We’re closing in fast on the release of the first part of The Ancient Magus’ Bride from Funimation and they’re doing some new promotion. The show will be getting a bilingual DVD/BD/Digital release that will arrive on January 29th, 2018. The new piece is a five-minute unboxing of the limited edition version of it with associate brand manager Andrea Roepke and graphic designer Stephanie Hinyub.
The set will include the 3-part prequel OVA and the limited edition that includes Rigid box with specialty print, 5 art cards with exclusive art from Japan, 11×17 fabric poster, 40-page artbook with an in-depth look into the world plus storyboards. On-disc extras include the Twitter Q&A: The Ancient Magus’ Bride Cast & Crew, Textless Opening Song “Here”, Textless Closing Song “-cycle-“, and the Episode 8 Commentary.
The series is based on the manga by manga creator Kore Yamazaki and had Norihiro Naganuma directing based on the series composition by Aya Takaha. Hirotaka Kato handled the character designs for it.
The English language had had Kyle Phillips directing 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?