UQ Holder Series Review – Well, I Made it to the End

Overview: Tota is your usual powerless nothing in the village from the sticks but his guardian is something quite special. Their ordinary life disrupted, Tota is going to learn about fighting, magic and immortals and his ordinary life is never going to be the same. This is a follow up to a series of OVA's … Continue reading UQ Holder Series Review – Well, I Made it to the End

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UQ Holder Episode 12: They Finished The Fight But Not The Story

Review: Last week they left us with a fight between Tota and his friends and Negi and his friends in the stadium and this week kind of concludes that fight. Kind of as in the bad guys leave but that's about all the resolution you are going to get in this series. Still, if you … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 12: They Finished The Fight But Not The Story

UQ Holder Episode 11: Backstory and Plot Contrivances

Review: UQ Holder frantically takes us a journey down memory lane courtesy of some poorly explained magical shenanigans in this episode (mid-fight mind you) in order to hopefully plug some of the plot holes that have been threatening to undermine what might be a perfectly silly fight sequence (given it kind of starts this episode … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 11: Backstory and Plot Contrivances

UQ Holder Episode 10: Tota is a…

Review: I really love how shows go from telling us nothing, to revealing something and then every single character in the show just openly talks about that thing as if it was always obvious (by the way that was sarcasm). ACCA did the same thing when Jean's past was identified and suddenly everyone just kind … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 10: Tota is a…

UQ Holder Episode 9: What Does Anyone Expect From an Episode Called “Love, Baths and Vigorous Exercise”?

Review: This episode begins and ends with Tota seeking answers from Evangeline and getting at least one decent revelation by episode's end. Which I'm guessing is meant to make us think the rest of this is worth our time. I'm just not sure I'm in for a random bath sequences with B list characters who … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 9: What Does Anyone Expect From an Episode Called “Love, Baths and Vigorous Exercise”?

UQ Holder Episode 8: Curious

Review: The fight plays out after last week and we get a few twists and turns but mostly just immortals of various sorts hacking, leaping and pounding on each other with some magic thrown in because it kind of looks cool I guess. I was surprised that the UQ Holders actually came out ahead on … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 8: Curious

UQ Holder Episode 7: The Girl Who Cries Incompetent

Review: This week we learn about Kirie and her particular brand of immortality (though I'm going to call this one a cheat because she isn't immortal - she's just able to avoid death through time travel, though I wonder if she's actually as young as she looks or if there is something else going on). … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 7: The Girl Who Cries Incompetent

UQ Holder Episode 6: Surprisingly Sweet

Review: Early on in this episode I kind of had one of those moments where your stomach just kind of flops as you realise that things are about to go downhill. The revelation the Kuromaru is neither male or female and has a choice and probably has a crush on Tota just opened up a … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 6: Surprisingly Sweet

UQ Holder Episode 5: More Secrets

Review: The fight from last week continues and naturally they both get in over their heads until the orphan boy comes back to defend them. I don't know why so many writers think this is a good idea for a scenario. The two super powered immortals just got totally wiped out (one sealed and one … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 5: More Secrets

UQ Holder Episode 4: Immortal but not Unstoppable

Review: Seems like we're finally getting to some fun with this show. The exam is over and Tota and Kuromaru are sent on their very first mission. Though Evangeline just had to raise a death flag for them (even though we know they aren't serious given they are firstly, immortal and secondly, the main characters). … Continue reading UQ Holder Episode 4: Immortal but not Unstoppable