Negima! Manga Vol 34 Ch 307 Review

魔法先生 ネギま!Volume 34 Chapter 307 (manga)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Manga Chapter 307
Negima! Manga Vol 34 Ch 307 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Negima! Manga Vol 34 Ch 307 ReviewShiori uses her body to shield Homura and gets stabbed by Negi, whom to Dynamis’s delight, begins to go out of control and has to be restrained by Kaede.  Konoka decides to heal Shiori to prevent Negi from completely being consumed by the darkness as Ku Fei, Makie, and Nodoka help Kaede restrain Negi, getting burned in the process.  Chisame slaps Negi across the face and gets cut on the face as a result, but she manages to show him that he’d only grazed Shiori rather than mortally wound her.  Shiori says that Negi moved his hand to the side at the last moment.

Hearing this, Negi “burns out” and falls forward, appearing to turn to stone.  Konoka’s healing artifact and spells do not have any affect on him as his body temperature drops and his breathing becomes shallow. Shiori advises advises not moving him as he’s likely on the verge of falling into darkness.

With the sounds of Setsuna’s battle with Tsukuyomi going on in the background, Homura is joined by Koyomi and Tamaki.  Homura demands to know why Shiori, who was supposed to spy on Negi’s party, is helping Negi.  She explains that with Negi being someone that Fate actually acknowledges, Shiori decides to believe in him after spending a night talking with him.  Homura and the others are not convinced and Homura is about to attack Shiori when Dynamis, no longer having any legs, says they’ve already won.  Even if Negi didn’t completely fall, Ala Alba’s trump card has been removed from the playing field and thus they have no one who could face Fate in combat.  Further, there’s only an hour and forty-three minutes until the plan using Asuna is complete.

After Ku Fei shuts up Dynamis, Kaede, Yuuna, Makie, Nodoka, Chisame, Akira, and Ako (and likely Konoka) decide to press forward with the fight.

Thoughts/Review:

OK, so Shiori only gets scratched and Negi is removed for now.  Question is, do we get a sequence of Negi in his own mind dealing with the darkness?  If so, I wouldn’t expect for it to last too long unless there is a surprise waiting there.  Akamatsu-sensei doesn’t have a track record of completely repeating previous things. I note how the Mahora Budokai was done in great detail whereas the tournament on the Magic World was only touched here and there until Negi’s battle with Jack.  So, we’ll see where that goes.

Shiori’s survival with only a scratch boosts her arguments about believing in Negi when she talks with Homura.  Homura’s reaction is pretty expected though how quickly she forgets that in saving Negi, Shiori also saved Homura’s life.  Dynamis may have stopped Homura from attacking Shiori, but Homura, Koyomi, and Tamaki are going to have to be dealt with.  Does Fate show up now and thus deal with them by having them return to the bench?  Not sure but we’ll see.

Chisame’s cut gets dealt with comedy-style.  She has the cut, then has the magical, comedy bandage, which is gone next time she’s seen.  To be honest, that disappoints me but I’m sure it is easier for Akamatsu-sensei and staff to deal with, especially since they’ve been struggling of late to get pages out.

Speaking of “dealing with,” I noticed that Ako suddenly lost her magister costume.  It would make no sense for her simply shelve her artifact and change back during battle but what do I know?  I’m not sure if that was a mistake or deliberate but I guess we’ll find out next chapter if Ako is seen again.

I couldn’t help but be reminded of how Akira does not have a pactio with Negi and how she’s been a pillar for him at times.  She’s the only one in that whole group who doesn’t have a pactio with Negi and I can’t help but wonder if Akamatsu-sensei might have her form a pactio with Negi while he’s in his current state and thus be able to help him somehow.  I think this is a VERY long shot, so much so that I don’t think it will happen, but the thought did pop in to my head.

Negima! is on a break, so no chapter 308 spoilers for sure this week (not that I believe any images will show up the following week).

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9 Responses to “Negima! Manga Vol 34 Ch 307 Review”

  1. arimareiji says:

    Akamatsu-sensei would probably have to do a right-angle turn from previous implications that Akira’s power would be water-based, but you’re right. That would fit perfectly in terms of story dynamics… and actually, I’m not sure what water-based power he could give her that would be anything but cheesy. “Aqua Splash” made for a nice one-off visual in Negima!, but can you imagine her doing that routinely?

    Nice putting two and two together. (^_^) It’ll be interesting to see which direction he takes next chapter.

  2. yuuki(anime_addict) says:

    i’ve read it and well can’t think of the outcome but I did expect something like this would happen and well thought of some miracle again to make negi back again in the battlefield Well expecting the battle with fate to be exciting but need to wait cause of negi needs to conquer the darkness.Well I really don’t expect that he would die just that Hope that has the power to match up with fate >.> well of course he can 🙂
    Hoping that the next chap will show some negi action in his thought or thinking of a way to bring him back but all of them are thinking of going without the power of negi well didn’t really expect that they would say that but really hoping that negi would go back and defeat him 😀
    cant wait for the next chapter.
    and btw nice chapter^_^

  3. Nick says:

    I think this put the Negi Vs Fate battle off (well at least the final showdown) still they will save the magic world or someone will come and halt Fate for a few someone possibly from Mahora as we know the gate port is opening or maybe its time Chao comes back in the picture but honestly who knows Kotaro would get smashed if he tried to fight him. I hope above all next chapter targets whats going on back at Mahora i wanna see what Eva,Albeiro, Eishun and all them are doing about the world tree and stuff.

  4. ku_fei says:

    hey astro

    are you going to make a review for mou hitotsu no sekai 4?

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I’m going to try to get it watched this week. There’s a lot going on so free time is at a premium. ^_^;;;

  6. AstroNerdBoy says:

    OK, change of plans. *sigh* It will be NEXT week before I get to watch episode 4. *_*

  7. yuuki(anime_addict) says:

    forgot to ask ANB is negi using raiten taisou 1 or 2 don’t know cause when he fought eva he only said 1 well there’s a diff about the strength >.> just want to know 🙂

  8. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Oooo…not sure to be honest. ^_^;;; I wonder if Canon Rap said something about that.

  9. yuuki(anime_addict) says:

    hahaha didn’t really read that if you have any time can you try ask akamatsu-sensei cause I’m really curious about it XD

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