Characters: Negima: Ala Alba Support
Meaning the White Wing, in the series' Surprisingly Good Latin
, Negi's True Companions
and Badass Crew
, dedicated to finding his Disappeared Dad
, having fun while doing so and training a whole lot
. This page is dedicated to the support members of Ala Alba and those who have joined the group in all but name. If you finished the sandwich you made at the beginning of the last page
, you'd better make another one, because we've still got a ways to go.
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Asuna's bubbly, energetic
friend and roommate. She's the heir of a rich and prominent noble family, itself the offshoot of the real Fujiwara clan, and granddaughter of Mahora's Headmaster, Konoemon. Unknown to her, they are also a line of powerful magi, and she has the potential to match her ancestors: Her raw magical capacity surpasses that of Negi himself, though she isn't able to utilize it particularly well.
After being let in on the secret, she started training to become the group medic, though her role gradually lessened into orbiting around Setsuna.
The only character without a Weirdness Censor
, Chisame was introduced as a strange girl with a double life
— a grumpy loner at school, but also internet idol "Chiu" at home. Her initial function was to snark about the implausibility
of the situations she finds herself roped in, and initially tries to deny or devise a mundane explanation
for the supernatural events she witness, until Chachamaru confirms that she is indeed a robot, that Negi is also a powerful mage, and that she stumbled upon a plot to reveal magic to the world. Chisame thus gets involved in the plot to help maintain the life she's familiar with.
- Action Survivor: She's a relatively normal girl who's forced into the magical world to survive on her own, which she manages with Negi's help.
- Anger Born of Worry: Her reaction after Negi passed the Magic Erebea initiation training.
- Apathy Killed the Cat: Played with. She seems like she's trying to avoid how things work, but at the same time she's the only one who actually seems to think it matters.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: She slaps a rampaging Negi to get him to shut up and listen.
- Butt Monkey: Bad things just happen to her, though it's rarely serious.
- Can't Stay Normal: A more reluctant example, having been metaphorically dragged down to paranormal kicking and screaming before leaping out to gasp for air, only to discover that air is now too easy and boring, and therefore ending up in a combination of being dragged down again and saying "the hell with it".
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: The first time she's a focus character, she was dressing up in various costumes for her website.
- Cry Cute: After Jack's supposed "death".
- Deadpan Snarker: Like Yue, Chisame had a tendency early on to lampshade the absurdity of the situation. Unlike Yue, she really grew into the role rather than slowly losing it. This is about ten times funnier when she's in her Chiu outfit.
- Defeat Means Friendship: She becomes inseparable from Chachamaru after their big hacking showdown at the climax of the Mahora Festival. Chisame technically won but it was too late to affect the final outcome, to her great frustration.
- The Drag-Along: Post Mahorafest she wanted to stay by herself and keep out of the group, but Chachamaru always dragged her along. When Chachamaru apparently briefly quits it, she gets bored and comes along voluntarily.
- Dude Hes Like In A Coma: She tries to get her pactio kiss while Negi is asleep, but he wakes up in the middle of it and she has to do it the normal way. (Although she covers his eyes)
- Dynamic Entry: Pretty good at this.
- Expy: Like Asuna, Akamatsu considers her an expy of Naru from Love Hina, though of 'nerdy Naru' as opposed to Asuna's 'protective Naru.'
- Extreme Graphical Representation: Her artifact lets her actually enter the computer system, Tron style, for super-hacking. Some of the extreme graphics include viruses that look like jellyfish, Magical Girl anti-virus programs which she leaves her Ayaka and Makie during Mahorafest, and Clothing Damage to represent data being destroyed.
- Generic Cuteness: She's supposed to have bad skin and pimples, but it doesn't show. Of course, the only one who actually claims that is herself, and she has notably low self esteem concerning her looks.
- Genre Savvy: While it doesn't help her much, she often predicts how events will turn sour for her. As the resident Meta Girl, she also often points tropes out.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!:
- Stops Negi from killing Godel, which would have ruined any credibility he had left with the Senate.
- She does it again when Negi thought he stabbed Shiori, but this time he goes into a coma.
- Girlish Pigtails: In her child form.
- The Glasses Come Off: She takes off her glasses whenever she becomes her Cosplay Otaku Girl alter ego Chiu. They also have a tendency to come off when she tries to make a serious point.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She often gets jealous when seeing Negi with other girls.
- Hacker Cave: Her Magitek pactio item can create a perfect hacking space for her inside a Tron-like area complete with surrounding screens, numerous floating keyboards and seven electronic helpers. Her own room surrounded by monitors probably also counts.
- Harsh Word Impact: When she tries to cling to Yuuna being normal Takane contradicts her with It's the truth!, a statement which seems to impale her.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: When asked about how she feels about Negi.
- Hikikomori: Left to her own devices she stays inside all day on the internet. Gets worse post university.
