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“The Ancient Magus’ Bride” Gets Encore Theatrical Run, First-Ever Canadian Showings


For those who missed the fun the first time, there’s a second chance.

Yesterday, Crunchyroll announced that they will host an encore theatrical run for The Ancient Magus’ Bride‘s first three episodes. The feature will screen from August 19 – 21 at select theaters across the United States and Canada. The event marks the first time that Anime Movie Night will be available to Canadian fans.

Much like the last screening, Crunchyroll’s first-ever short, Children of Ether will be shown along as part of the festivities. Tickets to the show are currently on sale via the official Anime Movie Night website.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming a teaser for the event, which you can check out below:

Crunchyroll will also host a screening for The Ancient Magus’ Bride at Crunchyroll Expo. Series creator Kore Yamazaki is slated to attend the showing.

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 will screen the first three episodes at Anime Expo.

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!

Children of Ether is a co-production between Crunchyroll and LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, Legend of Korra). Thomas is helming the project at Yapiko Animation, with Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko & Hatchin) providing character designs. Other staff members include:

  • Storyboard Director: Shingo Natsume (One Punch Man)
  • Animation Director: Yûichi Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds Insight)
  • Animator: Mitsuo Iso (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Den-noh Coil)
  • Concept Designs: Ronald Wimberly
  • Music: Mr Hudson

Crunchyroll describes Children of Ether as:

Children of Ether follows Rhonda, a woman with a dark past and a mysterious power, as she is pursued by an unknown assailant after the death of her father. Aided only by her wits and a pair of orphans, Rhonda journeys through a decaying, dystopian metropolis populated by raiders, gangs, and the supernatural. As she struggles to survive in this harsh urban tangle, she meets both friends and enemies, and searches for answers about this power, “The Ether”, awakening within her.

Source: Crunchyroll (Email Communication)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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