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The Ancient Magus' Bride Anime's 1st Part Previewed in Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st anime in 3-part prequel series opens in Japanese theaters on August 13

The official website for Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito (The Ancient Magus' Bride - The Man Who Waits for Stars), the three-part anime project based on Kore Yamazaki's manga The Ancient Magus' Bride (Mahō Tsukai no Yome), began streaming a preview on Friday for the anime's first part.

The official website has also revealed a new key visual (pictured above) and the following new cast members:

Takahiro Sakurai as Toshikazu Miura (name romanization not yet confirmed)

Atsumi Tanezaki as 8-year-old Chise

Other new cast members include Yūko Kaida as Angelica and Misaki Kuno as Hugo.

The website has also revealed the anime character designs for the following cast:

Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hattori

Ryōta Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth

Kōki Uchiyama as Ruth

Aya Endō as Silky (Silver)

The anime project will tell an original story from before Chise meets the Magus. The three volumes of the anime will be bundled with the sixth, seventh, and eighth volumes of the manga on September 10, 2016; March 10, 2017; and September 9, 2017, respectively. The first part will also have a limited two-week run in eight theaters throughout Japan starting on August 13.

Yamazaki wrote the original story for the anime. Norihiro Naganuma (Hozuki's Coolheadedness assistant director, Yowamushi Pedal movie director) is directing the anime at Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Seraph of the End), and Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass episode 12 script) is penning the scripts. Hirotaka Katō (Empire of Corpses animation director, Hozuki's Coolheadedness) is designing the characters for animation, while Bamboo (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, Empire of Corpses) is handling the background art. Film composer Junichi Matsumoto (Hidekazu Kore'eda's Like Father, Like Son film) is composing the music.

Source: MoCa News

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