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Final Ancient Magus' Bride Anime Part Teased in Trailer

posted on by Egan Loo
3rd part to open in theaters on August 19, ship with 8th manga volume on September 9

Shochiku began streaming a teaser trailer for the final part of 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), on Wednesday. The half-minute teaser ran with theatrical screenings of the anime's second part earlier this month, and contains spoilers for the second part.

The first part had its limited two-week run in eight theaters throughout Japan starting on August 13, 2016, and was later bundled with the sixth compiled volume of the manga in December. The second part opened in seven Japanese theaters on February 4, and will ship with the seventh manga volume on March 10. After its two-week run in theaters starting on August 19, the third part will ship with the eighth volume of the manga on September 9.

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.

The anime's cast includes:

Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hattori

Ryōta Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth

Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth

Aya Endo as Silky (Silver)

Takahiro Sakurai as Riichi Miura

Atsumi Tanezaki as 8-year-old Chise

Seven Seas publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again.

The man is a "magus," a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice - and his bride!

The anime project is telling an original story from before Chise meets the Magus.

Source: Comic Natalie

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