Via Anime Insider: Toshimichi Ootsuki (November 2006)

Producer Toshimichi Ootsuki talks about the production of the Negima anime. Couple of interesting tidbits here; Ken Akamatsu was largely hands-off again, the anime had 3 directors at different points (one for the pilot, 2 more for each half of the anime), the swap in directors midway through the show was driven by “differences of opinion with the staff and the director”, and filling the parts of the 31 students involved a 100 voice actress audition.

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