The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • World building through magic, characters, and pure fantasy
    This show is slow and does not have a major plot and you need to understand that because if you can just watch the show for the exploratory nature it provides you will see how this gem is something that we need more of. Magic can be sung, emotions can be hard to understand or describe, and as the show cuts from intense moments of dark visuals to Elias goofily animated we understand that real life ...
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  • Best anime I've seen in a while!
    The show is very interestingly written and played out. The relationship between Chise and Elias goes through many ups and downs, giving the effect that the viewer is going on this emotional journey with them! The symbolism in this show is very strong, but yet is subdued to a point that one has to dig deeper to find the hidden messages and references. The art style dazzles me and I love the way the ...
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  • Beautiful Beyond Words
    I feel like I'm watching a Hayao Miyazaki film. The animation is absolutely amazing and the story is fantastic! I think everyone needs to see this anime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Keeps getting better every episode
    The Ancient Magus' Bride is a fantasy romance show with a bit of humor. The main character Chise had a traumatic past which made her feel worthless and develop major abandonment issues. At the start of the show she is bought at an auction by Elias, a near-human mage, to be his apprentice/bride. Elias lacks empathy and doesn't know how to interact with others. The show is about their relationship ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This Anime is Stunning in Every Way
    This anime is not exactly in my usual genre, but I was recommended it by a friend, and I had already been leaning towards it from the many previews I had seen. I simply cannot believe how much I enjoy this show. For most shows the pacing in Ancient Magus' Bride would seem too slow, but I could watch the stunning visuals and beautiful soundtrack without any plot progression at all. This show is ...
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  • one of the best anime for 2017
    i just love the opening of the first season. i love the story line and the twists. this is truly a new millenia version of beauty and the beast. i have been reading the manga too. i love how the manga gives more of explanation for some things. cant wait for next EP
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great Anime! Watch until episode 3 to decide!
    When i started watching didn't think that it would be that good when it first came out but, the more i watched it the more i fell in love with the characters, music and story line. Real good anime. Watch it! I would suggest watching up until episode three to judge it.
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  • One of the most amazing animes ever!
    Thats only what I've got to say about it. Its one of the best shows ever,
    absolutely worth 10/10
    With mystical animals and beasts.
    And the story is really good and mysterious, I just love it, I have nothing negative about it. ......................
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting but not exactly gripping
    The first episode I found a bit pervy; the idea of buying and selling people because of their powers, a very young girl bought by someone to be his bride. But as you keep watching you get more and more hooked by sheer curiosity, trying to understand this strange world you are being introduced to. Until it becomes familiar and then you feel a bit disinterested in the main character herself because ...
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