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* StudioHop: The ''Negima'' anime was initially licensed for a North American home media release by Creator/{{Funimation}}, before switching to Creator/SentaiFilmworks.

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!!Specific Tropes:
* AdaptationOverdosed: ''Negima!'', ''Negima!?'', ''Negima Neo'', ''Negima!!'', and assorted [=OVAs=]. Thanks to the constant {{Continuity Reboot}}s, nothing but the [=OVAs=] have covered more than a small fraction of the manga.
* AdaptationSequence: This Manga > alternative retelling OVA > [[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason alternative retelling anime]] > alternative retelling Manga (which outlasted the anime it's based on).
* BetterOnDVD: The first anime suffered from [[OffModel questionable quality]], and a number of scenes (and in some cases entire episodes) were redrawn when the series was put on DVD.
* CashCowFranchise: With all the spin-offs and merchandise, the series has been a huge moneymaker for Kodansha.
* CrossDressingVoices: Creator/RinaSato as series lead, Negi, in the Japanese version.
* DawsonCasting: Most people in the Live Action Adaptation seem far from their supposed age.
* DoingItForTheArt: The tankobon extras reveal just how much effort Akamatsu-sensei and his team put into this manga.
* ScheduleSlip:"''Negima'' will be taking a break next week" "Negima will be taking a break next week" "Shonen Magazine (which ''Negima'' is in) will not be sold next week" "Negima will be taking a break next week" Repeat ''ad infinitum''.
* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: The series' rather abrupt ending is the result of Creator/KenAkamatsu dropping the series in protest against his publisher's attempt to take ownership and copyright of the series away from him. The publishers may have given up quickly, but Akamatsu seemed to have been tired of the series anyway, thus the inclusion of elements that could only be considered spiteful towards the ''fans'', like sinking every Neg-related ship and giving several characters like Chisame completely ambiguous and hotly contestable epilogues... That is, [[spoiler:until he decided to tie up some, but not all of, the many loose ends via [[Manga/UQHolder the sequel]].]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The ''[[CircusOfFear Nightmare Circus]]'' subplot was planned during the [[SchoolFestival Mahorafest]] but due to the already extensive plot-line it was scrapped. Given that it kept Zazie mysterious until [[spoiler:her reveal in the Magic World]], this might've been a good thing.
** Judging by Negi's class roster at the end of the series, there were many more storylines that were likely dropped due to the abrupt end of the series.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://negima.wikia.com/wiki/Negima!_Wiki The Negima! Wiki]].

!!General Trivia:
* Misa Kakizaki's light-brown-turned-violet-hair was the only case in the series of an AdaptationDyeJob getting it right. Akamatsu originally intended her hair to be that colour, but wasn't able to portray it with the tankobon's limited colour palette.
* Negi's pactio card number is 496, which is the sum of the numbers 1 through 31. It is also the third perfect number (it is equal to the sum of its factors).
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Godel Kurt Gödel]] was an Austrian-American mathmetician and philosopher. Similarly, "Jack Rakan" is really "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Lacan Jacques Lacan]]," with the spelling mangled by round-trip translation.
* Chigusa Amagasaki, BigBad of the Kyoto arc is named after one of [[Creator/KenAkamatsu Akamatsu's]] assistants.
** As is the case with Keiichi Yamashita, the "3D-jujitsu" practitioner from the Mahora Budokai who Evangeline handily defeated.
* The Kiyo-mizu temple seen in chapter 29 is a real temple in Kyoto which is famous for having a mixture of Buddhistic and Shintoistic styles. From the drawings it is very clear that Akamatsu has been there as the drawings are faithful to the real temple and its surroundings.
** It was in ''Manga/LoveHina'' as well, complete with "Jumping off Kiyomizu stage" saying.
** Akamatsu likes incorporating famous architecture into his art; check Negima's entry under RealPlaceBackground for more examples.
* Many of the Web sites in the series are completely fictional, and several others are BlandNameProduct versions of real sites (e.g. 2channel). The domain of these sites is [[http://www.ailove.net/ www.ailove.net]], Ken Akamatsu's personal site. However, several real sites have been featured at their actual [=URLs=]. For instance, Chisame used the [[http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ Perseus Digital Library]] in Chapter 121 to look up information on mages.

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