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The Ancient Magus' Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride (魔法使いの嫁, Mahō Tsukai no Yome) is a Japanese dark fantasy shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki. The series is published in Japan by Mag Garden in its Monthly Comic Garden magazine. The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. Wit Studio produced a three-part prequel OVA of the manga and produced an anime television series adaptation that aired from October 2017 to March 2018.

The Ancient Magus' Bride
The Ancient Magus' Bride, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
魔法使いの嫁
(Mahō Tsukai no Yome)
GenreDark fantasy,[1] mystery,[2] supernatural[3]
Manga
Written byKore Yamazaki
Published byMag Garden
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Comic Blade
(November 2013 – July 1, 2014)
Monthly Comic Garden
(September 2014 – present) 
Original runNovember 2013 – present
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Original video animation
The Ancient Magus Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
Directed byNorihiro Naganuma
Written by
  • Kore Yamazaki
  • Aya Takaha
Music byJun'ichi Matsumoto
StudioWit Studio
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Released
  • August 13, 2016 (Theatrical)
  • September 10, 2016 – September 9, 2017 (DVD)
Episodes3 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Directed byNorihiro Naganuma
Produced byHirotsugu Ose
Toshio Iizuka
Masao Itou
George Wada
Written by
  • Kore Yamazaki
  • Aya Takaha
Music byJun'ichi Matsumoto
StudioWit Studio
Licensed byCrunchyroll[4]
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, TVS, CTC, BS11, HBC
Original run October 7, 2017 March 24, 2018
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
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Contents

PlotEdit

Having been ostracized by both her relatives and partially by society, orphaned high school student Chise Hatori decides to sell herself at an auction in order for somebody else to take her in and have a new place to call home. At the auction in London, she is sold for five million pounds to Elias Ainsworth, a seven-foot-tall humanoid with an animal skull for a head. This magus, who seems closer to demon than human, will either bring her the light she desperately seeks or drown her in ever deeper shadows in her new country, Britain.

