One boy + Thirty girls? Oh, you better ''believe'' there's some [[ShipTease teasing]] going on!

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* Ship tease more or less makes up Konoka and Setsuna's entire relationship. Setsuna obviously [[SchoolgirlLesbians has an attraction to Konoka,]] but it's impossible to tell if all of Konoka's flirting is because she's too innocent to notice, or whether she's ''trying'' to seduce Setsuna and Setsuna [[SelectiveObliviousness just isn't catching on]].
** By far the most aggravating instance was the AlmostKiss between Setsuna and Konoka, when Asuna interrupted them while they were about to perform a Pactio. KenAkamatsu is ''cruel''.
** ''[[AlternateContinuity Negima!? NEO]]''. Lesson 29. The focus? Konoka and Setsuna. The apparent plot? Very condensed version of the Kyoto Arc, except with Konoka and Setsuna travelling alone. Setsuna is of course, blushing a lot since the two are ''alone'' together. The actual plot? [[spoiler:Konoka setting the entire thing up so that ''she and Setsuna could share a romantic kiss [[ThePromise like they promised to when they were kids]]'']]. The sound you just heard was the combined {{Squee}} of [=KonoSetsu=] shippers. It was scanlated ahead by ten chapters for a reason.
** Chapter 252 of the manga is even ''worse'' (or [[{{Squee}} better]]), being a giant ship-tease-turned-relationship-upgrade-of-sorts for the duo. [[spoiler:Konoka, who was for the entire chapter was very, ''very '' enthusiastic about the pactio, ''finally '' make the damn thing with Setsuna. Chamo ''times it '' and confirms it as ''the longest pactio kiss yet.'']] They're pretty much as close as possible to being an OfficialCouple without actually being one.
*** Post-pactio, even Jack ''freaking'' Rakan jumps in on the shipping bandwagon, going so far as renaming a powerful sword technique just for Setsuna. Konoka seems to be happy about it though...
--->'''Jack:''' I call this technique the [[spoiler:"In-Celebration-of-my-first-kiss-with-Ojou-Sama-Strike!"]]... How about it?
--->'''Setsuna:''' WHAAAAAT?! You were watching?!
** The last chapter stated that they were both married in the same year, but specifically does not say to whom. (They are, however, wearing wedding kimonos, and Setsuna is doing a bridal carry of Konoka.
* There's also the Pactio (aka, kiss) between [[HandsomeLech Albireo]] and Nagi brought up by Konoka. Yep, even [[KenAkamatsu Akamatsu]] is willing to stick a bit of {{Yaoi}}-teasing in the series ([[ChasteHero Eishun]] (Konoka's ''father'') was once seen wielding a Pactio as well). The uber-manly Jack Rakan also has a Pactio. [[note]] the manga states early on that an open-vein blood swap is another way to make a Pactio. It's more likely that one war buddy would give another a transfusion and decide to up their power at the same time, but the HoYay fans tend to ignore that...[[/note]]
* Just about every interaction Negi has with any female within ten years of his age (or [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld seven hundred years, in Eva's case]]) could qualify as a ship tease. This is due to Akamatsu avoiding a mistake many shows involving {{Unwanted Harem}}s make and actually letting nearly every girl with an interest in Negi have a clear shot at him (Except Makie, it seems).
** His "practice date" with Asuna hits this so hard that even the other characters comment on it.
** Asuna is Negi's first partner, and Nodoka gives him his first non-Pactio-related kiss, but Evangeline? She ''gives him a ring'' just before he enters the Budokai [[TournamentArc tournament]] - and she does so explicitly in order to get him to [[FreudWasRight spend less time playing with his staff]].[[labelnote:Note]] That is, she does so because the ring, as a focus that allows Negi to use his magic, is much less likely to interfere with hand-to-hand combat than a staff is.[[/labelnote]]
* Speaking of Eva, there's plenty of teasing between her and Negi. Though any attraction can easily be explained away with Negi's [[LovingAShadow physical similarities with his father]] it's hard to deny that the resident Loli Grandma has some sort of interest in her student. From her jealously when Albireo jokingly asked Negi to be his apprentice, her statements that things would be boring if he died, and her reaction to when Satsuki proposed that Negi might have feelings for her. The girl is considered one of the likeliest candidates InUniverse for a reason.
* Chapter 251 is [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v28/c251/13.html one]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v28/c251/14.html big]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v28/c251/15.html tease]] between Negi and Yue.
