Things are not looking good for Negima volume 6. A recent poll has shown that the popularity of volume 6 plumited after only 2 weeks of it's release back in June here in America. The same thing has happend in several other countries and Japan when it was released there.Iin all countries combined an average of 46%, nearly HALF!, were found to dislike the volume and about 40% wanted Akamatsu to do a rewrite.
The main reason for this volume's dislikeness is the part in it where Nodoka gets turned into stone. Many people thought that after she played such in important role in both volumes 4 and 5, that to just have her be dropped and miss alomost all of volume 6 was just absolutly unnessessary, wrong, and totally unfore for her character.
I myself agree and wish for Akamatsu to do a rewrite of volume 6.