Negima! Manga Vol 27 (Ch 248) *SPOILERS*

Negima! Manga Vol 27 (Ch 248) *SPOILERS*
魔法先生 ネギま!Volume 27 Chapter 248 (manga)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Manga Chapter 248

Summary/Synopsis:

Negi presses his attack on Jack with the “Taiindou” — Magia Erebea’s ultimate move. Copy-Eva is impressed with Negi’s moves as is Jack, who realizes he’s in big trouble. Negi’s attacks beat Jack and Negi’s spear attack stabs through Jack’s body before Negi summons a ton of lightning on Jack. This attack is so massive, the barrier around the arena shatters, startling Yue who’s on patrol outside.

As Negi stands and wonders if he’s won, a fist from Jack wakes him up — he hasn’t won yet. Everyone is stunned by Jack Rakan still being able to stand and Negi is awed by Jack’s power. Jack tells Negi that the awe is mutual as Negi is now a man in his eyes, ranking up with Jack and Nagi. The fight now becomes a bare-knuckle brawl with Jack thinking of how this fight feels like he’s fighting Nagi again.

Thoughts/Review:

I guess the fight will wrap up and be much like the Nagi-Jack fights we were told about. Jack thinking of how this fight now reminds him of his fights with Nagi makes me wonder if this is another bit of foreshadowing about my Negi=Nagi theory. However, I’ve mentioned that a fair amount recently so I’ll go on. ^_~

The fight is what it is and while initially I thought that Akamatsu-sensei would have Jack win, a draw does appear to be the way this will close out. Technically, Negi has won because had Negi gone for the killing blow, Jack would be dead now. Since Negi didn’t do that, Jack’s still standing and fighting. I think that’s the thing that ultimately gets Jack to acknowledge Negi as a man with the other stuff Negi has done to become one of the “monsters” being icing on the cake.

Also, I noticed how Negi is enjoying the fight with Jack. I not only thought of Nagi’s fights with Jack, but I couldn’t help but think of Graf Herrman’s fight with Negi and Kotaro. Remember how the Graf challenged Negi on his reason for fighting? Now Negi is not fighting with anything in mind but the sheer pleasure of the fight. I can’t help but think that Graf Herrman would be proud. I wonder if the old Graf will make a return.

Nice to see Yue in a cameo. I can’t wait to see more of her story developed.

So, what else is to be done in the MW arc? Even if there is a draw, I can see Jack releasing Ako, Akira, and Natsumi now. They hang with Yuuna and Makie and are guarded by Team Takane? The Scout Team still is looking for Anya and may uncover the truth of Asuna (though I’d like for Negi to begin to suspect something is wrong now that the fight is over). We still have Takahata and Mana to show back up. We have Yue getting her memories back and possibly rejoining Ala Alba. Wrapping things up, Fate and company. Am I forgetting something? ^_^;

 

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22 Responses to “Negima! Manga Vol 27 (Ch 248) *SPOILERS*”

  1. Hmmm…to add?

    The info about Negi’s mom? There’s also Nagi’s “clues” in the MW…if Negi’s still interested in that, though I would think he’s still putting getting the girls back to Mundus Vetus/Mahora first before thinking about his “Quest for Dad”, so that means getting the Ostian gateport working would have to be another concern, unless of course the “battle with Fate” will take care of details on how to do just that…

    Well, Negi at the start of the series was more of “oblivious” than idiotic, and I guess fighting Eva, meeting Kotaro, Fate and Graf helped with the “idiocy” training, though definitely, Asuna’s “baka red” attribute was probably what started it all 😛 I’d call her the “idiocy catalyst”, no offense to Asuna fans ^-^’

  2. Anonymous says:

    yes the cake!!!
    who’s negi’s mom family is he tied to asuna (though it seems clear) i’ve wondered so far as i can tell from the manga all of Nagi’s pactos have been guys that we know of so far. and all of negi’s have been girls. if Negi=Nagi why the change? not to be specious?

  3. mastermack0 says:

    great chapter, very feel good.

    Ending of the fight was great.

  4. Koyoru says:

    Rakan acknowledges Negi as a man now, so does that mean we’ll get to find out about his mother soon?