- Hollywood Hacking: Averted — however flashy Sceptrum Virtuale may be, Chisame never does something a real-life hacker wouldn't do. She still does type unreasonably quickly and on two keyboards at once, though.
- Idiot Hair: She has one and she's the only class member without a Weirdness Censor.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Frequently loudly moans about how she wants all the magic to go away and leave her alone but she's lying; She's perfectly content with how involved she is.
- Kemonomimi: Cat ears and a tail in the Magic World.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Hacking into Al-Iskandaria jumps her straight into this.
- Little Miss Snarker: Thanks to some liberal use of age changing pills, she looks a 10 year old girl and is still as snarky as ever.
- Living a Double Life: A grumpy loner at school and the internet idol "Chiu" at home.
- Liz Lemon Job: Chisame's job is to Bright Slap Negi every time he does or considers doing something profoundly stupid. She's even better at it than Asuna, which is good since Negi and Asuna were separated for most of the Magic World.
- Magic Wand: Sceptrum Virtuale looks like a magical girl toy, but it actually gives her hacking abilities.
- Megaton Punch: Used on Negi sometimes.
- Meta Gal: She knows all about how fantasy stories go, which really helps her keep up with everything going on.
- Mundane Utility: Chisame used her Artifact to make herself the #1 Internet Idol.
- Nerd Glasses: She doesn't actually need them, but likes to hide behind them.
- No Sell: Immune to the Lotus-Eater Machine because being right where she is complaining about the universe is exactly where she wants to be.
- Not so Above It All: Most notably when Poyo's Lotus-Eater Machine proves that she's the happiest and most satisfied with living in a Fantasy Kitchen Sink of anyone in the group.
- Odd Friendship: She tends to yell at Jack Rakan a lot, but the two get along rather well.
- Only Sane Woman: Or so she wants to be. Negi seems to think so, considering he's more or less appointed her as his "voice of reason", at least until they rescue Asuna.
- Playboy Bunny: One of Chiu's costumes.
- Playful Hacker: Falls under this when she's not being the Meta Gal.
- Proud to Be a Geek: Even as grumpy as she is, she loves being a geek.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She actually has better than average vision, and uses the glasses to hide behind.
- Rapunzel Hair: It reaches her waist.
- Refusal of the Call: She fights to get away from the weirdness, at first.
- Say It with Hearts: While freaking out in the middle of the jungle, she narrates the events with her cheerful Chiu attitude including taking a picture of herself holding up a massive insect, complete with a super happy face with a heart in her mouth.
- Shower of Awkward: Walks in on Jack bathing. He's unconcerned, she freaks.
- The Snark Knight: Extremely distant and snarky when formally introduced. Her attitude gradually toned down quite a bit as she integrated into the central cast, but she still qualifies.
- Straight Man: One of the most normal people in the series. Or at least, the only one who seems to notice how crazy everything is. She even points out the weirdness of her class in her focus episode in the anime.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Acts as one for Asuna during the Mundus Magicus arc before Negi meets up with her again. After that she shifts roles slightly into more of an adviser rather than directly limiting his actions. Lampshaded by Jack.
- Technopath: Chisame's artifact allows a mental internet link.
- Techno Wizard: Becomes one after her pactio.
- Tempting Fate: She shouldn't have joked about fighting someone in the middle of a conspiracy. Or about making a Pactio.
- Tsundere: Described as a borderline case by Akamatsu. She actually likes the Ala Alba group, Chachamaru and Negi quite a bit, but since she's naturally abrasive she hates to show it. She also can get even more violent than Asuna when it comes to Negi.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Sceptrum Virtuale gives her Super Hacking Powers, which is cool in theory, but it requires electronics to work, meaning her staff can and does run out of batteries while she's in Mundus Magicus, where electronics are rare.
- Who Writes This Crap?!: Gets upset when "Zazie" shows up out of nowhere and says one can't just throw events in like that suddenly no matter how suspicious she is.
- Yandere: Played for Laughs, but during her focus chapter post-Mundus Magicus she was talking about pulling an "If I Can't Have You" on Negi.
Chisame: "Oh yeah, you're gonna get stabbed and killed one day! No, I'm going to stab you and then I'll die too."
- Years Too Early:
- In the first anime, Chisame tells her opponent class that they're 100 years too early to try beating her supreme hacking skills, and that their homepage would fail.
- In chapter 183, Chisame is protecting Negi from exposure to ... ah, "material" above his age level.
Haruna: Ah, I suppose it's a bit too early for kids to be reading this kind of thing...
Chisame: THEN DON'T FRIGGIN' BRING 'EM!
Nodoka is a quiet and seemingly shy girl in the Library Exploration Club. She quickly develops a crush on Negi and forms a pactio during the Kyoto arc, gaining an artifact that allows her to read minds, which she uses to help acquire information for the group. Despite her Shrinking Violet
attitude, she's actually quite bold when it comes to pursuing Negi. She's normally associated with her club mates and close friends Yue and Haruna.
