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Eternal Negima is a fanime by YouTube user EternalNegima225.

The 11 episode show (of which only 4 have been released so far) is a loose retelling of the metaseries Negima! Magister Negi Magi (The show itself seems to use a mishmash of the first TV series and the manga's canons.) While there are many differences compared to the source material the show draws from, the most noticeable is that all of the characters except Negi, Kotaro, and Fate have been replaced with either the creator and her friends or original characters.


Similar to Tokyo Crystal Mew, the show is best viewed on the Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga. As the comments left by various people (mostly 4channers) add to the viewing experience.

This fanime contains examples of:

  • The Ditz — Emily and Kaitlyn (who mistakes Kotaro for an actual dog)
  • Do It Your Self Theme Tune — The opening in the old episodes is a karaoke (and translated) version of Kusumi Koharu's "Balalaika". The new ones just use the regular version.
  • Evil Twin — Marissa, Ashley's sister. (Who, like Evangeline, wants to suck her blood for a, so far, unexplained reason.)
  • Flat Character — There are 20 girls listed in the opening credits. Most of them haven't even shown up yet. Those that have, aside from 3 or 4 characters, tend to only get one or two lines and no character development.
  • The Remake — The episodes are being redone to remove the copious use of traceovers and karaoke.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad — Ashley, the creator's self-insert. (A few commenters on Nico Nico even joke that the show's name should be changed to Eternal Ashley.)


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