- "There've been those in the past who haven't exactly been fond of the East, but that so few took action this time... that's something to be grateful for."
- —Eishun Konoe
Eishun Konoe (近衛 詠春, Konoe Eishun) is a character from the series Negima!: Magister Negi Magi by Ken Akamatsu. He is Konoka Konoe's father and the chief of the Kansai Magic Association. Despite his last name, he is not from the Konoe family as he actually married into his wife's family, with his birth family suggested as being the Aoyama family.
Tension Between Kansai and KantoEdit
In the backstory, both the Kansai and the Kanto Magic Association had a feud. This was because Kansai mages did not approve of Kanto mages using Western-style magic instead of Eastern-style magic. In order to ease the schism between two sides, Konoemon Konoe, who was the head of the Kanto Magic Association, made an arranged marriage between Eishun and his daughter. With this, the overt hostility ended.
However, a few in Kansai (e.g. Chigusa Amagasaki) continued in their aversion to Kanto and Western mages. Despite the attitude of Kansai mages towards the west, Eishun became best friends with a powerful Western mage, Nagi Springfield, the Thousand Master.
Great Mage WarEdit
- Main article: Great Mage War
Nagi, Eishun, Takamichi Takahata, Albireo Imma, Gateau Vandenburg, Jack Ratan, who were Nagi's comrades-in-arms, fought in a magic war that involved both mages from the East and West twenty years ago. Rather than being a mage, Eishun is actually a Shinmeiryu swordsmaster. The sword he used during his days with Nagi is the same nodachi that Setsuna Sakurazaki currently uses, Yūnagi.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Shinmeiryu: Having been formally trained in the Shinmeiryu sword style, Eishun is known to be a master swordsman of the style, being said to be one of the best in his time.