UQ Holder Chapter 30 Manga Review (Time to party, get paid, and pay debt!)

ユーキューホルダー! Manga Review
UQ Holder Chapter 30

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: 

Kuroumaru is working with one of the UQ Holder bodyguards to help with the evacuation of the slums when Eva shows up in her natural form, surprising the pair of them. Eva praises Kuroumaru for the message sent and the work Kuroumaru did; then Eva rises up and uses ice magic to put out all of the fires in the slum.

Eva comes down to where Touta and some of the kids are, where she finds an impressed Touta who then realizes the whole town is on ice, which isn’t a good thing. He then notices her form and blushes a bit. Kuroumaru, the injured UQ Holder bodyguards, and then nuns of the church arrive, so they start a party. During the party, Touta shows his communications with Karin, who’s still on the moon.

Eva comes by to get Kuroumaru and Touta, causing Touta to blush a gain. Eva notices this, and tells Touta that this is her true form. Since he seems so bothered by her normal appearance, Eva takes the age-altering candy and returns to her Yukihime form, but this causes Touta to be shocked by her appearance.  Jinbee, Ikkuu and Gengorou are amused by this mother-son element between the two.

Totua thanks the trio for helping him, where Ikkuu and Gengorou praise Touta and Kuroumaru for defeating Nagumo and Kaito and bringing honor to the UQ Holder Numbers members.  Gengorou tells them that they will each be paid ¥2 million each. However, since Karin reported that Touta’s damage is about ¥20 million, his pay will be deducted from his debt. This causes Touta to be very unhappy.

UQ Holder Chapter 30 Manga Review

Thoughts/Review:

Heh! Is Akamatsu-sensei taking a page from his friend Hata-sensei and going down the boy with a big debt to pay off route? While ¥20 million is nothing compared to Hayate’s ~¥150-million debt in Hayate the Combat Butler, it still is a lot of debt and it amuses me that Akamatsu-sensei put that into the manga.

UQ Holder Chapter 30 Manga Review

As to the story, what happened to Nagumo and Kaito? Seriously, they were completely forgotten here, save for a flashback image when Ikkuu praises Touta. I would have liked some information on what happened to them.

So, UQ Holder is going to use this event to establish a base in the slum, thus allowing them to spread out. So, what has been holding UQ Holder back from having positive influence and other bases of operations?

Shifting to Eva, a lot of folks had been speculating that maybe she was weaker. I didn’t believe that, but she does mention that in her current state, she can handle the fire. So, she’s still very powerful, but it would appear that for some reason, she’s not as strong as she was.  I wonder why.

You know, some folks speculated that Eva placed part of her soul into Chachazero. If that is how Chachazero was ensouled, and Chachazero was destroyed or lost, then that might explain Eva being weaker.  But that’s just rampant speculation on my part.

I was amused that Touta seemed to react to Eva in her true, loli form. It would seem that he finds her attractive when her appearance is close to his own age.

It was also amusing how Touta was teased by the guys when Eva returned to her Yukihime form as him being a mothercon (or “mama’s boy”).  I much prefer Eva as Eva, but Eva as Yukihime does evoke a somewhat motherly feeling to her. ^_~

Finally, time to get Karin back from the moon. I hope that happens soon. Also, I hope that Eva has more information for Touta, or at least about Touta to expound to the audience.

Oh, and one more thing.  I have bitched in the past about Crunchyroll not bothering to do the 2 page spreads right. While this still isn’t on par with the job scanlators do, it does appear that an effort was made to try to bridge the two pages together.

UQ Holder Chapter 30 Manga Review

(Crunchyroll fails on simple math since they had ¥20 million – ¥2 million to equal ¥1.8 million. ^_~ )

So, a fun chapter that appears to wrap up the arc.

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20 Responses to “UQ Holder Chapter 30 Manga Review (Time to party, get paid, and pay debt!)”

