It looks like the Ancient Magus is expecting some company.
Earlier today, the official The Ancient Magus’ Bride anime website updated with a trio of cast reveals. The following will join the team:
- Lindel: Daisuke Namikawa
- Mikhail Renfred: Satoshi Hino
- Alice: Mutsumi Tamura
Visuals for the new characters were also released, which you can check out below.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is based on Kore Yamazaki’s manga of the same name. Norihiro Naganuma (Hiyokoi, Yowamushi Pedal movie) is directing the project at Wit Studio, with Hirotaka Katō (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Eyeshield 21) providing character designs. Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass Episode 12) is writing the show’s scripts.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Chise Hatori: Atsumi Tanezaki
- Elias: Ryota Takeuchi
- Silver: Aya Endo
- Seth Noel: Junichi Suwabe
- Ruth: Kouki Uchiyama
- Simon Kalm: Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Angelica Varley: Yuko Kaida
Crunchyroll currently holds the domestic rights to the series. The publisher screened the first three episodes at Anime Expo.
Crunchyroll will also screen The Ancient Magus’ Bride as part of their “Anime Movie Night” initiative. Crunchyroll will screen the show’s first three episodes, as well as the première of Crunchyroll’s first-ever short Children of Ether as part of the festivities on July 26.
Seven Seas publishes the The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga in North America. They describe the series as:
Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.
The man is a “magus,” a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice – and his bride!