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  • I’m having a small bout of insomnia, and well, the news out of South Korea that Starcraft 2 is coming out doesn’t help put me to sleep. The only odd thing I find with all this is that the Games Radar article I linked above is exactly right about everything, but it was available in its entirety quite a bit earlier than the IGN live-blogging of the event. In any case, I grew up playing Starcraft and Warcraft games, so I’m quite excited about this, and I can’t wait to see some of the videos that Blizzard is currently showing at their Worldwide Invitational. That was fast. It’s on YouTube. The official site is up with good quality videos.
  • In other news, famous manga-ka Akamatsu Ken confirmed that his popular series Mahou Sensei Negima is getting a live-action drama. It seems that the actresses for the 31 girls of Negi’s class have been decided, and as MOON PHASE notes, they’ll probably all be child actresses and gravure idols. The first thing I thought of when I read the news was PGSM, and that didn’t exactly leave me with fond memories. I’m a bit afraid to see what Negima will look like in a live-action format (wigs all over the place I would guess and maybe a stuffed animal for Kamo-kun), but morbid curiosity compels me to follow this.
  • May 19, 2007 at 3:05 am
    • May 19, 2007 at 3:10 amGStrike-

      WTF!!!!!!! FTP!!!

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:16 amrandom passerby

      StarCraft 2: *thumbs up*
      Negima Live Action: *thumbs down*

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:24 amBROOKLYN otaku

      o\ooohhh LORD!!! i can’t wait for the negima, or should i say i cant wait to laugh!!!

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:27 ammust_zen

      I can’t wait for negima live action. Will it like the anime?? The ecchi stuff I mean :D

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:33 amAnonymooo

      Three words: THANK YOU, BLIZZARD, NOW I WON’T HAVE TO SELL MY SOUL TO YOU (like I was planning to if they’d announced World of StarCraft). Live-action Negima should be silly-yet-fun stuff.

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:34 ammaglor

      I guess, like some of his characters, Akamatsu Ken will do anything if they give him the money.

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:43 amMutio

      Negima and live action, I don’t have a good feeling for that..

      As for StarCraft 2, YES! I’ve waited so long after Brood War to continue the story.

    • May 19, 2007 at 4:30 amdward

      Woot~Starcraft is back baby! Now, how long do we have to wait till its released….

    • May 19, 2007 at 5:05 amKing~Philip

      Negima live action??


      I hope the negi-sneezing-asuna-nude technique will be shown there XD

    • May 19, 2007 at 5:23 amTotali

      I was always more of a war3 rts player, but I am pretty excited about SC2. As far as Negima goes, I’ll probably end up watching it, but I really doubt it will be any good xD. I just don’t see how they can make a good live action out of it.

    • May 19, 2007 at 5:35 amgelo

      OMG!! Starcraft 2!!

    • May 19, 2007 at 5:38 amd34th

      I’m in heaven finally!!!

    • May 19, 2007 at 6:15 amsvm

      For those who can’t wait for the gameplay video from the WWI event to be posted on the official site, here’s a low quality version (Korean site, may be slow to load — not sure if it’s on youtube already):


    • May 19, 2007 at 6:18 amIzaak

      Worthless. Give us Battle Realms instead.

      -Izaak, Lord of the Lotus Clan.

    • May 19, 2007 at 8:13 amquina

      Story-wise, Asuna is middle school kid and Negi is 10 years old.
      How the hell are they going to do that in live action. The actor/actress really need to be out there.

      Also with ppl shooting magic, the show will looks plain… stupid.


      Good news for SC2! However as you know the release date is not set yet. It will probablby be another year or so. boo

    • May 19, 2007 at 8:23 amStarcraft2News

      Hello there,

      Great post, starcraft 2 will be so great game, i am really looking forward.

      Starcraft 2 News Staff

    • May 19, 2007 at 8:26 amRM

      Woah! At last SC2!! And I’m extremely curious about Negima Live Action, never mind that it could be horrible. Let’s hope they have a huge budget and lots of special effects. =D

    • May 19, 2007 at 9:47 amDaniel


    • May 19, 2007 at 9:51 amWeeFace

      its been a looong time since i`ve been reminded of sc: bw… im glad that sc2 is comin`.

