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Anya had been all alone in London when she had learned about how well Negi was doing, and refusing to lose to him, she had snuck her way to the Star Crystal. However, it had swallowed her up in the darkness. Now, she and the Star Crystal have taken over Eva’s body, and she strips Nekane and Takamichi of their powers before turning them to stone. After swatting aside Chachamaru, Anya/Eva attacks Negi himself. Luckily for him, Asuna acts quickly and saves him from the blast of darkness. Negi then decides to activate his contract with Asuna and manages to get her armor card, but the fight is cut short when Anya/Eva kisses Asuna and breaks Negi’s contract. The kiss transforms Asuna into someone under Anya/Eva’s control, and she attacks Negi with her sword. Negi gets the other girls who soon arrive to run away, though Anya/Eva manages to petrify Sayo and Kazumi first. With Negi still occupied with Asuna, Anya leaves to go after the rest of the class. Negi eventually knocks Asuna out with his magic and then contacts everyone in the class telepathically to warn them. Promising to defeat the darkness and return everyone to their own world, Negi asks them to hide themselves. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work out as well as he hopes, and several more of the girls get turned to stone. Things look bad for Negi when he finally comes face to face with Anya/Eva again outside the science room and she blasts away his staff. This time, the rest of the girls arrive to help him by reciting in unison a beginner’s magic spell which traps Anya/Eva. A repaired and upgraded Chachamaru also swoops in to keep Asuna at bay while Negi takes care of the Star Crystal. His solution is to kiss Eva to form a provisional contract with her, and it succeeds in changing her back to normal and causes the Star Crystal to fall off her forehead. Surprisingly, Chachamaru then comes in and kisses Negi as well so that she can also form a provisional contract. This gets Kamo quite excited because now Negi’s contracted with everyone in the class. That is short-lived, however, because Negi soon goes to pick up the Star Crystal and gets sucked into a black void. What’s more, the class notices that the school has now been surrounded by what Nekane identifies as the forest of Wales.

This episode had lots of action and was pretty fun to watch as the story continues to advance. All the kissing was fairly amusing, and I like how Asuna looks in this form – it’s so much more mature. I also couldn’t help but think of Chachamaru as a Gundam. Unfortunately, animation quality seemed much lower than usual to me, though that may be exacerbated by the fact that today’s episode of Bleach was so impressive in that department. The best animation here came at the beginning with the Anya prelude, but they just couldn’t keep up that level of quality.
In any case, I really don’t know where they’re going to take the story from here, but I do hope that they keep up with this pace all the way to the end of the series in a few episodes.

March 7, 2007 at 8:58 pm
  • March 7, 2007 at 9:00 pmNekozama

    First Comment
    Shuji and Chise parody

    Chachamaru as the ultimate one :D

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:01 pmNekozama

    sorry for the double post (Baka Rangers are BACK ehehe)

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:01 pmOskarAnly

    Good Episode!
    Lol at Konoka/Setsuna part.

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:04 pmmangamaxx

    No idea why, probably because my eyesight’s going but Asuna like this http://randomc.net/image/Negima/Negima%20-%2023%20-%2013.jpg
    reminds me of Krory from D.Gray-man. Might be cuz of the distinct difference in her usual attitude and the the hair part. Course it could be how she links in these 2 pics
    that make me think that way….

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:09 pmNekozama

    I think Asuna reminds me of Ni-na(Otome Zwei)

    anyways, Chachamaru as Chise its very obvious :D

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:34 pmSyaoran Li

    WOW! And only 3 more episodes to go

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:34 pmRedWolf

    To break contracts use a kiss

    To break possesion use a kiss

    Liked Dark Asuna there.

    Lol Chachamaru doesn’t want to be left out.

    For an artifact that even Nagi can’t handle the security on the Star Crystal sure is lax.

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:44 pmChiu^2

    I remember someone posted a pactio with Eva and Chachamaru last episode(dukemon was that someone, if memory serves)so, my hats off to you, dukemon, you called it!!!
    anywho, Asuna finally gets possessed!!!! Her new hairdo suits her. hope she keeps it.

