Mahoutsukai no Yome
The Ancient Magus' Bride
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Mahoutsukai no Yome

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Magician's Bride
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁
English: The Ancient Magus' Bride
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 30, 2013 to ?
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Comic Garden
Authors: Yamazaki, Kore (Story & Art)


Score: 8.351 (scored by 2274022,740 users)
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Ranked: #2482
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Popularity: #151
Members: 89,348
Favorites: 3,906

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Despite having the ability to see otherworldly creatures, Chise Hatori has never considered herself lucky. Ever since her parents abandoned her at a young age, it has been the center of her hardship, driving her to the point of selling herself to the slave market, just to secure a place she can call home.

Presented to the bidders as a rare "Sleigh Beggy"—beings who have an unusually high affinity to magical energies—Chise's last remaining hope appears in the form of Elias Ainsworth, a mysterious magus more beast than man. Rather than keep her as a slave, he has decided to make her his apprentice, as well as his bride.

Chise is not only physically transported to the English countryside where Elias lives, but also introduced to a world where wondrous things such as fairies and dragons are the norm. But she soon realizes there is as much to fear in her new life as there is to marvel at. And lying at the heart of it all is the question of whether she has fallen into the hands of something much darker than her own inner demons.

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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; in Polish by Studio JG since March 26, 2015; in German by Tokyopop since October 12, 2015; in Italian by Star Comics since February 24, 2016; in Spanish by Norma Editorial since April 11, 2016; in Russian by Istari Comics since May 24, 2016; in Finnish by Punainen Jättiläinen since December 22, 2016; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora Devir since November 27, 2017.

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Oct 27, 2015
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
--------------------------------Review contains minor spoilers---------------------------------------------------

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. ...
Feb 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (93/? eps)
The art is beautiful, the initial characters are interesting and complex. Some panels are very stirring! the series holds up with creative problems and interesting magic lore outside of a school setting and held my interest up until about midwayish.
There is an arc that occurs that has derailed any progressive storytelling on the relationship between Elias and Chise as well as Elias' backstory and Chise's magical progress.
Also, there is a crazy amount of exposition on mechanics of magic and magic lore from multiple cultures; very interesting albeit a little excessive.

That being said i reccomend it. This manga definitely has its problems yet it's pretty ...
Jan 29, 2023
Preliminary (50/? eps)
This series would be better named "Stockholm Syndrome and the Wendigo" , I cant quite figure out what others see in this series. Chise and Elias have a strained Owner-Pet relationship throughout the 10+ volumes i suffered through. It comes off as extremely toxic, and every time Chise forgives Elias for being a literal monster, it just seems so forced... Some of the side characters are more interesting, Ruth, Silky, and Alice Swayne have genuinely captivating backstories, and i would happily read a spinoff series about them.

The Ancient Magus Bride ticks a lot of boxes. I wanted to like this series, but honestly I ...

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