And i’ve seen only an episode *roaring laughter*
I did a 6 anime to look forward to this season article a little earlier and Mahoutsukai no Yome was on that list, what i didn’t know was that there was a prequel called Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito.
It’s just 3 episodes and it came out last season. So in anticipation of the main series i decided to give the prequel a try– and boy did it blow my mind!
I’m still watching, but this is a beautiful anime. The animation is amazing, the music is ethereal and the ambience is one that’s magical. I love fantasy anime, but most of the ones i’ve seen deal with action and so on, this, on the other hand, is more subtle. The world is a beautiful one, the magical creatures are fascinating and the magic itself is charming (no pun intended)
Speaking of the magic, what i saw of it that made me like it is the fact that it didn’t feel like a mutant power. A lot of magical related anime series treat magic as some sort of magical power that the user just has and can fire at will as opposed to an exercise in discipline and will. It’s one of the reasons i loved Flying Witch so much and it’s one of the reasons i’m going to love Mahoutsukai no Yome.
The synopsis found on MAL reads; Hatori Chise, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money—not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife. She moves on with her new and peaceful life, slowly but surely, until one day, when she finds a Japanese picture book among the many sent to her from London by Angelica. It is a fateful book that discovered her in her younger years, when she was still troubled and lonely. This piece is a prequel to Chise’s encounter with the Thorn Sorcerer.
I like the characters, especially Ruth with his hair (cos it reminds me of Urahara). I haven’t watched enough to fall in love with anyone in particular but i highly recommend you see this prequel before you move on to the main series.