Negima! Manga Vol 30 Ch 274 Review

魔法先生 ネギま!Volume 30 Chapter 274 (manga)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Manga Chapter 274

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Negima! Manga Vol 30 Ch 274With the talks between Negi and Kurt officially over, Paru tells the girls it is time to flee as the army prepares to arrest them all. Paru’s ship arrives as Sayo uses one of Paru’s creations, a Sagitta Magica Mini Gun, to keep the troops at bay. Kaede uses her artifact cloak (Tengunokakuremino) to absorb a magical incoming attack before summoning her ninja artifact — the giant 4-bladed shuriken. She launches it into the soldiers, assuring Yuuna that she has not killed them. Meanwhile, Setsuna launches into the soldiers as well until they grab Konoka, leading Setsuna to free “ojousama” before she summons her new artifact, “Takemikazuchi.”

With Kaede and Setsuna single handedly having placed the Megalomesembria soldiers in their place, warships targets Paru’s ship. Paru asks Kaede to grab everyone within her cloak and get them to the ship when giant tentacles reach up and destroy some of the warships. A giant, summoned demon-creature rises and destroys a platform where Ako, Makie, Akira, and Yuuna are standing. Kaede races and uses her cloak to grab the four girls, safely releasing them on another platform. She realizes that the enemy has attacked and as Paru guides her ship, she tells the others to shift to Plan B.

Thoughts/Review: This chapter could be titled, “The Setsuna and Kaede Show” because this is where both girls get to kick serious keester. Kaede gets more time since she has to rescue the sports girls but regardless, both girls show why they were such impressive bounty hunters before the reunion and why the bounty hunter group Canis Niger went out out to try to trap them.

Setsuna brandishes her new artifact this time out. It looks like a Japanese RPG sword as the hilt and blade aren’t physically connected but what appears to be a spherical gem seems to hold the pieces in place. What it does, I couldn’t say because she used one of her Shinmeiryuu attacks with it. However, I can’t help but wonder if it is a projectile weapon as her pactio artifact with Negi is. Maybe Setsuna will learn the 3-blade technique before all is said and done. *lol*

We’d already seen Kaede’s artifact in use as a means of secretly transporting an entire army in her cloak. However, she used it in two new ways with this chapter — to absorb an incoming attack (which even if it destroyed the house and everything inside the cloak, we’ve seen that resummoning an artifact returns it to its normal state) and to catch the sports girls in midair. So her artifact has great defensive uses (providing no one is inside the cloak) as well as rescue abilities. Very nifty and kudos to Akamatsu-sensei for coming up with these new uses.

Going back to Setsuna for a moment, I had to laugh at what appears to be a nod to Goemon in Lupin III and his sword, Zantesuken. Often whenever Goemon attacks people with his sword, the effect is identical in that the person attacked loses all of their clothing down to their underwear. The only thing missing was Setsuna saying something like how she had to cut some worthless object. *lol*

Haruna, aka Paru, also had a chance to shine in this chapter. Normally it is hard to take her serious because she’s so full of mischief. This time, she took charge of the evacuation to get to her ship and I liked that. When things fell apart, it was time to go to “Plan B,” whatever that is. More there in a bit.

I did laugh at how Akamatsu-sensei used Paru’s character to throw in a shout out to H. P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu creation. While I’ve not read anything from Lovecraft, I am long aware of the Cthulhu creature thanks to friends who have read his works.

I also chuckled at Yuuna addressing Paru as “Paru-sama.” Well, fear will do that to ya I suppose. ^_^;

For this “Plan B,” it seems that Akamatsu-sensei is going to split the group up again but we’ll see. Kaede is the best for getting the sports-four to the rendezvous site safely. Kotaro is paired up with Natsumi so there’s a chance for Akamatsu-sensei to explore some romantic angles there as well as have Natsumi use her artifact. Paru and Chachamaru are on the ship along with Sayo. Everyone else is still together so we’ll see if the group gets further spit apart. If so, I suspect that we’ll be in the Magic World for quite a while longer.

Finally, I come to Sayo, who nearly steals the entire chapter by opening up with that mini-gun created for her by Paru. *lol* With that, I’ll finish some parody lyrics I started with the chapter spoilers, sung to the tun of Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun.”

Negima! Manga Vol 30 Ch 274Sayo’s got a gun
Sayo’s got a gun
Magic World’s come undone
From Sayo strafin’ for fun
What will ol’ Negi do?
What did Paru put you through?
They say when Sayo was a shootin’ the soldiers never stood again
But man they had it comin’ Now that Sayo’s got a gun she ain’t never gonna be the same.

 

Heh!heh!heh!

Sadly, I only had time for one verse, but you have to admit (if you know the original song) that this works pretty well. In fact, I dare say some of you may start singing to yourself, “Sayo’s got a gun.” *lol*

So, an action-packed chapter in which Negi gets a mere cameo, Kaede, Setsuna, and even Paru get to shine, and Sayo nearly steals it all. ^_^

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29 Responses to “Negima! Manga Vol 30 Ch 274 Review”

  1. Jose says:

    I actually wanna see Chachamaru’s Pactio more than Natsume’s.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Everything is a song. 😉

  3. Philip says:

    MM soldiers facing Setsuna and Kaede is like fighting two well-trained, battle-hardened Jedi Knights that are capable of taking down whole brigades.

  4. shure says:

    er… I thought paru’s ship is called “the Paru-sama”, lol.

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    It is, but Yuuna addressed Paru as “Paru-sama” as well…at least that’s how I read it (if I remember correctly).

