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    Saithan is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    correction, the japanese translation of the word Negi uses is "onee-chan" which as we all know can be used to anyone who is older than you, and since this is a japanese manga, and Negi being a little brat at the age of 4 (?) calls someone who is around 12+ age for sister, very normal, if you doubt me watch "Aishiteruze Baby" and listen to how the little kid talks to her cousins, (fyi, she says, "Kippe Onii-chaan").

    SO, I'm sorry to disappoint you but Negi is an only child.

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    Not necessarily. We know Negi does have a relative (those chapters in volume 8 prove it) and I would think that if she really were his cousin it would be mentioned somewhere (as Del Rey seems to think).

    Just another thing... Negi's from Wales... and speaks English. Assuming that conversation took place in English (just assuming; it might not have), why would he use "oneechan"? We don't have a similar term in English (except for the actual term of sister, but it's not used in that way). Just a thought. =P

    I don't think Negi and Nodoka would make a good couple. They just don't seem to have whatever good couples have. There's none of that comfort that tends to exist between good couples... although maybe I'm just missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon
    Not necessarily. We know Negi does have a relative (those chapters in volume 8 prove it) and I would think that if she really were his cousin it would be mentioned somewhere (as Del Rey seems to think).

    Just another thing... Negi's from Wales... and speaks English. Assuming that conversation took place in English (just assuming; it might not have), why would he use "oneechan"? We don't have a similar term in English (except for the actual term of sister, but it's not used in that way). Just a thought. =P
    The argument about "he's from Wales" has been used before and the counter argument is simple, it's a "manga" and the author/artist is a Japanese, and the manga is meant for japanese, so he's going to use terms that fits best with the mentality of Japanese. Like you pointed out English doesn't have a word that covers the japanese "oneechan" term or the Oji-chan/-san term either.

    I doubt that you (if you were the author) would use terms the Americans or Brits are unfamiliar with. You tell a Brit, "She's my sister", he'll probably think, "Oh, nice siblings", but that doesn't have to be the case. Nor does it have to be the case, but I think I might understand why Del Rey has translated it as his "cousin" you see, Asuna makes a comparison between them, and since Negi is Nagi's only child, that would make Nekane a relative from Del Rey's point of view. Then what about the questions that comes to mind ?

    If Nekane and Negi are relatives, and they are "cousins", why haven't we seen Nekane's father/mother (could he be the petrified statue that was Zoomed at in ch65, page 15?) anyway notice that Negi calls the petrified statue for Oji-san and the old man (stan) for Oji-chan.

    It's really hard to discern whether there are any "relatives" or not the old man says that he had promised to take care of Negi, which could explain Negi staying with the old man (don't know which of the Oji's it is) and if Nekane is that old man's daughter, then it's normal for Negi to call her "onee-chan" since he stays with them, and he grew up knowing Nekane as a "sister".

    Well, the thought proces is complicated :P, but the clues are there if you care to follow them and keep in mind that it's a manga you're reading and not a marvel comic.

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    The Wales part was just a random thought, not my reasoning.

    There really is a lot we don't know... there are a lot of missing details and such that don't really fit in translation, but I don't really find it plausible that Negi and Asuna are siblings at all... that's basically my point. Aside from hair colour (which is hardly anything to go by in manga or reality), they really don't share any other traits... and don't you think someone would have commented on family resemblance before?
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    He also calls Nekane his cousin at times though, which could just be the translation from Del Rey, I haven't read back to all the scanlations of those volumes out in Del Rey form yet ... I am not sure what she is, though it is possible she is his real sister.

    I've always wondered if Nekane and Asuna aren't related. A lot of "family resemblances" have been noted by Negi, they look and smell a lot a like for the two major ones. Asuna seems to have strong magical power and we know she has travelled with Nagi from one of her own flashbacks or dreams which (leaving the anime explaination aside for a moment) could show she does indeed come from a magical family. She was brought to the school when young which might or might not have been a coincidence since it was the one place she could be safe from whatever magic is out there and yet surrounded by it at the same time ....

    As to Negi's mate though, part of me wonders if the young girl his age (blanking on her name but she gave him his first practice wand) isn't going to come out of nowhere especially with what is currently going on in the world in the recent chapters and become a possibility for a mate. Sure we haven't met her yet beyond little flashbacks but just a thought since there are a few otehr characters that have vanished she might reappear at the same time one of them does after this part of the story arc.
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    maybe negi will clone himself and raise the clone as his son, and his son/clone will then have descendants

    edit- wait a minute, that brings up questions about Nagi, who is negi's mother? does he even have a mother? is he a clone himself?!
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    I've always wondered that too, is Negi perhaps Nagi stuck as a child or something, no one else thinks so, but where is Negi's mother? for the longest time I thought it was her Negi was trying to protect but suddenly that was not his mother but his sister/cousin.

    Anyway also thought Ayaka as unlikely as it seems might make a good mate (someday) for Negi. Why, not sure.
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    Just shows how little you know and that includes us all, and until Ken tells us we won't know.

    I think most of the girls have potential to become Negi's partner, though Nodoka, Yue and Evangeline are exceptions. I simply don't like the idea of them as negi's partner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saithan
    Just shows how little you know and that includes us all, and until Ken tells us we won't know.

    I think most of the girls have potential to become Negi's partner, though Nodoka, Yue and Evangeline are exceptions. I simply don't like the idea of them as negi's partner.
    hows nodoka an exception
    so far she actually has the greatest chance to be negis partner
    think about it 2 dates and a kiss, negi even wanted to tell her that he liked her but Yuecchi made sure that didnt happen (i love it when Yuecchis being evil ^_^)

    and with 137 even eva has a chance now

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    I don't know the age with Eva might be the issue, that and she once loved Negi's father....
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