Final Negima! Manga Cover (Volume 38)

Hey gang!  Well, I finished my super-secret, private project and am pooped and again without a blog post.  But, as I went checking in at places, I discovered that Hata had posted about the last volume of Negima!, which features everyone as they are at the time of the manga’s ending.  If you haven’t seen it already, check it out.

Mahou Sensei Negima 38 tankoubon

I love how all of the major characters are there, including Count Herrman and his slime companions. As Hata points out, there is no Arika.  Make of that what you will.

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21 Responses to “Final Negima! Manga Cover (Volume 38)”

  1. Farray says:

    Huh, that cover reminds me of Love Hina’s last volume. ‘cept for Asuna and Negi not marrying and obviously more people. Yue is still my favorite. Go, Mahou Tantei Yue! 🙂

    Hm, even Nitta-sensei is on the cover. I don’t believe he forgot Arika…

    “Isn’t it sad Arika~ ;_;”

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m still wondering why Akira’s not there…
    There’s probably a reason… But WHAT?!

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      She’s likely dead.

    • mr.Poneis says:

      Sayo-chan is also dead… your argument is, nevermind…

      some chance that the fans over Japan could get Negima uncancelled??? Like with Shaman King?

      see ya mr.poneis

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well, Sayo-chan was an established ghost from day 1, whereas Arika is not. ^_~

      If Negima! comes back, I predict it will be as an online manga to allow Akamatsu-sensei to protect his work. The business model is shifting in Japan and here in the States.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I miss this manga…. any news on Akamatsu? like his latest work?

  4. Anonymous says:

    If Hermann is there… Chigusa is not from the Kyoto arc. (Not that I mind)

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I forgot about her. Chigusa was a character I thought could come back to help flesh out things that happened during Nagi’s time with Ala Rubra.

  5. OverMaster says:

    She’s dead, obviously. Notice characters who should be dead by now, like Gateau, Zecht, and Yuuna’s mom, aren’t there.

    Most glaring is the omission of the Master of the Graves, who should be still alive, and most of Kosmo Entelekheia, who should be… well, I suppose being horribly frozen in life FOREVER counts as death.

  6. Mariuk says:

    I don’t know what’s so strange about Arika not being there: we almost certainly know she is the “hero who sacrificed him/herself to bind the Motb under the Mahora Tree” – Akamatsu does have to explain lots of things but this is pretty much clear to me…

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      That’s the first I’ve heard this theory. I’ve heard many say that Nagi was the one under the tree. The problem is that she had to give birth to Negi, then sacrifice herself.

      Sadly, Arika is a massive afterthought character IMO.

    • Mariuk says:

      Mmm I was pretty certain of that being the case, anfd I find it strange to think that Akamatsu didnt’ include a Negis’ mother somewhere when deciding the outline of the main plot. That said I’m reading ch 325 p 16 – “even ala alba failed in its suppression 20 years ago, and ten years ago the sealing had barely succeded through the sacrifice of an hero.”
      Then again we KNOW that Nagi isn’t dead beacause of the pactio cards, so he can’t be the hero. But if we think Arika is sacrificed herself after giving birth to Negi (and Arika is a wonderful choice as she is surely blood related to the MotB, and we know Arika is a character who isn’t afraid of death and willing to sacrifice herself to save her people, Nagi/Negi included), well everything works just fine.

      In fact, see ch 330 p4 with Dynamis saying “securing a path to the center of Mahora Academy, placing atop the altar the soul of the blood relative acting as the vessel, allowing me to obtain its flesh and blood (..)” – Ok, we know Nagi isn’t blood relative with nobody important, as MoTB himself says in its woman form, so Dynamis HAS to be speaking about Arika. Of course it remains the problem of where was Nagi and anything I can give here is just mere speculation, but if we think Nagi WASN’T the MoTB up until the final battle when he showed himself, well he was free to save Negi in the attack of his village.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      The fact that Arika wasn’t mentioned was what lead myself and True Sheol to first start to suspect that Nagi had simply disguised himself as Negi. Indeed, until the MW arc and her sudden inclusion, not a peep was mentioned about her in the manga, and until then, the theory that Nagi=Negi was quite strong since everything in the manga to that point supported the theory (I won’t go into details because it would take too long to write).

      Anyway, your idea certainly is interesting, though those who say that it was Nagi sealed under the World Tree will point out that the MotB took Nagi’s form when fighting Negi at the end of the MW arc.

  7. DeltaResilience says:

    You know it took me a while to get over the negative feeling of premature end of an Amazing series and then I just had to see THIS T.T

    Its such an awesome cover, which shows practically every single named main and side-character in the stories, except of course, Miss Springfield (unless I’m missing someone since I only just had a quick scan). The only thing stopping this being perfect is that fact that the story has ended-abruptly T_T.

    Ah well, just 5 more eng volumes and the whole set is will be complete =D. AnB, Should I get the Omnibuses just for the sake of volume ones translation corrections?

  8. Anonymous says:

    i just read in anime news network, that for the looks of it, negima has ended “for now” it seems that negima could still be reinstated in the near future with a different ending and much more, source of this info is both the negima volume 38 release and anime news network :D:D:D:D:D

  9. Ttyytt says:

    Why have they not made a poster of this TTATT

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