Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Case Study No. 1608: The Library Exploration Club (student library workers)

Invitation - Welcome to the Library [Remix]
Invitation - Welcome to the Library [Remix]
Sung by: Mamiko Noto(Miyazaki Nodoka), Natsuko Kuwatani (Ayase Yue), Sawa Ishige (Saotome Haruna)
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From wikipedia.org:

This is a complete list of songs from the Negima anime and live action series. The voice actresses and the live action actresses of the girls in Negi’s class sing all the songs in the anime and live action series respectively.


Character Single Vol.3- The Library Exploration Club -Yue Ayase, Haruna Saotome, Nodoka Miyazaki
English Title: "Invitation ~Welcome to the Library~"
Japanese Title: "Invitation ~ Toshokan e irrasshai"
Time: 3:44
Artist(s): Natsuko Kuwatani, Sawa Ishige, and Mamiko Noto


From wikia.com:

Yue Ayase is a fictional character from the manga series Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, created by Ken Akamatsu.

Student Number 4
Born: 16 November 1988
Portrayed by: Natsuko Kuwatani (Japanese voice), Brina Palencia (English voice)

Yue is the cool slacker. She is often seen drinking unusual beverages from juice boxes, unfortunately her constant drinking of these juices often leads to her using the restroom quite frequently. Despite being a talented bibliophile, she hates studying and is amongst those with the lowest grades in the class, and hence is a member of the "Baka Rangers" study group (A play on the Power Rangers series and the Super Sentai genre they came from) - she is "Baka Black", and considered the team's leader. It was revealed in Volume 14, that after the death of her beloved grandfather, Yue had lost interest in the world in general and considered everything, especially studying, as pointless. She was initially disinterested in making friends, though Nodoka was the first to make an impression on her, by saying that anyone who likes books can not be a bad person.

Yue is also a member of the Library Exploration Group, often hanging around with Nodoka and Haruna (who calls her "Yuecchi"). After the Kyoto field trip, having witnessed the attack on the Kansai Magic Association headquarters, and helping out Negi figure out the clues left by his father, Yue had deduced Negi's secret about being a mage, and also about Mahora Academy's connection with mages. In Volume 7, she helps Negi in figuring out a clue to his father's whereabouts (even though the clue was ridiculously obvious). Another trip into the depths of the Mahora Library is thwarted by the dragon that lives there, though Yue swears revenge on the beast for drooling on her. She and Nodoka later ask Negi to teach them how to use magic, and Yue even suggested forming a pactio with him (though she immediately changed her mind once she learned about what was involved in making a contract from Chamo and Kazumi).

Nevertheless, Yue has learned a bit of magic by the time of the Mahora Festival. She also forms an odd friendship with Kotar? in Kyoto after his fight with Kaede. Unlike her regular schoolwork, Yue studies the subject of magic with dedication, (she spends over 3 hours a day practicing). She is a strong supporter of Nodoka's feelings for Negi and encourages her to develop a relationship with him. However, she also begins to develop feelings for Negi herself, a fact she manages to keep a secret from Nodoka until the school festival. Nodoka forgave her, and with her approval (although not with Yue's or Negi's consent), Yue became the fifth person to form a probationary contract with the child teacher. Her artifact is a set consisting of a book, cloak, and a witch's hat and broom, which is practically a Beginner's Set for all Mage trainees. Its power is gradually being revealed. The beginner set contained a book, which was recently revealed to be a magical encyclopedia that updated itself.

After the Mahora Festival, Yue and the rest of the Library Exploration Club has been invited to join Negi on his trip to Wales during the summer break. Currently, she and Nodoka are studying magical spells in Evangeline's Resort. She has found a better way to learn by using her Artifact to download the latest beginner books from various magical academies, much like the way Negi learned.

Appearances in anime
Mostly keeping her Baka Ranger/Library Club dichotomy from the manga, Yue's situation remains unchanged either in her mental abilities or in her love triangle between herself, Negi and Nodoka. Yue's romantic feelings towards Negi are more developed in this series with two episodes focusing on her dilemma both personally and with her relationship to Nodoka. The first episode, similar to the manga, focuses on her feelings in having to kiss Negi for a Pactio contract, as she speaks about her worries and concerns to various members of the class. However, while she does finally succumb to these feelings and kisses Negi for a contract, her kiss leads to the remainder of 3-A to learn of magic and many of the events for the remainder of the series.

In a later episode, after Motsu blackmails her by telling that drinking from the same straw Negi (and Chamo) used is like an indirect kiss, Yue's feelings continue to be explored in her feelings towards Negi and how Nodoka would take them. Troubling herself in trying to talk to her friend and figure her out, Nodoka and she finally come to a conclusion that they both like him, but Yue decided to keep her love for Negi to herself.