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Yes, the Negi’s mom info is the one thing I forgot about. Heh!heh!

  6. Anonymous says:

    What did Eva tell Negi about back in 182.

  7. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I forgot to answer this in my haste last night.

    if Negi=Nagi why the change? not to be specious?

    Different environment. We haven’t actually been shown how Nagi came to meet his “master,” Eishun, nor Al. Circumstances of the time dictated the pactios Nagi created.

    And to the next thing…

    What did Eva tell Negi about back in 182.

    A few things including that Negi shouldn’t have any problems providing he doesn’t go up against the real thing.

  8. Anonymous says:

    After this chapter Negi’s mom skyrocketed to top place on my possible cliffhanger list for Vol 27 (next chapter is last one iirc). With all aftermath things there is not enough place for some new info about Asuna and although TTT/Mana or Dolnegus/Slaves can surprise with some kind of cliffhanger i don’t believe it so much :).

  9. Ultimaniac says:

    I can’t even begin to describe how much I loved Negi’s last attack. It was so amazingly brutal! I REALLY hope they animate this whole fight in the next OVA.

    Now about future happenings, there’s certainly much to be done but one thought keeps popping into my mind. Being a huge Evangeline fan, I can’t help but imagine how Eva’s gonna react to Negi’s growth in strength when/if they get back to Mahora. Not to mention the news about Negi doing so well against Rakan and whatever the outcome with Fate will be.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I don’t really believe even for a second that Nagi and Negi are the same person, since it would require some pretty shichzo personality switching ala Killer7. After all, the story wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if it turns out that that’s the truth. At the same token, Negi has a very different personality, and is obviously walking a different path from Nagi, having accepted the Magia Erebea training, and such. Still, I can’t wait to see where the story is going from here.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Akamatsu hasn’t given us enough to know for certain regarding Nagi and Negi. All I have is suspicion. There’s a lot of strings loose and that makes me suspicious about the whole setup. Is it freaking coincidence or …?

    Asuna is an idiot that had an uncanny ability to learn things. It turns out that she was a lot older than was thought and therefore much more experienced, even though she couldn’t remember any of it. This sets the precedence: if you have a previous life, it helps you even if you don’t remember it.

    Yue is one of the most intelligent members of AA (if not the most intelligent–Konoka is actually very bright as well) and her ability to learn magic was therefore reasonable. Nevertheless, she’s also relearning some magic that Negi taught her and that she learned from her book. When she saw Nagi’s picture as a 10 year old, she had a rush of emotion that she recognized as love at first sight. Then, during the race, she mentions that she’s been feeling an increase in magical power. At the same time, her pactio card was restored. She still didn’t remember anything. My theory regarding this is two part. First, the provisional magical contract is a connection between the two parties and so long as there is some sort of bond between them, it is in effect. Since Yue didn’t remember Negi and could not therefore have that bond, the card was void/blank. As soon as she saw Nagi’s face and felt a connection with him, the card reactivated. It is therefore not identity-related. This leads to the second part: you don’t have to know who you are or who your magister magi is in order for the pactio card to work. You only need to have some sort of bond/connection, probably emotional.

    Negi is a supra-genius… seriously in 170+ IQ range (180+ most likely). However, that only explains his mastery of spell theory and subsequent ability to develop new spells in practically no time at all (a synthesized spell superior to 1000 Bolts in three days). His development is what is particularly incredible. He’s developing at a rate that is only closely approached by that of Asuna… who is probably simply remastering things she already knew. At the same time, he has a lady-killer nature about him when he’s in adult mode… and there’s no freaking way that it can be explained away. Some part of it is probably natural, related to a personality that simply appeals to the opposite sex. However, there’s certain behavioral aspects that aren’t natural at all. I think Chisame was right… there’s no way that he was ten (actually nine+) years old.

