Ancient Magus’ Bride Novels Licensed by Seven Seas

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Seven Seas has announced a license for two light novel tie-ins for Kore Yamazaki’s manga The Ancient Magus’ Bride:

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn — releasing December 11, 2018
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Silver Yarn — releasing March 19, 2019

These will be released in English both as paperbacks and as ebooks. In Japan, they came out in September and October last year. (It looks like there were hardcover editions as well in Japan.)

Both volumes are anthologies of short stories written by a variety of authors, including a couple by Kore Yamazaki herself. Other authors include Yuuichirou Higashide (Fate/Apocrypha) and Yoshinobu Akita (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen). You can find fan-translations of blurbs for each short story via the following Tumblr links:

It sounds like some of the stories will focus on Chise and Elias, while others will focus on some of the side characters.

For those unfamiliar with the manga, it is a fantasy magic series, and currently has eight volumes available in English (also published by Seven Seas). Volume 9 will be out this September.

Synopsis: Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again. The man is a “magus,” a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice–and his bride!

The manga recently had an anime adaptation, which you can watch all 24 episodes of streaming on Crunchyroll.

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