The Ancient Magus Bride [The Ancient Magus Bride] DVD Complete 1-24 (Japanese
Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, was
sold for five million pounds at an auction to a tall masked gentleman. Abandoned
at a young age and ridiculed by her peers for her unconventional behavior,
she was ready to give herself to any buyer if it meant having a place to
go home to. In chains and on her way to an unknown fate, she hears whispers
from robed men along her path, gossiping and complaining that such a buyer
got his hands on a rare "Sleigh Beggy."
Ignoring the murmurs, the mysterious man leads the girl to a study, where he
reveals himself to be Elias Ainsworth—a magus. After a brief confrontation
and a bit of teleportation magic, the two open their eyes to Elias' picturesque
cottage in rural England. Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful
beings upon her arrival, these events mark the beginning of Chise's story as
the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus.