UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 Anime DVD's Story Intro, September Date Revealed
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Ken Akamatsu's 13th UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 manga volume revealed on Friday that the limited edition of the manga's 14th volume will bundle an original anime DVD (OAD) on September 8. The OAD will show when Touta and 16-year-old Evangeline met, as well as an original episode about "naked friendship," starring Kurōmaru, Karin, and Kirie at the Senkyōkan inn's open-air bath.
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.
The manga is inspiring a separate television anime adaptation that will premiere in October.
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.
Akamatsu launched UQ Holder! in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in Japan in August 2013. The manga went on hiatus last June, before it returned and switched to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in its November issue in October, with the new title UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2.