That's right, folks! There's been a a big surge of upcoming merch and a lot of it looks pretty interesting! Today, we'll be discussing a bit of what's coming out or has already hit shelves!
First, we have the Ken Akamatsu Art Book! Yes, you can finally own a book containing Akamatsu's various works of art over the years, including A.I. Love You, Love Hina, Mahou Sensei Negima, and UQ Holder! Whether it goes into art outside those series is unknown, but if you're a fan of the author, I certainly wouldn't miss it. This book is coming out October 5th.
Next is the UQ Holder Official Guide & Encyclopedia! While not many details have been shared about the book's contents, it should contain various info that was not present in the manga and I have been told it talks a bit more about the factions outside UQ Holder. This is coming out October 6th.
While the newest cover has yet to be revealed, the upcoming issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine will be printing and releasing an exclusive pactio card with the volume. This card is going to feature Kuromaru, but unlike the card that was just released, it'll feature the female version of the card! If you're one who collects the cards, you may not want to miss snagging one. The issue is set to release October 7th in Japan.
Lastly, we have special Negima/UQ Holder bookmarks being include in volumes of the manga as promotion for the anime. There are two different kinds, regular and stand-up kinds. We're still working on getting better pictures, but those are available in Japanese stores now.
There's a lot of great stuff coming out and we're excited! Are you looking forward to any of these? Planning on buying any? Please let us know!