The much-awaited sequel of Mahoutsukai no Yome, also known as The Ancient Magus’ Bride has finally been announced! The premiere date for The Ancient Magus Bride Season 2 is set for 6th April 2023. Key details about the cast, release schedule, and the opening theme are out.
If you are a fan of the romantic-fantasy genre, The Ancient Magus’ Bride is definitely for you! The series is filled with magic and mythical creatures and this is shown with the help of its stunning animation.
With the release date fast approaching, fans speculate about what will happen to their beloved characters, Chise and Elias, in the second season.
Here’s everything you need to know about Mahoutsukai no Yome, Season 2!
When to Watch The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2?
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 was announced on 5th September 2022. It will premiere on 6th April 2023. New episodes will air every Thursday, at 11 PM JST. This is the schedule for the Japanese dubbed version.
The subtitled version of the episodes will most likely be released soon after, as per the timings in various parts of the world. The total number of episodes has not been disclosed yet.
Studio Kakfa will be animating the series. Earlier, Studio Kafka produced the OVA series of the anime. Kazuaki Terazawa will be directing the second season. Chiaki Nishinaka, Aya Takaha, and Yoko Yonaiyama will write the screenplay. Yonaiyama and Takaha previously worked with director Terazawa for the OVA episodes.
Where to Watch The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2?
Crunchyroll has licensed the second season of The Ancient Magus’ Bride worldwide, excluding Aisa. It has released promotional and trailer videos for the same.
Apart from Crunchyroll, the second season will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, AT-X, Amazon Prime Video, and Hiakari TV.
Viewers in Asia will need to wait for more details on where they can watch The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Plot
According to the sources, the second season will adapt the “Gakuin” (College) arc of the manga. The first season ended with Chise accepting Elias and herself as a person. The sequel will continue this story.
The villain Cartaphilus has fallen into a deep slumber. This might be a temporary fix. For now, Chise can go back to living her regular life. She receives an invitation from “College’, an organisation for mages with the benefit of mutual aid.
The series is set in the western world. The sequel expands on this setting. A secret society of mages exists under the British Library. As she joins the College, she meets various people. These interactions will change her life from here on.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 1
The first season aired from 8th October 2017 to 25th March 2018. It had 24 episodes and was produced by Wit Studio. It has been almost 5 years since then.
While you wait for the second season, here’s a summary of season 1 to catch up on the events so far.
Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was ridiculed for her seemingly weird behavior. In an attempt to find a place called home, she sold herself for 5 million pounds at an auction. Her owner was a tall, masked gentleman.
The mysterious man reveals himself, and she is shocked to see his skeleton face. He introduces himself as Elias Ainsworth and explains to Chise that she is a girl with special abilities, a rare Sleigh Beggy.
Elias takes in Chise as his disciple and teaches her about the magical world and its know-how. As an apprentice, she meets Elias’s foster father Lindel and gets her first wand. She forms a familiar contract with Ruth, a black grim.
Throughout the season, she faces multiple trials to overcome. But her biggest challenge was when she met the experimenting maniac, Cartaphilus. Cartaphilus kidnaps Chise. As he is about to begin his experiments on her, she realizes her potential as a mage and escapes his clutches. Cartaphilus falls into a temporary slumber when he loses his energy after the fight.
In the last episode, Chise and Elias confess to each other and promise to spend the rest of their lives together.
The second season will explore Chise’s life as a mage and a Sleigh Beggy in detail.
What to Expect in The Ancient Magus Bride Season 2?
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is based on the manga of the same name written by Kore Yamazaki. The manga began publishing on 30th November 2013 and is ongoing.
It has 18 published volumes and an ongoing 19th volume. The first season had 24 episodes, covering 9 volumes of the manga. Going by this trend, we can expect that the second season will have 24 episodes as well, which will cover the story from the 10th volume to the 18th volume.
Apart from the release date, the announcement revealed many details about the second season of the anime. The opening theme of the sequel is “Dear”, performed by JUNNA, who also performed the OP of season one, “Here”. The ending theme song will be announced very soon.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Cast
While the main and recurring characters from season one will reprise their roles, new characters will be seen in the second season.
Here’s the complete list of cast for The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2:
|Character||Voice Actor (Japanese Dub)|
|Chise Hatori||Atsumi Tanezaki|
|Elias Ainsworth||Ryouta Takeuchi|
|April Atwood||Miki Natsutani|
|May Atwood||Mari Uchiyama|
|Isaac Fowler||Koutarou Nishiyama|
|Narcisse Maugham||Kousuke Toriumi|
|Liza Quillyn||Mami Koyama|
|Mikhail Renfred||Satoshi Hino|
|Veronic Rickenbacker||Reina Ueda|
|Lizbeth Sargant||Sayuri Sadaoka|
|Philomela Sargant||Maki Kawase|
|Rian Scrimgeour||Seiichirou Yamashita|
|Alice Swayne||Mutsumi Tamura|
|Lucy Webster||Minami Tsuda|
|Zoe Ivey||Daiki Kobayashi|
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