The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The Ancient Magus' Bride OVA
    These three episodes came out over about a year and a half's worth of time. I assume that the idea was to test the waters to see how receptive an audience would be for an adaptation for this manga into an anime. The actual main story of The Ancient Magus' Bride will be released in the 2017 fall season of anime; but when this originally started airing I don't believe that the full season was ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    My new favorite - Stunning Visuals - Captivating world
    Absolutely adore this whole series. I binge read what has been published of the manga and I just can't wait. Excitement doesn't begin to describe! It's just so beautiful and so wonderfully done, the world is so creative, and unique.

    I cannot wait for the rest! I am so happy it's not going to be a small collection and that it will become a full fledged series. You really should read the manga ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Overall fantastic but...
    Now before you watch this a high recommendation is to not expect a whole full blown anime yet. This is a prequel ova to an unfinished manga which means it won't be finished for a LONG time. Keep in mind as well, I watched the 1 episode first then got the manga, so this is coming from a fan's perspective.

    What's good:
    ~For most, a really good setup to a larger world found in the manga

    ~The ...
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A prequel for a beautiful story
    I may be a bit biased in my opinion, because I did read the manga, but do not let that deter you from watching this by itself. Reading the manga will add to the experience, but the show by itself is truly extraordinary. This is a prequel so if you're planning to read the manga, don't worry it won't reveal any major plot points. You see the main character's (Chise) backstory and how she acts around ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Haven't read the manga yet but I'm really enjoying this
    Quick edit: this is a 3 part ova prequel series not a TV anime

    The moment I started this I could tell I was gonna get into this and I was right

    The characters, story are interesting I got hooked super fast and the animation is really beautiful

    if you love magic,fantasy stuff then you should give this a shoot
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Ancient Magus' Bride = AMAZING!!
    I absolutely love this anime. I got my sister to start watching it she's obsessed with it now. some people say it's too slow for them but I really like the pace of it. The animation is absolutely stunning and one of the best I've seen. I'm really excited to read the manga. the ancient magus bride is a total MASTERPIECE!!!!!
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Slow but compelling story, utterly stunning animation
    The Ancient Magus Bride presents a unique world and story through illustrations and art-style worthy of comparison to Studio Ghibli's.

    While the plot itself is somewhat slow to leave the station, from the first scene the animation proves to be the finest I've ever seen in a regular seasonal anime. Taking heavy stylistic queues from Ghibli the sheer artistry of this anime alone makes it worth a ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Best magic anime i've seen
    when I clicked on the show I was thinking we have scary beast holding a girl yup rip off of beauty and the beast I watched the first episode and my thoughts were completely wrong if I would have to rate this it would be at the top of my list I just wish that we wouldn't have to wait a week to watch one 20 min video I mean come on it's such a great show but I get tired of waiting a week just for ...
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