The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.7
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  • 183 out of 188 people found this review helpful:
    i REALLY like this but a lot of you have the wrong idea of what it is
    after reading many comments about the first ep I felt I had to write somewhere a warning not to get to excited about this, don't get me wrong I think its a beautiful piece of work. unfortunately this is not a new series this a 3 part prequel ova for the manga that is being released 1 ep every 6 months or so. I hate to be the one to pop the bubble, and I would love to see a full anime but that's ...
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  • 20 out of 23 people found this review helpful:
    Ghibli fans will love this one
    The first episode is beautifully paced, with a distinct atmosphere and a complex narrative. The animation is lovely, and the direction is superb. If you like being thrown into an immersive world with monsters and magic, you won't be disappointed. I'm eager to see where they take this series!
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  • 18 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Good, but probably not for someone who hasn't read the manga
    The episode has a slow start - it's clearly meant as a supplement to the manga for those already familiar with the series. However, at about 2/3 of the way through, it starts to pick up, and I'm definitely curious to see where it goes in the remaining two episodes.

    Elias isn't quite as I imagined him while reading the manga, but Chise is nearly perfect - both the animation and the voice acting ...
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  • 9 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Great One Shot - Beware of Delays
    Beautiful graphics, great storyline, amazing music!

    Before you delve into this anime, let me warn you - it's not an anime with continuous development. I have read the manga that this anime is based off - Mahoutsukai no Yome - and it is not very far off in terms of attention to detail. The only problem people may have is that the next episode is scheduled for February 4 in 2017, and the last ...
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  • 8 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Good start looks like we have another great one
    I haven't read the manga on this one but after watching this first part ( even that is too short and it leave you wanting more). It remind me of the other good magic anime like the Howl's Moving Castle great art and plot. I hope the rest gets added soon.
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  • 8 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Ancient Magus' Bride
    First off i'd like to point out something off topic of what drawn me into this particular title. I love shows that deal in magic and I love games that deal with warriors and dungeons but this show gave me funny vibes of Blood Borne meets Miyazaki. I feel in love with the characters presented in this first episode and wow.... I want to know more about these characters. the setting to me is perfect ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    I am deeply, deeply in love with this...
    OVA or whatever this is. I was about to take it off my Queue because I thought there was only one epi or whatever. It is a BEAUTIFUL anime. The story is so magical and threaded with gold and blues..and it is something of a MUST watch.

    I am in search for the manga now!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful! Can't wait for the anime adaptation!
    I'm not very good at writing reviews, but lemme tell you as someone who is self-defeatingly picky about anime for animation style, story-telling, and panty shots (ugh fan-service is so cheap and unpleasant to me), this anime so far is gorgeous. At the time of my writing this, I understand that there will be ONE more part to the 3-part "prequel" of sorts (although, I believe it takes place AFTER ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I'm in love with the story, art, characters and music.
    Edit: Just found out that there is a full season scheduled to start in October this year. So stoked!

    This is a world where nothing is as simple as it appears and the balance of good and evil is challenged, not by big fights between protagonists and antagonists but by the lenses through which each character's actions are viewed. The interactions of the characters are layered and each has their ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Visually beautiful anime designed to complement/ promote the manga but sadly not a series
    When I first saw promotional trailers & imagery for this anime adaption I was under the impression that this would be a standard weekly series. Sadly, although this was not the case it is beautifully done both from an aesthetic perspective and in its interpretation of the story & characters. Definitely designed more to promote and complement the manga rather than as an alternative supplement, I'd ...
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