The Old Magician’s Bride is a popular dark fantasy anime series released as one season in 2017. The enchanting world set in rural England and London gained a lot of interest in its first season. However, the original of the series is a manga series like many anime. The original manga has been written and illustrated by Korean Yamazaki since 2013. The anime adaptation was created by White Studio, which has delivered successful content in recent years. We also know the studio from popular anime series such as Seraph of the end and Vinland Saga† The crunchy rolls Licensed anime was originally published by AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, TVS, CTC, BS11, HBC local broadcasters from October 7, 2017 to March 24, 2018. After the first season of 24 episodes, additional OVA episodes or other season have not met the public. Fans are eager for a second season despite the passage of time. So will the anime get a second season?
What is the storyline of the anime?
Chise Hatori is a person who is tired of life and wants to die. She doesn’t want to do anything for herself. But she is actually a Slay Vega type wizard, which is rare and has a powerful magical power. Still, she is going up for auction, not against those who take advantage of this situation and want to sell her. Elias Ainsworth, who bought Chise, is half human and half wizard. Elias tells her that he wants to make him his wife. But he also thinks he can learn a lot from Chise. There will be several events that touch human feelings between the two, which will come together strangely, and both characters will be in a very different position from where they started.
Chise is a character crushed under the burden of the past. We understand this from the first chapter. Therefore, it is not easy to look to the future with hope for her. Elias, who lends Chise a helping hand, is an old wizard who feels neither with humans nor wizards because he is half a wizard. He seems to have doomed himself to loneliness, but if he wants to help Chise, he doesn’t hesitate to ask her for help. It’s up to Chise to remind Elias, whose human feelings are dulled despite his human side, to remember these feelings.
While all this is happening, we encounter various creatures of the magical world. In 24 chapters we come across many different spells and wizards, from dragons to fairies, from forest wizards to wizards. We also notice Chise’s desire to help everyone but herself. Helping Chise is largely up to Elias. For although he is very valuable as Slay Vega and a very powerful wizard, Chise is both ignorant in this area and a rather weak body.
Will there be a second season of The Ancient Magus’ Bride?
From December 12, 2021licensors, Wit Studio or any other company related to the anime don’t have that yet renewed the series for a second season† The elapsed time may dampen hopes for a new season, but don’t worry. Long periods before a new season are common in the anime world. The series finale aired in March 2018 and no official announcement has been made as of yet. Although two new spin-off manga series have been announced in recent years, there is nothing for the anime season from official channels. We will speculate about the second season by evaluating some key factors that influence the probability of the second season. These are popularity, source material adequacy, disc sales, etc.
Option for second season in terms of manga status
As we said at the beginning of the article, The Ancient Magus’ Bride anime is an adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by the Korean Yamazaki. The manga series, published by Mag Garden, was first published on November 30, 2013 in Monthly Comic Blade. The anime, which continues its broadcast in Monthly Comic Garden, consists of 16 parts and is still ongoing.
Manga is the main source material of the anime, so the fact that it continues is good news for us to see new seasons. Consisting of 16 parts in total, the first 9 parts of the manga were adapted from the first season of the anime. The fact that it consists of 24 episodes and has a fast story is one of the reasons for using too much volume. In terms of resource adequacy, a few more manga volumes are needed for a new season. However, as the manga continues to air, there will be plenty of stock material for a second season in the future.
Disc sales (BluRay and DVD) of the anime’s first season
Disc sales are very important for anime. Unless the decision-making committee deems a second season to be profitable, it’s hard to see a second season, and disc sales have a direct bearing on this decision. In general, an anime is expected to sell on average € 4,000 copies to order the new season. Below you will find the CD sales in the first season of The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
Part 01: Total 7,043
Part 02: Total 6.550
Volume 03: Total 5,994
Part 04: Total 5,900
Average turnover: 6.371
As you can see, anime sales are above the profit threshold, and a second season seems very likely in terms of disc sales.
It has been announced that the 3-part OVA called “The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Boy From the West and the Knight of the Mountain Haze” will be presented to followers with the new volumes of the manga. The other two parts of the OVA series, of which the first episode appeared together with the bundle in September, will appear together with the 17th and 18th volumes. As for the new season, it is hopeful to see that the series is still very much alive.
Season 2 Chance of The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Good Reviews (8.08 on MA, 7.8 on IMDb)
Success in disc sales
Ongoing manga series
Good Manga Sales (3+ million copies in print)
Only one season
No big distributor or extra income
No extension since 2018
When is the second season of the anime?
The series has not yet been renewed for a second seasonbut we will see a second season with a 60% chance as a result of the above assessment. The disc sales were very successful, and other than that, the popularity of the anime in online streaming services is OK. Anime ranks 170th in Myanimelist’s popularity ranking and is being discovered by new viewers every day, and Google search data also shows that the anime has an acceptably good search volume. We also think that White Studio won’t say no to another season decision. The Old Magician’s Bride is one of the studio’s popular series. At the moment, however, the manga does not provide enough source material to create a new season, and it is estimated that the stock material for the second season will be completed in 2022. When the production time is taken into account, we can see a new season at the earliest in 2023† Until then, we advise you to watch Seraph of the end from the same studio and Boogie pop and others in the dark fantasy genre.