New season scheduled to premiere in April 2023
During its industry panel at Anime NYC, Crunchyroll announced the upcoming The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime will stream on the service when it begins airing in Japan in April 2023.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2
Airdate: April 2023
Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS
The staff and returning cast are as follows:
- Director: Kazuaki Terasawa
- Script: Aya Takaha, Yoko Yonaiyama, Chiaki Nishinaka
- Character Design: Hirotaka Kato
- Chief Animation Director: Kohei Tokuoka
- Color Design: Yuko Kobari
- Art Director: Seiki Tamura
- Director of Photography: Mayo Suzuki
- CGO Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
- Special Effects: Chiptune
- Editing: Daisuke Imai
- Music: Junichi Matsumoto
- Music Production: Flying Dog
- Sound Director: Shoji Hata
- Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
- Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
- Animation Production: Studio Kafka
- Chise Hatori voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki
- Elias Ainsworth voiced by Ryota Takeuchi
- Ruth voiced by Kouki Uchiyama
- Silky voiced by Aya Endo
- Mikhail Renfred voiced by Satoshi Hino
- Alice voiced by Mutsumi Tamura
In March 2021, Studio Kafka was established to take over the production of The Ancient Magus’ Bride from WIT Studio and produced the newest OAD series The Ancient Magus' Bride -The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm in partnership with Twin Engine. The third and final OAD episode was released on September 9 in Japan, with the first two streaming on Crunchyroll. Seven Seas Entertainment releases the English edition of the manga.
The first anime season aired between October 2017 to March 2018. Crunchyroll describes the second season:
Chise was able to accept Elias and herself, if not necessarily everything about her situation. After Cartaphilus fell back into a slumber that would not last forever, Chise was able to go back to her regular life. Then she receives an invitation from a mutual aid organization for mages called the College.
Under the British Library exists a secret society of mages. Encounters and interactions with people are about to open some new doors.
This is a story about saving yourself to save another.
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