The Ancient Magus' Bride Manga Volume 1
About The Ancient Magus' Bride Manga Volume 1
The Ancient Magus' Bride volume 1 features story and art by Kore Yamazaki.
Enter the Magician's Apprentice
Her name is Chise Hatori, a penniless orphan troubled by visions. Sold as a slave to an inhuman mage, she is about to begin a strange new life, filled with magic, fairies, and other being of a fantastical nature.
Ratings & Reviews
Not a Shoujo manga
by Ty -
First of all, this is not a Shoujo manga, despite having a main female character. The manga is published in a shounen magazine, so it targets teenager boys.
The art is amazing, the world building is fantastic. I would put this manga in fantasy/action/romance categories. If you like European fairy tale, you would love this series.
A Modern Fantasy
A manga that is a bit off beat to me. It is slightly romantic but not overly doing it or making it at sicking levels. The two main characters are learning from each other to a fantasy setting. The main male is still learning about human culture and emotions and the main female lead is helping him. While he is teaching her how to control her powers.
Right now the big bad hasn't really made a major mark or done anything massive yet. Though it is slowly building up to that point. But now, in my opinion, is character driven right now but that could change in the future.
I recommend to those who like modern fantasy story with some romantic undertones
This manga has so much potential just from reading the first volume. The art was on point for a story of this caliber. You have all these fantasy elements included with the supernatural creatures to the magician. The truth of the matter is that you can't go wrong buying this volume.
A Wholly Satisfying Manga
by Mr Eclect
This series is a 'Romance' in the 19th century usage of the word--a highly imaginative story with wonder,mystery,beauty,humor,and even horror. To put it another way,it will stir you,and leave you anxious for the next volume.
The premise: Chise is a young girl sold at a black market auction to Elias, a mage with a bizarre-looking skeletal head. Upon taking her to his cottage in the British Isles, he informs her that she will become his apprentice, and eventually,his bride. From there, the first volume touches on the role of magic and alchemy in the modern world,dragons,fey,and a visit to the village of Ulthar (any HP Lovecraft fans will know this place).
Kore Yamazaki is creating a fascinating story with great artwork and intriguing characters--we'll learn more of Chise and Elias as time goes on. Hopefully you're intrigued enough to try it for yourself!
A modern fairytale
by Au-chan -
When I first saw the cover for this series it intrigued me. And it didn't disappoint. The art is gorgeous. It's a modern fairytale, filled with magic, mystery, and at times suspense. For me while reading I couldn't wait to get started on the next book.
There's a touch of romance, and it's surrounded in mystery to who our main male character is, Elias. All we know is that he has bought Chise, and for what reasons.
Get lost in the magic that is the Ancient Magus' Bride, it's definitely worth it.
Real Irish Gaelic, real Manx, real pagan tradition!
by MICHAEL -
“The Ancient Magus’ Bride” is the most brilliant manga I’ve read in years. Manga-ka Kore Yamazaki can apparently read English, judging by what he (she?) says in an _omake_, and it shows. Luckily for us, some unsung hero at Seven Seas actually did the research necessary to render into correctly spelled Irish Gaelic (and Manx!) the terms Yamazake-san rendered in katakana in the original, so the entire work flows seamlessly into, through and around the European fairy and pagan tradition.
Folks, this ain’t Dragonball. This is a thoughtful, warm, effective and emotional work, about people (and non-people) one would dearly love to meet.
This was much better than I expected. The world building and art are to die for. I'll be getting the whole series.
A Competent if Conventional Fantasy Manga
by EBK -
While a certain element of the plot may prove a tad squicky in the consent department to some readers, it's a thankfully minor element in a volume that otherwise lavishes winsome art and typical but competently executed fantasy trappings upon the reader. While it raises a number of questions and provides few answers, it's a convincing introduction to its world with a cliffhanger that promises more solid plot development in future volumes. It's charming if you enjoy fantasy manga.
The actual book feels solid with pages thick enough I sometimes mistook one page for two. The text isn't littered with translation notes or honorifics, either. It's a good effort from Seven Seas.
Manga to check out!!
I like the start at this series its pretty interesting!!! I cant wait to read the next one!!
by Brian -
magic meets modern in this tale of an unknown creature taking on an apprentice doomed to die young but with almost unlimited power.
by Cal -
An intriguing and sometimes terrifying fantasy world brought to life through a series of gorgeous vignettes. Great chemistry between the two leads as they navigate their problematic relationship. Highly recommended.
As Warm as Sitting in Front of a Fireplace on a Cold Winter Night
by Jessica -
For a very long time, I was searching for a good fantasy manga. I used to love the fantasy genre but I just never was satisfied on what I found until now. I love the creatures, the lore, the magic and most of all the characters. Chise is super relatable and Elias is a bit frightening at first but his cute face he makes every once in a while made me warm up to him. I highly recommend this to anyone trying something new.
A surprisingly lovely fantasy manga
by Sigrid -
The artwork is very lovely and the story is filled with wonderful magical charm that is not overdone. It draws on ancient traditions of the English Isles which makes it even more appealing. The characters are well developed, and draw you in, making you want to find out more about their past. Although I do not often dwell on fantasy manga, this one is the real deal and I am eagerly awaiting my RightStuf! package with volumes 3-5!