Mahoutsukai no Yome

The Ancient Magus' Bride

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English: The Ancient Magus' Bride
Synonyms: The Magician's 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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.081 (scored by 278869278,869 users)
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Ranked: #4622
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Popularity: #167
Members: 722,699
Favorites: 9,054

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-Both show themes of learning about emotions, and coming to understand feelings. -Both can make you smile, both can make you cry -Both have an interesting world -Though this one applies more to Violet Evergarden in my opinion, but both have breathtaking animation -Both have great music -Both have an episodic storyline 
report Recommended by Siyuan
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 alohaleia
Both surround themselves around a special human who deserves and needs love and support. Both are in fantasy worlds where supernatural creatures abound. Both are super sweet and heartwarming. And both are based on relationships that are pure of heart. 
report Recommended by Wallanimx
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
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 rinhana
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
- Special Mary Sue with super special power to see spirits, very kind very quiet very used to being alone - Sudden marriage to mean looking supernatural entity, but haha it's okay because they can be really good looking haha - Male MCs are really creepy and say unacceptable thing but haha it's okay because they're good looking and aren't human haha - Make lots of other supernatural friends along the way KnY protag is more plucky than MnY as a result of a more healthy upbringing, MnY protag is extremely emo. Both have tragic pasts enhanced by cringeworthy writing. KnY is set in Japan with Japanese supernatural creatures  read more 
report Recommended by Lemon
Mahoutsukai no Yome and Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara have a similar vibe when watching both shows. They share a similar vibrant color palette and have a very whimsical way of putting great attention to detail to the background and foreground art in each scene. The setting in both shows are similar, a modern day society where magic is an accepted thing in society and mages live amongst normal people. If you're looking for a world that you can get absorbed into, I would recommend both shows. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both deal with main character seeing spirits with emotional experiences. 
report Recommended by BriBri812
Both female protagonists have rare abilities that connect them to fairies and are sought out and taken in by the male protagonist who has slight romantic inclinations towards the female protagonist. Both are centered in England and revolve around British folklore. 
report Recommended by Raine98765
Cute love stories with supernatural male leads, 
report Recommended by okamikotori
• 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
They are so similar. I kept feeling like I was watching a spinoff of Ancient Magus' Bride. MCs are both sickly and have overwhelming magic power, both thrown into crazy situations, very similar settings and magic use is fairly subtle. You really have to give an episode or two a watch to see what makes them so strikingly parallel because it's hard to explain.  
report Recommended by tenshimoonbunny
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 these shows premises are very similar, but the worlds setting and atmosphere are completely different. Magus Bride is brighter and focuses on magic and the extraordinary beings and vistas in its world. while the girl from the other side focuses on its dark and frightening world that its characters are forced to live in and call home while being constantly hunted by unknown forces. The Girl From the Other Side is only a ten minute OVA so I highly suggest you check it out. 
report Recommended by Sharmat_00
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
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
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
15 year old main girl. Deals with demons and magical powers. The main villians kind of have a similar backstory and they're both crazy. Of course both have Romance develop between the MCs over the course of the series. Both do some world jumping (different eras in Inuyashas case and literally different worlds/dimensions in Ancient Magus Bride's case) Differences are that Inuyasha is more action focused and a lot longer, and older of course. Also Kagome does not have a depressing backstory like Chise. 
report Recommended by chisports1fan
I think this anime does a good job in passing a message to the viewers saying, regardless of your characteristics, someone in this world will definitely find you either attractive or admiring. Therefore, there is absolute no reason for you to attempt to be like someone else to find friendship or even a romantic relationship. The anime also normalizes the healthy dance between femininity and masculinity, where characters come to learn and embrace all sides of each other.  
report Recommended by anngela
Almost the same concept with MahoYome. MC deals with oddities, huge character development throughout the series and the feeling of curiousity that course through you as you go episode by episode.  
report Recommended by Smugru
Both are similar stories about powerful monsters taking on human apprentices. Hellsing has more physical violence, but Ancient Magus' Bride has more emotional violence. 
report Recommended by Thiol
The feel/pace of those 2 series is really similar to me. 
report Recommended by Andres_Luuk
these are different in a lot of ways, but they both focus on kinda similar relationships between a younger girl and a parental figure  
report Recommended by lilydotgov
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
Both animes take place in a fantastic world with magic and demons, One more focused in action/comedy and Magus Bride centered in drama. 
report Recommended by facuuu92
Both have the MC overcoming their grief of losing their mother Both have the MC having fallen in love with the person that changes their life Both have follows the archetypical storylines of characters having ups and downs Both have amazing sound tracks Both have visual appealing arts Conclusion: mahoutsukai emphasizes on the main character finding her self just as much as your lie in April. Tho your lie in April draws tears While Mahoutsukai is still awaiting a sequel that might draws you tears . It’s good to check them both out if you are in to slice of life.  
report Recommended by KiwiFruitCup
You've heard of Beauty and the Beast , right? Well both have the same theme, where one follows the classical them while the other is more like a shonen and a beast.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Red-haired protagonist in a magical setting with some similar ost's to boot! Mahoutsukai no Yome is set in a Victorian-ish setting however, as opposed to Izetta, which is set in a WW2 like setting.  
report Recommended by Sovryn
They are both pretty dark compared to the average anime in their main genres (school and fantasy), both series are also featuring a bizarre love relationship in where one is a predator that tries to repress their power or otherwise they can cause a catastrophe and harm their loved ones and the other is an ex-potential suicide that had really hard lives. Both anime gave me a sensation in where unavoidably one will destroy the other. 
