, 2008 at 5:37 pmlolol

    the subs are already around 22! atleast that’s when I last checked it…. what old comments here, nobody bothering to make one? did negima!? die out?
    manga’sh better than anime ‘nyways