Vetus

July 25, 2010

297 – roulette rotation

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 11:49 am

(I think for the next few chapters, I’ll do posts before the full chapter is out, and just update as I go along… let’s see how that works out.) Updated for full chapter.

Not much to describe here, since the visuals are fairly obvious – the conversation between ‘Zazie’ and Negi here is the important part.

But first, on the Another World extra episode – Yue is obviously Kuwatani Natsuko, but the voices for the Valkyries have been confirmed.

Collet – Satou Satomi
Beatrix – Hanazawa Kana
Emily – Taketatsu Ayana

Not the names I had expected. Satou Satomi is a nice fit, but did the other two get mixed up…?

PS: The Extra will have a new theme song performed by the four… but now that I look at it again, there’s no indication of how long this “extra” is supposed to be…?



Picking up from 296 – Negi’s ‘perfect world’ continues. Nagi and Arika are with Negi, Asuna and Konoka. Negi and Arika tries the whole ‘family reunion’ business:

“I-Is that so, Negi? Were you that happy in meeting with me?”

“Y-Y-Yes, of course. B-But, I don’t really understand myself why I started crying like that… um… I must have worried you…”

“I-Is that so. Well, it’s fine. I do not mind, cry as much as you wish. I’m sorry for your troubles.”

“O-Of course not. The training was my decision…”

“S-Shall I perhaps pet your head? Would, would that be all right?”

“Y-Yes, of course. I’m happy…”

“Aaaargh! That’s it!! What the hell kind of mother-son relationship is this?! You’re right in front of each other, why do you two just go ahead and hug each other and be all happy together?!”

“P-Please excuse my foolish husband…”

“N-No… um…”

“Hey hey hey! Don’t just ignore dear ol’ dad!!”


Negi decides to spend the night at where his parents are staying. On the way, Nagi brings up how Negi should visit Stan during winter vacation… except Negi remembers that Stan is supposed to be petrified. Arika reaches out to Negi:

“Are you… happy… Negi?”

“Yes. I’m very happy right now.

But…

…this isn’t real, is it? Zazie-san.”

“No, sensei. But, this is also another reality -”

“Are you trying to say… that this is realisation of his Kosmo Entelekheia?”

“This is an illusion created by her Artifact. She says that they are nearly the same thing.

You could think of this as being Kosmo Entelekheia.”

“It’s… it’s just a convenient dream?”

“It’s not just a convenient dream. This is a reality of bliss, of what was possible but not realised. The very best possible world… in your case…

…’What if Fate and his allies were annihilated twenty years ago?’ – that’s what this world is.

(…)

In other words, a world without your ‘enemies’ or ‘battles’. A world filled with pure, warm and virtuous good will. A world without conflict.”

(…)

Kosmo Entelekheia is approximated based on each guest’s desires and regrets, and provides the happiest world.”

She sounds like she’s trying to sell it…

S-Somehow, it feels like these shouldn’t be seen by anyone else…

Still… these are not real.”

“Yes… they are still young. Most of what you see here… even without Kosmo Entelekheia, they are worlds that can be grasped with that little bit of courage.

Audacia Paula (‘that little bit of courage’) – those are the key words to breaking out of this place.”

“Who… who are you…?”

“What’s more important is… are you all right with this? This world… no matter how much effort you may devote to it, this is a paradise that you can never reach, ever again.”

“Yes… it’s all right.”

“You put on a brave face.

You would have been forgiven for spending just one night being fawned over by your father and sleeping in your mother’s lap.”

“…I don’t think I’ll be able to return if I let myself be pampered any more.

Fate is neither an ‘enemy’ nor an ‘evil’ that must be eliminated. I have to meet him. That’s why… I can’t just let myself be stopped here.”

“So…”

“Yes.

I’ll move forward.”

“The one waiting outside is my sister. Be careful, she is a difficult one.”

“Then, you really are Zazie-san…”

“I’ll be waiting for your return at Mahora. With the Class Rep and everyone else.”

“…Right!

Audacia Paula.”



Just one thing left to say…

“Ikuze, dachikou!”

18 Comments

  1. yeah but there is something that i don’t understand ,in the pactio card of the zazie_look-alike there is writted “zazie” so the 2 sisters have the same name :O ?

    Comment by leo — July 25, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

  2. I think the voice actors are quite spot on…

    And yeah, does it really translates as “sister”? Her Pactio is confusing…

    Comment by Nestor — July 25, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

  3. Ah, this is what I meant by ‘seeing how it goes’, I did mistranslate something – Negi’s last line orz

    But in any case…

    – Zazie says it’s “her” (someone else’s) Artifact.
    – Zazie doesn’t outright say whether she is or isn’t really Zazie.
    – Zazie has an older sister.

