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Funimation Schedules First ‘Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Anime DVD/BD Release

© Kore Yamazaki / Mag Garden

Funimation has revealed at NYCC that will be coming out early next year with the first part of The Ancient Magus’ Bride. The show will be getting a bilingual DVD/BD/Digital release that will arrive on January 29th, 2018. While more details will be forthcoming, it was revealed that the extras will include the 3-part prequel OVA “Those Awaiting a Star” and the Twitter Q&A with director Kyle Phillips and voice actors Dani Chambers (“Chise”) and Brian Mathis (“Elias”)

The series is based on the manga by manga creator Kore Yamazaki and had Norihiro Naganuma directing it based on the series composition by Aya Takaha. Hirotaka Kato handled the character designs for it.

The English language had had Kyle Phillips directing it based on the scripts by Bonny Clinkenbeard with the two leads cast with Dani Chambers as Chise Hatori and Brian Mathis as Elias Ainsworth.

Known as Mahou Tsukai no Yome in its original Japanese form, Seven Seas Entertainment acquired The Ancient Magus Bride manga back in 2014 for release. The manga series comes from Kore Yamazaki, their third professionally published work, and the first North American volume landed in May 2015. The series is currently being serialized in Monthly Comic Garden with six volumes have been released so far in Japan.

Plot concept: Hatori Chise is only 16, but she has lost far more than most. With neither family nor hope, it seems all doors are closed to her. But, a chance encounter began to turn the rusted wheels of fate. In her darkest hour, a mysterious magus appears before Chitose, offering a chance she couldn’t turn down. This magus who seems closer to demon than human, will he bring her the light she desperately seeks, or drown her in ever deeper shadows?

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