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The Ancient Magus' Bride 

Mahô Tsukai no Yome (original title)
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Hatori Chise, 15 years old. Lost, without hope and without family - she sells herself to a non-human mage known as Elias Ainsworth. Hesitant, she starts a new life with him as his new apprentice.




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Series cast summary:
Atsumi Tanezaki Atsumi Tanezaki ...  Chise Hatori 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Dani Chambers Dani Chambers ...  Chise Hatori 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Josh Grelle ...  Cartaphilus / ... 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Todd Haberkorn ...  Lindel 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Jean-Luc Hester Jean-Luc Hester ...  Additional Voices 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Brittney Karbowski ...  Additional Voices 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Elizabeth Maxwell ...  Additional Voices 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Kristen McGuire ...  Additional Voices 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Alejandro Saab ...  Additional Voices 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Christopher Sabat ...  Additional Voices 24 episodes, 2017-2018
Ryôta Takeuchi Ryôta Takeuchi ...  Elias Ainsworth 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Brian Mathis Brian Mathis ...  Elias 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ...  Ruth 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Austin Tindle Austin Tindle ...  Ruth 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Rachel Glass Rachel Glass ...  Silky / ... 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Jarrod Greene Jarrod Greene ...  Renfred 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Jennifer Green Jennifer Green ...  Alice 11 episodes, 2017-2018


Chise Hatori is 15. She, for some reason, sees otherworldly creatures and acts as a magnet for them. Because of that, her life is ruined and even her closest relatives, as the only thing she can rely on, are disappearing one after another. Chise, being absolutely alone, even thinks about ending her life. However, instead of resorting to suicide, she meets a person that suggests her selling her life to someone who would take her in. And Chise does find a person that wants to buy her--Elias. After some time, the two are teleported to Elias' home. Warm, quiet and extremely cozy--that home is everything Chise has ever dreamed of. Now Chise becomes Elias' apprentice, who is a very respected mage. As a mage, Chise will now have to find out more about the world she is afraid of, about the world that ruined her life and took everything, which was important to her. Written by Scientiiaa

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Wonderfully weird
2 March 2018 | by jonlain-797-45158See all my reviews

The Ancient Magus' Bride is a wonderfully weird anime series. Even though "the mage's apprentice" theme is a pretty common trope, the show feels unique and is unlike anything I've ever seen. I enjoyed it start to finish, even though it feels more like a setup for following seasons than a standalone. The main antagonist is introduced early on, and seems to pose a serious threat, but is then soon forgotten about to make place for world building and (side)character development. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but the first season of this show does lack plot and mainly focuses on the main characters bonding with each other, and meeting all kinds of different characters in all kinds of different places. Although present, exorbitant use of magic is rare, so don't expect a flashy action-packed experience.

As of now I rate TAMB 8/10 stars, but it could very well turn into a 9/10 rating if all the setup pays off in later seasons. The show is a breath of fresh air and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a pretty and relatively slow paced fantasy themed anime. It's beautifully drawn and benefits highly from hd quality.

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7 October 2017 (Japan) See more »

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