Guidelines For Using My Translations
[Insert text: Fate's absolute confidence of victory! Will the invincible Rakan be defeated...?!]
Rakan: I can't... // ...defeat you?
Fate: Indeed... / It is impossible.
Rakan: (He's not bluffing... // Hell, he's never been the sort of guy to sink to that kind of thing.)
Fate: Jack Rakan... You are truly strong. Indeed, your strength is comparable to that of the Thousand Master. // ...I find myself unable to determine whether that strength is "real" or merely a "bug". / Nevertheless...
Mahou Sensei Negima!
Period 271: Crisis! The Legendary Mercenary Swordsman
[Insert text: This ultimate battle... reaches its climax!!]
Fate: I would like to express my personal respect for your power. / Illusion or otherwise.
Rakan: (A staff... no, a key? I guess this is his trump card... // Now then, what...)
Rakan: (No... // Forget thinking. // Let's just do this!!)
[no text just this is pretty epic]
Rakan: Nngg...hh... // Hnghh!!
Rakan: HAAHHH! // (Nh?!)
Rakan: (What is this sensation?!) // Nnghh! // (Must be because of this thing!! // That's his trick dealt with!) // Nghaaahhhh!! // (This is it!! Fate Averruncus!!)
Rakan: Point-Blank, All-Out!!! // RAKAN IMPACT!!!
People: Aaaahhhh!! // Whaaaa?!
Homura: No way... Fate-sama!!
Shirabe: Such incredible power... / [aside]it's like one of those scientific bombs I hear they have in the old world...[/aside]
Fate: Sorry 'bout this, kid. // Looks like I've stolen your rival. // Well... no need for you to wipe my ass, after all... // (...?!)
Rakan: This is...
Fate: Welcome, Jack Rakan. // Care for a coffee?
Koyomi: E... Eh? Where are we?
Shirabe: E - Even our clothes? / [aside]when did all this...[/aside]
Rakan: You... // (Is this a Phantasmogoria? No... this sensation is different...)
Fate: Indeed. This is no illusion. // This place is every bit as real as our battle just now. // Or perhaps... // ...it would be more accurate to say... // This world in its entirety was an illusion... // ...from the very beginning.
Rakan: (Did he get me with something without my noticing? ...No, that's not right. // This sensation... it's the same as before. It's something different... somehow... familiar... // Tch... whatever it is... // I don't like it.)
Fate: ...Beautiful, isn't it? // Such a shame that this place was destroyed in the flames of war. / It happened, let's see.. yes... forty years ago.
Fate: The same year you made your debut as a slave gladiator...
Rakan: This fight isn't over. / So quit looking into other people's pasts.
Homura: Ah... What?! What's going...
Shirabe: Koyomi... did you use your Horaria Porticus?
Koyomi: I... I didn't do anything!
Rakan: (What's... going on here? I know I was just standing there with my hand on his shoulder... // When did my clothes change? When did I sit down? When did I pick up this cup of coffee? Illusions, memory manipulation, time manipulation... I'd know if it was something like that. This is different.) // You... // (This sensation... I know it...) // What did you do...?
Fate: I enjoyed our battle. // But I have a task to fulfil. / As such, I have made use of the one absolute power that you cannot hope to oppose.
Fate: The Magic of the Beginning and End of the World. // "Rewrite".
Rakan: ("Beginning and End"... That's...!!)
Fate: You may have called me a doll, a mere puppet of my master, but in fact... // ...you too are as much a puppet as I. Sad though it may be.
Fate: A puppet cannot defy the puppetmaster.
[Text: Code Of The Lifemaker!!]
[Insert text: Faced with an ultimate power beyond the realms of imagining, what will Rakan do...?!!]
[Bottom text: Next issue, Negima will be taking a break so that the author can collect data. See you again in Shonen Magazine Issue 1, on sale Wednesday 2nd December!]