The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1 by Kore Yamazaki

The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1

Enter the Magician's ApprenticeHer 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.

Details The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1

TitleThe Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1
Release DateMay 12th, 2015
PublisherSeven Seas
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Romance, Magic, Comics

Reviews The Ancient Magus' Bride, Vol. 1

  • Mary
    "It's true that the world in which you grew up was not kind...but it was not your enemy. There's already a key in the lock that holds you. All you need do now is open it."Wow. If you like Harry Potter or A Darker Shade of Magic or anything with a fantastical twist that delves deep into folklore, the surreal and makes you want to live there, this is the manga-or book-for you.Chise Hatori has lived a life of solitude. No one loves her. Her parent...
  • Lois Bujold
    OK, this... is what I get for browsing Amazon after midnight when the gremlins are abroad, but anyway, this one is intriguing. I was looking for a counter to the latest very shonen thing I'd read, and this was.Someone once said the two ur-models for romance are Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast and this tale falls squarely into the second camp. It is also, I suspect, informed by the The Tale of Genji romance model, less known in the West. Some ...
  • Victoria ♡
    Oh wow I'm really loving this concept! Good strong first volume and I feel like there was a good amount of plot to go with the character introductions. Definitely makes me wanna start the anime sooner...
  • Sara Bow
    Die Zeichnungen fand ich super - vor allem Elias hat mir sehr gut gefallen..allerdings war die Story leider nichts..alles irgendwie durcheinander und es kam mir vor, als hätte ein Kind es geschrieben..teilweise war es, als würden Seiten fehlen oder es ist einfach wahnsinnig schlecht übersetzt..für mich leider ein FLOP
  • Shaikhah
    I loved it and I do wonder what will happen next :)
  • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
    The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1 was a nice start. I liked it, but wasn’t overly wow’d. I do plan to continue the series and see where things go. The thing that got to me was the young girl in the situation she is in. I think a lot of manga take this route.What we have is a 15-year-old prisoner bride situation. The bone-headed mage bought her, for reasons we haven’t yet figured out. I’m happy that he hasn’t done anything other then gi...
  • Lauren
    4.5 starsPhew! That was certainly unusual. *scratches head* I really enjoyed this!! The Ancient Magus' Bride is unlike any manga I've read before (please note: I have not read much manga but the general consensus is that this is somewhat different to the rest). It's fantastical, magical, and at times, slightly confusing. It tells the story of Chise, a girl who is bought by Elias Ainsworth (the bone-headed creature) from a slave auction, and who i...
  • Věra Škodová
    Reakce po okamžitém dočtení (zoufalé zprávy úžasné Vendee, co mi dala vědět, že něco takového u nás fakt vychází):ach ku*va :))mám dočtenoco budu dělat se svým životem, o božeJÁ POTŘEBUJU VĚDĚT, CO JE DÁLPOTŘEBUJU VÍC ACTION MEZI ČISE A ČARODĚJEMO BOŽE, O BOŽE, O BOŽEONI ZVLÁDNOU TU OBJEDNÁVKU EXPEDOVAT AŽ 2.5. KVŮLI DEBILNÍMU STÁTNÍMU SVÁTKU, PAČ TA PŘEDOBJEDNÁVKA VYCHÁZÍ NA PODĚLANÝ KONEC DUBNA...
  • Crystal
    Characters and settings are well drawn; the magical lore, exciting. I would be more supportive if not for the circumstances of Chise's new life. Being an ancient, nonhuman mage doesn't excuse 15-year-old prisoner bride situations. Chise's father is gone, mother dead, and relatives cruel and greedy. Her natural abilities seem to alienate her from modern society and she has sunk into such a state of lost depression--as a neglected, abandoned child-...
  • Amanda Kratz
    So this is really my first experience with any type of Manga. I did enjoy but I think I’m missing some understanding. I think there is a lot of reading between the lines of learning the facial expressions of the characters that I still have to learn.I feel this story is really jumpy. It was hard for me to follow, but again that maybe just me not being used to this writing style. The story that there however is very interesting and intriguing.Yo...
  • Ana Luisa
    Esa portada tan interesante...Esa historia y sinopsis extraña...Totalmente enamorada de este manga. Cuando creía que Chihayafuru sería el único manga bueno de año, llega The Ancient Magus' Bride a decir "quítate, que ahí te voy". Una grata sorpresa me he llevado con este manga que es reciente porque apenas lleva 26 capítulos publicados (tomando en cuenta la fecha de la reseña), pero les puedo decir que me tiene impresionada. La historia ...
  • Sarah ~Sehrenity~
    This is an odd little story, and I'm not sure how to rate it yet. I really like the unique magical world, and the feel of the story reminds me very much of Natsume's Book of Friends. There are parts of it, though, that feel really odd. I'm interested in where this goes, though, so I'm definitely picking up volume 2.
  • Rebecca