Although she does gain Pactio on her own like in the manga, it is noted that Haruna obtains a Pactio prior to her, the exact reverse of the manga. Likewise, the only two times Yue releases her is during the two mass Pactio activations. During the "Suka Incident", Yue transforms into an owl and uses Negi to help her buy one of her weird drinks from a vending machine.[4] In the final episode, Yue transforms into a maid with an arsenal of weird drinks with strange effects, many of which she tests on her friend Nodoka (who had been turned into her Suka seal form).

As an added note, Yue's hair color is switched with Nodoka's: the shy Library club member has blue hair and Yue having purple hair.

In the Negima!? Neo manga, the chapter in which Anya initially visits Mahora shows the fact that Yue wears black panties. While this may mean nothing to some people, the comment made by Haruna makes it appear that, while her body has yet to mature, she feels the same impulses as normal teenagers her age.


From wikia.com:

Haruna Saotome is the local rumormonger, manga artist, and a frequent companion of Yue and Nodoka.

Student Number 14
Born: 18 August 1988
Portrayed by: Sawa Ishige (Japanese voice), Jamie Marchi (English voice)

Like the other members of the Library Exploration Club (except for Yue), Haruna does well on school tests. She is the local rumormonger, manga artist, and a frequent companion of Yue and Nodoka. If there is a rumor going around in the class, she is usually at the root of it all. It is said that her rumor-spreading abilities are so well developed that she can spread them to the other end of the school in two hours. She eventually figured out Negi's secret at the tournament, as well as the fact that her friends Yue, Nodoka, and Konoka already knew about it. Subsequently, she interrogated them until they told her everything. As a member of the Library Exploration Club, she seems to have made it her mission to get Nodoka together with Negi, whether Nodoka wants her help or not. She also draws manga and goes by the nickname "Haru" (or "Paru", "Pal"). She occasionally uses illustrations to express ideas or feelings. She draws the "Mah? Sh?jo" ("Magical Girl") manga series, which is very popular in Mahora. She loves the idea of magical artifacts and such (due to her hobby with manga and the idea of magical girls), and even tried immediately to do a Pactio with Negi as soon as she found out (by kissing him the next moment she saw him). Like with Kazumi, Chamo has taken a liking toward Haruna and she played a part in getting Yue to make a Probationary Contract with Negi. Then with Konoka's help, she promptly took advantage of the opportunity to get a pactio for herself.

During the trip into the future, Haruna becomes more adept in using her artifact and has proven quite useful, both in combat and in diverting the enemy with her lifelike creations. As of now, she and the rest of the group have returned to the past to stop Chao from revealing magic to the world. When Chisame agreed to make a pactio with Negi, Haruna managed to push Ayaka and Makie out of the room and prevented them from learning about magic. Accompanying Negi to confront Chao, she stayed behind to help Ku Fei battle a trio of combat androids, including a prototype combat body for Chachamaru.

After the festival, she and the other Library Club members end up in the middle of Negi offering Asuna a chance to go to Wales and be his partner. After binding down Nodoka and Yue from getting away, she ends up coaxing Negi to taking her and the other two (even with their feelings for Negi nearly ruined with their interpretation of Negi's offer as a confession to Asuna) to Wales for their summer break. Forced into a corner, he accepts, allowing the Library Exploration Club to come on his new, dangerous journey.

Though she was the sixth provisional contract Negi has made, the actual pactio card has yet to be seen. While training inside Eva's resort in preparation for the trip to Wales, Haruna decided to make copies of herself in order to draw more images at the same time. Later she makes Dark Nodoka, an alternative version of Nodoka, and she had made plans to make an Erotic Nodoka too for Negi, but gets herself whacked by the real Nodoka after knowing her intentions by using her pactio.

Appearances in anime
Due to more recent manga events, Haruna became more prominent in this anime interpretation. She gains a pactio with Negi during the first half of the series, and invokes a Cosplay card that, like her manga pactio, animates her sketches to life. The only other pactio ability used is during the "Suka incident", where she turns into a penguin. She is also infamous for drawing the forms by which Shichimi and Motsu take during their investigations at Mahora Academy. Finally, she is one of the most active members of the Chupacabra club outside Asuna, consistently drawing the creature and attending meetings even if her red-headed leader makes little sense with some of their activities.


From wikia.com:

Nodoka Miyazaki is one of character from the manga series Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, created by Ken Akamatsu. The 27th student in Japanese alphabetical order of class 2/3-A, this shy, introverted bookworm falls for Negi at first sight after (literally) falling for him and tries to go beyond her emotions to win his heart. Eventually, Nodoka becomes a major ally of Negi’s team, gaining a Pactio ability in reading minds and attempting to learn magic all in the name of winning Negi, even at the possible cost of losing her friend, fellow Library Exploration Club member Yue Ayase.

