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UQ Holder! TV Anime Reveals October Debut, Visual, Cast, Staff

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yuka Takakura stars in series by director Youhei Suzuki, studio J.C. Staff

Kodansha opened a website on Friday to announce that the previously revealed anime adaptation of Ken Akamatsu's UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 manga will be a television anime series that will premiere in October. The website also revealed the show's main staff, one cast member, and a visual.

Yuka Takakura (Urara Meirochō's Ōshima, The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.'s Mai Maimaki) stars in the series as Touta Konoe.

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 handling the series composition 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.

Akamatsu had previously teased in December that the anime adaptation would be both a television anime and an original anime DVD (OAD), with both having a release this year.

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, and will publish the 13th volume on April 9.

Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it published the 10th volume on March 14.

Source: Comic Natalie

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