Based on the fantasy manga written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki, The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 anime has revealed the third trailer that previews and reveals the ending theme song “Unaccompanied” (無伴奏) by Edda.
The full version of the song will be released on various music streaming and download services on April 6, the same day that the anime will start airing. A CD containing “Mubansou” and two additional songs, as well as instrumental versions of each track, will release on May 24.
In addition, special store bonuses will be available, including a mini clear file featuring original artwork by series creator Kore Yamazaki at select Animate stores and on their online shop. Some stores will also be offering an illustration card as an additional bonus.
The anime also revealed an audio drama Vol.1 featuring Rian and Isaac on the official Twin Engine YouTube Channel, featuring English subtitles. The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season will start airing on April 6, 2023.
▍The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Trailer 3
▍The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Audio Drama
Around the time when Chise received the invitation from the Academy, the apprentices were getting ready to head to the academy after a long vacation. Some were anxious, some were determined, and some were resigned.
Listen to the voice of what is swirling in their inner hearts. This is a compilation of the work that precedes Chise and Elias’ journey to the academy.
■ Audio Drama Vol.1 Rian (CV: Seiichiro Yamashita) / Isaac (CV: Kotaro Nishiyama)
The first volume features Rian and Isaac, who grew up like brothers due to their family ties. When they return from their hometown one day ahead of the others, they receive a rumor of a new student. Isaac wonders why Rian, who has always been indifferent to rumors, is interested and asks him why…?
■ Audio Drama Vol. 2 Zoe (CV: Daiki Kobayashi) (Scheduled for release on March 16)
■ Audio Drama Vol. 3 Lucy (CV: Minami Tsuda) (Scheduled for release on March 23)
■ Audio Drama Vol. 4 Philomela (CV: Maki Kawase) / Veronica (CV: Reina Ueda) (Scheduled for release on March 30)
▍About The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Mahoutsukai no Yome, known as The Ancient Magus’ Bride in English, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki, published in Comic Blade magazine from November 2013 to September 2014, later moved to Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden magazine. A three-part prequel anime was produced by Wit Studio, and an anime adaptation began airing on October 8, 2017. A three-part original OVA series by Studio Kafka premiered in September 2021.
Having been ostracized by both her relatives and partially by society, orphaned Japanese high school student Chise Hatori decides to sell herself at an auction in order for somebody else to take her in and have a new place to call home. At the auction in London, she is sold for five million pounds to Elias Ainsworth, a seven-foot-tall humanoid with an animal skull for a head.
The magus, who seems closer to a demon than a human, either brings her the light she desperately seeks or drowns her in ever deeper shadows in her new country, Great Britain. The series deals with a romantic slice-of-life storyline in a surreal and supernatural light.
▍The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Staff & Production
Original Story: Mahoutsukai no Yome by Kore Yamazaki (Published by MAG Garden)
Director: Kazuaki Terasawa
Screenplay: Aya Takahane, Yoko Yonaiyama, Chiaki Nishinaka
Character Design: Hirotaka Kato
Chief Animation Directors: Kohei Tokuoka
Color Design: Yuko Kobari
Art Director: Seiki Tamura
Director of Photography: Asayo Suzuki
CGI Director: Katsuaki Miyaji
Special effects: Chiptune
Editor: Daisuke Imai
Scored by: Junichi Matsumoto
Music Production: FlyingDog
Sound Director: Shoji Hata
Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
Sound Production: Sound team・Don Juan
Animation Production: Studio Kafka
▍The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Cast
■ Chise Hatori – CV: Atsumi Tanezaki
■ Elias Ainsworth – CV: Ryota Takeuchi
■ Ruth – CV: Koki Uchiyama
■ Silky – CV: Aya Endo
■ Lucy Webster – CV: Minami Tsuda
■ Philomela Sergeant – CV: Maki Kawase
■ Rian Scrimgeour – CV: Seiichiro Yamashita
■ Zoe lvy – CV: Daiki Kobayashi
■ Veronica Rickenbacker – CV: Reina Ueda
■ Isaac Farrar – CV: Kotaro Nishiyama
■ Mikhail Renfred – CV: Satoshi Hino
■ Alice – CV: Mutsumi Tamura
■ Violet St. George – CV: Daiki Yamashita
■ Jasmine St. George – CV: Minami Tanaka
■ May Atwood – CV: Mari Uchiyama
■ April Atwood – CV: Miki Natsutani
■ Narcisse Maugham – CV: Kousuke Toriumi
■ Liza Quillyn – CV: Mami Koyama
■ Lizbeth Sergeant – CV: Sayuri Sadaoka