Ancient Top 10 is documentary series that countdowns details on how ancient technology worked, how surprisingly advanced it was, and how it was kind of awesome. Location shooting, CGI, and graphics are pulled from past History series and lists are organized by themes. The stories are augmented by new entries fueled by the History archive.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ancient Top 10 - The Ancient Magus' Bride - Netflix
The Ancient Magus' Bride (魔法使いの嫁, Mahō Tsukai no Yome) is a Japanese fantasy shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki. The series is published in Japan by Mag Garden in its Monthly Comic Garden magazine. The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. Wit Studio produced a three-part prequel OVA of the manga and produced an anime television series adaptation that aired from October 2017 to March 2018.
Ancient Top 10 - Characters - Netflix
Chise Hatori (羽鳥智世, Hatori Chise) Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki (Japanese); Dani Chambers (English) The teenage protagonist and titular character of the story. She is the apprentice and future bride of Elias Ainsworth. Her father and younger brother abandoned the family when she was young, and her mother committed suicide in front of her. Feeling unwanted by her relatives, she sold herself into slavery so that she did not have to worry about anything, with Elias purchasing her. She is a Sleigh Beggy, a special magus who can draw magic from her surroundings and within herself, at the cost of dying young because of the strain on her body, hence why Elias took her in, hoping to prevent her death. She has about three years left to live naturally at most. Elias Ainsworth (エリアス・エインズワース, Eriasu Einzuwāsu) Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi (Japanese); Brian Mathis (English) The Child of Thorns, Chise's master and fiancé, once apprenticed to Master Lindenbaum. A being with both fae and human elements, his origins are a mystery. Known as the Thorn Mage, the other faeries see him as an abomination, something he does not mind. Besides using glamour to hide his appearance, he can control and also turn himself into shadows, and when angry enough, he takes on a more monstrous form. He can even transform his appearance into a human by using his magic powers. Despite claiming to lack human emotions, after some time caring for Chise he has slowly developed a true fondness for her. However, his innate lack of understanding certain human emotions makes Lindenbaum call him a child. One example of this being when Titania and her husband asked about him and Chise having children he felt an “unknown feeling” in his gut he couldn't identify. He dislikes children. He says they do not have magic powers, but they are talented in being able to see the true nature of things, so sometimes he is found out. He is called “Pilum Muralis” by the wizards. In his demonic form, he wears a wolf skull for a mask along with giant goat horns on top of his head and red glowing eyes-(which can change color depending on his emotions); despite being a demon, his hands resemble that of a human's. While in his human form--he has peach colored skin, dark wavy blonde hair, along with gold colored eyes, and takes on a more handsome appearance. Ruth (ルツ, Rutsu) Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English) Introduced in chapter nine, he is Chise's familiar, a black grim who was originally a church guard dog who chased away grave robbers and evil spirits. He was formally called Ulysse (ユリシィ, Yurishī) and used to be owned by Isabel in chapter ten. He thinks of himself as a human, thus able to maintain human form, until he remembers who he is in chapter twelve. He shares a mental link with Chise and considers her a sister. When in his dog form Ruth resembles an Irish Wolfdog, although this form can change much like Elias, sometimes moving in Chise's shadow. Angelica Varley (アンジェリカ・バーレイ, Anjerika Bārei) Voiced by: Yūko Kaida (Japanese); Janelle Lutz (English) Introduced in chapter two, she is an old acquaintance of Elias. She is a witch and a technician of the Magus Craft. She has a daughter named Althea. Her father was a technician of the Magus Craft. Even though her father was a magician, Angelica, who only had the quality of a sorcerer, could not directly learn the ways of her father. She worked hard to find her own method of performing magic. Silver (シルキー, Shirukī, “Silky”) Voiced by: Aya Endō (Japanese); Rachel Glass (English) Introduced in chapter two, she is the fairy landlady of the house where Elias and Chise reside. Originally a banshee (chapter twenty four), she is now silent and takes care of the housekeeping duties in the household. She is protective of Chise and has a strong dislike of Simon Kalm, the village priest, glaring at him when he enters Elias house and wrapping her arms around Chise to protect her. Lindenbaum (リンデル, Rinderu, “Lindel”) Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English) Introduced in chapter three, he is Elias's magician Master, commonly referred as Lindel, lives in the Land of Dragons, the last sanctuary of dragons. He is the caretaker of the dragon’s nest. His title is Echoes, Song of Flowers and has lived for hundreds of years. Leanan Sídhe (リャナン・シー, Ryanan Shī) Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English) Introduced in chapter fourteen, she is a beautiful vampire-like faerie who loves men and gives them talent at the cost of dying young. She had strong feelings for an old man named Joel Garland, but denied that they were in love as love would meant his inevitable death. Unfortunately, her presence was already killing him unintentionally at a slow rate. After learning this, Chise created a remedy that allowed them to see each other one last time (chapter twenty two). After Joel's passing, she tells Chise she will be living in Joel’s garden and will not look for more lovers anymore. She later received the name, Redcurrant (レッドカラント Reddokaranto), as Joel and Chise noted her eyes were the same color as the flower in Joel's Garden. Simon Kalm (サイモン・カラム, Saimon Karamu) Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (drama CD) (Japanese); Tyler Carson (English) Introduced in chapter three, he is the priest of the local church in the town in England where Elias and Chise live and is under assignment by his superiors to keep an eye on Elias. He has a breathing condition that is treated