The Ancient Magus' Bride

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4.8
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  • Absolutely loved it!
    I'm a big fan of magical realism/faerie fiction in general, and this show did not let me down. Great use of the fae, magick, and all things fantastical without being cheesy or predictable. Reminded me somehow of D Gray Man and Howl's Moving Castle. 10/10 would recommend.
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  • Enthralling Show with no answers
    Overall this was a very enjoyable series following the adventures of Chise as she learns her own self worth in the world. The show has a very appealing visual style and is a very unique take on the Mage/Magic genre which seems to be nearly as saturated as the zombie one. The soundtrack is moving at the right times and not overbearing. The characters seem relatively well developed with some ...
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  • Beautifully written and portrayed. Would recommend.
    I can't begin to explain how much this anime stuck to me. It was very well written and the characters in the story are all amazingly different. Each unique and easy to get attached to. Very well done. I'd definitely recommend this to my friends. Great for those into fantasy, romance, and slice of life animes.
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  • The Ancient Magus' Jail Bait
    This show is great. It has all the right tones and notes needed to fall in with the Studio Ghibli crowd. Whimsical settings, fantastical creatures, and just the right touch of narrative to give the world and fantastical beasts a sense of mystery while retaining our complete interest.
    From a technical aspect this show is executed flawlessly and at times on similar levels as what one could expect ...
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  • I was not expecting that it will be such a good anime!
    My boyfriend who introduced me to this anime. Looking at the cover I am not a fan of anything such as that... It suddenly makes me feel not interested to watch. But, since my boyfriend has the power to persuade me to watch it. After one or two episodes I become to like it a lot. Though he read the book, and watch the only couple of it. However, he was not bored of the story and still interested in ...
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  • Magic - Monsters - Awkward Unknown Love
    The series was SO FREAKING ENJOYABLE AND ADDICTING! The show was gorgeous to watch. Pleasant to the eye like "My Lie in April" and "Sailor Moon Crystal", but it's own type. Music was used at the correct spots. Couldn't stop checking my list to see when the next episode would air.

    I.want.more.
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  • BRILLIANT OMG. ONE OF MY FAVOURITES
    Many of you may disagree with me but i have made it up to episode 17 and counting . I have watched many anime series in my time and yes I have only just started this account but this is one of my favourites at the moment. It starts with a girl called Chise . who is being sold as a slave and then this odd figure walks in and instantly out bids everyone and buys Chise . And he tells her that he is a ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    noteworthy fantasy drama
    ancient magus bride started out really strong. the OVA's were great and got me pretty excited for the series. it's about a skeleton magician and his new apprentice who he bought at an auction. she learns about the world of magic, while he learns about the emotions of humans. when the series started, i thought the world building for this fantasy setting was outstanding.

    but as the series went ...
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  • my heart is full boi
    a lot of good messages about character growth and all different kids of relationships with some fantastic fantasy shit along the way. i just finished it but i cant wait to rewatch it in like six months time and relive the beauty. the episodes end at really good cliffhangers as well so each episode starts off with action
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    My new favorite anime
    I just have to say that i fell in love with this in Episode 1, the characters, the backgrounds, and the story which is rare for me. The evolving relationship between Elias and Chise in my mind is the best part about this series. I wish i could give it more than 5 stars because i think it deserves a 10 star rating. im also really hoping for a season 2
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