Ch. 224 proves that Negima is only getting better than I had expected. Ken is giving us one heck of a roller coaster ride. The pages up until Kotario's arrival were exciting to read. Jack and Konoka being fool by an illusion temporary.
Then Ken throws in humor. Yue and her fellow Valkyries are not treating their duties very seriousily. Emily is serious with the mission.
Still Ken is leaving us hanging. We don't know where is Anya. She is likely with the Mystery Member. What has been happening with Takamichi, Donnet, and Mana since Ch. 195? Takamichi seems likely to be in touch with Racan. We have to wait until the latest ride to end.