The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • A Beautiful but Boring Bride
    The anime is in the best way I can describe, pretty good. It's plot is well developed, the character development has a normal flow, and the visuals are nice. I won't deny though this anime can be a bit dull at times. From the first few episodes I didn't feel all too excited. I stayed and watched the entire series, simply because I made it far enough in that I saw no reason to stop. Admittedly, I ...
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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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  • Amazing Series!!! :)
    Looking forward to season 2! it wasn't overly mushy or fake, it shows the importance of two individuals coming to an understanding and loving each other for who they are. the animation is excellent and beautiful, the storyline is original, characters are well thought of
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  • Beautifully executed, wonderfully animated and worth watching
    This is the sort of simple story that is more about exploring the characters and the world they live in than some grand plot. Chise is at once a very damaged and vulnerable person, yet with a surprising amount of inner strength.

    The music is lovely and the animation beautiful. The story is intentionally slow paced, and I think it all works together to make a unique experience. The references ...
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  • Definitely not what it seems.
    It is not nearly as angsty or romantic as the title and image would presume. (Thank goodness) Even the trailer made me iffy. I only ended up watching it because multiple people had suggested I do so.

    I was pleasantly surprised. It's a very calm anime about the world of magic and myths. I would compare it to Mushi-shi in a way.
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  • Truly A Beautiful Anime
    I originally watched this anime on vrv and loved it. Its one of the anime that just stick and make me want more episodes. Lately ive been looking online to see if a season 2 was planned at all and found out that it might have a season 2 sometime this coming june or july and I'm really excited to find out if its true because this anime is just gorgeous, it has a wonderful story and its just wow. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful Series and Good Direction for Anime
    A beautifully written and directed anime. The animation is top notch and I was frequently in awe at the wonderful scenes being portrayed. They perfectly combine animation, music, and character emotion to create memorable moments that hit you in the feels and make you think. The music was wonderful and fit each scene. I consider this a top tier fantasy that focuses on complex characters and ...
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  • Empowering and Beautiful
    Going from tragic to enchanting has always been my favorite kind of story arch, but the way this anime does it leaves me wanting to see both the main characters to find happiness no matter what. I very much appreciate the fact that the main character doesn't have mary sue syndrome despite the tragic background and depressive attitude in the beginning. The character growth and developing world in ...
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