UQ Holder! Mahou Sensei Negima! 2

UQ Holder!

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Synonyms: Yuukyuu Holder, Eternal Holder
Japanese: UQ HOLDER! ~魔法先生ネギま!2~
English: UQ Holder!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2017 to Dec 19, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 7746277,462 users)
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Ranked: #42272
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Popularity: #1095
Members: 188,203
Favorites: 368

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Preliminary Spoiler
Dec 18, 2017
As much as I’d like to enjoy a return trip back to the Negima universe, I can’t help but wonder why this anime even exists. Watching Uq Holder is like reading an incomplete book, one that has unsalvageable mistakes. It’s as if the producers gathered together at the last minute to procrastinate this like a school project. Don’t me wrong though. This show would have a lot of potential if the staff and directors actually had an elaborate plan. Unfortunately, it ended being broken in ways that can’t be repaired.

I’ll address this early so anime only viewers won’t shake their heads in disappointment and regret ...
Dec 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Ken Akamatsu is one of the best mangaka I have ever seen. He took the worst two worst combined genres being Ecchi and Harem and manages to them good. Ken Akamatsu has known its attention to detail to developing its characters from main to even side characters. His works still intrigue me to this day thanks to his manga series being well written, well-paced, engaging, funny, and enjoyable to read.

For me Ken Akamatsu is a legendary mangaka.

However Ken Akamatsu works gets an anime Adaptation thing doesn’t quite as well. In fact, his works don’t really translate well into anime. For example, the Love Hina manga ...
Dec 18, 2017
Nostalgia hits us come the Fall of 2017 with another of Ken Akamatsu's work in the form of a spinoff of the Negima series, UQ Holder!. Does it hold up?...or will the high level of nostalgia disappoint us?

For LA, the Negima series is in a weird place for LA in terms of nostalgia all things considered. One is that the original Studio DEEN adaptation gives LA fond memories of this series but was definitely an adaptation with it's faults and typical harem cliches that hasn't aged well. The SHAFT version was LA's favorite over the years by having a more shounen-esque mystery feel to it ...
Dec 10, 2017
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
Okay... I'm just going to get right into it. If you're wondering whether or not the sequel is worth watching, i'll be blunt. It is and it isn't. Don't worry, no spoilers, However I will explain why.

First the reasons to watch it;

A.) The plot follows as it should and sticks to the manga.

B.) The characters don't change so much that you don't recognize them.

C.) The character development is just like the original, but a bit more violent.

Dec 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Being a fan of Ken Akamatsu's work (Love Hina, Negima series (this included)), I was even more happy to see it getting anime adaptations, but sadly with every passing adaptation, it always fails to make what the manga source material great, and then during the conversion to anime, it balls out at the very last minute, and this is another example here with UQ Holder, cramming 140+ chapters into 12 episodes (which clearly ISN'T enough).

Set 80 years after the events in Negima!, Touta Konoe (grandson of Negi Springfield) has Yukihime (or the legendary magician Evangeline A.K. McDowell who's a vampire as you wanna call it) ...
Dec 22, 2017
The adaption from the manga to anime was terrible! They skipped out on parts that WILL come later in the anime if it is continued. But they should have followed the same order as the manga so that the viewers would have understood more and felt more towards the characters and story. They also just completely got rid of a character that may or may not come later, but they were still an important part of the whole story! To anyone who wants a good story you should read the manga and forget all about this anime!

It you had not read the manga and just ...
Dec 19, 2017
When UQ Holder! anime is announced and the OVA is released, I actually feel have some hope that this anime will be good and followed it's source material. However, when the anime is start aired until the end, it's nothing but highly disappointed me so much even more than the first two Negima anime series does.

Story: 3/10
At the beginning of the story, same as the manga does but with some mirror changes. It's started at a boy named Konoe Touta who live in a village along with Yukihime, along with his friends always challenge Yukihime in order able to leave the village and make their ...
Dec 19, 2017
For real, this adaptation is poor.

UQ Holder! (anime verison) forgot story arc, character, background.
It's a manga condensate with censor and scene with no sense wasn't part of the manga.

I really don't know why they destroy the original work with random adaptation.
It's a bad advertising for the manga who is really better.
the oppening is medium and forgettable.

