Negima! Manga Vol 32 Ch 289 Review

魔法先生 ネギま!Volume 32 Chapter 289 (manga)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Manga Chapter 289
Negima! Manga Vol 32 Ch 289 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Negima! Manga Vol 32 Ch 289 ReviewAko has a romantic dream about her beloved “Nagi-san” and wakes up still seated at Negi’s bedside. She sees Nagi who wants a pactio with her. Chamo gives her the final push and as Chisame, Yuuna, Makie, and Akira observe from a window, Ako pops the age-changing pill into “Nagi’s” mouth, turning him into Negi. She chastises him for doing this, causing Yuuna to be confused and Akira to figure she was right. Their commotion lets Ako know she’s being watched. Taking everything into consideration, Ako decides to form a pactio with Negi, not “Nagi.”

Faux-Eva’s training continues and next up on the pactio wheel is Yuuna, having beaten Makie at “Rock-Paper-Scissors.” Yuuna sees that Negi’s training isn’t going well and decides to figuratively pass on what she has to him before kissing him. When her card appears, she’s very excited by it.

Makie is next after another day of training with faux-Eva. While she may not understand girl’s nor guy’s feelings, she decides Negi should just strive to be an amazing guy like his father was and that she likes Negi just as he is. With that she kisses him, making Chamo extra happy and Negi grateful for her words.

Thoughts/Review: I love how Akira is still getting so much time of late. That’ll end soon enough, but she’s always been the quiet one and over the last two chapters, she’s been a virtual chatter box. *lol*

Three pactiones this times. Makie’s pactio has been “in the cards” (pardon the pun) since volume 3 when Akamatsu-sensei first drew nondescript pactio cards with Makie’s name on one of them. He card appears pretty much as the original design that came out years ago but it will be interesting to see what her artifact can and can’t do. Still, I can’t help but smile as Makie finally got to kiss “Negi-kun” after liking him for so long. The look on her face afterward…*lol*

Ako’s pactio is another one long in the works. I’d seen speculation that Akamatsu-sensei would have to change her card but I had a feeling he’d keep it as is and just work in that giant needle into the story somehow. I am interested in seeing exactly what that artifact can do. *lol*

Yuuna’s pactio made me laugh since she’s long wanted to be in on the action, even though she didn’t really know what that action was. She has guns for her pactio card so we’ll see how she’s different from Mana artifact-wise (though technically, Mana no longer has an artifact, but I’m hoping that she decides to go for one to get an artifact again, even though she’s good enough without one).

So, will Akira get her pactio? I sure hope so.

I like how this volume is a breath-catcher that allows for some lighthearted stuff such as these pactiones, but it also helps set up future chapters. On top of having more members of the battle harem, Negi is working on overcoming Magia Erebea. Akamatsu-sensei isn’t wasting a lot of time on that aspect but giving us just enough to see that (1) Negi is training with scroll-Eva and (2) it isn’t going well. I don’t think it is a stretch to say that Negi masters the darkness of Magia Erebea.

So, a fun chapter to get us through what I expect to be a mostly lighthearted volume before the rescue of Anya and Asuna begin in volume 33 (or tail end of 32).

Now, onto the next chapter. I’m so far behind. ^_^;

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9 Responses to “Negima! Manga Vol 32 Ch 289 Review”

  1. Nick says:

    This chapter was kinda cool nice to see maki finally get a pactio card going to be interesting to see how she uses it in battle if she does fight this go around (prolly one of the lesser mages) as for Yuna the guns lets hope she teams up with Mana would get interesting =)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yo! 290 already got scanlated and is viewable in Help yourself 🙂 (hint: it’s focused on Fate this time)

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is great, the comments are back! I was worried that we wouldn’t be able to discuss Negima and FMA here any longer.

    I had a run-in with the damn Tenchi psycho at the Aniblog Tourney site after I asked the mods there why they didn’t declare your match a draw like they did with another one where they suspected proxy voting. Their attitude didn’t sit well with me and how they let the psycho freely smear you over there. Then the nutcase showed up and attacked me for taking your side. I told him I’d kick his ass if I ever met him. Please don’t let the damn nutcase get to you and close the comments because of him. We love your blog and it’s great discussing things here!

  4. AstroNerdBoy says:

    @Nick — Makie’s card has been a long time coming. ^_^;

    @Anon — 290’s review up tomorrow. ^_^

    @Anon — The decision to remove comments for a time was done at request and not our decision. Beyond that, I cannot say more. However, I am hoping that comments stay up for good now. ^_^

  5. GhostStalker says:

    I was pretty bored with this chapter… I knew the harem aspects and this glut of Pactios was coming, but seeing as how I pretty much couldn’t care less about two of the characters who received a Pactio, the exception being Yuna. Can’t wait to see her put her Pactio artifact into action.

    Yes, my previous statement means that I don’t really care for Makie, Ako, and by extension, Akira. Feel free to crucify me for this opinion. At least the goons over at ADTRW seem to agree with me about this.

  6. AstroNerdBoy says:

    There’s nothing wrong with your opinion as we all have our different tastes. ^_^

    Me, I like Makie well enough and have nothing against Ako.

  7. arimareiji says:

    There are 31 girls in the class – probabilistically speaking, it would be a minor miracle to find any two people who agreed on all of them. (^_^) And that’s not even including the more polarizing characters like Rakan, Paio, Tsukuyomi, Fate, etc.

    Don’t worry too much about crucifixions – things stay pretty friendly here, for the most part. It would be really sad to see more than a random guest appearance (hi, Tenchifan!) from someone who would go completely ape#$%& on people over their personal preferences. Well, except for Nodoka – I’ll do unspeakable things to anyone who dares disparage that adorable little sweetheart. (^_~) (j/k, for the record)

    A couple of spammy favorite quotes:
    (Ben Affleck, in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) – “These are fictional characters… fic-tio-nal cha-rac-ters… Am I getting through to you here?”
    (Yasu, in Nana) – “If you have time to trample the flowers in other people’s gardens, why don’t you go grow some in your own?”

  8. GhostStalker says:

    Yeah, I figured as much that you guys would be cool. I dunno, it seemed like some other Negima discussion dealies are a lot more set in their opinions, especially concerning Makie, Ako, or Akira. ADTRW seemed like the only bunch not so infatuated with them. Put a friendly disclaimer up in case someone here decided to take offense. Glad to see no one has.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ive seen raws of 291 and Negis new Lightning form looks awesome but i really didnt think that this chaper of fate fighting was neccesary at least not so much of it unless Fates going to either (a) switch sides and become allys with Negi or (b) Have a major secret which ties the entire story together I think Fate will reveal the truth about the current situation with Negis parents location/past. My guess is that they are trapped in the demon realm. Quickvenom

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