The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (Japanese)
魔法使いの嫁 星待つひと (Japanese)
Genres: drama, magic
Plot Summary: Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife. She moves on with her new and peaceful life, slowly but surely, until one day, when she finds a Japanese picture book among the many sent to her from London by Angelica. It is a fateful book that discovered her in her younger years, when she was still troubled and lonely. This piece is a prequel to Chise’s encounter with the Thorn Sorcere.
User Ratings: 265 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (sub:14, raw:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Excellent: 64 votes (sub:58, raw:2, ?:1, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 109 votes (sub:105, dub:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 50 votes (sub:46, raw:1, dub:1, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 10 votes (sub:10)
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Arabic subtitled
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 405 users, rank: #2209 (of 7677)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.891 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3, rank: #732 (of 7704)
Weighted mean: 7.871 (Very good), rank: #667 (of 7704) (seen all: 7.91 / seen some: 9.00 / won't finish: 4.85)
Bayesian estimate: 7.854 (Very good), rank: #504 (of 5824)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
Vintage: 2016-08-13 (limited Part 1 theater screening)
Ending Theme:
"Clockwork Quick and Lightning Slow" by Julia Shortreed
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Norihiro Naganuma
Series Composition: Norihiro Naganuma
Scenario: Kore Yamazaki
Script: Aya Takaha
Atsushi Kobayashi (ep 3)
Norihiro Naganuma (eps 1-2)
Episode Director: Atsushi Kobayashi (ep 3)
Original creator: Kore Yamazaki
Character Design: Hirotaka Katō
Art Director: Yūsuke Takeda
Animation Director: Mitsuaki Takabe (ep 3)
Sound Director: Shōji Hata
Cgi Director: Shin'ya Sugai
Director of Photography: Mayo Suzuki

2D Work: Chie Nishitani
Animation producer: Hiroya Hasegawa
Color design: Yuko Kobari
Editing: Daisuke Imai
Key Animation: Yuka Shibata (柴田有香; eps 2-3)
Sub-Character Design: Masafumi Yokota
Japanese cast
Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hatori
Ryota Takeuchi as Elias

Aya Endo as Silky
Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth
Takahiro Sakurai as Riichi Miura

Ami Naitō as Daiki Hatori
Aya Hisakawa as Akiko Hatori
Hana Sato as
Girl's mother (ep 1)
Hiroto Niikura (great-grandchild; ep 3)
Honoka Inoue as Girl (ep 1)
Kikuko Inoue as Chise's mother (ep 1)
Kyōko Yamaguchi as Relative (ep 1)
Makoto Yasumura as Shōji Hatori (eps 2-3)
Misaki Kuno as Hugo (ep 1)
Miyoko Asou as Mayumi Niikura (old; eps 2-3)
Natsumi Fujiwara as
Emiru Niikura (great-grandchild; ep 3)
Kōki Hatori
Yoshiaki Hasegawa as Girl's father (ep 1)
Yuko Kaida as Angelica (ep 1)
Yumi Hara as
Maho Niikura (great-grandchild; ep 3)
Mayumi Niikura (past; eps 2-3)
English companies
English staff
FUNimation Entertainment
Madman Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand; Funimation import)
Manga Entertainment (UK and Ireland)
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Licensed by: Crunchyroll
English cast
French staff
French cast
Adaptation: Kevin Stocker (Crunchyroll)
French companies
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll (Latin America and Spain)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Italian cast
German cast
German staff
Achim Buch as Elias Ainsworth
Franciska Friede as Chise Hatori

Jacob Weigert as Ruth
Julia Fölster as Silky
Tobias Diakow as Riichi Miura

Julia Fölster as
Girl (ep 1)
Mayumi Niikura (young; eps 2-3)
Kristina von Weltzien as Akiko Hatori (eps 1-3)
Leoni Oeffinger as Maho Niikura (ep 3)
Lotta Doll as Hugo (ep 1)
Nadine Schreier as Angelica Varley (ep 1)
German companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll (German speaking territories)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
ADR Director: Leonardo Santhos
Executive producer: Peterson Adriano
Guilherme Briggs as Elias Ainsworth
Raquel Masuet as Chise Hatori

Daniel Müller as Riichi Miura

Angélica Borges as Angelica Varley (ep 1)
Erick Bougleux as Hugo (ep 1)
Márcia Morelli as Akiko Hatori
Natali Pazete as Maho Niikura (ep 3)
Patricia García as Chika Hatori

Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Som de Vera Cruz
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll (Brazil and Portugal)

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