    Nagi’s friends act like he’s gone… like they don’t expect to see him again. At the same time, Al, Rakan, and probably Eishun know that he’s alive. Yet, they have no interest in looking for him. Meanwhile, they’ll help Nagi’s son. How does this make sense? They are highly vested in Negi. Moreover, Nagi’s pactios are still in effect. There’s still a connection between them that supports the pactios. Therefore, I don’t think that Nagi’s an enemy. So why not look for Nagi? I think it’s because they know where Nagi is. So why lie? I think it is because they want Negi to grow up chasing his father. They might have wanted to let Nagi grow up in peace at one time, but it didn’t work out. They know their enemy is still around. They need Nagi… but he’s not Nagi anymore. Nature vs. nurture. Nagi is now Negi and that’s whom they must help grow up into a hero. He’ll grow up to become a hero if he’s chasing his hero father.

    Fate has a connection with Negi. How? He asks himself if it is genetic. Does that make sense? If Negi is Nagi, then it makes sense.

    I wonder about Nagi’s master. What happened to him?

    Yeah, it’s out of order, but there’s the matter of Nagi’s appearance to save Negi. I really suspect that it was future Negi, not Nagi. Maybe I’m wrong. However, he asked Nekane if she was saved by Nagi. She said it was a secret. I suspect that the secret is that it was someone else that saved her. That petrification magic is extremely potent… so potent that the villagers weren’t restored. It suggests that few in the mundane world have that ability. Konoka’s artifact gives her the ability to do so, but her artifact has a time constraint. If she was there, it would explain how Nekane was saved and why nobody else was.

  12. Ultimaniac says:

    LOL Astro, looks like your blog has been hijacked.

  13. Dayum, thats a huge theory (My head hurts again ANB! XD)But there’s still so much more to look at, which can contradict some of those theories. There’s still the obvious issue of Negi’s mother, who may or may not be Arika but either way she’s become important due to her connection to Nagi.

    We also have Theodora, who has an idea to what happened to the both of them, but her reaction to Negi’s cluelessness is more of indication to say that Nagi may not be Negi, I mean if she has an idea of what happened to Nagi why react like that to “Negi”. Sure someones going to say cause Theodora just like many others, under this huge conspiracy that Nagi himself possibly built up, has fooled “everyone” into thinking that he actually has a son rather then Negi is Nagi. I know that theory is interesting, but it really gets your head hurting, and I don’t really buy it because then we need to remember one other crucial fact of the story, in the very beginning of Negima, Akamastu himself stated that the 31 girls in 2/3A are also considered the main cast of the story, but I like to think of it as there growing connection to Negi as part of the theme. In the end, what I’m trying to say is, if Nagi = Negi, whats the point Negi’s relationship with these girls?

    Then of course, we must always remember, that when a fiction uses the theme of “magic” loads of unbelievable things can happen, which makes discussing possible theories, even more harder XO. There is the fact that at the back of the pactio card, it has the Magister’s name on the Ministra’s pactio card. The limited editions are out, and all Negi’s cards have “Negius Springfieldes” while Nagi’s cards (Alberio and Jack) having “Nagius Springfieldes”.

    There’s still a separation of those two. Don’t tell me that Nagi magic is so hacked that he can fool the ‘pactio spirits’ (or wte who are said to help create the contract) into believing he can make two seperate pactio under two different identities? Heck I’d believe it cause of Nagi’s legendary magic but seriously its too stuffy, cause it makes me think of Mana’s dead pactio and that there’s gotta be some order to this series. If everything is explained through Nagi was able to fool everyone cause his magic is haxed then that can be such a poor way to fix the plotholes.

    “Fate has a connection with Negi. How? He asks himself if it is genetic. Does that make sense? If Negi is Nagi, then it makes sense.”

    This also sounds a bit stuffy cause it would make sense anyway if Negi wasn’t Nagi, because Negi is the son of the thousand master.

    And Yue’s reaction to seeing 10 year old Nagi, because its been referenced time and time again that Negi looks so much like Nagi, but I do agree with the emotional connection part to the pactio. But speaking about emotional connections:

    If all of this is true, then why, why hasn’t Negi gotten any flashes of being Nagi just like Asuna? We could all say again that Nagi’s magic is that hax (>>)but I get really annoyed if thats the only reason.

