With UQ Holder being aired last year and Sentai Filmworks recently acquiring the license to Negima, there’s been quite a bit of news for fans of the series in the past year. While the community may not hold the same numbers as Dragon Ball and Sword Art Online, there is very much so still a fanbase who would love to see more.
What do we want?
Sentai Filmworks is willing to hear what the people want and we’re about to tell them. The effort we’re focusing on today is to show that there is a demand for these series. With both licenses tucked under their belt, they have the ability to provide a professional dubbed version of UQ Holder and there is a possibility we can finally get Negima’s OAD’s released overseas.
Specifically, we'd be focusing on these series:
UQ Holder! and its OAD's - (Both a OADs and an English dub are being released)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba OAD series (White Wing)
Mahou Sensei Negima!: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai OAD series (Another World)
Mahou Sensei Negima! Anime Final movie
We'd be asking for localization for Negima and a possibility for an English dub for both. This, of course, depends on the demand for the series and that’s where you come in!
How do I get involved?
There are a number of ways we can show our support and many take little effort, but together, we can make a big impact.
Fill out Request Form Sentai does have an official request form where fans can ask them to consider acquiring certain licenses and for dubs. This is a very easy and very simple process. Please only fill out the form with this series to focus on what we’re aiming for. You’re welcome to fill out another with other series, but do try to keep in separated.
Social Media One way to really voice our request is through social media, namely Sentai’s Twitter and Facebook. Send them series-based tweets and comments, fanart, etc. If you want to see UQ Holder get on Toonami, send them a request on Tumblr, Facebook, and it wouldn't hurt to drop the co-creator of Adult Swim, Jason DeMarco a tweet! However, do not do this with unrelated posts and do not spam their page.
Buy the Release When it comes down to it, many decisions are made by sales, so if the series Blu-ray sells well, they would definitely be more open for future releases for the series. Sentai already has all series up for pre-orders, so consider buying now! All sellers will be listed below.
(Note: Right Stuf has Negima!? featured with the wrong case, but rest assured, it's the correct series listed.)
Spread the Word! The best way to really make an impact is to spread the word around! Let the other communities know so they can get on board! The more the merrier! However, do limit it places that are related to the series. For instance, don’t spam SAO’s reddit.
Let’s go over a few helpful guidelines and tips.
The more fanart, the better! While all posts are great, fanart does catch the eye. You don’t need to be the best artist in the world, you just need heart! Please no contentless of low-effort posts!
Be kind, friendly, etc. We’re a nice community and we want to be sure to represent ourselves that way.
Don’t be overly demanding! We don’t want to be annoying, we just want to show we’re dedicated!
Do not bash on other communities or on any titles of this series. We may not always like the anime made for the series, but our goal is to show the love for it, so even if you don’t personally like something, let’s focus on the positive!
Remember, we’re focusing on anime here. Crunchyroll and Kodansha aren’t involved, going going to them or Ken would not be beneficial, so make sure you’re talking to Sentai about the anime. You are more than welcome to also share fanart and praise for the series with Ken Akamatsu, too and we encourage it!
Remember, we’re not doing this as a few individuals, but as the overall Negima/UQ Holder community. Whether you’re from Facebook groups, Reddit, forums, etc., we’re all in this together! It’s easier to recognize a forest than a few trees!
If you guys have any questions or concerns, let us know! Good luck to everyone and let’s do our best!
On July 28th, 2018, both UQ Holder! and Negima!? were announced for a Blu-ray release. In addition, UQ Holder's OAD episodes would be included.
As of July 5th, 2018, an English dub for UQ Holder! was announced