The official Twitter account for Kore Yamazaki’s Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride) series has announced that the manga will be entering a hiatus for another month. The 75th chapter was scheduled to release in the March issue of Mag Garden’s Monthly Comic Garden magazine. The reason for the hiatus is due to a new production process, the Twitter account assured fans that Yamazaki-san is not sick and that the manuscript for the 75th chapter is already complete.
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.