The second season of The Ancient Magus Bride (Mahoutsukai no Yome) will premiere this April as part of the Spring 2023 anime season.
The Ancient Magus Bride season 2 will premiere on April 6. The series follows a young woman named Chise Hatori whose family abandoned her.
Instead of killing herself, she’s persuaded to sell herself into slavery to find a home and is bought by the mage Elias Ainsworth to be his apprentice and bride.
Here’s a rundown on the series, plus a trailer for the second season of The Ancient Magus Bride below:
Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior, she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to go home to.
In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer got his hands on a rare “Sleigh Beggy.”
Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias’ picturesque cottage in rural England.
Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise’s story as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.