After years of ready, The Ancient Magus’ Bride anime collection is lastly again! Pic credit score: WIT Studio

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 launch date is on April 6, 2023, the Spring 2023 anime season.

Crunchyroll shall be streaming The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 as new episodes are launched in Japan on Amazon Prime Video Japan. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime TV present in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.

Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 will function “Child of Thorn” Elias Ainsworth and magic apprentice Chise Hatori going to school as an auditing pupil and magic professor.

That is to say, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 will adapt the Gakuin (Academy) arc of the manga.

This The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 trailer PV was launched on January 12, 2023.

Take a take a look at the official teaser trailer that was launched on September 5, 2022. (This model was up to date in November 2022 by Crunchyroll to incorporate English subtitles.)

It has been confirmed that the primary solid shall be reprising their roles alongside Hino Satoshi (Mikhail Renfred) and Tamura Mutsumi (Alice Swayne).

  • Chise Hatori voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki
  • Elias Ainsworth voiced by Ryota Takeuchi
  • Ruth voiced by Kouki Uchiyama
  • Silky voiced by Aya Endo
  • Mikhail Renfred voiced by Satoshi Hino
  • Alice voiced by Mutsumi Tamura

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 solid will embrace a number of new characters.

  • Lucy Webster voiced by Minami Tsuda
  • Philomela voiced by Maki Kawase
  • Rian voiced by Seiichiro Yamashita
  • Zoe voiced by Daiki Kobayashi
  • Veronica voiced by Reina Ueda
  • Isaac voiced by Kotaro Nishiyama

The new solid has launched messages celebrating the 2nd season.

“Congratulations on the manufacturing of The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2. I’m Minami Tsuda, and I’ll be enjoying the position of Lucy Webster from Season 2. I used to be glad once I heard in regards to the casting determination! Lucy has a pointy look on her face and she or he has an unapproachable demeanor, so please sit up for how she’s going to work together with Chise. I could be making a frowning face once I play her (laughs).”

This artwork was for The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime was launched on September 5, 2022. Pic credit score: Studio KAFKA

On September 5, 2022, the official Twitter made the “confidential” announcement of the second season. Producer firm Twin Engine arrange a YouTube video that confirmed The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 for April 2023.

On March 9, 2021, it was formally introduced {that a} new Mahoutsukai no Yome OVA anime collection shall be launched as a three-part OAD. It’s been confirmed that the OAD collection would be the “first half” of the brand new Ancient Magus’ Bride anime mission whereas the second half was ultimately introduced because the second season.

An Original Animation DVD, or Original Anime Disc, is normally bundled as a bonus with particular editions of latest manga volumes. A trailer for the brand new episodes first premiered on YouTube on June 4, 2021. (This trailer was changed with the Crunchyroll trailer on September 30, 2021.)

The new MahoYome OAD is much like The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star, which was an anime-only facet story written by manga creator Kore Yamazaki that was additionally bundled as three components with manga volumes 6, 7, and eight in 2016 and 2017.

Titled Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi (The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm), the three episodes have been bundled with manga volumes 16, 17, and 18. The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 16 launched date was scheduled for September 10, 2021, whereas Volume 17 got here out on March 10, 2022, and Volume 18 on September 9, 2022.

The trailer for Part 2/Disc 2 of the OAD mission.

On September 28, 2021, Crunchyroll confirmed that it will likely be internationally streaming The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm beginning in December 2021. The new OAD shall be accessible to observe within the USA, Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The trailer for Part 3/Disc 3 of the OAD mission.

The story for the OAD mission was primarily based on the historic The Wild Hunt. It’s a fable that has its origin in British and Welsh folklore (please see the article within the hyperlink for a full rationalization).

(For extra particulars about The Ancient Magus’ Bride OVA, together with an interview with the anime studio employees, please learn our article targeted on that information story.)

The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue StormA key visible for The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm anime that was launched on September 9, 2021. Pic credit score: Studio KAFKA

Shortly earlier than the OAD collection was introduced, anime information leaker Ranobe Sugoi claimed that “The Ancient Magus’ Bride shall be receiving [a] new Anime mission alongside [with a] new OVA collection. Would be nice if new anime has movie-tier visuals and animations.”

At the time, it was not specified whether or not this new mission could be Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 or a The Ancient Magus’ Bride film. However, primarily based on the way in which the manga’s story continues within the school story arc Anime Geek predicted again then that an anime TV collection was extra probably than a film.

Nishi no Shonen to Seiran no KishiThe key visible for The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm OVA was launched in March 2021. Pic credit score: Studio KAFKA

Anime followers have been shocked to search out out that the OVA collection was switching studios away from Japanese animation firm WIT Studio, which is most well-known for producing the primary three seasons of the Attack On Titan anime TV collection (Attack On Titan: The Final Season was produced by Studio MAPPA).

