Hana Itoki Performs the Ending Theme for “The Ancient Magus’ Bride”


The ending theme performer has been announced for The Ancient Magus’ Bride, an upcoming TV anime based on the fantasy manga by Kore Yamazaki about a young woman who finds herself apprenticed to and engaged to be married to a powerful, otherworldly sorcerer. 



The ending theme, which is entitled “Kan-cycle-” (“Ring-cycle”), is performed by Hana Itoki. The song will serve as Itoki’s major debut, and it will be published as a single in Japan on November 01, 2017. “Kan-cycle-” is an unreleased song created for an album by the rock band ZABADAK. The song was composed by ZABADAK leader Tomohiko Kira, who passed away in July of 2016 at the age of 56, and arranged by former ZABADAK member Yoko Ueno.



The original The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga is serialized in Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden manga magazine. An English language version of the manga is also published by Seven Seas Entertainment. Crunchyroll currently streams the 2-part prequel OAV series that tell the origins of the main characters of The Ancient Magus’ Bride.



The TV anime adaptation of The Ancient Magus’ Bride is directed by Norihiro Naganuma and features animation by Wit Studio. The series begins broadcasting in Japan on October 07, 2017, and it will also stream on Crunchyroll as part of the Fall 2017 simulcast line-up. Crunchyroll describes the story of The Ancient Magus’ Bride as follows:



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: Net Lab


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