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Negima Drama – 01

OP Sequence

OP: 「Pink Generation」 by Mahora School 3-A
Watch the OP!: Mirror 1, Mirror 2

ED Sequence

ED: 「つよくなーれ」 (Tsuyoku Naare) by 若月さら, 松永裕子, and 市川春樹 (Wakatsuki Sara, Matsunaga Hiroko, and Ichikawa Haruki)
Watch the ED!: Mirror 1, Mirror 2
The start of this song sounds like the three girls were singing karaoke, and they decided it was good enough to be the ED. The chorus is slightly better, but not by much.

-Words fail me. This is, as anticipated, one of the worst travesties I have ever watched – maybe even worse than PGSM.
-The acting is horrid. Negi in particular, but everyone had their bad points (see the entire scene with Ayaka). Heck, I think they might have hired Asuna’s actress just because she can kick high.
-The first episode roughly follows the first two chapters of the manga, but the way they did it lacked any kind of flow.
-Kamo is a 3D animated patch sewn on the inside of Negi’s coat.
-Well, I watched this to see how bad it was, and I’ve gotten my fill of it. I can’t imagine how the rest of the series will go, but I’m not sticking around to find out.

October 3, 2007 at 5:11 pm
  • October 5, 2007 at 2:52 amMEEE

    this looks soo akward… HAHAHAH

  • October 5, 2007 at 11:21 amlinnah-chan

    Live-action YURI!!! LOL

  • October 5, 2007 at 3:05 pmAnonymous

    @Neko: Before you open that ignorant mouth of yours again, no thanks. Seen it once, don’t need to see it again. Negima!? and Sailor Moon has absolutely nothing in common. They’re COMPLETELY DIFFERENT genres. Give me some damn examples of this so-called “Sailor Moon rip-off” and maybe I’ll see what you mean.

  • October 5, 2007 at 10:42 pmirony

    oooh the horror the horror! =0 @.@

  • October 6, 2007 at 12:21 amDG04


    I’m not saying that Negima!? is a “Sailor Moon” rip-off, but they are not completely different genres. Negima!? was a magical girl show, its got alot of magical girl elements in it; girl gains power though contact with magical animal, in this case a 10 year old boy, but the talking ermine does make the circle, magical transformations, and from what I saw before I stopped watching the series a “monster of the week” thing.

  • October 6, 2007 at 12:39 amGintama


  • October 6, 2007 at 3:57 amHudson

    Hey guys, I’m a member at AnimeSuki known as Mad Dog.

  • October 6, 2007 at 4:09 amHikari

    I knew that this would turn out horrid since when I saw the trailer and Negi…it was just horrible. Negi looks more of a perv here in a sense.

    I have the Negima Mangas and the storyline is great but the adaptations are just plain BAD. It’s either; lack of character designs, storyline, and POOR Acting and Actors. Can’t they just make a decent adaptation?


  • October 6, 2007 at 8:52 amH. Torrance Griffin

    I am willing to accept the limitations of budget and casting pool live action TV seems to be subject to in Japan (sorry, you are not going to find ten-year-old white kids fluent in Japanese), however this is… quite… painfully amaturish.


  • October 6, 2007 at 11:01 amfake

    @H. Torrance Griffin
    Well said!

    And to all of you discriminating LA Negima, DO NOT compare it to manga and anime this much! Besides Negima actress don’t expect talking animals either. Enjoy it the way it is. I know that special effects sucks but do it better if you can. Hollywood effects are short and seems 5 minutes in whole movie and they have high budget for that.

    I gone through all episodes [200] and movies of Sailor Moon and I see nothing in common with Live Action Negima.

  • October 6, 2007 at 12:14 pmmemeee

    where could i watch this?

  • October 7, 2007 at 1:11 amid_away

    kurumi pure was probably worse. the smaller scale allows the bad acting to shine much more clearly.

  • October 7, 2007 at 10:09 amAaron

    @fake 1st of all
    I agree with you. Take it as it is and DO NOT EVER compare as an adaptation. Treat it as another part of the Negima universe.

    i am a huge as fan of kurumi. i have not seen the kurumi pure series and after hearing about how bad it was from all over the net I have yet to see one person at all explain why it was so bad. if someone can come up with the perfect explaination as to why it sucks so bad i would not watch that LA version

    Remember how people used to say how it would be really bad at someone making Transformers Live Action. They made it and it was awesome as it did not follow any part of the series. So treat the nice people who created the LA Negima with respect as they put their time and effort into making this for you to watch.

