Pettanko Thursday – Makie, Nodoka, Konoka

Sasaki Makie (佐々木 まき絵)

Out of my love to Akamatsu Ken’s works, I feel obliged to do yet another Akamatsu Day, now being Day 3. There still are a few characters in Mahou Sensei Negima that can be considered as almost not developed at all. Furthermore, they themselves are concerned about their sizes, and that is another thing that makes a girl pettanko. Without the under-development complex, it’s just not a true pettanko. But I have decided that for the sake of Pettanko Thursday series, in order to expand the choice of characters to introduce, I will include even the girls without that concern.

Sasaki Makie (佐々木 まき絵)

Our first girl in the spotlight today is Sasaki Makie (佐々木 まき絵). Another classmate of Yue and others from the last installment, her no. in class register is 16. She is quite childish and very energetic. Her best skill is the rhythmic gymnastics, where she really excels. Her handling of ribbon is particularly amazing, as she is able to use it for a lot of things you wouldn’t expect. For example, she can use it for picking up things that are out of her reach.

Makie is also a member of Baka Rangers, and her color in the group is pink, so she’s “Baka Pink”. Unlike in Yue’s case, Makie’s cause of her poor grades is simply her own stupidity.

Sasaki Makie (佐々木 まき絵)

Like many other classmates of her, she has an affection for her teacher, a magus in training, Negi Springfield. But she doesn’t really feel it is love. It’s more that she just thinks that he is very cute and maybe she wants to be like an older sister to him. A sister who would play a lot with him.

In anime, she is voiced by none other than Horie Yui.

Bust size: 72 cm

Miyazaki Nodoka (宮崎 のどか)

Miyazaki Nodoka (宮崎 のどか), no.27 in the class. She is a shy girl, who enjoys reading and spends most of her time in the library or the bookstore. Due to this hobby of hers, she was given a nickname “honya-chan” (bookstore girl). She is one of the best students in her school, and she is knowledgeable about a lot of various things from reading. An obvious sign of her shyness is the fact that she often covers her eyes with hair. But she shows her eyes when she gathers the confidence to do or say something.

Miyazaki Nodoka (宮崎 のどか)

Her closest friend is Ayase Yue, who she is in the Library Exploration Club with.

When it comes to feelings for her teacher, Nodoka is not an exception. Even she has a crush on him, and in her case, it seems to be a bit deeper. Though, she, of course, is not good at expressing her feelings. And if it weren’t for Yue, Nodoka would probably never gain the courage to tell him anything.

Miyazaki Nodoka (宮崎 のどか)

Nodoka’s bust size: 78 cm. As well as Yue, she shows some disappointment of her own growth.

In both anime adaptations, she was lent the voice of Mamiko Noto.

Konoka Konoe (近衛 木乃香)

The last one today is Konoka Konoe (近衛 木乃香), number 13 in the class register. Although she is not a pettanko by character, her measurement classifies her as a flat-chested girl. She is very cheerful and a little bit naïve. Her hobby is fortune telling, but her predictions are just fabricated fantasy stories in most cases. However, her father is a chief of the magic association in Kansai region, and her grandfather is the dean of Mahora Academy.

Konoka Konoe (近衛 木乃香)

Despite her airheaded expression, her grades at school are one of the bests in her class. You just can’t judge by the appearance.

She’s known one of her classmates, Sakurazaki Setsuna, since childhood. However, due to a certain incident, Setsuna has been avoiding any contact with her, but she has been keeping an eye on her from distance.

Konoka Konoe (近衛 木乃香)

Konoka’s bust size: 73 cm

Seiyuu in anime: Nonaka Ai

Now, this really is the end of Akamatsu sequel. Next time, we’ll take a look at some other series.