UQ Holder Chapter 95 SPOILER Info (Update #2: more info, now with images)

Here is some SPOILER info for the upcoming UQ Holder Chapter 95, courtesy of 2ch. (My review of UQ Holder Chapter 95 should come out late Tuesday night or Wednesday, U.S. time, depending on when Crunchyroll publishes the chapter.)

UQ HOLDER Chapter 95 SPOILERS

The UQ Holder Chapter 95 goodness begins.^_^

This looks to be Chapter 95’s spoilers.

帰国ってどこへだw

さて本題 騒がしさがやってくる

そして8か月後
刀太はそれなりの強さを身につけ、ダーナの城を出られることになった
今はまだフェイトとタイマン張っても10戦完敗確定だが、頼れる仲間がいる
それに、目指す最強はそのさらに先
予選に復帰する前に、アジトに戻り雪姫に会うという

そのころ
刀太が田舎から出てくる途中で出会ったしのむモドキが上京
宇宙からは木乃香の孫で双子の近衛勇魚&帆乃香(このえ いさな&ほのか)が
そしてアジトにはあやかと孫(?ひ孫?)がすでに来ていた

■次々現れる美少女達!しかも、何やら刀太に関係ありそうで…!?騒々しさ100&の予感!!
44号は作者取材のため休載いたします。45号からの再開をお楽しみに!!

Looks like we get a time skip of eight months, or that they train for an additional eight months. Also, I see Konoka’s and Ayaka’s name being dropped as some of their descendants apparently show up. And of course, the chapter is going on a break for Akamatsu-sensei to do interviews.

Hopefully, we’ll get a gracious person to give us a translation here. Updates to follow, as warranted.

Update #1: Two translations, from DerGilga and Gamen. First up, DerGilga.

帰国ってどこへだw
When returning home where to be

さて本題 騒がしさがやってくる
Now the ?main noises? are turning up

そして8か月後
and after 8 months
刀太はそれなりの強さを身につけ、ダーナの城を出られることになった
Touta learnd about his own strength and had left Dana’s castle
今はまだフェイトとタイマン張っても10戦完敗確定だが、頼れる仲間がいる
Even now when he sticks to a one-on-one with Fate, ?10 matches? ended in complete defeat/ the battle would end in complete defeat, but there is his nakama he can rely on
// the 10 is confusing
それに、目指す最強はそのさらに先
besides, the strongest, who he is aiming for, ?is further ahead?
予選に復帰する前に、アジトに戻り雪姫に会うという
before returning to the preliminaries he says to return to the hidehout and meet with Yukihime

そのころ
at that time
刀太が田舎から出てくる途中で出会ったしのむモドキが上京
“Shinomu Modoki”, who met Touta when he was in the middle of his journey leaving his hometown, is heading to the capital
宇宙からは木乃香の孫で双子の近衛勇魚&帆乃香(このえ いさな&ほのか)が
From space the grandchilden of Konoka the twins Konoe Isana and Honoka (reading of the names)
そしてアジトにはあやかと孫(?ひ孫?)がすでに来ていた
and at the hidehout Ayaka and her grandchild (?great-grandchild?) already arrived

■次々現れる美少女達!しかも、何やら刀太に関係ありそうで…!?騒々しさ100&の予感!!
Beautiful girls appering one by one! Also what kind of realationship do they have with Touta..!? A premonition of ?100 noises? !!
44号は作者取材のため休載いたします。45号からの再開をお楽しみに!!
Because the author is collecting material there will be no chapter in issue 44. Look forward to the continuation in issue 45!

P.S.:
A double chapter now!?!
I guess it’s time to build a time machine! See ya in 2 weeks!

Next up, Gamen.

Well, here’s the translation I stumbled through…

Returning home to where lol

Now, the main topic, the chaos came along.

And then 8 months after.
As for Touta, he gained an appropriate amount of strength, and it was decided he was able to leave Dana’s castle.
For now even if he fought Fate one-on-one ten times he was certain to lose totally, but he has comrades he can rely on.
Moreover, the strength he’s aiming for is further ahead of that.
Before he returns to the qualifiers, he returns to the base and meets [tn: or to meet?] Yukihime.

At that time.
Shinomu Modoki, who Touta met on while leaving the boonies, has arrived in Tokyo.
From space, Konoka’s grandchildren, the twins Konoe Isana and Honoka.
And already at the base are Ayaka and her grandchild (great-grandchild?).

