you have a point in that by some popular manga start simple..naruto started less paced than how it is now, but u could see some signs it would grow and stuff....MSN was created by ken-probly because of love hina it was expected to be the harem kind of manga with a twist-negis magic and that was all about it. and that was how it was at the beginning...so to a lot of ppl it was probly not going to change later in the future. if they showed a hint of something like about asunas past or what happened to negi like around chapter 10 or something. Most of the mangas that have steady animes...games and stuff, r more shounen than love hina... the OVAs that have been recently released r uber cool(some have a lot of fanservice but cool anyway)..imagine how cool the festival arc would have been in anime.
Then consider making your own work, or adaptation of this manga. It looks you have some pretty good ideas from where you would like a story to develop. I mean this most sincerely and honestly (reading this right of the bat from someone who gets flamed by a lot reads this and thinks I am making a mockery of your thoughts and ideals as if the world would accept, but you never know until you try). I would like to see something like that actually see spur, if it does.... Mmmmh....
(I guess it is evil of me knowing much of literacy techniques of these times, I seem bored.... I wonder how it was like to live at the time Frankenstein was published en masse....)
As I am not native speaker I have rewritten this about 8times so this time I'll try to stick to the points I wanted to make =)
When you write a story it has to have some Idea and some form.
And if you try to look at MSN bit more closely you'll see that all parts have a reason to be there.
Those first 15 chapters (or so) are mainly for introducing setting and characters to readers. And for building up relationships among the characters. So I doubt it would be better if it started with full-blown action.
I don't know, but I suspect that Ken wanted to draw battle manga for some time (or possibly from the beginning) - after all ... his works before MSN were always romances. I think that this might be another reason for the slow start... I don't know what kind of person he is, but if I were in his place I too would start carefully and slowly work the action in to make sure not to ruin it.
festival arc would be imo too pricey to be made well...
I mean - when you think about the final showdown against Chao... there were thousands of robots, and we all know that if it was not detailed enough, it would be huge disappointment, and at the same time if it was detailed and well drawn - it would cost fortune... I mean even in popular TV anime you might notice that background is often static even if there are characters - they just stand there with unchanging expressions... i personally don't like this so if the same was in that final battle scene it would look cheap
there are parts when you can see hundreds of robots... which should be moving... for example when they're comming out of the lake .... imagine how detailed (therefore pricey) it would have to be if you wanted to see water flowing down on every bot in that 3thousand army.. or when they march at those defence posts... it's not something you can fund just like that...
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So I read it like you guys reccomended and I find that as soon as the kyoto trip begins it gets awesome!
The reason that Negima started out the way it was wasn't because of Akamatsu, but rather the editors and administrators at the magazine. Akamatsu wanted to do an action series, but because of the popularity of Love Hina, they told him to do another comedy harem. That's why it started that way, so that he could change it to what he wanted later.
The chief complaint against the manga seems to be the first 3 volumes which are completely and utterly atrocious. Had MSN had a stronger beginning, it probably would have been better known. That, and had they not butchered the MSN anime one too many times.