Negima Film to Tell 'Ver. B' Finale, Bundle Manga #0
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 33rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine confirmed on Wednesday that the Negima! Magister Negi Magi film will tell another official version — "version B" or "another true ending" — of Ken Akamatsu's final manga chapter.
In addition, Japanese moviegoers who see next month's double-billing of the Negima film and Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth films will receive either the exclusive "0th volume" of the Negima manga, or an exclusive manga volume of Kenjirō Hata's Hayate the Combat Butler.
Akamatsu reported on his Twitter account that the "0th volume" of the Negima manga will have an all-new 18-page side story to his original manga. It will also have production materials such as the anime storyboards he drew for the opening animation footage of the original anime DVD project.
The CD with the Negima film's theme song (as sung by the protagonist Negi Springfield and his Mahora Academy middle school class 3-A) will go on sale on August 24. R2, voice actress Ryoko Shiraishi's cover album of Negima and Hayate songs, will go on sale on August 10. Shiraishi plays both Hayate's title character and Negima's Kaede Nagase.
The double feature will open in Japan on August 27.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Image © Ken Akamatsu, Kodansha/Shin Negima!?-Bu
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