    And speaking of everyone in Ala Rubra, I don’t think they ever saw Nagi as a kid, but rather an equal. Heck imho, he was the leader of Ala Rubra, which is obvious, and he did things the others really wouldn’t do (He blast 20yearold Fate when he was Senator Mcgill and was the only one to noticed,without hesitation and was the only one to deal with the Life Maker without fear) Honestly, I don’t think Nagi needs to “grow up” especially since he was the first to figure out the intent of the war (along with the otehrs of course) to be endless. And if all of Nagi’s friends wanted him to grow up, well they wouldn’t have been equal, and if the reason being is “they need Nagi cause the enemy is still there” well that would be treating him more like a weapon then a very dear friend, which I doubt, after we’ve seen all of the original Ala Rubra member personalities.

    And the Negi from the future, man that is a HUGE thing to think up XD and using Konoka’s artifact is interesting due to his own artifact. BUT I don’t see a fan around him, unless its become invisible because he’s copied another pactio he made in the future that renders artifacts invisible (see, this is why I hate the whole Nagi Magic = Hax, and this is the dangers of using the magic theme XD). Also, Stan may have fallen so quickly to the petrification spell because he exerted more magic to activate the Demon Sealing Bottle spell, which Nekane had more of a chance to survival.

    Well, I guess I’ll end it there sicne my comment went over the top here XD Still, only time will tell the reason behind Nagi’s dissapearance, Negi’s mother, Asuan’s past and if Nagi really is Negi.

    Speaking of which, Jack Vs Negi, of course Jack had to survive, its frigging hilarious/awesome. As long as he acknowledges Negi’s manhood, its all good. Plus, Negi and Jack can both get knocked out but Kotaro is the only one standing = Negi Team wins XD but still, cant wait for next chapter.

  14. AstroNerdBoy says:

    @Ultimaniac — *lol* Yeah, but it is all interesting stuff. ^_^

    @DeltaResilience — Asuna’s memories returning are likely due to her own natural magic-canceling ability. That would appear to have started up after she met Negi when she nullified his memory spell and then continued with her making Negi’s staff fail.

    . In the end, what I’m trying to say is, if Nagi = Negi, whats the point Negi’s relationship with these girls?

    Fanservice, of course. *lol*

    I don’t know if Akamatsu-sensei is going to provide any deeper meaning to things but Negi is doing what Nagi did on the Magic World — build a team around him to fight evil. Mahora Academy is perfect because of its connections to the Magic World. So “special” girls have gone to school there (Setsuna, Konoka, Kaede, Mana). Non-special but otherwise gifted girls have gone there (Nodoka, Yue, Chisame, Makie, etc.). Nagi used it as a prison for Eva and I think bound Al there as well to make sure Al delivered a message in the future.

    I’m not sure how all the girls become part of the main story. I mean we only took about half to the MW and the other half are either still in Wales (depending on how time shifts, and I’m betting some time-travel or other time element bridges the gap between when they left Wales and when they return) or stuck in Japan (Eva among them). That said, I don’t see any change in how things go for his students. However, if I’m right and Akamatsu-sensei stays true to form, we’ll get a taste of how a Nagi-Negi reintegration could work by seeing it work with Asuna.

    Regarding the pactios, where you see plot holes, I see logic. I don’t know about this “spirit” thing when it comes to creating pactio cards, but it is pretty simple really — when Nagi formed pactios, he was “Nagi Springfield” and thus that is the name on the cards. If he became “Negi,” then the cards could not die because the magic channel between the magister and the minister/ministra still exists. Now, if Nagi becomes “Negi Springfield” with no memories of ever being “Nagi,” then the cards take the form of the new identity. Look at Asuna’s pactio card as proof this can happen. Who’s name is on Asuna’s card? Is it her current Japanese name or her Magic World name? ^_^

    Regarding Fate, how would genetics explain Negi being able to detect Fate? We’ve seen that Nagi was able to see through Fate’s disguises. Years later, Negi does something very similar. Fate doesn’t understand how Negi could have sensed him and the only thing he can think of is genetics. However, if Negi and Nagi are the same person, then their history goes much further back than the events of Kyoto. “The mind forgets but the body remembers” is a line CLAMP likes to use and I think Akamatsu-sensei is using it too. If Negi is Nagi, then instinctively, he sensed Fate just as he’d done 20-something years earlier.

