The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • 248 out of 268 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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  • 41 out of 47 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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  • 20 out of 21 people found this review helpful:
    This is an OVA, full anime in October.
    There was already a review mentioning some of this, but I'd like to elaborate.

    This is a 3 episode OVA that is a prequel to the ongoing manga, the episodes for the OVA have been getting bundled with the newest volumes of the manga, namely the 6th, 7th and upcoming 8th volumes, hence the long wait between episodes. The 8th volume and thus also the third episode for this OVA will be releasing in ...
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  • 14 out of 17 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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  • 10 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    There is something magical about this anime
    This anime is magical and dream like the way Studio Ghibli movies are; think Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl's Moving Castle.

    There is something about this that totally draws you into the world of the show, you get so absorbed with what's going on that when you finish an episode, you have a moment when it feels like you're waking up from a dream.

    What really helps give you that ...
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  • 9 out of 10 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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  • 11 out of 14 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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  • 7 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Best Anime of the Year Candidate?!
    I don't normally say an anime is great after just one episode, but this is an exception. I watched the OVAs and was hyped for the release of the actual series. I was not let down. One episode in and I'm dying for the next one. This is by far the best first episode I have ever seen. This is the most hyped I've been for an anime in years.
    From the very first moment they had me hooked. The ...
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  • 10 out of 14 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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  • 20 out of 34 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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