It was revealed from the fifth volume of Mahoutsukai no Yome that the manga will be receiving a prequel anime. Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito will tell the story before Chise's meeting with Elias.
The prequel anime will be divided into three parts and be bundled with the sixth, seventh, and eighth volumes of the manga. It was also revealed that the first part will be screened in select theaters across Japan for two weeks beginning on August 13.
The manga series drawn by Kore Yamazaki began publishing in Comic Blade in 2013. It placed second in the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga is Amazing!) rankings among male readers and 16th in the 2016 rankings. It was also nominated in the 8th Manga Taisho awards.
Mahoutsukai no Yome is licensed in English as The Ancient Magus' Bride by Seven Seas Entertainment. Three volumes have been published, with the next two volumes scheduled for April 12 and July 5. The second volume remained on The New York Times manga best seller list for four consecutive weeks, and the third volume debuted in second place.