*Beautiful girls appearing one after another. Moreover it seems they have some kind of connection to Touta…!? I’ve a hunch the chaos will be up 100%!!
Issue 44 because of the author interview there will be a break. Look forward to it resuming in issue 45!!

Thanks to both of you. ^_^

Update #2: MK‘s spoiler images.

UQ Holder Chapter 95

UQ Holder Chapter 95

UQ Holder Chapter 95

UQ Holder Chapter 95

UQ Holder Chapter 95

Well now, well now. I do believe we’ve seen those Konoka and Setsuna “clones” before at the end of Negima. Possibly Ayaka’s descendant as well.

If there are more updates, I’ll try to make them. Otherwise, the chapter review will be out at the usual time, dependent on Crunchyroll.

UQ Holder Chapter 95

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  1. Mattcgw says:

    So, the ever elusive koneo’s may appear.

    An 8 month time skip, depending on how Sensei plays it (kishimoto did some weird stuff with character ages and thus the part 2 timeline, EG; naruto turning 17 in the war arc, despite all evidence pointing towards naruto just being 16 1/2. Naruto was born in autumn Oct 10, the problem was that it meant naruto had his birthday before the sasuke retrieval arc, and the maximum time to have passed in part 2 was about 3-4 months. Judging by kurenai’s pregnancy.)

    Point is akamatsu could have it so kuromaru is older than touta, thus is already 15. So he could have it. As touta 15 and kuromaru as 15 and 6-8 months. So he has kuromaru’s gender decision come a lot sooner, but my currently held belief would change his mind like always /he regrets that choice and simply ignores it.

  2. Mattcgw says:

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-09-19/shinobu-ohtaka-magi-fantasy-manga-enters-final-arc/.93152

    I wonder if that could mean Ran Ayanaga returning to work on uq holder, he’s credited as the creator of both Al Imma and Fate! (Read: the entire storyline and world of negima)
    I remember reading somewhere on animenewsnetwork that he become her assistant, if you ever pick up a volume of magi, his influence is clear.

    For example Al-thamen=cosmo Entelechia and household vessel = pactio, only difference is that theirs an actual limit of seven and not super special people have an unlimited number when it’s typical maximum of 2-3 for average folk.

    Reasons why he left Akamatsu-sensei, is probably because shounen Sunday historically had circulation of a million+ while Kodansha’s weekly shounen magazine didn’t, as well as Shueasia/shogakukan Series’s receiving proper adaptions and additional seasons even if sold poorly. The World God only knows, got Three seasons despite the adaptions selling so abysmally! http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-30/japanese-comic-ranking-december-16-22

    The final volume sold 10K less than holder for its final volume.

    Long story short, if Ayanaga-sensei returns if for just 8 months or so, uq holder’s story and fortune would reverse, as would it’s non-screwed adaption chances!

    I would also like to point out that since shingeki, Kodansha has bucked the trend for declining serialisation and has had a million plus circulation numbers for a number of unknown years.

    • ghostbeetle says:

      I have absolutely no knowledge of any of these connections. Who is Ran Ayanaga? (Ayanaga Ran?) Can you go into a bit more detail, or point me at a source? Please!

      • mattcgw says:

        As I said previously Ran Ayanaga is credited as both Al Imma and Fate creator and has received a thanks in nearly every volume, if you are new to Akamatsu’s work via UQ holder, then most of this would look like a grand conspiracy.

        Therefore, some background information is necessary. Al Imma is the seemingly know-it-all troll with Aizen level plot knowledge, who in the uq holder setting could kill every immortal, with his gravity magic. The first time nagi (touta’s Overpowered great-grandfather and Eva’s puppy love infatuation) fight’s the lifemaker and Fate, he wins and get’s the girl (princess or queen) his master Zecht gets possessed.

        When jack asks what happens to Zecht, Al just shushes him (nagi). http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/267/page/12
        He also had the lifemaker sealed near his Villa. he also knew more about Eva’s backstory than she herself. He somehow knew that the lifemaker turn her into a shinso, as apart of immorality experiments. http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/326/page/1 http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/325/page/14 http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/333/page/14 Eva herself had no idea it was the lifemaker (Before UQ holder, it appeared as if he knew the Eva’s parent was the lifemaker, which would eva asuna and negi’s only other royal relative.) http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/324/page/10
        http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/324/page/11
        http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/324/page/16
        http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/324/page/17
        He is also as old(er) as the lifemaker!