* 253 is a rather big one between Natsumi and Kotaro.
* Chapter 255 is gigantic one for Negi and Asuna. In short Asuna's feelings for Negi [[spoiler:are so strong that they are affecting Shiori and even overpowering her blind loyalty for Fate ]].
** Chapter 258 shows us that relationship between [[BattleCouple Negi and Asuna]] is '''[[GenerationXerox exactly]]''' [[GenerationXerox the same]] as the one between [[OfficialCouple Nagi and Princess Arika]] ... and considering the latter pair apparently ended up with a baby it really seems that [[KenAkamatsu Ken]] just decided to give up on subtlety and make things [[FirstGirlWins pretty obvious]].
* Chapter 260 has even more Negi/Asuna and Kotaro/Natsumi. It takes place at the Governor's Ball. There's dancing. Guess who dances with who.
-->'''Chamo:''' I Get it. A prince and a princess... There was no other choice~
* Things are settled in chapter 262, [[spoiler:when Natsumi and Kotaro get into a pactio.]] Then again, Kotaro seemed to get ''awfully'' jealous when Chizuru got a Pactio with Negi (instead of him?).
* To play on Chachamaru's one-sided crush on Negi, [[spoiler:Setsuna and Konoka's record is beaten out by Negi and Chachamaru's Pactio, which has ''four'' pages of illustration. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c263/14.html Starting from here.]]]]
** It's a kiss that [[BeyondTheImpossible breaks the laws of the Pactio System]]. Negi's taking after Rakan, it seems.
* When Negi and Ku Fei[[spoiler: finally make a Pactio]], Ku Fei teasingly mentions that because Negi [[spoiler: was the first one to kiss her, he has to become her groom]]. Naturally, Negi is alarmed and freaking out because of them. Only for her to quickly say that she was just kidding. Then Chamo just has to comment what Negi's [[spoiler: future decendant, [[ChineseGirl Chao]]]] looks like ...
* And now, there's even a moment for Negi and Chisame, after [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v31/c279/11.html Rakan tells her that she's the one closest to Negi at the moment.]] [[spoiler:Taking into consideration that the Asuna currently with them is a fake.]] Granted, it helps that she was the one who [[spoiler:snapped him out of his SuperpoweredEvilSide before it got out of control]].
** Which was its own moment. Rakan definitely seems to be a Chisame/Negi ShipperOnDeck.
** Speaking of Negi/Chisame, don't forget this [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c264/7.html little]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v29/c264/8.html exchange]] a few chapters before:
---> '''Chisame''' : "I can understand you taking them, but why me? [[IJustWantToBeNormal I don't want to end up in the centre of all this fantasy stuff]]."
---> '''Negi''' : "...? I just wanted to have you by my side all the time, that's all..."
---> '''Chisame''' : "[[LampshadeHanging ...don't say stuff like that with a straight face]]. You'll get yourself stabbed by a girl one of this days."
** Not to mention how she took care of Negi's wounded body for three straight days without sleep during his [[BlackMagic Magic Erebea]] [[{{TrainingFromHell}} admission test]], [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c209/9.html how she reacts]] to the (somewhat) SadisticChoice, and [[AngerBornOfWorry her reaction]] when she found out that he succeeds. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c209/12.html Rakan's not shipping them without a reason, you know...]]
* In one of the more surprising example, what seemed to be a Negi/Asuna moment turns out to be a [[spoiler:Negi/Shiori]] one instead. [[spoiler:Sure, the readers have already known that the current Asuna is Shiori in disguise, but how many could have guessed that the situation would be resolved with a Negi/Shiori Pactio?]]. [[FanNickname Thousand Pimp]] indeed...
* The first half of the Kyoto arc is considered one giant Negi/Nodoka ship tease. To note, she has so far been the first to confess to Negi, the first to go on a proper date with him, and the first to give him his [[SacredFirstKiss first truly romantic kiss]][[note]]He even commented in one instance that ''her lips felt softer'' than the other girls whom he had "kissed" (read: contracted a Pactio) before.[[/note]] (although not on the same chapter.)
** Way back [[spoiler: in the second chapter]], this was quite evident on BOTH parties: Nodoka beginning to blush in front of him[[note]]he DID save her from falling from the steps the chapter before[[/note]], AND after a freak incident [[spoiler: regarding being force-fed a beaker filled with LovePotion, and being chased by most of the girls in his class]], Negi writing the words ''"Very Cute"'' in his class list, right beside her picture.
