April 11, 2010

286 – battle harem

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 4:05 pm

Move along, nothing to see here.


Yue can only remember up to about the middle of her second year, ie. she remembers Nodoka and company but not Negi. Which is awfully convenient, but the direction Akamatsu is taking with her character is pretty interesting.

Her memories will probably come back eventually – just a matter of where it’d have the most impact on the plot.


Nodoka: We both like Negi-sense~ very much… admired him…
Yue: !?

Wha-What’s that supposed to mean? What kind of situation would involve both of us ‘liking him very much’…? Is, is Japan okay with that sort of thing…?

N-No, wait. That’s not right. In this case, ‘liking him very much’ is probably the same as ‘admiring’ him.

The reason why these feelings I have been worrying about doesn’t connect with that sort of conclusion must be a side-effect of the memory loss. If I don’t do something about this I’ll be betraying my best friend, Nodoka…


Dual-wielding Valkyrie Yue. Oh, how do they rise…

The rest of the talk is basically them sharing their experiences over the last few months.


And Yue finally calls Emily, er, “Emily”.


“Y-Yue… how impure~!”

LOL. Even more LOL at Haruna’s “explanation”. I’ll see how the scans handle this one.


Yuuna and Makie Pactio and entry into Ala Alba seem pretty eminent, considering they’re prominently shown on the full spread (with Luna!), even wearing their MahoraFest costumes.


As expected, the Sports 4 immediately bumped into demon!Negi and almost got themselves killed. Luckily, Negi still retains some humanity and stops after seeing Ako’s bangle. The set they won at the MahoraFest in volume 14. Talk about your invisible guns of Chekhovian make.

In any case, Eva completely ices him for the lulz. “He won’t die from something of this level,” indeed.


“…Are you frightened by the boy’s appearance?”

Nope, not Makie, who somehow makes the demonic parts fade away from Negi. Actually, all four of them can do it, for some reason.

Anyway, it does seem like Negi’s mainly having a battle in his own mind at the moment.


“Well, how’s it gonna be? How ’bout y’all four Pactio at the same time?”

Second LOL of the chapter: Chamo tempting Ako with the age pill.


Takane brings up Yuuna’s parents being Magister Magi during a conversation, while Ako is alone with asleep!Negi and an age pill. Oh, conundrums.


Overall, pretty much the moving-between-plot-points chapter that reveal mostly what’s been suspected and expected for some time. Though it does lay a couple of mines for the future: Yue’s memories and her interaction with Negi and Nodoka, how Beatrix/Collet/Luna will be handled after this arc, the Pactio of the Sports 4, and how Yuuna will deal with her own heritage.

And how on earth did Makie manage to ‘heal’ Negi again?



  1. I think Negi shares a special bond with the Sports 4, going back to when he removed them from Eva’s shinso control. Even though they don’t remember those events, something still lingers, as evidenced when Makie found herself calling Eva “Eva-sama” briefly when Negi was trying to be Eva’s deciple, then wondered why and changed it to “Eva-CHAN.” *lol* So, if Negi does share a special bond with them, then that might help explain how they can turn him back normal since he did the same for them once upon a time.

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — April 11, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

  2. I missed that “-sama” part ^^;;

    Well, they’re definitely doing something, so I guess for now we’ll have to wait and see how it works out.

    (And my hat is off to you for giving the English fanbase a place to easily find Negima spoiler pics ^^)

    Comment by CanonRap — April 12, 2010 @ 12:31 am

  3. You’re welcome. Heck, I was tired of spoiler images disappearing before everyone could see them, so I decided to just throw them up on the blog and it sorta just took off. ^_^

    And my hat is off to you for the excellent job you’ve done here. ^_^

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — April 12, 2010 @ 2:07 am

  4. is that pill for Negi? Or Ako? If that pill was for Ako, she’d probably change at Negi’s age…

    Comment by pheeph — April 12, 2010 @ 4:41 am

  5. There’s a moment where Makie calls Eva with a -sama? I have to look at this…

    The new Ala Alba team shot looks awesome, probably the first time I actually like a team shot with Asuna in it. Is it the combination of the dress and the sword, because I’m always a sucker for ladies of war? Or maybe its because she didn’t do a ridiculously odd pose ^^

    I really hope that when this series reach its finale, Eva will take part in the battle. That would be glorious!

    Comment by Nestor — April 12, 2010 @ 6:15 am

  6. I guess Eva will probably have a role in the finale – whenever that is – even if it’s just in an asskicking capacity. Though I wouldn’t put it past Akamatsu to have her be defeated (but in a totally awesome way like Rakan) or somehow disabled so Negi has no choice but to finish everything by himself.

    Comment by CanonRap — April 12, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

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