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Manga 'Mahoutsukai no Yome' Gets Three-Part Prequel Anime

by Stark700
Mar 9, 12:33 PM | 81 Comments
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.

Director: Norihiro Naganuma (Yowamushi Pedal Movie)
Script: Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass Zero: Namae no Nai Kaibutsu)
Character Design: Hirotaka Katou (Hoozuki no Reitetsu)
Background Art: Bamboo
Studio: Wit Studio

Chise Hatori: Atsumi Tanezaki (Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider)
Elias Ainsworth: Ryouta Takeuchi (DRAMAtical Murder)
Ruth: Kouki Uchiyama (Nijiiro Days)
Silkie: Aya Endou (Shinsekai Yori)

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.

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Twitter: @magus_bride


Source: Ota☆Suke

Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito on MAL

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If it's so acclaimed in Japan I don't understand why it is not getting its own full series. Maybe after the manga has progressed further? It has been about three years and she's only released 6 volumes, though I could see an entire season filled by the events in the first two volumes alone ₍₍ ( ๑॔˃̶◡ ˂̶๑॓)◞♡

Or maybe they want to build interest before launching into a full (multi-season dammit!) series, or even a movie 0.0
Crazy? Probably. Obsessed? Definitely ♥

Oct 2, 8:12 PM by Lunar_Garden

Fucking hell, the sound, the animation. This preview is stunning as fuck 😍
An anime can't be more anticipated :)
Although how can this be a prequel? Stating from the preview, this was what happened in the first few chapters....

Apr 12, 3:48 PM by KamSung

Looks fucking beautifull..Hopefully that means we'll get a full anime series soon after.

Mar 27, 8:18 AM by Kryptiq

ani147 said:
Is the manga that famous in Japan?

It is one of the regularly top ranked manga according to Kono Manga ga Sugoi! so yes, I would say it's pretty famous in Japan.

Mar 21, 10:11 PM by shanimebib

Hmm...finally a show I'm actually interested in, which isn't a sequal! yay! The concep of the manga is unique. The art is good and that theme is awesome.
The question is is this going to be an experiment to see are people interested in making an anime or is this just an advertisement for the manga? If it's the first then how are they going to sell enought copies? Is the manga that famous in Japan?

Mar 21, 1:57 PM by ani147

A bit disappointed that it is not an TV series but looks promising for now.

None the less i will be looking forward to this one and hopefully may it get recognition for a full TV adaptation one day.

Mar 15, 12:36 AM by kyuuyou

The preview looks sooooo awesome, holy shit.
I'm hyped!
(Also, this reminds me that I should continue to read the manga... )

Mar 12, 10:11 AM by Vanessa

Oh man. I'm having shivers. This is my favorite manga and now the the anime coming out. Uwah... I will watch it as soon as it comes out.

Mar 11, 1:02 PM by Patchi_

Not TV series.....but that PV, though *o*

Mar 11, 1:52 AM by Tengai

Wow watched added PV.... so lovely but the scenes adapted are from the actual manga?

In any case, can't wait!!!!! XD

Mar 10, 12:36 PM by nehnehneji

Shadow-Chan said:
AntonKutovoi said:

Sorry, you heard wrong XD

No way. I'm sure that's his sexy voice 0:25
His name is even there with cast from credits.

OK, I stand corrected. For some reason I thought that you're talking about Elias' voice.

Mar 10, 10:54 AM by AntonKutovoi

AntonKutovoi said:
Shadow-Chan said:
I heard Suwabe omg ♥
PV quality is great. Give me TV series next.

Sorry, you heard wrong XD

No way. I'm sure that's his sexy voice 0:25
His name is even there with cast from credits.

Mar 10, 10:51 AM by Shadow-Chan

Read the first two volumes and from what I can see in the PV, Wit animated it very well.

Mar 10, 10:30 AM by markdlaa

PV looks so good.
I was planing to read it for a long time. Will watch this first.

Mar 10, 10:17 AM by Orange

Wow. That PV is just the happenings from the manga. Including Angelica's powerful body blow at the end! I think the OVA will cover some of the earlier parts of the manga (but it didn't really seem like it) and then go to the prequel straightaway. Just speculating.

The animation looked absolutely stunning with the use of vivid surroundings, albeit the manga drawing always made me think the world would be a bit murky since the setting is in the UK. Regardless, I cannot express how happy I am to see Chise and Elias animated. I approve the character designs already!

I just hope more people read the manga. It's a real treat for someone who knows how to enjoy witty dialogues and eager to explore an unknown world of magic and sorcery.

Mar 10, 9:34 AM by shanimebib

Shadow-Chan said:
I heard Suwabe omg ♥
PV quality is great. Give me TV series next.

Sorry, you heard wrong XD

Mar 10, 9:06 AM by AntonKutovoi

Great news, even if it's a prequel. The PV looks fantastic as well - I hope they make it in the same style with the same level of quality.

I'm going to assume that this will follow Chise before she meets Elias and struggling with her sight.

Mar 10, 8:57 AM by Equitum

RedHead_Bride said:
mlcdl said:

That PV is nothing of a prequel. That's pretty much the manga lol. Is that really meant to promote the incoming OVA or the manga? Hahaha.

The PV is made to promote the manga & build hype for the prequel and the series as a whole, hence the name "Grand PV".

Is it? But that is way too misleading if people new to this title think that PV is what the OVA all about.

Mar 10, 7:36 AM by mlcdl

The PV looks cool. Looking forward to it.

Mar 10, 6:59 AM by galimx

NotThisShitAgain said:
keragamming said:
Why are people complaining that wit studio is animating this???

Maybe because Owari no Seraph "poorly" animated. Some people still bitching that.

I thought WIT Studio was a good choice, they're have a good background art. (ex : Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Rolling Girls)
They're still part of I.G. Port too. Which we can expect a "High Budget" for this. Production I.G. can involved like SnK S1 to help the animation.

But wit doesn't do their Backgrounds, it is mostly another studio doing it for there show both Hoozuki no Reitetsu and Rolling Girls were done by Studio Bamboo and Owari no seraph was done by Studio Pablo

Mar 10, 6:21 AM by Dab1za9

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