In the decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone a massive upheaval. However, a boy named Touta lives in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. His ordinary life is highlighted by his magic-using female teacher and his supportive friends. When his tranquil daily life is disrupted, he embarks on a unique adventure.
This review is based on how I feel about the manga being adapated. I thought I was mentally prepared for my favorite manga's child to be changed a little. Ohhh boy, my hype for this anime was at went straight down the toilet.
Of course being the first episode, they shove nostalgia up your ass all the way to your heart. Seeing your favorite loli vampire and sensei out live her friends and her disciple, what Negima fan wouldn't cry from that scene ( My heart was straight up murdered after re-reading the first chapter after completing Negima).
course, ignoring the opening song (who actually watched the Negima animes?), episode 2 went straight towards to introducing our adorable Kuroumaru. Wait hold on, what happend to Touta's first friend outside of his village? Gone completely skipped. But not only did she not appear at this point, the introduction to Touta's reason to climb the Tower (of God) left out his promise with his old friends.
Now I don't know about you manga fans, but my faith was still intact. That is until episode 3... Completely changed the test requirements for both of the ducklings. One week to land a hit on one of the Numbers (through a rushed training session that didn't teach them anything), not bad. Typical type of test. HOWEVER, how about being sent to an underground cave where monsters that would slowly digest an immortal's body parts to the point where they can't even regenerate their bodies back? How about being trained by an old man who drinks and wears a cool fucking hat? And then you find a sword crafted my merlin stuck in a rock, and using only YOUR own wits and not having the talking sword tell you. Oh by they way, this test's expiration date is 7 months and kill all the monsters, but Touta and Kuroumaru finished part one of the test in 2 months. You can get stuff done while training for 2 months versus one week. At this point, the anime doesn't feel like a awesome shonen story.
Oh, well of course it's not going to be the cool shonen anime everybody wanted (the first quarter of UQ in the manga). Look UQ Holder, just because your father started off as a harem, doesn't mean you should follow in their footsteps. Even though UQ takes place after Negima, it does not mean it is a sequel (I mean it is, but if you understand what I'm trying to say, thank you for understanding). UQ was supposed it's own story where they have to deal with the problems left over from it's parent.
Of course I'm still going to keep watching this series, I'm not a sadist guys. And for you guys complaining about Santa, SANTA CLAUSE AIN'T REAL.
I end my first review on this website that holds my dear memories of my weab heart. Thank you, whoever you are, for taking out a few minutes of your time reading this long & painful review.