Prepare To Be Enchanted
The three-part prequel series known as The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star has captivated anime fans since its debut in late 2016.
It tells the story of Chise Hatori, a young woman whose childhood was filled with fear and misery. Haunted by monstrous beings invisible to ordinary people, she found herself rejected by her own family, leaving her alone with nightmarish monsters lurking around every corner.
That is until she is taken under the wing of the unnerving yet oddly charming sorcerer Elias, where she finds herself not only in the role of apprentice…but also bride-to-be.
The prequel explores Chise’s heartbreaking past, all the way up to her first encounter with Elias. With breathtaking visuals and the start of what might just be the craziest pairing in anime, it has already earned itself a loyal following.
For those eagerly awaiting the release of the third episode on Sepetember 9th, you are in for a treat!
According to an article by AnimeNewsNetwork, following the completion of the prequel, The Ancient Magus’ Bride will be getting its own anime adaptation that continues the manga’s current story-line this October.
The first episode of the prequel OVA series had a two-week run in eight theaters throughout Japan in August 2016. The episode was later bundled with the sixth compiled volume of Kore Yamazaki‘s original manga series in December. The second part opened in seven Japanese theaters on February 4, and shipped with the seventh manga volume on March 10. The third part will ship with the eighth volume of the manga on September 9. The Blu-ray Disc of the anime will ship this winter. Crunchyroll is streaming the first two parts of the anime.
The television anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and MBS at night on October 7, before later airing on AT-X, TV Aichi, TV Saitama, Chiba TV, Hokkaido Broadcasting, and BS11. Wit Studio presented the first three episodes of the television series at Anime Expo last month, and Crunchyroll screened the episodes in theaters on July 26. Several theaters in Japan will also screen the first three episodes on September 9.
Sounds like Chise and Elias’s unconventional betrothal is going to last much longer than we expected.
Bring on the bachelor party.