Student Number 27
Born: 10 May 1988
Portrayed by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese voice), Leah Clark (English voice)

Nodoka is the shy bookworm (even her own name means "quiet," "tranquil" or "calm"). A member of the Library Exploration Group, who also helps in the book store, she spends so much time in the library that people outside the Library Exploration Group refer to her as "librarian girl" or "bookshop." (Hon'ya-chan in the original Japanese: Del Rey translates it as "librarian girl" or "Librarian-chan", and also by the literal meaning "Bookstore", while Tong Li and Chuang Yi translate it as "Bookshop") When Negi first arrived, she uses her hair to cover her eyes completely. Her current hairstyle usually leaves enough of an opening in her hair that one (and only one) eye and later both eyes can be seen, created by wearing a short ponytail. She is among the highest-scoring students in Negi's class. Despite having no interest in the opposite sex, Nodoka developed feelings for Negi after he saved her when she fell down some steps. During the second day of Kyoto field trip, Nodoka, after gaining the courage to do so, eventually confessed her love to Negi. However, due to Negi still being a kid, he didn't know how to properly respond to the confession. So he suggested that they should start off as friends, which Nodoka accepted.

Nodoka is the second student Negi makes a probationary contract with, if inadvertently (She won the "Kiss Negi" contest by accident when Yue tripped her, causing her to fall and kiss Negi). Actually, she was supposed to be the first person to make a contract to Negi (thanks to Chamo's scheme, telling Negi that she was kidnapped while putting a love letter to her from Negi himself) but was interrupted by Asuna after she discovered Chamo's true intention. Her magical artifact is the "Diarium Ejus", a diary that shows the thoughts of any person she speaks the name of. A humorous joke concerning her artifact is that her fantasies about Negi are also shown, including thoughts of French-kissing him. During the first day of the festival, she invited him to a date where she gained enough courage to kiss him a second time, after very unfortunate yet insane events. Nodoka and Yue are learning magic from Negi, though it seems that her best friend is ahead of her in terms of spell casting.

During the third day of the Mahora Festival she was part of the group that was caught in the time-trap set by Chao, along with Negi. After escaping from an alternate future she became part of the group fighting Chao's robot army in the Mars Attacks Vs Mage Order 'game'. As they made their way towards Chao, Negi was nearly struck by the time-warping bullets fired from a Tanaka robot. Nodoka saves Negi by pushing him out of the way and taking the hit. Immediately, Negi tries to use the Cassiopeia, which is the only thing that can cancel the effect of the bullets, but she pleads with him to go on because she believes that she can't be of any help to the situation. She disappears, but Chamo assures a stunned Negi that she is safe and will be waiting for him 3 hours in the future, which she does at the end of the battle.

Following the events of the Mahora Festival, Nodoka becomes concerned about her relationships with both Negi and Yue. Thanks to an incident that took place during the second day of the Festival, she has become aware that Yue also has feelings for Negi, but is afraid that these feelings will tear apart her friendship. As a result, Nodoka wants to avoid a bitter love triangle situation and wants to be sure that both she and Yue can be in love with Negi while still being able to remain friends. Unfortunately, after seeing Yue understand the problems that Negi's having during the festival, Nodoka becomes jealous of Yue and begins to question what her true desire is when it comes to Negi. After confessing to Misora about this situation, Nodoka uses the Diarium Ejus to discover what she really wants, and is shocked to see that her desire is that she wants her and Yue to be part of a threesome with Negi.

After the Mahora Festival, she and the other members of the Library Exploration Club were invited to travel with Negi to Wales. During the training arc before the trip, she furthered her studies in magic along with Yue in Evangeline's Resort in preparation. She, Yue and Konoka practiced simple telekinetic exercises, which include pushing over pencils and erasers from a distance using psychic waves. Negi applauded the three in their progress and predicted they would be ready to begin casting magical arrows within 78 hours, although it is unknown if they did.

After the initial separation in the Magic World, Nodoka travelled with a treasure hunting group until she came to Ostia. During this time, she picked up two magic items to increase the potential of her artifact; a clip that allows books to be heard instead of having to read them and a finger tool that spells out the name of any person she asks the name of, making her an extremely valuable person in battle..

Appearances in anime
Nodoka is slightly different in the anime series of Negima; initially she has a mild case of androphobia (fear of men).