  1. […] SPOILER image from the upcoming UQ Holder chapter 30, courtesy of the VERY gracious Southrop. (My review of UQ Holder Chapter 30 should come out […]

  2. Seimei says:

    FIRST COMMENTARY ! lol

    I hope that the debt will quickly refreeze ! I want even more of the past Tota , learn more about Fate averruncus and, above all, REVIEW THE LIFE MAKER !

    FINALLY serious it will probably be on the wind shadow of the stage instead of playing the ” stashed ” and all sub- delegate to fiffres (although it will probably louise allies. I also look forward to new goals . ^ ^

    I also hope he has a nickname (we prove we probably not his real name all site ) more practical than “The life -maker ” or ” the mage of the bigening .” ^ ^ I’m thinking ” Ouroboros ” it would suit him well, symbol means infinity, and éternitée rEINCARNATION ! It is not real it ?

    What do you think astro ?

    ps: I personally imagine Fate be the current host of life -maker . I want proof that it observes Tota away with a Drone , we know that the life -maker love people watching , especially with instruments visions as the telescope , so why not a drone ?

    What do you think ?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I also hope he has a nickname (we prove we probably not his real name all site ) more practical than “The life -maker ” or ” the mage of the bigening .” ^ ^ I’m thinking ” Ouroboros ” it would suit him well, symbol means infinity, and éternitée rEINCARNATION ! It is not real it ?

      Sorry…it has been one of those days. Are you talking about Touta?

      I personally imagine Fate be the current host of life -maker .

      I’m still not a fan of the MotB being someone who possesses others. This may be the truth, but until it is proven (meaning Akamatsu-sensei explicitly states it), I’m just not buying it. (Not doubt I’ll be proven wrong. ^_~ )

      • Seimei says:

        1. No, i’m really talking about the life-maker^^.

        2. Yes, I also think it would be too simplistic to immortality technique for someone so mysterious. If it had, sensei would explicitly suggest a “reincarnation” through the words of Albireo. Instead, it use the term “continuity” and cites the example of “continuous” in a video game. If is not that unlike video games, life-maker seems he has the “continuous” to infinity ^ ^

        I rather think back with a technique that appropriates the “essence” of someone. His “life”, his “destiny” to his identitée métaphsique meaning, rather than just automatic reincarnation in the kind of Zasalamel in Soul-calibur for example. This is probably more complex.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Well, I’m really hoping that Akamatsu-sensei further explores the whole Lifemaker thing. I think he will, but then I thought that for Negima.

          • Seimei says:

            There are two solutions :
            1. Soi akamatsu was forced to stop Negima and uses UQ -Holder to continue the story while developing its universal and detaching stoneware or strength harem ( and since Negima was not supposed to be a harem but much closer to UQ -Holder : an action, heroic-fantaisy, nekketsu shonen rumored Shonen , I think it is detached from the harem with joy !)

            2 . Either Akamatsu follows a plan prepared in Avence who plans to overlap its ” epic chronicle fantaisy ” two mangas ( all his work takes place in the same university and is interconnected but there are many more links between negima uq -holder and all his other works never have them!) .

            So it was the story of the immortals in the head and probably planned to complete Negima with his next work .

            In both cases I’m pretty sure we finally see the life -maker in all its imposing and dark majesty ! And this time, if he has many allies, he will no longer fugitives hides , I hope it will be like Fate , very active and present. A true primary antagonniste , not just a ” hidden final boss .” I have good hope for!

            If you think that ? The ” ouroboros ” nickname him well would not it? It would be more practical and class than just ” Magician of the bigening ” or ” life -maker .” ^ ^…

          • AstroNerdBoy says:

            In both cases I’m pretty sure we finally see the life -maker in all its imposing and dark majesty !

            I think you are right.

            As to Ouroboros, that just makes me think of Red Dwarf since there was an episode of it by that name. ^_~ It could be apropos though.