Rip Santa, a touta teamate character delete in this adaptation. he have a good story and is important for her.
Jan 9, 2018
Mixed Feelings
UQ Holder! is definitely an anime with so much potential especially since the manga is very good in my honest opinion as was its prequel Mahou Sensei Negima (the manga, not the anime because that was just bad) but unfortunately it suffered so much from being rushed, left out arcs, and a big focus on the RomCom elements which would have been much more cohesive if they took their time on adapting the source material. It should also be noted that there are many things that require knowledge about the previous work, Negima, which I recommend for you guys to read the manga as the ...
Apr 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
''My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined''

I ... actually dropped UQ holder.
I love the manga, and love Negima in it's every adaptation. ...
May 13, 2020
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
I can't believe this is supposed to be a series of some kind with a manga following. I find it even more hilarious that these people are complaining about how bad the anime has butchered the source when there's no way you can come up with such a bad anime without a terrible source to begin with. It's the most braindead mind-numbing fanfiction around. A five-year old took a whole bunch of fanfiction tropes and threw them in a blender. We have space aliens, martial arts werewolves, vampires, holy maidens, elevators into space, blind samurai, and everything else you can think of. The whole pantry ...
Dec 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
For those of you who went in watching UQ blindly, it is about as decent as other medicore animes from past years. I wouldn't really recommend it though as it is a rushed adapation, but like I said it's not the best and if you think it's worthy of your time then go for it.

Now for the fans of the Negima! series. It was a horrible journey am I right? I admit there were good nostalgic scenes that made me happy (seeing class 3-A again with all their pactio transformations, oh especially Natsumi with her artifact!), but overall... no words can describe my feelings for ...
Dec 19, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Short version: Do you like awesome, beautiful fight scenes? Are you willing to sit through what this show thinks is a "story" and a "harem" to get to them? Then you should watch this. People who like serious stories alongside action have much better options.

Long version:
I didn't have many expectations for this anime, going in. I knew there would be story elements and references to the first Negima! series that would go over my head, since I have not seen it, nor have I read the original manga. However the title's branding as "UQ Holder", as well as the strength of the first episode, ...
Jan 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
"This is all absurd
--- Negi Springfield"

Well it wasn't as bad as Mahou Sensei Negima, and it's nothing great on it's own and it's completely absurd but it's at least watchable, if you have read the manga or seen Mahou Sensei Negima. You also will really need to

The story suffers from continuous absurdity and not in a good way. The essence of the story revolves around two things, magical martial arts fights between beings that are immortal and can't be defeated, and a frustrated harem setup with an already decided conclusion that's being teased by fiat.

The characters get decent backstorys if ...
Dec 19, 2017
Seems like I am beating a dead horse when it comes to the story. But most of the reviews are bashing the incompleteness of it and I'll just add onto it. There were times where I would just say "Wait, what is going on?" And there would be little to no explanation. (Like at the end of the final episode)
They made up for it by having cute moments and *ahem* sexy moments, but not monumental moments which could sway the story into something better.

The animation was great, and the characters were really enjoyable. I actually liked Tota which is weird because I usually hate powered ...
Dec 14, 2017
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
This got me hyped up when I saw it coming, but at the same time I feared that it would die off just like past adaptaions. And it came true.

Story: Actually followed the manga for more than half a season so I'll give them credit for that. Of course it's understandable that pacing becomes an issue with all adaptations, but studios need to realize, following the real plot properly and ending off with a cliffhanger is much better than twisting stories to suit your production timeline and ending with a cheesy plot that just screams dues ex machina at the end.

Voice acting was good in ...
May 17, 2020
Overall Rating = 7.5/10
Why? Pls read further...

This anime has alot of skin show, ofcourse it's cleverly covered and there are not alot of obscene jokes/scenes.. but this is probably the very 1st time I have watched an anime which shows so much skin with out even having having "Ecchi" in it's genre description 😂.. But on the good side, the characters are very well designed 😝... But on a serious note, most of the time when those kinda scenes do happen, you ll probably be pretty engrossed in the story and would give little mind to the obscenity happening.. but, there ...
Sep 23, 2018
For me it was a good anime, I could have a sequel because I think I had the potential for it.

Although this harem was a bit annoying and I think it spoiled anime, but I really liked the part of him wanting to marry eva and not be like most of the harem anime that the protagonist does not choose anyone........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................For me it was a good anime, I could have a sequel because I think I had the potential for it.

Although this harem was a bit annoying and I think it spoiled anime, but I really liked the part of him wanting to marry eva ...
Nov 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings

As much as I love the manga UQ Holder, the adaptation is, well...
same cases as old Negima anime.

The old negima had completely change the whole plot/story thanks to Xebec but I still can forgive since its from old early 20's. Supposely its going to be better adaptation, but Nope. JCStaff just throw everything away and make a same thing, except we going way too fast as fak until making this show as the most uninteresting shounen anime ever made.

Uninteresting story, plot holes, unnecessary huge fan-service and disappointment ahead.

Of course manga peasent be like, na don`t watch anime, go for manga! Manga!
Yeah. One thing I ...
Dec 15, 2018
I do not know why this anime has a 7+ rating considering the main character won't react in any rational way. I forget which episode it was but when he is allow to ask "one question" he learns some stuff of his past but he is at no point upset, and when that one character broke the thing on his back and getting rid of the hologram, he acts so calm when he should have been angry cause he was going to learn something of his past that people were hiding. The main reason I hate the anime was cause I put some time aside ...