Negima!? Neo, Volume 1

Negima!? Neo, Volume 1

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by Ken Akamatsu, Takuya Fujiyama
     
 
Boy Wizard!

Negi Springfield is ten years old . . . and a powerful wizard! This boy wizard is the greatest prodigy ever to graduate from his magic school in England. After graduation, however, Negi’s given an unusual assignment: teach English at an all-girl school in Japan. Now Negi has to find a way to deal with his thirty-one totally gorgeous–and

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Boy Wizard!

Negi Springfield is ten years old . . . and a powerful wizard! This boy wizard is the greatest prodigy ever to graduate from his magic school in England. After graduation, however, Negi’s given an unusual assignment: teach English at an all-girl school in Japan. Now Negi has to find a way to deal with his thirty-one totally gorgeous–and completely overaffectionate–students . . . without using magic! Based on the Negima! anime, this is a fresh take on the beloved Negima! story.

Includes special extras after the story!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The Japanese have it all over Americans when it comes to recycling. Negima Magister Negi Magi started as a schoolboy harem manga series Negima! by Akamatsu (Love Hina), in which Negi's a master wizard, even though he's only 10, assigned to teach English at a girls' school, so he's surrounded by more than 30 cute schoolgirls in very short skirts. (Akamatsu's manga are popular because they serve a variety of fantasies but stay lighthearted instead of creepy.) Negima! became an anime, and then the cartoon was readapted back to manga in this series. Unlike the original comic, this version ran in a magazine aimed at boys under 12, so the characters are cute in a more innocent way, although there are surprisingly explicit panty-revealing scenes or other excuses for nudity once a chapter. The stories also concentrate more on adventure. The first story is original to this version and tells of Negi's graduation test, a monster-slaying quest that's a standard "young man finds his inner strength" tale. It also introduces his search for his missing father, to add more depth. The rest of the book features Negi protecting his students from a girl vampire, who's another student. (Feb.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345509987
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Series:
Negima!? Neo Series , #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 4.96(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Negima!? Neo, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Kujima More than 1 year ago
-I Currently own the first 23 volumes of the original Negima series. Enjoy it thus far. I was skeptical to see another Mangaka, try and pull off a story plot that had already been set by Akamatsu. After obtaining the first volume of Negima Neo, which started off far more different for the original, and seemed to compact the first 3 volumes of the original story in one cleverly thought out concept. My opinions took of running in the opposite direction. I couldn't help but to laugh a little at how great this "alternate retelling" seemed to spark my interest more so then the original version did. Which leads me to think, has Fujiyama really made Akamatsu's own story better then him?... Not sure. Going to have the read the other volumes before I figure it out.-
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Lunchbox6954 More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading the book and it was Fantastic! This version of the series is almost identical to the second series of anime (also known as Negima 2) the series is sorta like the first run of books but slightly different it goes more in depth at the beginning when Negi became a wizard and was assigned to his duty of teaching in Japan. This series wasted no time to jump into Action and introduction of Key Characters, whom are all unique so it adds alot of varity to choose your favorite charature's aside from the main ones. All, I can say is really its a great manga and really belongs on your shelf!
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