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UQ Holder!  
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In the decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone massive upheaval. However, a boy named Touta lives in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. His ordinary life is highlighted by his magic-using female teacher and his supportive friends. When his tranquil daily life is disrupted, he embarks on a unique adventure.


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Associated Names
Владелец Вечности!
Eternity Holder
UQ HOLDER! (ユーキューホルダー!)

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2 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (259 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
 25% (65 votes)
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 7% (19 votes)
 3% (9 votes)
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 2% (6 votes)
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 3% (8 votes)

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March 12th 2014, 10:25pm PST

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Weekly Pos #88 increased(+28)
Monthly Pos #32 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #25 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #21 decreased(-3)

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Ch 9 182 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes ago
Jinbei Shishido, leader of UQ Holder 182 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes ago
Ch 6 198 days, 14 hours, 46 minutes ago
A sequel to Negima! "Huh?"s abound 232 days, 14 hours, 33 minutes ago

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Light and fluffy   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Ohrion
December 10th, 2013, 9:16pm
I'm not normally one to comment on manga, I mostly rate the ones that I like and I'm good. But with this one, I read a few so I feel like giving a little for it since this one seems to have a bit of a bad written review pile going.

It's not the best manga in the world. But it is a good one. Considering how dark all the manga I've been reading lately, it was nice to have something light again in all the deep and twisted plots. This had a little bit of a rocky start, but I think it's starting to make grounds for a good story.

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The main character doesn't seem to really have much ground for motivation, but at the same time, that also enables to the story to have more potential to grow. (though as much to fail also). It makes me want to see what he finds to put his all into, seeing as at the moment, he is putting his all into finding something to do with himself. It is rather sweet I think.

Pretty much, I have hopes of this becoming a nice read. Heck, it was already enough to keep a smile one my face and wanting more.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akiradesu
November 25th, 2013, 4:38pm
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Being immortal... Body frozen in the same state... Yet... You have to train at swinging a sword, in other words - grow muscles. in a 'frozen' body, right? Right???!!! :D Naughty, naughty shounen...

I didn't read prequel, still had no problems understanding what's going on. That's a good thing I guess.

Art is nice. That's another good thing.

It's generic, at least in my opinion, but then again I had my fair share of shounen already so it's hard to surprise or excite me. There's nothing to hate, but nothing to be hyped about either.

Edit: The more chapters are getting released, the more I start to like it, heh.

... Last updated on February 8th, 2014, 10:01pm
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A unneeded sequel to fanboys   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Sukets
October 17th, 2013, 2:29am
Well, as the title say, this is just a sequel so that he can leech even more money from his fanboy's... And the worst, his fanboys even defend him!

I agree that this may not be bad enough to win a 1, but definitely is not worth a 10. I won't even ask how this got this many 10.
While we are at it, I don't even remember anything being worth a 10, and is because of brainless voters like this, that a bayesian average is needed.

At the same time I don't think that this is the worst manga I ever saw, I also don't think it is worth the trees that are cut, for this to be printed over.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2013, 2:31am
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Hmm... Complicated Feelings   
Rating: N/A
by rennov
October 1st, 2013, 3:08am
Basically, I prefer not to comment to any manga that still has few chapters. But hey, this manga is the first rank in series stat in 1 oct 2013 (the day i wrote this review). So, I will give this special manga with "special" treatment.
First of all, I can feel the "shounen" aroma just looking at the first few pages in the first chapter, and I personally don't like it. Well, it because usually that kind of manga have a damn straight plot story without any deep story development, just like MAR manga (my apology for MAR fans).
For the second comment and so on, I will try to write it after looking at the development of the story... Honestly, I don't read Negima till the end (just only a few chapters), so I can't predict how the author will likely bring this story. I just hope that this manga is deserved for his top-first rank
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Hot Spring Resort Island, The "Realm of the Immortals"... "Hinata Sou" 2.0   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by Jeshua
September 28th, 2013, 3:46am
edit: as of Chapter 31...

This is getting better and better!
Even with the extremely cheap throwbacks to the authors' past series (Love Hina and Negima), UQ Holder manages to slowly - but steadily - become it's own thing, while teasing convoluted and funny developments.

I rated it a 10 on the first chapter... then 6, then 6.9... and now 8.9. Always rating the overall feeling of the series, the improvement is latent.

This is a rollercoaster of feelings, and the gets better by the minute!

... Last updated on April 15th, 2014, 9:12pm
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Cheap move   
Rating: N/A
by aksi
September 19th, 2013, 12:44pm
As a reader who really enjoyed Akamatsu's last series, Negima, I found myself not enjoying the start of this series very much. In fact I couldn't find any enjoyment out of this series at all. Maybe I'm still feeling resentful about the ending of Negima, which was basically a slap in the face for a fan that had followed the series for years.

Still, the manga has a somewhat solid start, there isn't anything terribly wrong with it either. But I can't stop comparing this series with Negima and feel that its inferior in every single aspect. Sure its only the start and you can't really say whether the manga will turn out good or bad. But, once again, comparing it to Negima, I felt that Negima had a much richer setting and a cast of characters but not much of anything plotwise, which was fine since the early chapters of Negima were really fun on their own, all this was introduced in Negima by chapter 4, whereas UQ Holder has the outlines of the plot defined, some backstory and a few uninteresting characters, including the protagonist and another one carried over from Negima. All I can see through my biased perception is inferiority at this point, so this rant isn't objective and unaccurate at points.