** Even [[http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/217/page/8 in]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v25/c228/9.html these]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v31/c282/10.html four]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v25/c228/17.html instances]]... Negi/Nodoka? More likely than you think.
** However, by far the most blatant Nodoka nod is [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v18/c165/17.html when he went in the church's confession room]]. When the "Priest"[[note]] who was in all actuality Misora, one of his students who doubles as a nun[[/note]] asked him about who he actually likes, he starts imagining all the girls in his life. By the time he thought of Nodoka however, he blushed brighter than a tomato. He's ''never'' had that reaction to anyone else.
* Chapter 288 gives us a short but nice one from [[spoiler:Akira]]. Let's see, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c288/16.html accidentally blurting out a Love Confession-esque statement to the boy]]? [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c288/17.html An innocent, yet flirtatious question from Negi]]? [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c288/18.html A Love Hina-esque "accident"]]? [[spoiler: Akira seemingly yielding to his charms]]? Oh, yeah!
** And then there's [[spoiler:Chisame's]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c288/18.html reaction to the whole scene]], [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c288/17.html especially to his]] "[[CluelessChickMagnet Natural Gigolo]] [[LampshadeHanging Talk]]". Let's not forget that her scene played out like a wife that has just caught her husband flirting with another woman (again).
* [[spoiler: TheFinalTemptation]] sub-arc cranks up many of the previously mentioned ones as well as adding some new ones. [[spoiler: Negi got to see the greatest desires of Ala Alba's crewmembers [[LotusEaterMachine in their dreams]], which include: Konoka/Setsuna(with an erotic one for Setsuna!), [[LovesMyAlterEgo N(a/e)gi/Ako]](Ako's), Nodoka/Negi/Yue(Nodoka's), and Natsumi/Kotarou(Natsumi's). The new ones includes Negi/Luna/Fate(Luna's), Negi/Akira(Akira's), and [[BodyguardCrush Chachamaru/Negi/Eva]](Chachamaru's). It's unclear whether Ku Fei's are of [[TeacherStudentRomance romantic]] nature or not.]]
** [[spoiler: Judging by the fact that her blush after waking up was as deep as ''Setsuna's'', It's probably a safe bet.]]
* Even happens with the self-proclaimed side characters. Once [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tohsaka]] [[HiddenDepths revealed]] his {{hidden heart of gold}}, especially after he rejects Ako's TakeMeInstead offer to give up her slave rights to him and his cronies, the manga threw in hints that he might've started developing feelings for the girl. Going as far as him [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet meant for Ako]].
* In chapter 300 Anya flat out points to Asuna that everything Negi does, he does for her sake. Everything else (including saving the world) is something he does ''while he's at it'' .
** Well, more like a side effect...
* Chapter 308: Chamo states the reason Nodoka's and Natsumi's artifacts are so powerful could be [[http://beta.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v34/c308/8.html their especially strong compatibility with their respective]] ''[[http://beta.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v34/c308/8.html magistri.]]''
** On a similar note, Ayaka's Pactio kiss nearly took over the system. Wonder what ''that'' says about her...
* Chapter 309: Looks like Chisame's love level for Negi has gone up [[http://beta.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v34/c309/2.html way more than even Chamo anticipated.]]
* Way back in chapter 82 there was a nice little Negi/Setsuna [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v10/c082/16.html moment]] only fueled more by Kamo that ends up turning it into a Konoka/Setsuna [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v10/c082/17.html moment]]
* Anya+Negi anyone? They're [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Friends]], [[spoiler:Anya clearly has a crush on him, [[SelectiveObliviousness (which he, of course, is oblivious to),]]]] and [[spoiler: Haruna has even said that Negi's more informal and comfortable with her than anyone else.]]
* Chapter 334 [[spoiler: Eva had to remind Negi and Asuna that flirting should wait, AFTER they defeat the Lifemaker.]]
** Also interesting to note that while [[spoiler:Nagi protects Arika, it's Asuna who protects Negi; sort of like a flip-flop in roles. Maybe Negi+Asuna will be paired after all.]]
* Oh god, the YaoiFangirls get their [[spoiler:Fate/Negi shipping]] in Ch 336.
