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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions The Movie: Take On Me (2018 w/DVD)/Negima!?: Complete Collection (2006 - 2007)/UQ Holder!: Complete Collection (2017/all Sentai Blu-rays)

Picture: B & C+/B+/B+ Sound: B+ & C+/B+/B+ Extras: C Main Programs: B+

And here's another strong, solid round of anime releases you should know about...

After two years of living together Yuta and Rikka have become a Chunibyo couple enjoying their school days along with their Chunibyo friends, but when Rikka's sister decide to move to Italy and take Rikka with her, Rikka and Yuta decide their only course of action is to elope/escape for real! As Rikka and Yuta take a whirlwind tour of Japan, can Yuta and their friends come up with a way to help Rikka stay?

In Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions The Movie: Take On Me (2018), Yuta, Rikka and their friends are Chunibyos - people who live in fantasy worlds pretending to to fantasy/magical characters. Ever since Yuta met Rikka he has helped her in school and to accept (some) of the reality she has been running away from. Over time, the two fell in love, but as their relationship grew, Rikka and Yuta has to decided what do they want more, to have a real relationship or to continue living in their fantasy world? But Rikka is afraid if they are no longer Chunibyos, then what do have as a couple since their relationship is built on being Chunibyos? This becomes all TOO real when Rikka's big sister decides to force her to move to Italy with her and she blackmails their friends into helping her stop/capture them. Yuta and Rikka elopement takes them all over Japan, but then Yuta decides the only REAL way to get Rikka's sister to allow her to stay ...is to propose to Rikka.

This is the final climax for the "Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!" series, will our hero/heroine finally tie the knot? This is the last movie of the series, it is mostly about the two main characters of the series, the other characters just end up as the comic relief. While you could watch the movie without have watched the series, but you would just have less character backgrounds. Extras include Japanese promo video, clean opening and closing animations and trailers, plus you can read more about the previous installments we reviewed as follows...

Original Series


Season Two/Heartthrob


Rikka Version


In (a slightly) alternate universe, Negi is a 10-year-old prodigy wizard-in-training and he is sent off to Mahoro Academy in Japan to be a teacher for 31 school girls of class 3-A. However, upon arriving, his cover is immediately blown and he ends up making 'pactio'/partnering up with the girls in his class. Now together, they search for powerful magical artifact known as the Star Crystal from the magic world in Negima!?: Complete Collection (2006 - 2007).

Negi is a young wizard-in-training and is sent to Japan to become a teacher to complete his training while searching for his long lost father. While the fact he is a wizard is a secret, it soon becomes common knowledge among the girls of his class and they join him as his 'partners' in his magical adventure to find and recover the mysterious 'Star Crystal'. Together, they battle magical and supernatural creatures to protect their daily normal (questionable) school days.

This is a retake on the Negima series, while different from the original anime/manga, the spirit of the series is the same between the characters relationships. This series is more like a side story to the real Negima story. This new version is a bit less fan service, but more comedy, parodies, omakes and breaking the 4th wall jokes. The running gag for the series is each girl that finds out the main character's true identity just ends up becoming an 'partner' to his harem. Extras include Spring and Summer OVAs.

Episodes this time include....

"What, 31 students right off the bat!" by Negi - Negi arrives at Mahora Academy and he finds out a vampire is attacking his students.

"No way, that's what you do for a probationary contract!?" by Asuna - Negi discovers the 'vampire' turns out to be one of his students, Evangeline and he learns of her past.

"Oh... So this is how you use a probationary contract" by Eva - Eva is after Negi's blood, Negi teams up with Asuna to stop her.

"Teacher... It's my first time..." by Nodoka - Nodoka discovers Negi secret and make a pactio with him.

"Security deposits and key fees are expensive in Tokyo. Wait, that's not what the probationary contract's about" by Konoka - Nodoka learns how to use her new powers. Konoka decides she wants a patio with Negi too.

"Pardon me... Might I not be excused with either the forehead or the cheek?" by Setsuna - Negi and the his partners must save Kaede, Yuuna and Chisame who has been mind controlled. After make a pactio with Setsuna they are able to save them.

"Um, I think there are good things about not being seen, but I think there are times when it's better to be seen, too" by Sayo - Negi helps Sayo the ghost girl and everyone to realize one of their classmates is a bonafide ghost.

"Sensei, please make us adults" by Fuka & Fumika - Negi and the girls enter library island only to find Fuka and Fumika and they become Negi's newest partners.

"Going camping, apparently" by Motsu/ "Why" by Shichimi - Negi and the girls go on a magic training camp. Kaede ends up making a pactio with Negi too.

"With Negi-sensei, behind my back? I shall never condone such a thing!" by Ayaka - Ayaka begins to suspect Negi's secret.

"Huh, so Baron is a kind of rose. I thought it was a kind of potato" by Haruna - Negi and the girls try to catch the Black Rose Baron. Haruna and Yue find out about Negi's secret. Haruna makes a pactio with Negi, but Yue runs away.

"Well, after much quibbling, what it all comes down to is how you feel" by Yue - Yue runs away to avoid kissing Negi, but after thinking about it she eventually reconsiders and makes a pactio with Negi, but not without the rest of the class discovering Negi's secret.

"Rather than it being a matter of you being the enemy, the issue is whether you are a nuisance to the Master or not" by Chachamaru - Negi is turned into a Chupacabra and the class is trapped in an illusionary world. Negi faces an illusion of his sister and Anya.

"Frankly speaking, in the face of magic, scientific theory is as good as nonexistent" by Hakase - Negi is returned to human form after making pactios with the rest of the girls. They manage to escape the illusionary world only to return to world where Mahora Academy is in ruins.

