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Mahoutsukai no Yome


Alternative Titles

English: The Ancient Magus' Bride
Synonyms: The Magician's Bride
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.551 (scored by 50,438 users)
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Ranked: #852
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Popularity: #249
Members: 250,357
Favorites: 2,702

Recommendations

Both Mahoutsukai no Yome an Natsume Yuujinchou have a protagonist that can see extraordinary things. They both suffer a great deal in their childhood because of their ability to see what normal people can't. Both anime tell the tale of their protagonists' lives and how they deal with the world that is beyond the ordinary human eyes. 
report Recommended by Lightfellow
Both are about red-haired girls finding their place in society, with one being a mage and the other being a court herbalist. While their personalities certainly differ, both girls eventually become driven at being the best of their kind. I enjoyed the fantasy setting and the development of romance equally, though Shirayuki-hime definitely is more romance-driven while Mahoutsukai focuses more on the lore and worldbuilding. 
report Recommended by aleaha
Both deal with main character seeing spirits with emotional experiences. 
report Recommended by BriBri812
While the setting could not have been more different, the two main characters are identical. Powerful non-human, who despite not being able to feel human emotions, admires humans for them and wishes to understand them and his apprentice, young woman with exceptionally troubled past. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
Both are neither your typical shoujo anime (based on an ongoing manga) with a redheaded leads. In both Akatsuki no Yona and Mahoutsukai our heroines are both gifted in a fantasy world, who learn and begin to form their own definitions of family and love. Both heroines share an underlying romance with tall, dark, deep-voiced males, as well as beautiful coming-of-age stories. They are also both REALLY underrated! 
report Recommended by kuppuru-neko
I cant believe this hasn't been recommended yet. The fantasy genre, the feel, even the music are quite similar. Not to mention romance as a subplot in both.  
report Recommended by madman333888
If you like british lore for fae and other myths I highly recommend Earl and Faerie. Both have the "english" setting and are pretty light.  
report Recommended by kalinoke
a fantasy world that is mysterious at first. but you learn more about the characters as the story unfolds. it deals with a lot of serious and dark themes such as the meaning of life mortality, what gives us meaning, sacrifice, death, trust and so on. its the type of show you can watch multiple times and you can still learn something new, now that you have knowledge of some things you did not before. the story only gets better and better. also the animation <3  
report Recommended by KILERDEMON
Here goes my 1st recommendation. Both of these girls feel all alone during their childhood (like how mine was) because of their special ability whether it be seeing spirits or the ability to read minds. Then their life gets turned upside down when they meet someone who takes them out and shows them how special they really are. (too bad I have yet for that to happen to me). 
report Recommended by LocoFowlUsedBAWK
Both of these shows feature two very beautiful, magical worlds !! The charm and expansive worlds that these shows offer are simply immeasurable !!!! 
report Recommended by saminthapanti
They both have beautiful world building, and gorgeous, vibrant animation. Both tend to be quite philosophical at times (of course, Kino no Tabi more than Mahoutsukai), and have a very serene feel. Even though they're different in a lot of ways, they share the same sort of atmosphere, and are both about seeing the beauty in a confusing and often painful world. There is a lot more character development and overall plot in Mahoutsukai (Kino no Tabi is episodic), but if you like one, I'd encourage you to give the other a try. XD  
report Recommended by AmishaelMA
The feel/pace of those 2 series is really similar to me. 
report Recommended by Andres_Luuk
Both lead charters had really hard past and having a hard time dealing with emotion and generally connect with people and world around them.  
report Recommended by jagodawonder
Both delve into the supernatural aspects of London, England. While one is about a boy who summons a demon in exchange for his soul, and the other is about a mage who buys a human to become his wife/apprentice; they both have very common themes. Sebastian and Elias seem to be very similar characters as neither is human and nor do either understand human emotions. They both try to help their human companions throughout their journeys to accomplish their goals. 
report Recommended by SailorStorm711
While the Made in Abyss has a fairly different type of plot it is another fantastic world building anime which I would highly suggest for anyone with an innate curiosity. While Magnus Bride presents a new world in the form of magic and magical creatures, Made in Abyss presents a new world in the form of a giant hole/cave in the ground which presents its own set of environments and creatures. 
report Recommended by Zmaier
the way the show takes serious tones then follows it up with funny and endearing cartoonish moments kept making me think about fma. another similarity is a kick ass OP which is always a plus. 
report Recommended by Jared_guy2
• Both have main characters of a young girl and an older male mage/wizard • Both settings are in Europe or have strong European influences • Both consist of magical acts taking place in an otherwise everyday setting (magical realism) 
report Recommended by khvleesea
A girl with underlying potential is stuck with a guy who knows a lot but won't tell. You will find tragic past weaved with mystery behind the guy who burdens himself with too many responsibilities. As the girl learns more and more, she falls in love and becomes an important person to him. 
report Recommended by jigokunoarisu
Both Chise and Watanuki are plagued by their ability to see spirits/monsters. They both encounter a wise and powerful sorcerer, Elias and Yuuko who teach them magic and how to deal with otherworldly creatures. Chise and Watanuki are exceedingly kind people but lack a sense of self-worth and will give to the point of harming themselves - something they must learn to overcome if they want to understand what it means to love those important to them. 
report Recommended by xxxATiON
When it comes to relaxing Slice of Life animes, Natsume Yuujinchou, Mushishi and Aria comes to mind. While it is true that the former two are more closer to Mahoutsukai no Yome in terms of the themes they are dealing with (supernatural elements), Aria and MnY do share many similarities. (This recommendation was made from my early impressions of the first 3 episodes of Mahoutsukai no Yome). Both involve telling short, episodic tales on how life can be very beautiful should we view it in a positive light, allowing them to be great shows to ease our stressful minds that took a huge toll from our  read more 
report Recommended by Lord_Odous
if you liked Mahoutsukai no Yome then you will like bleach. the story is very similar with the protagonist having fates and destiny that are out of there control. lots of lore and great story. 
report Recommended by animegirl16091
Both anime have mc who went to youkai/ghost world.And both do training to become a mage. 
report Recommended by salman7
The female protagonists are both "choosen" ones. Both male protagonists have had a dark phase in their past life and have done something regretful. They both have trouble to understand their "feelings". Both anime deal with spirits, gods and other supernatural stuff, but also a lot of enemies they encounter on their way.  
report Recommended by Raikaa
Although their tones are different, both shows are about an intimidating but tutelary skeleton wizard who cares about his "family" of fantasy misfits. 
report Recommended by Jaboll252