News HIDIVE Streams UQ Holder! Anime Outside of U.S.
posted on 2017-10-01 06:00 EDT by Bayleigh Baker
HIDIVE announced on Friday that it has licensed the television anime of Ken Akamatsu's UQ Holder! (UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2) manga for streaming in international territories. The anime will stream during this fall's simulcast season on HIDIVE in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Central America, South America, Spain, and Portugal. Anime Strike will stream the anime within the United States.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 2 at 24:00 (effectively October 3 at 12:00 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The series will also air an hour later on tvk. The anime will stream in Japan on GyaO! starting in October.
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.
Youhei Suzuki (Urara Meirochō, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Akamatsu himself is in charge of the series scripts alongside Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Alderamin on the Sky). Masahiro Fujii (Hayate the Combat Butler, The Familiar of Zero) is designing the characters, and EGG FIRM is producing the series.