It’s finally almost time to continue the tale of Elias and Chise on the screen! After a special livestream, the official website for The Ancient Magus’ Bride announced season 2 plans along with a new teaser trailer and visual.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride season 2 is officially set to premiere in April 2023, and you can check out the teaser below.
Original manga author Kore Yamazaki shared a special celebrator illustration along with OAD director Kazuaki Terasawa and chief animation director Kohei Tokuoka. You can see them in that order below.
◤監督 / 寺澤和晃◢
— アニメ『魔法使いの嫁』公式 ＠SEASON2放送決定！ (@mahoyomeproject) September 5, 2022
Here’s an overview of the returning staff and cast:
- Director: Kazuaki Terasawa
- Script: Aya Takaha, Yoko Yonaiyama, Chiaki Nishinaka
- Character Design: Hirotaka Kato
- Chief Animation Director: Kohei Tokuoka
- Color Design: Yuko Kobari
- Art Director: Seiki Tamura
- Director of Photography: Mayo Suzuki
- CGO Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
- Special Effects: Chiptune
- Editing: Daisuke Imai
- Music: Junichi Matsumoto
- Music Production: Flying Dog
- Sound Director: Shoji Hata
- Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
- Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
- Animation Production: Studio Kafka
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Chise Hatori
- Ryota Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth
- Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth
- Aya Endo as Silky
- Satoshi Hino as Mikhail Renfred
- Mutsumi Tamura as Alice
Crunchyroll streams the first season and OADs and describes the series like so:
Hatori Chise 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!
Via Crunchyroll News