CharactersEdit

Chise Hatori (羽鳥智世, Hatori Chise)
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki[5][6][7] (Japanese); Dani Chambers[8] (English)
The teenage protagonist and titular character of the story. She is the apprentice and future bride of Elias Ainsworth. Her father abandoned the family when she was young, taking her baby brother with him. Her mother committed suicide in front of her leaving her to rightfully feel unwanted by her relatives. She allows herself to be sold into slavery so someone will take her in. There she is sold for 5 million dollar to Elias. He tells her she is a Sleigh Beggy, a special magus who can draw magic from her surroundings and within herself causing a strain on the body. Because of this Sleigh Beggy are very weak and die young hence why Elias took her in, hoping to prevent her death. She has about three years left to live naturally at most. Her small and fragile state gives her the nick names Robin and Little Bird Mage. She is constantly being given gifts that suppress her magic to try and keep her healthy. After being taken in by Elias she starts practicing magic and finds she has a talent to sleep magic, but can basically do anything at the cost of tremendous strain on her body.
Elias Ainsworth (エリアス・エインズワース, Eriasu Einzuwāsu)
Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi[5][6] (Japanese); Brian Mathis[8] (English)
The Child of Thorns, Chise's master and fiancé, once apprenticed to Master Lindenbaum. A being with both fae and human elements, his origins are a mystery. It is hinted that he was born from the shadows of the forest, but definitely traces of human. Possibly a mage who dabbled in black magic and lost his humanity and memories. He is known as the Thorn Mage. The other faeries see him as an abomination, something he does not mind. Occasionally he uses glamour spells to hide his animal appearance taking on a similar look to people he knows or sees. In the series he is shown to first resemble Simon, then Chise and then a woman no one knows. He can sprout and control thorns and also turn himself into shadows. When angry enough, he takes on a more monstrous beastly form made up of various animal parts, such as a fish tail or wings or snake body. His innate lack of understanding human emotions makes Lindenbaum call him a child. He purchases Chise not only because she is a rare Sleigh Beggy, but he hopes she can teach him about human feelings and behavior. He dislikes children because they often see through his shadow magic and fear him. The ones that don't fear him ask a lot of question about him he can't answer. He is called "Pilum Muralis" by the wizards.
Ruth (ルツ, Rutsu)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama[5][6] (Japanese); Austin Tindle[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter nine, he is Chise's familiar, a Church grim who was originally a graveyard guard dog who chased away grave robbers and evil spirits. He was formally called Ulysse (ユリシィ, Yurishī) and used to be owned by Isabel in chapter ten. He thinks of himself as a human, thus able to maintain human form, until he remembers who he is in chapter twelve. He shares a mental link with Chise and considers her a sister. When in his dog form Ruth resembles an Irish Wolfdog, although this form can change much like Elias, sometimes moving in Chise's shadow.
Angelica Varley (アンジェリカ・バーレイ, Anjerika Bārei)
Voiced by: Yūko Kaida[7] (Japanese); Janelle Lutz[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter two, she is an old acquaintance of Elias. She is a witch and a technician of the Magus Craft. She has a daughter named Althea.
Her father was a technician of the Magus Craft. Even though her father was a magician, Angelica, who only had the quality of a sorcerer, could not directly learn the ways of her father. She worked hard to find her own method of performing magic.
Silver (シルキー, Shirukī, "Silky")
Voiced by: Aya Endō[5][6] (Japanese); Rachel Glass[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter two, she is the fairy landlady of the house where Elias and Chise reside. Originally a banshee (chapter twenty four), she is now a silent silkie and takes care of the housekeeping duties in the household. She is protective of Chise and has a strong dislike of Simon Kalm, the village priest, glaring at him when he enters Elias house and wrapping her arms around Chise to protect her.
Lindenbaum (リンデル, Rinderu, "Lindel")
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa[9] (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter three, he is Elias's magician Master, commonly referred as Lindel, lives in the Land of Dragons, the last sanctuary of dragons. He is the caretaker of the dragon's nest. His title is Echoes, Song of Flowers and has lived for hundreds of years.
Leanan Sídhe (リャナン・シー, Ryanan Shī)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami[5][6] (Japanese); Morgan Garrett[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter fourteen, she is a beautiful vampire-like faerie who loves men and gives them talent at the cost of dying young. She had strong feelings for an old man named Joel Garland, but denied that they were in love as love would meant his inevitable death. Unfortunately, her presence was already killing him unintentionally at a slow rate. After learning this, Chise created a remedy that allowed them to see each other one last time (chapter twenty two). After Joel's passing, she tells Chise she will be living in Joel's garden and will not look for more lovers anymore. She later received the name, Redcurrant (レッドカラント Reddokaranto), as Joel and Chise noted her eyes were the same color as the flower in Joel's Garden.
Simon Kalm (サイモン・カラム, Saimon Karamu)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (drama CD)[5] (Japanese); Tyler Carson[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter three, he is the priest of the local church in the town in England where Elias and Chise live and is under assignment by his superiors to keep an eye on Elias. He has a breathing condition that is treated by Elias's medicine.
Michael Renfred (ミハイル・レンフレッド, Mihairu Renfureddo)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino[9] (Japanese); Jarrod Greene[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter six, he is an alchemist who apparently hates Magi and magicians, but at the same time is caring towards his apprentice Alice. He was scarred in the face protecting Alice (chapter twenty seven) and later allowed Cartaphilius to take his left arm as material for an experiment so Alice wouldn't be used instead . He later rebels against Cartaphilius and also becomes interested in finding a way to prevent Chise's premature death.
Alice (アリス, Arisu)
Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura[9] (Japanese); Jennifer Green[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter six, she is Renfred's apprentice. A former street urchin, drug abuser and drug seller, Renfred discovered her innate magic potential and took her in as an apprentice, hence her devotion towards him. Despite a few rough meetings with Chise, because of their similar circumstances and having been saved by her, she ends up befriending Chise.
Cartaphilius (カルタフィルス, Karutafirusu, "Cartaphilus")
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase[10] (Japanese); Josh Grelle[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter six. Officially he is known as "Cartaphilius", but prefers to be called Joseph (ヨセフ, Yosefu) after the grave digger boy he fuses together with. He is known also as the Wandering Jew, or the "Magician of the Flow". He is a mysterious being that looks like a young boy, but has been around longer than even Elias. So old that he even refers to Ainsworth as a "little boy". A long time ago, people said that "God's Son" cast an immortal curse on him for mocking him during the crucifixion, (much like Gestas); it's said his immortality will last until Judgement Day. Through this curse he is unable to die yet his body continues to rot causing continuous pain and suffering. He has the appearance of a human, but is created using the parts of other creatures – as seen in chapter eleven when he was struck with a magic bullet and again in chapter 43 where he collects pieces for his body. He travels around the world performing gruesome experiments on both living and dead creatures both human and fae in hopes of creating a body that will not decay or finally being able to die. He persist so long he forgets why he does experiments causing him to bring nothing but suffering and carnage. His one true desire is to be forgiven and be able live without suffering.

