The BEST Episodes of Negima!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
10-year old Negi Springfield is a wizard-in-training, and needs only to pass one more test in order to become a Master Wizard. Unfortunately, his final task is a bizarre one- to become a English teacher at an all-females boarding school. As soon as he arrives, he completely embarasses one of his students, Kagurazaka Asuna, and replaces the teacher she loves, which garners her hatred. To make matters worse, Asuna learns that Negi is a wizard,and promises to tell unless he helps her out. But, unfortunately, circumstances force them to work together to do many things, from fighting evil wizards to helping the class pass their final exam, with a lot of humor, magic, and romances thrown in.
#1 - Love and a Cough are Not Kept Secret (Amor tussisque non celantur)
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 20, 2005
To celebrate the end of the summer break, several of Negi's students hold a pillow fight in Mahora's old elementary school building, with Negi in the middle of everything.
#2 - Not For Me, Not For You, But For Us (Non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis)
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 29, 2005
Negi forms a Probationary Contract with the rest of Class 2-A so they will help him fight the demons and break the contract between Asuna and the Demon King.
#3 - Words Fly Away, Those Written Remain (Verba volant, scriptamanent)
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 11, 2005
Kazumi starts investigating about a classmate named Sayo Aisaka, whom everybody seems to not notice she is present, not even Kazumi herself. It turns out Sayo was a student of Mahora Academy during the 1940s — and is now a ghost.
#4 - A Reliable Friend is Perceived in an Uncertain Situation (Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur)
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 13, 2005
Home in the family estate for the summer break, Ayaka gets a visit, to her delight, from Negi and, to her horror, the rest of the class. Ayaka's childhood memories with Asuna are also brought up, mentioning how Asuna made Ayaka smile and laugh again after she was saddened by her little brother's death.
#5 - Nothing is Difficult for a Lover (Nihil difficile amanti)
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 27, 2005
To help Nodoka confess her feelings to Negi, Yue gives amusement park tickets to the pair so they can have a date. Yue and Asuna follow to support the two of them.
#6 - It Must Not At All Be Despaired (Nil desperandum)
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 25, 2005
With Konoka's safety already in danger, Negi, Asuna, and Setsuna, along with several other students, do all they can to save her.
#7 - Unless You Have Believed, You Will Not Understand (Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis)
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 18, 2005
Class 2-A finally make their trip to Kyoto, but a sinister group of mages sets its sights on Konoka.
#8 - Death is Certain, the Time is Uncertain (Mors certa, mora incerta)
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 22, 2005
With the help of Chao and Satomi's time machine, Negi transports himself and Chamo to 1993 Germany to know more about Asuna's magic cancelling power and discover ways to bring her back in the present. In the process, he unknowingly takes along the rest of 2-A.
#9 - I Hope the Memory of Our Friendship Will Be Eternal (Amicitiae nostrae memoriam spero sempiternam fore)
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 6, 2005
Konoka causes a ruckus with Negi, in the process making a mess and breaking Asuna's alarm clock. Negi and Konoka venture to Harajuku to buy a new clock for Asuna, not knowing they are being stalked by the Cheerleaders (Misa, Sakurako, and Madoka).
#10 - Both Weapons and Words Wound (Et arma et verba vulnerant)
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 15, 2005
Negi and the rest of Class 2-A are saddened by Asuna's death.
#11 - Love Does Not Recognize Rank (Amor ordinem nescit)
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 4, 2005
Stunned by Nodoka's confession at the amusement park, Negi ponders on how to answer it. Meanwhile, inspired by Nodoka, Asuna bakes a cake for Takamichi's birthday.
#12 - It is Difficult to Make a Joke with a Sad Mind (Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum)
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 1, 2005
Asuna is saddened when she saw Takahata together with Mahora's counselor.
#13 - When They are Silent, They are Shouting (Cum tacent clamant)
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 16, 2005
Negi receives a laptop computer from the Academy, but neither he nor most of the class know what to do with it. Upon Chamo's suggestion, he urges the class to help him build a homepage. The class's new site then competes against that of a net idol who turns out to be one of their own.
#14 - Either Learn or Leave (Aut disce aut discede)
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 23, 2005
With his stint in Mahora on the line, Negi and the Baka Rangers (Asuna, Yue, Kaede, Kū Fei, and Makie) explore Library Island's basements for a magical book that will make his five class dunces smarter for the exams.
#15 - The Appearances of Things are Deceptive (Fallaces sunt rerum species)
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 2005
Negi learns ninja skills from Kaede. Upon his return, he forms a Probationary Contract with Asuna and the two set off to stalk and face Chachamaru.
#16 - One Night Befalls All of Us (Omnes una manet nox)
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 23, 2005
Negi finally faces Evangline using his newfound skills.
#17 - Rumors Fly (Fama volat)
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2005
Chamo arrives at Mahora Academy to personally bring a letter to Negi. But this ermine's visit is for more than an errand. Chamo's real intention was to find Negi a Pactio partner.
#18 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place (A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi)
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2005
Evangeline starts her rampage against Negi as she victimizes several of her classmates.
#19 - I'll Get You, Wascally Rabbit! (Te capiam, cunicule sceleste!)
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 2, 2005
On an errand towards the Tatsumiya Shrine, Negi is guided by the Narutaki twins (Walking Club).
#20 - Where There is Harmony, There is Victory(Te capiam, cunicule sceleste!)
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 9, 2005
Class 2-A battles in a dodgeball match against some high school girls who are also smitten by Negi's looks.
#21 - We Live and Learn (Tamdiu discendum est, quamdiu vivas)
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 30, 2005
Stuck for three days in one of Library Island's basements, Negi and the Baka Rangers manage to escape. When Negi was about to leave the school, it turns out that 2-A got the second-highest score in the exams.
#22 - Every Beginning is Difficult (Omne initium est difficile)
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2005
While the rest of 2-A welcome Negi to their class, Asuna and Negi try to put up with one another now that she knows that Negi is a mage in training.
#23 - Remember you will die (Memento Mori)
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 9, 2005
Asuna starts to recall her past, seeing flames in her dream, and remembering the 10 year contract with the demon. Asuna dies.
#24 - Lovers, Lunatics (Amantes, amentes)
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2005
Realizing how little Asuna gets in respect, Negi creates a love potion that goes horribly wrong, while Nodoka begins to start feeling for her new teacher. When Nodoka was about to kiss Negi, Asuna barges in by kicking the locked door with her brute force.
#25 - There's No Place like Home (Nullus locus est instar domus)
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2005
Negi's continues to attempt (and fail) to help Asuna get higher grades, first by tutoring her as part of a study group, then attempting to "improve her physique" during a stand-off in the bath.