- Accidental Kiss: Her pactio. Ignoring the bit where Yue clearly tripped her.
- A-Cup Angst: She laments her small bust size once.
- Apologises a Lot: Especially when she's either thinking an improper thought, or using her mind-reading ability in a diabolical manner (what else to be expected from a Shrinking Violet?)
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Slaps Yue when she's freaking out about also liking Negi in order to make her calm down and listen.
- Attack Hello: Intercepts Haruna with a book when she's making perverse copies of Nodoka.
- Badass Boast: Delivers a big one during her first encounter with Dynamis, and after grabbing the latter's copy of the Code of the Lifemaker. What made it all the more impressive is the fact that she is one of the weakest members of the party, and yet pulled it off almost without a hitch.
- Catch Phrase: When you have a magic book that lets you mindread anyone who's name you know, "What is your name?" becomes pretty badass.
- Covert Pervert: Despite her looks and usual personality, her subconscious tends to have some rather filthy fantasies, up to and including devising a kind of menage a trois as a solution to her Love Triangle with Yue; thanks to Diarium Ejus, she is aware of and mortified by her subconscious' rather direct approaches to such things. And so is everybody who was reading over her shoulder.
- Curtains Match the Window: Purple hair and eyes.
- Cute Bookworm: She's shy, quiet and is part of a club devoted to exploring the library.
- Designated Victim: During the Magic World, she's first attacked by bounty hunters to lure out Kaede and Setsuna and later Shirabe, Fate and Dynamis all make attempts to eliminate her due to her mind reading artifact.
- Does Not Like Men: In the anime she had a level of androphobia.
- Dogged Nice Girl: In fact, Nodoka was the first girl in the class to confess her feelings to Negi all the way back in the Kyoto arc.
- Expy: She's clearly one to Akamatsu's earlier character, Shinobu Maehara. They look extremely similar and have the same shy, quiet attitude. Both are also know to be Covert Perverts.
- False Start: She attempts a confession a few times before getting halted, but eventually gets it out. Unfortunately, she did it too early in the series.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Woman: She slaps Yue to make her stop babbling incoherently about her guilt in liking Negi.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: When she activates Comptina Daemonia to find out the names of her adversaries. Something awesome usually occurs immediately after.
- Heroic BSOD: After seeing Craig and Aisha get erased from existence in front of her her mind shuts down and Asakura is seemingly left alone desperately trying to think of a way out. She quickly recovers, however, and steals Dynamis' Grandmaster Key.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Not that good at receiving praise, even if it was well-earned.
- Hidden Eyes: She started with very long bangs obscuring her eyes, to highlight her terminal shyness. As her shyness subsided, she first became cyclopean then was drawn normally.
- Idiot Hair: She has one.
- I Know Your True Name: Comptina Daemonia, an artifact she acquired during her stay in Mundus Magicus, was designed for this purpose. It will tell the true name of any person so long as she asks them for it.
- In-Series Nickname: "Honya", Japanese for "Bookstore" or potentially Bookstore keeper. The English translation at first jumped back and forth between "Librarian", "Bookshop", and variants thereof before eventually settling on the literal translation, "Bookstore".
- Jumped at the Call: Her Pactio was accidental, but her very first thought after discovering Diarium Ejus and seeing Negi in trouble was to use it to help him. Also, after the gang got separated in the Mundus Magicus, instead of angsting about it like everyone else, she joined up with a band of adventurers and sought two magical items that could give her Diarium Ejus a massive powerup, knowing the time will come when Negi will finally need her help.
- Let's Get Dangerous: When Dynamis attacks her group and erases Craig and Aisha Nodoka uses the opportunity to catch him unaware, steal his key and teleport to safety.
"You made the mistake... of thinking of me as a mere powerless girl, Mr. Mage... WHAT IS YOUR NAME?!
- Living Lie Detector: Diarium Ejus can read minds with a great deal of detail, so in situations where she's safe from retaliation it makes her excellent at information recovery with no chance of misinformation.
- Marilyn Maneuver: Nodoka's skirt gets poofed up thanks to a wind spell, leading her to try really hard to hold it down.
- Marry Them All: A joke was made halfway through the manga about Nodoka considering a three way relationship with Yue and Negi to be an ideal solution.
- Mind Over Manners: Her ability is limited to just mind reading, but it's specifically noted that she's probably the one with said artifact simply because she's the one least likely to abuse it.
- Munchkin: After being separated from the group in Mundus Magicus she joined a group of treasure hunters. She eschews any valuable treasure, instead aiming for Comptina Daemonia and Auris Recitans. These items' powers combine with her Diarium Ejus to make it useful in real time instead of having to rely on the target willingly giving up their name and letting Nodoka sit down and read.
- Nice Girl: She's gentle and supportive even of her love rivals.
- Peek-a-Bangs: After opening up a little her eyes begin appearing more and more until finally the bangs essentially vanish.
