Things are about to get a bit more adorable for the Ancient Magus’ Bride.
On Monday, the official Ancient Magus’ Bride Twitter account announced that the upcoming 9th volume of the series will be offered in a Limited Edition. The special SKU will include a DVD that contains 24 Maho-Yome anime shorts, plus bundle-exclusive anime footage.
Each 30-second Maho-Yome episode will also be offered via the official Ancient Magus’ Bride Twitter. A new episode will be added at around the same time as each episode’s premiere.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride book 9 will hit retailers on March 24. The anime adaptation will debut on October 7.
The title 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
- Titania: Sayaka Ohara
- Cartaphilus: Ayumu Murase
Crunchyroll currently holds the domestic rights to the series. The publisher screened the first three episodes at Anime Expo, and at several “Anime Movie Night” events across the United States and Canada. The show will hit Japanese TV on October 7.
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!