    A couple of years ago when I first started thinking Negi might be Nagi, there were still to many things that didn’t quite add up to support such a theory. As time has gone on, Akamatsu-sensei keeps setting the table to allow for the revelation that Negi and Nagi are the same person so that if this is indeed true, no one can accuse Akamatsu-sensei of just pulling one out of his keester.

    As to the Jack and Negi fight, I didn’t think Jack would die but there have been rumors that Akamatsu-sensei is going to kill a character. Some have wondered if Fate might end up killing Jack. We’ll see.

    Hopefully, we’ll have 249 spoilers within 24-hours. ^_^

  15. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Gah! I meant to add a bit to the earlier post that goes along with my line of thinking.

    At the same time, he has a lady-killer nature about him when he’s in adult mode… and there’s no freaking way that it can be explained away. Some part of it is probably natural, related to a personality that simply appeals to the opposite sex. However, there’s certain behavioral aspects that aren’t natural at all. I think Chisame was right… there’s no way that he was ten (actually nine+) years old.

    The idea of Negi seeming older and more mature than his 9+ years is something Akamatsu-sensei has brought out many times. In addition to Chisame, Nodoka has commented on how much older and more mature Negi seemed. Makie did as well. During the tea ceremony at the Mahora Festival, that came out to the other girls too.

    Asuna is an idiot that had an uncanny ability to learn things. It turns out that she was a lot older than was thought and therefore much more experienced, even though she couldn’t remember any of it. This sets the precedence: if you have a previous life, it helps you even if you don’t remember it.Yep — the CLAMP line about “Even if the mind forgets, the body remembers” is what I see here. I wonder if that’s a Japanese proverb or something.

    Negi is a supra-genius… seriously in 170+ IQ range (180+ most likely). However, that only explains his mastery of spell theory and subsequent ability to develop new spells in practically no time at all (a synthesized spell superior to 1000 Bolts in three days). His development is what is particularly incredible. He’s developing at a rate that is only closely approached by that of Asuna… who is probably simply remastering things she already knew.And this is another theme that Akamatsu-sensei keeps bringing up — Negi learning AND mastering things at an unheard of rate of speed. I think some of Negi’s development is similar to Asuna’s — been there, done that. “The body remembers.” ^_^

  16. about the CLAMP quote, I think it’s mentioned somewhere in Buddhism…but I remember this being something said in my Philosophy class as well, in a priori knowledge discussion where Socrates seems to imply that learning is just a process of “recalling latent memory”…this would fit with your theory then, ANB and would actually give it a little more support…I’d think ne?

  17. DeltaResilience says:

    Ah nuts! I forgot about Asuna’s magic cancel XD But that again can also be the reason why her Japanese name appears instead of her original name. Don’t forgot, Yue temporarely took the name “Yue Collete” but her pactio reveals her true name (but then this can be possibly countered by the “time” the pactio was formed.)

    “Regarding Fate, how would genetics explain Negi being able to detect Fate?”

    I thought about that too, since Nagi did it before, and Negi also did, it could be the same person. But maybe its just their blood genetic, being so magically powerful with Negi inheriting Nagi’s magical prowess and possible heightened sense of sensing another magically powerful individual such as Fate, but again, it would be the latter theory of them being the same.

    Speaking of which, I’ve just developed another theory. Nagi and AdultFate, what if, they are, I dunno, the same breed? Its a bit wtf the idea but its because I’ve been analysing the design of Nagi and Negi and they are very much the same, with subtle differences. Then I notice a particle hair design thats similar with Nagi AND Fate. Its that thin hairline that is flicked in Nagi and negi’s hair, but I also see that in Fate’s hair too. But this is seriously a flawed theory sinice a lot of the 3A girls share many similar hair designs due to Akamatsu’s style (such as the bangs of Konoka, Mana, Eva, Sayo and so on)

    Still I gotta say, this is pretty much the awesome thing about a long manga story. But it makes the suspense so much more bigger/possible with every theory, which hurts/feels awesome XD.

