Title: Mahou Sensei Negima
Alternate Title: 魔法先生 ネギま！ (Japanese)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Shonen, Supernatural
Rating: Teenagers (Contains some bloody violence)
Year: Manga; 2003-????, Anime; 2005
Status: Manga; Ongoing, Anime; Complete
10-year old Negi Springfield is a wizard-in-training, and needs only to pass one more test in order to become a Master Wizard. Unfortunately, his final task is a bizarre one- to become a English teacher at an all-females boarding school. As soon as he arrives, he completely embarasses one of his students, Asuna Kagurazaka, and replaces the teacher she loves, which garners her hatred. To make matters worse, Asuna learns that Negi is a wizard,and promises to tell unless he helps her out. But, unfortunately, circumstances force them to work together to do many things, from fighting evil wizards to helping the class pass their final exam, with a lot of humor, magic, and romances thrown in.
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Storyline: (9/10) Seeing that it's from Ken Amakatsu of Love Hina (and Love Hina Again), the storyline was simple but interesting.
Characters: (9/10) Each character have interesting and intriguing backgrounds. There are so many and each unique in their own way from talents to personalities. You would wonder how Ken comes up with everything. Especially when this is 30 girls and 1 boy... and along with the side characters.
Art: (9.5/10) Of course, when it starts off, it's a bit shaky but the art is pretty good compared to Ken's previous work. It's details on each character and battle scene is pretty impressive and make you wonder if you could do it too.
Animation: (6/10) The animation isn't much to boast about. It's on an average level, compared to the manga.
Sound/Audio: (8/10) The music was pretty good. The opening themes changed every 4 episodes and the ending themes were pretty good too. This probably makes up for the animation.
Plot: (9/10) It starts off simple but later on it gets intriguing, probably making you sit on the edge of your seat, wanting to know what happens next. But that's only for cliffhangers.
Overall: (9/10) Sure the anime adaption was a disappointment but the producers didn't keep with the manga series. The manga is funny and romantic in it's own way of portrayal through characters. Throw in the magic and you just have something crazy here. I highly recommend this series to anyone who would be a fan of Ken Amakastu's workas well as the magic category along with some fluff romance.