Negima Ending Annoys Fans

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Ken Akamatsu’s magical love comedy Mahou Sensei Negima has finally drawn to a close after a 9-year run, sparking a none-too-kind reaction from fans disappointed at a harem manga ending without clearing up its major plot device…

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Without going into detailed analysis of the story, many fans seem to be disappointed at such a long-running title managing to skimp on both harem and battle conclusions:

“Give us some more detailed conclusions already!”

“Come on, it’s hardly a complete ending with so many loose ends left like this.”

“Frankly, with all those unresolved subplots it looks like he might restart with a new series.”

“Incomplete battles and incomplete romances, Akamatsu is finished!”

“Well, it was good while it lasted.”

“This is acclaimed as a love comedy, but I can only see a love comedy with 30 heroines as a failure. He messed up.”

“So who did Negi end up with in the end?”

“If you read the whole thing you’ll see, but it isn’t really settled – just that Madoka and Yue are dropped.”

“There’s too much ambiguous stuff in this damn ending!”

“What the hell is with an ending which doesn’t even clear up who he ends up with…”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    First Mass Effect 3, now this? I think I have lost all ability to feel...

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    01:03 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Take the blue pill(ar) so my waifu can survive

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I've never been really interested in Negi's love life, the KonoSetsu marriage makes it a great (romantic-wise) ending for me.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    07:48 15/03/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This, KonoSetsu Forever!

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    12:01 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    KonoSetsu was the most interesting part and the most favorite couple of Negima. You do no believe me? Go to FanFiction.Net

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Same never that interested in Negi...
    I was hoping Negi was a girl and we get a yuri
    magical love comedy....what pity

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 17/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You want another Yuri comedy? Negi was an actual Manga with an actual plot. And fanserverice got eliminated way early because it didn't help plot meng.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Expect more from Akamatsu
    We will see a continuation in all likelihood

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen anon!!
    KonoSetsu happy yuri ending!! Best end!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 18/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    im expecting loads of Konoxsetsu doujin in the next comiket

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did they really marry each other? I'm not sure, the translation I read wasn't saying that so directly. Some Japanese-speaker can verify that they married each other?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They are both stated to have married at about the same time (same year, after the same event), they are both wearing what looks a lot like wedding kimonos, and Setsuna is carrying her dear Kono-chan bridal style. If it's not what it looks like, it is definitely intentionally made to look as such.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah, it just says that both of them got married to someone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    he must work for bioware

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    Comment by DarkTemplarMark
    05:21 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Akamatsu said that he wouldn't cut the series suddenly, but obviously the contradicted himself. The only one idea that comes to my mind, is himself having a HUGE issue with the editorial. And if that's the thing, i also think that might be an issue with J-comi. I expect Akamatsu trying to solve this plot inconsistency making a new series, and... who knows, maybe launching it in his platform (I'd bet some bux that he actually would win quite more money by the web's ads, than publishing with any leeching editorial)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Executive Meddling at its best...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan sure is heaven for publishers aren't they? They have near complete control of artists and authors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    agreed. love hina ended well, why can't negima?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unlike Negima.
    Love Hina did not take that long.

    Old_Nash

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Most likely the fact that his term with Kodansha is ending, so he wants out of it ASAP. At least with this kind of ending, it still can be continued with a sequal or a prologue of sorts that covers the time skip. We'll see in a couuple of months maybe...Akamatsu might just pull a To-Love-Ru Darkness on us.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You're blaming the editors at Weekly Shonen?! PFFT, I highly doubt their editors have any say in the direction of a well established mangaka like Akamatsu.

    As for jcomi, his agreement with the publishers forbids the distribution of any series currently in circulation. That's been dealt with and finalized long ago.

    Come up with any stupid excuse you want, but the likely one is that the publishers tried to further undercut his [and everyone else's] profits. Which would explain why a number of long running titles are suddenly wrapping up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    go watch bakuman

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even Bakuman is too sugarcoated that it doesn't really accurately reflect the industry enough for it to be made reference.

    I'm just saying that you don't really have to read Bakuman to know the extent of intervention power editors hold. Just read backstories of every long-running shounen mangas ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 29/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What makes me laugh so hard at this is that now, three months after this post was made, we know that this is EXACTLY why Ken killed the series early - the publisher was trying to seize control of the series, and the only way he could hold onto it's rights were to end it early and continue it later elsewhere (which he implied in the final volume in Japan that he intends to do, and that this ending is "one of many options" like Chao's multiple universes).

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    06:24 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you seriously saying that the editors don't have any say about the direction he takes his manga? REALLY? Negima started as a harem manga BECAUSE of editorial mandates. It took like nearly 10 volumes to get it in the direction he wanted it to be in originally.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even Toriyama complained about editorial mandates throughout his whole career, and HE had made it bigger than the biggest thing ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    repected name, does not mean more money... the author of black jack is not making much money, all the money gors to the publisher

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hate to burst your bubble, but just because a mangaka gets famous does not make him any less subject to editorial meddling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, he wanted to do an "action" manga, they wanted him to do a romance comedy harem like Love Hina...