    Finally, I’ve been able to find a good image of Jack’s pactio, and contrary to what I thought, he only has 1 color (Nigor/Black). From my knowledge, there has only been two characters with two colours for their pactio, Negi and Albireo. It’s possible that only Magister with pactio cards get two colors but this gets trashed since Eva’s pactio card design only has one color. Still, maybe there was a condition, far I so want to know more about the apctio system (and I want those cards! Negi’s included! XD)

    ANB, I’m really looking forward to your thesis on your Negi/Nagi theory, hope its gonna come very soon (You should make a forum for it) =D

  18. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I had planned to actually get some of that theory written down tonight, but sadly a flooded basement window well led to some minor (but still troublesome) flooding in the basement that had to be dealt with. As a result, the hours I’d planned to get the blog postings scheduled out over the next several days while I’m away has mostly failed. ^_^; SO, I’ll work on it as I can.

    As to Fate, I rather think that he is a carry over character from “A.I. Love You.” The character wasn’t called “Fate” there, but was an A.I. program created as “Zero.” It was then infected to become “Spider-Zero,” and it was given humanoid form. When Fate’s real name was revealed to be “Three” or “Third,” I squealed because it seems that Akamatsu-sensei did bring the character over, or rather the latest version of the program. ^_~

  19. fg7dragon says:

    Regarding Fate’s name, “the Third”, could it mean third reincarnation? Because the same may aplly to the Negi=Nagi theory. Maybe Nagi got caught in Fate’s ceremony or something. Besides, the place Fate presumbly came from is Istambul, the same place Nagi was last seen.
    It would be interesting if it turns out that the Ostia Gate transports to Istambul…
    Nekane could also be Princess Akira’s reincarnation, if you follow this theory…

  20. The spoilers for 249 are out now. WarriorKK has posted them in a forum…

  21. Anonymous says:

    We also have Theodora, who has an idea to what happened to the both of them, but her reaction to Negi’s cluelessness is more of indication to say that Nagi may not be Negi, I mean if she has an idea of what happened to Nagi why react like that to “Negi”. Sure someones going to say cause Theodora just like many others, under this huge conspiracy that Nagi himself possibly built up, has fooled “everyone” into thinking that he actually has a son rather then Negi is Nagi.Theodora probably isn’t in on the conspiracy. It’s Nagi’s closest friends, the original AR, that would know. Perhaps Takamichi knows…. In “A Hero Born,” only Locke’s original party and his “grandfather” knew what really happened to him. Locke’s father / “grandfather” changed how Locke grew up and that made Locke different from who he was in a few crucial ways.

    I know that theory is interesting, but it really gets your head hurting, and I don’t really buy it because then we need to remember one other crucial fact of the story, in the very beginning of Negima, Akamastu himself stated that the 31 girls in 2/3A are also considered the main cast of the story, but I like to think of it as there growing connection to Negi as part of the theme. In the end, what I’m trying to say is, if Nagi = Negi, whats the point Negi’s relationship with these girls?Fanservice is certainly an important aspect to consider. However, there’s also the matter of the whole setup. Why send Negi to Mahora? I would guess that there is some reason behind it, perhaps to help him grow as a person. However, I suspect that it was intended for him to meet Asuna and Konoka. Also, we have to remember that it was intended that he only be there for three terms. He’s finished two so far…. Is there a schedule?

    Then of course, we must always remember, that when a fiction uses the theme of “magic” loads of unbelievable things can happen, which makes discussing possible theories, even more harder XO.Absolutely true, but the author has gone through the trouble to make some sort of system, hasn’t he?

    There is the fact that at the back of the pactio card, it has the Magister’s name on the Ministra’s pactio card. The limited editions are out, and all Negi’s cards have “Negius Springfieldes” while Nagi’s cards (Alberio and Jack) having “Nagius Springfieldes”.

    There’s still a separation of those two. Don’t tell me that Nagi magic is so hacked that he can fool the ‘pactio spirits’ (or wte who are said to help create the contract) into believing he can make two seperate pactio under two different identities? Heck I’d believe it cause of Nagi’s legendary magic but seriously its too stuffy, cause it makes me think of Mana’s dead pactio and that there’s gotta be some order to this series. If everything is explained through Nagi was able to fool everyone cause his magic is haxed then that can be such a poor way to fix the plotholes.As was pointed out, Asuna’s card says Asuna Kagurazaka, not Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia. So, whoever she was before, she was Asuna when the contract was made and that is what mattered. The same could be said of Yue. No magic “hack” is required and Akamatsu has been consistent.

