The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • 3 out of 3 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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  • 20 out of 37 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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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    I love this anime, it's an instant classic. I hope it never ends.
    I'm in love with this show. I can't wait to learn more about Chise and the Thorn mage. It's so beautiful and I am tempted to buy the manga. I do however laugh at the way all the boobs are animated. Lol they're all like Jell-O in a flat bowl. ..........
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  • 2 out of 2 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:
    I don't know whats happening but it's good.
    [4.75/5] So I have no idea what is going on. This is a prequel to something along the line of the thorn mage. I watched the three part OVA series that was initially released and it was really well done. Though I did not have any background information or knowledge it still kept me interested in what was happening. There was not a lot of context given, but still managed to really keep me interested ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not my typical anime genre but close enough
    I'm normally not into the drama or "a slice of life" type of animes which this does resemble in some ways; well this is not those.

    I would say this is a mix of many genre done well. Dark horror themes, magical fantasy themes, romantic themes, slice of life themes, and some high on acid "what the fuck" themes. I love the art style and the story is intriguing. I really want to know more ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Work of art, and certainly not in a bad way.
    I'm 10 or 11 episodes in now, so I think I've had more than an appropriate amount of time to get the feel for this anime. It's hard for me to call this anime. The detail in the animation, the story, the direction, the music, the art, and every little detail thrown in absolutely lends its self to the idea that this is a work of art, carefully crafted by people who want to tell a beautiful story. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Best Anime To End 2017!!!!
    This anime is absolutely stunning!! The characters fit into place with this anime perfectly. First of all Chise isn't useless, she's actually portrays a beautiful story throughout this anime, showing that even though someone can feel broken inside, they can have the capability to pick themselves back up again and fight. I highly recommend this anime, the art style is gorgeous and the story line is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great Anime, Beautiful Choices
    This anime is beautiful. A good choice in color and unlike any other magical anime, this one is special. Magic isn't everything, it must be learned and has to be born with. Like Chise, she is a Sleigh Beggy which means she holds lots of magical power. Also the setting is England and all the stories so far ties in with folk lore in Europe. Very Beautiful Anime and recommended to anyone who is tired ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great and true adaptation of the manga
    Love the manga and love the anime. The OVA confused the heck outta me I didn't realize what it was until researching after. But after the OVA I started watching the episodes and I was blown away I have fallen in love with this so much each episode leaves you begging for more. I went after the manga after there was nothing more to watch and its just as beautiful they did a wonderful job adapting ...
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