Hatori Chise is only 16, but she has lost far more than most. With neither family nor hope, it seems all doors are closed to her. But, a chance encounter began to turn the rusted wheels of fate. In her darkest hour, a mysterious magus appears before Chitose, offering a chance she couldn't turn down. This magus who seems closer to demon than human, will he bring her the light she desperately seeks, or drown her in ever deeper shadows?
Mahoutsukai no Yome was initially serialized in Monthly Comic Blade, until the magazine changed the format of publication from paper to digital, and moved to Comic Garden starting from the October 2014 issue.
The series has been published in English as The Ancient Magus' Bride by Seven Seas Entertainment since May 12, 2015. It has been also published in Italian by Star Comics since February 24, 2016; in Spanish by Norma Editorial since April 11, 2016; in Polish since June 2, 2015; in German by Tokyopop since October 12, 2015; and in Russian by Istari Comics since May 24, 2016.
[ Português ]
É minha primeira review, então tentarei ser breve. É uma história admirável, bonita, além de impactante. Simplesmente maravilhosa, apesar de ter começado mediana. Vale a pena. A Arte é linda, os personagens carismáticos, o cenário bem trabalhado, enfim, recomendo.
[ English ]
It's my first review, so try to be brief. It is a wonderful story, beautiful, and impactful. Simply wonderful, despite starting median. The art is beautiful, the characters are charismatic, the scenario is worked well, anyway, I recommend.
Nota final: 10/10
Final Score: 10/10
~~~ I LOVED IT
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Synopsis: Hatori Chise is only 16, but she has lost far more than most. With neither family nor hope, it seems all doors are closed to her. But, a chance encounter began to turn the rusted wheels of fate. In her darkest hour, a mysterious magus appears before Chitose, offering a chance she couldn't turn down.
-Ellias Ainsworth, He is an ancient magician with a skull instead of a human head because he is an incomplete being. The Child of Thorns, Chise's master and fiancee, once apprenticed to Master Lindenbaum. A being with both fae and human elements. His origins are a mystery.
Despite his appearance, he is gentle and polite with humans, who likes Chise Hatori and also offers her to become his bride too. This is definitely a gem for me, I loved it a lot because of its unique setting. Although, it has many male characters that are after main female because of her rare abilities, but it isn't anything that pisses you off. It is actually quite lighthearted yet dark theme.
Genres:- Fantasy, Shonen, Romance, Supernatural.
Story:10/10 (It is still on-going and so far 23 chapters have been released. I am not certain as for where the story will progress, but I loved every chapter of it till now.)
Characters:9.5/10 (TBH, I didn't even bother reading Synopsis when I first the saw the manga on some site. Just the main character's face with romance tag on it was enough for me to read it.)
Artwork:10/10 (Although, it is shonen but there is something about the artwork that gives you senien vibes.)
Enjoyment:- Over 9000 (I read this in one sitting, it just makes you want to read more and more chapters. It is actually fantasy-romance story with depressing atmosphere. I just hope that it won't ahead towards the wrong path.)
Before I go into detail on The Ancient Magus Bride (Mahoutsukai no Yome), there are things a few things you need must consider. First, it is a slow paced story, that does a good job of creating characters that have very solid personalities and introduces a nostalgic world that doesn't feel boring, but keeps an air of mystery to itself. Though the demographic for this manga is classified as shounen, there is little to actual battles that take place in the ( at the time of this writing) fifteen chapters. The story unfolds at at a slave auction where we meet Hatori Chise, a
young fifteen year old, who has been in and out of slave trading every since her mother died; add to the fact that she has been treated like an outcast and you have the perfect emo for our story. In all seriousness, she is a slay vega, think queen bee of the magic world, meaning her body has adapted to consume large amounts of magic and also be able to expel said magic. The effect does have a down side though, as it does damage to her internal system and shortens her life span. Of course, she has no idea of this until she meets her buyer/savior that comes in the form of a goat skull sorcerer by the name of Ellias Ainsworth. Now Ellias Ainsworth is very a odd character for several reasons, one is that he purchases Hatori Chise on a whim, and promises to find a way to be able to save her life; the other is that he claims that she will one day be his bride, but as to why remains a mystery as his past tell us that he has very little to with humans in general, so his purchase of Chise just seems like it is on a whim. Besides those aspects of him, there is very little that is told about him, and he mainly comes off as the badass, mysterious mentor, (compare him to kind of like Shinigami from Soul Eater, or at least I do.) Through Ellias, Chise is introduced to the magic world and the dangers that come with it. These span from the arcs that include her almost being kidnapped and taken to the fairy world, meeting a eccentric dragon tamer and actual dragons, purging the past sins of a murderer form the land, and coming across a sadistic wizard that loves to toy with dead and living only to try to fulfill his goals of self-worth; plus the wizard comes in the form of a young boy/girl (i don't fucking know, it's one of the those characters) which makes him all the more threatening. Of course, Chise is far from helpless as she as Ellias to help her, along with a cool reaper dog, and the support of a tech wizard named Angelica ( she basically makes gear to help harness magic power), plus learning how to use her powers as well. Since it's only fifteen chapters in, it's at the point to where you can pick it up and check it out to see if it's for you.
Hatori Chise is only 16, but she has lost far more than most. With neither family nor hope, it seems all doors are closed to her. But, a chance encounter began to turn the rusted wheels of fate. In her darkest hour, a mysterious magus appears before Chitose, offering a chance she couldn't turn down. This magus who seems closer to demon than human, will he bring her the light she desperately seeks, or drown her in ever deeper shadows? Source: Sense-Scans
First manga of the manga artist Yamazaki Kore. Art of the characters, their surroundings and areas are very well drawn and maybe even rare
to see in shounen mangas, depending of course which mangas you have read.
Story starts as very interesting and it has potential to be very great story, which it by looks of it start to fill very well. Small comedy is well fitted into story and does not go over. Both comedy and drama in story are not fighting yet to each other and both possible darker and lighter elements and coexisting good.
Overall this nice good manga series to read, that can be recommended to all fantasy and shounen manga readers.