UQ Holder Anime’s New Promo Video Previews Opening Theme Song
The official website for the television anime of Ken Akamatsu‘s UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 manga previewed the opening theme song in a new promotional video on Friday. Yuka Takakura, Y?ki Hirose, Ai Kayano, Yui Ogura, Sayaka Harada, and Akari Kit? perform the theme song “Happy ☆ Material.” The same cast members will perform the ending theme “Steady→Go!!”
The anime will premiere on October 2 at 24:00 (effectively October 3 at 12:00 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The series will also air an hour later on tvk. The anime will stream in Japan on GyaO! starting in October.
The cast includes:
- Yuka Takakura as Touta Konoe
- Yuki Matsuoka as Yukihime
- Yūki Hirose as Kurōmaru Tokisaka
- Rina Satou as Negi Springfield
- Ai Kayano as Kirie Sakurame
- Yui Ogura as Karin
- Yuri Shiratori as Sayo Aisaka
- Natsuko Kuwatani as Yue Ayase
- Akemi Kanda as Asuna Kagurazaka
- Akeno Watanabe as Chachamaru Karakuri
- Yui Horie as Makie Sasaki
- Miho Sakuma as Mana Tatsumiya
- Mamiko Noto as Nodoka Miyazaki
- Junko Minagawa as Ayaka Yukihiro
- Akira Ishida as Fate Averruncus
- Sayaka Harada as Shinobu Yūki
- Akari Kitō as Mizore Yukihiro
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Ikkū Ameya
- Shunsuke Sakuya as Jinbei Shishido
- Yuuki Kaji as Gengorō Makabe
- Rikiya Koyama as Jack Rakan
- Daisuke Ono as Ku:nel Sanders
The manga received a separate original anime DVD (OAD) bundled with the manga’s 14th volume released on Friday. The OAD shows how Touta and 16-year-old Evangeline met, as well as an original episode about “naked friendship,” starring Kurōmaru, Karin, and Kirie at the Senkyōkan inn’s open-air bath.
UQ Holder! is set in the world of Akamatsu’s Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga, and takes place years after the earlier manga. The story centers on a boy named Touta who dreams of leaving his small town and moving to the city. However, he must first defeat his teacher, the immortal Evangeline.
Youhei Suzuki (Urara Meirocho, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Akamatsu himself is in charge of the series scripts alongside Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Alderamin on the Sky). Masahiro Fujii (Hayate the Combat Butler, The Familiar of Zero) is designing the characters, and EGG FIRM is producing the series.