Negima! Manga Volume 0 Review (Some special lovin’ from when the movie came out in Japan.)

魔法先生 ネギま!Volume 0
Mahou Sensei Negima! Manga Special

Note: this was a special manga done for the release of the Mahou Sensei Negima! Anime Final movie in theaters along with the Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven is a Place on Earth movie.

***SPOILERS***

I’m going to forgo my usual summary and just jump into things since there’s no plot. ^_^

I laughed out loud at the first part, which had Jack doing some fanservice, much to the anger of Chamo, the disturbance of Chisame, and the blushing of Sayo. Naturally, we get a shot of Chisame as well.

The next segment dealt with the question of how Paru was able to become rich while on the Magic World. The answer? Creating BL doujinshi. ^_^;  Still, I couldn’t help but laugh at that.

The next segment has Yue trying to figure out how magic world folks with tails react to being touched, starting with Collet and then moving on to Emily. Other than the ecchi humor, having Bea scribble furious notes at what Yue learned about Emily made me laugh.

The fourth segment dealt with Natsumi’s dream in Cosmo Entelecheia, courtesy of Poyo, where her fantasy life had Kotaro in it, event of which are observed by several others. When Kotaro shows up with Negi, Natsumi kicks him (with service). It is cute and humorous.

The fifth segment is cut short as Poyo is assassinated by Mana to keep her from revealing Mana’s dream in Cosmo Entelecheia.

Poyo returns in the sixth segment to reveal that it was Setsuna’s dream to see Konoka in the naked apron, though Setsuna initially tried to deny it.

Cocone is in the seventh segment, where she goes to reveal her secret purpose to Misora, but Misora doesn’t care about anything like that as long as it is the best for Cocone.  Translation — Akamatsu-sensei couldn’t come up with anything, so move along. Bastage! ^_~

In the eighth segment, Akamatsu-sensei does a rather nifty tribute to Hayate the Combat Butler as he has the characters from Negima! whom are voiced by seiyuu who also have parts in Hayate cosplay their Hayate characters. As such, Kaede (SHIRAISHI Ryouko) cosplays Hayate. Tsukuyomi (KUGIMIYA Rei) cosplays Nagi.  Misa (ITOU Shizuka) cosplays Hina. Finally, Makie (HORIE Yui) cosplays Sister Sonia.

Heh!heh! Awesome! ^_^

For the ninth segment, Shiori reveals reveals a day in the life of Fate’s girls as they try to please him by two of them serving him coffee in maid outfits (and failing) followed by the other two (not Shiori) serving him with the naked apron. Fate’s not impressed, but praises the girls on their efforts, pleasing them.

The tenth and final segment asks the question of whom Negi likes the most. That brings up a lot of girls who are attracted to him, and Konoka promises a reward for Setsuna if she can stop Negi from fleeing. Since Negi’s too good to be caught, Chamo uses his magic to reveal that Negi’s thoughts have nothing but males in it, starting with his father, then Jack, then Fate, and completed by Kotaro. This causes Setsuna and Asuna to attack him for only thinking about men.  This was the only page I’d seen before, so I knew the gag, but it was still funny.

It is a shame that Kodansha Comics could not license this, but the Japanese are pretty fickle when it comes to limited edition items, even more so when said items are done for special events. We gaijin can go get stuffed unless we want to pay ¥¥¥ out the nose (and other orifices), including flying to Japan to see this double-billed movie at theaters there.

Even though it may bother my friends in the publishing business, I’m glad we baka gaijin now have a chance to at least see the contents of this special manga. It is fun and mostly filler, but its all good, even if a bit ecchi.

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23 Responses to “Negima! Manga Volume 0 Review (Some special lovin’ from when the movie came out in Japan.)”

  1. Hello , Im an Admin from Asuna Kagurazaka Fan-page , Brighter , Im the one who made the Project of Translating and Cleaning Volume Zero along with my Friend Aoi , It would seem another group worked on it , But thats alright , Haha.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where is it? I’m looking for it but I can’t find it, or your fan-page?

    • I Posted Volume Zero on Batoto , Last week , Just go search ” Mahou Sensei Negima ” And look at the bottom , You`ll see the Chapter named ” Chapter 0 : Special Edition ” , As for our Page , It`s on Facebook , Nothing special about it.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well, I appreciate the effort since this would never be licensed in the U.S.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks a lot. I had actually checked the first and last chapter of batoto, but I’m so blind I didn’t see it at the 2nd to the bottom until you mentioned it.

    • @Astro

      Thanks and Yeah , True that , Sometimes i hate when Japan only gets the good stuff , I Mean c`mon.

      @Anon

      No problem , Sir , To be honest , I Was going to complete this Project in 2012 , But i got lazy and cancelled it , Then a month ago i stumbled in the RAWs and Transcripts on my USB , I Figured that i should do it again , Haha !

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      >Thanks a lot.

      You’re welcome. ^_^

      >Sometimes i hate when Japan only gets the good stuff , I Mean c`mon.

      For sure.

  2. when i saw your post, i died and searched the internet for this.
    totally worth it, i never laughed too much outloud with negima but i lost my shit when nasumi kicked k-chan >:3
    i loved this chapter, i loved the little bonus like setsuna in a dress and a dress like dark chii no less!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Misa almost looks like Hinagiku.

  4. I remember perusing the raw for this. Pretty entertaining stuff.

    Oh, and I like the Johnny Dangerously reference, Astro.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      >Oh, and I like the Johnny Dangerously reference, Astro.

      *lol* I actually forgot that came from that movie. Then again, I haven’t seen it for ages and ages. ^_^;;;

  5. negi says:

    hi, i cant find the volume 0 on batoto site, can u tell me if its still there?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Its not on Mangadex either. I never downloaded it so I don’t have it. Zae Luminousia hasn’t posted anything on the blog since Jan 1, 2016 as best as I can tell. So I don’t know where it might be, unfortunately.

      • negi says:

        but i tough its u and one of ur friend who translated it and post it, so u must have a copy no?

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          I didn’t have anything to do with the translation or anything. I never even saw a raw for it. All I had were a few spoiler images from 2ch. As Zae said, he (or she) posted it to the old Batoto site. That was where I saw it and read it. I never bothered to download it ’cause I just never thought it would get lost. Doom on me.

          • OverMaster says:

            Chapter Zero can be found, listed as Chapter 335.5, here:

            manganelo.club/mahou-sensei-negima-chapter-335.5

          • AstroNerdBoy says:

            I didn’t even think about it being given some odd chapter number.

            Thanks for the link! I had to remove the direct link as Google punishes for linking to those kinds of sites. 😅

  6. negi says:

    hu, im a little confused, its just a chapter 0 not a whole tome 0? and the chapter 0 is not 0 but 335.5?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      For people who went to the movie in theaters in Japan (at least the early movie goers), they received a Negima! manga which is labeled Volume 0. There are no chapter numbers inside of it because it is a unique, limited edition manga. And within the storyline, it technically does not exist.

      As to why this one site has it as chapter 335.5, I’m guessing it is because whomever uploaded it figured it was best to insert Volume 0 there due to where the manga takes place within the main story.

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