Also the fact that the author decided to return to the old universe from Negima might turn out to be a double-edged sword. The fact that Negimas ending left so many question marks and loose ends is surely going to bring fans of Negima to read this series in hopes of revelations. At the same time though if this series is only riding the fame of Negima and doesn't actually live up to its expectations and doesn't get good public reception I can see it ending within a year. Time will tell I guess. And in spite of my negativity here, I really want this series to be good and succeed, since I'm a fan of Akamatsu's work. I just had way higher expectations than what I've actually seen from this series.
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Ken Akamatsu's nadir   
Rating: N/A
by AquarianDemocrat
September 14th, 2013, 10:30am
If Ken Akamatsu wants to write a Shounen action, more power to him! He could write a great Shounen action series, with great characters and action! He should go do that instead of beating a dead horse by trying to reopen and rewrite Negima. This is a confused mess.

Leos' is right this is uncalled for. The final chapters of Negima barely qualified as outlines, they weren't even story boards, let alone a coherent plot. It left a bitter aftertaste for most fans, and was a sharp contrast with the strong endings to his previous series. He should have started fresh. Instead he chose to reopen and mess with Negima some more to pursue whatever vendetta he's pursuing against his old editor.

UQ Holder barely pays lip service to the plot of Negima. It features new characters, redesigns old characters, and even seemingly offers sharp personality changes to what few characters from Negima actually make it into the supposed sequel.

Even the art and plotting seem worst. Ken Akamatsu's most well known series, Love Hina, was a comedy about college students. Many chapters revolved around studying, but it often has more energy than this supposed action series. Love Hina really made me think Ken Akamatsu could write a great Shounen. It was fast paced, knew how to develop characters without slowing down the action, and the style just seemed to fit well. Despite being based around an important event in the main character's past, there were almost no flashbacks, or interruption in the scenes at all. Many chapters were one continuous flowing scene.

Now look at UQ Holder. It opens with flashback, chapter one contains numerous long flashbacks, lots of talking heads. So much talking about things no one cares about, so many switches in perspective. It's chapter one! Stick to the main character please.

Also, it's hard to believe this guy created a larger than life building like Hinata-sou in Love Hina (or to a lesser extent the school in Negima.) Backgrounds in this series are minimal and few and far between. You'd think atmosphere and a cool location would be more important in the fantasy epic, but apparently not, because as far as I can tell the eighty (80!!!!!) page opening chapter takes place almost entirely in a handful of rooms in what looks like the world's most sterile 20th century school.

This is not only a unneeded and unwanted series, it's just plain bad on the merits, and also is a slap in the fact to fans of Negima with its redesigns and seeming re-writing of the series. At times it doesn't even seem to treat the events of Negima like canon. It makes me angry because I know a lot of people liked Negima (I thought it was OK, for my part) and a lot of his old fans loyally stuck with Ken Akamatsu as he dipped his toes into the Action-Adventure waters, and I feel like this series spits on the entire cast of Negima and is really a huge disservice to all of its fans. He should have started a new series, not retroactively tried to rewrite Negima.
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Much needed sequel to fill in the gaps left by MSN's rushed, lackluster climax   
Rating: N/A
by alexdhamp
September 12th, 2013, 5:35pm
Leos Klein doesn't know what he's saying. The ending of MSN left many, many loose ends that need to be wrapped up...what with how Ken rushed to an end and all because of personal issues.

... Last updated on September 12th, 2013, 5:36pm
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A much unneeded sequel   
Rating: N/A
by Leos Klein
September 9th, 2013, 7:38pm
Negima became convoluted crap a long time ago and it seems this author can't succeed without piggybacking off of it.
I guess Ken is out of steam and has to use an existing world and characters to try and draw people in. So if you for reason want more Negima then go all in on this. If however you haven't read Negima or dropped it then do yourself a favor and skip this too.
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Continuation of Ken Akamatsu's Negima   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Shakaku
September 8th, 2013, 5:59am
UQ holder takes place almost a century after the events of Negima. The main character, Konoe Kouta, grandchild of Negi Springfield wishes to travel to the magical capital, a place filled with opportunity in his mind. However, one thing stands in his way, and it's that his village will not let him go to the capital unless he defeats a magus known as Yukihime, who is also his guardian and teacher. Feeling desperate, he relies on a underhanded trick, which ends up with him falling into a bounty hunter's trap, which in turn causes a situation where Kouta and Yukihime are forced to leave the village (and start their own adventure).

When it comes to character designs, Akamatsu usually does not have a problem making them likable. However, the fact that he changed Evangeline's adult look since Negima has made a few people I know angry. But then again, being a continuation of Ken's Negima (whose ending left major questions), there are bound to be things people do not like about the way things turned out, or who ended up making children with who. (And Negi most likely did not marry Konoka, but rather his child married Konoka's child, giving the surname Konoe.)

Despite these unanswered questions, this manga is still solid as far as the beginning has gone. I just hope Ken ties up the loose ends before this thing starts to drag out.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2013, 6:03am
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