UQ Holder Chapter 166 Manga Review (Party Time, Best Girl!)

ユーキューホルダー! 魔法先生 ネギま!2 Manga Review
UQ Holder! Mahou Sensei Negima 2
UQ Holder!: Magister Negi Magi! 2 Chapter 166
UQ Holder Chapter 166

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: 

UQ Holder Chapter 166Now that the battle with Ba’al was won, the task to rebuild the destroyed Senkyoukan begins. Sept reminds Yukihime of the magic circle Negi had built into the foundations of the buildings. As such, Sept and Yukihime, using Touta’s magical reserves, cause the buildings on the Senkyoukan to be restored.

As this magic continues, Yukihime addresses the members of UQ Holder, thanking them for their service. With that, she announces the start of a party. Sept shows his skills at instantly preparing a fancy buffet spread. Touta is impressed, but Kirie, Karin, and Kuroumaru aren’t. Sept silences them by providing them fancy party dresses. He also provides Mizore, Shinobu, Honoka, and Isana with party dresses. Santa is given a fancy suit while Touta is given a tuxedo.

Sept ups things by providing the girls wedding dresses as he sees they are all interested in Touta. Touta finds all of the girls beautiful, but in typical fashion, he seems to favor strength over beauty. This leads to Touta having conversations with Sept, Juuzou, and Nikitis about strength. This leads to a rivalry forming between Juuzou and Nikitis and an impressive test of strength.

Kuruoumaru, now in blonde hair, asks if strength is all Touta cares about. He tells her that her cuteness times her strength makes her the strongest of all. The other girls challenge this, including Dana.

As the fun continues, Touta chats with Yukihime and Jinbee regarding a call from Fate’s people and the possible location of the Mage of the Beginning.


In traditional fashion, Akamatsu-sensei uses UQ Holder Chapter 166 as a downtime chapter before continuing the action again. And I’m OK with that.

Party Time: The Guys

We learn a bit more about Sept here. His whole name are different ways to say “Seven”. Apparently, he’s an artificial created light spirit and genie. But no magic lamp though. And he’s apparently a master chef too. 😂

I admit, I did get a kick out of the rivalry that formed between Nikitis and Juuzou over strength. Juuzou’s insanely OP cutting ability allowed him to actually remove the term “apple” from Touta’s and Nikitis’s mind.

Since Jinbee was able to defeat Juuzou, naturally Touta looks to him. But the side affect of this was Gengorou and Juuzou forming a bit of a rivalry as well, which was also humorous.

Party Time: The Girls

Sept giving the girls party dresses in UQ Holder Chapter 166 was a way for Akamatsu-sensei to get the girls, including Kuroumaru, in a lovely light. Naturally, this wasn’t enough, thus the various wedding dresses the girls found themselves in.

I’ve repeatedly stated that I think Touta should just have a harem ending. It fits his personality, and having a battle babe harem works well for him. Each of the girls in the battle harem (mostly) ads something to the mix. Granted, Shinobu is the weak link here, but an artifact can overcome that. What is her artifact? 😅

That said, I loved that Akamatsu-sensei gave Kuroumaru the most love here. Kuroumaru didn’t even object at being dressed in a feminine fashion. And props to having Touta tell Kuroumaru that he wouldn’t mind seeing her dress as a lovely girl all the time.

UQ Holder Chapter 166

Sadly, it doesn’t look like Akamatsu-sensei is going to grant my wish and allow us to explore Kuroumaru’s planet and backstory any further.

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

In the end, UQ Holder Chapter 166 is a fun chapter. It looks as if the next chapter pushes us into the final arc.

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4 Responses to “UQ Holder Chapter 166 Manga Review (Party Time, Best Girl!)”

  1. Damage3245 says:

    Well, this was a better chapter than last month’s at least. I’m hoping we do actually enter the final arc going forwards; we have the full team, we have the Pactios, we’ve had power-ups for Touta, and we have no more obvious antagonists.

    It’s time to take on Negi-Ialda for good.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I still would have preferred something to explore Kuroumaru further before venturing to MotB. But we’ll see how things go.

  2. Yue Ayase says:

    This felt like a Negima chapter. Don’t think I could give it much more praise than that.

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