Negima! #3 - Blood Feud With A Vampire

is a manga book published by Kodansha that was released on 10/12/2004

Plot Summary

Negima! Magister Negi Magi - Vol. 3 Blood Feud With A Vampire

A new class year has begun and Negi remains the teacher of this class of girls. Nights are getting dangerous and a serious threat is after Negi and the blood of the Thousand Master running through his veins.

Contents

A Word from the Author

Ken Akamatsu talks about the story of this volume and what the events mean for Negi.

Honorifics

A list and general description of many of the most common Honorifics in the Japanese language.

16th Period - The Wizard of Cherry Blossom Street

Negi passed the test as a teacher, but the first real threat to his life is lurking the streets of Mahora Academy. Rumors are spreading of a vampire attacking the girls of class 3-A.

17th Period - Her Name is Evangeline

The vampire rumors are real and she's a member of Negi's own class of students. Not only can Evangeline use magic. She has something that Negi doesn't yet. A Partner.

18th Period - A Visit from a Small Helper, Perhaps!?

Negi barely escaped thanks to Asuna. Evangeline is after his very blood and he has until the next full moon to think of something. A small helper ally arrives that could be the key to Negi's victory.

19th Period - A Man's Pledge (Maybe)

A small talking animal from Negi's past as fled....come to help Negi when he needs it most. Chamo has the key Negi needs to get a Partner of his own and defeat Evangeline.

20th Period - What? A Contract with Asuna?

If Negi and Asuna can't win against Evangeline. They band together to take out Eva's partner, Chachamaru. Can Negi actually attack one of his own students?

21st Period - An Apprenticeship

Negi is still a child and tries to run from the coming battle. Deep in the woods he runs into Kaede Negase during her ninja training. The calm beauty helps Negi find the courage within through the path of the ninja.

22nd Period - Negi in Ecstasy!!!

Negi is ready for face Evengeline. So much that he travels into the vampire's den to deliver an official letter of challenge. Only Negi finds Eva is sick and helps nurse her back to health.

23rd-25th Period - The Big Game Plan for the Huge Blackout of Academy City

The full moon is upon Negi and the battle countdown has reach zero. It's Negi and Asuna versus Evangeline and Chachamaru, but this wicked little vampire has even more up her sleeve. A true Pactio is formed and the secrets of what binds Evangeline to Mahora Academy and her hatred for Negi's father is revealed.

The outcome will change the balance of the school.

About the Creator

A brief description of series creator Ken Akamatsu.

Lexicon Negimarium de Cantu

Full list of the meaning of the spells or other Latin phrases used in this volume.

This Volume:

  • Undecim s[iritus aerials, vinculum facti limicum captent. Sagitta magica, aer Capturae
  • Reflexio
  • Frigerans Exarmatio
  • Evocatio valcyriarum, contubernalia gladiaria
  • Flans exarmatio
  • Practe bigi nar
  • Pactio
  • Sis mea pars per decem sescundas. Ministra Negi, Asuna Kagurazaka
  • Undecem spiritus lucis, coeuntes sagitent inimicum. Sagitta magica, series lucis
  • Nympha somni, regina Mab, portam aperiens ad se me alliciat
  • Manmanterroterro
  • Infernus scholasticus
  • Aer et aqua, facti nebula illis somnum bravem, Nebula hypnotica
  • Lic lac la lac lilca
  • Septendecim spiritus glaciales, coeuntes inimicum concidant. SAGITTA MAGICA, SERIES GLACIALIS
  • Nivis casus
  • Veniant spiritus aerials fulgurientes, cum fulgurationi flet tempestas austrina. Jovis tempastas fulguriens
  • Septendecim spiritus aerials, coeuntes...Sagitta magica, wries fulguralis
  • Undetriginata spiritus obscuri...Sagitta magica, series obscuri
  • Undetriginata spiritus lucis...Sagitta magica, series lucis
  • Veniant spiritus aerials fulgurientes, cum fulgurationi flet tempestas austrina. Jovis tempestas
  • Veniant spiritus glaciales obscurants, cum obscurationi flet tempestas nivalis. Nivis tempestas obscurans
  • Mea virga

Character Sketches

Character design sketches and notes for:

Evangeline McDowell

Chachamaru Karakuri

Kaede Nagase

Translation Notes

If there is something that requires alterations or a Japanese phrase/joke needs explaining. The translators explains things here.

