Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 is a sequel fans have been waiting for quite a while, the series is simply beautiful with its perfect execution of a magical world. So, the announcement for the second season made everyone extremely happy.
The series was announced to be released on April 6 on the series’s official Twitter account, along with the first trailer and key visual.
The key visual featured quite a few new characters all dressed in the college uniform, the characters include Lucy Webster, Rian Scrimgeour, Veronica Rickenbacker, Isaac Fowler, and Zoe Ivy.
The list of cast members for the new and upcoming characters was also revealed as Atsumi Tanezaki voicing Chise Hatori, Ryouta Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth, Minami Tsuda as Lucy Webster, Koutarou Nishiyama as Isaac Fowler, Daiki Kobayashi as Ivy Zoe, Reina Ueda as Veronica Rickenbacker, and Rian Scrimgeour.
The list of staff members was also revealed including Kazuaki Terasawa as the series director, Shouji Hata as sound director, Hirotaka Katou in charge of character design, and Kouhei Tokuoka as the chief animation director.
Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Trailer Review
As much as the fans are excited to finally hear the news of a sequel, the first trailer seemed simply incredible, it was a big relief to see the series does maintain its tone.
Chise is invited to learn from a magical institute to learn more about magic and her natural abilities, so we might just see her act like an average person along with her peers.
The trailer did also introduce quite a lot of new characters who will also attend the magical institute, along with a mysterious person who carries some sort of ill intentions toward Elias, and that might put Chise in a difficult situation.
The Plot of Ancient Magus’ Bride
The story feels like it’s straight out of a fairytale, it’s almost the most wholesome anime you might ever see which is also full of terrifying incidents.
The story revolves around the main character, Chise Hatori who is one day sold off in an auction by her divorced parents because she has the ability to see spirits which results in her odd behavior.
During an auction, she is purchased by an unknown magician who is quite fond of her innate ability to converse with spirits she calls refers to her as a Sleigh Beggy, and her reasons for purchasing her aren’t in any way immoral or dangerous.
He wishes to teach her how to control her ability to become a great magician, Chose continues to follow this path and learns a lot more about the world and hauntingly beautiful it is.
Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 Additional Characters
As the new season is coming out, we’re about to see some new characters as well who are the same age as Chise.
Lucy Webster is Chise’s roommate at the college, she’s somewhat of an oddball and keeps her distance from other students in her class, she’s there to uncover the truth about a tragic incident.
Philomela Sargent is from the Sargent family and serves the Rickenbacker family as their master, she’s a quiet person who always keeps to herself and who suffers from severe anxiety.
Rian Scrimgeour is the elder son of the Scrimgeour family, he has a serious personality and an unusual obsession with lizards.
Ivy Zoe is a new student much like Chise, he wears headphones and has distinctive green hair, he also avoids Chise for some unknown reason.
Veronica Rickenbacker is the daughter of a medical family, she’s an overall decent person with a good personality.
How much Source Material is Left?
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yamazaki Kore, the series was serialized in Monthly Comic Garden magazine by Mag Garden, and later licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.
The first season of the series covered the first 9 volumes and finished at chapter 45 titled “Live and Let Live.” the upcoming sequel will continue from volume 10, chapter 46 titled “Birds of a feather flock together. I”
Frequently Asked Questions
A sleigh Beggy is an extremely rare breed of humans who are able to fluently see and communicate with spirits, Chise had this trait since she was a kid and that’s why she was able to see spirits which made her act differently than other kids.
Although, he initially said that he plans to make Chise his wife which seemed somewhat odd at first; however, it has become quite clear that his goals are to help Chise harness his innate ability and become a great mage.
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