    So… shrug?

    Comment by CanonRap — July 26, 2010 @ 12:13 am

  4. My suggestion is that the Zazie in the illusion is the one they encountered at the palace (the pactio card does say “Zazie”), and by saying it is “her artifact” (“kanojo no aatifakuto” is a pretty straightforward translation, after all), she means it in the same way that Signum Biolegens is “Fate’s” artifact.

    We’ll know soon enough. If the “difficult one” is the same “Zazie” that put them in in the first place and not the hooded mage, and “outside” is where the GPS crashed and not further into the palace, then I’m wrong.

    Comment by quigonkenny — July 26, 2010 @ 5:55 am

  5. Another way to look at it is that the “illusion” Zazie is just a figment as well, but rather self-aware in that she also knows that this is a dream world – that she’s not “real”, and that she’s just been created by “the real one”‘s artifact. Makes more sense that way.

    The “real Zazie” that attacked Negi&co can also possibly be an illusion (a la Ku:nel in the tournament, just across dimensions as well as millions of miles), which would explain her simple ousting of the strongest trio of fighters alongside Negi.

    Comment by Shiirn — July 26, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

  6. I see. So it’s possible that dream Zazie is similar to Fake Eva in nature…

    Comment by Nestor — July 27, 2010 @ 2:35 am

  7. If the ‘sister’ is really that strong, and pretty much anything can happen, how about Luna saving them with the pactio she made with Negi?

    Comment by Yami[Len] — July 27, 2010 @ 11:43 am

  8. and why does zazie have the pactio card of her sister ?

    Comment by leo — July 27, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

  9. If the Narutakis can share the same Pactio card (I know it isn’t official yet, manga-wise, but IIRC Ken Akamatsu himself, not the anime staff, designed that card) maybe Zazie and her sister can use the same card too, especially if they are twins.

    Comment by OverMaster — July 27, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  10. yes that ‘s right but in the narutaki’s pactio card ,we can see the 2 sisters whereas in zazie’s pactio card there is only one name ,one number and one person (?)

    Comment by leo — July 27, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

  11. Another theory I have is, what if the Zazie with the Pactio card is the ACTUAL Zazie, and her sister at Mahora has just been posing under her name for some reason ever since Chapter 1? Negi calls her ‘the real Zazie’ because she’s the one he knows, but he might have it all backwards.

    Comment by OverMaster — July 28, 2010 @ 2:01 am

  12. You said put something on your most recent update if something is found, there’s another flower spell that Negi casts in chapter 11.

    Some sort of flower type wake up spell.

    Comment by RM — July 28, 2010 @ 7:48 am

  13. Nevermind found it under basic.

    Comment by RM — July 28, 2010 @ 7:54 am

  14. “(‘Little bit of courage’ is supposed to be read as something, but I don’t want a risk a poor guess considering the spoiler isn’t too clear. I’ll wait for the full chapter here.)”

    From the raw, it looks like “Audacia Paula” or something similar. Strangely enough, that appears to be “a little courage” in Latin, but I think the conjugation is off…

    Comment by quigonkenny — July 28, 2010 @ 8:48 am

  15. I think that’s what it’s supposed to be too… maybe Akamatsu’s new linguist isn’t as familiar with Latin as his last one?

    Anyway, for the sister’s-artifact-card debacle, Kotarou was able to use Ensis Exorcizans after Negi summoned it. Maybe that really only works with Mille Vincula, maybe it works with any Artifact, who knows.

    Comment by CanonRap — July 28, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

  16. Of course that would mean “sister”=”Zazie”, since the name is clearly on the card. And unless they both have the same name, that doesn’t feel right, since the Zazie he’s speaking to in this chapter really feels like “our” Zazie… At least more than the other…

    I’m just going to go with the “sis designed it” theory (since it could be the case and makes the most sense to me) until proven otherwise… Which will probably be Friday…

    Also love the give and take about the cheek after the hug (the asides under the “please excuse my husband”)… Arika just takes overprotectiveness and turns it up to 11, doesn’t she?

    Comment by quigonkenny — July 28, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

  17. 298 are out in (?) astronerdboy’s blog !!!it looks like negi has found a way to ……….SPOILER…….save the magical world (i think ,i’m not sure 😛 )and we finally see zazie as in the picture of the chapter 1 and the chibi mage really looks like fate for me 😀
    and sorry english isn’t my first language (?) so i’m sorry for all the mistake i’am making 🙂

    Comment by leo — July 30, 2010 @ 11:53 am

  18. Or Zazie is their family name.

    Comment by anonymous — July 31, 2010 @ 3:33 pm


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