Synopsis

While the World is in an uproar following the discovery of magic, Tota Konoe is living his life peacefully with his friends in a secluded town. Due to a certain major event happening around him, Tota has to leave town with his teacher, Yukihime, and embark on a journey.

Comments

Videtra Reynaldi (The Indonesian Anime Times)

With the inclusion of Mahou Sensei Negima! 2 subtitle, it’s clear that UQ Holder! serves as a sequel to Mahou Sensei Negima!, another manga from Ken Akamatsu himself. The first episode of UQ Holder! introduces us to Tota and Yukihime, giving a glimpse of their student-and-teacher relationship. Manga readers may have noticed that some scenes went through minor changes compared to the original material, but overall those changes didn’t affect the main story line, except where they added some scenes that feels like foreshadowing what’s going to happen next.

Unfortunately, UQ Holder! suffers from a mediocre voice acting performance. Some voices are hit-or-miss, especially Tota, where his voice feels flat despite his hot-headed appearance and personality throughout the episode. Lastly, you don’t have to read Mahou Sensei Negima! beforehand to fully enjoy UQ Holder!, but there’s no harm on reading it, just in case you want to know more about the jargon and background information on some of the characters appearing in UQ Holder!.

Facts and Figures

Alternate TitleUQ HOLDER! ~Mahou Sensei Negima! 2~
Source MaterialMonthly manga series by Ken Akamatsu
CastsYuka Takakura as Tota Konoe
Ai Kayano as Kirie Sakurame
Akari Kito as Mizore Yukihiro
Akemi Kanda as Asuna Kagurazaka
Akeno Watanabe as Chachamaru Karakuri
Akira Ishida as Fate Averruncus
Daisuke Ono as Ku:nel Sanders
Junko Minagawa as Ayaka Yukihiro
Mamiko Noto as Nodoka Miyazaki
Miho Sakuma as Mana Tatsumiya
Natsuko Kuwatani as Yue Ayase
Rikiya Koyama as Jack Rakan
Rina Satou as Negi Springfield
Sayaka Harada as Shinobu Yuki
Tetsuya Kakihara as Ikku Ameya
Yui Horie as Makie Sasaki
Yuki Hirose as Kuromaru Tokisaka
Yuki Matsuoka as Yukihime
Yuki Shiratori as Sayo Aisaka
Yuuki Kaji as Gengoro Makabe
DirectorYouhei Suzuki (Urara Meirocho, Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko)
Character DesignMasahiro Fujii (Yumekui Merry, Zero no Tsukaima)
Opening ThemeHappy☆Material by Tota Konoe, Kuromaru Tokisaka, Kirie Sakurame, Karin, Shinobu Yuki, Mizore Yukihiro
Ending ThemeSteady→Go!! by Tota Konoe, Kuromaru Tokisaka, Kirie Sakurame, Karin, Shinobu Yuki, Mizore Yukihiro
StudioJ.C. Staff
Official Websitehttp://uqholder.jp
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/UQHOLDER_anime
Broadcast Date2 October 2017 (15:00 GMT/22:00 WIT/24:00 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

©Ken Akamatsu∙Kodansha/UQ Numbers
©Ken Akamatsu∙Kodansha/UQ Numbers
©Ken Akamatsu∙Kodansha/UQ Numbers
©Ken Akamatsu∙Kodansha/UQ Numbers

The Indonesian Anime Times

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