The second season of the anime The Ancient Magus’ Bride (a.k.a. Mahō Tsukai no Yome in Japanese) will debut on April 6, and ahead of this a new trailer has dropped. In it you can hear both dialogue and a snippet of the ending theme song “Mubansō” (translated as “A Cappella”) being performed by edda. This is the third trailer so far for the season.
Looking toward the announced cast, Atsumi Tanezaki plays Chise, Ryōta Takeuchi plays Elias Ainsworth, Kouki Uchiyama plays Ruth, Aya Endo plays Silky, Minami Tsuda plays Lucy Webster, Maki Kawase plays Philomela Sergeant, Seiichirō Yamashita plays Rian Scrimgeour, Daiki Kobayashi plays Zoe Ivy, Reina Ueda plays Veronica Rickenbacker, Kōtarō Nishiyama plays Isaac Farrar, Daiki Yamashita plays Violet St. George, Minami Tanaka plays Jasmine St. George, Mari Uchiyama plays April Atwood, Miki Natsutani plays May Atwood, Kousuke Toriumi plays Narcisse Maugham, Mami Koyama plays Liza Quillyn, and Sayuri Sadaoka plays Lizbeth Sargant.
Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime for much of the world, except for the Asian continent. It gave this description for the anime’s plot:
“Chise was able to accept Elias and herself, if not necessarily everything about her situation. After Cartaphilus fell back into a slumber that would not last forever, Chise was able to go back to her regular life. Then she receives an invitation from a mutual aid organization for mages called the College.
Under the British Library exists a secret society of mages. Encounters and interactions with people are about to open some new doors.
This is a story about saving yourself to save another.”
The anime is being made at Studio Kafka, a studio that was originally created to make the The Ancient Magus’ Bride – The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm OAD project. It’s being directed by Kazuaki Terasawa.
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