The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mahoutsukai no Yome

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Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare "Sleigh Beggy." Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias' picturesque cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise's story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.

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English: The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Mar 25, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Production I.G, Shochiku, flying DOG, Mag Garden
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Dual Audio, BD


Norihiro Naganuma – Director
Shouji Hata – Sound Director
Jamie Marchi – Script
Aya Takaha – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Here” by JUNNA (eps 1-12)
OP2: “You” by May’n (eps 13-24)
ED1: “Wa -cycle- (環-cycle-)” by Hana Itoki (糸奇はな) (eps 1-12)
ED2: “Tsuki no mou Hanbun (月のもう半分)” by AIKI & AKINO from bless4 (eps 13-23)
ED3: “The Legend of “The Ancient Magus Bride”” by Jessica (ep 24)

Episode List

01: April showers bring May flowers
02: One today is worth two tomorrows
03: The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead
04: Everything must have a beginning
05: Love conquers all
06: The Faerie Queene
07: Talk of the devil, and he is sure to appear.
08: Let sleeping dogs lie.
09: None so deaf as those who will not hear
10: We live and learn
11: Lovers ever run before the clock
12: Better to ask the way than go astray
13: East, west, home’s best.
14: Looks breed love.
15: There is no place like home
16: God’s mill grinds slow but sure
17: Look before you leap
18: Forgive and forget
19: Any port in a storm.
20: You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs
21: Necessity has no law.
22: As you sow, so shall you reap.
23: Nothing seek, nothing find.
24: Live and let live



My favorite manga gets a proper series! It’s an exciting fantasy story set in modern Britain—the mysterious magical side of Britain that is!


The best place to pick up girls is at a slave auction, apparently.


Stunning art and direction with mesmerizing sound design, elevated by both fantastical and dark narrative themes that keep you wanting more.


Somehow simultaneously hit me right in the feels and scared the shit out of me. A++++


A mystical mass of charm.


Best anime of the year. Everything is amazing here. A must watch, really. Amazing plot, art, and music. Also, Elias. Elias is the best.


The world is incredibly beautiful and filled with magic and mystery. Something dark looms, but Chise makes you feel fine with that.



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