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At first glance, Magi might look like just another anime which uses fairy tales by borrowing stories from 1001 Nights. The animation and character design also seem a little bit childish. But all these claims will get blown to water as the series starts exploring broader topics using twisted psychology of what’s right and wrong. The anime perfectly packs the battle shonen theme with a vast universe.
Magi starts with a like-hearted theme in the first few episodes but quickly moves to serious stuff with careful pacing. The series has fantastic world-building ranging from different countries to kingdoms. The story and character development are so good that you can even compare it with Full Metal Alchemist.
If you are planning to watch Magi, then watch it according to this order.
Magi Watch Order:
01. Magi: Adventure of Sinbad
Alternate Title: Magi: Sinbad no Bouken
Stream/Buy On: Netflix
Note: While Adventure of Sinbad was aired after the other two seasons, it is still recommended to watch it chronologically instead of the broadcast order. The chronological order gives context on major characters that get introduced in The Kingdom of Magic season.
02. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
03. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Magi is an action fantasy anime series directed by Koji Masunari and produced by studio A-1 Pictures. The anime is an adaptation of award-winning manga series written and drawn by Shinobu Ohtaka.
Synopsis: There are several mysterious labyrinths around the world, holding incredible treasures. The rumors are that the most powerful magician called Magi is responsible for creating these labyrinths. Magi are beings who are blessed by the magic and guide kings to build their empire. Anyone who conquers the labyrinths also gets the immense power of Djinn’s and are considered candidates for a potential king to rule the world.
Aladdin is a young magi who spent his life in isolation learning from his mentor, a Djinn named Ugo. Now he is ready to explore the outside world to learn more about magic and reason for his existence. In the fate of events, Aladdin meets a young boy named Alibaba Saluja and ends up breaking a merchant’s supply cart. To payback, the merchant Alibaba suggests Aladdin about conquering a nearby labyrinth. This single decision is going to change the entire world.
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