Mahoutsukai no Yome

The Ancient Magus' Bride

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Magician's Bride, Mahoyome
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁
English: The Ancient Magus' Bride
German: The Ancient Magus' Bride
Spanish: The Ancient Magus Bride
French: The Ancient Magus' Bride
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Mar 25, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 393034393,034 users)
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Ranked: #5682
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Popularity: #176
Members: 932,481
Favorites: 12,477

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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Hatori, Chise

Tanezaki, Atsumi

Ainsworth, Elias

Takeuchi, Ryouta


Uchiyama, Kouki


Endou, Aya


Namikawa, Daisuke


Murase, Ayumu


Yamaguchi, Kappei


Hayami, Saori

Varley, Angelica

Kaida, Yuuko


Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou


Cook, Justin
Wada, Jouji
Producer, Planning
Itou, Shousei
Hasegawa, Hiroya
Producer, Production Manager


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Here" by JUNNA (eps 1-12)
2: "You" by May'n (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Wa -cycle- (環-cycle-)" by Hana Itoki (糸奇はな) (eps 1-12)
2: "Tsuki no mou Hanbun (月のもう半分)" by AIKI & AKINO from bless4 (eps 13-23)
3: "The Legend of "The Ancient Magus Bride"" by Jessica (eps 24)


Mar 23, 2018
Opening a book and reading word by word is simple. Jumping into a story becoming part of its world while being enveloped by its ideas is a whole different experience. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus Bride) has a way that make us see through its world, characters, and story. If you fancy yourself for a creative fantasy experience that blends between the lines of fiction and reality, then you came to the right place.

An anime adaptation of Mahoutsukai no Yome is pretty inevitable in the eyes of many fans who are familiar with the author’s work. Ever since we got the 3-episode prologue OVAs, ...
Mar 24, 2018
Mixed Feelings
There was a lot of hype leading up to the Ancient Magus Bride. Its first three episodes were shown in theaters months before it began to air, and critics and the masses alike were declaring it the best thing ever. In a lot of ways, it lived up to all of that hype. However, I think all of that glowing praise is overshadowing some actual issues with this adaptation.

Before going into the story, I’d like to quickly run down the structure of the narrative. Magus Bride is a slow-paced and contemplative journey, and that’s not for everyone. Several friends of mine dropped it about a ...
Mar 24, 2018
Like many others, I highly anticipated Mahoutsukai no Yome. Maybe that was my mistake, and I expected too much. But even anime that fail to live up to expectations usually fail them this hard.

So where did things go wrong? The plot? The characters? The worldbuilding? All of the above?

I’ll start with what I liked about Mahoutsukai no Yome. It’s beautiful. There were scenes that were, for a lack of a better word, magical. The soundtrack is also worth listening too.

But despite having high production quality and a magical world to explore, Magus Bride falls flat thanks to its dull cast and lack ...

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