Disregarding the obvious reason of how this can disrupt the main appeal of the manga - cute little boy "winging" (Sekirei *hands-down*) onee-sama(s) - what is the time frame progression rate appears to be thus far? Would very much appreciate any information on this before I pick up this series. Thanks!
didnt negi start teaching the class just after the 3rd year started and now there have summer break..... (says this with out having a clue when japaness school years start and finish and when summer break is in the year.... lol )
Time frame doesn't mean much in this manga because of two obvious reasons 1 - everyone is using grow pills which can alter their age (grown-up boys, loli girls) 2 - They are spending much time outside of common time-space
and, to be honest, mentally Negi is at least 30-years-old and it is not clearly stated that magical world time = real world time, so anything can happen in coming chapters.
many characters look older than they are. many look younger than they are.
in real life i knew people who were 15 who looked over 21, and bought beer uncarded and i know people now who are 23 and could pass off as a 5th grader.
now before a person hits puberty, they change very little on a year to year basis. and because negima only at MOST happens over a 2 year period of time (for negi) and negi was what? 9 when the manga began, and is now 11 or 12 at most?
the change isnt great enough or wouldn't be great enough in real life, to represent, and the only real changes are the refinement of the art style, and slight growth in negi.