UQ Holder News: Censorship? Is Germany Getting an Alternate Cover?
Volume 13 of UQ Holder was only released a month ago, its cover featuring a nude Evangeline. Of course, this sort of ecchi image is nothing new for the series, but when it is featured on the outside of the book, it is an entirely different story.
New Alternate Cover
Original Japanese Cover
What's interesting is just how different these covers are. So far, they've represented what was happening in the volume, but it seemed like the idea was abandoned and instead opted to go with a previous plot-line.
Negima are not estranged to censorship, as seen by the censored covers for the standard and limited edition releases, so it's not absurd to think they'd make a change. It's a strange choice to simply go with a completely different design rather than adding clothes to the naked character. What's interesting is that this "new" cover is actually the backside of Vol. 10's, but the design is not yet finalized and may change in the future.
Another interesting point is just how early they managed to nip this in the bud. Volume 10 hasn't even been released and this particular volume isn't due to release until March, 2018 in Germany, so it may have been obvious from the start that this cover would have issues outside Japan. There's definitely a chance this change won't just be limited to Germany either.
What do you think? Do you think other countries may have an alternate cover as well?