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November 1, 2011

Period 343

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 5:39 am

Asuna…

Well, first things first: the fight really is pretty awesome. Eva’s ‘Queen of Ice’ is practically cheating (Snowstorm of Darkness times sixteen? Really, Eva?), but with Asuna there cancelling everything out, Negi just has to go lightning and keep hammering at her.

Coincidentally, Eva falls for the exact same move Negi pulled on Rakan: the absorption ward. And unless there’s a typo, he just loaded the power of three spells — two of them High Ancient — into one arm.

But of course, it ends with a strip-sneeze. Damn, I honestly didn’t expect to see unfazed naked Eva again.

The rest of the chapter is Setsuna getting more and more devastated by the reveal, so I’d prefer not spoiling that just yet.

EDIT: I got an email asking me whether, in 342, Konoka’s line about Asuna should be:

“Asuna’s gotten used to handling Secchan, too…”

Looking at it again, this would be more accurate literally, but considering も can be ‘too/also’ as well as used to emphasise a marked difference, the ambiguity here (Konoka could be comparing Asuna to herself, to all other human beings in general, or just emphasising the degree to which she’s gotten used to something) I think this can be passed off as something Akamatsu did on purpose. I still probably shouldn’t have removed it completely from the translation, but there you have it.

17 Comments

  1. The reveal…yes. I have a rather nasty suspicion about that and that Setsuna will come to represent the audience here.

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — November 1, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    • where did you see the raws? want to check it out myself

      Comment by Anonymous — November 1, 2011 @ 6:11 am

  2. The battle sounds awesome… a pity you’re keeping the info about Asuna for now. The little you said about it makes it sounds quite serious and make me very curious.

    Comment by chaosprophet — November 1, 2011 @ 6:23 am

  3. Masive dramatic reval!!!—-> Chapter ends with sneez gag.

    Oh akamatsu waii

    Comment by Shlugo — November 1, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    • I hope this not imply Negi is getting a beat by both Asuna and Eva at the end…

      Comment by Blogima — November 1, 2011 @ 8:17 am

  4. I get the feeling it has something to do with Asuna being a weapon. Huh.. magic swordsman style indeed…

    Comment by tikigod784 — November 1, 2011 @ 8:34 am

  5. hello im scanning the first 15 pages of the negima ultimate guide, somebody translate

    Comment by Anonymous — November 2, 2011 @ 6:44 am

  6. I read the raw (using my basic japanese) and well the reveal is quite the surprise. Poor Setsuna.

    Comment by Mr_ShiNi — November 2, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

  7. Holy mother of God T_T

    Comment by Treize — November 3, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

  8. I cried at the reveal.

    Comment by Ben — November 4, 2011 @ 7:08 am

  9. anyone know where to find an English scan? Its been over a week and i still cant find any.

    Comment by kage buyou — November 6, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    • I think there are no english scanlations yet, but if you just wait a little bit they should be out. (and next week is 344 spoiler week right?)

      Comment by Mr_ShiNi — November 7, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

  10. wow i just read it i didnt see that coming by miles , and strip sneeze is back again and he was doing so well with not doing that

    Comment by Anonymous — November 11, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

  11. This reveal does not look quite as bad if you take into account Chao Lingshen’s arc and time travel. There is this worrying bit about Asuna’s personality, but the rest could be solved easily. But maybe Ken Akamatsu has something more elaborate in mind.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 17, 2011 @ 5:21 am

    • why hasnt 344 been put up yet its been on mangahead.com for 3 days now

      Comment by Anonymous — November 19, 2011 @ 9:14 am

      • You could ask more politely. Better, wait a bit more than 3 days before whining. People have a life, you know?

        Comment by Anonymous — November 20, 2011 @ 1:58 am


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