TWIN ENGINE announced that The Ancient Magus’ Bride will be receiving a second season. The release date is scheduled for April 2023. A new anime preview trailer was released with the announcement.
Kore Yamazaki, the author of the manga series, provided the key visual outline and idea while Kohei Tokuoka drew the new teaser visual. The anime series’ first season debuted in 2017 with animation production by WIT STUDIO. A three-part OAD was released by Studio Kafka in 2021. Studio Kafka is returning as the animation production company for the upcoming second season with the following key staff: Kazuaki Terasawa (The Ancient Magus Bride OAD director) as director, Aya Takaha, Yoko Yonaiyama, and Chiaki Nishinaka as screenplay writers, Hirotaka Kato (The Ancient Magus’ Bride character designer) as character designer, and Junichi Matsumoto as music composer.
The cast will be reprising their roles: Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya from Spy x Family) as Chise Hatori, Ryota Takeuchi as Elias Ainsworth, Kouki Uchiyama as Ruth, Aya Endou as Silky, Satoshi Hino as Mikhail Renfred, Mutsumi Tamura as Alice Swayne.
To date, the manga series has sold over 10 million copies. Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the manga in English.
Crunchyroll describes the first season as:
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!
Source: TWIN ENGINE official YouTube channel