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Akamatsu Ken Regrets His Low Participation in the Production of Negima Anime Final

by dtshyk
Aug 29, 2011 7:34 PM | 29 Comments
Akamatsu Ken posted on his twitter as a reply to a fan, who complained the low quality of Mahou Sensei Negima! Anime Final, that "I understand your feeling, but I cannot say anything about it for now. Please give me some time." "I believed manga author's interference would delay the production of anime, so I supported the movie only from the outside. But I'm not sure if this attitude was right."

According to the special comic of Negima distributed at the premiere event, the DVD of Negima Anime Final will be released in the early Spring of 2012.

Komori Hideto, the director of Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven Is a Place on Earth, posted in his twitter that "Please don't blame Shaft and Studio Pastoral. They've been working very hard. The two studios are near Manglobe, so I knew the situation to some extent. I want the producer company (King Records) to care about the studios more."

Sources: Akamatsu's tweet, Scan of the announcement, Komori's tweet

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As long as the Negi/Kotarou Vs. Rakan/Shadow guy (Forgot name) battle is in it and done right I'll be happy.

Oct 12, 2011 6:49 PM by ShiroiAlucard

At the end of the day, if you are a Negima fan, I think you should just go on and watch this with an open mind. If you just listen to all the criticism, I personally don't think you will enjoy it as much.
So maybe Shaft once again fudged things up a bit and Ken didn't contribute as much as we all would have liked (quite frankly, I think the mangaka of a series should have the majority of the say when it's made into an anime since...you know...they CREATED it, but that's not always the way the world works)
But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy watching it. A not-so-good movie is better than no movie at all.
Sigh...I'm rambling. But, yeah. Despite all that's been said, I'm still really looking forward to it >.<
Stay hopeful guys.

Oct 1, 2011 2:24 PM by LucyNyuu91

And I was looking forward for this movie... Such a shame really.

Sep 3, 2011 8:55 PM by Ninjice

This is not what I expecting !

Sep 2, 2011 4:05 AM by Album

That's not good >_> - I was really looking forward to this movie.

Sep 1, 2011 6:09 AM by PikaJew

I haven't watched it (yet), but that sounds like mangaka actually have a say in the anime production :O I always thought that was a separate thing...

Aug 31, 2011 10:30 AM by Face_Faith

OsamaMyLlama said:
Lvhina said:
still better than the k-on movie
+1


K-ON Movie>this

The last article stated that this movie will be a disappointment. The bad publicity was bound to happen with that kind of article. Akamatsu may have learned a valuable lesson, keep your stuff under wraps and no spoiler articles unless it's extremely vague.

Aug 30, 2011 11:24 AM by Hoppy

Lvhina said:
still better than the k-on movie
+1

Aug 30, 2011 9:24 AM by OsamaMyLlama

Well that's certainly a way to kill your series' rep, a week after the movie came out...

Aug 30, 2011 9:14 AM by swaggerjacker

Now, every knows this can also happen to Kizumonogatari >_>

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh shaft...

Aug 30, 2011 7:05 AM by ringoo4

I was really looking forward to this .___.

Aug 30, 2011 6:54 AM by Bern

xXC64Xx said:
That's a shame, I really was looking forward to this. If done correctly, the movie could of been very good, considering some of the content that it was covering.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'll still end up watching it despite the criticism it's received.


This. I mean, I wasn't really expecting much out of this movie, and was going to watch anyway since I am a fan of the manga... but that news doesn't make me feel any better.

Aug 30, 2011 5:55 AM by Zeream

dtshyk said:
The two studios are near Manglobe, so I knew the situation to some extent

What does this even mean?

Aug 30, 2011 4:58 AM by Samu-tan

I blame Shaft.

Aug 30, 2011 1:52 AM by SurferDude

Oh WTF. Look, the manga is on chapter 330+, can we just get a faithful television adaptation? There's no way people catch up before Akamatsu finishes.

Aug 30, 2011 12:46 AM by SageShinigami

Suddenly I understand what being a Highlander fan is like.

Aug 29, 2011 11:14 PM by Yerocha

Lvhina said:
still better than the k-on movie
why would you even

ugh

Aug 29, 2011 9:34 PM by doeman

That's a shame, I really was looking forward to this. If done correctly, the movie could of been very good, considering some of the content that it was covering.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'll still end up watching it despite the criticism it's received.

Aug 29, 2011 9:20 PM by xXC64Xx

I'm guessing it is either 100% filler or he scenes look like shit. I'd only say that you basically can't make an "Anime Final" Movie if the original series is far from ending. :U

Aug 29, 2011 9:00 PM by Maora

It was THAT bad?

Aug 29, 2011 8:55 PM by Kyon2570

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