        And Fate is well… Fate, but an argument to be made is Ran subsequently created the lifemaker Dolls and the Averruncus, (the Fate we see as the UQ holder! Antagonist, is Tetrium of earth, lit the third, and an expectation among his brethren, he has free will, but still follows most of the Lifemaker Ideology, all the lifemaker dolls are among the strongest and equal in power, Fate simply got better at technique and hand-to-hand combat, this is why he is the strongest amongst them.

        In holder; he claims that Touta is his property, which implies him as responsible for mass producing failed Magia Erebea clones, like Touta’s sister, which makes no sense because his Sister (hoodie) never mentions Fate at all, only the Negi (her old man) couldn’t have children. So he’s most likely lying or some other outfit is producing breed for warfare augmented clones (however, the only organization capable would be Cosmo Entelecheia.) Like when he said he killed touta’s Scientist ‘Parents’

        Next,is my reasoning based on a few rumors/assumptions.
        1. Uq holder is purely Akamatsu-sensei’s idea’s and writing; it hasn’t gone well,so say the least.
        2. During Negima Sensei ‘took’ idea’s from his assistant’s and never gave them credit, (this probably looks worse on paper than it is) One source evidence for this is that, in one of the Q&A EXTRA’S; the wording was he had been told that Zecht was hundreds of years old, which is why people speculated the Zecht may be UQ holder 12 or apper.
        3. Sensei had one of the few latin expert’s in all of Japan, as an assistant, who left after a couple of years. which is why the incantations were in Japanese when in the Weekly Shounen Magazine, then an Editor had to get the correct Ancient Greek or Latin for the Tabukkon.
        4. Ran Ayanaga was that Latin Expert, he is also a manga-ka in his own right, also credited for the Yue’s design.

        See what a huge influence Ran Ayanaga has had on Negima and Uq holder!
        All of Negima’s storyline Originated from one character he created, and uq holders as well.
        By extension, Ran created Touta’s gravity blade.

        Al Imma was also the one to Point out negi was reborn as immortal and that it was level with Eva’s then true shinso status http://manga.redhawkscans.com/reader/read/mahou_sensei_negima/en/0/342/page/12

        It (Ran) may also be the reason why touta is a hybrid immortal, well he should be, Jinbee says that he’s a noble and touta’s first flashback indicates he was already immortal and eva sealed his magic alongside immortality and turns him half-blooded, then full blooded by that chapters end. By chapter 20 his Magia activate annulling vampire’s weakness to crosses or holy magic, so he should’ve become a hybrid at that point.

        However, in recent chapters newborn Vampire eva, say he is created being and that his immorality comes from Magia, was well as possessing magic cancel. (he should self-destruct or simply be mortal, but akamatsu is doing as he pleases!)

        • OverMaster says:

          But, why would he return to Akamatsu, then? If, as you claim, Akamatsu took ideas from him and gave him no credit, and his current editorial offers better deals than Kodansha, unless he’s had even bigger fallouts with his current employer, it makes more sense to stay with her for her next work than returning to help Akamatsu ‘save’ a series that apparently has to resort to Negima callbacks to sustain itself, instead of holding on its own merits.

          • Mattcgw says:

            Don’t think akamatsu, think Kodansha’s weekly shounen magazine that has double the amount in circulation; shounen Sunday 750K and declining vs 1.5 million and on the up, since Shingeki no kyojin.

            Even if it’s temporary, say 6-8 month. Ayanaga-sensei could give akamatsu a proper template and non cosmo Entelecheia enemy/organisation for couple of hundred chapters before fighting (Read:spamming reality warping) the lifemaker. But most an anime adaptation, wether it’s good or not is in hands of the gods.

            Also, Ran may just need some work short term work, until shinobu stars her next series, in about 2 years after Magi. Akamatsu would be a fool to turn Ayanaga-sensei down!

        • MAGI says:

          Ran Ayanaga is a girl.

          I have seen various times Dargor/Skorm mentioned that Negima’s overall quality went downhill around the middle part of the magic world arc which is after volume 27, that’s the same volume where Ran Ayanaga stopped being involved in Negima.

          Hata has also mentioned before Akamatsu’s assistant who is involved with the Latin and Greek spells left Akamatsu because the newer fans hated it, take note that Latin and Greek also stopped around volume 27 and after that the newer Latin and Greek that we see are on the official volume release are being translated by an editor.

