September 1, 2010

300 – summit

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 5:30 pm

I’m alive!

Well, Poyo and Mana conveniently disappeared down a hole in the floor, so Ala Alba can finally proceed.

– Group 1 will repair the two ships and secure an escape route: Cocone, Johnny, Haruna, Chachamaru, Mei, Misora, Takane, Collet
– Group 2 will rescue Anya: Kotarou, Natsumi, Sayo, Asakura, Beatrix, Yue
– Group 3 will make an attempt on the Code of the Lifemaker: Negi, Nodoka, Konoka, Setsuna, Kaede, Kuu, Chisame, Shiori (plus Ako, Yuuna, Makie and Akira inside Kaede’s Artifact)

For whatever reason, Akamatsu decided to do a little subtitle summation for everyone (like before a Touhou boss fight?) Most are fairly straightforward or even their Pactio titles – except Johnny’s is kinda left-field, and Beatrix’s puts her as a chamberlain of the Sevensheep family attached to Emily – but there are others:

Son of the Hero
3-A Homeroom Teacher, Ala Alba Advisor
Negi Springfield

(The second bit is a bit… superfluous after SON OF THE HERO)

Empire Immigration Program Test Subject No. 18
Cocone Fatima Rosa

(From Hellas to Mahora?)

The Lovestruck, Invincible Gun Platform
Karakuri Chachamaru


Ku-on Shadow Master
Inugami Kotarou

(I suddenly remembered that I have no idea what kuon is supposed to be or what it’s a reference to.)

Negi-sensei’s Counsellor
Hasegawa Chisame

(Nothing about the title, but that’s one wonky expression Chisame has there.)

EDIT: See Comments section for the rest of the names.

Groups 2 and 3 begin their attack and run into summoned demons almost immediately, armed with Master Keys. Negi turns his staff into a lightning halberd of deadly raping doom and proceeds to clear most of the hallway. “Human typhoon” indeed.

術式装填、魔杖雷鉾槍化 jutsushiki souten, majou ikadzuchi bousou-ka
Technique Charge, Magic Staff Lightning Halberd Form

(The wording fits with the Magia Erebea terms. Negi’s own creation again?)

Meanwhile, Anya and Asuna are watching all this live (with instant replay!) Anya gets flustered when she accidentally says out loud that Negi looks kinda cool – “I, I meant he’s trying to be cool!” – followed by lamenting:

“Maybe he’s already as strong as Nagi…

…You know too, right, Asuna?

He… he’s using that strength to rescue you.

He’s just saving the world while he’s at it. That, must have been what Nagi was like, too.”

Asuna flashes back with Nagi and Gateau:


“What’s is it, Princess?”

“Nagi… why do you fight?”

“‘Why’…? I’m doing to save you, Asuna.”

“Eh…? You already saved me…”

“Nah, I still have a lot to save in the world, too. That’s why… I’ll take him down, and break down this thing that’s been keeping you and that world tied up tight from a long time ago – this ‘secret of the world’.”

(I’m taking a liberty here with ‘him’ – ‘yatsu’ is gender-neutral.)

“But Nagi, what will you going to do if it didn’t end there?

Of course, when it comes to breaking things, you’re the best there is. But there are things in the world, that can’t be settled with destruction.”

“Maybe. Well, when it comes to that…

…someone’ll do something.”

The thoughts shift:

Negi… you…

You were the one always chasing after that figure in the distance. You’re putting together all our hopes: Nagi’s, and mine from the now and the then.

Are you coming to rescue me… Negi?

You… you were just a little kid.

Well… that was all right. Surely… truly… that must have been what Nagi had wanted. But you… you set out for Nagi, and you worked hard… you were reckless… you made people worry… you were hurt… but still, you kept running…

Running further and further ahead, working harder.

And at last, you…

“…Just how much more harder will you work until you’re satisfied…? You’re just a kid… you idiot.”

This time, it’s Anya who notices…

“You like him, don’t you?”

“No I don’t!”

“You love him, don’t you?!”

“I said I don’t love him!”

(Don’t think I’ll be doing much of anything except these chapter posts for a while due to incoming work overload.)



