Negima! Magister Negi Magi, known in Japan as Magical Teacher Negima! (魔法 先生 ネギま!, Mahō Sensei Negima!?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Akamatsu (known for his best selling title Love Hina). Published by Kodansha and serialized in Shōnen Magazine in Japan, it was also being translated into English and published by Del Rey Manga in the United States and Canada prior to Kodansha establishing a U.S. division. The series is licensed for English-language distribution in the United Kingdom by Tanoshimi.
An anime adaptation, produced by Xebec, aired in the first half of 2005 and is being released in the US by Funimation Entertainment. Additionally, two OVAs have been released, produced by Shaft and GANSIS, who had produced an alternate retelling of the series, Negima!?. The third set of OVAs, called Mahō Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba was bundled with Mahō Sensei Negima! volume 23, 24 and 25 and spanned from chapter 176 to 183 of the original manga. The fourth set of OVAs, covering the Journey to Magic World arc, was bundled with the original manga starting with volume 27 on September 17, 2009. An animated theatrical movie feature called "Mahō Sensei Negima! Anime Final" was released in Japanese theaters on August 27, 2011 as a double-bill with Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth. The movie concludes Journey to Magic World arc.