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Akamatsu Ken Hints Negima Movie [Update Feb 16 2011]

by dtshyk
Aug 11, 2009 9:59 AM | 64 Comments
Akamatsu Ken announced in his web diary that they can now initiate "the project" freely because the number of the pre-orders of the new OVA Mahou Sensei Negima! Mouhitotsu no Sekai was large enough. He said he could not explicitly disclose what "the project" is from now since the sales data turned Akamatsu's personal desire into a real project .

He had been saying that the final chapter of the OVA series will be released as a movie if the sales are successful.

Source: Akamatsu's diary (Aug 11)
Related topic: Second Series of Negima OVA Announced [Confirmed]

Update
The official announcement will be made on September 17th.

Source: Akamatsu's diary

Updated on September 5th
According to Weekly Shounen Magazine, a "full-length" anime of Negima was announced to be premiered in 2011. They used the term "Negima Saga Final", but it's unknown if this is the tentative title of the anime.

Source: Scan of WSM

Updated on September 9th
Akamatsu Ken said they used the term "full-length anime" because they haven't booked theaters yet. The movie will be the final chapter of the Magic World Arc. He also said "I have no comment on why they wrote 'Negima Saga Final' in the magazine."

Source: Akamatsu's diary

Updated on February 16th 2011
According to Natalie, the Negima movie will be premiered this summer. The "Magic World" arc will be concluded in the movie.

Source: Natalie

20 of 64 Comments Recent Comments

I hope there will be more series, OVAs are good, but they're no match for series, anyways i guess if there were a series, they could like put the time when Negi is grown, NOT an adult, same ages like Naruto..Negi Shippuden. xD

Nov 23, 2011 1:29 PM by eternaldarkness

YES! If this is going to be just like the OVAS, it's gonna be awesome <3
I love those ovas, the animation is pretty amazing.

Jun 21, 2011 1:25 PM by Liinah

i don't know how to react with this news...

i've always wanted a new season, something that follows the manga...

season 1's original content wasn't bad at all...

season 2, meanwhile, was so bad i dropped it...

OVAs are good too... though they're already too far from where the first season left...

oh well, whatever it is, i'll watch it... like there's something we can do 'bout it...

May 31, 2011 2:28 AM by agent535

So Ive recieved pretty solid information from a contact who lives in Japan that there will be a 3rd season of Negima but it wont be released till September 2012. On top of a movie slated for 2011. But Id still advise to keep ears and eyes open for any news between now and then :)

May 29, 2011 11:29 PM by BlackKnight16

awesome. can't wait to see this.

May 27, 2011 3:35 AM by Kyle

setsuna-chan said:
taiyougumi said:
I don´t know if feel happy or angry..... of course, more animation, but.... always OVAs, (probably) movies.... WHY NOT AN ENTIRE SERIES!?

any way, great news~

The same here!!!! Why don't they just turn the manga into an anime series? Still, awesome news!

May 26, 2011 1:53 AM by Ayumu5599

The-Undying-Mage said:
Knowing these, it's pretty much impossible to have a series for this. Not because it's not good enough, it's because it's too good, and an anime adaption would suck if they even attempted it.
Exactly. Hoorah!

May 20, 2011 8:41 PM by chieftain20

They probably can't announce a series because the fan reactions are so bad. The company that made the others isn't going to admit that it sucks, so of course they can't make a solid declaration of a series. They don't t try and fail.

Also, it might be because there is simply too much, and an anime series would fail because it wouldn't be able to present nearly as much information is as entertaining a format.

Another reason could be because they believe current technology could not animate this manga nearly as well as they would like. They might simply be waiting for technology to get better, before they attempt to animate this good of a manga.

Knowing these, it's pretty much impossible to have a series for this. Not because it's not good enough, it's because it's too good, and an anime adaption would suck if they even attempted it.

Apr 27, 2011 4:05 PM by The-Undying-Mage

Does this mean that Ken will not continue the book series to the complete end? Or is he going to do make an ending to the series?? If he does decide to use the movie as the complete ending, will it be release in America for people to buy or view? I agree that there should be 1 or 2 more seasons of the original Negima, because the only season that they made was good, but it didn't completely follow the story line written by ken. Anyone else want the manga book series to end too? Just not with a movie??

Apr 7, 2011 2:19 PM by Manigema

chieftain20 said:
blahrgness said:
I never read manga.

j/k I watch anime cause I'm a lazy douchebag so I'm starting on chapter 203.

fuuuuuuuuuuuuu

No, start from 1 or 3, cause from there is where they pretty much [fizzle] up the anime. Plus its a really good read. :P

God I wish they would just make another freakin' series that goes on forever like Naruto (even though I hate the show) that follows the manga, and has a [shizzle] ton of episodes, and ends with the end of the manga.