"The class is growing disquiet at these unanticipated turns of events" by Mana / "So they're getting loud" by Zazie / "15 points" by Mana - Negi and the girls must find out more about the Star Crystal and how to return to the real world.

"Yesterday's foe is today's friend" By Misa / "Good enough friends to have fights" by Madoka / "No doesn't always mean no!" by Natsumi - Asuna and Ayaka recalls their past relationship/rivalry.

"Natsumi, family is still the homerun king of bonds, isn't it" by Chizuru / "I don't understand what you mean at all, Chizu-nee" By Natsumi - Negi's sister Nekane arrives at Mahora Academy and they discover she is the Black Rose Baron.

"There's a bastard who get all happy and wants to spill the beans when there's a secret!""T by Chisame / "Chiu-chiu'g gonna get anger too. Mad, mad" by Chiu - Nekane decides to stay and join the girls of Mahora Academy.

"It's great to go back to being a child again and having fun. Though, I have fun without going back to being a child, too" by Kazumi - All the girls get turned into children and Negi has to take care of all of them.

"They say, bigger the blander, but that's not necessarily true in actuality" by Satsuki -Eva turns into a 50ft. giant.

"A man silently eats his Ramen Takamichi" by Takahata / "What the hell does that mean!?" by Chamo - Yue is in denial that she is in love with Negi.

"Aiya, something is strange is beginning to happen! This must surely be the end of the world!" by Lingshen - Negi discovers his childhood friend is the cause/mastermind behind the missing Star Crystal and Eva gets possessed.

"Wait, you you can't do that, Negi-kun!" by Yuna / "That's right, we're your partners!" by Ako - Negi faces off with a possessed Eva and battles her to free those she turned to stone. He ends up freeing them and makes a pactio with Eva and Chachamaru.

"Negi-sensei, it appears this is the climax" by Akira / "Let's all go home together, Negi-kun!" by Misora - Negi is trapped in a magical illusion, but with the help of the girls they are able to awaken Negi and return to the real world.

"And with that, the case is closed!?" by Narrator - It seems like everything is over and life returns to normal (questionably), class 3-A throws a party for Anya. But Negi still feels there is some dark power that still remains.

"I will not say that I am lonely! Because, I have faith that we will surely meet again!" by Negi - Negi believes his father is still alive, but now the girls of class 3-A want to join him and continue to be part of his future.

You can read more about the original series at this link...


Tota was just a country boy dreaming of making it big in the big city. Until he discovers he is the grandson of the legendary hero, Negi Springfield and discovers the world is full of magic, immortals and monsters. Now, Tota discover what Fate has in store for him, he makes friends and joins the UQ Holders, a society of immortals who fight for humanity and discover what his origins really is in UQ Holder!: Complete Collection (2017).

Set twenty years after the Negima story (see above), it continues with through Tota, a young immortal. Magic and immortals now exist in the world, BUT not everyone accept the immortals, fear and prejudice has created immortal hunters and magic is simply those in power and those who are not. As Tota joins the UQ Holders, he learns of his Grandfather's past and his legacy, including the fact that he is a clone between him and a certain girl. He discovers even a greater secret, that Negi Springfield is still alive. Still alive, but possessed by the mysterious 'Mage of the Beginning', an evil mage that has possessed the Springfield line.

From the people who brought you Love Hina and Negima (see above) now bring you UQ Holder. It is filled with fantasy, action and adventure. Currently, this anime series is only part of the story, it is only up to a point in the manga (because the manga is still coming out). Extras include 3 OVAs, clean opening and closing animation, Japanese promos and trailers.

Episodes are...

Beauty and the Boy - Tota a young boy dreams of reaching the capital. That is until he discovers Yukihime is a vampire hunted by immortal hunters. Tota becomes an immortal himself to save his friends and Yukihime.

You Can't Hate Someone You Meet Naked - Tota meets Kuromaru another young immortal and they become friends and decide to journey to the capital together.

Palace of Immortals - Tota and Kuromaru meet UQ Holder, a society of immortals who use their immortality to help humanity, but first they have to pass a test.

Invasion of the Assassins - Tota and Kuromaru's first job is to protect the slum and it's people. Tota trains in how to 'Flash step'.

Dark Magic (Magia Erebea) - Tota and Kuromaru face off against the Immortal Hunters and is just about to be defeated until suddenly Tota awakens his new power.

The Troubles of Kuromaru - Kuromaru must decide what feelings/gender he/she wants to be with Tota.

Reset and Restart - Tota meets Kirie an immortal who's power is to reset and go back in time. Kirie warns Tota that Fate Averuncus is after him for some reason.

Operation: Capture Fate - The UQ Holders manage to capture Fate... but suddenly Negi appears.

Love, Baths and Vigorous Exercise - Tota meets Mizore, who declares Tota to be her future husband.

Welcome to Mahora Academy - Tota and his friends go to Negi's old school and join a fighting tournament.

Her Love Story - Tota learns of Yukihime's past, but the UQ Holders are attack by the Mage of the Beginning and are about to lose, until Asuna appears and lends them a hand.

Adeat! Everlasting Love - With the help of Asuna, Tota and the UQ Holders are able to cause the Mage of the Beginning to retreat. Afterward Tota swears he will rescue Negi next time they meet and he confesses his love for Yukihime.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfers on all three releases look really good, but Love is a little lacking by comparison and the included, anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image DVD performs even more poorly. Negima looks much better than the previous Negima series release. All three offer original Japanese and slightly lesser English dialogue versions of the programs, but Love is ahead here in a rare multi-channel sound release from Sentai in DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix, leaving the two series with DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless mixes you can try Pro Logic-like modes on if you have a home theater system

- Ricky Chiang


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