Obligatory end of arc impressions.
So Negima!?’s first story arc finishes strong, though still there could of been some improvements. First I really wasn’t as wowed as many fellow bloggers were at the action scenes. Negamia was given a stronger set-up, but still it’s fight scene paled in comparison to superior tsukuyomi grandpa vs. Kinkel or fate vs. Nanoha battles. This being by the same director I was expecting more. Hopefully later fights we’ll be more fleshed out and exciting (maybe Negi won’t run away half the time). However I did really like Asuna’s transformation. Can’t go wrong with a badass sword you can hardly swing. I have to say I’m really warming up to Asuna. She’s too dumb not to like ;).
And that brings me to what I’m really liking about Negima!? so far: the comedy. With such a rich cast of characters I can’t help but find something to laugh at. I mean, how about Setsuka completely obsessing over a game and being embarassed at being found out, and Konoka being obsessed with it later? Konoka and Setsuka are quickly becoming a favorite pair of mine. Best part was definately Asuna’s shoe throwing antics at Evangeline. Who thought the girl could lift a boat? So far Negima is like a crazy mixture of paniponi, tsukuyomi, and nanoha thrown in a blender, and I’m liking it. Just fix up the fight scenes will ya? I really hope they’ll animate the awesome looking time-travel arc I’ve seen manga scans of. I mean that shit looks EPIC in a great way. I definately think I’m picking up the manga soon.
I have no idea why Evangeline say’s power after being clobbered by a boat. It’s just too weird. Hence why I title a post after it.