    If you dont like it then dont watch it and dont complain about it.

    Now my rant is over for now!!

  • October 7, 2007 at 12:45 pmSean

    This show is awful. I’m watching it until it gets cancelled, downloading everything..For the sheer joy of reminding myself that yes, God does have a sense of humor.

  • October 7, 2007 at 1:13 pmtahizzy

    the hair sucks like f*ck. lol

  • October 8, 2007 at 3:25 amAnon

    Hudson why did you bother becoming a member at AnimeSuki? You know you get hated more than ever like previous sites you visted like Aquastar and FF.net.

  • October 9, 2007 at 9:03 pmpiccu

    The actrasses are made of ugly, Negi actress is made of retardness.
    That’s totally sick… the only thing that’s good is your entry.

  • October 10, 2007 at 1:38 pm01-02

    Hudson(Shinobu’s Lover) is still a reatarded weeabo on every site he goes.

  • October 12, 2007 at 1:32 amBata-kun

    I should watch one episode (as I have done this with the two anime series), but honestly, with my schedule, I’d have a really hard time attempting to watch it. Of all the students, only Ayaka looks the most decent to be nice here, but even then, she doesn’t look like her that much and I’m not even talking about the hair color. Negi, Takamichi and Shizuna look fine, but only Iinchou looks okay to me of all the students.

    Oguri Shun-kun would have been a convincing Negi if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s too old. I don’t know. I’m stuck on Cloud Nine to not think straight here.

    I should say this. I am not the biggest “Negima” fan out there, but I really wanted this drama to be tolerable. At this point, I have the feeling that I can’t stomach watching the first episode. A friend of mine doesn’t want me to watch this, but rather the live “Honey” instead. Towards the end of the month, I’ll take aim.

    To those that need a remedy for the live dorama, go to the radio sessions if you haven’t done so. I find “Negimaho Radio” more entertaining than the manga. You’ll love the sessions of Kanda Akemi-san (Asuna’s seiyuu if you don’t know) and Nonaka Ai-san/Ai-pon (Konoka).

    Is it wrong to call this Negi “moe”?

    It is not wrong to call the actress of Negi “moe”. I hope that helps? I feel so dirty now.

    >Kyoto Animation
    >Studio Deen
    >Production I.G.
    >J.C. Staff

    If I remember correctly, Xebec is connected with I.G. In that case, I don’t want I.G. to make a new “Negima” anime because they did nothing for me. I’d most likely want J.C. Staff to tackle this situation.

  • October 12, 2007 at 7:10 amก๊วย


  • October 12, 2007 at 7:14 amก๊วย

    My name is ก๊วย

  • October 13, 2007 at 12:11 pmBata-kun

    Well, I saw it (as I didn’t want to wait another two weeks to do so) and yes, it’s that horrible. As I mentioned earlier, only Ayaka looks tolerable of all the students (and I’m being nice here). In terms of how I was able to stand one episode, you’d have to be some sort of god. There’s that or have the sturdiness to do so.

    To whoever is translating this, you all have guts. I’d have a hard time translating this series or even editing the scripts for that matter. Ha ha ha!

    omg!!! what have they done to my Nadoka!!!

    I know. They killed Nodoka. Picture Noto Mamiko-san in a Mahora seifuku. Oh, that won’t make you feel better. I’m mean. I’m so sorry. =P

  • October 14, 2007 at 5:12 amshine

    why why why does this look like a train wreck??? Still I have to watch it XD
    Negima is one of those mangas that should never be turned into a live action, but it did anyway D:

  • October 28, 2007 at 2:28 americ

    ever since i heard rumors of this, i though it would be bad. really bad. Super Friends-bad. and it exceeded my expectations by a mile. everything about it was just so off, its like when Ken Akamatsu tried to advise them, they locked him in a closet. i think its all a trick to see if fans will watch anything called Negima. or maybe it’ll start lame but get really good later. who knows, though i kinda think its the former.

