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Negima! Magister Negi Magi

Wednesday 12:00 AM on TV Tokyo Premiered Jan 06, 2005 Between Seasons



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This show guide covers both the Funimation version and the Japanese version. To become a Master Wizard like his father, the ten year old Negi Springfield must put aside his developing magical skills, and teach English to a middle school class on the Mahoraba campus. Not a problem, except that his class is all girls, each with her own personality, and some even have magical powers and hidden abilities. With so many pretty young girls wanting to win an even younger "Negi-sensei's" affection, how will poor Negi make it through the year? A fun little show from the mind of Ken Akamatsu, the creator of the enormously popular Love Hina romantic comedy. Show Information Genres: Action, Romance, Adventure, Comedy Season and Series Explanation Series 1: Negima! Director: Nagisa Miyazaki Number of Episodes: 26 half-hour episodes Specials: 2 OVA's (Spring and Summer), directed by Akiyuki Shinbo Broadcast: January - June 2005 Thursdays in Japan. Weeknights on select cable and satellite channels, such as ColoursTV, that carry the Funimation block of programming. License status: Licensed by Funimation in the US. All videos have been released. Please do not ask about Fansubs! Related Manga: Negima! Magister Negi Magi Video Information Magic 101 - The Basics of Magic (eps 1-6) - August 1, 2006 Magic 201 - Magic and Combat (eps 7-10) - September 5, 2006 Magic 301 - Practical Application of Magic (eps 11-14) - October 17, 2006 Magic 401 - Magical Enchantments (eps 15-18 ) - November 28, 2006 Magic 501 - Magic Outside the CIassroom (eps 19-22) - January 9, 2007 Magic 601 - Magic and the Dark Arts (eps 23-26) - February 20, 2007 Negima! Box Set - Febuary 5, 2008 Negima!? Spring and Summer Specials - October 14, 2008 Negima!: Complete Collection (Viridian Collection) - December 16, 2008 Opening Theme In the Japanese dub, each of 2-A's voice actresses take turns in teams to sing the opening song. #1: "Happy Ready Go" by Yuri Shiratori, Madoka Kimura, Ayana Sasagawa, Natsuko Kuwatani, Kotomi Yamakawa, Azumi Yamamoto (eps 1-4) #2: "Happy Ready Go" by Shizuka Itou, Akemi Kanda, Ai Bandou, Akeno Watanabe, and Mami Deguchi (eps 5-8 ) #3: "Happy Ready Go" by Hazuki Tanaka, Ai Nonaka, Sawa Ishige, Yu Kobayashi, and Yui Horie (eps 9-13) #4: "Happy Ready Go" by Akane Omae, Miho Sakuma, Chiaki Osawa, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Misa Kobayashi (eps 14-17) #5: "Happy Ready Go" by Kimiko Koyama, Mari Kanou, Mai Kadowaki, Yumi Shimura, and Yuki Matsuoka (eps 18-21) #6: "Happy Ready Go" by Mamiko Noto, Mai Aizawa, Junko Minagawa, Naomi Inoue, and Yuka Inokuchi (eps 22-26) Ending Theme #1: "Kagayaku Kimi e" by Akemi Kanda, Ai Nonaka, Mamiko Noto, and Yu Kobayashi #2: "Shisho to Nayameru Otomegumi" by Ayana Sasagawa, Natsuko Kuwatani, Akeno Watanabe, Hazuki Tanaka, and Yuki Matsuoka (eps 14-26) Series 2: Negima!? Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Number of Episodes: 26 Broadcast: October 2006 - March 2007 in Japan (TV Tokyo) from 5:30-6:00pm. License status: Licensed by Funimation in the US. All videos have been released.Please do not ask about Fansubs! Description: This is a remake and retelling of the series, starring the same voice cast, but with completely different artwork and a more serious (well, initially) tone. In this version, the cIass moves from its second year to third year. Related Manga: Negima Neo Video Information Negima!?: Season Two, Part One (Re-imagined and Uncut) (eps 1-13) - December 16, 2008 Negima!?: Season Two, Part Two (Re-imagined and Uncut) - March 31, 2009 Opening Theme #1: "1000% SPARKING!" by various singers. Please see specific episode guides for details (eps 2-12, 15-25) (eps 28-38, 41-51) An English version of 1000% SPARKING! was recorded for the Funimation version. #2: "Eien no Toki o Koete" by Junko Minagawa (eps 13-14) (eps 39-40) Ending Theme #1: "Hoshi zora Letter" by Akemi Kanda (eps 2-3) (eps 28-29) #2: "A-LY-YA" by various singers. Please see specific episode guides for details (eps 4-24) (eps 30-50) #3: "Love Sensation" by Rina Satou, Akemi Kanda and Ai Nonaka (ep 25) (ep 51) #4: "1000% SPARKING!" by 3-A and Rina Satou (ep 26) (ep 52) Series 3: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba OVA Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Number of Episodes: 3 Broadcast: Direct to Video in 2008-2009 in Japan. (released in the limited edition versions of volumes 23-25) License status: Unknown. Description: This follows the original Negima! manga series but after the festival storyline. Negi and friends prepare to journey to the Magical World. Opening Theme: #1: "Happy Material Return" by 3-A (ep 1-2) Ending Theme: #1: "Kagayaku Kimi e" by Class 3-A (eps 1-2) #2: "Happy Material Return" by Class 3-A (ep 3) Magic World OVA Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Number of Episodes: 4 Broadcast: Direct to Video in Summer 2009. License status: Unknown. Description: This follows the original Negima! manga series but after the events of the Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba OVA. Negi and friends make their journey into the Magical World. A Live-Action TV series was created and broadcast in Japan from October 2007 - March 2008. That will not be covered in this guide. Contributing to the Guide Please contact our editing team if you wish to do extensive edits on the guide.moreless
Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

