UQ Holder Manga Creator Ken Akamatsu Teases TV Anime, Anime DVD in 2017

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Manga creator Ken Akamatsu hinted on Twitter on Thursday that the previously revealed anime adaptation of his UQ Holder! manga will have a television broadcast and original anime DVD (OAD) release in 2017.

UQ Holder! is set in the world of Akamatsu's Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga, and takes place years after the earlier manga. The story centers on a boy named Touta who dreams of leaving his small town and moving to the city. However, he must first defeat his teacher, the immortal Evangeline.

Akamatsu launched UQ Holder! in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in Japan in August 2013. The manga went on hiatus on June 22, before it returned and switched to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in its November issue on October 8, with the new title UQ Holder!: Magister Negi Magi! 2. Kodansha published the 12th volume on November 17. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it published the ninth volume on November 8.

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