「不死人たちの城」 (Fu Shinin Tachi no Shiro)
“Palace of the Immortals”
The Negima curse returns.
「裸で出会えば友達(ダチ)になる」 (Hadaka de Deaeba (Dachi) ni Naru)
“You Can’t Hate Someone You Meet Naked”
A brand new [immortal] friend, and a brand new [immortal] family.
「美女と少年」 (Bijo to Shounen)
“Beauty and the Boy”
Blood. Blood everywhere.
• Full Moon wo Sagashite mangaka Tanemura Arina will be launching a new manga in January called Sakura-Hime Kaden in the shoujo manga magazine Ribon. Saboten no Himitsu’s Haruta Nana and Aishiteruze Baby’s Maki Youko will also be starting new manga series in Ribon in the new year.
• The Beat has posted a chapter of Black Jack for free viewing to celebrate Halloween.
ToHeart2 artwork at left courtesy of バーニア600 on pixiv (account needed to access).
「ネギま部（仮）増殖中」 (Negima-bu (Kari) Zoushokuchuu)
“Negima Club (Tentative) Expanding”
Episode at a Glance:
After defeating Chao, Negi is informed by Ku:Nel that his father is alive in the Magic World. With the door to that world back in Wales, Negi decides to go back home, so Asuna creates a new club to help him search for his father.
Image at left courtesy of みき on pixiv (account needed to access).
Words fail me. This is, as anticipated, one of the worst travesties I have ever watched – maybe even worse than PGSM.
As many of you may know, a Negima live-action drama has been in the works for several months now. Well, this past weekend, there was an unveiling of sorts in Tokyo with all of the girls and Negi, who is being played by 13-year-old Kashiwa Yukina. Also there were Takamichi (played by Hiroshi), Minamoto Shizuna (played by Oikawa Nao who I believe used to be an AV star), and the school headmaster (played by Satou Gajirou). I’ll let the pictures from Mainichi’s coverage of the event do most the talking, as the actresses seem to have all been put in the costuming and makeup that they’ll be in for the actual show (unlike the official site’s original class listing).
Frankly, I couldn’t stop laughing when I looked at some of those images, and it’ll be really interesting to see
how bad the drama is what the drama is like. The official site now also has a look into classroom 3-A with some more images of the students, and they’ve announced the OP and ED too. I really hope Asuna, Konoka, and Setsuna’s actresses have some singing ability. Anyway, the Negima drama is set to premiere on TV Tokyo on October 3rd at 25:20, and it’s slated for 26 episodes. I wonder how many episodes I’ll be able to last – probably only one…
Today, the Fourth of July, happens to not only be a national holiday in the US, but it also marks the two-year anniversary of this site. I actually started writing on this blog a little earlier than that, but it wasn’t until I moved here to AnimeBlogger in July of 2005 that I consider the site to have really started. Since then, the site has accumulated 1,646 posts and 45,172 comments, and it’s gotten almost ten and a half million hits. As always, I want to thank all the readers and everyone who’s helped out with the site, and hopefully we’ll have more years of blogging to come.
Now, on to some miscellaneous newsworthy notes: