“A Tragic Story”
This is a 3 part OVA/movie prequel to the show The Ancient Magus’ Bride currently airing. It explains the life of the main character before the events of the main show I’ll be focusing on the past bits here and talk about the main series at a later time.
The story starts off with this girl named Chise Hatori a little redhead girl who can see spirits, the spirits resemble what you would see in Studio Ghibli movies, which isn’t a bad thing.
It Now this kid’s life SUCKS, her mom is dead and she gets adopted by her aunt and uncle who I have mixed feelings about. Let me explain, I was taught as a kid to put family first as I imagine most of you have been, I can’t imagine abandoning your niece because she’s as far as you know she’s a little off. The fact that’s an option irritates the hell out of me! I just don’t feel like that’s realistic.
Chise as a character is a bit plain, but by the end, I still wanted to know more about and the world she lived in. I find the art really well done the mix between modern and spiritual is really cool. I especially liked the library with all the fuzzy spirits running around.
Overall I really liked this little tragic story and look forward to watching the main series. If it’s anything like this I’ll enjoy it.
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