by Elias's medicine. Michael Renfred (ミハイル・レンフレッド, Mihairu Renfureddo) Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese); Jarrod Greene (English) Introduced in chapter six, he is an alchemist who apparently hates Magi and magicians, but at the same time is caring towards his apprentice Alice. He was scarred in the face protecting Alice (chapter twenty seven) and later allowed Cartaphilius to take his left arm as material for an experiment so Alice wouldn't be used instead . He later rebels against Cartaphilius and also becomes interested in finding a way to prevent Chise's premature death. Alice (アリス, Arisu) Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese); Jennifer Green (English) Introduced in chapter six, she is Renfred's apprentice. A former street urchin, drug abuser and drug seller, Renfred discovered her innate magic potential and took her in as an apprentice, hence her devotion towards him. Despite a few rough meetings with Chise, because of their similar circumstances and having been saved by her, she ends up befriending Chise. Cartaphilius (カルタフィルス, Karutafirusu, “Cartaphilus”) Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English) Introduced in chapter six, he actually dislikes the name “Cartaphilius” and prefers to be called Joseph (ヨセフ, Yosefu), and is known also as the Wandering Jew, or the “Magician of the Flow”. He is a mysterious being that looks like a young boy, but is much older, so old that he even refers to Ainsworth as “little boy”. A long time ago, people said that “God’s Son” cast an immortal curse on him for mocking him during the crucifixion, (much like Gestas); it's said his immortality will last until Judgement Day. Holding no clear intention, he’s just a monster that simply does what he feels like and travels around the world experimenting with the living and dead for no clear reason. He has the appearance of a human but the body of a non-human – as seen in chapter eleven when he was struck with a magic bullet. He claims his non-human body experiences constant pain and his one true desire is to be able to live without suffering. Oberon (オベロン, Oberon) Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese); Joel McDonald (English) Introduced in chapter eight, he is the mischievous Faerie King and Titania's husband. He resembles a satyr, with hooves and deer antlers. Titania (ティターニア, Titānia) Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard (English) Introduced in chapter eight, she is the Faerie Queen and Oberon's wife. She looks like a beautiful and buxom woman riding a donkey. Spriggan (スプリガン, Supurigan) Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese); Chris Ryan (English) Introduced in chapter eight, he is Titania and Oberon's bodyguard, who dislikes Elias. He is the one who gave Silver a new purpose and name (chapter twenty four). Rahab (ラハブ, Rahabu) Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese); Lydia Mackay (English) Introduced by Linden as his teacher. She is the person that gave both Linden and Elias their names. Stella Barklem (ステラ・バークレム, Sutera Bākuremu) Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese); Skyler Mclntosh (English) First seen in episode 16 of the anime, and chapter 28 of the manga. She is a friend of Chise and the older sister of Ethan. While visiting her grandparents over Christmas she got in a argument with Ethan, which afterward he ran off into the woods. Then Stella frantically went around town looking for him, but she couldn't find him and strangely everybody but her forgot he existed. Then she ran into Chise and Elias, telling them what happened and begging for their help. They agreed to help, then found that it was Ashen Eye that took Stella's brother. Once they save Ethan, Stella repays Chise and Elias by baking them lots of sweets when she visits her grandparents once a month. Riichi Miura (三浦 理一, Miura Riichi) Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai A librarian who takes care of Chise. He is seen in The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star OVA. Ashen Eye (灰の目, Hai no Me) Voiced by: Jouji Nakata (Japanese); Greg Dulcie (English) Introduced in episode 13 of the anime, he is an ancient fae that gives Chise a magical fox skin that she can use to become a were-animal of her choosing. Ashen Eye is spiteful of humans to the point he will use them to amuse himself. Mariel (マリエル, Marieru) Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English) Chise first is the only one that sees or hears Mariel in Episode 19 at Seth's auction house. We meet Mariel again in the latter half of Episode 20 and find out that she is a witch. Yuuki Hatori (羽鳥 夕輝, Hatori Yuuki) Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (Japanese); Kyle Phillips (English) Chise's father. Back in Japan, he kept their neighbors from prying on them until he and his youngest son Fumiki ran away together; leaving Chise and her mother to fend for themselves. Chika Hatori (羽鳥 智花, Hatori Chika) Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese); Rachel Michelle Thompson (English) Chise and Fumiki's late mother. Originally before her death, she was kind, loving and soft-spoken; she tried protecting her daughter from the creatures that were drawn to her--but after a while, she grew to hate her own daughter. The stress of having to care for Chise tore her apart and decided to end her own life by killing herself in front of Chise. It's implied that in the past, Chise's mother had gone through similar things when she was younger but was able to preservere. The stress of dealing with it again along raising Chise was what made her susceptible to her manipulation and near strangulation of her daughter. Fumiki Hatori (羽鳥 史輝, Hatori Fumiki) Chise's younger brother who mysteriously disappeared with his father. Like the rest of his family, Fumiki has incredible magical energy that in the same vein as his father created a protective barrier around the Hatori family apartment to keep the neighbors away. Akiko Hatori (羽鳥 亜紀子, Hatori Akiko) Voiced by: Aya Hayasawa A distant relative of Chise thorugh marriage, her husband Shouji forced her to take her in to avoid having a negative reputation and raised her along her two sons. However, Akiko was heavily negligent of of Chise and was constantly complaining to her husband due to his business trips; leaving him to not deal with the young mage to be.
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