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UQ Holder! Anime Gets New PV, Cast, & Theme Song Details


You didn’t think Negi Springfield would disappear forever, did you?

Earlier today, the official UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 anime website updated with a new promotional video. The minute-long trailer introduces the show’s voice cast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVALIDOhLhs

New cast members unveiled in the promo include:

  • Shinobu Yūki: Sayaka Harada
  • Mizore Yukihiro: Akari Kitō

The site also revealed that Yuka Takakura, Yūki Hirose, Ai Kayano, Yui Ogura, Sayaka Harada, and Akari Kitō will perform opening theme song Happy ☆ Material.

UQ Holder! will hit Japanese TV in October. Tokyo MX, tvk, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 are confirmed to be carrying the series.

UQ Holder! is based on Ken Akamatsu’s UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2 manga. Youhei Suzuki (Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Rune Soldier) will direct the project at J.C. Staff, with Masahiro Fujii (The Familiar of Zero, Hayate the Combat Butler!!) providing character designs. Series creator Ken Akamatsu and Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Terraformars) will collaborate on series composition and scripts.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Touta Konoe: Yuka Takakura
  • Yukihime: Yuki Matsuoka
  • Kurōmaru Tokisaka: Yūki Hirose
  • Negi Springfield: Rina Satou
  • Kirie Sakurame: Ai Kayano
  • Karin: Yui Ogura
  • Sayo Aisaka: Yuri Shiratori
  • Yue Ayase: Natsuko Kuwatani
  • Asuna Kagurazaka: Akemi Kanda
  • Chachamaru Karakuri: Akeno Watanabe
  • Makie Sasaki: Yui Horie
  • Mana Tatsumiya: Miho Sakuma
  • Nodoka Miyazaki: Mamiko Noto
  • Ayaka Yukihiro: Junko Minagawa
  • Fate Averruncus: Akira Ishida

UQ Holder! began publication in Weekly Shonen Magazine in August 2013. The series currently spans thirteen collected volumes, with the most recent book due hitting Japanese book stores on April 7.

Source: Yaraon!

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