Ken is always cursed to have crappy anime adaptations of his manga. Maybe because its because of his smoking hot wife! X3 Nah, but in all terms though, they really need to get a good animation team set up and really get his manga rolling with an anime that is 150 episodes+.


No ty. Long show = low quality.
But then one or two 24 episode season could be good.

Mar 29, 2011 11:48 AM by Shangetsu

Yay! More Negima! :D

Mar 29, 2011 8:11 AM by chiquit0621

blahrgness said:
I never read manga.

j/k I watch anime cause I'm a lazy douchebag so I'm starting on chapter 203.

fuuuuuuuuuuuuu

No, start from 1 or 3, cause from there is where they pretty much [fizzle] up the anime. Plus its a really good read. :P

God I wish they would just make another freakin' series that goes on forever like Naruto (even though I hate the show) that follows the manga, and has a [shizzle] ton of episodes, and ends with the end of the manga.

Ken is always cursed to have crappy anime adaptations of his manga. Maybe because its because of his smoking hot wife! X3 Nah, but in all terms though, they really need to get a good animation team set up and really get his manga rolling with an anime that is 150 episodes+.

Mar 15, 2011 8:34 AM by chieftain20

meaning I should catch up with the storyline =w=;

Feb 19, 2011 8:14 PM by lame-desu

What the hell.

We will get one movie of like 1h30 to cover the rest of the arc? This is madness! I mean look at all the material that need to be covered and i'm not talking about the comedic and random things that can be removed..

I hope that there is both a 'magical world' arc and a 'save the magical world' arc. In this case the movie could cover post Magia erebea training until the end of Rakan vs Negi, Kurtz could be introduced as well if strech things a little. This would serve as a introduction of the magical world without entering in the problematic the world is facing.
The 'save the magical world' arc would be the part where it is clear that the magical world in in danger until the end of this said problem.

If they plan to cover everything in one movie then that means that this arc will be over soon since I doubt Ken would make the movie take advance on the manga for selling purpose.

Feb 19, 2011 6:41 PM by Shangetsu

More Rakan is always welcome ^_^

Feb 19, 2011 12:43 PM by Game_Master

dtshyk said:
Updated on February 16th 2011
According to Natalie, the Negima movie will be premiered this summer. The "Magic World" arc will be concluded in the movie.


With the Premiere being this summer, I can't wait until I get to watch it. It is good to see what exactly the movie will be covering, rather than guessing how much it will cover.

Feb 19, 2011 9:29 AM by xXC64Xx

News Update
According to Natalie, the Negima movie will be premiered this summer. The "Magic World" arc will be concluded in the movie.

Source: Natalie

Feb 15, 2011 8:11 AM by dtshyk

I never read manga.
But the ovas made me want moar.
I doubt the movie can fill in the emptyness so yeah....I'm reading this manga.

But only this one. (all 300 ± 100 chapters.)

j/k I watch anime cause I'm a lazy douchebag so I'm starting on chapter 203.

fuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Feb 13, 2011 11:12 PM by blahrgness

Ginga-Bishoujo said:
uppfinnarn said:
chinlamp said:
ShadowbladeEdge said:
Why don't people realize that Akamatsu is beset by a fell curse and stop making his awesome manga into awful anime?


I know, no matter how great his manga are, no one knows how to make a good anime version of his manga.

And what's with their audacity? Calling this the Negima Saga Final. If the bastards are telling us that there will never be a REAL attempt to adapt the manga, and that they're giving it an anime exclusive DEFINITIVE ending, I will get on a flight to Japan and murder every member of whatever team is producing this. Hell, I'll pay for a couple people to go with me.


I'll go with you!


Yeah I want my animated version as well but if they plan to never do it then we can't do shit.


Maybe open up our own company and gather a league of illustrators to animate it for us?

That aside I'm looking forward to the movie, though i am concerned about the "Saga Final" bit since Akamatsu did say some eternity ago that the appearance of Zazie and her character development will be in the final arc of the series, no sources for it right now but i will search it up.

Well we're probably not that close to the end with what we've seen so far i guess but i seriously wonder how long the movie will be to capture the whole finally of the magical world arc and where will they begin from.

Jan 5, 2011 2:29 AM by ScrumptiousEgoi

uppfinnarn said:
chinlamp said:
ShadowbladeEdge said:
Why don't people realize that Akamatsu is beset by a fell curse and stop making his awesome manga into awful anime?


I know, no matter how great his manga are, no one knows how to make a good anime version of his manga.

And what's with their audacity? Calling this the Negima Saga Final. If the bastards are telling us that there will never be a REAL attempt to adapt the manga, and that they're giving it an anime exclusive DEFINITIVE ending, I will get on a flight to Japan and murder every member of whatever team is producing this. Hell, I'll pay for a couple people to go with me.


I'll go with you!


Yeah I want my animated version as well but if they plan to never do it then we can't do shit.

Aug 5, 2010 6:08 AM by Shangetsu

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