    • May 19, 2007 at 11:16 amsomebody

      Dun really game a lot, so StarCraft 2 doesn’t affect me the least bit…

      Negima live action… it’s going to be soooo weeeirrrd…
      but then again, it’s gonna be interesting to see how the actors/actress pull this off. XD

    • May 19, 2007 at 11:59 amNanami Kamimura

      Whatever the result, I’m not looking forward for the live-action version of Negima. PG Sailormoon did not do well in the ratings, so good luck for the Negima live action version.

    • May 19, 2007 at 12:14 pmYurika-sama

      Negima live action huh? I don’t know if I would be happy or afraid about it…^^;

    • May 19, 2007 at 1:32 pmHudson

      Hate to brake it to you , but Akamatsu has just dis-confirmed any news about the LA Negima. One of his assistance had made the announcement which was incorrect. THERE WILL BE NO LA NEGIMA!

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:00 pmFlareKnight

      Alright bring on Starcraft. Been too long waiting for this one. Just glad to see it’s actually coming.

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:04 pmD.D

      Money won’t stop me from getting my hands on Starcraft II.

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:21 pmVeggies

      Hell, it’s about time.

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:30 pmSoD

      omg ive been waiting for sc2 for a while. so excited for this damn loox tight

    • May 19, 2007 at 3:33 pmMaiku

      LOOOOOOL live action for Negima?! XD that should be good.
      and well, star craft 2 means no diablo 3… ~_~

    • May 19, 2007 at 7:28 pmmikemil828

      Two Sequels, one desperately needed, one desperately NOT needed, but is still being done anyway

    • May 19, 2007 at 8:29 pmWildCrimson

      OH. FUCK. YEAH.


      Starcraft freaking II!

      This is a great day. A GREAT day.

    • May 19, 2007 at 9:18 pmRasmiel

      I always liked SC over WoW so this is quite a news. Hopefully Blizzard won’t go SC: Ghost with SC2. That’d cause a BIG uproar which they won’t find pleasant. *loads desert eagle* :D

      BTW Omni what’s your SC username? Maybe I’ve seen you around online. ;)

    • May 20, 2007 at 12:29 amlinkinstreet

      ZERG RUSH!!!!!!!

    • May 20, 2007 at 12:38 amOmni

      Rasmiel: Not likely. I haven’t played Starcraft in like 5 years. I used to play WoW a couple of years ago, but I stopped around the time I started this blog.

    • May 20, 2007 at 5:00 amModel_X

      Sc2 Sc2 Sc2 Sc2 Nuclear Launch Detected!~ OMG! This is the shit. :)

    • May 20, 2007 at 7:30 amida

      carrier has arrived? XD

    • May 20, 2007 at 8:52 amSasha

      If anybody wants to know as well, not only is Starcraft 2 in the making (it’s it tenth anniversary next year) but Diablo 3 and World of WarCraft Expansion 2 is also confirmed.

    • May 20, 2007 at 11:45 amAngel

      StarCraft 2 = WIN.
      Negima Live Action = wtf. :|

      Thanks for the heads up.(b”)b

    • May 20, 2007 at 4:59 pmNeo Horizon

      Ugh… It seems like the Negima adaptations are always going in the wrong direction.

    • May 20, 2007 at 9:38 pmRage

      Its true they show demonstration to the audience. They show some video footage a soldier standing for a assembled for the exo-armor parts by using mechanical arm to put armor parts pieces together. Also they show a game demonstration the Protos unit design were realistics and its WOW awesome graphics and a huge 4 legged Protos unit blast continous laser beam into large number of Zergs. It looks to me StarcraftII english language will come out very soon.

    • May 21, 2007 at 6:12 pmvexx

      Negima …. IF it had a Harry Potter level budget, it might work. But I’m betting this is bad in a Rotten Tomatoes, Plan Nine From Outer Space kind-of-way. They won’t pull it off — it’ll just look stupid.
      Just nailing the coffin in any future chance for a decent adaptation of the Negima series (after two failed series and a couple of promising OVAs…. bleh).

      I’ve almost decided Ken either has no clue or really doesn’t care as long as the check clears relating to the licensing of the manga for adaptations. Oh well….

    • May 21, 2007 at 8:29 pmSRTargets

      OMG i’ve just seen the gameplay video for SC2 and I was creaming for the whole 21 mins!

    • September 22, 2007 at 9:58 amNetoPingeRy

      Hi. Test post :