Chise Hitori was a child nobody wanted. Told by her own mother that she should never have been born and passed from one neglectful guardian to the next, the young girl has grown up feeling lost, hopeless and emotionally numb. At age fifteen she sells herself into slavery, desperate for a home where somebody- anybody- actually wants her to be there, and is purchased by a mysterious being with a skull for a head. He whisks Chise off to his home in England and introduces her to a world of talking animals, dragons and faeries, declaring that she is to become his apprentice in magic... and also his bride!
April showers bring May flowers
One today is worth two tomorrows
The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead
Everything must have a beginning
Love conquers all
The Faerie Queene
Talk of the devil, and he is sure to appear.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
None so deaf as those who will not hear
We live and learn
Lovers ever run before the clock
Better to ask the way than go astray
So... I'm not alone here, right? The Ancient Magus' Bride, winner of Crunchyroll's Best Drama 2017 award (despite not having finished airing... jumping the gun much?), darling to critics and anime viewers everywhere... it's not actually THAT good? Right? Guys? Now it would be very poor form to just leave it at a pithy declaration of cynicism, so I'll elaborate; TAMB has a number of interesting elements... read more
The Ancient Magus' Bride. An anime that set up one of the best drawn universes I've ever seen with nearly flawless animation & sound.. Just to fall flat on their face following up and ending it. Every grimy detail (where the devil lies) that the series set out to always show and explain to you is ALWAYS extremely brief and vague which becomes more obscene later when they try to sloppily fill these details... read more
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