The studio change made sense as a result of WIT Studio’s schedule was pretty packed throughout that timeframe. In 2021, they have been additionally engaged on authentic anime like Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Netflix’s Vampire within the Garden, and an adaptation of the Ranking of Kings (Ousama Ranking) manga. In latest years, WIT Studio’s leaders have been fairly open about preferring to develop their very own authentic tales if they’ll though they’re nonetheless adapting manga and lightweight novels.

Coincidentally, WIT Studio introduced in early March 2021 that they’re engaged on a Kickstarter-funded OAD for The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, a Run manga collection. The mission is notable for the reason that important Teacher character bears a hanging resemblance to our favourite horned mage. The official MahoYome Twitter account is even cross-promoting the 2 OAD.

The Ancient Magus Bride OAD 3The key visible for The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm OAD Part 3 was launched in March 2022. Pic credit score: Studio KAFKA

Instead of WIT Studio, the three-part The Ancient Magu’s Bride OAD is be produced by a newly established firm, Studio KAFKA. But this new anime studio was fashioned by ex-WIT Studio employees and it appears they’ll be able to recapturing the magic of the primary season.

Studio KAFKA shall be making The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2.

  • Director: Kazuaki Terasawa
  • Script: Aya Takaha, Yoko Yonaiyama, Chiaki Nishinaka
  • Character Design: Hirotaka Kato
  • Chief Animation Director: Kohei Tokuoka
  • Color Design: Yuko Kobari
  • Art Director: Seiki Tamura
  • Director of Photography: Mayo Suzuki
  • CGO Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
  • Special Effects: Chiptune
  • Editing: Daisuke Imai 
  • Music: Junichi Matsumoto
  • Music Production: Flying Dog
  • Sound Director: Shoji Hata
  • Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
  • Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
  • Animation Production: Studio Kafka

Most of the primary employees from the anime’s first season are returning for creating the OAD and the second season.

The preview trailer for The Ancient Magus’ Bride OVA collection by Studio KAFKA.

The first season was helmed by director Norihiro Naganuma (Blood-C) at WIT Studio. The 2021 The Ancient Magus’ Bride OVA mission was helmed by director Kazuaki Terasawa at KAFKA.

The OAD mission is the primary time that Terasawa has been the chief director. In the previous, he’s been the episode/unit director for Anonymous Noise, Cardfight!! Vanguard, and the Overlord anime Season 2 and three.

Returning employees from the primary season consists of author Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass), who wrote the script alongside Yoko Yonaiyama (Uma Musume Pretty Derby). Artist Hirotaka Katou (Eyeshield 21, Great Pretender) returned because the character designer. Composer Junichi Matsumoto (Plunderer) returned to create the music.

Otherwise, the Chief Animation Director was Kouhei Tokuoka (Bungo Stray Dogs, Golden Kamuy, Noragami Season 2, Sk8 The Infinity, Sword Art Online: Alicization). The CGI Director was Katsuaki Miyaji (Horimiya, Shadows House, Tiger & Bunny).

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme track music haven’t been introduced but.

For the primary season, The Ancient Magus’ Bride OP was “Here” as carried out by JUNNA and the ED was “Wa -cycle” as carried out by Hana Itoki. For the second cour, the second OP was “You” by May’n, whereas the second ED “Tsuki no Mou Hanbun” was carried out by Aiki and Akino from bless4.

The first season The Ancient Magus’ Bride was streaming on Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime Video, and VRV. FUNimation’s The Ancient Magus’ Bride English dub was launched again in 2017/2018.

FUNimation’s The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 English dub hasn’t been introduced but.

The first season’s finale, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 24, was launched on March 25, 2018.

  • Updated December 12, 2023: Exact The Ancient Magu’s Bride Season 2 launch date confirmed!
  • Updated November 20, 2022: Crunchyroll streaming The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2. Added up to date trailer PV, solid, employees, and manga particulars.
  • Updated September 5, 2022: The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 launch date in 2023.
  • Updated June 6, 2022: Added OAD 3 trailer and historic data.
  • Updated March 10, 2022: Added OAD 3 key visible and new modified launch date.
  • Updated September 30, 2021: Added Crunchyroll OAD launch date data and English subtitles trailer.
  • Updated September 11, 2021: Added new key visible for The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm.
  • Updated June 4, 2021: Added The Ancient Magus’ Bride OVA episodes trailer and extra particulars.

