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Negima!?

Postby paizuri » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:45 pm

This is the official Negima!? discussion thread.

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Postby greenjinjo » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:00 pm

May I be the first to say, I'm a Negima addict :roll:
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Postby angelx03 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:16 pm

And judging from the reactions of this remake (or rather alternate retelling), it's seriously split. You either love it or you hate, but since I love Akiyuki Shinbo's trippy art style, I found this looking FAR BETTER than Xebec's version. Granted SHAFT's version took extreme liberties, but it's just so cool! Especially since they went straight to Evangeline's story, and the overall design is viciously eye-candy (similar vein to other of Shinbo's works like Petite Cossette and MoonPhase).

Of course there are some comedic moments like those Baka Rangers. And anyone who has seen Pani Poni Dash will noticed the changing blackboards are BACK! :lol:
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Postby Bakadeshi » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:14 pm

THose of you who know Poni poeni dash! will recognize the style in this one, as its directed by the same director (possibly same studio, not sure on that) but the introductions and everything was just like Poni poeni dash eps 1 ;p

I'm a Negima manga fan, so was a bit disapointed with Xebecs adaptation of it, but this one looks promising since it will be focusing more on the magical battles than just plain fanservice and Haremness. In fact its been noted that this will be more kidfrendly than the first one in regards to that.

I'm giving this one a chance.
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Postby greenjinjo » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:29 pm

I'm going to go ahead and be the noob.

As much as I've been following (parts of, apparently) this series, I was only aware of the manga and the Xebec release.

Seeing as I can't read (much) Japanese, can someone fill me in as to what this new other (?) version holds in store, and when we can expect to see it?
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Postby Bakadeshi » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:50 pm

greenjinjo wrote:I'm going to go ahead and be the noob.

As much as I've been following (parts of, apparently) this series, I was only aware of the manga and the Xebec release.

Seeing as I can't read (much) Japanese, can someone fill me in as to what this new other (?) version holds in store, and when we can expect to see it?


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Postby greenjinjo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:49 am

Ooookay, well that makes me feel stupid :wink:

I did not know anything about the Negima with a ?, but I loved the battles from the manga/other anime, so this one should be awesome.
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Postby madbunny » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:07 am

This one is a bit on the childish side. Not to say that it's without charm thus far (I'm about 10 eps in) but I'm not seeing all the heavy handed greatness that the reviews I read about it intimated.
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Postby greenjinjo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:49 am

Ok so I saw the first episode. In my opinion, the art is way better in this one that the original. I can see where mad might be getting the 'more childish' part from, but if it looks this good, it doesn't matter. Plus, I can see the spellcasting part of the show is probably going to rock as well, though I guess I need to see a few more episodes first before I judge that.

I love how Mana was back there in her seat cleaning her gun the whole time :P
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Postby Bakadeshi » Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:19 am

madbunny wrote:This one is a bit on the childish side. Not to say that it's without charm thus far (I'm about 10 eps in) but I'm not seeing all the heavy handed greatness that the reviews I read about it intimated.


10? You sure your on the right Negima?! I can only find upto eps 2 in raw, and only 1 subbed. As far as I know, only eps 2 has aired so far?
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Postby angelx03 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:19 am

Bakadeshi wrote:
madbunny wrote:This one is a bit on the childish side. Not to say that it's without charm thus far (I'm about 10 eps in) but I'm not seeing all the heavy handed greatness that the reviews I read about it intimated.


10? You sure your on the right Negima?! I can only find upto eps 2 in raw, and only 1 subbed. As far as I know, only eps 2 has aired so far?


He's probably referring to Xebec's version.
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Postby Kitsuner » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:04 am

Alright, the animation is definitely better, though I'm not quite sure I like what they did to certain characters (especially Natsumi :<). I did think it was pretty cool how every girl got to say something in the first episode, and Zazie was pretty great.

To be honest, I was pretty surprised when I saw that it started with the Evangeline arc, so I'm still a bit iffy on that. But hey, as long as Kotaro isn't forgotten in this version too, I doubt I'll have too many complaints. :3
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Postby angelx03 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:35 pm

Ahhh, here we go! This webpage should get the viewers here up to speed on who's who and such:

http://hashihime.atspace.com/negima/negindx.htm

And did anyone check out the OP sequence? That is by far the best use of desks I've ever seen! :lol:
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Postby Renato » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:38 pm

Despite the different approach, I have to say this 'alternate-retelling' of Negima is far much better than Xebec's version, in terms of art-work. And also, I quite like it this way. The anime is more focused on a certain story and plot (so far) than in Xebec's version where Fan service and Ecchi prevailed. (Okay, I may have over said that, but you know what I mean :P)

As for the OP, I love it! Very cool use of the 'thousands' of desks in the animation. Also, its great to see PPD related things in there again such as the blackboard!

Also in episode 1 (for those who didn't notice it):
18:33 - The Metronome you see is from Pani Poni Dash! and is often seen at the Intros. The cat you see at the bottom of the Metronome is also from Pani Poni Dash! called Kami-sama(?) (Please correct me if the name is wrong, since I havent seem PPD in ages!)

19:21 - I saw a reference to Azumanga Daioh! On the blackboard, you can see a 'Chiyo equation'! Her pigtails + a pigtail-less Chiyo = (answer not shown). Also you can see the 'あ' in the blackboard! Which is also a reference to Azumanga Daioh
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Postby angelx03 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:58 am

Episode 2......my god, they sexed up Nodoka! :shock:

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In fact, I loved the color shadings on the characters in the night scenes since it brings out some kind of genuine sexiness and maturity at the same time. Anyways, basically.....
...we do get some nice background information on Eva, and why she's doing what she's doing.


And the random dropping of pans are BACK (anyone who has seen MoonPhase will know what I'm talking about)! 8-)
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