October 17th, 2012



We have plenty more time today, so we can talk about the last volume of Negima!. I'm not sure we have a whole lot to say, but we'll just start talking and find out.

First, we knew via Anime News Network that Ken Akamatsu said in his "word from the author" that the series could start up again in the future, but we figured we'd get the details later, so we didn't know any of them until we translated this volume. When we read his comments, it hit us how long he's been working on this series. We thought about how bored we get when we've been working on the same title for too long, by which I mean usually about two weeks. And then we get really frustrated with life and desperate for a change. Akamatsu-sensei had been working on Negima! for nine years. Nine. years.

When we thought about that, we were just grateful he stuck with it as long as he did. Sure, there are still a ton of mysteries...and come to think of it, I don't think a single one of our major questions has been answered. But it was a fun journey, and at least it ended at a reasonable place to end.

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Well, I think that about covers it.

Today I'm thankful for being blessed with the opportunity to translate Negima!, having time to do some extra chores today, being done doing extra chores today, catching a dash chocobo in Type-0, and getting to order season six of Psych yesterday (so excited!!!).
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