A project has been launched to make a fantasy manga “Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)” into an anime; the tankōbons (independent books) of the manga series topped 2.5 million copies. The completely original anime “Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Man Who Waits for Stars)” (Trilogy), based on a plot to be written by the original writer Kore Yamazaki, will be bundled with the manga tankōbons, and be screened at theaters in advance.
Together with the announcement of the animated adaptation, a grand PV has been released where WIT STUDIO in charge of animation production expresses the world view of the anime.
The anime “Mahō Tsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)” is based on the manga series of the same name. The series written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki has been serialized in Monthly Comic Garden and Mag Garden Comic Online (published by Mag Garden). The 5th volume of its tankōbons was just published with a drama CD on March 10th. The animated adaptation project was revealed at the same time as the release.
Yamazaki will write an original plot for the OAD “Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Man Who Waits for Stars)”. The anime seems to depict the story which took place before the heroine Chise meets Eliasu (Elias) though the details remain unknown. The work will be a trilogy, and each part will be bundled respectively with the 6th, 7th and 8th volumes of the original manga tankōbons. In addition, ahead of the release, the first part titled “Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito: Zenpen (The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Man Who Waits for Stars – Prequel)” is scheduled to be screened as an event for a limited time of two weeks from August 13th in 2016.
The anime will be directed by Norihiro Naganuma. Aya Takaha will write the scripts, and Hirotaka Katō will design the characters. The animation will be produced by WIT STUDIO which worked on the animations of “Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)” and “Owari no Serafu (Seraph of the End)”. Production I.G will be in charge of planning and production.
The cast members will remain the same as those of the CD drama: Atsumi Tanezaki has been cast as Chise Hatori, Ryota Takeuchi as Eliasu (Elias), Koki Uchiyama as Rutsu (Ruth), and Aya Endo as Shirukī (Silver). The grand PV depicts the world of the anime vividly, raising expectations for the work.
“Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Man Who Waits for Stars)” (Trilogy)
Bundled with the 6th, 7th, and 8th volumes of the manga tankōbons (independent books)
“Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito: Zenpen (The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Man Who Waits for Stars – Prequel)”
To be screened as an event for a limited time of two weeks from August 13th in 2016.
Original Writer: Kore Yamazaki (published by Mag Garden)
Director: Norihiro Naganuma
Script Writer: Aya Takaha
Character Designer: Hirotaka Kato
Music Production: FlyingDog
Animation Production: WIT STUDIO
Planning & Production: Production I.G
Chise Hatori: Atsumi Tanezaki
Eliasu (Elias): Ryota Takeuchi
Rutsu (Ruth): Koki Uchiyama
Shirukī (Silver): Aya Endo
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