With the apparent popularity of the ongoing 3-part prequel OVA, Wit Studio recently announced that they will be producing a new TV series adapting Kore Yamazaki’s original manga. Crunchyroll got in on the announcement by stating that they have the rights to simulcast the new TV series and that, not only will it premiere this October, but that it is being produced as a 2-cour anime. Crunchyroll jumping on the streaming rights for The Ancient Magus’ Bride TV anime makes sense as they already had been releasing the OVA series on their site as new episodes were released in Japan.
Kore Yamazaki’s fantasy manga has been a great deal of fun for me to read and Seven Seas Entertainment has been doing a good job translating and bringing over the manga stateside. I’m really looking forward to the TV adaptation and it seems my anticipation for it will be well-founded based on the job that Wit Studio has done so far with the OVA series. I’ll update later in the year on this story when a PV for the new series has been released.
I’ve been pretty bad about keeping up with the news here on Teatime so I’ll be posting some ‘catch-up’ articles over the next week or so. I guess the webcomic and the podcast keep me pretty busy.
So, let’s talk for a minute about Kore Yamazaki’s comic series ‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’. The art is what first pulled me into reading the series and since I found out about it just a few months before Seven Seas Entertainment began publishing the series here in the US, I picked up the first book as soon as it was out. The story is quite charming and I’ve really enjoyed reading the first three books. The fifth volume was just recently released in Japan and with the release came the news that the series would be getting an anime adaptation.
Wit Studio (Attack on Titan) will be animating a three-episode OAD series based on a original story by Yamazaki. One episode will come with each of the future 6th, 7th, and 8th volumes of the series in Japan. The first part will be released on September 10, 2016. I am not caught up with the current Japanese chapters so I’m not sure if the OAD series will be adapting a story from the manga or if it will be an entirely new story written by Yamazaki herself. There is also currently no plan for it to be released internationally.
To announce the new anime project in style, Wit Studio also released a ‘grand PV’ for the series which animates some key moments from the story so far. The animation looks really nice and I am really looking forward to seeing how the three-episode OAD project turns out.
Sources: The Ancient Magus’ Bride Official Site, Crunchyroll.