- Network: TV Tokyo
- Series Premiere Date: Jan 6, 2005
- Starring: Laura Bailey, Mamiko Noto, Monica Rial
This show guide covers both the Funimation version and the Japanese version.
To become a Master Wizard like his father, the ten year old Negi Springfield must put aside his developing magical skills, and teach English to a middle school class on the Mahoraba campus. Not a problem, exceptThis show guide covers both the Funimation version and the Japanese version.
To become a Master Wizard like his father, the ten year old Negi Springfield must put aside his developing magical skills, and teach English to a middle school class on the Mahoraba campus. Not a problem, except that his class is all girls, each with her own personality, and some even have magical powers and hidden abilities. With so many pretty young girls wanting to win an even younger "Negi-sensei's" affection, how will poor Negi make it through the year?
A fun little show from the mind of Ken Akamatsu, the creator of the enormously popular Love Hina romantic comedy.
Genres: Action, Romance, Adventure, Comedy
Season and Series Explanation
Series 1: Negima!
Director: Nagisa Miyazaki
Number of Episodes: 26 half-hour episodes
Specials: 2 OVA's (Spring and Summer), directed by Akiyuki Shinbo
Broadcast: January - June 2005 Thursdays in Japan. Weeknights on select cable and satellite channels, such as ColoursTV, that carry the Funimation block of programming.
License status: Licensed by Funimation in the US. All videos have been released. Please do not ask about Fansubs!
Related Manga: Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Magic 101 - The Basics of Magic (eps 1-6) - August 1, 2006
Magic 201 - Magic and Combat (eps 7-10) - September 5, 2006
Magic 301 - Practical Application of Magic (eps 11-14) - October 17, 2006
Magic 401 - Magical Enchantments (eps 15-18 ) - November 28, 2006
Magic 501 - Magic Outside the CIassroom (eps 19-22) - January 9, 2007
Magic 601 - Magic and the Dark Arts (eps 23-26) - February 20, 2007
Negima! Box Set - Febuary 5, 2008
Negima!? Spring and Summer Specials - October 14, 2008
Negima!: Complete Collection (Viridian Collection) - December 16, 2008
In the Japanese dub, each of 2-A's voice actresses take turns in teams to sing the opening song.
#1: "Happy Ready Go" by Yuri Shiratori, Madoka Kimura, Ayana Sasagawa, Natsuko Kuwatani, Kotomi Yamakawa, Azumi Yamamoto (eps 1-4)
#2: "Happy Ready Go" by Shizuka Itou, Akemi Kanda, Ai Bandou, Akeno Watanabe, and Mami Deguchi (eps 5-8 )
#3: "Happy Ready Go" by Hazuki Tanaka, Ai Nonaka, Sawa Ishige, Yu Kobayashi, and Yui Horie (eps 9-13)
#4: "Happy Ready Go" by Akane Omae, Miho Sakuma, Chiaki Osawa, Ryoko Shiraishi, and Misa Kobayashi (eps 14-17)
#5: "Happy Ready Go" by Kimiko Koyama, Mari Kanou, Mai Kadowaki, Yumi Shimura, and Yuki Matsuoka (eps 18-21)
#6: "Happy Ready Go" by Mamiko Noto, Mai Aizawa, Junko Minagawa, Naomi Inoue, and Yuka Inokuchi (eps 22-26)
#1: "Kagayaku Kimi e" by Akemi Kanda, Ai Nonaka, Mamiko Noto, and Yu Kobayashi
#2: "Shisho to Nayameru Otomegumi" by Ayana Sasagawa, Natsuko Kuwatani, Akeno Watanabe, Hazuki Tanaka, and Yuki Matsuoka (eps 14-26)
Series 2: Negima!?
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Number of Episodes: 26
Broadcast: October 2006 - March 2007 in Japan (TV Tokyo) from 5:30-6:00pm.
License status: Licensed by Funimation in the US. All videos have been released.Please do not ask about Fansubs!
Description: This is a remake and retelling of the series, starring the same voice cast, but with completely different artwork and a more serious (well, initially) tone. In this version, the cIass moves from its second year to third year.
Related Manga: Negima Neo
Video Information Negima!?: Season Two, Part One (Re-imagined and Uncut) (eps 1-13) - December 16, 2008 Negima!?: Season Two, Part Two (Re-imagined and Uncut) - March 31, 2009 Opening Theme #1: "1000% SPARKING!" by various singers. Please see specific episode guides for details (eps 2-12, 15-25) (eps 28-38, 41-51) An English version of 1000% SPARKING! was recorded for the Funimation version. #2: "Eien no Toki o Koete" by Junko Minagawa (eps 13-14) (eps 39-40) Ending Theme #1: "Hoshi zora Letter" by Akemi Kanda (eps 2-3) (eps 28-29) #2: "A-LY-YA" by various singers. Please see specific episode guides for details (eps 4-24) (eps 30-50) #3: "Love Sensation" by Rina Satou, Akemi Kanda and Ai Nonaka (ep 25) (ep 51) #4: "1000% SPARKING!" by 3-A and Rina Satou (ep 26) (ep 52) Series 3: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba OVA Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Number of Episodes: 3 Broadcast: Direct to Video in 2008-2009 in Japan. (released in the limited edition versions of volumes 23-25) License status: Unknown. Description: This follows the original Negima! manga series but after the festival storyline. Negi and friends prepare to journey to the Magical World. Opening Theme: #1: "Happy Material Return" by 3-A (ep 1-2) Ending Theme: #1: "Kagayaku Kimi e" by Class 3-A (eps 1-2) #2: "Happy Material Return" by Class 3-A (ep 3) Magic World OVA Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Number of Episodes: 4 Broadcast: Direct to Video in Summer 2009. License status: Unknown. Description: This follows the original Negima! manga series but after the events of the Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba OVA. Negi and friends make their journey into the Magical World. A Live-Action TV series was created and broadcast in Japan from October 2007 - March 2008. That will not be covered in this guide. Contributing to the Guide Please contact our editing team if you wish to do extensive edits on the guide.… Expand
- Genre(s): Animation, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Kids
- Season 1 premiere date: Jan 6, 2005
- Episode Length: 30
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