The second season’s cast, main visual, and first air date of the television anime based on Kore Yamazaki’s The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mah Tsukai no Yome) manga were all revealed by the team on Thursday. The first trailer, visuals, cast, and premiere date for The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 are revealed
• Minami Tsuda as Lucy Webster
• Maki Kawase as Philomela Sergeant
• Seiichirō Yamashita as Rian Scrimgeour
• Daiki Kobayashi as Zoe Ivy
• Reina Ueda as Veronica Rickenbacker
• Kotaro Nishiyama as Isaac Farrar
Before airing on BS11, the animation will make its Japanese debut on Tokyo MX on April 6 at 10:00 p.m. JST. Both Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV will offer the series for streaming in Japan. The anime will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll outside of Asia, and it is described as follows:
Chise was able to embrace herself, Elias, and some aspects of her circumstances, but not necessarily everything. Chise was able to return to her regular life after Cartaphilus dozed off once more, though this time his sleep would not last indefinitely. The College, a mutual aid group for mages, then extends an invitation to her. There is a magical secret society hidden beneath the British Library. New doors are about to be opened by conversations and encounters with people. In this tale, you must sacrifice yourself in order to save another.
• Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise
• Ryōta Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth
• Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth
• Aya Endo as Silky
As part of the returning cast, Satoshi Hino plays Mikhail Renfred, while Mutsumi Tamura plays Alice Swayne. The manga’s “Gakuin” (College) arc, which debuted in May 2018, will be adapted for television in the form of an anime. In order to produce a promotional film for the arc in March 2019, the cast and crew of the first television anime made a comeback.
At Company Kafka, a brand-new animation studio created especially for the OAD project, Kazuaki Terasawa is returning from directing The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm. In addition to Yoko Yonaiyama (The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm) and Chiaki Nishinaka, Aya Takaha, a veteran of the television animation, also contributed to the writing of the script. In the role of character designer, Hirotaka Kat returns from the preceding anime in the series. Returning to write the music, Junichi Matsumoto.
• Chief Animation Director: Kōhei Tokuoka
• Colour Design: Yuko Kobari
• Art Director: Seiki Tamura
• Director of Photography: Mayo Suzuki
• CGI Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
• Special Effects: Chiptune
• Editing: Daisuke Imai
• Music Production: Flying Dog
• Sound Director: Shōji Hata
• Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
• Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
The Ancient Magus’ Bride, The Boy from the West, and The Knight of the Blue Storm, an OAD (original anime disc) project, is the series’ most recent animation. It consists of three episodes. The 16th, 17th, and 18th manga volumes are being released in limited editions along with the project. The sixteenth volume was sent out in September 2021, and the seventeenth volume was sent out on March 10. On September 9, delivery of the 18th volume will begin. As the “initial section” of a brand-new anime project, the staff referred to the OAD series. The OAD project is being streamed via Crunchyroll outside of Asia.
An anime for television that debuted in Japan in 2017 was based on the manga earlier. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll offered streams of the series, with the English dub available on the latter. A prequel original video animation (OVA) series called The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star was produced in 2017 and was inspired by the manga. The 24-part television series, together with the OVA, was released on home video by Funimation in 2019.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga by Yamazaki first appeared in the September 2014 issue of Monthly Comic Blade, a publication owned by Mag Garden. After that, the manga was transferred to the publisher’s Monthly Comic Garden magazine, where it is still being published today. More than 10 million copies of the manga have been printed. The manga is being published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. In addition, Seven Seas is putting out a number of manga and supplemental books for the series.