- 2 Seasons
Negima! Magister Negi Maga, is an anime adaptation about a Welsh boy wizard, Negi Springfield, who longs to become a Master of Magic, or a Magister Magi. Magister Magi are unique wizards who devote their powers to aiding everyday citizens. But Negi has another motive: he wants to use his powers to locate his missing father, a legendary Magister Magi revered as a Thousand Master, and rumored to be deceased. The series follows Negi briefly during his growing up years, showing his graduation from Merdiana Magic Academy in Wales. Negi is assigned a cover in the real world, a stint as a Middle School English teacher to an all girls' class in Japan, at the Mahora Academy. Negi soon settles in, developing a relationship with his students built upon respect and trust. Negi is attentive, helping students solve riddles. At the same time, he counteracts evil magical threats both within and without the Mahora Academy, namely those spawned by one Evangeline A. K. McDowell, a girl student who is both the daughter of an enemy to Negi's father and a powerful vampire. Negi particularly bonds with a girl named Asuna Kagurazaka, his roommate and student who at first gives him cold shoulder but later warms. A subtle romance blossoms between them, though Negi's story and character arc spill over with fantasy, action, horror, and a touch of comedy. Negi finagles his class onto a trip to Kyoto, simultaneously using the time to investigate his father's disappearance. Along the way, he is inveigled into a fight with Eastern mages who want to abduct Negi's other roommate, Konoka Konoe. A conspiracy is subsequently uncovered revealing the presence of strong, advanced mages who are merely pawns of a larger power. Negi regroups, recruiting his more advanced students as unofficial teachers who help him grow and become more proficient in his wizardry. Ultimately, Negi and his friends confront and defeat their archenemy, Cosmo Entelecheia. In between, Negi ends up on Mundus Magicus, where his search for his father continues.