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September 26, 2010

Vol. 31 Q&A (full)

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 4:34 pm


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The full Nazenani Negima! from Vol.31, the last ‘expanded’ version. Also on the Nazenani page.


In Ch.210, Collet noted that Yue’s “only weakness” was that she had to go to the bathroom often. Is Yue okay during nighttime?
It seems she has to wake up often, just like during the school trip.

About how much doujinshi does Haruna sell at a single event?
It seems she isn’t from a kabe circle, so she probably sells a few hundred copies every event.

* ‘Kabe circle’ literally means a booth placed next to the wall, though it’s generally taken to mean the high-profile circles which have booths near the wall to control the high amount of traffic.

What would happen if you try to Armationem a Light magic, being the opposite of Dark, using Magia Erebea?
It should be possible to Complexio the Light. The Dark truly is all-devouring.

Is there some kind of rule regarding what characters go on the back cover of the tankoubon?
It used to be a classmate picked out from the front cover. Now that all the classmates have already appeared, I have the draw the remaining characters on purpose to put something on. It’s tough.

Was the World Tree grown where Mahora Academy was built? Or was Mahora Academy built where the World Tree was?
It’s a school building. Wait, no, it’s the latter.

* 校舎 ‘school building’ and 後者 ‘latter’ are both pronounced ‘kousha’.

In Chp.158, is Chao’s “Not yet, Negi-bozu, we’re not done yet!” a refence to Quattro’s “Not yet, this isn’t over yet!” from Z Gundam? Also, is this really something you would often say while working?
True, this is something I often say during work. And as the words would indicate, the draft is nowhere close to being done.

Why is Chachamaru still small when she’s with the Party?
Because it’s easy to draw.

In Vol.17 Ch.159 Pg.4, was the pattern on Chao-san’s body a stronger version of Magia Erebea?
That is not exactly the case, but it’s no mistake that they are based on similar principles.

With Negi-kun’s current magic power, what would happen if he sneezed? Will he blow away half the Earth?
Since it has a disarmament effect, it would blow away half the Earth’s woman’s clothing.

Since the beginning, Asuna has had a sort of romantic/sisterly relationship with Negi. Now that her past has been revealed, the situation strikes me as very much like the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. Was this a consideration of yours? If so, who will play the Han Solo to Asuna’s Leia? (English question)
Hmmm… there isn’t anyone who would make a good Solo. Well, it should properly be the position of Kotarou. Or, I guess, Setsuna? (laugh)

During the 100-km Broom Rally, didn’t Bea fire off a Sagitta Magica even though offensive magic was forbidden?
That was clearly a foul, but she’ll do anything for her Ojou-sama.

Why does Kaede not like frogs? Was there some traumatic experience in her past…?
This was a design decision from Hattori-kun, apparently became “a ninja cannot oppose his lord”.

* 殿さま(tono-sama) = ‘lord’
殿さまガエル (tono-sama gaeru) = ‘bullfrog’

Fate’s Party 20 years ago had nothing but men, so why is it nothing but girls this time?
It was a design choice to match them with the Negi’s ‘nothing but girls’ Party (laugh). 20 years ago it was matching Nagi’s.

Does Kotarou-kun have both animal and human ears?
He only has animal ears.

Where would Chidzuru be placed on Rakan’s Table of Strength when she’s in “spring onions up the behind” mode?
Well, Kotarou as he is now probably wouldn’t get hit anyway, so she probably wouldn’t reach 1000.

What’s the relationship between Eishun Konoe and Motoko Aoyama? (English question)
They are thought to be close relatives in the Aoyama family. It’s not like they’re parent and child, though.

Who are the other students that graduate with Negi? What jobs do they get? (English question)
The other graduates from Chp.1 were most likely given various posts, like couriers or fortune tellers or other mage-like jobs. A post like “middle school teacher” is extremely rare.

Negi has made multiple Provisional Contracts with the classmates, but if he made an Official Contract with someone, will the other Provisional Contracts lose their effect?
Normally that would be the case. Normally.

Is the current Shinmeiryuu overrun with fight-crazy maniacs like Tsukuyomi?
It’s not ‘overrun’, but it would seem that the stronger you are with Shinmeiryuu the more easily you can be drawn into the dark side.

In Ch.254 Kurt noted how “physical attacks didn’t even seem to work” on Mega Dunamene Negi, so how did Rakan manage to damage Negi in Mega Dunamene form?
It was Rakan’s fighting spirit.

In Vol.26, why did Arika cut Zecht’s hair?
It was annoying. Also, it was the Princess of Hellas.

Can an Artifact only be used its possessor? Is it possible for someone else to have the same item?
There have been several confirmed instances of someone with an ability also drawing a similar Artifact.

If (Akamatsu) Sensei were to design an Artifact for himself, what would be its name and ability?
The ability to exchange one strand of hair, for one draft page to finish its touching-up instantly. The ability name is “Hair of God”.

Were the voice actors for Negima! decided by audition? Or were they already decided from the beginning?
They were decided through audition. It was done by the anime director.

If this was a galge and Negi-kun was the protagonist, how many heroines would he clear in a single playthrough?
As Negi-kun is still a child and doesn’t need to take responsibilities, he can probably clear about 15 heroines at once.

Are the girls’ breasts growing during the course of the story?
They are. Quite.

Can the Setsuna/Konoka and Setsuna/Negi Artifacts be used at the same time? If they can, will Negi’s and Konoka’s mana flow in at the same time?
They can be used together. Mana will flow in from both sides. However, to a normal person this might cause an overload and knock him out.

How does an Activation Key get registered? Also, is it possible for several people to use the same Activation Key?
Activations Keys aren’t so much registered by some organisation, as they are just something you decide upon by yourself and get your body familiar with. It’s also possible for several people to use the same Key, but the spirits being put to work could get confused, so it is desirable to have different Keys among comrades.

Chisame doesn’t seem to have any problems telling apart her electron spirits Konnya and Negi. How does she do this?
Their serial numbers are different, so Chisame sees them as completely different spirits. Also, fans of the voice actors can probably tell them apart immediately (laugh).

Negima will still keep going, right? Please say that it will.
There’s still the feature-length animation next year, so logically it wouldn’t end until then.


Stuff in immediate future:
+ gathering info for Concept and/or Terminology page
+ Sceptrum Virtuale
+ updating Rakan’s list?

Waiting list:
– Eastern magic
– misc. characters?

Likely distractions:
– new Borderlands DLC
– Unlimited Blade Works movie

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for this completed information. ^_^

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — September 26, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

  2. I was actually hoping to get this out earlier ^^;;

    Comment by CanonRap — September 27, 2010 @ 12:26 am

  3. >he can probably clear about 15 heroines at once.

    Oh, Ken.

    Comment by Anon — September 27, 2010 @ 1:45 am


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