  1. could you try comming with the Titles/Subtitles with everyone please? … would be really interesting to see them

    Comment by Sian — September 1, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

  2. yes i think so but if you don’t have the time it’s nothing

    Comment by setsuna40 — September 1, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

  3. Well lessee…

    Roaring Trucker
    Johnny Raidein

    Divine-Speed Summon Scribe
    Saotome Haruna

    I Love Cleaning
    Sakura Mei

    Mysterious Sister
    Kasuga Misora

    Impregnable Shadow Master
    Takane D. Goodman

    Ariadne Valkyrie Brigade Cadet
    Collet Farandole

    The Ordinary, Released Slave
    Murakami Natsumi

    Ala Alba Ghost Member
    Aisaka Sayo

    Seeker of Truths
    Asakura Kazumi

    Sevensheep Family Chamberlain Attached to Miss Emily, Ariadne Valkyrie Brigade Cadet
    Beatrix Monroe

    Ariadne Valkyrie Brigade Cadet
    Yue Farandole

    Mind Reader, Treasure Hunter
    Miyazaki Nodoka

    Healing Princess
    Konoe Konoka

    Shinmeiryuu Swordsman
    Sakurazaki Setsuna

    Kouga Chuunin
    Nagase Kaede

    Bodyguard Who Seeks the Path
    Kuu Fei

    Outer Personality, Kagurazaka Asuna
    Inner (True) Personality, Fate’s Girl

    Worrying Released Slave
    Izumi Ako

    Cheery Waitress of the Oasis
    Akashi Yuuna

    Foolish Waitress of the Oasis
    Sasaki Makie

    Kind Released Slave
    Ookouchi Akira

    Ala Alba Club President
    Kagurazaka Asuna

    Princess of the Twilight
    Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia

    Negi’s Childhood Friend
    Anna Cocolova (Anya)

    Comment by CanonRap — September 1, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

  4. This is a chapter whereby Akamatsu-sensei and Kodansha attempt to score some new readers, thus a who’s who before starting back into the stories.

    I liked how Asuna is still dealing with both the past and present now that she has access to all her memories.

    I found Cocone’s title interesting — “Empire Immigration Program Test Subject No. 18.” That suggests that planning to possibly evacuate the Magic World and seeing how those people would cope/survive on Earth has been going on.

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — September 1, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

  5. Okay,this is annoying me. What’s that hirigana/katakana/whatever character in the speech bubble on page 17 of the raw that looks like a ”ki” but drawn with a single horizontal stroke:

    Comment by Colin — September 1, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

  6. @Colin


    Comment by Shiirn — September 1, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

  7. @ANB: Oh, is that what that was about?

    Comment by CanonRap — September 2, 2010 @ 12:25 am

  8. You misspelled Cachamaru’s name.

    Comment by Nestor — September 2, 2010 @ 6:03 am

  9. @AstroNerdBoy
    Yes, Just who is Cocone?

    She looks way too young to be the Misoria’s Pactio owner.

    Comment by Rogue — September 2, 2010 @ 6:41 am

  10. @CanonRap — assuming you aren’t being facetious, long-running manga seem to do this from time-to-time. Since 300 chapters is a big thing, it is possible that some new readers may pick up the manga. At the same time, we long-time readers learned a bit or two.

    @Rogue — She does BUT she would appear to be an “illusion” (like Emily and Jack Rakan) and thus may be older than she looks or she may be mazoku like Mana. If she is an illusion-type person, then her being on Earth is apparently a test to see if she could survive. That one little title makes Cocone a much more interesting character and really makes me want to know how she and Misora hooked up.

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — September 3, 2010 @ 9:26 am

  11. Anyone got translations for Asuna’s and Anya’s Titles?

    Comment by Raso — September 4, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

  12. Raso – added Asuna’s and Anya’s to my last comment.

    Comment by CanonRap — September 4, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

  13. Thanks, also is it me or is Chamo nowhere to be seen in this chapter?

    Comment by Raso — September 5, 2010 @ 5:10 am

  14. Hrm, the Lightning Halberd really looks more like a Voulge.

    Comment by Tadrinth — September 6, 2010 @ 6:07 am

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