          Now as for my own observation, I have seen how the quality of the fights went downhill after Ran Ayanaga left, before Ran Ayanaga left, the fight usually involves a lot more brains and strategy than strength and brawns.

          Even if Negi had Magia Erebea you can actually see that his fight with Rakan involved strategy, and you can see on the earlier fights before magic world arc that Negi used strategy against Eva, Kotaro, Fate, Wilhelm, Takahata, Chao, and Rakan.

          After Ran Ayanaga left all the fights after Rakan involves Negi overwhelming his opponents with pure speed and strength even against people who can match him equally like Eva, Fate, Poyo, Tsukuyomi, Dynamis, and Godel.

          Not just fights that involves with Negi but all other fight with the characters in the Gravekeeper’s palace during the latter parts of the magic world arc involves mostly brute strength and flashy speed. It was not the same quality of the fights you’ll see during Mahora festival arc.

          This also explains why the fights in UQ Holder are so badly executed because it would be a lot more convenient for Akamatsu to have an idiotic main character like Touta instead of a genius like Negi because idiotic main characters are generally easier to write, you don’t have to think of strategies or even creativity, the only time Touta ever used strategy was against Ruin Ishkur but that kind of strategy is shallow compared to things that Negi has pulled off before Ran Ayanaga left.

          I am going to be honest here, Ken Akamatsu should have married Ran Ayanaga instead of that idol girl. I think the two of them would be a great couple and Ran Ayanaga can actually help Akamatsu improve the overall quality of his manga unlike the idol girl who only wants Akamatsu to take breaks every 4 weeks.

  3. DerGilga says:

    帰国ってどこへだw
    When returning home where to be

    さて本題 騒がしさがやってくる
    Now the ?main noises? are turning up

    そして8か月後
    and after 8 months
    刀太はそれなりの強さを身につけ、ダーナの城を出られることになった
    Touta learnd about his own strength and had left Dana’s castle
    今はまだフェイトとタイマン張っても10戦完敗確定だが、頼れる仲間がいる
    Even now when he sticks to a one-on-one with Fate, ?10 matches? ended in complete defeat/ the battle would end in complete defeat, but there is his nakama he can rely on
    // the 10 is confusing
    それに、目指す最強はそのさらに先
    besides, the strongest, who he is aiming for, ?is further ahead?
    予選に復帰する前に、アジトに戻り雪姫に会うという
    before returning to the preliminaries he says to return to the hidehout and meet with Yukihime

    そのころ
    at that time
    刀太が田舎から出てくる途中で出会ったしのむモドキが上京
    “Shinomu Modoki”, who met Touta when he was in the middle of his journey leaving his hometown, is heading to the capital
    宇宙からは木乃香の孫で双子の近衛勇魚&帆乃香(このえ いさな&ほのか)が
    From space the grandchilden of Konoka the twins Konoe Isana and Honoka (reading of the names)
    そしてアジトにはあやかと孫(?ひ孫?)がすでに来ていた
    and at the hidehout Ayaka and her grandchild (?great-grandchild?) already arrived

    ■次々現れる美少女達!しかも、何やら刀太に関係ありそうで…!?騒々しさ100&の予感!!
    Beautiful girls appering one by one! Also what kind of realationship do they have with Touta..!? A premonition of ?100 noises? !!
    44号は作者取材のため休載いたします。45号からの再開をお楽しみに!!
    Because the author is collecting material there will be no chapter in issue 44. Look forward to the continuation in issue 45!

    P.S.:
    A double chapter now!?!
    I guess it’s time to build a time machine! See ya in 2 weeks!

  4. Gamen says:

    Well, here’s the translation I stumbled through…

    Returning home to where lol

    Now, the main topic, the chaos came along.

    And then 8 months after.
    As for Touta, he gained an appropriate amount of strength, and it was decided he was able to leave Dana’s castle.
    For now even if he fought Fate one-on-one ten times he was certain to lose totally, but he has comrades he can rely on.
    Moreover, the strength he’s aiming for is further ahead of that.
    Before he returns to the qualifiers, he returns to the base and meets [tn: or to meet?] Yukihime.

    At that time.
    Shinomu Modoki, who Touta met on while leaving the boonies, has arrived in Tokyo.
    From space, Konoka’s grandchildren, the twins Konoe Isana and Honoka.
    And already at the base are Ayaka and her grandchild (great-grandchild?).

