News The Ancient Magus' Bride TV Anime, OVA Series Reveal New Trailers, Cast, Visuals
posted on 2017-06-12 04:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shochiku began streaming a promotional video on Monday for the third and final part of The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star prequel OVA series. The distributor also began streaming a second promotional video for The Ancient Magus' Bride television anime series.
The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star OVA Final Chapter Trailer
The Ancient Magus' Bride TV Anime 2nd Promo Video
Wit Studio will present the first three episodes of The Ancient Magus' Bride television anime series at Anime Expo next month. The anime series will then premiere in October.
The third The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star OVA episode will open in theaters in Japan for a two-week limited screening starting on August 19. The screening event will also show the first episode of the TV anime series.
The television anime series has also revealed three more cast members and character designs:
Yuko Kaida as Angelica Varley
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Simon Kalm
Junichi Suwabe as Seth Noel
The main cast, returning from the OVA series, includes:
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hatori
- Ryota Takeuchi as Elias
- Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth
- Aya Endo as Silver
Most of the staff from the three-part prequel anime is returning for the television anime. Norihiro Naganuma is directing the anime at WIT Studio, and he is also in charge of the series scripts. Aya Takaha is penning the scripts. Hirotaka Katō is adapting the character designs for animation. Yuko Kobari is in charge of color design, and Yusuke Takeda is the art director. Mayo Suzuki is director of photography, and Shinya Sugai is the CGI director. Chie Nishitani is credited for 2D work. Kumiko Taniguchi is supervising the special effects, and Ayumi Arahata is credited for special effects. Daisuke Imai is editing, and Junichi Matsumoto is composing the music. Flying Dog is producing the music in collaboration from BASiLiCA. Shoji Hata is the sound director.
The first episode of The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito) had a two-week run in eight theaters throughout Japan in August 2016. The episode was later bundled with the sixth compiled volume of Kore Yamazaki's original manga series in December. The second part opened in seven Japanese theaters on February 4, and shipped with the seventh manga volume on March 10. The third part will ship with the eighth volume of the manga on September 9. The Blu-ray Disc of the anime will ship this winter. Crunchyroll is streaming the first two parts of the anime. Yamazaki wrote the original story for the anime prequel.
Wit Studio also animated and revealed a promotional video for the manga in March 2016 that showed select scenes from the manga's story.
Yamazaki launched the series in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine in 2013, and the series moved to Comic Garden in 2014.
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!
Seven Seas will publish the manga's seventh volume on July 4.
Source: Comic Natalie