The Ancient Magus' Bride

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  • Simply a relateable story
    Wasn't sure what to expect, but from what has been released it really reminds me of Natsume Yujincho, which I adore. I enjoy the actual back story and introduction of the characters that may not have seemed relevant to many but are detrimental in the MC's development. Very much interested in what is to come!!
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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:
    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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  • Stunning! Highly recommend Anime and Manga
    After watching the first episode, I went right over to Amazon and ordered all the manga that are out (in English) up to this point (total of 7), currently on the second volume and they are breathtaking. It doesn't follow these three episodes, but its magical and you are so drawn into the relationship between Chise and Elias. Highly recommend both the anime and the manga.
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  • Beautiful, Emotional
    These OVAs can absolutely stand alone of the series and/or the manga. The music and visuals were all so beautiful and I cried each episode both for how gorgeous it was and over Chise's childhood. I felt like I was sitting by a fireplace while a master storyteller wove this tragic and heartfelt story that enraptured me, eagerly waiting each 6 months for the next part. This masterpiece made me ...
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  • Beautiful story and animation
    The story is well organized and captivating. The art is beautiful. I instantly fell in love with this anime and am thrilled to have found it. I personally like the specific take they have gone with thematically. At times it is dark but overall it is very lovely.
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  • This Got Me Interested
    I haven't read the Manga, that this is related to, but I can tell you it got me curious enough about the series as a whole, that I ended up Amazon wish-listing all of the books. I liked the characters, but I had a lot of questions, and I figure the best way to figure it out if to read the manga. Honestly, might be a long wait ahead for the rest of the anime (not the ova) to eventually come out. It ...
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  • Amazingly Beautiful!
    I remember seeing this advertised quite a while ago and I've been hopeful ever since. Now that I've finally gotten the chance to actually enjoy it, I am amazed. This is stunning! It's beautiful and has a great story so far. I'm very much looking forward to more episodes!
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  • 0 out of 48 people found this review helpful:
    Not Good Enough to Continue
    I can see a lot of potential in The Ancient Magus' Bride, but it wasn't really lived up to. The animation is beautiful, the world building is divine, the pacing is way too slow, and the characters are lacking. I admit that I have never watched the series, and this OVA guarantees that I never will. With so much good anime out there I really can't waste my time with something that only goes half way ...
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  • This anime is amazing
    This is my favorite anime ever, I started reading the manga when there was only one book out and now I have all of them and have watched the anime. It's amazing, best anime/manga ever. It will probably make a lot more sense if you read the manga first though, but I guess you could watch the anime first since it's technically the prequel?
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