***Some spoilers may be included if you havent read up to the latest chapter!***
Special Thanks to AQS for Images and for their excellent work translating and scanlating!!!
Here is a brief list of the most important characters in the series thus far...
Asuna Kagurazaka: Main female protagonist; Negi's first Contract and roomate. Asuna is the first candidate in line to become Negi's "true" partner matching him perfectly in attitude and behavior as well as having ties to Nagi Springfield (Negi's Father) and his team (Including Takamichi). Whiel she is at times very loud and bossy she does have a soft side and can be very vulnerable at times, hiding her true feelings toward Negi from herself and others. Often times she finds herself protecting him from the other girls while at the same time being accused of trying to keep Negi for herself. Yet, despite these accusations she manages to keep level head and never showers Negi with the same type of affection that the other girls do.
In the current portion of the series acts as a leader of sorts for Negi's crew protecting and guiding them in Neji's absence; ultimately leading the charge to rescue him from the other mage after they were transported to the future by Chao. Artifacts: Fan like sword that dispells magic and a giant blade with unknown powers.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...gima/Asuna.jpg
Konoka Konoe: The daughter of the head of the Western Branch of Magic in Japan, who was also one of the members of Negi's fathers team. Konoka was born with great healing powers, yet she was kept in the dark about the magic world by her father and grandfather (Head of the East). It wasn't until she was kidnapped by a group of renegade mages that she learned about her powers and the world of mages. Since then she has begun to learn how to use her powers and has joined the team to stop Chao. Like Asuna, Konoka lives with Negi and she was also one of the first four to form a contract with Negi. Artifact = Healing Fans (North and South Wind).
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ima/Konoka.jpg
Setsuna Sakurazaki: Setsuna is a master of using Ki energy to fight her foes both human and demon alike. Orphaned as a young child Setsuna was taken in by the Konoe clan where she learned the art of the Shinmeryu and was later apointed as konoka's bodyguard. When her and Konoka were young the two would become best friends however as they grew older Setsuna began to distance herself from Konoka fearing she would find out she was half monster and detest her, forcing her to protect her from the shadows. Considering that being half monster left Setsuna with a sense of insecurity and shame, she is unable to truly act comfortably around Konoka even now as they have once again become friends.
While In addition to being Konoka's body guard, Setsuna also acts as Asuna's combat trainer teaching her in the ways of the Shinmeryu and the ways of Ki, eventually giving her the knowledge she would need to perform her Kanka abilities. Setsuna was also one of the first to suggest to form a the team to stop Chao Lingshen and was the first to confront her in battle.
Setsuna unlike many of the other girls already has preexisting knowledge of the magic world as well as having her own powers to fight with. Eventually she was convinced by Konoka to form a contract with negi, thus making her the 3rd person to ever make a contract with Negi and now one of the most powerful members of his team. Since then she has become very devoted to helping Negi whenever she can even if it means going against her own class mates to stop Chao. Artifact: Katana and Knife. Abilities: Unknown.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ma/Setsuna.jpg
Nodoka Miyazaki: Nodoka is a shy and quiet girl who rarely showed her face or spoke unless it was absolutely necessary. This shyness would of laster her entire life had she not been rescued from a particularly treacherous fall by negi. It was then that she fell in love with her new teacher and was convinced to act more boldly by her friends in order to become more attractive to him. While she has become far more outspoken with her feelings when interacting with Negi, her shy demenor still tends to holds her back when it comes to competing with the other girls. Despite this she was also one of the first people to make a contract with Negi and is now a member of his team to stop Chao. Artifact: Mind Reading Book.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ima/Nodoka.jpg
Note: Konoka, Nodoka, Yue and Haruna are all members Library Expedition Club.
Yue Ayase: Yue is a bit different from the other girls in the class. During class hours she is quiet and seemingly unintelligent, leading the baka rangers as the black ranger to boot. However in actuality Yue is one of the brightest girls in the class, often simply neglecting to study since it does not interest her. She shows her true intelligence later in the series when her and the rest of the group discover the world of magic.
While she is nodoka's best friend and main supporter in her efforts to confess her lover for negi, pushing her to go that extra mile. She somewhere along the line ended up falling for Nege, leading to an altercation between her and Nodoka. Thankfully their meeting ended peacefully, allowing the two to appologize to one another for their deceptions as well as agreeing to compete for Negi while keeping their friendship in tact.
Yue has recently begun to study magic using the spell book she gained from her contract with Negi. Pactio Artifact: Broom and Spell Book, properties for both are still unknown.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...Negima/Yue.jpg
Haruna Saotome: Ever Conniving and Inquisitive; Haruna is without a doubt Mahora Academy’s number one gossip, she is however closely rivaled by Kazumi (the reporter). Therefore keeping information about Negi and his magic roots from Haruna quickly became one of the team’s top priorities. However during the library expedition event during the Mahora Festival Haruna finally managed to force the truth out of her friends and ultimately learning everything there was to know about Negi’s power and the world of mages. Haruna then used her talents in ‘persuasion’ to gain her own pactio card and now helps Negi and the others using its power. " Artifacts: Magic Pen and Pad. Abilities: Creation of Golems via Art.[/COLOR]
Pactio Card: Comming Soon.
