The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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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:
    Very Beautiful Series
    I really appreciate a series like this. It has robust characters, meaningful development to the plot, and its not holding the hands of the MC with op plot armor. I like how the MC starts off with a curse
    This is grounded in old myths, folk lore, and magic. It a series that shows that life sucks and to deal ...
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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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  • Creative and Beautiful Anime
    I don't know if I care for the story much or the bride but one thing is true, its that this anime is beautiful with character design, setting, and structure. I watched every episode several times not because I care about what actually goes on but because of the beautiful universe that was created and put into a concert that was something new and refreshing. I loved every episode.
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  • Came into this with 0 expectations and finished with a series I'd watch repeatedly
    Overall, the entirety of the series is well paced and beautifully animated. While the show does have some silly/funny moments they don't interfere with the more intensely emotional scene. The series tackled difficult negative emotions without feeling the need to shy away from them or suddenly make a joke to prevent the audience from feeling the full range and strength of an emotional scene; and ...
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  • Wonderful Anime with very beautiful animation
    I enjoyed this very much, the drawings are crisp and clean and the story is very human for a magic tale. Looking forward to another season. I addition to the crisp drawings the source material is very good to start with and so it lends itself to having a very well balanced storyline.
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