Evangeline approaches the student dorm and casts a spell, but then gets confronted by Takamichi. To stop him, she manipulates some of Negi’s students to surround him. When Negi then appears to ask that Evangeline release the girls, Takamichi tells him that Eva’s magic will naturally disappear in the morning, so Negi follows Takamichi’s advice to run away. At that time, Asuna coming out of a store with Konoka and Setsuna after having just bought a new video game. She sees Negi flying through the air, so she runs after him, leaving the game with the other two girls. Negi meanwhile turns to face Evangeline once he above the lake. He understands her past and is willing to give up his blood, but he wants her to promise not to attack people anymore. Negi thinks that it must have been painful for her being stuck here, which is why he wants her to be free. However, Evangeline isn’t about to make any such promise since she’s a vampire. She reaches in and is about to bite Negi’s neck when a shoe comes flying out of nowhere and hits her on the head. That shoe belongs to Asuna, and she proceeds to throw her other shoe, hitting Evangeline square in the face. Asuna then picks up a rowboat and chucks that at Evangeline too, managing to send Evangeline tumbling into the lake.
Negi lands on the dock and thanks Asuna. However, Evangeline isn’t done yet and casts a spell that freezes the lake into a giant ice structure. She sends ice shards flying at Negi, but Asuna tackles him out of the way just in time. She gets hurt in the process and becomes really angry, but she is kept from throwing one of the ice shards back by Chachamaru. The robot tosses Asuna into an ice wall, knocking her out, so Negi takes her body and flees further into the ice structure. As Negi is trying to wake Asuna, Kamo suggests that they enact a provisional contract. Negi is hesitant, but Asuna regains her senses and agrees with Kamo. However, before they can do anything, they are discovered by Evangeline and Chachamaru. Negi manages to run away and hide again with Asuna, this time inside the hands of the giant ice statue of Evangeline. Kamo then initiates the pactio ritual, which they have to hurry through because they are soon found again by Chachamaru. Asuna ends up kissing Negi on the forehead, which won’t suffice, so Kamo makes her kiss Negi on the lips. As Evangeline and Chachamaru break into the ice cavern, Asuna notices that nothing has changed, but Negi knows that something has, and he brings out Asuna’s hidden power with an incantation. Through a magical transformation, she gains a red, armored outfit and a large sword. When Evangeline sends Chachamaru to challenge the newly powered-up Asuna, the robot is still able to kick Asuna down. In response, Asuna chases after Chachamaru away from Negi and Evangeline.
Negi takes to the air again, but Evangeline catches him this time by the throat. But Kamo comes out of Negi’s pocket and annoys her by jumping in her hair and her face. She falls off Negi’s flying staff in the process and goes crashing straight into the ice statue of herself. An unconscious Evangeline reverts back to her child form and remembers how the Thousand Master had told her to wake up. He had wanted her to live in and feel the light – that’s where her future is. As Negi saves her from falling, Evangeline can feel the warmth of the light. Afterwards, when she asks him why he saved her, Negi replies that it’s because she’s his student. Once Evangeline gets rid of the ice structure and returns the lake to normal, the headmaster and Takamichi appear. The headmaster thinks that Evangeline finally understands the meaning of why she was sent here and points out how she had been worried about Chachamaru being hurt the previous night, something that the old her wouldn’t have done. As Evangeline remembers the Thousand Master’s words again, Chachamaru brings back Asuna, who’s returned to her normal form and is now hungry. Evangeline decides to leave with Chachamaru, but tells Negi not to misunderstand – she’s not giving up on his blood and warns him to be careful during the full moon.
In the aftermath, Negi spends the rest of the school year with his students. In the spring, he receives a loving and encouraging letter from his cousin Nekane. When the new term starts, Negi is in charge of the same group of girls, but they are all now in class 3-A. This is Negi Springfield: child teacher and mage. And now, the story starts…
Wow, where do I begin? That fight was awesome. Negi himself wasn’t that impressive unless you count sticking by his principles – all he ended up doing was a lot of running without directly fight Eva. Kamo was the reason Eva fell off the staff, which led to her crashing into the ice structure and reverting back to her young form. Asuna, however, was quite a joy to watch – the part where she threw a boat at Eva was hilarious. Her transformed version reminds me a lot of Saber, except in red. Actually, it’s a lot like the costume Asuna is wearing in chapter 147 and on in the manga. And I see they changed the Pactio Card. I think this one has a much more modern feel to it compared to the original one because of the black background, the font, and the bar code lol.
The class advancing to 3-A (they started in 2-A) and the narrator saying that the story starts now would seem to suggest that all of this Evangeline stuff was just a prologue story to set us up for the rest of this series. It’s still unclear what direction they’re going to be taking, but next week would appear to be a Nodoka episode. I can’t wait to hear more Noto Mamiko. 🙂
Oh yea, I almost forgot to mention that the very end of the episode had a Kanon reference: Uguu!? That just made my day.