Mahoutsukai no Yome: Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi


The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm

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Synonyms: The Ancient Magus' Bride OVA, Mahoutsukai no Yome OVA, Mahoutsuaki no Yome OAD, Mahoyome
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁 西の少年と青嵐の騎士
English: The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 2021 to Sep 9, 2022
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Kafka
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.561 (scored by 2121221,212 users)
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Ranked: #16382
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Popularity: #2519
Members: 74,298
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Synopsis

Every several decades, the Wild Hunt—a group of mounted fae knights—awakens and roams the land, its presence causing old plants to wither and allowing new ones to take their place. Unfortunately, when lightning strikes the stone monument that the Wild Hunt slumbers in, it chips off a fragment containing the band's guide. As a result, when the Wild Hunt rises once more, its members cannot maintain their formation, instead aimlessly wandering the forests and leaving death in their wake.

In an attempt to remedy this predicament, Spriggan tasks Elias Ainsworth with bringing the missing guide's steed back to its master. Meanwhile, Gabriel, an asthmatic young boy who longs for adventure, discovers the chipped-off rock and ends up summoning the knight within. With his only intact memory being the desire to return, the guide must reunite with his steed and his pack before his absence can cause irreparable damage.

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Background

Each episode was bundled with special editions of manga volumes 16 through 18, respectively.

Characters & Voice Actors

Oberon

Supporting
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese

Titania

Supporting
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese

Mysterious Boy

Supporting
Ichikawa, Aoi
Japanese

Gabriel's Father

Supporting
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese

Gabriel's Mother

Supporting
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese

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Ending Theme

"auro nowe" by inocencia

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Aug 22, 2023
This is a 3 episode OVA and sequel for the Ancient Magus' bride that is relevant to the main story. The OVA is about a single story/subject and is pretty similar to the first season.

The story is interesting and dense. Even though it's only one hour long, it feels like it lasts way longer because of how many things happen and the excellent atmosphere. Just like in the main anime, not everything is explained completely which leads to an air of mystery. There's also some minor worldbuilding with new concepts from the world being introduced.

The characters are detailed and very realistic. Of course ...
Sep 20, 2022
It’s decent. The story is fine, the release schedule was awful and I wish Chise and Elias were in it more.

I understand that each episode was packaged with a manga volume, hence why it took a year for the full thing to air, but this information didn’t make it detract from my experience with this any less. Besides the release date I found the kid (Gabriel) a bit annoying.

Overall it’s a fine Magus’ Bride OVA, I just wish Chise and Elias were in it a bit more because they didn’t really have any agency in the plot whatsoever. Still enjoyed it and am looking ...
Jun 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The story is pretty and sweet like the original series, though it lacks the drive that comes with building on established characters. It doesn’t help that our lead, Gabe, feels like little more than a frustrated kid who is upset at having to use an inhaler, which is fine, but it’s not particularly interesting. The titular Knight is more interesting as a force of nature slightly humanized, but the emotional core of the series is the tension between the decision to go with the Knight and that to stay with his parents, and the lack of characterization for his parents, particularly his father, just makes ...

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