This series follows ten year old Negi Springfield from Wales who gets a job teaching a class of teenagers at Mahora Academy an all-girls school in Japan. This is the final test for the young wizard in training as Negi must try to be a good teacher as well as keeping his magic secret. Negi isn't the only one with secrets though as many of the girls in his class and the Academy itself have their own secrets.
I am quite a fan of the `Negima!' manga and although this anime series doesn't live up to the original quite as well as it could, it does have its moments and is enjoyable in its own way. The series doesn't really find its feet for the first few episodes but once the Evangeline story arc starts the series does seem to settle down somewhat.
The series does have quite a few problems but the worst has to be the quite poor English dub which has some truly awful British accents and can be quite annoying at times and although the animation is generally okay there are a few annoyances.
Although some parts are out of sequence and others are greatly curtailed storyline is good and keeps reasonably close to the manga until the final few episodes of the series. The final four episodes, although they do deviate from the manga storyline heavily, are actually quite good and surprisingly emotional in places even if the series finale does go a bit over the top in places.
Overall this series is good but doesn't live up to its potential the series is nonetheless quite entertaining although, as with many anime series, the manga is far superior. I feel that the series disserves somewhere in the region of three and a half stars.