While his earlier installments such as Love Hina and A.I. Love You ended quite satisfactorily, Ken Akamatsu’s decision to end the Mahou Sensei Negima manga was rather abrupt and left a number of plot holes and potential events uncovered.
But after a little more than a year long break, Akamatsu is set to return with a brand new manga series UQ Holder!. Following this announcement, fans of his work won’t have to wait too much longer for it to be released in Japan – with the first chapter to feature in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine from the 28th August 2013. It is set to start with an 82-page introductory chapter alongside a colour front page.
The series follows a boy by the name of Touta who lives in a world that has known about the existence of magic for around a decade. Living in a rural area this knowledge has had little impact on his everyday life, until a specific event occurs which makes him embark on an journey…
After completing 355 chapters of and spending approximately nine years of working with Mahou Sensei Negima (Which also saw success with two full 26-episode anime seasons, several OVA episodes, video games and more), it seems like Akamatsu is still focusing on the realms of magic.