The Ancient Magus’ Bride has a surprise for fans. Wit Studio along with the main cast from the 2017-2018 Anime series, teamed up to create a digital short. This coincides with the 11th volume publication of the fantasy manga by Kore Yamazaki.
The extended preview video, entitled “The Ancient Magus’ Bride Academy Edition”, focuses on Chise’s experiences as a student studying magic in a university setting. The video features direction, storyboards, layout, and key animation by Norihiro Naganuma, animation production by Wit Studio, and a theme song entitled “Sky” by JUNNA. Key members of the TV anime reprise their roles, including:Paul Chapman, Crunchyroll
Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hatori.
Ryôta Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth.
And Ayumu Murase as Cartaphilius.
Seven Seas Entertainment is the publisher of Yamazaki’s original 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 Manga by Kore Yamazi, Mahō Tsukai no Yome, has inspired a theatre show. The live adaptation will run at the Owlspot Theater in Tokyo from October 5-14. Haruka Kudō will play Chise Hatori, and Naotaka Kamino will play Elias.
The anime’s scriptwriter Aya Takaha is returning to direct and write the script for the play. People who purchase the 11th compiled book volume of the manga, which shipped on Saturday, will have the first chance to purchase tickets for the play.Jennifer Sherman, Anime News Network