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Cast to "Mahou Sensei Negima"- TV Drama announced

by Zirgo
Sep 1, 2007 11:44 AM | 26 Comments
Today some of the cast for the tv adoption to Mahou Sensei Negima was made public. The following roles were announced:

Hiroshi Nao as Takamichi T. Takahata
Aikawa Nao as Shizuna Minamoto
Kashiwa Yukina as Negi Springfield

The story in Mahou Sensei Negima follows 10-year old Negi Springfield who is a magician in training to become a master wizard. As his last exam he must become an English teach in an all-female boarding school.

Source: Nikkan Sports

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Don't really know what to say because the manga wasn't all that interesting for me to begin with. I might give the drama a shot, just to see how things turn out.

Sep 4, 2007 2:19 PM by saizo6

ayaseyue said:
I'm actually pretty excited about it... I'm hoping it will be good still... just scared that it'll be bad ^_^

They ruined Ku Fei's hair though... hes is the only one I'm really upset about, the othes only got better but Ku Fei's look went down :(

I actually do like how most of the girls look and I agree, it is all about the acting in the end.

I always figured they would have a Japanese actor/actress for Negi... it would be nuts to find a young Welsh Japanese speaking actor for the part o_O


I don't think it would be disastours since they might try their best not to make a total mess of the whole project

Sep 4, 2007 1:27 PM by OmegaRFox

I'm actually pretty excited about it... I'm hoping it will be good still... just scared that it'll be bad ^_^

They ruined Ku Fei's hair though... hes is the only one I'm really upset about, the othes only got better but Ku Fei's look went down :(

I actually do like how most of the girls look and I agree, it is all about the acting in the end.

I always figured they would have a Japanese actor/actress for Negi... it would be nuts to find a young Welsh Japanese speaking actor for the part o_O

Sep 4, 2007 1:03 PM by ayaseyue

ayaseyue said:
Wow...

Well, I guess all those people I saw complaining about the hair not being right have to stop.

Personally... I would prefer they just had black hair instead of crappy cheap ass wigs that look like straw *Pokes the Negi hair* Though I am also glad they did try to match up some of the colors. I like that they gave Chachamaru a wig >3

Reading the comments to that blog though really makes me hate people more though. Stupid American fans won't stop bitching... one even said they should hire American actors/actresses instead?! *sigh* I wasn't very optimistic about this but this overall lack of enthusiasm really makes me WANT to be more optimistic...

I don't care, I am watching Episode 1 no matter what once it finally airs >D


The Look of the characters doesnt count over everything... its the acting and that can still make up for it

I'm personally looking forward to this... some of the girls look good...

Your right, having black hair would be better than some weak-ass wig... but why did they have that double page of them all with different hair, unless thats more the actors than the characters...

To be even more bitchy and say Negi should be from Wales, but finding a Welsh Japanese Speaking 10 year old kids is near impossible... well y'know

Sep 4, 2007 11:52 AM by OmegaRFox

Wow...

Well, I guess all those people I saw complaining about the hair not being right have to stop.

Personally... I would prefer they just had black hair instead of crappy cheap ass wigs that look like straw *Pokes the Negi hair* Though I am also glad they did try to match up some of the colors. I like that they gave Chachamaru a wig >3

Reading the comments to that blog though really makes me hate people more though. Stupid American fans won't stop bitching... one even said they should hire American actors/actresses instead?! *sigh* I wasn't very optimistic about this but this overall lack of enthusiasm really makes me WANT to be more optimistic...

I don't care, I am watching Episode 1 no matter what once it finally airs >D

Sep 4, 2007 9:56 AM by ayaseyue

OmegaRFox said:


October 3rd at 25:20
(Since when is there a 25th Hour? do Japan work in the same time as the rest of the world)


Read something about that somewhere. They have this buildup in their tv listings. So October 3rd at 25:20 is really October 4th 01:20.

Sep 4, 2007 2:09 AM by Zirgo



October 3rd at 25:20
(Since when is there a 25th Hour? do Japan work in the same time as the rest of the world)

Sep 4, 2007 1:24 AM by OmegaRFox

melancholy said:
wow :O not too bad
can't wait to see who plays asuna and makie x3

negi played by a girl o___O;;?

wonder how it'll turn out x3
negima is really popular, i presume o_o;

I wouldnt get much hopes up, all the characters seem to have decided to dye their hair black
Negi in the Anime is done by Rina Satou... So probably going along the same lines

I am slightly interested in the series, althouh they haven't bothered as much with the 31 girls

http://pds5.egloos.com/pds/200709/03/50/c0052350_46db084fed99a.jpg < Yukina as Negia

Sep 3, 2007 1:32 AM by OmegaRFox

Yup ^_^

I'm only a little excited... <_<;; ;;>_>

Sep 2, 2007 7:12 PM by ayaseyue

Thanks for that update ayaseyue!

Sep 2, 2007 4:15 PM by Zirgo

Zirgo said:
boursk said:
Wasn't the cast known quite a while back? I remember seeing the actors on a japanese site....... :S


Could be, it is not impossible but the news source was posted yesterday as well. That is basically all I can go after. If you find that site by chance let me know if there were more actors presented on it than those three.


OOOO! OOOOOO!!!!! *Flails arm about*

The Negi, Takahata, and Shizuna roles hadn't been announced but the entire cast for the class of 3-A already has! It has been out for about 3 months...

Here is the class roster...
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/negima-drama/profile.html

If you scroll down you can see all their profiles, the girls range in age from about 11-24

This is the poorly photoshopped home page featuring the girls in a 'class photo'
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/negima-drama/

A few of the choices are fantastic in my opinion, a couple are REALLY terrible (Such as Kaede... wtf? She is 12 and short and not like a ninja at all T_T)

Enjoy a good laugh on some of the choices as well!

Sep 2, 2007 2:13 PM by ayaseyue

bah!! this is crap, I thought that the fact that it was gonna be a japanese kid and not a european looking kid was gonna suck but they really did it, is gonna be a japanse gerl, man... I'm not looking forward to this at all.

Sep 2, 2007 12:50 PM by Xipe

boursk said:
Wasn't the cast known quite a while back? I remember seeing the actors on a japanese site....... :S


Could be, it is not impossible but the news source was posted yesterday as well. That is basically all I can go after. If you find that site by chance let me know if there were more actors presented on it than those three.

Sep 2, 2007 11:51 AM by Zirgo

wow :O not too bad
can't wait to see who plays asuna and makie x3

negi played by a girl o___O;;?

wonder how it'll turn out x3
negima is really popular, i presume o_o;

Sep 2, 2007 11:29 AM by melancholy

Wasn't the cast known quite a while back? I remember seeing the actors on a japanese site....... :S

Sep 2, 2007 11:13 AM by Boursk

It would be so difficult to find a young Caucasian child who can speak Japanese well and would make a good actorfor the part of Negi O_o

I'm a huge MSN fan and I don't mind that it is a Japanese actor... or in the case actress.

Sep 2, 2007 9:21 AM by ayaseyue

They'll probably say Neg is like from magic school in Japan rather then from Wales, lol.

Sep 2, 2007 4:19 AM by Crystal

Either the actor is a trap or the character will be a reverse-trap. Either way, it's gonna be confusing.

Sep 2, 2007 3:57 AM by Yuunagi

Shes not even Caucasian. They should've got Daniel Radcliffe put a pony tail on him and taught him some Japanese. He was inspired by/ripped-off from Harry Potter. =D

Sep 1, 2007 8:33 PM by Legion17