News Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Ala Alba Promo Streamed
posted on 2008-06-03 13:14 EDT
The Japanese publisher Kodansha has posted a promotional video for the Mahō Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba video series that will be shipping with the next three Japanese volumes of Ken Akamatsu's Negima manga. The promotional video for the first volume emphasizes the media crossover aspect of the project and Akamatsu's overall supervision of the production. The manga creator is involved with the anime's planning, story concept, and story supervision. Director Akiyuki Shinbo (Mahō Sensei Negima! OVAs, Negima!?, MoonPhase), character designer Minoru Mihara (animation director of Negima!? and episodes of Super GALS!), music composer Hajime Kikuchi (theme songs from True Tears, Noein, Himawari!), and the animation studio Shaft (Negima!?, Hidamari Sketch, MoonPhase) are also working on the project.
The promotional video uses the project's theme song "Happy Material Return" and notes that the characters Kotarō (Marina Inoue) and Ku:nel (Daisuke Ono) have joined the cast. The first DVD volume ships with the 23rd manga volume in Japan in August. The first bundle will include a special box for the entire series as well as a Pactio Card of the character Kazumi Asakura. The second DVD volume will ship in November, and the third will ship in February of 2009. The "Happy Material Return" song will be released on a CD with the songs "Kagayaku Kimi e" and "A-LY-YA" on August 27.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Image © Ken Akamatsu, Kodansha/Negima-bu