- Plucky Girl: Negi getting his ass kicked by Fate? She gets Kotaro to teleport her in right next to Fate to figure out his plan. Friends get erased from existence right in front of her? Panic for a few seconds, then read his mind, steal his key and teleport to safety with critical information. Just because she's quiet doesn't mean she's a coward.
- Rescue Romance: Starts crushing on Negi after he saves her from falling down the stairs in the library.
- Shrinking Violet: Subverted. She's quite shy, but it's note that she's actually very assertive when it comes to pursuing Negi including a quick confession and getting a date in during Mahorafest. There's a reason her Pactio card lists "courage" as her virtue.
- Taking the Bullet: She gets hit by a time displacement bullet that was targeted at Negi since she would be no use for the rest of the fight.
- Throw the Book at Them: Smacks Haruna with a book when the latter keeps making perverse clones.
- Town Girls: The Femme to Yue's Neither and Haruna's Butch.
- Upgrade Artifact: Turns out Nodoka is a munchkin. While with a party of adventurers, she picks up a couple pieces of magical gear that allow her to know anyone's name and hear the thoughts written on her mind reading book rather than having to read it.
- Weak, but Skilled: She has no combat abilities, very little magic, and effectively no experience. She does, however, have a mind reading artifact that allows her exploit an enemy's weak points in order to avoid their attacks despite being far slower and weaker than they are.
- What Would X Do?: Asks herself what Yue, Haruna or Negi would do when she's under attack by the bounty hunters.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple, to be precise. (becomes blue in Negima?! though)
Chamo is a crafty, lecherous, talking ermine
and something between a familiar and a mentor to Negi. He provides comic relief, devises battle plans, forms the pactio circles and enjoys teasing the girls about their feelings for Negi, which he is apparently able to uncover via some form of weird magic. Despite mages being turned into ermines for breaking the masquerade, there is no indication that Chamo is such a case. Rather, he appears to be some sort of fairy.
Voiced by: Masashi Yabe (Japanese) and Chris Cason (English)
- Amusing Injuries: He tends to get beaten up, get broken bones and bleed out regularly. Doesn't seem to keep him down for long.
- Butt Monkey: Whenever he says something perverse, he gets beaten up. In the first anime series, he also gets smacked in the face with a flashlight that was still on, leaving a red mark over his face for the rest of the episode.
- Date Peepers: He has great interest in following everyone around on their possible dates and making lewd comments on them.
- Dirty Old Man: Being a short-lived ermine, Chamo is an old man despite being younger than Negi. Both he and author's notes refer to him as a dirty old man several times.
- Familiar: He moves into the story attempting to get Negi to accept him as an official familiar in order to evade responsibility for some crimes he committed involving underwear theft. Negi, being quite gullible, swallows his sob story whole.
- Funny Animal: An ermine who talks, smokes and is perverted.
- Greed: Every time he makes a successful pactio, he gets fifty thousand ermine dollars. No wonder he keeps pushing Negi towards making more.
- Head Pet: He often hangs out on people's shoulders and even sits on Sayo's head once, who acts like a Head Pet herself.
- Hey, You!: A lot of characters don't refer to him by name. Evangeline more or less calls him "a thing" and Chisame called him "small animal".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, he's a Dirty Old Man in ermine form, and constantly tries to manipulate people for his own gain... but he never puts his own goals above the safety of the rest of group, tries to make sure everybody else benefits along with him, and generally tries to make himself as useful as possible, even when an ermine generally wouldn't be able to do anything.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He sneaks into a swimming pool with the 3-A girls and pulling their bathing suits off and steals underwear. The former is actually his debut.
- Love Chart: He can apparently produce love charts with some weird magic and isn't even aware of what will be on them until he looks himself.
- Mars Needs Women: He seems disturbingly attracted to human girls.
- The Matchmaker: Loves to tell Negi to make more and more Pactios with the girls because he scores a bunch of money every time he does.
- Meaningful Name: かもがねぎをしょってくる (kamo ga negi o shotte kuru), which literally translates into "a duck comes bearing green onions", an idiom referring to something being too good to be true.
- Mentor Mascot: While he's usually just Negi's perverted familiar, he does a bit of mentoring about a particular aspect of the local magic system, but mostly so he can collect a hefty paycheck from somewhere or other every time Negi gets a partner.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: Two different Chamos meet each other during Asuna's date with Takamichi, give each other high fives and then apparently switch places.
- The Nicknamer: Chamo has a nickname for everyone. It's rare for him to call people by their actual names. It's much more common for him to give them names like Yuecchi or use terms like aniki, anego and nee san.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Small, white ermine that looks to Negi as his big brother and helps him form pactios.
- The Nose Knows: Uses a pair of panties to track down a pair of enemy girls who are dozens of kilometers away with pinpoint precision.
- No Smoking: Chamo's cigarettes were winkingly labelled "chocolate" in the first anime.
