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Dark Magic Dwells in The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Trailer

Chise and Elias share an intimate moment in the study while the fading sunlight dapples through the windows behind them in a scene from the upcoming second season of The Ancient Magus' Bride TV anime.


A dramatic new preview video and the opening theme song performer have been revealed for The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2, the ongoing adaptation based on the dark fantasy manga by Kore Yamazaki. The opening theme song, entitled “Dear”, is performed by JUNNA, who previously performed the opening theme song for the first season of the series.



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Known as Mahou Tsukai no Yome in Japan, the original The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga is serialized in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden manga magazine, and an English language version is available from Seven Seas Entertainment. Crunchyroll describes the story of the series as follows:


Hatori Chise 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!


A new key visual for the upcoming second season of The Ancient Magus' Bride TV anime featuring artwork of protagonist Chise Hatori and her fellow students lingering in the hallway of their magical university while dressed in their school uniforms while Elias Ainsworth looms in the foreground.


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The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 is directed by Kazuaki Terasawa and features animation production by Studio KAFKA. The series will broadcast in Japan on TOKYO MX and other stations on Thursdays during the 22:00 time slot beginning on April 06, 2023.


Source: Official The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 home page and Twitter feed


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