As the "Budokai" Martial Arts Tournament draws to a close, Negi finds himself facing one of his own students, Setsuna, in battle. But after the strange disappearance of Takahata-sensei, and an even stranger conversation with the mysterious "Ku:nel" Sanders, can Negi pull it together to emerge victorious?
Elsewhere, student Asuna leads a group of rescuers - among them another student of magicâ€“deep into the catacombs beneath Mahora Academy. Who will receive the greater shock: Asuna in the depths below, or Negi facing his long-lost father?
Story and art by Ken Akamatsu.
*Episode #63 - Interview with Dallas Middaugh, associate publisher for Del Rey Manga