- Odd Friendship: Seems very friendly with Chachazero, Eva's bloodthirsty puppet. She tends to have a bottle of wine ready whenever he shows up.
- Older Sidekick: Unclear. He acts like a Dirty Old Man, but as an ermine it's unlikely that he's as old as Negi. On the other hand, he's an ermine fairy.
- Panty Thief: So much that his share of the Rainyday twins' Lotus-Eater Machine has him pretty much swimming in underwear.
- Punny Name: Chamo's name combined with Negi's refers to a Japanese legend about a duck carrying a leek that offers itself as a meal to lost and starving travelers, which has come to mean something too good to be true (you've got dinner with it's own seasoning), or to con-men, a sucker.
- Spell My Name with an S: Some scanlations have his name as "Kamo", but "Chamo" is the more widely used version.
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: He's quite eager to get Negi as much tail as possible. He also likes to comment on all the Fetish Fuel and Fanservice that tends to go on around them.
- Weasel Mascot: With Dirty Old Man tendencies to boot!
Haruna is the final member of the Library Exploration Club to join Ala Alba after getting involved during Mahorafest, where she Jumped at the Call
, much to Negi's terror. Unlike the other club members, Haruna seems motivated almost entirely by self amusement and plays tricks on Yue and Nodoka for laughs even while attempting to help them get closer to Negi. Thus, she has little personal involvement in anything Ala Alba does, but she views it as a good way to have fun.
Ako is one of the more normal girls in the class and hangs out with the cheerleaders, who are also part of their band Dekopin Rocket. She has some major insecurities regarding the huge scar on her back, the origin of which is unknown. Furthermore, she's aware that she's nothing special, which is pretty detrimental to her self esteem. Upon seeing Negi's teenaged form, she develops a massive crush without knowing his true identity.
She was dragged along to the Magic World and had a continuation of her Mahorafest mini arc.
Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (Japanese) and Avery Rice-Williams (English)
- Afraid of Blood: She's not good with the sight of blood. When she accidentally hits her head, she doesn't even notice until she sees she's bleeding, at which point she passes out.
- Dude Hes Like In A Coma: Ako spends several panels battling over this when she watches over Negi.
- Go-Go Enslavement: She, Akira, and Natsumi are forced to wear Meido outfits and shock collars after selling themselves into slavery.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has a ton of self-esteem issues. She considers herself plain and unimportant.
- Hospital Hottie: She's a nurse's assistant and has an artifact based around the idea, complete with fanservicey outfit.
- How Do I Shot Web?: She wasn't sure what her artifact's power was at first. Fortunately, she figured it out before the big battle.
- Interface Screw: Her artifact can inject a drug that inverts the victim's senses, making it quite difficult for them to move.
- Kansai Regional Accent: She has the accent, though you're unlikely to pick it up in any translation since it's not really emphasized much.
- Kemonomimi: Her Pactio card has cat ears and a tail.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Frequently refers to herself as a "side character" as opposed to main characters like Negi. People tell her that she's the main character of her own story, but she acts like a side character there too.
- Love Hurts: She's utterly crushed when she finds out "Nagi" is Negi magically aged-up, but she gets over it.
- Loves My Alter Ego: She develops a crush on Negi in his teenage alter-ego "Nagi".
- Made a Slave: She, Akira, and Natsumi sell themselves into slavery shortly after their arrival in the Magical World to pay for her expensive medicine.
- Meido: She's turned into slave waitress in the Magic World, at which point she gets a meido like outfit.
- Scars Are Forever: She has a large scar on her back. It's a large part of her character background that she is ashamed by it, has a phobia of blood from the accident when she received it, and freaks out when Negi sees it. She later had it healed.
- Shower of Angst: Has one after she finds out that the boy she loves doesn't actually exist.
- Slave Collar: After selling herself into slavery.
- Status Buff: Her artifact's power is to buff someone's senses and reaction times.
- Take Me Instead: When Tosaka figures out Nagi's true identity, she basically offers to make herself into a sex slave if he keeps quiet about it. Since Tosaka is only jealous of Nagi's talent and not a completely creepy asshole, he calls her a complete moron and drops the issue.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ice-blue, to be exact. In her Day in the Limelight she notes this as one of her unusual traits.
- You Won't Feel a Thing: Claims her needle isn't as painful as it sounds, but some of the members have a different opinion on that.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In her slave clothes and after gaining her Pactio.
Natsumi is Chizuru's rather plain roommate and first took a real role in the story when she stumbled upon Kotaro in his dog form, after which she took him home and become his surrogate sister figure. Or at least, that's how it worked for Kotaro, while Natsumi actually ended up gaining a crush on the boy.
She stowed away to the Magical World and ended up with Akira and Ako before continuing her Kotaro focused subplot.
