- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (October 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345521609
- ISBN-13: 978-0345521606
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Vol. 28 Paperback – October 26, 2010
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Additional stories in volume 2 feature single adventures with a few students, including Chisame Hasegawa, a girl who can't stand Negi or her classmates, but lives a secret life as an internet pin-up cosplay girl, the cute twins Fuka and Fumika Narutaki, who take Negi on a tour around the vast school grounds, and Class representative Ayaka Yukihiro and the story of her and Asuna'a bitter rivalry.
"Magister Negi Magi" is really starting to pick up with this volume. The characters are getting fleshed out and the girls are starting to get their own personalities and motivations. Of course, Negi is still the star and the book is packed with Akamatsu's trademark humor. A great comic, that I highly recommend!
Getting the gang back together and ready is the main thrust of this volume. Yue finally is reunited with her friends. But her memories of them being a few steps behind causes problems. Setsuna and Kanoka form their Pactio with the yuri level cranked up to eleven. Natsuki and Ku Fei struggle with their feelings for Kotaro and Negi while Nadoka and Akira also get their moments in the sun.
Negi's new foe adds a lot to the goings on. His power, ties to Nagi and seeming willingness to answer Negi's questions make him someone to be worried about but not someone that the gang can just avoid. This puts Negi in a situation where he has to play a very dangerous game which ads to the drama nicely.
Lastly, we get a big clue about the nature of the magical world which ties into some key elements from the past and hints at bigger surprises down the road.
Akamatsu clearly has a plan for this series and he's doing a wonderful job at letting things fall into place bit by bit. If you're a fan of the series this volume is a can't miss.
Negi is thrown for a loop when he receives a "Final Challenge" from the headmaster of Mahora Academy- stating that if he can manage to get class 2-A out of last place by the end of the semester finals, he will be made a permanent teacher at the Academy. Problem for him, though, is his class contains the Baka Rangers ("baka" being Japanese for "idiot"), five students who are much less than average intelligence- and of course, Asuna Kagurazaka is one of them (the others being Kaede Nagase, Fei Ku, Yue Ayase [surprising, considering her love for anything philosophical], and Makie Sasaki). He tries to do it by magic, but Asuna gets onto him about it, so Negi places a magical restriction on himself so that he can't do magic for the three days prior to the test. This proves to be a bad move, however, as Negi gets dragged along with the Baka Rangers and the Library Exploration group (Haruna Saotome, Konoka Konoe, and Nodoka Miyazaki, with Yue Ayase as the third member) on a quest below the library to find a mysterious magical book that will somehow make them smarter. Of course, hilarity ensues, including one final showdown between Negi and the "rock-and-roller", as he calls it.
This volume of Negima! is I think better than volume 1 in many ways. I liked the subplots, which I will list here:
- Chisame Hasegawa, in which Negi catches her in her secret life of the Internet's hottest cosplay bunny;
- Konoka Konoe, where her and Negi run from her grandfather's attempts to set her up as an o-miai and her confessing a big secret to Negi;
- Fuka and Fumika Narutaki, the twins...Read more ›
Various ruckus (rucki? ruckeses?) are planted throughout with plenty of opportunity for fanservice, such as the lovely cosplay section towards the beginning (mmm... bunny girl Setsuna)... not to mention that Negi (er, Nagi?) and Asuna actually go on a date together!
Akamatsu's art is great, as always, and his penchant for having very busy frames carries through with little tidbits of insight and comedy. And, while the progression is, also as always, cliche and stereotypical, he still manages to sneak a few goodies in that can make a reader see past the shallow fun of the festivities to the big picture Akamatsu's trying to paint adventure-wise for the entire title.
All in all, a fun read with more than a few possible red herrings/hints to the grand arc and jokes (nun's who are witches?).
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