The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Who in the World Gave This 1-3 stars?
    I am baffled by the fact that this is getting 1, 2, even 3 stars. The pacing of the plot in this anime is incredible. Very rarely do you see anime with this kind of precision in story direction. The imagery and animation are beautiful, with everything given thought, and no drop in quality. The characters are enjoyable, you easily get swept into the mystery of everybody and everything. The emotions ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A Wonderful Fantasy Show That Will Engulf Your Attention
    Note that this review is for the main bulk of the anime series and not the 3-episode OVAs that start out the stream. Those honestly deserve their own review.

    I went into this show not knowing what to expect, and came out delighted and eager for more. For a moment I thought it was just another isekai ("another world" theme, ie. Sword Art Online) that was becoming rather commonplace ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    noteworthy fantasy drama
    ancient magus bride started out really strong. the OVA's were great and got me pretty excited for the series. it's about a skeleton magician and his new apprentice who he bought at an auction. she learns about the world of magic, while he learns about the emotions of humans. when the series started, i thought the world building for this fantasy setting was outstanding.

    but as the series went ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A visual novel and masterpiece
    I don't want to say much you should go watch it if you like adventurous stories matched with great visuals and music.

    Characters are pretty good, there is also a small amount of comedy weaved in as well, overall pretty solid on all ends. One gripe would be that if love stories aren't your thing than it may not be for you but give it an episode or two first.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A complete and total game changer for me
    honestly i've never been more emotionally attached to an anime in my whole life. i swear i cry every episode (probably due to being an overworked student running on no sleep) but this is such a beautifully animated story, heart warming and i cant help but scream every episode at least once. its such an amazing show seriously if you're on the fence on watching this just do it man, its amazing.
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    An Instant Classic, A Review Of the Ancient Magus Bride
    It's a rare piece when an anime rises to the occasion, especially to the deified heights of classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Elfin Lied, or Ergo Proxy. Long form dramatic anime that rises above and beyond; shattering the bar and setting examples that inspire generations for decades to come.

    But so rarely does an anime of that class come about. We are witnessing an instant classic forged ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful, touching, unique
    It's hard to do this show justice with a review. There was a lot of hype around it, but it managed to surpass my expectation with pretty much every episode so far, including the prequel OVAs. If it's not my favourite anime of all time, it's definitely the one that touched me on the deepest level emotionally, in many ways making a stronger impression than any series before it.

    From the point ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    ~ An AMAZING Anime ~
    Story: a very beautiful story well illustrated with the art and the music from the anime, well told and has a rich cultural background; interesting mixture between English and Japanese folklore told in a charming way
    Art: very unique style of drawing, sometimes the animation is not the best in the world but there are some absolutely breathtaking scenes that are so well drawn, ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A feast for your eyes
    The Ancient Magus' Bride is a gorgeous animation with plenty of depth, charm, and heart that will at times make you both laugh and cry. The pacing of the storytelling is easy to melt into - the characters and their interactions is even more enjoyable.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Anime of the Year Worthy Masterpiece
    The Ancient Magus' Bride is a slow-paced drama documenting the journey of a young teenage girl as she struggles to adapt to a new life that she'd never thought to have. The storytelling is beautiful, invoking strong emotions at certain stages, yet there's just a perfect amount of comedy at times to lighten the mood.

    I myself doubted that I'd be interested in such a slow-paced anime with a ...
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