Voiced by: Mai Aizawa
(Japanese) and Majken Bullard (English)
- A-Cup Angst: She views herself as rather plain, especially compared to her busty roommates Ayaka and Chizuru. Even when comparing to one of the more average girls like Chisame she laments that none of them are middle school sized.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kotaro. She's a Tsundere who sucks at admitting how she feels. Kotaro is the classic Chaste Idiot Hero and an Oblivious to Love Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Cannot Spit It Out: She quickly develops a crush on Kotaro, but sucks at admitting it, let alone expressing how she feels.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Whenever she sees Kotaro with other girls she gets jealous and begins comparing herself to them.
- Dude Hes Like In A Coma: Natsumi tries to kiss a sleeping Kotaro for a Pactio.
- Fiery Redhead: Fits somewhat thanks to her Tsundere tendencies towards Kotaro.
- First Kiss: Forms a pactio with Kotaro during the Governor's Ball after a lengthy chase scene.
- The Generic Girl: Her physical development is behind a lot of the class, she doesn't have any special talents and she doesn't stand out much, to her dismay.
- Go-Go Enslavement: She, Ako, and Akira are forced to wear Meido outfits and shock collars after selling themselves into slavery.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has poor self esteem regarding her looks and charm, notably disliking both her red hair and freckles.
- Interspecies Romance: With Kotaro, since he is a half-Dog Demon. She gets some conflicting feelings when Kotaro goes full wolf form.
- Invisibility Cloak: Adjutor Solitarius moves the user into the mental blind spot of everyone around the user. This is an extremely rare artifact: It hasn't appeared in centuries.
- I Will Find You: The "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue revealed that Kotaro simply ran off for some "ninja training" and she returned to the Magical World to chase him down. She found him and after years of Belligerent Sexual Tension, they finally ended up getting married in 2015.
- Made a Slave: She, Ako, and Akira sell themselves into slavery shortly after their arrival in the Magical World to pay for a very ill Ako's expensive medicine.
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Her first interaction with Kotaro is when he takes her as hostage due to being scared after waking in a strange room.
- Meido: The slave outfit.
- Nice Hat: Gets a very nice one alongside a Pimped-Out Dress and a pretty cape after forging a Pactio with Kotaro.
- The Nondescript: Again, Natsumi tends to have a hard time standing out among her more remarkable classmates (especially her roommates, who are both absurdly rich and stacked). Adjutor Solitarius takes this and absolutely runs with it.
- Personality Powers: Just in case we forgot, Natsumi has a hard time standing out. Adjutor Solitarius just loves toying with this.
- The Reveal: She's the final stowaway to Mundus Magicus, but it isn't revealed until a fair amount later than the rest.
- Shotacon: Gets accused of this in volume zero due to her obviously crushing on Kotaro. By members of Negi's harem, mostly.
- Slave Collar: After selling herself into slavery she gets a collar that can give her electric shocks in the event of attempted escapes or the like.
- Took a Level in Badass: Her section of the epilogue indicated that she went back to the Magical World to hunt down Kotarou and ended up going on an adventure larger than her summer one. When she finally met Kotarou again, she managed to punch him seven times in a surprise attack.
- Tsundere: She tries to deny her attraction to Kotarou and jealousy of other girls. She's completely unable to be honest with herself.
- Youthful Freckles: She has freckles and isn't happy about it.
Asakura is the local School Newspaper Newshound
and an aspiring Intrepid Reporter
. She discovered Negi's secret early on and loosely followed the events with no real affiliation
apart from pursuit of interesting stories until integrating more fully into the group around the end of Mahorafest. She is Sayo's best friend and the two formed a partnership of sorts due to Sayo being almost completely undetectable, making her a great spy.
She tagged along to the Magic World without having formed a pactio with Negi.
Ayana Sasagawa (Japanese) and Monica Rial
- Anime Hair: Uhm, nice pineappe-shaped cut.
- Big Breast Pride: She's pretty proud of her bust and is offended when Negi notices that developed as she is she's still no Shizuna.
- Camera Fiend: Her class panics when being attacked by a ghost? She pulls out her camera immediately.
- Combat Commentator: She plays the referee during Mahorafest, though most of the more detailed. commentary is done by someone else.
- First Kiss: She says that it was her pactio with Negi, though Chisame calls her a liar. She gets a commemorative photo of it too so she can mess with the other girls.
- The Gadfly: Shows signs of this when she starts to boast about her supposed First Kiss with Negi.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Sayo depends on Asakura immensely while Sayo seems to be her closest friend or perhaps only close friend at all. The two are rather strongly linked together from the moment they become friends.
- Hot Scoop: Always out for the latest scoop and never short of bare skin to show.
- Intrepid Reporter: Her interest in revealing Negi as a mage is what kicks off her involvement in the plot.
- Last Name Basis: For some reason, she seems to be pretty much the only member for the class still referred to by her last name more often than her first.
- School Newspaper Newshound: She dreams of the big scoop that will really make a mark and her investigative abilities appear to be top notch.
