Additional cast and the broadcast stations have been announced for the anime adaptation of Kore Yamazaki’s manga The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
The three new cast members are Daisuke Namikawa (Lindel), Satoshi Hino (Michael Renfred), and Mutsumi Tamura (Alice). The TV anime, which is scheduled to air in Fall 2017, will be broadcast from 7 October on TOKYO MX and MBS, among others. The broadcast time and other details will be announced at a later date. Also, the illustration for the second edition of the Blu-ray bonus box has been released. It was drawn by Yamazaki and the illustration can be completed by arranging all four volumes in line.
The first three episodes were screened at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles and Japan Expo 2017 in Paris, but it has been decided that there will be a celebration screening in Japan on 9 September. The screenings will be held at Marunouchi Picadilly (Tokyo), Sapporo Cinema Frontier (Hokkaido), Namba Parks Cinema (Osaka), Midland Square Cinema (Aichi), and T Joy Hakata (Fukuoka). Details will be announced at a later date.
The stage greeting for The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star, which will be screened for two weeks from 19 August, will take place on 19 and 26 August at Shinjuku Picadilly, Tokyo. In 19 August, Ryota Takeuchi (Elias) and Director Norihiro Naganuma will be in attendance, and on 26 August, Atsumi Tanezaki (Chise Hatori) and Ryota Takeuchi will attend. A limited number of attendees will receive a gift featuring an original illustration by Kore Yamazaki. The details of the ticket campaign have been released.
In addition, in celebration of the release of The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star, there will be collaboration cafe at Village Vanguard Diner Lumine Machida in Tokyo. The collaboration period will run from 11 August until 8 September and there will be a special collaboration menu as well as the sale of original goods. More details can be found on the anime’s official website.
Daisuke Namikawa (Lindel) comment
‘It is a very mysterious story. Even if you call it mysterious, it is emotional and has changes. The environment and the situations enveloping the characters are special. It is not just fantasy, but has realistic aspects as well. Please pay attention to the relationships which will build up along with the episodes. I think the anime has its appealing aspects so I would like fans of the manga to jump into the world of the anime as well. Please treat us well!!’
Satoshi Hino (Michael Renfrad) comment
‘I am Satoshi Hino and I will be taking on the role of Michael Renfrad. Renfrad is a very charming role, and as a voice actor, I am very honored to be playing this character with a backbone and an exquisite way of interacting with Elias. I would like many people to enjoy the charm of the original work through animation. Please look forward to The Ancient Magus’ Bride!’
Mutsumi Tamura (Alice) comment
‘I read the manga and I really like the world it painted. I am very happy to be able to participate in a world of magic like the ones I admired since elementary school! Alice is slender and her speech resembles a male’s, but she is very girlish around Renfrad so I will try hard to show that aspect of her as well! Please treat me well!’
TV Anime The Ancient Magus’ Bride
TOKYO MX: Every Saturday from 7 October 2017 (late night)
MBS: Every Saturday from 7 October 2017 (late night)
AT-X: Every Sunday from 8 October 2017 (late night)
TV Aichi: Every Monday from 9 October 2017 (late night)
Television Saitama: Every Wednesday from 11 October (late night)
Chiba TV: Every Wednesday from 11 October (late night)
Hokkaido Broadcasting: Every Wednesday from 11 October (late night)
BS11: Every Wednesday from 11 October (late night)
※The broadcast schedule is subject to change.
Original work: Kore Yamazaki (published in Mag Garden)
Series Composition/Director: Norihiro Naganuma
Screenplay: Aya Takaha
Character design: Hirotaka Kato
Music: Junichi Matsumoto
Music production: Flying Dog
Animation studio: WIT STUDIO