  • March 7, 2007 at 9:51 pmMae

    Asuna was flippin’ awesome xD couldn’t help but laugh at Konoka and Setsuna ^_^

  • March 7, 2007 at 10:02 pmHudson

    Can you not tell that we don’t freakin care about this show anymore! There really is NOT POTIN in continuing to blog this god-for-saken fucking cartoon!

  • March 7, 2007 at 10:06 pmHypernova

  • March 7, 2007 at 10:45 pmWererat42

    Eva kissing Asuna… I thought that only existed in the minds of fanfic writers.

  • March 7, 2007 at 11:16 pmvexx

    As bizarre as this episode appears to be … this might be one of the few episodes I actually find to be Shinbo-rific “Negima through the looking glass” worthy.

    There’s certainly a lot of kissing….. maybe Chach actually gets to DO something…. Eva action … Evil Asuna fun… and anytime Setsuna is shocked and appalled, there’s usually something funny.

  • March 8, 2007 at 1:00 amTenkaichi

    LOL @ Wererat42…

    Though to think that I’ve read one of those fics that was actually GOOD even though there’s not really a premise for it.

  • March 8, 2007 at 1:15 amSinja

    That form was Asuna!? Wow, can’t wait to watch it! I lover her hari style. XD

  • March 8, 2007 at 1:35 amMutio

    Awesome, kissing kissing and kissing^^ I’ll better get the raw.

  • March 8, 2007 at 2:01 ambuh

    I should keep up with this show now that stuff is happening.
    Anyone know if this is a 26 episode series or will it go longer?

    Someone is smoldering in generic rage.

  • March 8, 2007 at 2:36 amMi-Ki

    Whoa! Asuna’s evil look………is just plain awesome o_O Didn’t think a little hair style change would change her look so much. Lol Chchamaru is so cute

  • March 8, 2007 at 4:52 amDurrr

    This show is awesome.

  • March 8, 2007 at 6:46 ammoondoggiebuiscuit

    Negima is back on track, but with one (or two) eps to go, what then. No “anone” endings pls….

  • March 8, 2007 at 6:58 amNanami Kamimura

    Question, after that kiss to Eva and Chachamaru, did Asuna turn back to normal too? I don’t see any caps of that.

  • March 8, 2007 at 8:07 amshh227

    This episode was pretty good and had some fanservice

  • March 8, 2007 at 10:30 amMutio

  • March 8, 2007 at 3:08 pmZzz…

    …I never realized that a Rabbit?/Aadvark?? could look so sinister when it’s made of pure darkness…

    …and I love how the magic artifact so powerful that the thousand master himself cannot control it was pwned by roughly a dozen highschool girls chanting a beginner spell…no not really…they really need to learn scale levels of power…

    …shutup Hudson…shut up Don…

  • March 8, 2007 at 3:23 pmTenkaichi

    That’s right… wonder what happened to Asuna? You would think that she was cured but she’s not among the girls and they don’t show her at the end somewhere… maybe Negi’s going to re-contract with her or something? Hmm…

  • March 8, 2007 at 3:48 pmShinji103

    Waitaminute…..is that Negi bringing the kiss to the girl (Eva) intstead of the other way around?! O.O

    You go, boy!! :D

  • March 8, 2007 at 11:14 pmtodmort

    actually Chachamaru in this episode is a parody of Chise from the anime “She, The Ultimate Weapon” :P

  • March 10, 2007 at 4:57 amRC

    Wow! Everyone is ignoring Hudson/Don! Give yourselves a pat on the back.

  • March 10, 2007 at 12:00 pmGamen

    You fail.

  • March 10, 2007 at 3:09 pmSomatic

    chachamaru looks like “She, the ultimate weapon” …..

  • March 11, 2007 at 3:29 pmDflowen

    It’s funny how Kufei,Mana and Zazie got caught in there scenario.

  • March 25, 2007 at 9:55 amBrent

    Evangeline looked cute when she was blushing… look like she was denying that she liked him…. (Nodoka is much cuter)

  • August 16, 2007 at 1:11 pmA

    Forte le lesbiche

  • October 4, 2007 at 3:55 amfrances

    hi,why do you kiss her dapat me nalang ok pls.

  • December 31, 2007 at 11:33 amChachamaru

    This is nice..i finally got to form a provisional contract with Negi-sensei..*blush*
    ocha anyone?