Since the premiere of this show series, fans have been looking forward to the release of Ancient Magus Bride season 2. This anime is adapted from a manga by Yamazaki Kore animated by Wit Studio and released in 2017.
The first season of this anime closed in 24 episodes and there are also three OVAs that fans can enjoy to watch.
After the broadcast of the twenty-fourth episode in 2018 finished, fans have been waiting for the continuation of this anime series.
Check out the information we have compiled on Ancient Magus Bride Season 2!
Ancient Magus Bride Season 2: When will it release?
Production company Twin Engine announced a second season for the television anime adaptation of Kore Yamazaki's Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride) manga on Monday, revealing the cast, staff, a teaser visual (pictured), and teaser promo. The new season will begin airing on Tokyo MX and BS11 in April 2023. Amazon's Prime Video platform and Hikari TV will also stream the anime.
Gaining popularity among anime lovers, the anime series which was first released in 2017 and the OVA are highly anticipated for their second season.
What made this series so popular?
First, in terms of a well-written story that is liked by many people, this is a major factor in fan ratings. If the story of an anime cannot be written well, then of course it cannot achieve popularity among anime lovers.
In addition, in terms of graphics presented in this anime, it can also be conveyed well, so anime lovers really like and feel comfortable when watching this show.
The rating of this anime is one of its strongest evidences. It reached number 8 immediately after its first broadcast and the ratings haven't decreased much in the past few years. That shows how popular it is already among anime fans.
The 3 OVA's that have been released only cover stories from volumes 6 to 8 and the total manga volume is 16 up until now so that the studio has sufficient story material to animate.
Ancient Magus Bride Season 2: Release Date
The story in the second season will still hanging around Elias and Chise in their daily lives as a student and professor of magic.
The OVA Series Trailer was released by Mag Garden in the midst of waiting for the second season. Moreover, there was a change in the production studio from WIT Studio (Seraph of the End) to Studio KAFKA.
This is most likely because the studio that created the first season of anime has a tight production schedule because since the beginning of the year they have been working on original anime such as Vivy: The Fluorite Eyes Song, Vampire in The Garden, and the manga adaptation of Ousama Ranking.
Still, fans don't have to worry about the quality of the new studio, because even though it is a newly established studio, the company was formed by former staff who had worked at WIT Studio. So that it can still carry the atmosphere of the story and graphics in the first season.
The appearance of the OVA trailer in March this year surprises fans, especially since this is a project accompanied by a manga sales bundle. This bundle will come in volumes 17 and 18 which will be released soon.
Yamazaki began drawing the fantasy supernatural manga, also known as Mahoyome, in Monthly Comic Blade in November 2013 before switching it to Monthly Comic Garden due to the former ceasing serialization. Mag Garden simultaneously serializes the manga on its MAGCOMI website and published the 17th volume on March 10. Mahoutsukai no Yome has a cumulative 10 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
Wit Studio produced the Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star) three-episode prequel original video anime, bundled with the sixth, seventh, and eighth volumes from 2016–2017. The 24-episode television anime premiered in Fall 2017, adapting till the ninth volume.
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English in October 2014 and published the 15th volume last October. The 16th volume is scheduled for an October 25 release. The manga is also published in multiple foreign languages, including Polish, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Finnish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
The Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi (The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm) original video anime, produced by Studio Kafka, is being bundled with special edition of volumes 16–18. The 18th volume will ship with the third and final episode on September 9.
On the official Twitter account of the anime adaptation of the manga series “The Ancient Magus' Bride” (jap.: “Mahoutsukai no Yome”) it was announced that the series will be continued with a second season.
The second season, which will launch on Japanese television in April 2023, is being created under the direction of director Kazuaki Terasawa (“The Ancient Magus' Bride – The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm”) at Studio KAFKA, which was formed to produce the new three-part “The Ancient Magus' Bride” OVA, the first and second parts of which are already available on Crunchyroll.
The Ancient Magus' Bride Season 2 Visual
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Teaser
Ancient Magus Bride Characters, Cast, Staff & Production Team
I. Characters and Cast
|Hatori Chise||Atsumi Tanezaki (Zankyou no Terror)|
|Elias Ainsworth||Ryouta Takeuchi (Haikyuu!!)|
|Alice||Mutsumi Tamura (Honzuki no Gekokujou)|
|Ruth||Kouki Uchiyama (Horimiya, Jujutsu Kaisen)|
II. Production Team and Studio
- Director: Kazuaki Terasawa (Mahoutsukai no Yome: Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi)
- Script: Aya Takaha (Mahoutsukai no Yome), Youko Yonaiyama (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby), Chiaki Nishinaka (Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song production manager)
- Character Design: Hirotaka Katou (Hoozuki no Reitetsu)
- Chief Animation Director: Kouhei Tokuoka (Bungou Stray Dogs animation director)
- Color Design: Yuuko Kobari (Great Pretender)
- Art Director: Seiki Tamura (Seirei no Moribito)
- Director of Photography: Mayo Suzuki (Rolling☆Girls)
- CG Director: Katsuaki Miyaji (Wonder Egg Priority)
- Special Effects: Chiptune
- Editing: Daisuke Imai (Houseki no Kuni (TV))
- Music: Junichi Matsumoto (Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito)
- Music Production: flying DOG
- Sound Director: Shouji Hata (Yuukoku no Moriarty)
- Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo (Natsume Yuujinchou San)
- Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
- Studio: Studio Kafka
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Ancient Magus Bride Storyline
Ancient Magus Bride presents a fantasy world setting with Chise as the main character who is a young girl and lives alone because she has lost both her parents. She still young but having difficulties like that made her not easily trust anyone and decided to become a slave so that she could get a place to live and a master.
From that moment Chise's life slowly changed.
No matter what Chise's fate will be, watching this anime is worth and exciting!