Negima! Manga Vol 33 Ch 302 Review

魔法先生 ネギま!Volume 33 Chapter 302 (manga)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Manga Chapter 302
Negima! Manga Vol 33 Ch 302 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Negima! Manga Vol 33 Ch 302Negi launches an attack at Dynamis and encounters a similar, multi-layered mandala barrier that Fate used. However, Negi shatters the barrier with the help of Magia Erebea. Dynamis is impressed as he uses the Code of the Lifemaker and a shadow-spear attack to send Negi back across the wide, open spaced room. Negi’s lightning form saves him but Dynamis decides to use the Code of the Lifemaker to expel Chisame, Konoka, Shiori-Asuna, Konoka, Ako, Yuuna, Makie, and Akira from Kaede’s cloak. Before they can get back into the cloak, Tsukuyomi, Homura, and Tamaki are there making threats.

Negi prevents both Homura from attacking as Setsuna stops Tsukuyomi from killing Konoka. Setsuna tells Tsukuyomi that she won’t allow the other to touch Konoka, something Tsukuyomi finds a bit amusing since apparently, Konoka could be brought back to life if Setsuna wins. Therefore, Setsuna should allow her to kill Konoka a little, something that sets Setsuna off.

Meanwhile, Negi realizes how dangerous Homura is with her fire ability when Tamaki uses her giant tail to stop Negi. Negi recognizes that she is Ryūzoku — a member of the Dragon Clan (People). Koyomi actives her Horaria Vortix artifact to stop time around Negi, allowing Homura to go into full furnace mode to attack Negi. However, a brave Nodoka remembers Craig’s words to her about how even strong people have weak points and as such, Nodoka knocks Homura aside, burning herself in the process. Yuuna brings out her artifact gun and shoots Homura with a Spirit Transformation Canceling Bullet. Makie uses her ribbon artifact to snag Koyomi’s artifact, giving Ku Fei an opening to use her artifact to strike Koyomi from a great distance.

As Ku Fei closes the distance and battles Koyomi, Kaede uses her chain, filled with ofuda tags, to bind Tamaki and launch a powerful attack. Ku Fei also lands a powerful blow on Koyomi. Konoka comes over to heal Nodoka while Yuuna tells Negi that they can do this fight together as a group, which Negi agrees to.

Back at the ships, Takane states that they have thirty minutes to complete the repairs. Since they don’t know when an attack might come, she advises them all to wear the shadow armor she’s wearing as it helps defend the person wearing it by three if they put it over their regular clothing and by seven if they wear it against bare skin. Misora and Paru pass on this offer and Mei is not enthused about wearing the armor because if Takane is taken out, the armor disappears, which has happened more than once. Takane will not hear Mei’s objection and gets Mei, Chachamaru, and Collet (and Johnny?) stripped and into her shadow armor, which she has fashioned after Goth Lolita clothing. Mei weeps at this while Chachamaru and Collet like their new clothing.

Negima! Manga Vol 33 Ch 302

Thoughts/Review:

This is an enjoyable chapter though there’s not a ton of stuff here. Nevertheless, there are some things to discuss.

For starters, what the heck is Tsukuyomi talking about when she says that Setsuna could bring Konoka back to life if Tsukuyomi kills Konoka but is then defeated by Setsuna?

I rather doubt that Setsuna has any kind of resurrection ability and even Konoka’s artifact can’t do that. With that in mind, I recall the first target in the manga — Konoka. Then I remember how Asuna is referred to as the princess of the old world (Earth) and Konoka as the princess of the new world (Magic World). So, I can’t help but wonder if there is another element to Konoka that we haven’t been made privy to. We know she’s incredibly powerful and used to unseal and control Ryoumen Sukuna no Kami. But is there something more we haven’t learned about her? Or maybe the Code of the Lifemaker would play a role in bringing her back. It will be interesting to see where it goes.

Speaking of the Code of the Lifemaker, it doesn’t surprise me that it would have an impact on pactio artifacts. After all, it has the ability to “Rewrite” things of the Magic World. Kaede’s pactio was made on the Magic World, though I suspect that the CotL wouldn’t be able to remove artifacts but simply disrupt them or even nullify their abilities as Asuna could do.