report Recommended by eblf2013
Similar vibes. Quite similar art-styles. Both shows are about yokai or the supernatural. Some amount of gore and dark themes.  
report Recommended by senjou_hitagi
The creator of the Ancient Magus Bride stated in Volume 1 of her manga that Brigadoon was an influence on her. And this should be clear just by looking at the shows. Both are about a girl with no parents who experiences tragedy in their lives, while forming a bond with a powerful nonhuman male creature that protects them. Both are about the love between the girl and her protector and appear to be shojou "girl's shows" at first but actually feature violent and bloody battles, with human characters dying. Both shows are really unlike anything out there, and highly recommended. 
report Recommended by BandDog_Onymou
Lonely little girls find themselves under the guardianship of supernatural guardians who show them the supernatural side of the world and teach them to value their lives a little more.  
report Recommended by Radu_Bey0
Both present a magical setting. A vast world of mystery and monsters. I always found myself entertained while watching each episode. How the characters solved their problems, the locations they visited, Rimuru´s humor, Elias´s wisdom and mystery. Both series share the bonds of family. Rimuru builds up the goblin village and eventually more residents of different races settle there. He will seek solutions to protect his citizens and if necessary resort to violence. Elias sees Chise as his familY, and i believe he cherishes her more than anyone or anything. :) 
report Recommended by Nikoocheese
It’s hard to describe how they are similar to each other, but you can recognize the similarity between their symbols and themes and motifs, for example they have a unique style, the calm world with beautiful nature, the unique supernatural powers, the philosophy behind the their worlds, and many other things. 
report Recommended by yasser_sama
Both have main characters with a tragic past and special abilities. They also both have themes of magic and romance mixed in. 
report Recommended by SherlyCat25
Mahoutsukai no Yome has a different starting point and is more introspective, but it has the similarity of giving a message for each chapter and having a female protagonist with a kind character. In MnY the protagonist influences the story more than in MnT, although at certain times she will only have the opportunity to admire the story of others. 
report Recommended by EyeViewer
Similar romance Anime with very clean animation and both FMC's have vibrant red hair with a similar soft-er spoken personalities, but are also strong willed. 
report Recommended by Sciferin
Both are about red-haired girls finding their place in society 
report Recommended by Black0Bird
They're both similar in their wholesomeness. Both main characters are immensely kind and gather their recurring circle of friends as the series go on. Both Myne and Chise suffer from essentially the same condition. 
report Recommended by Makkurayami
It includes fairies. The setting is European. It has awesome visuals and music. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
both series are about a mc girl who is kind of a wuss and a male who is strong. male mc can both be perverts at time. the setting for both is dark fantasy. 
report Recommended by MarryMeSenpai
Enjoy the supernatural mystery and spirit hunting. Characters also has a fun side in them and the story has a little bit of romance. 
report Recommended by keyzc
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 was about a human that get "adopted" by a spiritual being. 
report Recommended by orihara_sama
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
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
Two red-haired heroines. Both loaded with plenty of fantasy and drama. *coughs* nonhuman love interests *coughs*. Great storytelling and character development. Both touch deep elements in their storytelling and take their viewers seriously. Oh, and great soundtracks! If you enjoyed one, you might really enjoy the other anime. 
report Recommended by SindySugar
Both anime have mc who went to youkai/ghost world.And both do training to become a mage. 
report Recommended by salman7
Both series have a similar main character dynamic. Neuro and Elias are both monsters who don't understand humans very well and need help to learn to do so. They both have a young female partner to teach them about the human world. Yako and Chise are both strong female leads who love to help others. The shows also share a similar main villain. Kaitou X and Cartaphilus are basically the same character. The settings and genre of the shows are very different, but if you like the characters in one, you're likely to like them in the other too. 
report Recommended by Renkku
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 AhmewzinGrace
Both are relaxing anime with a similar approach into magic and witchcraft. If you want a slice of life, yet with a touch of mysticim, I recommend both. 
report Recommended by gustken
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
Both are about young women trying to find their way in life, being under an apprenticeship, and learning life lessons. Chise Hatori is only 15, but she has lost far more than most. With neither family nor hope, it seems all doors are closed to her. Through, a chance encounter the rusted wheels of fate begin to turn. In her darkest hour, a mysterious magus appears before Chise, offering a chance she unable to turn down. : Setting: Rural England : Chise Hatori: Pursuit of being a Magus or other words a Sorcerous. In Arte, the main character Arte yearns to make a living for herself by  read more 
report Recommended by Vladnyx
Plot and general tone of the two shows are very different, but the protagonists (Chise and Yuichiro) are the same in terms of their psychological background. Both had a parent or parents try to kill them due to an abnormality within them which is out of their control, only for said parent(s) to die soon after, leaving them orphans and a view that they are unlovable and unwanted. This caused a pessimistic view of human relationships as a coping mechanism to deal with the longing for acceptance and love they believe they do not deserve to get. They both later gain a family and the  read more 
report Recommended by J-36
Both have a similar art style, a similar mood and both showcase different creatures with magical abilities. Both have comedy aspects too. 
report Recommended by Lopika
You were looking for an anime with magical elements and an engaging story, but Maria failed didn't satisfy as much as you hoped. Try this! 
report Recommended by otakitty
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 samuwuXD
These two anime contain mythical creatures, Phantom in the Twilight calls them the Umbra, while Mahoutsukai no Yome has no specific name, since they are from different species. Umbra exists from the creation of human's mind. The others already exists and living hidden among the humans. So if you are looking for more anime that contains these kind, well you are looking for the right place, just expect it to be less romantic and definitely no harem for Mahoutsukai. Also barely fighting scenes, but beautiful animation. 
report Recommended by RayaTheImmortal