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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Both Negima TV Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Negima!, Negima!? both previously licensed by Funimation

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the 2005 Negima! anime and the 2006-2007 Negima!? anime. The license includes home video, television, and digital rights.

Ken Akamatsu's original Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga ran from 2003 to 2012. Del Rey Manga began publishing the manga in North America, but Kodansha Comics took over publishing duties for this title and others in 2010.

Xebec's Negima! anime adapted material from the manga's early volumes, with a focus more on the manga's romantic comedy story as opposed to the magic battles, and contains an anime-original ending. Shaft's Negima!? anime, from director Akiyuki Simbo, told an alternate storyline that also diverged from the manga.

Funimation previously released both in North America.

Akamatsu's sequel manga UQ Holder! also inspired an anime, which Sentai Filmworks has licensed. The series aired last fall and streamed on Amazon's Anime Strike.

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