Negima Film's DVD to Run 70+ Minutes with 31 Cards
posted on by Egan Loo
On Thursday, Negima manga creator Ken Akamatsu announced further details on the DVD release for the extended edition of the Mahō Sensei Negima! Anime Final film. The "Supervisor Ken Akamatsu's Cut" will run over 70 minutes — longer than the original theatrical cut, but shorter than the 84 minutes that Akamatsu had just estimated on Wednesday.
The DVD will include a pre-credits sequence that depicts the moment that the story branches from the manga's Magic World Arc to tell "Ending Concept B." The characters Rakan, Shizuna Minamoto, and Fate also appear, although Akamatsu warns that Fate's story is significantly different in "Ending Concept B." The dialogue and characters' inner thoughts have been revised to more closely match the original work.
The DVD will be bundled with the 37th manga volume on February 17. The package will also include 31 "Permanent Pactio Cards" for all the classmates with holographic fronts, gold-printed backs, and reproductions of the voice actresses' signatures. (The Narutaki sisters share one card, but Negima himself gets a card.)