It looks like big changes are happening at Elias’ homestead.

Earlier today, the official Ancient Magus’ Bride anime website updated with a new key visual for the show’s second season. The image features Chise front and center, wrapped in a white covering and her arm horrifically altered. Elias and Cartaphilius can be seen in the background, their backs turned to her.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride returns to Japanese TV on January 6.

The show 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 theme songs for the upcoming season include:

  • You by May’n
  • Tsuki no Mō Hanbun (The Other Half of the Moon) by bless4’s Aiki & Akino

Yuho Iwasato is writing the lyrics for You, while NAOKI-T handles composition and arrangement. Iwasato will also write the lyrics for Tsuki no Mō Hanbun, which features composition and arrangements by Yusuke Shirato.

Crunchyroll currently streams The Ancient Magus’ Bride as it airs in Japan. Funimation offers the show’s SimulDub on their FunimationNow platform.

Funimation describes the show as:

The award-winning manga comes to life with a highly anticipated anime series! Suffering a tragic childhood and sold at an auction, Chise Hatori has little hope for a better life. But when a mysterious sorcerer named Elias takes interest in her aptitude for magic, he decides to make her his apprentice—and his bride.

Source: Comic Natalie