    “Fate has a connection with Negi. How? He asks himself if it is genetic. Does that make sense? If Negi is Nagi, then it makes sense.”This also sounds a bit stuffy cause it would make sense anyway if Negi wasn’t Nagi, because Negi is the son of the thousand master.Astronerdboy understands it. In Japanese beliefs, it’s a matter of division of the spirit. If we presume that Negi has a connection to Fate due to Nagi, then it would only be half as strong. Well, maybe it is, but it doesn’t seem so. Maybe Akamatsu isn’t following Japanese beliefs… but that’s his background and it’s more likely.

    And Yue’s reaction to seeing 10 year old Nagi, because its been referenced time and time again that Negi looks so much like Nagi, but I do agree with the emotional connection part to the pactio. But speaking about emotional connections:Keep in mind that such a connection is part of the pactio process as Chamo certainly pointed out and is the reason that he keeps track of the “Negi Love Love Rankings”.

    If all of this is true, then why, why hasn’t Negi gotten any flashes of being Nagi just like Asuna? We could all say again that Nagi’s magic is that hax (>>)but I get really annoyed if thats the only reason.As was mentioned, Asuna has the ability to nullify magic. They are also having to use a drug to help keep her memories repressed.

    And speaking of everyone in Ala Rubra, I don’t think they ever saw Nagi as a kid, but rather an equal. Heck imho, he was the leader of Ala Rubra, which is obvious, and he did things the others really wouldn’t do (He blast 20yearold Fate when he was Senator Mcgill and was the only one to noticed,without hesitation and was the only one to deal with the Life Maker without fear) Honestly, I don’t think Nagi needs to “grow up” especially since he was the first to figure out the intent of the war (along with the otehrs of course) to be endless. And if all of Nagi’s friends wanted him to grow up, well they wouldn’t have been equal, and if the reason being is “they need Nagi cause the enemy is still there” well that would be treating him more like a weapon then a very dear friend, which I doubt, after we’ve seen all of the original Ala Rubra member personalities.The events of the war and the aftermath (including what happened to Nagi and Arika) really affected everyone… perhaps Nagi more than anyone else. It was probably the reason that Gatou Vandenburg asked Takamichi to wipe Asuna’s memory. Being “reborn” might very well be a blessing, a chance for happiness. It might have also been a way to restart Nagi’s life. When Nagi’s enemies tried to strike at Negi (I’ve no doubt that Negi was the target), there was no choice but to move onto the hero track. You make sound as if this makes him a weapon. I think of it as giving him his purpose back.

    And the Negi from the future, man that is a HUGE thing to think up XD and using Konoka’s artifact is interesting due to his own artifact. BUT I don’t see a fan around him, unless its become invisible because he’s copied another pactio he made in the future that renders artifacts invisible (see, this is why I hate the whole Nagi Magic = Hax, and this is the dangers of using the magic theme XD). Also, Stan may have fallen so quickly to the petrification spell because he exerted more magic to activate the Demon Sealing Bottle spell, which Nekane had more of a chance to survival.We aren’t shown how Nekane is restored. I think it’s possible that Konoka and the AA is there. Remember, we aren’t shown the entire battlefield.

    Well, I guess I’ll end it there sicne my comment went over the top here XD Still, only time will tell the reason behind Nagi’s dissapearance, Negi’s mother, Asuan’s past and if Nagi really is Negi.

    Speaking of which, Jack Vs Negi, of course Jack had to survive, its frigging hilarious/awesome. As long as he acknowledges Negi’s manhood, its all good. Plus, Negi and Jack can both get knocked out but Kotaro is the only one standing = Negi Team wins XD but still, cant wait for next chapter.Yes, I expect for Team Negi to win, if only by judgement… though a draw is perfectly fine. Negi has to win the money. Jack will get the money either way.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Istanbul was Byzantium, a Greek city.

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