Nice to see Kaede using her binding chains again. I believe the last time she used them was when she battled a full sized dragon. So, against someone of the Dragon Clan that at least has partial dragon mode or abilities, using the same chains seems a smart course of action. I just love how Akamatsu-sensei remembers these little things from ages ago and brings them back to the forefront. ^_^

As to the other girls, well we got a chance to see Nodoka be brave again (Yay!), Yuuna use her gun, Makie use her ribbon, and basically show that the final victory will be a team effort. ^_^

As to Takane and the almost too obvious “girls about to get stripped” element in the final page of the chapter, had Johnny not been equipped with Takane’s shadow armor, I would have said that the potential stripping is a red herring. With him in the mix, I can see a replay of the Jack ecchi fanservice from way back when Chisame was bathing and came across Jack doing the same. ^_^;

I will say that at least Akamatsu-sensei has provided us with a logical reason for Takane’s girls (specifically Mei) to wear the shadow armor and have nothing else underneath. ^_~

So a fun chapter even if there wasn’t a ton to discuss. Next chapter will be somewhat different, eh? ^_~

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10 Responses to “Negima! Manga Vol 33 Ch 302 Review”

  1. Anonymous says:

    >old world (Magic World)
    >new world (Earth)
    It should be old world = Earth and new world = Magic World
    You mixed those up.

  2. Chris_magi says:

    ahh, i rather lked this chapter as it gave us a look at a couple new pactio weapon’s in use, been waiting for that one. I was quite shocked to see the “weaker” girls in action, kinda reminded me of early in the magic world arc when everyone arrives at the gateport and fate flags the team off as weak only to be beaten back by the then weaker characters.

    It seems that negi is just gaining power exponentially as he demonstrates his ability to crush the “mandella style barrier” (that what he says? ^_^;) with relative ease, we also see he is relying on the magia erebea more and more, there was a hint of “demon negi” when he cruched the barrier, my prdicton is that using the magia erebea so much is going to take it’s toll around the final battle, before, after, who knows but using magia erebea tha much cannot be healthy

  3. Theron says:

    HUmbaba…..I’m thinking the whole “bringing back to life” bit is just a reference to pheonix downs or other spells of the sort. They’ve already referenced rpgs, so it would make sense. Aldo, I’m thinking the shadow armor may actually become somewhat important, mainly because it’s at the end of a chapter but I also have a feeling from something else — Probably the fact that the pilot seems to have received the armor as well, as you say. Can’t wait to find out about the “Hina”

  4. Anonymous says:

    so the secret as to why Tamaki doesn’t wear panties is finally revealed! XD

  5. Ultimaniac says:

    Think back to what Tsukuyomi said in ch 293 “I’m even allowed to slice up humans as long as they get ‘sent’ to the other side.” So if she kills Konoka then she gets sent to Cosmo Entelecheia. If Negi and co. win and take back Asuna and the Great Grand Master Key then CE is gone and everyone who was sent there comes back. At least that’s the way I see it. I know the code of the lifemaker isn’t supposed to work on normal humans but if she was sent to CE then it should make sense.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nodoka grabbed Homura’s boobs for her tackling, which no doubt distracted her no end. 😀

    Also, am I mistaken or did Ku Fei use the same attack she accidentally broke a mountain with in training?

  7. Sian says:

    i’d like if we sooner or later got another … flashside(?) to the Panic reaction in Mahora due to the Tree brightening etc. :p

  8. Mz says:

    as a note to the reason takane having them wear the shadow armor, i believe since she uses “old world” magic, it would protect johnny-san & collet from the CotL

  9. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Interesting comments, all. ^_^

    @MZ — An interesting theory on Takane’s magic possibly being used to shield Johnny and Collet from being erased by Code of the Lifemaker. Jack’s artifact (along with his sheer willpower I think) did seem to slow the effects of being erased and sent to CE.

    @Chris — Yeah, it does look like ME will come back into play before the current arc ends.

  10. arimareiji says:

    Personal speculation: Tsukuyomi’s just finally frickin’ lost it. Her claim that Setsuna can revive Konoka isn’t based on reality, it’s based on the fact that she’s gone completely bugnuts.

    With the reveal that she’s possessed by the Hina sword, Akamatsu-sensei can start writing her faithfully to his original intent. Until now, he risked people protesting that Tsukuyomi was an over-the-top ugly example of the PsychoLesbian trope. (Myself included, I must admit.)

    Re: Nodoka and Makie getting chances to kick butt… Woohoo!! (^_^) *does the Dance of Joy* I’ll probably always be a Nodoka fanboy first and foremost, but Makie’s years overdue for a chance to shine as something other than Negi’s fangirl.

    But I found myself wincing in sympathy on Koyomi’s behalf afterward. Taking two powerful direct hits from Ku Fei? She’ll be lucky if she only lands in the hospital for a few weeks. Homura, on the other hand… well, let’s just say I was in NYC on 9/11. No one who thinks it’s okay to blow up noncombatants to “get at” their opponents deserves to breathe one more second, no matter what side they’re on.

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