    *Beautiful girls appearing one after another. Moreover it seems they have some kind of connection to Touta…!? I’ve a hunch the chaos will be up 100%!!
    Issue 44 because of the author interview there will be a break. Look forward to it resuming in issue 45!!

  5. DD says:

    Something is telling me that this is gona turn into harem nhope im wrong

  6. pheeph says:

    Descendants of the Yukihiro and Konoe families? I’d like to see that…

  7. NT says:

    Nice. Going to finally get some relatives from the old cast appearing… it seems like Ayaka is actually still alive maybe?

    I guess we get to find out who konoka actually married maybe…

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I wondered about Ayaka being alive, but we’ll see.

      • Kurusu Kimihito says:

        Ayaka is still alive, confirmed! I found a bigger version of the same spoiler pic with Ayaka’s grandchild in it at mangaantenna.blogspot.com/2015/09/uq-holder-95 It has Ayaka sitting in a wheelchair holding, what seems to be a pactio card.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Thanks for that early tip. ^_^ Too bad we’ve not been able to ready the chapter since Crunchyroll can’t be bothered.

  8. LoneWolfx03 says:

    I just realized something… when Asuna woke up from the future, I remembered she was looking for any Konoe and Yukihiro contacts on an address book(?) and she couldn’t find any Konoe descendants… will the twins be… nah, it can’t be…

  9. codegundam says:

    any suspection this will lead to harem development
    poor Kuromaru her her love getting one-sidedmore and more because Touta obsession to Eva
    add harem just included Akamatsu old traditional flavor

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      any suspection this will lead to harem development

      Very possibly. 😉

      add harem just included Akamatsu old traditional flavor

      Always bet on harem with Akamatsu-sensei. 😀

  10. mattcgw says:

    The Yukihiro girl, looks like a bound asuna with blue eye and no bells.
    Maybe Ayaka goes all amanda waller (from the Justice league batman beyond crossover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQofpIsnUf4

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I think it is more about Akamatsu-sensei’s limited range of character designs.

      • Dargor says:

        I like to think its a nod to Ayaka and Asuna’s friendship. It’d be a cute gesture on her part having one of her grandkids having the twin tails and all.

        Which is literally the one good thing Holder has ever done with something from Negima. Ever.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          I like to think its a nod to Ayaka and Asuna’s friendship. It’d be a cute gesture on her part having one of her grandkids having the twin tails and all.

          You know, I like that idea and it does feel like something Ayaka would have done.

      • Mattcgw says:

        I meant that she was the one to fund Touta’s creation and his failed kin. Most likely unknown to atrocities committed by the Scientists.

  11. Dargor says:

    So, Akamatsu apprently realized Holder sucks on its own, and is continuing another round of Negima baiting.

    A attempt at what seems to be a good gesture, but I’m not buying it. Sorry Akamatsu, your clones are not going to ever make up for Negima in anyway. If you wanted to include Negima characters that badly Akamatsu, you should have done a proper sequel in the first place, and not this off-brand zombie featuring the most boring cast of characters imaginable.

  12. NT says:

    Wait wut? I don’t remember seeing these two at the end of negima? not unless i missed something..

    But seriously… they look nearly exactly the same? reincarnations???? they are Konoka’s grandchildren right? weird.
    The translations are wrong since it’s actually Shinobu Yuuki not Shinomu Modoki.

    Correct me if i am wrong but did they actually say if Shinobu was a girl? I may need to reread those chapters……

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Wait wut? I don’t remember seeing these two at the end of negima? not unless i missed something..

      They showed up in the visual message the elderly Ayaka left for Asuna.

      Correct me if i am wrong but did they actually say if Shinobu was a girl? I may need to reread those chapters……

      No gender was assigned to Shinobu in chapter 2 of the manga.

  13. OverMaster says:

    So, we haven’t even met the full roster of the organization that gives the series its title, almost 100 chapters in. Yet they keep bringing more characters who are Negima cheap fanservice. Not only this isn’t giving the cast of the organization proper focus (Touta’s development has just become stereotypical ‘I want to be the strongest’ garbage, and Kuromaru, Santa and Kirie now only matter in what pertains to Touta), but if these characters are treated like Mana or Cyber Tsukuyomi, being brought in just to be shoved aside just as fast, what’s the point?

    One of the few advantages Holder had over Negima was a smaller cast, that in theory should have allowed for better pacing and development. Yet that’s lost by now, because characters remain either one note (Santa being the exception at first, but now he’s just become background noise), or are outright ignored after a couple of focus chapters. The series isn’t even really about UQ Holder itself, it’s just become a ‘connect Touta with Negima’ game. At this point, why to bother with it anymore? We aren’t having nor a true Negima sequel nor a thing that stands on its own.

    And is anyone fooled by this Konosetsu bait? Really? We know Akamatsu will just want to keep teasing, but you can’t say there was a same gender marriage in a Shounen manga. This will just be more of the same old thing, more stalling and tantalizing without actually delivering anything.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      …if these characters are treated like Mana or Cyber Tsukuyomi, being brought in just to be shoved aside just as fast, what’s the point?

      That’s true. When Mana came in, I was hoping for her to be around for a while. But then she was gone in a flash. 🙁

      One of the few advantages Holder had over Negima was a smaller cast, that in theory should have allowed for better pacing and development. Yet that’s lost by now…

      Yeah, that was another disappointment. I’ve stated from early on, I was disappointed when Eva’s (Yukihime), Kuroumaru’s, and Touta’s foot journey was cut short rather than character explore and such.

    • Mattcgw says:

      I wouldn’t put it as gay marriage is not allowed, more not in the mainstream publishers and the respective manga-ka having the clout to pull it off.

      Only three came to mind, miura Kentaro could easily done it back in the 80’s with berserk. Problem was gay marriage wasn’t legal and homosexuality was barely tolerated by religious organisations.

      Hiromu Arakawa, before FMA got popular, Problem is that square Enix magazine became mainstream because FMA, also noteworthy is that sakurako (of sekirei fame) has same sex couples, but it’s handwaved by the fact that sekirei are aliens. And the main same sex couple Izumi and her ashikabi were literally killed, since Izumi had became Sekirei’s main storyline and enemy until she was killed.

      Yoshiro Togashi: well the man put a transgender yokai and didn’t make it a joke. Also Sensui, the big antagonist for an arc or so.

      However, the problem with kodansha’s lesbian policy is money, judging Shingeki no Kyojin. If the editorial thinks it will sell more volumes, they’ll have it. Christia is supposed to have promised to marry Ymir, however recent chapters and success dictate; you cannot have a gay monarch. So Isayama is starting the biggest shipping shitstorm since naruto gaiden and the legend of korra, by pairing Christia with Eren and removed Ymir completely.

      Even the korrasami ship was by a technicality, since bryke made korra and asami Bisexual. And did so in the last 5 seconds.

      In truth gay couples and gay marriage can be done, but not involving main characters. And certainly not in the middle of an ongoing series, involved in mainstream media.

  14. DerGilga says:

    Kurou-chan, Dana, Kitty and now Kono and Setsu-chan 3.0. I’m very pleased with the current development in UQ Holder! :3

    Also Touta really looks mature/confident now. Come on Touta, you can do it! Unlimited Harem Works!

  15. DD says:

    Funny fact Negima started like harem and later on battle manga and uq holder started like battle is going to turn into harem(well maybe 🙂 )

  16. sanchi says:

    I am not sure who the main character of this series – is it Touta or Yukihime/Kitty?

    Time shifting is always a difficult continuity item to handle the in any story. I don’t mind the little updates of the lives of Negi’s group since the time of Negima or before Negima.

    I think these short bits is what Akamatsu-sensei wants us to know at that time about the original Negima group, but I’m not sure if it’s a part of a planned storyline or a spur-of-the-moment creativity as he creates the UQ story. Somehow the cameo appearances seem to fit but not sure where all this is going.

    The first glimpse or observation I had thought was that this was going to be a Yukihime/Kitty series with her talking from a chair in the first few frames of the series, or what was happening to Negi’s group, with the two frames of group images also in the first episode, and how they changed from one image which most appeared in school uniforms at the end of Negima, to a older aged group in different clothing image, with Kitty walking further ahead of everyone else, and who didn’t age.

    I’m thinking the timing of the updates of Negima’s characters is to keep the interest and its connection with Negima, but is it also critical for the story development but not yet fully understood why?

    Following this series from my small understanding, I see UQ Holder as the ‘next generation’ or the descendants of Negima that works with Negi’s original group to eventually have some sort of final battle with a entity or evil group (that is still not fully defined as of yet) to free a controlled Nagi and Negi or to again save the world. Will this battle include all of the UQ group and its subordinates, or just the higher level ‘numbers’ group from UQ Holder which also fits the series title?

