Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 gets its first look and premiere date!
Once in a while, we come across an anime whose premise isn’t impressive and sounds boring, to say the least. Still, first impressions aren’t everything in anime, as the story takes time to develop before it can be fully appreciated.
With studio’s anime adaption of Kore Yamazaki s’ manga series The Ancient Magus Bride is just another case of not judging a book by its cover.
The story follows a 15-year-old depressed orphan girl Chise Hatori who is on the verge of committing suicide.
Just as she is about to jump off of her school building, she is approached by a man who convinces her to sell herself to slavery so that someone else can at least make use of her body.
Chise agrees and allows it to be bought by any buyer for the price of having a place called home. She is bought by an ancient demonic-looking monster Elias Ainsworth who, despite his appearance, is smart and kind to Chise.
Elias explains that he picked Chise because of her high affinity for magical power and wants her to work as an apprentice. He also proposes marriage, but Chise has no response as she is just glad to feel wanted.
Elias doesn’t understand emotions and doesn’t share many things about himself, but he will do everything in his power to keep Chise.
The series covers plenty of challenging topics like fairness, suffering, desperation, trauma, technology versus magic or nature, and immortality versus mortality.
Ancient Magus Bride Season one had a positive reception, and many fans were wondering when will Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 come out?
Well, the answer to that question has finally been revealed, so keep scrolling to find out more on all the latest news and updates about Ancient Magus Bride Season 2.
Ancient Magus Bride is rated 8/10 and ranked #492 with 818k members on MyAnimeList.
Ancient Magus Bride Season 1 aired from 7th October 2017 to 24th March 2018 for 24 episodes.
On 5th September 2022, the show s’ official account announced the series renewal for a second season and confirmed the Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 release date as April 2023.
|Ancient Magus Bride Season 1||7th October 2017|
|Ancient Magus Bride Season 2||April 2023|
Additionally, the Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 trailer teaser and key visual were also released. Check out below:
Ancient Magus Bride manga is written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki. It began serialization in Monthly Comic Blade on 30th November 2013.
The manga has been collected into 18 volumes, with the latest issue released on 9th September 2022, while Volume 19 is scheduled to release on 10th March 2023.
As of September 2022, The Ancient Magus Bride” by Kore Yamazaki has 10 million copies (including the two spin-off) in circulation for vols 1-18.
Ancient Magus Bride manga is rated 8.3/10 and ranked #223 with 84k members on MyAnimeList.
In the finale of Ancient Magus Bride Season one, “Live and let live,” Chise is engaged in a verbal battle with Cartaphillius on various ways of suffering each has endured.
Chise is saved by Ruth, Elias, and Aerial, while Ashen Eye appears near Cartaphillius, which Ruth retrieves after Elias and others trap him.
His sufferings are ended by Chise s’ lullaby as they share a dream and survive the curse. Elias ends the conversation with Chise, who is hugged by the Silver Lady.
Chise receives her birthday gift from Angelica and Stella as she heads back home. Elias sees Chise in a wedding dress presented by Angelica and Stella, standing at the Fairy World entrance.
The episode ends with Chise handing a ring to Elias, vowing to support each other, thus renewing their bond.
Ancient Magus Bride Season one covered the first nine volumes of the manga, and Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 will begin by adapting the tenth volume, i.e., the Gakuin arc of the manga.
Chise s’ health has taken a hit after the last battle as well as cost an arm during the dragon rampage, which is now blackened and bound.
The dragon curse albeit gives her new powers but causes uncertainty about her death. Elias is looking for a solution to save her fiancé as Chise enrolls in a college to become an auditing student.
Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 will focus on the Chise s’ student life while Elias lectures and teaches magecraft.
Elia s’ past will once again be a subject of interest and will be delved into in the new season.
Although silenced, for now, the threat from Ashen Eye continues to loom from the shadows, and Cartaphillius will frequent our characters to keep tabs.
Furthermore, it is revealed that Chise s eye isn’t linked to Joseph s’ eye, and its removal will not be affected.
Chise s’ perfect sleigh beggy makes her a fine specimen for the college as her kind are born than naturally occur.
Ancient Magus Bride anime is directed by Norihiro Naganuma and scripted by Aya Takaha. Characters are designed by Hirotaka Kato, and music is composed by Junichi Matsumoto.
The first season was developed by Wit studios, but Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 will be produced by studio Kafka.
You can find the list of Ancient Magus Bride characters and voice cast below:
|Chise Hatori||Atsumi Tanezaki|
|Elias Ainsworth||Ryōta Takeuchi|
|Ashen Eye||Jouji Nakata|
|Seth Noel||Junichi Suwabe|
|Adolf Stroud||Kenichi Suzumura|
|Mikhail Renfred||Satoshi Hino|
|Simon Kalm||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
|Angelica Varley||Yuko Kaida|
Chise and Elias will be back next summer in Ancient Magus Bride Season 2.