Joseph (ヨセフ, Yosefu)

Joseph was a kind young boy who is rumored to be the son of a witch. He is in charge of digging graves for his village. The village has rejected and bullied him, even going as far as throwing rocks at him. They call him strange and creepy because of his ability to see fae and speak with the dead. One day he hears a voice calling for help. He follows the voice and finds Cartaphilius, who looks like a shriveled up corpse. He brings Cartaphilius to his house and attempts to nurse him back to health. Cartaphilius makes Joseph feel needed causing Joseph to grow attached and he asks Cartaphilius to take him away once he is healed. Upon learning that Cartaphilius will never get better in order to take him away to a better place, a strange fusion is made between the two giving Cartaphilius Joseph's body in order to take him away from his misery. After the fusion however, both enter a state of temporary amnesia. This fusion does not stop the curse from slowing consuming both of them, rotting them from the inside out. Joseph then regains some memory after hearing about Cartaphilius past. He gets angry for suffering for something he didn't do and Cartaphilius doesn't even remember doing.
Oberon (オベロン, Oberon)
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi[11] (Japanese); Joel McDonald[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter eight, he is the mischievous Faerie King and Titania's husband. He resembles a satyr, with hooves and deer antlers.
Titania (ティターニア, Titānia)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara[12] (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter eight, she is the Faerie Queen and Oberon's wife. She looks like a beautiful and buxom woman riding a donkey, but can temporarily possess other faeries. She is a proud and very kind motherly figure to Ainsworth and frequently requests he comes to live with her in the faerie kingdom. She still considers Ainsworth her child as he is the shadow of nature even though he is mostly beast. Despite repeated requests from Ainsworth not to, she feels sorry for him and wishes for his happiness because she knows he is not accepted by human or fae and may very well never find a place in the world.
Spriggan (スプリガン, Supurigan)
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese); Chris Ryan[8] (English)
Introduced in chapter eight, he is Titania and Oberon's bodyguard, who dislikes Elias. He is the one who gave Silver a new purpose and name (chapter twenty four).
Rahab (ラハブ, Rahabu)
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese); Lydia Mackay[8] (English)
Introduced by Lindel as his master and teacher. She is older than Lindel and is the person that gave both Lindel and Elias their names.
Stella Barklem (ステラ・バークレム, Sutera Bākuremu)
Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese); Skyler Mclntosh[8] (English)
First seen in episode 16 of the anime, and chapter 28 of the manga. She is a friend of Chise and the older sister of Ethan. While visiting her grandparents over Christmas she got into an argument with Ethan, which afterward he ran off into the woods. Then Stella frantically went around town looking for him, but she couldn't find him and strangely everybody but her forgot he existed. Then she ran into Chise and Elias, telling them what happened and begging for their help. They agreed to help, then found that it was Ashen Eye that took Stella's brother. Once they save Ethan, Stella repays Chise and Elias by baking them lots of sweets when she visits her grandparents once a month.
Riichi Miura (三浦 理一, Miura Riichi)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[7]
A librarian who takes care of Chise. He is seen in The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star OVA.
Ashen Eye (灰の目, Hai no Me)
Voiced by: Jouji Nakata (Japanese); Greg Dulcie[8] (English)
Introduced in episode 13 of the anime, he is an ancient fae that gives Chise a magical fox skin that she can use to become a were-animal of her choosing. Ashen Eye is spiteful of humans to the point he will use them to amuse himself.
Mariel (マリエル, Marieru)
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese); Jamie Marchi[13] (English)
Chise first is the only one that sees or hears Mariel in Episode 19 at Seth's auction house. We meet Mariel again in the latter half of Episode 20 and find out that she is a witch.
Yuuki Hatori (羽鳥 夕輝, Hatori Yuuki)
Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (Japanese); Kyle Phillips (English)
Chise's father. Back in Japan, he kept their neighbors from prying on them until he and his youngest son Fumiki ran away together; leaving Chise and her mother to fend for themselves.
Chika Hatori (羽鳥 智花, Hatori Chika)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese); Rachel Michelle Thompson (English)
Chise and Fumiki's late mother. Originally before her death, she was kind, loving and soft-spoken; she tried protecting her daughter from the creatures that were drawn to her--but after a while, she grew to hate her own daughter. The stress of having to care for Chise tore her apart and decided to end her own life by killing herself in front of Chise. It's implied that in the past, Chise's mother had gone through similar things when she was younger but was able to preservere. The stress of dealing with it again along raising Chise was what made her susceptible to her manipulation and near strangulation of her daughter.
Fumiki Hatori (羽鳥 史輝, Hatori Fumiki)
Chise's younger brother who mysteriously disappeared with his father. Like the rest of his family, Fumiki has incredible magical energy that in the same vein as his father created a protective barrier around the Hatori family apartment to keep the neighbors away.
Akiko Hatori (羽鳥 亜紀子, Hatori Akiko)
Voiced by: Aya Hayasawa
A distant relative of Chise through marriage, her husband Shouji forced her to take her in to avoid having a negative reputation and raised her along her two sons. However, Akiko was heavily negligent of Chise and was constantly complaining to her husband due to his business trips; leaving him to not deal with the young mage to be.