Chisame Hasegawa: Chisame is a very quite girl, a bit of a loner she spends most of her time at her computer entertaining her ‘fans’ with her Cosplay Website. Although she has her own ‘strange’ lifestyle she is very quick to judge those around her and often times attempts to remove herself from the ‘unusual’ people that reside in Mahora. She is also a very firm believer in reality and feels that anything like Magic and Ki are preposterous and should never be taken seriously. Yet despite her unwavering belief that there is no such thing as magic, her dealings with Negi and his crew have led her faith to waver. Eventually she joins in on the attempt to rescue Negi and return the world to the ‘normal’ place she once knew, however she is unable to return to normalcy as she was forced to make a pactio with Negi in order to stop the super hacking program initiated by Chao. It is unkown at this point what artifact she received, however it is believe that it the item in question will most likely be computer oriented (if not a computer itself.)Artifacts: Computer, Abilities: Unkown.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ma/Chisame.gif
Evangeline A.K. McDowell: A vampire and a ver powerful mage (doll master) wanted for my crimes, she also happens to know Negi's father quite well. From the outside it would seem Evangeline is a very bad person and is justly being punished for her crimes. The punishment was delivered in the form of a curse that has bound her to the school and placed under the care of the head of the west. There should we be forced to live until she learned her lesson, however it seems there were alternate reasons behind her imprisonment. After meeting Negi it seems she is begining to change and that thing Nagi hoped she would find in herself is beging to awaken.
Originally Evangeline was the shows main antagonist; attempting to kill Negi and drain all of his blood in order to break her curse. After a few defeats and some social moments it seems Evangeline has given up on harming Negi. She now trains him in magic combat and almost seems to have fallen for him like the others. At the moment she does not have a contract, but the possibilty of her forming one is very high.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...Evangeline.jpg
Chachamaru Karakuri: A robotic lifeform created to be Evangeline's Partner; the result science and magic fused together to form a sentient being. It is not known exactly how Satomi and Evangeline managed to create Chachamaru however it is believed Chao had a hand in her birth. Recently Chachamaru has begin to show signs of human emotion; be it in the form of her newfound feelings for Negi or in her devotion to her creator. That aside, Chchamaru was built for combat and has proven to be a ruthless warrior when ordered to by her master. Even if the target is someone she does not wish to harm she will carry out her duty. As for a contract with Negi she currently does not have, however she does have one with Evangeline.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...rd_dvd4_03.jpg
Ku Fei (Fei Ku): Ku Fei is a master of marshal arts and the undefeated member of the Chinese Ken Pou club. She is also Negi's physical combat trainer, instructing him in chinese kenpou and various forms combat. She also seems to have ties to Chao, once training her in combat aswell. All though she has not created a contract with Negi (Although Kamo seems to have other plans) she has joined his team in order to stop Chao Lingshen.
Kaede Nagase: Kaede is abnormally tall when compared to the rest of Negi’s class, it’s almost as if she is too old to be a member of class 2A. Although nothing is stated in the storyline it’s highly possible she may have been held back considering that she is one of the members of the Baka Rangers. Although she maybe inept when it comes to her studies, she like many of the other Baka Rangers excels in physical activities. It is later revealed that Kaede is also a Ninja, not to mention one of considerable strength and skill. Although it seems she has not quite yet perfected all there is to her techniques. None the less she has taken on Kotarou as her student and aids Negi in his quest to stop Chao, even without the use of a pactio card.
Chao Lingshen: Mahora acedemys brightest student as well as the pivotal member of most of the science oriented clubs on campus. While at first little was known about who she was or where she came from, she seemed to be wise beyond our time. Her many fantastic inventions almost made it clear that she abilities beyond that of a human being. After revealing that she was infact from the future (aswell as from Mars) and descended from Negi she set a into motion; a plot to reveal magic to the world and change the events of the future. Using her time traveling watch and the power of the world tree she has been unable to be captured. Thus a team has been assembled by Negi to stop her before she does any harm.
Kotarou Inugami: Kotarou first appeared as an adversary during the Kyoto Arch. He was a member of the team of rogue mages that kidnapped Konoka in order to revive a demon sealed by the Thousand Master several years prior. At first he proved to be more than a match for Negi, completely out maneuvering the young master. However he eventually was defeated by Negi and imprisoned by the leaders of the west. Eventually he escaped from his imprisonment in the west and traveled to Mahora, it was there that he was discovered by Chizuru and her roommates. After being taken in by Chizuru he enrolled in Mahora Academy and now serves and Negi’s only male friend and rival.
Mana Tatsumiya : While little is known about Mana's past and her origins, it becomes obvious that she has some sort of deeper relationship to the magical world. She first reveals herself during the Kyoto Arc when she joins Kaede and Ku Fei in their mission to support Negi and crew in rescuing Konok, eventually helping them to destroy the hundreds of summoned demons.
However as time would progress, it would seem the allure of money far outweights her loyalty to her teacher, thus she nows fights as a supporter of Chao Lingshen. Her mysterious talents in range combat now at Chao's full disposal, she stands as one of the greatest obstacles in Negi's path to Chao.
Pactio Card: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ana_sample.jpg
Albert Chamomile: An excentric and perveted little ferret, Albert Chamomile is by far one of the most amusing characters in Negima. Kamo is constantly plotting and can usually be found at the center of any and all of Negi's women trouble. Often times manipulating the girls around him in an attempt to further build 'Team Negi' and increase the over all number of contracts in Negi's possesion while still feeding his own perverted desires. While little is know about where Kamo originally comes from and let alone what he may have done to become an ermine (If he wasn't always one) it seems as if he has endless amount of loyalty when Negi and never fails to provide knowledge of the magic world when needed. Thus all of his quirky and odd talents have made him a crucial part of Negi's newly founded team.
Chizuru Naba: Comming Soon!
Contract (Pactio) Cards:
***Some of the cards listed here are either not in the show(yet?)or are from the beging of the series when the 'fake Negi's' aided by Kamo made a whole set of fake/broken cards***
Ayaka (Class President): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...gima/Ayaka.jpg
Fuuka & Fumika(The Twins): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...gima/Twins.jpg
Other Pactio Cards: