UQ Holder Chapter 122 Manga Review (The case for an ojousama.)

ユーキューホルダー! Manga Review
UQ Holder Chapter 122

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: 

UQ Holder Chapter 122 Prior to her arrival at UQ Holder’s HQ, Mizore had been sitting with Chachamaru, where the android told the story of Negi and the tragic ending of his life to save the world. Chachamaru tells the crying Mizore that Negi has a grandson. Mizore’s grandmother, Ayaka, barges in at this point and is surprised to hear that Negi has a grandson. Mizore and her grandmother are on the same page as Mizore vows to make Ayaka’s dream to be with Negi a reality by marrying Touta.

In the present, Mizore is thrilled to be held (princess carry style) by Touta. She pulls a button down shirt previously worn by Touta and some hair ribbons, stating the naked button down shirt look tops Shinobu’s naked jacket look, but doesn’t beat the naked apron look.

Touta apologizes for causing them to lose the race. Mizore finds him to be cute and kisses him on the cheek. She says that as the first man she’s ever acknowledged, he can do anything. To that end, she informs Touta that they will use his power on a special, new engine that will allow them to catch up with the other racers. Touta agrees to help and is excited by how fast they are going.

As they speed forward, Mizore lays out her case for why she’s a superior choice over Shinobu and Kirie. She knows of Touta’s goal to save the world, and she likes this since he’s Negi’s grandson. However, she wants him to be greater than Negi, which she feels he won’t be able to do with the other girls, or with Eva. Touta notices that Mizore has an injured knee, but Mizore won’t stop, citing the fact that the woman of the man who’s going to save the world cannot give into a minor injury.

As they catch up, Kirie’s Touta defends Kirie from spells. Mizore and her Touta catch up with Shinobu and her Touta as the two of them are hot on Kirie and her Touta’s heels.

Thoughts/Review:

Well, we certainly got more loli fanservice, but it wasn’t nearly as heavy as I expected.

The plus for me in this chapter is having the flashback showing how Mizore ended up coming to UQ Holder with Chachamaru and Ayaka. I still want to see the meeting those two had with Eva regarding their reasons for coming by, but I’ve no doubt that they were honest with Eva about their motives. And since Eva allowed Mizore in… 😉

I’m so glad that we not only get to see Chachamaru and Ayaka, but we see Negi with both eyes again. I hope that from here on, there are no one eyed drawings of characters from Negima.

It is interesting that Ayaka did marry someone and obviously have children with that person. I had wondered if Mizore might be a clone of Ayaka, but this chapter appears to all but rule that out. Frankly, I like the idea of Mizore being her own person and not just a clone of Ayaka.

And it still amuses me to see the elderly Ayaka wanting to talk about hot boys. 😆

I do like the case Mizore lays out to Touta for being his wife and companion. I know some of you don’t care for Mizore (and I can understand that), but this chapter made me like her even more. In many ways, Mizore is a good match for Touta. She might not be able to stand by his side when it comes to battles, but the power of her family could make achieving his goals much easier.

UQ Holder Chapter 122

Kirie gets a bit of love here. I’m not big on the tsundere girl, so her tsundere attitude is old to me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like Kirie, but I would like to see her be less tsun and more dere. 😉

Anyway, the three racers are caught up to each other, so we’ll see who comes out on top. We haven’t seen Isana and Honoka, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they win this race.

In the end, this chapter’s positives for me were explaining why Mizore showed up, seeing Chachamaru as well as Ayaka, and seeing Mizore’s motivation for being with Touta.

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22 Responses to “UQ Holder Chapter 122 Manga Review (The case for an ojousama.)”

  1. nt122 says:

    I say they end up in a tie.

    Honestly, at least everyone has a goal, despite it all having a possible harem end.

  2. Yue Ayase says:

    And then the griffin dragon attacks.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      😆 Excellent!

      That reminds me, I recently started watching the British series Merlin (it may have been a mistake to put a Smart TV in my bedroom to allow me to watch NetFlix from there). There was an episode where a griffin attacks and I was reminded of the griffin dragon from Negima.

  3. Rain64 says:

    Even though the chapters are still focusing on harem nonsense Mizore continues to prove that she’s one of the only (if not the only) good character in uq holder

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I like Karin and Kuroumaru. I like the classic Eva character (she just doesn’t quite have it in her Yukihime form).

  4. dominic says:

    Voll. 2 is in Austria

  5. mattcgw says:

    Did the Raw use a male specific pronoun? It happens to relate to a long-shot theory of mine.
    Ironic that Spiderman has appeared in mainstream media, and Ayaka appears with shota sense tingling.

    I do foresee a shock entrance interrupting the race.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Did the Raw use a male specific pronoun? It happens to relate to a long-shot theory of mine.

      Regarding Kuroumaru?

      I do foresee a shock entrance interrupting the race.

      I thought we’d have something like that a couple of weeks ago (or so).

  6. Seimei says:

    what I find interesting is especially the fact that we have the confimation two things at the start of chapter:
    1. The life-maker does have the intention to destroy the entire solar system, not only Inverse Mars.
    2. There exists a spell or ritual, to “destroy” the-solar system. So the life-maker actually has a specific plan in mind.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      The life-maker does have the intention to destroy the entire solar system, not only Inverse Mars.

      Yeah, that certainly wasn’t how I saw her goals from Negima. Hopefully, we’ll get more information on her plans and such.

  7. ctrn says:

    Well, it appears that Chachamaru only tells Mizore the “Official” Story, leaving many details out, as if she wasn’t involved…. or she doesn’t have proper memories of that time… strange…

    Another thing: Ayaka always liked men younger than her…. So, she is now in her prime haha…

    And last: It is interesting how Mizore calls Eva “Evangeline” and not “Yukihime”.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Well, it appears that Chachamaru only tells Mizore the “Official” Story, leaving many details out, as if she wasn’t involved…. or she doesn’t have proper memories of that time… strange…

      Well, we don’t know when Chachamaru stopped working for Negi and started working for Ayaka. What I wonder is why she didn’t return to service for Eva.

      And last: It is interesting how Mizore calls Eva “Evangeline” and not “Yukihime”.

      Heh!heh! Well, that does make sense in a way, since Ayaka always knew Eva as Evangeline and not Yukihime. I still want to know why Eva decided to adopt the Yukihime name rather than the Evangeline name.

  8. Rob C. says:

    Seems bit crazy destroy the solar system. Really CRaZy. Makes no sense to me.

    Kirie’s Touta clone seems to be waiting to fight his other “Brother” clones. He more charismatic of the trio so far.

    I do wonder if Touta (prime) will be changed by this experience.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Seems bit crazy destroy the solar system. Really CRaZy. Makes no sense to me.

      Yeah, I’m not sure what’s going on there.

      I do wonder if Touta (prime) will be changed by this experience.

      He should be, to a degree. After all, he’ll have the memories of all three of his spits. But it depends of Akamatsu-sensei (of course).

      • Rob C. says:

        What i was getting, was originally that Mage from the Beginning was only seeking to “save” the people of Inverse Mars from destruction. Some how (maybe i’m miss understanding things) He got involved in trying to destroy the Solar System, seems bit off kilter.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          Well, her solution to save the magic world was to destroy it. Her solution for the solar system, where people from the magic world have now scattered, may be much the same.

  9. DerGilga says:

    三つの刀太の願い!

    それぞれパートナー色に染められた3人の刀太
    バトルでもレースでも互角の勝負を続けるが…

    後方からやってきた近衛双子がキリヱ・しのぶ・みぞれたち
    3組まとめてすっぽんぽんにして抜き去っていく
    ■次号レース決着!!そして急展開の26号につづく!!

    The wish/desire of the three Touta’s!

    the three Touta’s were painted with a partner-colour
    the battle as well the race continues to be a close match, but…

    from behind the Konoe twins appeared, team-Kiriwe, team-Shinobu, team-Mizore
    in one go the three groups are made butt naked and are overtaked
    ■The conclusion of the race in the next issue!! And with fast progress it’s going to continue in issue 26!!

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