  3. Magine says:

    I’m happy, I saw Evangeline as much in her form original as the adult-form, although Evangeline changes of form, she is herself, I like her way of being

    I found funny the part when Evangeline said “boing or no boing” and after the “mothercon” lol

    Poor Touta, the amount of money that he has to pay XD
    if he causes damage each time that he does some mission, he will never be able be able to pay the debt

    I wonder if sometime I will be able to see the power of Evangeline 100%, Why she said in her current state?
    it can be that the curse wasn’t removed completely or she was weakened with the fight with the life maker

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I’m happy, I saw Evangeline as much in her form original as the adult-form, although Evangeline changes of form, she is herself, I like her way of being

      This arc would seem to indicate that Akamatsu-sensei will allow Eva to show up in her true form from time to time.

      Poor Touta, the amount of money that he has to pay XD
      if he causes damage each time that he does some mission, he will never be able be able to pay the debt

      *lol* There’s a part of me that thinks he’ll keep getting nailed with debt.

      I wonder if sometime I will be able to see the power of Evangeline 100%, Why she said in her current state?
      it can be that the curse wasn’t removed completely or she was weakened with the fight with the life maker

      That’s what I’m hoping we learn eventually.

  4. Southrop says:

    (Crunchyroll fails on simple math since they had ¥20 million – ¥2 million to equal ¥1.8 million. ^_~ )

    Funnily enough, I made the exact same mistake. Though we corrected it straight away.

  5. Andarion says:

    Well Touta might just accumulate a debt comparable to that of Hayate. I mean if he keeps being as reckless and destructive in the future his debt will only go up.
    To be honest I find this twist a nice thing, I think this is the first time I have seen the protagonist having to pay up for the damage he has caused. On a more humorous side I’d rotfl if in his future fights Touta would freak out and yell at his opponent for causing collateral damage “DUDE! They will sell my organs if you don’t stop wrecking this place!”

    As for something stopping UQ Holder… perhaps it was because Jinbei and Eva were missing for a while. Or the organization didn’t actually Want to spread, perhaps Eva has found out about something which pushed UQ Holder into action?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well Touta might just accumulate a debt comparable to that of Hayate. I mean if he keeps being as reckless and destructive in the future his debt will only go up.

      *lol* That would be funny. ^_^

      As for something stopping UQ Holder… perhaps it was because Jinbei and Eva were missing for a while. Or the organization didn’t actually Want to spread, perhaps Eva has found out about something which pushed UQ Holder into action?

      Hopefully, we’ll get some answers.

  6. Gore17 says:

    I prefer the scanlation. “boing or no boing?” is far better then “curves or a washboard?”

  7. Setsuyume says:

    Hahahahaha!

    1- I really enjoyed Gengorou’s performance this chapter, going from mocking guy to nice, professional guy, then to arrogant and menacing guy lol

    2- Eva-chan was quite funny as well, giving the main quote of this chapter: “make it clear: do you like boin or no boin?” LOL

    2.1. Still about Eva, she really got less powerful than before (“my current state…”), like I suspected…I still bet on the LM battle as being the resposible;

    P.S. Okay, I know this is unrelated, but that post is so old by now! Nobody will read there! I need to say this before I can move on! (ghost feelings lol)

    P.S.1. Satsuki screaming and running desperately to catch Ryuuko’s fall was a really nice “sisters moment” for me;

    P.S.2. Mako was making the ship move, then the next moment she is sleeping in Ryuuko’s arms. How did she even get there? lol

    P.S.3. “Senketsu Kisagi”…”Kisagi” might mean “wear more clothes”! XDDDD

    Okay, now I can finally move on from Kill La Kill…plz forgive my “slip of the typing fingers”, Astro lol

  8. […] I’m calling hogwash (to put it VERY politely) on Akamatsu-sensei’s after the fact addressing of what happened with Powerful Hand.  To quote myself from chapter 30, […]

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