This article gives the whole lot that’s recognized about The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 (Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2) and all associated information. As such, this text shall be up to date over time with information, rumors, and evaluation. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is thought for sure.

Why we predicted the Mahoutsukai no Yome Season 2 launch date was in 2023

As of January 12, 2023, Studio KAFKA, Twin Engine, Mag Garden, and Shochiku have formally confirmed that the precise The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 launch date is on April 6, 2023. The manufacturing of The Ancient Magus’ Bride sequel was initially introduced on September 5, 2022.

As beforehand talked about, the ultimate third a part of The Ancient Magus’ Bride OAD launch date is on September 9, 2022, when manga Volume 18 releases.

The manufacturing schedule of Studio KAFKA is publicly vast open though it’s probably they’re engaged on securing new initiatives, or they’re already scheduled.

Therefore, for the reason that official announcement confirmed the anime TV sequel in late 2022, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 launch date shall be in Spring 2023.

The Ancient Magus' Bride Anime Manga creator Koze Yamazaki launched this particular artwork for the second The Ancient Magus’ Guide OVA collection announcement. Pic credit score: Koze Yamazaki

The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga in comparison with the anime

The story for the anime TV collection relies on Mahoutsukai no Yome manga collection by creator Kore Yamazaki. Serialized in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden since September 2014, the collection is as much as Volume 18 as of September 9, 2022.

Historically, new volumes are launched solely twice a 12 months, usually in March and September. Therefore, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 19 launch date is on March 10, 2023, whereas Volume 10 will presumably launch in September 2023.

In an interview with Crunchyroll, the unique creator claimed she didn’t have any plans for The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga’s ending. However, she initially assumed the manga would finish in solely two volumes since she “by no means thought [her] manga would have any attraction to most people”.

The creator “needed to put in writing a narrative about private development, which each youngsters and grown-ups can take pleasure in,” and the story is in regards to the private journey of each Chise and Elias.

“I don’t know if I’m considering of the plot improvement consciously or if it’s simply flowing out of my head. I consider the course for myself, and the characters discuss to me as I’m writing the story,” Yamazaki stated.

In addition to the primary manga, Yamazaki launched two books in 2017 referred to as The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn and The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Silver Yarn. The books contained brief tales from the unique creator together with different e-book authors like Fate/Apocrypha author Yuichiro Higashide and Sorcerous Stabber Orphen author Yoshinobu Akita.

The official English translation of the manga and books is being revealed by Seven Seas Entertainment in North America. As of October, the English The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga was as much as Volume 14 by April 27, 2021. The English translation of The Golden Yarn and The Silver Yarn have been revealed in December 2018 and March 2019, respectively.

While Yamazaki is known for creating the Mahoutsukai no Yome manga, she has additionally revealed two different manga prior to now: Futari no Renai Shoka and the supernatural drama Frau Faust. The first manga completed in 2013 and advised the story of a younger bookstore employee who falls in love with a buyer. The second manga led to 2017 and advised the story of a special model of the legend of Faust, the eccentric scholar who made a cope with the satan.

On March 10, 2021, it was introduced that Yamazaki was beginning a brand new collection referred to as the Ghost and Witch manga (tentative title) that was initially launched on September 10, 2021.

Kore Yamazaki New MangaThe announcement for the Ghost and Witch manga acknowledged, “You are nothing greater than an object. Now observe your orders like a canine and get to work.” Pic credit score: Kore Yamazaki

Manga readers find it irresistible when an anime adapts the supply materials faithfully. Overall, WIT Studio maintained the center of the story and the artwork animation fashion carefully adopted the manga panels for a lot of scenes.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star acted as a prequel of types. The book-loving Yamazaki wrote the story as a love letter to studying books.

The first OVA collection additionally offered perception into Chise’s experiences as a “sleigh beggy” youngster and the fear it introduced her. The story takes place in a flashback that happens effectively after Chise got here to dwell with Elias, nevertheless it’s finest to observe it between episodes 12 and 13 since Episode 13 made references to the occasions of the OVA collection.

While the primary half of the primary season saved true to the unique story by adapting solely Volume 4: Chapter 18, the second cour dramatically picked up the pacing and skimmed all the way in which to Volume 9.

To pull off this quick pacing, the anime enormously condensed the manga’s dialogue right down to voiceovers for sure scenes. Some anime scenes briefly summarized what was occurring by silencing the characters and awkwardly exhibiting their lips transferring to the tune of background music.

In reality, when the primary season’s finale in Episode 24 first aired the anime was truly forward of the manga! Normally, anime followers hate an “anime authentic ending”, however on this case, Yamazaki wrote the ending for the anime’s first season herself so it could (principally) match up together with her plans for the manga.

