News Negima's 2nd Original Anime DVD Series Reportedly Announced (Updated)
posted on 2009-02-11 03:53 EST
The unofficial Neko to Negima! to Seiyū-san site reports that Kodansha producer Yoichi Ishimoto announced a second series of Negima! Magister Negi Magi original anime DVDs (OADs) in a Negima! event in Tokyo on Wednesday. Starting this summer, the second series will reportedly ship on four DVDs that will be bundled with limited editions of four manga volumes from Ken Akamatsu. If sales are good, there will be plans for a theatrical film adaptation. The new series will cover the Mahō Sekai story arc.
Akiyuki Shinbo will direct the animators at Shaft as he did for the first Mahō Sensei Negima! ~Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba~ OAD series. Similarly, Noboru Jitsuhara will return from the first series to design the characters and oversee the animation production process. The three volumes in the first series reportedly sold a total of 245,000 copies.
Image © Ken Akamatsu, Kodansha/Negima-bu
Update: Neko to Negima! to Seiyū-san updated the number of copies sold from the first series to 242,000.
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