After his successful manga, Love Hina, came to an end in 2001, author, Ken Akamatsu soon began working on his next work, Negima!. Just as Akamatsu's previous works, Negima! originally premiered in Weekly Shonen Magazine. At Negima's start, the set-up of the chapters was remarkably similar to that of Love Hina, mainly focusing on the ecchi harem Love Hina was so known and praised for. It is highly believed among fans that due to Love Hina's massive success, publishers push Akamatsu to write Negima in the same direction, despite his wishes to try his hand at a shonen series. Slowly but surely, over the course of the series, Negima's direction shifted more toward the fighting aspect and featured less ecchi scenes. Because of the outstanding approval by fans, Ken had free-reign to do what he wanted. Early in the production of the manga, Akamatsu began using CG background elements, for things such as crowds, buildings, and some objects. Many buildings are drawn from real-life structures all over the world, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Belfast city hall. These are rendered in 3D, then characters are drawn in and around them for the panels. Many of these models are detailed in the appendix in the back of the books.
Everyone, thank you for your long-lasting patronage. "Mahou Sensei Negima!" which has continued for 9 years, will come to a temporary stop at volume 38. By "temporary", I mean the series will be revived sooner or later. To put it like Chao, the conclusion shown in this volume is merely one of several parallel worlds. "Negima!" still has far more undiscovered mysteries that would easily surpass 100 volumes in length (lol). However, given that the multimedia franchise has met a thorough completion and that I was able to see the "B Version Ending" in the movie, I decided to depict a conclusion for the original story as well. If, in the future, you happen to see a new episode of "Negima!", I would be ever grateful if you could take it into your hands. One of your remaining questions may just melt away.