One addition was the track sung by Chise throughout the confrontation between her and Cartaphilus. The largest change was an additional scene the place Chise chastised Elias for what he did to Stella after waking up, by no means thoughts chewing out Ruth and the others.

The story for The Ancient Magus’ Bride OVA: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm apparently takes place in a time hole within the manga collection that happens proper earlier than Cartaphilus begins sleeping. That means the brief story is about within the timeline in-between scenes in manga Chapter 45, which is coincidentally the ending of the anime’s first season.

Mahoutsukai no Yome Manga 45During the ultimate scene, Chise was additionally carrying a black gothic-style wedding ceremony gown within the manga, whereas within the anime it was all white. The manga additionally made it extra clear that Chise had not meant the rings to be seen as engagement rings. While Chise didn’t appropriate Elias’ misunderstanding, she did assume, “…Now it seems to be like that’s what I used to be truly going for.” Pic credit score: Koze Yamazaki

All in all, the finale, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Episode 24, tailored the whole lot up till the final 5 pages of Chapter 45.

It was the perfect stopping level because it offered plot decision to the main battle between Elias and Chise whereas exhibiting them going dwelling collectively after vowing to work any future conflicts out with open communication. The closing 5 pages of the manga then jumped straight into introducing the subsequent main story arc targeted on Chise attending College.

The excellent news is that the manga was as much as Chapter 78 when the second OVA collection was introduced in March 2021. That means by March 2022 there must be 80 chapters, which is greater than sufficient for making The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime TV collection.

Better but, English-only manga readers can bounce straight to Volume 10 in the event that they want to learn forward of the anime.

The solely damaging is that if the second season is 2 cours once more then it’s probably anime followers shall be ready one other 4 years for The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 3 anime for the reason that anime will catch up once more.

The Ancient Magus' Bride AnimeElias and Chise will each be attending a secret magical school in London in The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime. Pic credit score: WIT Studio

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime TV spoilers (plot abstract/synopsis)

Defeating the alchemist Cartaphilus and placing him to relaxation could have ended the battle quickly, however the puppeteer Ashen Eye remains to be lurking within the shadows. The aftermath of the battle additionally left long-lasting repercussions for Chise’s well being.

Helping the rampaging dragon price Chise her human arm, which is now blackened and sure into a traditional form. Chise drew the magic of the dragon’s concern, anger, and ache into her personal physique, endowing her with new powers whereas cursing her with a future the place these darkish emptions are consuming away at her physique like most cancers.

Having forestalled her loss of life, Chise accepts the dragon’s curse because it’s unsure when she’ll die, which is like another particular person, in spite of everything. Elias needs to find an answer for rescuing his bride from this destiny, however within the meantime she’ll attempt to dwell life to its fullest.

Mahoutsukai no Yome Volume 10The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime TV collection will choose up the story once more in manga Volume 10: Chapter 46. This cowl artwork reveals Chise in her pupil uniform clothes. Pic credit score: Koze Yamazaki

To begin, Chise accepts the suggestion made by the alchemists in Episode 19 that she ought to attend the school, a society of alchemists, as an auditing pupil. Deep beneath the British Library, Chise and Elias are launched to headmistress Liza Quillain and the curtain rises on a brand new story set on a brand new stage. There, human youngsters be taught, assume, and develop…however what of those that are inhuman?

Anime audiences shall be launched to a complete plethora of latest characters and Chise might want to discover ways to deal with pupil life. Elias additionally attends as a magecraft professor to present lectures and we be taught extra about how magic and alchemy features on this world. The story can even delve down into Elias’ previous.

Anime audiences may additionally be stunned to be taught {that a} very grumpy one-eyed Cartaphilus will sometimes rouse from his slumber to maintain tabs on Chise. After all, he’s nonetheless ready on a reply to his query… It’s additionally discovered that the curse in Chise’s eye can’t be eliminated even when she removes Joseph’s eye. 

It’s additionally made very clear that sleigh beggys resembling Chise are literally extra generally born than pure magi. Most sleigh beggys are bodily weak and find yourself being harvested as magical batteries for wizardry. As a sleigh beggy with a dragon’s cruse, and one among immortality, Chise is the proper analysis specimen for the school, which could have the ability to work out a technique to take away her curse and in addition to enhance the destiny of all sleigh beggys.

As Chise and Elias settle into their new roles on the College, previous and new allies alike have classes to show them each inside and outdoors the college’s partitions. The Church, the Seven Shields, and a motley array of scholars… Each has mysteries to uncover.

Unfortunately, anime followers should wait till The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 launch date to observe what occurs subsequent. Stay tuned!

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