Manga: Magi – Labyrinth of Magic
My king, if you wished for it, you could have great fortune, rule over countless stars and planets, or even live forever. You could have anything you wanted. Now, what is it you desire most...?
An Arabian Nights
-themed manga by Shinobu Ohtaka, the author of Sumomo Mo Momo Mo
Aladdin is a Cheerful Child
who's partial to pretty ladies. He's travelling in a dangerous world full of bandits and monsters, but that's okay—his magic flute summons a huge, muscular Djinn
named Ugo. Ugo happens to be missing his head at the moment, but this doesn't seem to stop him from casually tossing aside any threats (although he also tends to scare the crap
out of whomever Aladdin is trying to protect...) However, summoning Ugo does a number on Aladdin's stamina
, requiring him to sleep for a while, so they have to be a little careful.
In their travels they meet Alibaba, a young man who dreams of getting filthy rich by Dungeon Crawling
. See, in this land, dungeons periodically appear out of nowhere: mysterious, seemingly extra-dimensional spaces full of monsters, traps — and fabulous treasures. Realizing that Ugo would mitigate a lot of the dangers, Alibaba quickly befriends Aladdin and persuades him to go exploring a dungeon in the middle of the nearby City of Adventure
As they charge into unknown peril, encountering allies and powerful foes, Aladdin encounters other Djinn and discovers that he may be The Chosen One
An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures
aired as a part of the Fall 2012 Anime
, with a second season airing in Fall 2013
. American viewers may watch this at Crunchyroll.
The English dub of the first season is being broadcast on Neon Alley
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