  • October 29, 2007 at 12:28 pmdeepest

    Actually I think it isn’t that bad. I agree the first episode is horror, even after watching 2 and 3 and restart with ep 1 it is sooooo bad, sooo wrong. But I think the other eps are quite enjoyable. I mean look it the male way. Girls, sometimes underwear and squeeky voices. If you expect something usefull and serious, you are completely satisfied. And yeah most of them look pretty dumb, like what they have done to my Zazie -.- but you can’t find actors that look 100% like the girls in the anime, so tough Zazie is dumbed, I love Setsuna, because she is choosen very well and looks great. Don’t be serious about that serious just enjoy it and wheather it is commerce or not, you don’t live in Japan so it is quite unusual for you to watch it at all :P

  • November 3, 2007 at 9:06 pmnegima1228

    Lucky for you that you didn’t continue watching this crap, because they actually made him like a wimp where he can’t defeat Setsuna in ep.4. In the manga, Negima knows a lot of magic that could outstand her, but he lost in 15 sec. This is the worst drama ever.

  • January 27, 2008 at 11:29 pmTina

    That’s disgusting, well, I don’t like the series anyway (juz wanna see how people handle the live action).

  • February 20, 2008 at 7:34 pmGummi

    OMG this completely destroyed Negima and I mean destroyed it. OMG Negi is so ugly.

  • February 22, 2008 at 7:32 amHogzilla

    Looks like TMA production….

  • March 14, 2008 at 4:00 amCirrax

    erm…isn’t negi meant to be welsh…THE WHY THE F*CK IS HE ASIAN IN THIS!!!

    *tears off directors head*

  • March 16, 2008 at 11:09 ampop

    can i noe..where can i download tis drama???

  • March 30, 2008 at 5:44 pmvee.


  • April 3, 2008 at 5:00 amyuki kagurazaka

    Hello ^_^
    oh my god! its sooo kawaii
    i mean i love it when they make live action anime’s its so kwool
    i mean pretend ur sitting in ur room and the nxt min
    u think of well… omg Negima! and ur lyk hey i feel lyk staring in my own
    movie and being my fav charater 4 ex:asuna kagurazaka
    heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelll goody gwood! :P
    so i give a 9/10 mmk

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  • June 14, 2008 at 2:11 amKoizumi

    what the? This is bad. It doesn’t even follow the manga. Some of the characters even look older than what they were supposed to look like. The acting is weird too.

  • June 25, 2008 at 5:03 pmtPhan

    this is when you say, EPIC FAIL!!!

  • August 16, 2008 at 1:02 amEsperman

    Heh, I was actually expecting Shinobu_Lover to have posted some sort of semi-long rant about Wagawa, Miyu or something… He’s done it several times on his former forum…

  • August 19, 2008 at 12:35 amdyh

    Thank god I don’t even have to watch this…..abomination! =)

  • September 30, 2008 at 5:11 amKetsuNfwu

    Thank god I saw these screenies. No way in hell would I freaking watch this!

  • October 13, 2008 at 6:37 amRathorc Lemenger

    i liked it, to a point, from what i seen on youtube. they could have done better. like how they redid godzilla. but it still made me laugh

  • October 14, 2008 at 11:33 pmDick

    Why is Negi japanese? I’m 1000 percent (reference to the op for Negima! series) sure Negi is english.

  • October 24, 2008 at 12:05 pmNako

    At least it’s better than Harry Potter

  • November 17, 2008 at 10:20 pmAngelcape


    they’ve just made something bad even worse…

  • December 3, 2008 at 8:27 pmDeathgrip

    ummm, why the fuck is negi Japanese? he’s fucking british! and asuna’s hair is brown….and makie is too old, and it’s all wrong. THIS IS AN INSULT TO THE GREAT KEN AKAMATSU

  • June 6, 2009 at 5:09 pmDragolax

    Why o why did they make this, since when is Negi even female or japanese.

  • June 9, 2009 at 3:00 pmMiyu Wagawa

    Well, I liked it.

  • December 18, 2009 at 4:55 amTakeru-kun

    I love this drama

  • December 22, 2009 at 4:29 amVash000

    omg…….This is too fucking funny,I sware to god it’s fucked up.Ok,I can deal with a female,I can bare with that.But japanese????They couldn’t get a dam english kid,and just over lay his voice or something?Negi is fucking english,ENGLISH.

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