Kore Yamazaki’s Manga “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” is already inspiring 3-part prequel anime, 3rd part debuts in August, 2017.
Kore Yamazaki’s seventh The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mahō Tsukai no Yome) manga volume shipped on Friday with a flyer announcing a television anime adaptation slated for October. The visual contains the text “This is a story told so that you may know the beauty of the world,” as well as a quote from the opening lines of the manga: “Beyond the dull walls of cement… deep, deep within the ancient, misty forest… There lies another world. That world is far closer to ours than you might imagine.”
The manga is already inspiring a three-part prequel anime by Wit Studio titled The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star (Mahō Tsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito). The first part had its limited two-week run in eight theaters throughout Japan starting on August 13, 2016, and was later bundled with the sixth compiled volume of the manga in December. The second part opened in seven Japanese theaters on February 4, and will ship with the seventh manga volume on Friday. After its two-week run in theaters starting on August 19, the third part will ship with the eighth volume of the manga on September 9. The Blu-ray Disc of the anime will ship this winter. Crunchyroll began streaming the first part last September.