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

Kore Yamazaki began publishing the series in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine in November 2013.[3][14] The magazine ceased publication on September 1, 2014,[15] at which point the series was moved to the new Monthly Comic Garden magazine, while also continuing to be released on the Monthly Comic Blade website.[3][15] Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the series for publication in North America in October 2014.[3][16]

A drama CD was bundled with the limited edition of the fifth volume, released in March 2016.[2]

The series has been collected into nine tankōbon volumes,[17] which have been republished in English.[18]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 April 10, 2014[19]ISBN 978-4-8000-0284-6May 12, 2015[18]ISBN 978-1-626921-87-0
  1. "April showers bring May flowers."
  2. "One today is worth two tomorrows."
  3. "The scale distinguishes not between gold and lead."
  1. "Everything must have a beginning."
  2. "Misfortunes seldom come singly."
2 September 10, 2014[20][21]ISBN 978-4-8000-0361-4September 1, 2015[18]ISBN 978-1-626921-92-4
  1. "Curiosity killed the cat."
  2. "Love conquers all."
  3. "The Faerie Queene."
  1. "When one door closes, another opens."
  2. "Speak of the devil, and he is sure to appear."
3 March 10, 2015[22][23]ISBN 978-4-8000-0422-2
ISBN 978-4-8000-0420-8 (LE)
December 1, 2015[18]ISBN 978-1-626922-24-2
  1. "Seeing is believing."
  2. "Let sleeping dogs lie."
  3. "None so deaf as those who will not hear."
  1. "Little pitchers have long ears."
  2. "We live and learn."
4 September 10, 2015[24][25]ISBN 978-4-8000-0498-7
ISBN 978-4-8000-0484-0 (LE)
April 12, 2016[18]ISBN 978-1-626922-55-6
  1. "Once bitten, twice shy"
  2. "Lovers ever run before the clock."
  3. "Better to ask the way than go astray."
  1. "It is a long lane that has no turning."
  2. "East, west, home's best."
5 March 10, 2016[26][27]ISBN 978-4-8000-0547-2
ISBN 978-4-8000-0510-6 (LE)
July 5, 2016[18]ISBN 978-1-626922-84-6
  1. "Looks breed love."
  2. "A Contented mind is a perpetual feast."
  3. "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
  1. "There is no place like home."
  2. "The longest day has an end."
6 September 10, 2016[28]ISBN 978-4-8000-0611-0January 3, 2017[18]ISBN 978-1-626923-50-8
  1. "God's mill grinds slow but sure."
  2. "God's mill grinds slow but sure.II"
  3. "Look before you leap."
  1. "Look before you leap.II"
  2. "Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse."
7 March 10, 2017[29]ISBN 978-4800006585July 4, 2017[18]ISBN 978-1-626924-99-4
  1. "Forgive and forget."
  2. "Examples are better than precept."
  3. "Any port in a storm.I"
  1. "Any port in a storm.II"
  2. "Any port in a storm.III"
8 September 9, 2017[30]ISBN 978-4800005670February 27, 2018[18]ISBN 978-1-626925-97-7
  1. "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs."
  2. "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.II"
  3. "The darkest hour is that before the dawn."
  1. "Necessity has no law."
  2. "What is bred in the bone will not out of the flesh."
9 March 24, 2018[31][32]ISBN 9784800007476
ISBN 9784800007278 (LE)
September 11, 2018[33]ISBN 978-1-626928-01-5
  1. "As you sow, so shall you reap."
  2. "It is the first step that is troublesome."
  3. "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
  1. "Nothing seek, nothing find."
  2. "Live and let live."
10 September 10, 2018[34][35]ISBN 9784800007940
ISBN 9784800007858 (LE)
February 26, 2019[36]ISBN 978-1-626929-90-6
  1. "Birds of a feather flock together.I"
  2. "Birds of a feather flock together.II"
  3. "Birds of a feather flock together.III"
  1. "Birds of a feather flock together.IV"
  2. "The cowl does not make the monk.I"

