Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito

The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star

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Synonyms: The Magician's Bride
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁 星待つひと
English: The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
German: The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
Spanish: The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
French: The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 9, 2017
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.121 (scored by 113741113,741 users)
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Ranked: #4092
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Popularity: #788
Members: 256,932
Favorites: 674

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After many hardships in her life, Chise Hatori ended up at an auction, where she was purchased and then freed by the renowned Thorn Sorcerer, Elias Ainsworth, only to stay and become his apprentice. Though her life is wonderful now, the arrival of a picture book, "The Lonely Little Star," brings back memories of those trying times and the loneliness she endured.

As a child, Chise experienced a great tragedy: her mother's death. Shunned and unwanted by peers and relatives alike, she has lived a detached and pitiful life. However, the unexpected discovery of a mysterious library in the forest provides her with a temporary place of solace. Through reading countless books and spending time with the kindhearted librarian, Chise slowly begins to feel less alone in the world. But could this peculiar library have a darker side?

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Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito is a prequel to the Mahoutsukai no Yome manga series.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Varley, Angelica

Kaida, Yuuko


Kuno, Misaki

Hatori, Chika

Inoue, Kikuko

Niikura, Mayumi

Hara, Yumi

Hatori, Akiko

Hisakawa, Aya


Naganuma, Norihiro
Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Key Animation
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takaha, Aya


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Sep 11, 2017
The Mahoutsukai no Yome’s a neat little side story.

The main appeal of the ova is essentially seeing how everything is presented rather than the actual narrative elements themselves. The anime doesn’t try and get you interested in Chise by telling you she’s an orphan hated by everyone for being weird, it wants you to get invested in her through scenes like her not being able to go to bed because there is literally a monster inside her futon or her talking about how happy she feels when she finishes a book. The story never asks you to doubt that it’s all going to work out ...
Sep 10, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Spoiler free review

So The Ancient Magus' Bride is a show I'm eagerly waiting for when Fall 2017 finally decides to arrive. I have not touched the manga so I knew little about it, but the synopsis and the magical elements piqued my interest enough to check out this prequel OVA that took a year to finish airing 3 eps. After finishing it, I'm not exactly sure why this was necessary.

The plot is simply a back story to the main girl Chise Hatori, seeing what her life was like as a child way before she found the world of magic. The drama shown during these episodes ...
Sep 10, 2017
It was a beautiful story although it only lasted for three episodes. Keep in mind that there's a full length series coming this October. I've never read the manga and I don't intend to read until the I've finished watching the upcoming anime series. So, in this review, I'll only be talking about what I think only from watching the OVA.

The story was beautiful. If you haven't read the manga, you'll be kinda confused at first but not that much. As far as I see, the OVA mainly focus on Chise's backstory. And I have to say, it was very good. From the first episode, ...

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