"OH MY GOD MAHOU SENSEI NEGIMA 2, WOOOOOT!" was my reaction but It's not entirely true, this tale is new and takes a different approach from Akamatsu-sensei's previous stories. One obvious thing, it's not a harem. Sorry to break your hearts for fellow harem-lovers...but it's still good, it has something, potential.
Now when something has potential it's either bad or ok and has a chance to become great but this series will be great, least from what I see. So let's begin the review before I trail off into another rant.
Story: 7 - This tale takes place in the Negima universe. That being said, you
don't have to read Negima though you should, right? ANYWAY, Touta our main character is a rambunctious kid who wants to go places and follow many dreams with his friends, mainly the Capital, in a turn of events Touta becomes an immortal. So because of that he journeys on with Yukihime (Evangeline to us Negima readers) who takes him to UQ Holder a place filled with immortal free lancers. Touta joins to make even more friends and follow his dreams, all of them.
Art: 10 - Art, OUATANDING! Nothing less from Akamatsu-sensei. The characters and scenes are just drawn perfectly. The characters designs themselves are pretty unique but also familiar as well. The backgrounds (mainly in full page layouts) are Akamatsu-sensei's best work yet. I always enjoy Akamatsu-sensei's art, even inspired by it.
Characters : 8 - I want to give characters a higher rating and maybe I will, so far the most interesting of the bunch is Kuromaru. Our main character also is pretty interesting though the development isn't all the way there you can see what type of character, Touta, will be. You also have your Tsudere, Karin who's tagging along in the adventures as well. As many characters that will be added and even some appearances Akamatsu-sensei has a lot to work with and I honestly can't wait.
Enjoyment: 10 - I'm enjoying this manga well, every time I see the new chapter released I smile awaiting to read. This manga will make you anticipated for those releases time after time, because it's interesting and it's different from what you're use to seeing and reading. Again the potential is high and it's quiet enjoyable with it's comic relief and plot. Hopefully UQ Holder will break apart as a series entirely on it's own and not Negima 2.