- Surveillance Drone: The Oculus Corvinus is a set of spy satellites. Magic spy satellites? Where do they get these things?
- Unfazed Everyman: Asakura seems to occupy a special niche somewhere between Chisame and Haruna. On the one hand, you have Chisame who absolutely freaks about magic while on the other hand you have Haruna who is jumping for joy when she hears about it. Asakura? She feels like she could probably write a good story about it or something, but isn't really that interested in getting too involved and never begins learning magic like the likes of Yue or even Makie.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: She's kept both Chamo and Sayo in her cleavage.
- Wild Card: Her pursuit of the truth and rather carefree moral compass can result in her switching sides easily, though she definitely has everyone's best interests at heart.
Sayo is class 3A's resident ghost and a little too cute
and inept to be considered scary, despite her occasional efforts. Apart from being impossibly clumsy, she's also extremely difficult to detect. Upon being slightly noticed by Negi during a class vote, she attempted to make her presence known and after some mishaps more characters were able to see her fully and she became Asakura's best friend and assistant. She eventually gains a small doll that she can possess and joins Ala Alba as their ghost member.
She appears to have a bit of a crush on Negi, but this was never developed since post introduction they only spoke once or twice.
- Badass Adorable: Normally, she has no real powers or ability to affect anything apart from a little telekinesis, but Haruna eventually draws her a more powerful body to operate.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Tripping on flat pavement when you don't even have feet? That's pretty bad. Carries over to the little doll effigy as well.
- Cute Ghost Girl: She's too incompetent to be scary, though she tries. Most of the class thinks she's too cute.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Despite being listed in the class registry, she didn't make her first appearance until chapter 74 in the manga. Every adaptation since have gone out of their way to introduce her earlier and most leave her visible to the audience long before any of the characters take note of her presence.
- Flower Motif: In the anime she's associated with the leopard plant based on how she died.
- Fog Feet: Since she's a scary ghost, she gets scary ghost feet. And manages to trip over said nonexistent feet.
- Fun Size: She gets a tiny, cutesy doll body to inhabit right before going to the Magic World.
- Gatling Good: Haruna took the liberty of tricking out the Mobile-Suit Human she created for Sayo with, among other things, chest-mounted gatling guns. Later on, Sayo gets the privilege of manning a minigun mounted on Haruna's airship.
- Ghost Amnesia: She remembers very little of her life, her death or any goals she might have that might be the reason she's hanging around. The first anime gave one version of her death, though.
- Ghost Lights: She tends to have little floaty lights around whenever she's being particularly ghostly.
- Ghostly Chill: Nobody takes her seat because it's always so cold.
- Head Pet: When she's possessing a small doll, she sometimes sits on people's heads, usually Asakura's.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Asakura, since she was the first to see her, and normally is the one to cart her doll body around. This close bond had something to do with the fact that Asakura had been Sayo's seat partner, and this had the closest connection to her. In the first anime, the bond between the two is established after Asakura begins to investigate the mystery of the "unknown girl in the class roster". As the anime was done way before Sayo was even introduced in the manga, it's much different than the manga introduction yet is considered one of the few things said adaptation did right.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Having been friendless and lonely for around 60 years, Sayo is very desperate for a friend. Unfortunately, her attempts of making friends are horribly misunderstood at first.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: Wears a Sailor Fuku, probably the school uniform when she died back in 1940.
- Joshikousei: She wears an obsolete uniform.
- Locked into Strangeness: When she was alive, she had black hair. As a ghost, it reversed to white.
- Missing Mom: In the anime, it's shown that her mom died in war sixty years ago.
- Mobile-Suit Human: She gets around in a tiny, vaguely humanoid doll which apparently makes her act energetic and ditzy. Haruna creates a robot body for her with her artifact. Her doll body drives it from inside.
- More Dakka: After having her Mobile-Suit Human made, she suppresses a trained Megalomesembrian battalion with a Gatling gun.
- Mystical White Hair: It indicates that she's not human.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: She just wants to make friends, but all her attempts to communicate with people are interpreted all wrong.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: She has been tied to her seat for more than sixty years due to reasons still undisclosed, can't leave the school grounds until Asakura got a special doll for her to possess and is absolutely terrible at being a ghost.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has waist length hair.
- Reluctant Monster: She occasionally makes halfhearted attempts to scare people, but it's obvious she'd much rather be making friends. Reminders that she's a ghost tend to be depressing.
- Shout-Out: Her Mobile Suit Human's cockpit design is this to Mobile Suit Gundam — it's exactly the same as the orignal Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank, complete with the bulky fold-out targeting computer.
- Spooky Photographs: She shows up in both a photograph and Nodoka's mind reading book, unintentionally looking really scary, even though she just wants to talk to someone.
- Stealth Pun: Her 'title' of Ala Alba Ghost Member, noted above, is a pun on her being a ghost and the ghost member of a club being someone who doesn't attend club activities and is only a member on paper.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: She is mistaken for one after Asakura takes a Scary Photograph of her. It gets to the point that they even call in two professional exorcists to take care of the problem before they finally figure out that she doesn't want to hurt anyone.
