February 9, 2011

317 – prelude

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 12:12 am

Soon… it will all return to nothingness –

The battle between Mana and Poyo is interrupted for a moment as they both notice Negi’s recovery, but…

It might be too late to save the world -poyo.

Takamichi and Kurt’s fleet are up against over 500,000 demons, with 29 minutes left on the clock. They don’t know for certain where Ala Alba is, and while they did detect the shot from Al-Iskandariyah, the ritual itself wasn’t stopped.

Suddenly a message comes from M.M. reporting ‘powerful mana storms’ all over their territories, and everything that touches the storms are dispersed and disappear. The Empire also reports the same events…

It seems that it has started… The collapse of the Magic World…!

Meanwhile, a giant tornado forms outside M.M. and Donette is part of the crowd watching it close in, wiping out the Gateport in the process. The Magic World “skin” is being ripped off, revealing Mars:

There’s a desolated wasteland on the other side of the tornado…!!

Similar storms approach Granicus, Ariadne, and Neo Ostia…

Just one panel of a bloodied Setsuna, coughing out an “Ojou-sama…” Akamatsu, you horrible man.

Back in the Palace, Konoka, Akira, Ako, Chisame, Ku, Luna, and Chamo are moving down a corridor (at a good pace, thanks to Ako’s doping, which also revived Ku) Konoka didn’t really want to leave behind “the mysterious girl”, but Chamo, the voice of prudence as always:

We’ll never have enough lives to get involved in any infighting between those monsters. She told us to go, so hell, let’s go!

They are greeted by a flaming fist – Anya’s, because apparently they were going so fast she didn’t know any other way to get their attention.

Apparently she was left behind at some point at a ‘safe place’ (safer than “next to an Ala Alba fighter”?) and of course, she’s not too happy about that. She tells them about Fate being taken down, Quintum’s appearance, and the subsequent infighting. In any case, they’re all going to have to help them out – Konoka in particular will definitely be useful with her recovery.

Back to the Altar, where surprisingly, Shirabe was not utterly annihilated by Al-Iskandariyah, merely knocked unconscious. She wakes up to Fate’s calling, who then tells her to move Asuna back into position. Nodoka and Natsumi are tied up and close by (Nodoka also providing some unexpected fanservice. Is this really the right time?)

Nodoka-san lecture time:

Even without my Artifact, I at least know what you’re thinking about –

Fate-san… you’re… bothered by Negi-sensei, aren’t you…?

He’s always on your mind. You’re thinking about the meaning behind his words, aren’t you?

It didn’t take me long to know that – otherwise, there would be no way to explain your actions, like how you fought with your comrade.

I think Sensei said this.

“I want to be friends with him.”

I think that’s… amazing, and it’s a good thing. I… really don’t think, that you’re bad people.

You… you like coffee, right?

Then please… please come to Mahora Academy. I know a shop with very good coffee. So…

Is this really the right time, Nodoka?

Fate slaps her, but Nodoka manages to smile back… and they both notice something behind them: Negi, standing on the Great Paru-sama.

Hey there.

I was getting tired of waiting. Negi Springfield.

(Break next week, 318 comes out Feb. 23rd. See you all Saturday.)



  1. Akamatsu is indeed a bad man, how can he tease us with Setsuna’s fate!!
    Aside from that nice chapter, I wonder what is Negi’s Plan to save the world now that the global rewrite has begun.

    Comment by Mr_ShiNi — February 9, 2011 @ 12:32 am

  2. Why do I picture myself Fate working at Starbooks Coffee after this arc is over?

    Comment by D-Omen — February 9, 2011 @ 12:32 am

  3. “Back to the Altar, where surprisingly, Shirabe was not utterly annihilated by Al-Iskandariyah, merely knocked unconscious. ”

    Not particularly surprising. Kotaro knocked Fate quite a ways away from the altar where she was, and the Catelite cannon blasted him there. So she would have been pretty far from the blast. Especially considering the beam pierced through the palace rather than causing an explosion at the palace.

    Comment by Krono — February 9, 2011 @ 12:34 am

    • We can also see the area which got hit by Al-Iskandariyah on page 13 and it is clearly very far from where Shirabe was at.

      Comment by SL from MH (GI from AQS) — February 9, 2011 @ 1:28 am

      • I was being sarcastic.

        Comment by CanonRap — February 9, 2011 @ 2:25 am

        • Well, there have been some (presumably serious) discussions about her fate, even though I thought KA showed pretty clearly at the time that the altar area, where she was capped and left unconscious, was untouched by the blast.

          It’s not always safe to assume sarcasm on the internet, after all… ^_^

          Comment by quigonkenny — February 9, 2011 @ 3:15 am

  4. Its time for Negi to have to choke a Fate! *lol*

    I still hope for a “bad end” here in that the Magic World is left in a state whereby Chao’s future still has her return to the past and thus complete the circle.

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — February 9, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    • lol that gives me an idea…

      As for the Bad End, maybe? Who knows what Negi’s planning.

      Comment by CanonRap — February 9, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    • More like “It’s time for Fate Averruncus to slap a…”

      I was also thinking with Asuna being a sleeping Magical Princess what is the one sure fire way in stories of waking them up…

      Comment by Mr Random — February 9, 2011 @ 2:34 am

  5. arghh i want setsuna to kick that damn bitch ass

    Comment by loz — February 9, 2011 @ 2:14 am

  6. Well, if their confrontation last chapter didn’t do it, that slap is certainly going to set the Fate x Nodoka doujinshi writers off. Nothin’ says lovin’ like male on female violence…

    Comment by quigonkenny — February 9, 2011 @ 3:22 am

  7. […] summary of chapter 317 is here: And red_savant's translation of chapter 317 is here: […]

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  8. >>Just one panel of a bloodied Setsuna, coughing out an “Ojou-sama…” Akamatsu, you horrible man.


    Seriously, are we ever going to get to see Setsuna vs Tsukuyomi?!

    And fuck yeah Negi at the last page.

    Comment by Kurogane — February 9, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    • Dunno about Mana vs. Poyo, but it looks like Negi vs. Fate and Setsuna vs. Tsukuyomi will happen together? ^^

      Comment by CanonRap — February 9, 2011 @ 11:34 am

      • I hope only Mana x Poyo and Setsuna x Tsukuyomi happen togeher…
        Negi x Fate should be more exclusive…
        btw nice work to do the trans quickly ^^

        Comment by Victor — February 9, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

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