    I really enjoyed this one. It's probably the darkest manga I've read and it's quite odd, but I couldn't stop reading. There's magic, dragons and talking cats, so that's cool! I liked the protagonist and I'm intrigued to see where the story goes from here, especially with that ending. Bring on volume 2!
  • Sally ☾
    Absolutely gorgeous.The story is creepy and weird, but magical and wonderful and beautiful at the same time.Watching the anime at the moment, but I cannot wait to continue!
  • Laura
    Einfach sooo toll gezeichnet und ich bin total gespannt auf den Fortgang der Story!
  • Vendea
    Čarodějova nevěsta je prostě moje srdcovka. Anime jsem zhltla na jedno posezení, pobrečela si... Chise a Eliase naprosto zbožňuju a vracet se k nim v podobě mangy je pohádka. Pokud hledáte nějakou mangu, s kterou začít a nechcete nic tolik akčního, Nevěsta je na to boží. Fantasy, magie, víly, trocha lásky... 5/5*
  • Jasmine
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  • Dana
    THIS REVIEW IS FOR ALL VOLUMES (currently: 1-8) READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.Excuse me, but how dare this manga rip out my heart and feast on it.I haven't been this obsessed with a manga in a WHILE. I'd heard fantastic things about the anime and so I thought I'd give it a try. From the moment I started, I was hooked. I sped through all 8 volumes in two days. Okay please tell me how I am immensely attracted to a man with a skull for a head???? HOW??? But...
  • Brandy
    Hmmmm. My first manga read for a challenge. I clearly could not afford to be a manga reader. $13 for a story that takes maybe an hour to two to finish. I read this for a challenge. It's a lot of world building and honestly, a lot of character introductions but not a lot happens. I like beauty and the beast type romances so I tried a beauty and the beast manga, and maybe if I read all of them it would be good but I didn't find the first book all t...
  • Mark Pocha
    Sám neviem, čo ma po rokoch priviedlo práve k tejto mange - asi otázka, ako tvorcovia adaptovali klasický motív "panna a netvor" do tohto žánru. A veru, vyšlo im to na výbornú! Je to zábavná jazda od samého začiatku, v pozvoľnom tempe, s množstvom milých postavičiek, navyše tak trochu šmrncnutá Harrym Potterom... A ešte aj s určitým nádychom melanchólie. Super!
  • Patty
    ** 4.5 stars **
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more manga and graphic novel reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...We first meet Chise, chained by the neck and wrists being passed over to her new owner, a bone-headed mage whose name she learns later is Elias. A penniless orphan sold on the black market she learns about herself, the magical world filled with fairies and other fantastical creatures as well as what it means to be a part of a family. Her new life as a mage's apprentice is ...
  • Michelle Elizabeth
    Finished this after a second attempt because the anime seemed not to be showing many signs of what bothered me initially (see original review attached at the very bottom). I still feel a bit creeped out over the early bath scene, and I'm not entirely comfortable with the relationship between Chise and Elias, but their world is an intriguing one, even if I never want to be in a romantic relationship like theirs.You want to know what actually sold ...
  • Eristina
    It's not so bad but I find it boring.
  • Miya
    Such a lovely and wonderful Manga. I was intrigued by the Cover and Name and wasn‘t let down. The Style and Story is simply amazing, it‘s really fascinating. I love how detailed everything is drawn and that you get a very deep insight in the world Kore Yamazaki created here. I‘m excited to see what will happen in the second Manga. ...ah! And I also loved the cute Scribbles from the drawer between the Chapters.
  • Frances
    I love the richness of the fantasy world, it’s beautiful. It’s only the first volume, but my heart tugged in the dragon chapter. That dragon’s death was sad yet it was meant to happen and he accepted it as an equally important part of his existence. I want to cherish that forever, and make it serve as a reminder for me not to fear death. After all, ‘the new age belongs to the new generation’.
  • Melissa Stacy
    A fifteen-year-old girl is sold at a slave market, bought by an ancient (and super magical) pervert who intends to marry her. This magical pedophile has an animal skull for a head, which is never explained in the book, but after he rips off the girl's clothes in a semi-violent bathing scene, he decides that it's an excellent time to announce he will marry her. Published in 2014, I became aware of this book because "The Ancient Magus' Bride" has b...
  • Sanaa
    [3.5 Stars] This was a really fun and magical start to a manga series. There is some darkness there for sure, and I think I liked that even more. I can tell there is going to be so much to come. So many lovely dark and bright and sad and happy stories. This reminded me a little bit of XXXholic. Not sure why, but it had a similar tone in my opinion. The one thing that did rub me the wrong way ever so slightly is the whole bride thing. Like really?...
  • Monse
    4.5 La trama va un poco rápida, a veces da giros de 360 y hay varias incógnitas, pero atrapa desde el primer instante. Solo espero que mejore un poco la forma loca en que se narra, ¿o será así xD? La verdad me esta gustando un poco más el anime, lo narran mejor y se le entiende más en algunas partes.
  • Allie
    a whole island of cats? who talk? sign me the fuck up