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Manga 'UQ Holder!' Gets Anime Adaptation

by Stark700
Jun 20, 2016 8:53 AM | 60 Comments
It was announced in the 30th issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine that manga UQ Holder! will be receiving an anime adaptation. In addition, the series will go on a temporary hiatus as it will change its magazine to Bessatsu Shounen. The change will take effect beginning with Weekly Shounen Magazine's 30th issue and will make its debut in Bessatsu Shounen on October 9 for its November edition.

Synopsis
In the decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone massive upheaval; however, a boy named Touta lives in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. His ordinary life is highlighted by his magic-using female teacher and his supportive friends. When his tranquil daily life is disrupted, he embarks on a unique adventure. (Source: ANN)

The series is drawn by Ken Akamatsu and has been publishing since August 2013. It currently has ten volumes published. The 11th and 12th volumes will be released on July 15 and November 17, respectively. The English version has been published by Kodansha Comics USA since March 2014 and in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc since April 2016.

Source: Yaraon

News submitted by edge13 & Zazie122

UQ Holder! on MAL.

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Oh please no, stop ruining good manga please!!

Jul 8, 2016 1:02 AM by Satan-sama

FireEmblemIke24 said:
Do you have to finish Negima to watch this? I've put Negima on hold but this is a sequel for an incomplete adaptation...


You don't have to watch the Negima anime shows before you can watch UQ. Since the Negima anime series wasn't faithful to the manga. But if possible, you should read the Negima manga to the end before starting on UQ. That will make things less confusing.

Jul 8, 2016 12:49 AM by Teckmeister

CaptainZoro said:
Was expected...

Wonder which studio will adapt this....Shaft? :P
Hopefully this will be a more faithful adaptation than the 2 Negima series ¬¬'


Yes, the Negima anime series (both of them) pissed me off. The earlier version followed the manga at first but then they started making stuff up by themselves later on. They spoiled the whole Negima franchise in my opinion, by making up a lame final boss.

Jul 8, 2016 12:47 AM by Teckmeister

Negima is my favorite manga of all time and although the animesucked, i still like it. a little. i just hope that the same studio that made Mahou Sensei Negima!? and Negima!? Magister Negi Magi don't make UQ Holder. That would be as bad as cancer

Jul 7, 2016 11:21 PM by Magister_Jakene

FireEmblemIke24 said:
Do you have to finish Negima to watch this? I've put Negima on hold but this is a sequel for an incomplete adaptation...



anime? no manga? you should

Jul 2, 2016 10:03 PM by minopop

I will just hope that the UQ holder anime turns out better than the negima anime. I did like the negima anime except for the ending that never happened. it also only covered approx 6/38 volumes. the OADs were excellent. its my favorite manga so I am grateful that its sequel is getting animated

Jul 2, 2016 9:59 PM by minopop

HELL YES, NO FUCKING WAY!!!!!!

Never thought I would live to see the day another Akamatsu manga gets adapted. Getting pumped for the inevitable train wreck adaptation.

Jul 2, 2016 9:44 PM by FullmetalCarrot

Wow,I like it. And I think it need a beautiful display showcaseto display which will let it looks more attracted.

Jun 28, 2016 2:20 AM by deckydu

Zefyris said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
Why.... I still want to know who Negi ended up with.

Then it's UQ holder you need, not Negima, since Negima doesn't answer who.
Alright I'll check it out!

Jun 21, 2016 8:30 AM by Ahoy_NATO

Ahoy_NATO said:
Why.... I still want to know who Negi ended up with.

Then it's UQ holder you need, not Negima, since Negima doesn't answer who.

Jun 21, 2016 8:22 AM by Zefyris

Why.... I still want to know who Negi ended up with.

Jun 21, 2016 7:27 AM by Ahoy_NATO

Zefyris said:
ToG25thBaam said:
This!! When are they gonna animate that epic fight? It was disappointing that the OVA didn't include one of the most badass fight in the series.

It's too epic for any anime studio, that's why. Last time a studio tried, their computers exploded while tryin it.
I guess it can't be helped. Nobody can handle Jack "life hacks" Rakan. I still wish that man would grace us with his presence in anime form though, just 3 episodes of it isn't enough.

Jun 21, 2016 5:00 AM by ToG25thBaam

Fukuoka1999 said:
I was waiting for this but shouldnt they first finish an adaptation of the original anime?
Finish? They didn't even start it. They did two series that aren't following the manga, and several OAV that adapted correctly a few chapters here and there for those who were reading the manga. Technically, for anime watchers only, Yo ucan't for example watch an anime and then continue the manga, you need to start by chapter 1 of the manga, so it didn't even start.


