The Ancient Magus' Bride

10 Worst Episodes of The Ancient Magus' Bride

Fifteen-year-old Chise has nothing and no one to live for. But that changes when she becomes the apprentice and future wife of inhuman mage, Elias.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E1

#10 - April showers bring May flowers. (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Having given up on life, 15-year-old Chise Hatori sells herself at an underground auction, where she is bought by Elias Ainsworth, a not-quite-human mage, for 5 million pounds. She learns that he intends for her to be his future bride, and her world begins to change.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 209 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E16

#9 - God's mill grinds slow but sure. (Season 1 - Episode 16)


Christmas is coming up. Alice invites Chise out to London, where they hang out together and go gift shopping for Renfred and Elias.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 99 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E20

#8 - You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. (Season 1 - Episode 20)

As the dragon rampages, Elias tells Chise they must absorb the dragon’s magic in order to stop it. This leaves Chise in a predicament as Elias becomes unable to help.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 101 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E23

#7 - Nothing seek, nothing find. (Season 1 - Episode 23)


Elias earns the help of many, and they form a search party for Chise. Meanwhile, Chise and Cartaphilus relive his past together.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 98 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E17

#6 - Look before you leap. (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Stella, a young girl Chise encountered while Christmas shopping, finds that her brother, Ethan, has gone missing and her parents have forgotten he exists.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 98 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E18

#5 - Forgive and forget. (Season 1 - Episode 18)


Stella visits Chise with her payment of sweets. Elias, irritated by and jealous of Stella, runs away. Chise finds him hiding in a shadow but becomes worried as he restrains her and seems to want to eat her.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 99 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E2

#4 - One today is worth two tomorrows. (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Few people know the truth about the bookstore on the outskirts of London that Elias frequents. He takes Chise there, where they meet Angelica, who teaches Chise a little bit of magic, but... The true power of the Sleigh Beggy materializes a fragment of Chise's memories.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 190 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E4

#3 - Everything must have a beginning. (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Long ago, the humans and cats of Ulthar, city of cats, were struck by a great tragedy. For generations, the souls of those who were at the center of this tragedy have been sealed away by the king of cats. Chise and Elias travel to Ulthar in order to complete Simon's second task: to purify the spirits that remain.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 152 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E6

#2 - The Faerie Queene. (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Chise is deep in thought as she watches the souls return to where they'd belonged all along. More than ten days have passed since the incident at Ulthar, but she is still in a deep sleep. Elias and Simon stand worriedly by her side, when they are met by two unexpected guests: Titania, Queen of Fairies, Lord of Tír na nÓg.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 138 votes.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - S1E10

#1 - We live and learn. (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Chise and Selkie climb aboard a dragon's back to meet Lindel, to have her own mage's staff made. Frustrated by Chise's acceptance of her being kept as a pet by Elias, he describes the time he found Elias in the darkness. Meanwhile, Elias, who had stayed at home by himself, receives a letter from a sorcerer's college.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 127 votes.

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