Mangaka Akamatsu Ken has been preparing his new serialization for some time now, and it turns out his newest project will be strongly related to his previous manga – Negima.
The manga is described as a near-future battle fantasy and bears the title
UQ Holder! Pronounced in Japanese, UQ gives us Yuu-Kyuu （悠久）, or eternity, making Holder of Eternity! an alternative English title.
True to the title, the story begins with a greeting from Negima’s resident shinsou vampire Evangeline A.K. McDowell, who describes the manga to come as a story of those who achieved the troublesome state called immortality.
While many fans question the reason for the sudden ending of the Negima manga considering this quasi-continuation, I am looking forward to Akamatsu’s newest offering. What direction will the manga take? Will UQ Holder! answer some of the questions left from its predecessor? I am keeping my fingers crossed.