- "Ground control, what's going on down there? We have to stop those droids!"
- —Professor Akashi, during Mages vs. Mars
Professor Akashi (明石, Akashi-sensei) is a character from Negima!: Magister Negi Magi by Ken Akamatsu. He is Yuuna Akashi's father; he is constantly doing research on various magical phenomenon, particularly those encountered by Negi Springfield.
Both he and his late wife know of the magical world, though their daughter doesn't know of magic or that her teacher is a magician.
Almost nothing of Professor Akashi's life before his faculty position at Mahora Academy is known. It is known his wife passed away and he then removed the knowledge of the magic world from Yuuna's mind to protect the girl, as he had interpreted Yuuko Akashi's final wish to protect their daughter as such.
At some point, Akashi took a position at Mahora Academy as a mage teacher.
Mages vs. MarsEdit
- Main article: Mages vs. Mars
Professor Akashi ran the mage defense at the church during the "mock" Mage Order vs. Mars Attacks battle.