    There is also Fate’s group from Negima and a few new characters that had that small encounter with Touta and friends at that space tower terminal. How they fit in is also unknown as in good or bad guys.

    I am curious too on the changes with the current time Touta/Yukihime relationship, since the input of Touta relationship with the Kitty of the past. If UQ Holder is about Kitty as the main character and Touta the eventual soul-mate, the story is following its development. It’s just that right now it’s concentrating on getting Touta up to Yukihime’s level of interest.

    Is this supposed to be a action and love/relationship series? Dana mentioned Touta as a potential candidate for Yukihime to find love when Dana first appeared – so it becomes part of the story and how that is supposed to develop – which it seems the direction of the series, and now it seems to be agreed that this may again include a harem of girls for Touta – which can add some interesting relationship issues similar to what Negi had to deal with in Negima. I do miss Negi’s sneezes blowing away clothing, which Asuna and others didn’t appreciate. I guess that didn’t follow to Touta.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I am not sure who the main character of this series – is it Touta or Yukihime/Kitty?

      Technically, since this is a shounen manga, it has to be Touta. Eva (Yukihime/Kitty) is a supporting character. Plus, has there been a chapter with Touta not in it?

      Anyway, I miss a lot about Negima.

      • sanchi says:

        Yes, you are right. I can’t remember any chapter without Touta, and Eva is not in every chapter. Touta is the main character. The Series image has him centered with everyone else in the background too. My bad.

        Pactio. I’m waiting to see if this is also used on Touta with that magic cancelling issue? That would be one way to quickly power up Touta to help him defeat his future opponents, and another Negima concept cross-over.

  17. sanchi says:

    Ayaka Yukihiro (aka class representative) with a grandchild, Konoka Konoe with twin grand children, Isana and Honoka – I wonder if they have Konaka’s fortune telling, healing and magister magi powers too? If one of the images are showing the twins – one of them looks closely like Setsuna too, esp the hair style. I wonder how long before Asuna appears?

  18. dominic says:

    One moment is his arm cut off?

  19. OverMaster says:

    New version of Chibi Ayaka’s image has popped out, now showing two others in the background… Old!Ayaka holding her Pactio card, and…. CHACHAMARU!

    All I’m asking for at this point is Chachamaru and Karin sitting around and sharing passive-agressive Evangeline stories.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I have long been wondering when pactio cards would should up. And now they have.

      And yeah, more exciting than seeing Ayaka was seeing Chachamaru. Chachamaru should be a member of UQH, although she’s likely just Ayaka’s caretaker for now.

  20. Andmeuths says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if these descendants of Class 3 A technically descend from Negi Springfield – as in, Negi’s genetic material was used in combination with their grandmothers (Sperm donation? Cloning using a mix of one of Negi’s Pactio partners and his genetic material?), to create their fathers and mothers. Of course, Neither Erebea or Magic Cancel was passed down to these descendants.

    Actually, even in the current core cast of UQ Holder, I am seeing Negima Characterizations in the characters around Touta’s age. Kuromaru is a fusion of Setsuna and Kotarou, with gender identity issues added on-top. Kirie merges Chisame’s character, with Yue Ayase’s function in battles. Santa is partly a twist with Sayoko, and partly genuinely a new character.

    Granted, Karin and Ikyuu do not have any real analogies in Negima….

    Speaking of harems: if Akamatsu really wanted to go full out harem, he would have either consolidated Santa’s character into Sayoko Minase, and have Touta save Sayoko via Deus Ex Magic Cancel, or would have had Santa sacrifice himself to liberate Sayoko…. or when Kirie returns, the first thing they do is to report to Yukihime. In other words, Sayoko would have taken Santa’s place in the UQ Holder, as a Vengeful Spirit and one of the most talented Necromancers in the solar system below the age of 100.

    • sanchi says:

      With all this mixing of series esp with the school, one would think that Sayoko Minase would have or should have been known to Sayo Aisaka the ghost in Negima, being that she was another ghost at the school and in the same class for 60 yrs and also Eva would have seen her when she was confined there too. Sayoko must have been a known ghost for the student deaths she caused that eventually brought in Karin to be given a assignment to deal with Sayoko. I agree Sayoko could have been turned around for good by Negi, and a good addition to their group. But Sayoko probably didn’t exist in Akamatsu-sensei’s Negima world at that time. Hmm we haven’t yet seen Sayo Aisaka yet either.

