It’s been officially confirmed that a The Ancient Magus’ Bride announcement is planned for September 5, 2022.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is one of the stranger tales in the anime genre, following a young girl who goes to great lengths to locate her own home. Chise sells herself at auction and is bought by a terrifying-looking sorcerer who is far more than he appears. The next part in the plot that mirrors Beauty And The Beast is teasing an announcement, with the anime returning this fall via a new original video animation.
The Ancient Magus Bride September 5th announcement
A “secret” announcement regarding the dark fantasy romance series is due on Twin Engine’s YouTube channel in the coming days, as teased by the anime’s official Twitter account. There is no word on what the announcement could be about, but fans are hoping it means The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 is on the way. Ancient Magus Bride, produced by Wit Studio, premiered its debut season in October 2017, completing 24 episodes.
Wit Studio and Production I.G. collaborated on a three-part prequel OVA titled The Ancient Magus Bride: Those Awaiting a Star in 2016. The prequel centers on Chise Hatori’s unhappy childhood. It starts when she meets a mysterious magician in the forest and receives the book The Lonely Little Star as a gift. It delves into how seeing the magician shaped her into the much more depressed Chise that viewers encounter in the first season.
The Ancient Magus Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Mountain Haze, a three-part OVA series, was also made. The main cast returns to the OVA, tasked with discovering the mysteries of the Wild Hunt. The series includes a new character in the form of Gabriel, a young kid who becomes entangled in the world of the wizards.
Unlike the main series and the prequel OVA, this OVA was animated by Studio Kafka, which Twin Engine hired to work on the project. The episodes were distributed in conjunction with limited volumes of the manga. The first two portions were released on September 10, 2021, and March 10, 2022, with the 16th and 17th volumes, respectively. The third and final episode will premiere on September 9, 2022.
The Ancient Magus Bride: The terrifying slice of life anime
The Ancient Magus Bride, written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki, follows Chise, a neglected high school student who, after years of being rejected by her family, sells herself at an auction in the hopes of finding a home and someone who will love her. An unknown man with a bizarre animal’s skull for a head buys her at the auction. The man, Elias Ainsworth, informs her that she will be his pupil and bride. The two coexist, navigating the mortal and magical realms as Elias attempts to comprehend humans and their feelings. Chise, who had previously attempted suicide, gradually gets more of a cause and desire to live.
The manga series, which is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, presently contains 17 volumes. Crunchyroll has the first season and the OVAs available to watch.