Chapters not yet in tankōbon formatEdit

The following chapters have been serialized in Monthly Comic Blade but have not yet been collected into a tankōbon volume:

  1. "The cowl does not make the monk. II"

Light novelsEdit

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn
Mahōtsukai no Yome Kinshi-hen (魔法使いの嫁 金糸篇)
September 8, 2017[37]
ISBN 9784800006905
December 11, 2018[38]
ISBN 978-1-626929-75-3
2The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Silver Yarn
Mahōtsukai no Yome Ginshi-hen (魔法使いの嫁 銀糸篇)
October 10, 2017[39]
ISBN 9784800006929
March 19, 2019[40]
ISBN 978-1-642750-01-0

AnimeEdit

A three-part prequel anime was announced in the fifth volume of the manga. The series is titled The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (魔法使いの嫁 星待つひと, Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito). It is directed by Norihiro Naganuma and written by Kore Yamazaki, with scripts by Aya Takaha. Wit Studio produced the animation and Production I.G is credited with planning and production. Hirotaka Katō designed the characters and Bamboo is in charge of the background art.[6][41] The series' music is composed by Junichi Matsumoto and produced by Flying Dog.[7][14]

The episodes were bundled with the sixth, seventh and eighth volumes of the manga, between September 10, 2016, March 10, 2017 and September 9, 2017.[42] The first episode was shown in theaters for two weeks, starting on August 13, 2016;[6] the second episode premiered in theaters on February 4, 2017;[43] and the third episode premiered on August 19, 2017.[44] Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode on September 10, 2016.[41][45]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on March 10, 2017, and aired from October 7, 2017 to March 24, 2018, on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11 and other Japanese channels.[46][9] JUNNA performed the opening theme "Here",[47] and Hana Itoki performed the ending theme "Wa –cycle-" (環-cycle-).[48] The second opening theme is "You" by May'n, and the ending theme is "Tsuki no Mō Hanbun" (月のもう半分, The Moon is Already a Half Moon) by AIKI & AKINO from bless4.[49] Funimation streamed an English dub.[50] The anime won the best drama award at 2017 Crunchyroll anime awards. Manga Entertainment will distribute the series on home video in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[51]

ReceptionEdit

Volume 2 reached the 9th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart[52] and, as of September 21, 2014, had sold 104,518 copies.[53]

The series had sold half a million copies as of June 2015,[54] 2.5 million copies as of March 2016,[14] and over three million as of September 2016.[55] By December 2017, the series had five million copies in print.[56]

The series was number two on the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey.[57][58] It was number 36 on the 15th annual "Book of the Year" list by the Da Vinci magazine in 2014.[59] Da Vinci readers also ranked it at number two in a poll to determine the series most likely to "make their big break" in 2015.[60] The series ranked number one on a poll of 2,360 bookstore employees to determine 2015's top 15 manga series of under five volumes.[61][62] It was one of fourteen titles nominated for the eighth Manga Taishō awards in 2015.[63]

Volume two appeared on The New York Times manga bestsellers list for four weeks, rising to third place for two.[64] Volume three debuted on the list at second place,[65] volume four debuted at first place,[66] and volume five debuted at fourth place.[67]

Reviewing the first volume for Anime News Network, Nick Creamer gave it a grade of A-. He praised the series art, noting that it "does great work in impressing upon the audience the same sense of wonder Chise experiences throughout. The character designs are expressive and backgrounds ornate". Commenting on the relationship between Chise and Elias, he wrote that "having this story go in a legitimately romantic direction would likely raise thorny issues of power dynamics and consent", but remarked that, as it was, the story "does a commendable job of making both Chise and Elias understandable and likable characters". He concluded his review by writing: "What conflict all these lovely details might be leading towards is a mystery so far, but the execution is so strong that I'm ready to follow wherever it leads."[68] In his review of the second volume, he admitted to coming to an appreciation of the main characters' relationship, writing that "the ambiguities of their relationship actually seem like one more fitting piece of a world where every relationship is ambiguous". He called the series' magic "classic but still refreshing". He also commented that the series art "remains gorgeous and well-suited to the story all throughout this volume ... the backgrounds are lush and faces expressive, and the whole style has an ornate looseness to it that works perfectly for this kind of fantasy storytelling". He concluded by saying "If you have any appreciation for this style of classic fantasy storytelling, Ancient Magus' Bride is a can't-miss production".[69]

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