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 104443104,443 users)
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Ranked: #4122
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Story and character-wise, they're both very similar in ways and are slice of life genre but with supernatural or magic genre added in, which isn't very common for the SoL genre. While this is a anime recommendation, I am recommending both anime and manga as the Mahoutsukai no Yome anime only focuses on the backstory with 3 OVA. Both have a similar backstory where both the protagonist grew up in a similar way. Troubled and scared as a child because of seeing things normal people can't and because of that, they act differently in a way that scares other people to the point even their own  read more 
report Recommended by Paul
Chise and Sophie live in a beautiful, European-inspired fantasy world where magic can be used to make a living. The two girls at the beginning of the story have low opinions of themselves and latent magical abilities unbeknownst to either of them. They are taken in by Elias and Howl, the enigmatic and powerful wizards of their respective series who have more than a few secrets of their own. Through many experiences of helping others and guidance from their wizard mentors, Chise and Sophie learn to hone their magic, deepen their relationship with Elias and Howl, and gradually learn to accept and love themselves. 
report Recommended by xxxATiON
Tthese two anime have a few things in common. First they are both manga adapted anime. Protagonist both have red hair that are rare at where they live. They both get taken in by other poeple as love interest.  
report Recommended by animegirl16091
Both give off a similar feeling. Both deal with a girl trying to work and life in a world with magical creatures, 
report Recommended by Nao
They're prequels that are darker and more emotional than their main series. They also provide back-stories that explain the main character's actions, personalities, and motivations. 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
Both shows feature lush wooded settungs prominently. The tone for each is light but bittersweet, and likely makes the viewer emotional... there's a supernatural element to them too giving them a similar feel. Recommend both 
report Recommended by Brachy
Fantasy, magic, supernatural. A bit of romance. Similar feeling while watching. Nice-looking. Both definitely worth watching! 
report Recommended by TenderRain91
If you like anime with theme of magic and slice of life then you might like these two. For instance, both have: - a lovely redhaired, green-eyed heroine who has the ability to see spirits heavily based on celtic folklore, like fairies. - a familiar pet which can talk and protects the heroine. - the hero aka a mysterious gentleman who is fond of the heroine. Personally I find Mahoutsukai better, because it develops the characters in a more meaningful way, but Hakushaku might be worth to try for those who like a little bit more of romance.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
The monster type elements floating around and being objects in Mahoutsukai no Yome, directly reminded me of Mushishi with that not everyone could see these elements/creatures. Both stories are quite different in terms of atmosphere and character progression though. But still wonderful on itself. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Slice of life in a world of wonders. This is the premise for both anime, both presenting it's world with all its rules. And if you are wondering Mahoutsukai no Yome continues in a TV anime series, so you will get a lot from both anime in terms of world building. 
report Recommended by JokerDBlue