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    10:53 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, I am not dumb. You, are retarded however. Did you think Love Hina was his first work or something? He had a respected name from A.I. Love You. Editors will always, ALWAYS have a say in work, no matter how good an author is. So, fuck you, you stupid moron cunt, and stop posting anonymously and make an account.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You're dumb, he already had a respected name by the time Love Hina finished, allowing him to do whatever he wished with his next project. He went the harem route because it sells and he only cares about the pay check.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    05:21 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    "They can't all be winners, now, can they?"

    -Rumiko Takahashi.

    Shounen romcoms gonna shounen romcom

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    She was as bad as any of them. She strung both Ranma 1/2 and Inu Yasha out for years and years and then gave cop-out endings to both.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maison Ikoku ended well!

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    Comment by Default Player
    00:18 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with Ranma, but Inuyasha at least had a decent ending (or to the least, a conclusion).

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    02:21 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ranma 1/2 like Urusei Yatsura where meant to be unclosed in cases fans or the writer might get another Big idea to bring it back. Editors controlled her stories back then too to also explain this result, but since her famous money making ways became incredible now, Inuyasha ended because I'm guessing she just got tired of it and wanted to Completely end it permanently!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. InuYasha had such a disappointing ending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    RUMIKO ENDING IS ALWAYS RESPECTABLE, U ARE BAD AT TROLLING AT LEAST RREAD THE MANGA FIRST BEFORE COMMENTING !!! INUYASHA ENDING IS CLEAR RANMA AND URUSEI AT LEAST NOT DISSAPOINTING !

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    At least InuYasha has an ending. With Negima it felt like he just got tired with it and dropped it completely. There was so much of the story left untold, and even the ultimate conclusion was hidden from us. I expected better after what he'd done with Love Hina.

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    Comment by Tere
    17:24 17/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Dirty_Dingus008:

    "The boy's BIGGEST reason to quickly learn magic was to FIND HIS PARENTS!"

    I suggest you re-read those first volumes again. He didn't know his parents might still be alive until the Festival arc. He worked so hard in magic school so that he could be as powerful and help people like his father did.

    As for what happens in the Magic World, he got stronger so that he could defeat Fate and whatever plot he had going on. His parents took a very distant fourth place behind that, plus re-uniting his scattered students, and then getting them all home safely.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    02:16 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Negima simply put to the grinder ends up lacking in soooo many ways. The boy's BIGGEST reason to quickly learn magic was to FIND HIS PARENTS! How does he do in the end? It's wrapped up in a SINGLE SENTENCE cast aside in the final chapter!!! His relationship to the girls most in love with him? Some visit him from time to time for brunch!!! His crush whispered? From what I saw in the final chapter~~ his wants to get ass banged by shonen dead face opponent/friend because he's turned into a screaming FAG from all the trauma in his youth by all the grabby bitches!!!!
    +
    I've been buying every release of those takubans but now... I'm done. Sooo disappointed~

    Comment by Anonymous

    As does Ranma.

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    Comment by Moomoo
    05:09 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    akamatsu does it again! lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    akamatsu does it again! trolololol

    >fixed

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    Comment by Romeyo007
    05:13 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    well his ending for Love Hina was awesome, and i bet everyone was expecting same kind of ending :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 15/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Agreed. LH ending was perfect, one of the very few detailed endings with "what happened after" kind of thing. So I am really surprised abouth this news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually his ending for LH was a copout, the man originally stated it would not follow Rumiko's love-comi-tri ending and it did anyway. LH was originally planned to only be 8 volumes, in line with previous works, but it was so popular that he continued the series and he eventually went with the generic first girl met choice. Given the direction leading upto volume 8, Kitaro was likely going to end up with Mutsumi. But, as said, the series kept going and Akamatsu cared more about dollar signs than his original ending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta admit it did gave the feeling that he eventually changed his mind through the half of the manga, but I it's not like I did not appreciate the ending he chose. I mean, copout or not, even if it was not his original ending, I still liked it more than any romance comedy. Most people who read it liked it too. At least everyone I know, that would be 10 or 11 :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Im yet to see a harem manga were all those heroines end up with the male protagonist (and I mean pregnant and all...lots of kids running around)....no harem writer has the guts to go tru (maybe because the eds wouldnt allow anyway...) and as such, i simply gave up reading them....when someone writes a harem manga where it shows a real, for sure difficult and atribulated, harem, call me back...these POS harem comedies arent fun anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    YOU ARE WRONG BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL YOUNG FOR THIS GENRE. WHY DO EXPECT HAREM SINCE THE BEGIN IT CLEARLY SHOWING CROSS IT MEANS CHRISTIANITY. IT MEANS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HAREM. BLAME YOURSELF FOR DELUSION THATS CLOUD YYOUR ANALYSIST.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    better to be a yuri harem ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A yuri harem? I can live with that!! :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    FOR RECENT TRY READING UMI NO MISAKI FOR HAREM MANGA NOTTHIS ROMANCE POLYGON.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    02:08 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    True to the power!~ sorta... Since the protag only got to bang one of the three to the end of insemination. The first was a wash - the second one kept coming too quick and fainted (but still got the cock in her) and the last with vague shots showed the final pay-off. Guess what? This harem works!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:27 18/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. "Umi no Misaki" is actually pretty decent.

    And the main character gets it on with ALL 3 GIRLS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Visual Novels are there for that reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In visual novels you still choose (usually) one heroine at a time, which is, obviously not a harem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 15/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amagami. Junichi ends with everyone.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ichigo 100%. Manaka ends with Nishino(!)







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