Negima! Magister Negi Magi Manga Gets 1st Stage Play in July

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Former Nogizaka46 idol Rina Ikoma stars in title role

The first stage play adaptation of Ken Akamatsu's Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga has been green-lit, and it will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater in Tokyo from July 12 to July 16. The Mahō Sensei Negima! ~Okochama Sensei wa Shugyō Chū!~ (Negima! Magister Negi Magi - The Little Kid Teacher Is in Training!) stage play will star former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma (seen below) as protagonist Negi Springfield. It is her first role after she just graduated from Nogizaka46 on May 6. Fumi Hatamasa is directing the play and penning the script.

Kodansha Comics describes the manga:

Follow the adventures of Negi Springfield, a fresh magic academy graduate, as he starts his new job as a teacher at an all-girls high school. Can he balance his teaching duties while pursuing his dream to become a great wizard like his father?

The 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.

The manga inspired the Xebec's 2005 Negima! anime, and Shaft's 2006-2007 Negima!? anime. Funimation previously released both in North America. Sentai Filmworks licensed both series in January.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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