The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mahou Tsukai no Yome), the hit fantasy manga that won many manga awards in 2015, has revealed more info on its TV anime adaptation and its third OVA!
Currently being serialized inMonthly Comic Garden, the title is very popular among fantasy and manga fans and has sold over 4,000,000 volumes. In 2016, an anime adaptation project finally began production, with a 3-part OVA series bundled with volumes 6, 7, and 8 of the manga. The OVA is titled The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (Mahou Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito) and the third and final part will be released with the eighth volume of the manga on 8 September 2017.
In preparation for the TV anime’s broadcast on October 2017, there was a The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star completion exhibition event at Shinjuku Piccadilly on Sunday 11 June 2017. Atsumi Tanezaki (Chise) and Ryota Takeuchi (Elias) attended the event. The main visuals of The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star Part 3 and the second teaser trailer for the Fall 2017 anime were also released.
Also, in an upcoming screening of The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star Part 3 there will be a special screening of the TV anime’s first episode. It will be screened during a two-week period beginning Saturday 19 August 2017.
Cast Comments at the Event
Comment from Atsumi Tanezaki (Chise Hatori)
‘Thank you very much for coming today. I am glad to have experienced The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star with everyone at the same time. The staff and cast of the TV anime have worked very carefully to create it so please look forward to it! Please treat us well from now on.’
Comment from Ryota Takeuchi (Elias Ainsworth)
‘Both to me and Ms. Tanezaki, The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star is a very important work. I would be glad if this would cause you to like The Ancient Magus’ Bride even more. Please be sure to watch the TV anime!’
The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star: Main Visuals, Trailer and Stills
TV Anime The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Second Visuals, Trailer and Stills
TV anime The Ancient Magus’ Bride: New characters and Cast
Comment from Yuko Kaido (Angelica Varley)
‘The anime was created very carefully and is filled with love from the cast and staff. Even though it is set in modern times, it still has an atmosphere as if you stepped into a mysterious magical world with charming characters and images that beautifully express that magic. Please come and forget about daily life for a while! I was drawn in by how much Ms. Tanezaki is like her character Chise and I was able to naturally express the feelings of Angelica, who watches over her.’
Comment from Toshiyuki Morikawa (Simon Kalm)
‘I am very excited for the day when the fans can finally see the animation. The beautiful images and amazing music are just some of the things to look forward to. My name is Toshiyuki Morikawa and I play the role of Simon Kalm, a slightly mysterious Catholic priest who is indecisively distant from Elias and Chise. I, along with all of you, want to learn more about the world of The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Look forward to it!’
Comment from Junichi Suwabe (Seth Noel)
‘It is a story which takes place in a beautifully drawn world. I read the original work after being asked to participate in the anime but the atmosphere intertwined with drama was very charming. I am very excited to experience it as a viewer. I would be happy if many people would watch the anime.’