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Anime Stats
Days: 291.3
Mean Score: 7.27
  • Total Entries2,184
  • Rewatched53
  • Episodes17,201
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Aquarion Logos
Aquarion Logos
8 hours ago
Completed 26/26 · Scored 5
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai
Yesterday, 6:34 PM
Watching 13/39 · Scored 9
Ushio to Tora (TV) 2nd Season
Ushio to Tora (TV) 2nd Season
Yesterday, 5:52 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 27.0
Mean Score: 8.00
  • Total Entries380
  • Reread0
  • Chapters4,861
  • Volumes228
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
Jun 9, 9:57 AM
On-Hold - · Scored -
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
May 8, 1:07 AM
Reading 55/? · Scored -
May 5, 7:26 PM
Reading 585/? · Scored 10


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Ethereid Jun 23, 8:51 AM
I see, well if I ever get around to it I'll give it a fair viewing. I barely have enough time as is to watch most of the things I want to watch.

Problem is that I don't like the main cast, especially Gintoki.
link9us Jun 17, 3:54 PM
Uq holder btw is like negima turned shonen, with out the harem elements. Some people may like this, well others may not. I actually liked all the heavy romantic elements in the series. So i am hoping that UQ holder still holds up on that end.
link9us Jun 17, 3:53 PM
This manga series really needs a more faithful adaptation honestly.
link9us Jun 17, 3:51 PM
About the only thing i can honestly say that might be half way decent and enjoyable in Negima!? is the very beginning where they introduce the Evangeline Arc, its nice seeing this with new anime visuals and you get the sence that this arc might actually be a faithful show-runner. But after that, the anime derails completely into a gag comedy of sorts and an original story that doesn't follow the manga. That is literally only the first 4-5 episodes to.

Also there is the opening so there is that lol. .... DAT opening man, such an opening. to bad for the series it self
link9us Jun 17, 3:43 PM
The 1st series yes, absolutely. You can do either or, but watching the anime first won't deter your overall enjoyment.

The ova's how ever take place in a separate arc that is far beyond the 1st TV anime series. The shaft version of Negima is not even negima. It may be enjoyed because its a different take on a new original story and it was actually well criticized because of shafts involvement, but i honestly didn't like it. I mean i told you before that i usually never drop anime with out finishing, well that one i just dropped and really never looked back. Cause its hard to picture the characters in that sort of light. Having an original plot line is one thing but changing the characters persona's is another whole thing entirely and thats what i felt also when looking at shafts version of Negima. The characters were not even remotely the same as the manga.

I would personally wait till you read the full manga chapters of the ova's that are adapted. The ova's are good but even then they are considerably condensed and so it won't give you the same impact that the manga does.
link9us Jun 17, 1:04 PM
Even IG did a amazing job with the Ova's just wait till you see them as far as anime Vs manga comparison. Wait, let me rephraze that.

The ova's were more faithful, using Ken AKamatsu's style of character models and design. In other words, the 1st series was good in terms of following the manga, but the character art in the 1st season didn't exactly adhere to Ken's drawing style and character models, where as the Ova's Do.

Still though with Ken's pretty some times almost tick figure like drawing samples, the ova's turned it into something quite special with a larger budget animation.
link9us Jun 17, 12:57 PM
You stated Shafts wasn't as faithful and the characters feel off, i'm getting that.

exactly, im glad you get it. Its to bad that The negima project only adapted a tiny morsel of the manga. I think it could of turned out to be a great anime, if a good studio like madhouse got behind the helm. There known for taking something that has a pretty crappy drawings and turning it into something just phenomenal and far above its time. (hxh)

link9us Jun 17, 12:40 PM
In terms of what?
link9us Jun 17, 12:31 PM
If your referring to the 1st series, then yeah its ok. But omg please do not watch the studio Gainex version of Negima in eng dub. It was really bad.

The 1st series only covers around roughly 18 chapters though, so not much content.
TrashDax Jun 17, 11:52 AM
Well, I'm European, so physical availability is usually not a factor for me.
I'd really like to buy all the shows I really liked, but only few are released here.
TrashDax Jun 17, 10:52 AM
Yeah, same problem I have with CCS, haven't watched the first adaption and the remake coming soon. If only I had all the time in the world.
TrashDax Jun 17, 10:08 AM
Haven't watched Berserk yet, maybe I'll get to it one day.
Hope it has tree rape. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
TrashDax Jun 12, 2:34 PM
I don't mind, the more the merrier.
TrashDax Jun 12, 11:52 AM
Lolno, I don't have THAT much time to read all the comments on other peoples profiles.
I wish I had though.
TrashDax Jun 12, 11:48 AM
I did. I actually wanted to use an Evil Dead gif, but couldn't find a good one that quickly.