      • Andmeuths says:

        Actually, I thought that Sayoko Minase became a ghost sometime in the 2000’s -if this was an upper end of the 2000’s, this means that Sayo Aisaka might have already have no longer been in Mahora (having an artificial body to posses), while Evangeline might already have been freed of the academy.

        Also, it apparently took time for Sayoko to start absorbing all those spirits, and start her murder spree – if this tipping point was in the later 2020’s or 2030’s, this almost certainly means that most of Class 3A, if not all, were with Negi Springfield by this time.

        It would be darkly tragic, if the removal of Sayo Aisaka from Mahora actually screwed Sayoko as a ghost over rather badly, in terms of all those vengeful spirits who committed suicide.

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        Hmm we haven’t yet seen Sayo Aisaka yet either.

        Well, since we are bringing back classic characters and their clones, may as well bring back Sayo. I’d actually like that.

    • sanchi says:

      The sword fights are getting interesting too, esp with this Shinmei-ryū sword style being used. Maybe we MAY see a battle or in one big fight, by three characters from the same school? so far: Kurōmaru Tokisaka, Setsuna Sakurazaki (or any capable Konaka descendant) against ‘Ala Alba’ or Fate’s Negima group Tsukuyomi.

      We have one other so far from UQ, so we maybe add in that assassin, blind swordsman Shion Nagumo of Fushi-Gari from some other group that fights on Tsukuyomi’s side.

      Or …. maybe a battle of the robotic characters — Ikkuu, Tsukuyomi (we had one so far between the two), and now maybe add Chachamaru.

      There is much potential storytelling here.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Actually, even in the current core cast of UQ Holder, I am seeing Negima Characterizations in the characters around Touta’s age.

      Heh. This reminded me of when Negima started and how folks saw the Love Hina characterizations. 😉

      Granted, Karin and Ikyuu do not have any real analogies in Negima….

      Karin, yeah, I’m not thinking of any, but Ikkuu is just Chachamaru with a winkle. 😉

  21. sanchi says:

    This time continuity is difficult. Touta knows the Eva of the past and this Eva really likes Touta. So does this affect the current time Eva? I would think that it would change things in the current time. Or has so much time pass that she has again forgot about Touta. Or did Eva remember and realized at some point Dana was to appear and take Touta with her so she had to behave differently as to act as if she didn’t know what will happen with her and Touta till after the training? She was there when Dana took Touta – so maybe she did know.

    Could Dana’s appearance be on a purpose to do a controlled change in time knowing about that Mage of the (Beginning?) controlling both Nagi and Negi, so there is a way of rescuing them? Or she knows some danger to Eva in a future confrontation, where Touta becomes the person to save Eva? Dana can go to any time period so she knows what happens. She might have set in motion events to change what happens in the future, and started the gathering of Negi’s descendants too. Its sorta like Kirie’s power of going back in time to a set point and changing the future by knowing what is about to happen.

    I’m curious on how the Touta/Eva meeting will turn out. I hope Eva was able to un-do the magic done on her body by Dana.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I hope Eva was able to un-do the magic done on her body by Dana.

      I’m drawing a blank here. What did Dana do?

      • sanchi says:

        When Touta was in the preliminaries and had that talk with the opponent that had fought either Nagi or Negi (the one with the Ram Skeleton head), and Touta with one eye damaged under a patch, he runs into Eva and Fate at (what I think was a) shopping mall that was saved by Kirie, when Dana appeared. Dana and then took Touta who was knocked out by Dana to her place for training. In this chapter Dana briefly talks to Dana, then basically made Eva’s boobs and hips and other body parts of her body really big where she was basically floored and helpless and unable to undo Dana’s magic on her. Fate is unable to do anything. Its in chapter/stage 77

        • sanchi says:

          oops – some typos Dana briefly talks to Eva (not Dana talking to herself), then basically starts to modify Eva’s adult body, making parts bigger.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Fate is unable to do anything. Its in chapter/stage 77

          More like Fate chose not to do anything. Fate is always cautious when it comes to battling other mega powerful people unless he feels pretty sure he can win. He understands that Dana, as a true shinso vampire, is very powerful. He knows of Dana, but since he’s never seen her in action, combined with the fact that there’s no reason for him to attack her, he opts to do nothing.

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