Three chapters, three girls. It was a much nicer interlude than I expected – it didn’t feel rushed or out-of-place, and it’s not overly long, meaning the action’ll be back very soon (what with Fate and Rakan still being in the background). And most importantly, with the slow character buildups, this sudden string of Pactios doesn’t feel totally forced.
In short, this is the ‘other’ side of Negima distilled: comedy, romance, drama, all balanced with no weaknesses.
(And it sure introduced a whole mess of plot trinkets into the mix…)
Vol.27 – September
Vol.28 – November
Vol.29 – January
(…the depths of some of which won’t be fully illustrated until January of next year.)