ToG25thBaam said:
HOLY SHET I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS! Wow. I wish it was Negima who got a remake instead of this which will probably be 1 cour and only there to promote the manga, so the pacing will probably be abysmal. This series is also not as good as MSN, as far as the characters and the story go, and Touta is not as charming of a protagonist as Negi was. The world building was meh compared to MSN and its magic world concept. Pretty much everything is inferior to its prequel, and it's also disturbing that Ken Akamatsu sensei has the gall to go with some implication of


I still wish this is a success and MSN can finally get a proper adaptation it deserves. I hope it's not done by Shaft and Akiyuki Shinbou, that would suck.

EHero09 said:
I'm also still waiting for my Negi-Rakan fight.
This!! When are they gonna animate that epic fight? It was disappointing that the OVA didn't include one of the most badass fight in the series.

It's too epic for any anime studio, that's why. Last time a studio tried, their computers exploded while tryin it.

Jun 21, 2016 3:13 AM by Zefyris

Oh geez. How will explain the chapters. You clearly need Negima knowledge for this.
(Plus it starts slow as well, so there's that problem)

Jun 21, 2016 1:07 AM by Brb

I hope this doesn't become a another Tokyo Ghoul.
I hope Bones, Madhouse MAPPA, or J.C staff over this.
I won't touch this if Pierrot, Toei or A1 Pictures gets they hands one it because I don't want to see my favourite Manga series being treated bad AGAIN!

Jun 21, 2016 12:33 AM by ClampZeta

I hope it's an OAD series, a TV series would be shitty and confusing since they never did a good/proper Negima! adaptation ;_;.

I'm kind of glad it's moving to monthly issues, though. Akamatsu's older and seems to be getting a bit worn down from his work. Given all the details he likes to put into his art, this gives him more time to do so. Plus, longer chapters and less cliffhangers are always good.

Jun 21, 2016 12:26 AM by Zazie122

I hope this will be adapted well, really enjoy the manga.

Jun 21, 2016 12:19 AM by VegeMayos

DoctorWasabi said:
Paulo27 said:
So the series is going monthly now?
The manga was pretty boring but the action scenes in it are top notch (though they lack impact because boring manga, but they are still very fluid and neat), hopefully this goes to a studio who can adapt those well.


what? idk what rumors you're hearing but UQ is weekly and will always be weekly

Paul said:
No announcement of studio? Don't mind if Shaft does it as long as they kept it like the OVA's but in TV format, that being a proper adaption

Can't see the anime getting very far but more Evangeline is always good.


Ewww Shaft doing UQ? Disgusting. I like Shaft, but this is not the show for them to do
Bessatsu Shounen is monthly.

Jun 20, 2016 11:25 PM by Paulo27

HOLY SHET I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS! Wow. I wish it was Negima who got a remake instead of this which will probably be 1 cour and only there to promote the manga, so the pacing will probably be abysmal. This series is also not as good as MSN, as far as the characters and the story go, and Touta is not as charming of a protagonist as Negi was. The world building was meh compared to MSN and its magic world concept. Pretty much everything is inferior to its prequel, and it's also disturbing that Ken Akamatsu sensei has the gall to go with some implication of


I still wish this is a success and MSN can finally get a proper adaptation it deserves. I hope it's not done by Shaft and Akiyuki Shinbou, that would suck.

EHero09 said:
I'm also still waiting for my Negi-Rakan fight.
This!! When are they gonna animate that epic fight? It was disappointing that the OVA didn't include one of the most badass fight in the series.

Jun 20, 2016 11:24 PM by ToG25thBaam

DoctorWasabi said:
Paulo27 said:
So the series is going monthly now?
The manga was pretty boring but the action scenes in it are top notch (though they lack impact because boring manga, but they are still very fluid and neat), hopefully this goes to a studio who can adapt those well.


what? idk what rumors you're hearing but UQ is weekly and will always be weekly

Paul said:
No announcement of studio? Don't mind if Shaft does it as long as they kept it like the OVA's but in TV format, that being a proper adaption

Can't see the anime getting very far but more Evangeline is always good.


Ewww Shaft doing UQ? Disgusting. I like Shaft, but this is not the show for them to do


Unless another studio decides to pick it up, they're currently the likely candidate as they did all the Negima ones after the first TV series. While their orignal version of their TV series remake wasn't exactly a proper show, it was still fun. The OVA's, which were proper adaptions were great, albeit rushed because of OVAs but great for what they managed to fit in.

Jun 20, 2016 10:42 PM by Paul

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