With The Ancient Magus’ Bride franchise getting bigger than ever, this is how new fans can get started on the series.
The Ancient Wizard’s Bride is an increasingly popular tale of a romance that is both bizarre and incredibly magical. Featuring a lonely girl and her skull-headed fiance, the series has become a huge success thanks to its supernatural story of life. Since its inception in 2013, Kore Yamazaki’s original manga has been adapted into both light novels and anime, with the former still going strong and the latter expanding more than ever.
The series will soon receive more original stories in the form of a new anime project that will begin in the coming months. That’s in conjunction with several new manga volumes compiling the later chapters, and the original manga shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With The Ancient Wizard’s Bride The franchise gets bigger than ever, this is where fans can buy, read and watch all of its formats so far.
How to read the ancient wizard’s bride
The franchise began with the 2013 debut of The Ancient Wizard’s Bride manga, written and drawn by Kore Yamazaki. The story involves a young girl named Chise Hatori, an orphan who has always been rejected by society and her peers. Hoping to be accepted by literally anyone, she auctions herself in London, and the highest bidder is Elias Ainsworth. Elias is an incredibly tall humanoid creature with an animal skull for a head. This seemingly mystical man helps lead Chise into a whole new life, one that inevitably sees the two of them compromised.
The manga so far consists of 15 full volumes, all of which are available to English-speaking fans. They can be purchased in physical form through Amazon, Barnes and Noble Y Books-A-Million, with Barnes and Noble and Amazon also offering digital options through Kindle and Nook. Comixology also has the series volumes for digital shopping, while physical stores also have the two light novels in the series, The Ancient Wizard’s Bride: The golden thread Y The Ancient Wizard’s Bride: The silver thread. Other manga include the two derivatives, The Ancient Wizard’s Bride: Wizard’s Blue Y Jack Flash and the Fairies Case Files, which can also be found through some of the retailers mentioned above.
How to See the Ancient Wizard’s Bride
The anime adaptation of The Ancient Wizard’s Bride started in 2017 with the release of the first part of the three-part OVA special, The Ancient Magician’s Bride: Those Who Wait for a Star. Although it looks like a prequel at first, the OVA actually takes place in the middle of the first season of the anime series. Animation for both the anime and the OVA was done by the famous Wit Studio, and the first season ran for 24 episodes. The next OVA, The boy from the west and the knight of the mountain mist, It will act as a season 2 for the anime series, and is being managed by a studio specifically formed to create the series, Studio Kafka. It will be packaged with the next manga volumes, but this is only confirmed for Japan, at the moment.
The first season of the anime, as well as Those who wait for a star it can be streamed on Crunchyroll. Physical releases of the series can be found through Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other retailers where DVD and Blu-Ray are sold. The Limited edition it also contains Those who wait for a star and the first volume of the manga.
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