- "From now on, it's the real deal, so be diligent and do your best."
- —Nekane Springfield
Nekane Springfield (ネカネ・スプリングフィールド, Nekane Supuringufīrudo) is a character from Negima!: Magister Negi Magi by Ken Akamatsu. She is Negi Springfield's cousin (whom he calls older sister, since they grew up together). She and her parents took the orphaned Negi in after his father disappeared.
Her gentle personality is largely based on interpretations through disjointed flashbacks, so it is hard to identify precisely what she is like. What has been indicated however is that she took on more of a motherly role in his life.
Almost nothing of Nekane's life before Negi's graduation is known.
Six years ago, when demons attacked the village where she and Negi used to live in, she was almost turned to stone while trying to protect Negi from a petrification spell, but was saved by the Thousand Master, her uncle Nagi Springfield, just in time. Her legs were turned to stone, however, and broke off.
Her legs have been restored, although it is not clear if they were magically restored, or if she wears prostheses.
- None as of yet.