** Hilariously, the ship doesn't really have any less support than a lot of the other Negi ships, and the other girls are treating it as seriously as any other. At the end of this chapter the narration reveals 'The strongest love rival?!', Evangeline refers to him as a legitimate threat a little later on, and in chapter 349 Haruna reveals that the reason she was so intent on forcing Negi to reveal his crush was because she's afraid that Negi is 'shaking off the feelings of the majority of the girls and flying off to the distant lands of masculine romance!'
* It looks like Chapter 337 was a good day for [[spoiler: Chachamaru]] as it looks like she's going to be [[spoiler: Negi's new secretary, and according to Negi the work will be pretty much endless so it's practically a lifelong position]]. [[SarcasmMode Yes, it seems like it'll be really difficult for her]]. It even came complete with a hilarious daydream and a touching bit at the end where [[spoiler: Chachamaru remarks on Negi's eyes, now turned towards the future instead of after his father, as being the same eyes that granted her a soul]]. Note that the daydream moved into the two of them using first names, with no honorifics, and being quite casual with each other.
* Chapter [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v11/c093/18.html 93]] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v11/c094/1.html 94]] have a Kotaro/Mei moment, after he saves her from drowning.
* Chapter 338 seems to have been solely devoted to the purpose of helping [[spoiler: Negi/Chisame]] fans jump. From [[spoiler: Chisame feeling that her old daily life is missing something. To Chisame looking for Negi, and then chasing him after they meet. To Chisame quite possibly confessing to Negi with her asking Negi 'You said you always wanted me by your side, didn't you?' Followed by 'I'm going to stab you, and then I'll die too!' comment at Negi's 'Wha?' reply. Lampshaded by Chachamaru four panels later. Negi talking about his plans far ahead into the future, which he might not have told anyone else if we regard Chisame's comment on 'Looks like you wanted to talk to someone badly' as proof that she is the one he can spill his guts to without even thinking about it. And finally his seeming confession 'I've come this far thanks to you, Chisame-san' all the while inching closer to her face as he tries to 'explain' the gratitude he feels towards her.]] Sadly foiled by [[RunningGag his own sneeze]].
** Also as a side note, the entire chapter felt like [[spoiler: Chisame]] had become the embodiement, both pyshically and mentally of [[spoiler: Naru]].
*** In all fairness, there was a tiny bit of ship tease for [[spoiler: Negi/Ayaka]].
* 339 gives us (in the form of a 3x3 date) [[spoiler: Negi/Kakizaki and Kotarou/Madoka]] and something completely new: [[spoiler: Fate/Sakurako]].
* Even Takane [[InSeriesNickname "the stripper"]] Goodman gets teased with Negi. During the Mahorafest battle she has with Negi, Chachazero jokingly asks if Takane likes him "that way." Then Takane performs a LuminescentBlush over Negi while they're still fighting. [[spoiler: Two hundred and forty-nine chapters later at the sports festival, she's complaining that he didn't strip her and demanding marriage.]]
* Chapter 351 shows the class roster with Negi's scribblings of his thoughts on each of the girls. Then there's Asuna spontaneously deciding to kiss Negi.
** On the same roster, an "About Valentine's" note is on both Chisame and Akira, another one is between Makie and Ku Fei, and a final one is near Nodoka. But the one near Nodoka also has the word "Done!" by it, like Negi was checking off things to ask the girls about...
* Chapter 355 went for [[spoiler:NoRomanticResolution]] with Negi, showing this instead. To wit, he's shown in one panel of the last chapter wearing a tuxedo, alongside TheRival wearing the same, with [[spoiler:Asuna and Ayaka]] wearing dresses, but that could just as easily be a royal court function. Another panel reshuffles the people around him to show a close up of him, [[spoiler:Nodoka, Yue, and Chisame]], three of the biggest contenders in his harem (and it's mentioned that all three have frequent contact with him). Then there's Akira's panel noting that she often sees Negi at her job, not to mention [[spoiler:Chachamaru's]] panel saying that her time [[spoiler:as Negi's secretary saw her "getting [[GRatedSex wound up]] every day."]]
** It's heavily hinted that most of the girls [[spoiler: spend a lot of time with Negi whenever they can]], to the point that one, [[spoiler: Makie]], outright addresses Nagi as father.
* {{UQ Holder}} apparently stars Negi's grandson, and his surname is Konoe. That's right, one his parents may have been a rank [[IncrediblyLamePun bastard.]]

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