  6. Ku_fei lover says:

    um Astro?

    The tengunokakuremino IS the cloak not the UBER-shuriken

  7. AstroNerdBoy says:

    This is why I loathe Wikipedia. They wiped out all of the character information that I used to use to keep me straight on things. *_*

  8. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Wait! What’s “Caerulum Tonus” then?

  9. SL from MH says:

    @ANB: “Caerulum” is actually the colour of Kaede’s card and “Tonus” in latin means ‘colour’. So there you have it.

  10. Ku_fei lover says:

    hmm…………I think we may both be right……you know how asuna’s artifact is named hama no tsurugi and ensis exorcizans?

    Well I guess the cloak has two names then

    btw when are you gonna review the magical world episode 2?

  11. AstroNerdBoy says:

    The thing that threw me is that she already had her artifact summoned and used before the term came up. Upon the term being shown, her shuriken appeared. ^_^;;;

    btw when are you gonna review the magical world episode 2?

    Um…as soon as I watch it. ^_^;;; Thanks for reminding me.

  12. SL from MH says:

    Ku_fei lover said…
    hmm…………I think we may both be right……you know how asuna’s artifact is named hama no tsurugi and ensis exorcizans?

    I think the reason that Asuna’s artifact has two names is because it has two forms. If i am right then “Ensis Exorcizans” is the name of her whole artifact (i mean its the common name for her both artifact forms).
    Whereas “Hama no Tsurugi” refers only to her artifacts sword form.

  13. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Corrections have been made. Thanks for the notification. ^_^

  14. You really love Sayo don’t ya ANB? What my mind was thinking wasn’t how she had a gatling gun, but rather, how she can still look cute and have fun firing. And akamatsu sure loves to tease doesn’t he, shows Setsuna’s artifact but not its full effects, man I hate that feeling XD.

    Looks like this will be my last comment of the year on the blog. Maybe 275 will be tranlated as soon as the the new year kicks in (One great way to begin it of course ^^) Heres to more Negima manga reviews! Cheers + Happy New Year

  15. AstroNerdBoy says:

    DeltaResilience said…You really love Sayo don’t ya ANB?

    Sayo and Chachazero are the two scene stealers in “Negima!” As you pointed out, Sayo looks very cute while using the mini-gun. *lol*

    Happy early New Year to you too. ^_^

  16. SL from MH says:

    Just to inform the people here, “WarriorKK” has released the translation for ch 275 on MH.

  17. Anonymous says:

    mentioned yet? enigma has translated chapter 275

  18. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Negima! Another World OAD ep 2 review up in a few minutes. ^_^

  19. arimareiji says:

    I hate to be the crotchety old geezer grumbling about how “things were better in the old days,” but…

    Is it just me, or did the translation get a LOT more awkward with cnet apparently on hiatus? (I.e. “The enemies has emerged…” or “It’s irregular you can say, and totally not in my plan! Plainly, just run! Everyone, break up!”)

  20. AstroNerdBoy says:

    CNET is a pretty polished translator/adapter and probably good enough to go pro if he wanted (though I hear the market for Japanese translators isn’t so great at the moment).

  21. ku_fei lover says:

    SL from MH said…
    Ku_fei lover said…
    hmm…………I think we may both be right……you know how asuna’s artifact is named hama no tsurugi and ensis exorcizans?

    I think the reason that Asuna’s artifact has two names is because it has two forms. If i am right then “Ensis Exorcizans” is the name of her whole artifact (i mean its the common name for her both artifact forms).
    Whereas “Hama no Tsurugi” refers only to her artifacts sword form.

    konoka’s fans have two names

    for both fans

    flabellum australe, flabellum Euri
    but I forgot the japanese names

  22. arimareiji says:

    My revenge for the earworm, inadequate though it may be:

    Sayo’s got a gun
    Sayo’s got a gun
    Her scene-stealin’s just begun
    Now everybody is on the run
    Gödel, better drop your coup
    Or she’ll prolly put a hole in you

    He tricked the little bitty Negi
    The man has gone half-insane
    They say the spell that he was under
    The bookworm and the tsunder’
    Knew that someone had to stop his raaa-aaaa-aaan-ting

    Run away, ruuuuun away from the cute little ghost
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Run away, run away, run, run awayayayaaaay

    No apologies for the horrible puns, btw. (^_~)

  23. henwy says:

    This chapter seemed incredibly choppy to me. I wasn’t sure if it was a poor translation or what. Nothing seemed to flow exactly right. If the translators are really that good, maybe it was just something idiosyncratic with my take on it.

  24. Anonymous says:

    > This is why I loathe Wikipedia. They wiped out all of the character information that I used to use to keep me straight

    I believe this is the first time I’ve seen someone complain that Wikipedia policies have caused a change in their sexual orientation 🙂

  25. AstroNerdBoy says:

    @arimareiji — *lol*

    @henwy — Well, I believe WarriorKK acknowledged that they wouldn’t be as good as Cnet. I’m guessing their thinking was that even if rough, better to give something to the “Negima!” fans than nothing.

    @Anon — *LOL* Not a change but “keep” was the term I used. ^_~

  26. Anonymous says:

    > @Anon — *LOL* Not a change but “keep” was the term I used. ^_~

    But then they went and wiped out your moral support, and… 😉 🙂

  27. ku_fei lover says:

    hey astro…try the negima wiki for this

    it’s sucks eggs bit it’s a good replacement for wikipedia

  28. SL from MH says:

    Scanlation for ch 275 is out. Check Enigma! forums for it.

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