Notes:

  • Sweet Sake
  • Ane-san
  • Garbage
  • Karaage
  • Tsujigiri
  • Sessha
  • Char
  • Baths
  • Bowing

Preview of Negima! Vol. 4

Four pages of Negima! Volume 4 in it's original Japanese form.

User Reviews
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Negima Volume 3 Review

 Loli vampires don't sparkle.
 Loli vampires don't sparkle.
Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Ken Akamatsu
Rating: 16+
Genre: Comedy / Action / School Life
MSRP: $10.95 (USD)
Contents: 10 Chapters / 224pg.
  
This is my review of Volume 3 in the Negima! series. Truth be told. This was my first purchase of the Negima! volumes. Negima finally has a real threat after his life in the form of one of his very own students. Not an average little girl, but a hundred years old vampire, Evangeline McDowell. She's a bigger threat than realized, because for her to get her freedom. She needs the blood of the man who imprisoned her here at Mahora Academy. The blood of The Thousand Master, Negi Springfield's father. The child teacher will need more than just his magic to challenge this legendary threat of the Magical World. Negi will get a talking animal friend, advise from a ninja, and his first "Partner".
 

The Good

 Chachamaru steps into the spotlight.
 Chachamaru steps into the spotlight.
This is a really well done volume in the series. Finally, all the sitcom stuff of the previous two volumes appears to be over, and we are finally into some action. That's not to say that the book loses any of the up sides. There are a lot of funny moments and what comes with any series made by Ken Akamatsu. Plenty of fanservice. The biggest different from his Love Hina series is all the action we're now getting. Evangeline is the first serious threat we have ever seen Negi deal with. She's a vampire that has been imprisoned to the ground of the Mahora Academy by Negi's own father. Forced to go through the school years over and over. Only to have to repeat it all again. Feels natural that since Negi is now a teacher there. She would take this chance to get free.
 
The volume neatly works as almost like a self contained story and neatly starts and finishes the whole fights with Negi and Evangeline. That's a huge plus to this volume. You don't need to read the previous two to enjoy this book. You will miss almost nothing by starting here.

 Don't we all want problems like this?
 Don't we all want problems like this?
The concept of the magical Partners and what a Pactio is about is explained in this volume. It's a major part of the Negima! series. The act of kissing that creates a magical bond between a mage and another person. Chachamaru really steps into a spot light here with Evangeline. I really love her character. She's so courteous and nice in every situation.

The art work is great, and the action scenes flow really well. I'm rather impressed, because Ken Akamatsu has never really been known for this action scenes. If you love fanservice. Oh, boy. Do you get plenty of it here. Tons of up the skirt and panty shots. Negi's students seem intent on getting his clothes off in this one.
 

The Bad

This manga volume is a lot of fun and it's really well contained. It's funny, and a lot of nice action. I just wouldn't recommend this to you if you don't like comedy mixed with your action. It might also turn you off if excessive nude shots of women is a deal breaker to you. If that is offensive to you. You aren't going to like this entire series. It's done well enough. It's charming and silly. I think what balances it is that the hero isn't a closet pervert who is always drooling after the girls. He's an innocent, ten year old gentleman. 

 There is a lot of this going on.
 There is a lot of this going on.
The story does lag a small bit when Negi panics and tries running away, but it seem more realistic for a boy not to handle life and death threats really well. He's well portrayed as a ten year old.
 

Verdict 4.5/5

This is a great jumping on point for the series. The comedy is really good, and the action is well balanced and drawn. Even if you are just sick of vampires at this point. It's a great book to pick up and have a laugh. The cast is energetic, we get some of the best insight to Negi's father to date, and the story is extremely well paced. It does have some landmark events.
 
 It's a great whole packages in a single volume. You can pick this one up and enjoy it completely. You don't have to buy the previous two or buy volume 4 if you don't want. If you do like it. I think this one can get you hooked. I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5.

Favorite Moment: Ch. 23 "Have you seen Evangeline?"

Least Favorite: Ch. 19 Negi's Partner hunt.

WTF Moment: Ch. 18 Negi's getting "bigger"?

Favorite Character This Episode: Chachamaru

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