Wow! Last week, the first look of UQ Holder's up and coming anime was released in form of the OAD and I have to say, it looks pretty good! Have you seen it? Also, that last chapter of UQ Holder!! Has it re-sparked your interest in the series? If so, consider showing your love by submitting!
As always, a big thanks to all those who submitted! Every week we have fan content to show is a good week in our books! If you happen to have any Negima or UQ Holder art, fanfics, music, wrote a theory, etc., consider submitting it and have your work featured here! It may take a little while to appear on the site, but it is sure to in the future! We love fan content and it's the heart of the community, so please consider submitting something!
Earlier today, this new trailer for the anime series was released, showing animation from both the upcoming TV release and from the OAD. The trailer focuses primarily on the first chapter of the manga and introduces the main cast as well as their voices.
This is also the first time we are hearing the newly revised Happy☆Material, the opening theme song UQ Holder will adopting, sang by the new cast. The same voices will be lending their talents to the ending theme as well, Steady→GO!!.
In addition, Volume 14 of UQ Holder was released today, including the OAD included in the limited edition. Besides the new hot spring bit, there's also a new scene included when Dana finds young Evangeline that was not printed in the manga. The OAD also brings back a song from Negima's first anime series as its ending, To The Shining You, also performed by the new cast. We'll be updating with screenshots from the OAD, so look forward to that!
Also, if you can recall, we discussed how the limited edition release would also include a pactio card. It was confirmed today that the character appearing on it is none other than Kuromaru!
My, there's been no end to the news coming out recently and we're thrilled about it! So, what do you guys think? Are you thinking about picking up Vol. 14? What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know!
That's right! UQ Holder is collabing with another online game in lead up to the anime! This time they're pairing with the Japanese online RPG, Black Cat's Wiz PC, a game that relies on quizzes. There will be several characters to add to your party as spirits, including Touta, Kuromaru, Yukihime, Karin, and Kirie.
There will be log-in bonuses and limited time events, featuring series exclusive items. There will also be a story-based event and a raiding quest. There will be special prizes for these events not available in the game's gacha.
The log-in bonus and story event last until September 5th - 19th while the raid event goes on from September 12th - 18th.
This collaboration doesn't last long, unfortunately. The collab with Alteil Chronicle is also ending this month, but if you don't get the chance to check the games out, we'll be sure to cover the info, so be on the lookout for that.
What do you think of these collabs? Are you planning on checking them out before they're gone? Let us know your thoughts!
Early promotional images were released of the upcoming OAD, revealing more shots of the hot spring and Kitty and Touta's meeting. It's not a whole lot, but it's pretty neat seeing the scenes in color. The good news is that the OAD releases in only a few days, releasing on September 8th in UQ Holder Vol. 14 Limited Edition set.
In other news, the second character popularity poll was conducted and this time, the numbers are far closer together. The top five popular characters are as follows:
Kuromaru with 213 votes
Kirie with 97 votes
Touta with 83 votes
Karin with 77 votes
Asuna with 65 votes
Kuromaru comes from the middle and takes the top spot, successfully beating Kirie's high number. Yukihime was knocked from the numbers and was replaced with the ambitious redhead, Asuna herself.
So, what do you think? Are you as hyped for the OAD as I am? What do you think of the popularity polls? Let us know!
The new chapter of UQ Holder should be coming out this week, as should the anime OAD. I'm pretty excited to see what comes of both! Let's start the hype with another edition of fanart!
Also, a huge thank you to all those who submitted and seriously, thank you all for being so supportive of the site! It really is appreciated! If you happen to have any Negima or UQ Holder art, fanfics, music, wrote a theory, etc., consider submitting it and have your work featured here! It may take a little while to appear on the site, but it is sure to in the future! We love fan content and it's the heart of the community, so please consider submitting something
More cast today was announced for UQ Holder's upcoming anime! In addition, the premiere date has also been revealed!
The anime will first air at 12 AM on October 3rd on BS11, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and Tokyo MX, and will appear on tvk an hour later. The series will stream on GyaO! in Japan.
New cast include:
Ikkū Ameya - Tetsuya Kakihara Kakihara is a veteran voice actor and has many roles under his belt, some of his notable roles including Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail, Shin from Amnesia, and Kain Fuery from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Jinbei Shishido - Shunsuke Sakuya Sakuya has been in the voice acting business for some time and has appeared in a number of anime, video games, and dubs. Some of his work include Osamu Kashiwagi from the Yakuza series, Sakon and Ukon from Naruto, and Okuninushi from Noragami.
Gengorō Makabe - Yuuki Kaji Kaji is one of the most popular Japanese voice actors and has been many highly rated series. He has voiced Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan, Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia, and Meliodas from The Seven Deadly Sins, as well as so much more.
Jack Rakan - Rikiya Koyama Koyama is reprising his role as the ultimate cheat, Jack Rakan! A few other roles he has played are Joichiro Yukihira from Food Wars, Lord Death from Soul Eater, and Mamoru Takamura from Fighting Spirit.
Albireo Imma - Daisuke Ono Ono also reprises his role as the mysterious Ku:nel Sanders. This popular voice actor has also starred as Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara!, Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler, and Erwin Smith from Attack on Titan.
Wow! The series is coming out in almost a month and to hold us off, we have the OAD coming out soon! This is exciting! So, what do you think of the cast thus far? Looking forward to the anime?
So recently, we decided to move away from the forum, especially due to it being hosted offsite and instead made the decision to form a subreddit for our fansite. With this, we hope we can more thoroughly open up discussion between fans and it'll be easier to share interesting news, submit fanworks, and ultimately just converse.
For the past couple weeks or so, there's been a ton of news coming out and it's been great. Let's hope it continues! Until then, let's celebrate with a new fanart update! Thank you to all those who participated and submitted their work! If you happen to have any Negima or UQ Holder art, fanfics, music, wrote a theory, etc., consider submitting it and have your work featured here! It may take a little while to appear on the site, but it is sure to in the future! We love fan content and it's the heart of the community, so please consider submitting something!
If you remember correctly, for purchasing the first ten Negima Re-releases and sending in proof pf purchase, you'd be sent a bonus item. Today, Ken Akamatsu revealed it to be an exclusive UQ Holder Fanbook. Though not a whole lot is known at this time, it was stated to be 40 pages and it will contain info that was not in the serial release. Hopefully, someone who earned it will fill us in with the info inside.
Did you earn it? Are you happy with the bonus? Let us known!
If you aren't familiar with the re-releases, Negima's manga is being released once again in omnibus, featuring brand new covers with the new UQ Holder art style.
On the final cover is the immortal queen of ice and master of Negi, the Dark Evangel, Evangeline A.K. McDowell.
This volume will be released September 8th!
So, with that, all covers have been revealed. I would have quite enjoyed seeing the entire class in the new art style, but what was released looks great. Are you happy about Evangeline appearing on the last cover? Which was your favorite?