- Super-Deformed: She spends some time with Chachamaru and Negi in a chibi doll of herself.
- Taking the Bullet: Takes one of Fate's petrification darts for Nodoka and Asakura while in her doll body, which turns to stone and apparently can't be exited in that state.
- Unfinished Business: Parodied during her introduction. After learning that all Sayo wanted was to make friends, Negi and Asakura approach her and tell her that she can be friends with them, and she immediately fades from their sight. While Negi tearfully looks up in the sky assuming that she's finally left in peace, Mana, who has a stronger ghost sense than Negi, points out that she's still right there, on the same spot.
- Verbal Tic: Says desuuu in a spooky ghost voice. Because she's a spooky ghost.
- Visible Invisibility: For 19 episodes of Mahou Sensei Negima!, she's invisible to everyone but the audience.
Makie is a sweet, bubbly girl and one of the first to develop a serious crush on Negi after seeing he was seriously pursuing his dreams and not just a cute little mascot. She's an impossibly talented
gymnast in regards to her ability to utilize ribbons in her performances. She is not particularly bright, but she has a very supportive personality.
Makie was one of the stowaways to the Magic World.
Voiced by: Yui Horie
(Japanese) and Kate Oxley (English)
Akira is one of the gentlest members of the cast and particularly enjoys helping others. While most of the class is energetic and difficult to control, Akira is always calm and quiet. She's quite fond of Negi, the nature of which is left vague.
She's an excellent swimmer.
She stows away to the Magic World, where she ends up getting a great deal more focus and speaks much more than normal.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's tall, a Statuesque Stunner, very quiet and has very long dark hair.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She really loves helping people and push come to shove she intercepts Misora using superspeed and throws her into the pool.
- Blank White Eyes: When she goes berserk on the girls teasing Negi in her Day in the Limelight. She looks pretty sad while doing it too.
- Cannot Spit It Out: She can't bring herself to tell Ako that Nagi the gladiator is actually Negi in magical disguise.
- Cool Big Sis: She seems to default to a supportive big sister attitude, especially to Ako. Even Negi isn't immune, though.
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 166 is a No Dialogue Episode, as a nod to her role as The Quiet One. She helps Negi retrieve his casting focus ring. She has another one in the brief calm after the Ball where she speaks to Negi about Makie, Ako and Yuuna.
- Godiva Hair: She bumps into Negi at the bath while swimming around. Her hair covers anything too important.
- Go-Go Enslavement: She, Ako, and Natsumi are forced to wear Meido outfits and shock collars after selling themselves into slavery.
- I Know Madden Kombat: Uses her skills as a swimmer in a dodgeball game.
- Made a Slave: She, Ako, and Natsumi sell themselves into slavery shortly after their arrival in the Magical World to pay for a very ill Ako's expensive medicine.
- Matchmaker Crush: She's heavily implied to be attracted to Negi herself but is more interested in her friends getting a shot. Chamo insinuates this in Chapter 348, which she tries to deny.
- Meido: While working as a slave, she's basically a maid and has appropriate attire.
- Nice Girl: One of the nicest and kindest characters in the series.
- Not Quite The Right Thing: She can't bring herself to tell Ako that Nagi and Negi are the same person for fear of hurting her and destroying her emotional supports. Ako finds out about it on her own after she's had time to grow much more attached to Nagi, meaning she's much more hurt than if Akira had just told Ako or let Chisame do it.
- The Quiet One: Early on. She became less quiet during the Magic World arc. Heck, there was one chapter told from her perspective, and it didn't have a line of dialog.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is easily waist length. You'd think that as a swimmer it would get in the way.
- Seashell Bra: In her pactio outfit she has a seashell bra as part of the mermaid theme.
- Selective Obliviousness: Minor example. She figures out that "Nagi" is Negi almost instantly because of Kotaro's magical disguise and Negi referring to Ako as his student, but can be seen stopping herself from thinking or asking about it because the implications are pretty bad. She's not very good at lying to herself, however.
- Shipper on Deck: Pushes Negi into having a pactio with Ako, Makie and Yuuna so the first two get a chance to kiss him and that he'll take the third more seriously.
- Slave Collar: After selling herself into slavery. It can apply a shock if her owner desires, but they're not supposed to and can get in legal trouble for it. Or in literal Mama Bear trouble.
- Statuesque Stunner: One of the tallest and oldest looking girls.
- Team Mom: She helps keep order among the stowaway girls due to being the only really mature one of the bunch.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Her pactio allows her to teleport through water for distances of up to three hundred meters at once. This does not have any kind of mana cost, allowing her to use it rapidly and without tiring.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: She's quiet, supportive and surprisingly strong willed.
- Younger than She Looks: She looks at least five years older than her actual age.