As always, Nodoka is smitten with Negi at first sight and coaxed by her Library Club friends to go after him. She finds out about Negi's secret after noticing his removal of some "dark spores". Then she becomes trapped in a hedge maze trap with Negi and Asuna. There, she becomes the second girl to make a Pactio with Negi. After becoming one of Negi's partners, she began assisting Negi in various tasks relating to the search of the Star Crystal (from trying to find information about a crystal that appeared when Negi sealed a plant-like fairy to assisting him in his search for "dark spores").

Eventually, Yue and Haruna find out about the magic connection between Negi and Nodoka, after she tripped on her books in her room; and Negi used magic to break her fall. With some curiosity, they promise Nodoka to keep the world of magic a secret as long as they see an example of Negi activating her Pactio. Unfortunately, when Chamo suggests that those two make Pactios with Negi as well, Yue's reluctance to kiss Negi results in the entire 3-A class to discover Negi's secret, resulting in him turning into a chupacabra. Luckily, Nodoka (along with some of the other girls that have made Pactios before this incident) was able to convince the class to make Pactios with Negi in order to break the spell, with her then showing the benefits of having a Pactio with Negi when he activates her Pactio to find an exit from the "Star Crystal Fairy" world that the class was trapped in.

While Negi and his class was stuck in the ruined version of Mahora, Nodoka, along the rest of the Library Trio, was part of the "research" group that focused on finding a way out of this world, the significance of the three crystals that appeared whenever Negi sealed a fairy, and the connection of the girls that were possessed by the fairies to attack Negi and those students who have made Pactio with him.

When it comes to her Pactio abilities, Nodoka's Cosplay card gives her a similar diary as the manga, yet also gives Nodoka a pair of glasses to enhance her features in this form. Her Armor ability is a more powerful set of books that determine an enemy's weakness, with being somewhat of a combination of her manga Pactio item and Yue's Pactio item in the manga. Finally, she also gains a Suka form that turns her into a seal.

Though she continues her admiration towards Negi, the feelings between her and Yue are briefly explored in this series, both as friends and romantic rivals for Negi. As an added note, her hair color is switched with Yue's with Nodoka having blue hair and Yue having purple hair. Also, her hair is bouncier; and most of the time, both of her eyes are exposed. They are only covered mostly when she looks down or in her Suka form. Also, she is shown to have the amount of self-confidence she has in later manga chapters early on in this series, especially after finding out her Cosplay card's abilities to read minds, she gleefully smiled upon discovering Chamo's rather intriguing inner thoughts, and continued to read.

As for additional character traits for Nodoka in this series, Shichimi later hangs around Nodoka after she commented on how the cat was very cute. Also, thanks to an anonymous person taking a picture of her during Mahora's School Festival, Nodoka is unknowingly the most popular "web idol" on the Internet, much to Chisame's dismay.


From animelyrics.com:

Toshokan Ni Irasshai ("Welcome to the Library")

Kotae sagashiteiru nara koko e kitte kudasai
Katai youshi wo hirakeba fushigi na sekai e to

("If you find you need answers, please come here. When you open a hardcover, a mysterious world")

Saisho no ichi PAGE
Futari wa deau monogatari wa hajimaru
Ikenai kuusou ni mayoikon dara
Nukedasenaku naru

("One page is the beginning. Two people meet, a journey begins. Don't go and get lost in a fantasy, you'll be left behind")

Ima, anata ni "suki yo" tte itte ii desu ka?
Ne ...

("Right now, if I said "I love you," would that be okay? Hey ... ")

Tsuzuki yomi taku nattara koko e kitte kudasai
Hosoi shiori wo hasande nozomi no bamen e to

("If you find yourself wanting to know more, please come here. Pack up and fade into the place of your dreams")

Yubi de nazoru PAGE
Sono shunkan ni koi no arashi fukiare
Samayou tabibito ni natte shimau no
Mou modorenai wa

("Touch the pages, a storm of love in a single moment. Wandering will get you locked in, you'll never return")

Ima, watashi wo suki datte itte kuremasu ka?
Ne ...

("Right now, would you tell me you love me? Hey ... ")

Subete shiritaku nattara koko e kitte kudasai
Kishimu tobira wo oshiake douka hitorikiri de

("If you find you want to know everything, then please come here, but you'll have to open the door alone")

Saigo no ichi PAGE
Okubyou sugite sono basho ni susumenai
Daiji na EPILOGUE shoujo no mama ja
Ai ni wa narenai

("On the last page, I find myself too scared. I can't go to that place. While I'm still a girl, my precious epilogue can't turn into love")

Ne, subete wo sasagetara nani ga matteru no?
Oshiete ...

("Hey, if I sacrificed everything, would you be waiting for me? Tell me ... ")

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