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Rina Satou

Rina Satou

Negi Springfield

Luci Christian

Luci Christian

Asuna Kagurazaka (#8)

Akemi Kanda

Akemi Kanda

Kagurazaka Asuna (#8)

Brina Palencia

Brina Palencia

Yue Ayase (#4)

Natsuko Kuwatani

Natsuko Kuwatani

Ayase Yue (#4)

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  • I love the show.

    this is one of my favorite show it almost beats Naruto!!!! I have watched all the episodes of the show and all the episodes are good and it doesn't show so many flash backs,the character are very origanal and it has somthing that not many shows have. I would have to say there is lotsa love and comedy. there is no other show like negima! ,agister negi magi or just negima. you may not agree with me but i love negima! magister negi magi nad thats just my opinion and you can't take that away!!! that would be all.moreless
  • What was that all about?

    What the heck was that, like what is this?. Ok, Ok im not a fan of anime and this is also the reason why anime is crap now. And it also drives cartoon fans crazy.

    Ok, it's all about that 10 year old guy named Negima who had accidentally become a teacher in the classroom of girls. Many girls fell in love with Negima (what the heck)

    The plots doesn't even make any sense, like girls' breast got bigger (what the heck, but im serious). It has also anime fetishism too. This isn't appropriate for kids who are 10 years below.

    And people love this show, yeah right but they're wrong. Sorry fans for this.moreless
  • Although it wasn't my favorite anime, Negima made me laugh, cry, and cheer.

    A few years ago, I began reading the Negima manga and fell in love with the world. I loved the characters and the entire storyline for the most part. After reading a few volumes, I decided to try out the first anime to see how good it was. Unfortunately, if you were a big fan of the manga, the anime won't live up to it. But still, it's a great show - better than most anime I've seen.

    The show is about a young magician, Negi, that leaves his country Wales to complete his wizard training. What he is told is that he will be teaching English at a school in Japan. What he isn't told is that he'll be teaching a class of 31 girls - some not even human.

    The problem about the anime is the pace. In the manga, the first three to four volumes introduced us to the characters. In the anime, this takes about seven episodes. The manga dedicates about ten issues to the Evangeline Ark while the anime covers it in about two episodes. Also, the anime ends in about twenty-five volumes of the manga leaving a lot of unsolved problems and leaving the storyline incomplete.

    Overall, if you haven't read the manga you may be okay with the show. I had read the manga and the show came out average. It's still a good watch, though!moreless
  • ummm whats this for??? ...... ohh welll... :p

    I really love negima!!!! its definalty 1 of my favourite animes ever!!!! the manga is also very good (though i don't like the fact that its a bit perverted)!!! . . . . . . . . . . (im using up the word count, its hard to use more than 100 words, no matter what i'm reviewing!!!)

    . . . . . . . .. .. . . . .. . getttingg closerrrr......... . . . . . . . . . . ... .. . . .. . . . .but i really do love negima!!! i don't have a favourite character, but i really like Kaede and nodoka and yue and lots more!!! oh! im over 100 words!! (lol, a shows my new best friend!!!moreless
  • 1 of my favs

    Negi Springfield is a ten year old wizard from Wales, who dreams of becoming a Magister Magi a special wizard who uses his powers to help normal people using covers such as working for NGOs. Negi's reason for becoming a Magister Magi is to find his father, Nagi Springfield, the legendary mage also known as the "Thousand Master" who many believe to be dead. After graduating from the Merdiana Magic Academy in Wales, Negi is given a duty as a cover in the real world, and training, before he actually becomes a Magister Magi. That duty is to become an English teacher at Mahora Academy in Japan. The task will not be easy, however, as Negi will become a teacher to a Middle School class of 31 older girls, each very special in her own way. The series details his time and adventures in Japan as he gains acceptance and respect from his students, helps them in their problems, and faces magical threats from inside and outside Mahora Academy. His main relationship is with Asuna Kagurazaka, his student and roommate, who dislikes him initially but later accepts him as a friend and becomes his partner, helping find clues about his father and his life.moreless

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