The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1 by Kore Yamazaki | Manga Review #12

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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 beings of a fantastical nature.

Adrienne Beck (Translator)


As per usual (as it seems to be), I’ve started watching the anime, before I read the first manga book.

I’m actually surprised that the anime had the characters’ likeness’s so well. I know that there are a few manga-to-anime stories in which the anime has taken a few liberties on the actual story.

What I liked about The Ancient Magus’ Bride is that the story flows really well, and, for the most part, is to the point. I like that in this first volume I saw something that I didn’t see in the anime. I can’t pinpoint it exactly, but it’s there.

I like that in the manga there are a few tidbits here and there where the other characters in the story get some focal time. I like knowing characters’ backstories, or even little scenes in which they star.

Overall, the story started off in a way that I didn’t think it would. The start was very blunt (the anime was still blunt, but there’s a rounded edge to it that the manga doesn’t have).

The only thing that I don’t like is that Elias is soooo old and Chise (in the manga) is only 15.

I give The Ancient Magus’ Bride 3 of 5 stars on GoodReads.

Have you watched, or read, The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Happy Reading!
Adele

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