English: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Japanese: マギ The labyrinth of magic
Oct 7, 2012 to Mar 31, 2013
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe story follows the travels of a boy named Aladdin around a strange land in which mysterious ruins called dungeons are said to house priceless treasures. Aladdin meets a friend, Alibaba, who strives to conquer a dungeon and obtain its treasures. Through all the meetings and partings he experiences along the way, Aladdin will also learn of his own fate...
BackgroundMagi: The Labyrinth of Magic was the first Shounen Sunday manga adaptation in 45 years to be aired by Mainichi Broadcasting since Osomatsu-kun ended its broadcast n 1967.
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Opening Theme#1: "V.I.P" by SID (eps 1-12)
#2: "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de (瞬く星の下で)" by Porno Graffitti (eps 13-24)
Ending Theme#1: "Yubi Bouenkyou (指望遠鏡)" by Nogizaka 46 (eps 1-12)
#2: "The Bravery" by supercell (eps 13-24)
#3: "Matataku Hoshi no Shita de (瞬く星の下で)" by Porno Graffitti (ep 25)
This is the script for my video-review of the show over on youtube, so if you don't wanna read it, listen to me talk about it!
Magi is a shounen fantasy adventure, but this time, it's one borrowing not only themes from the arabian one-thousand and one nights, but many other countries as well!
It is based on an ongoing manga by author Ohtaka Shinobu and was adapted as 2 TV series spanning 25 episodes each.
The adaptation by A1-Pictures contains the first 110 chapters of the manga, staying mostly true to the source material, was directed by Masunari Koji and aired in Fall 2012.
In Magi's world, several so-called dungeons appeared throughout the lands years ago.
Filled with tons of treasures and magic items, the strongest being "djinn vessels", many young adventurers tried to conquer them, with only a handful of the strongest ever returning alive.
In the desert city of Quichan, our protagonist Alibaba works hard earning enough money to one day conquer the local dungeon "Amon", fulfilling his wish of becoming rich.
Here, he meets the young and mysterious boy Aladdin, who doesn't understand how the world works and therefore gets Alibaba in all kinds of trouble with his boss, all while having to swallow his pride.
When an accident happens while transporting wine to another city and a big desert monster threatens to eat a child alive, Aladdin gets impressed by Alibaba, who can't just stand by and watch.
The two of them then decide to venture into the unknown, as they are responsible for the loss of the wine and in big debt, and go to conquer Amon!
From the beginning on, the series shows us that Alibaba isn't your usual shounen protagonist who's just brawns and no brains, as he knows what he has to do and seems knowledgable in a few uncommon territories, recognizing the monster in the desert or being able to decypher a foreign language.
The anime's third arc, which focuses more on his background, makes perfect sense of all this and places Alibaba somewhere far up near the top when talking about good shounen characters.
Aladdin on the other hand stays mysterious for a long time, and while he isn't a well-rounded character from the beginning, he gets to learn quite a lot from the people he meets and has pretty good reasoning, even though many of his actions only motivation is "For my friend Alibaba!"
Then there's Morgiana, a red-haired slave girl from the very strong, southern tribe called "Fanalis", designwise seemingly inspired by the egyptians. She is hands-down the best thing in existence.
While the show is generally missing a few good female characters, Morgiana would take the place of best girl no matter how perfect the others could be! JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE!
In the beginning, she follows our male protagonists only out of thankfulness for freeing her, but soon, she evolves into their friend, making these 3 characters a really good team.
As for other important characters, there's Sinbad, also called "Sinworst", which is true.
He's introduced as a pretty laid-back, but powerful man, having conquered not one, but seven dungeons in his life-time.
He's not having that much of a formed character during this season, but he is more important for the future of the franchise.
Similarily, Judar, a black-haired mage working for Kou, a big empire in the east inspired by chinese history, seems like a normal "bad guy", but does have some signs of there being a reason for why he is how he is.
Hakuryuu, a prince of that Kou empire, is important for the future of the series as well, but already has relevance in the second half of the first season, where he's getting a decent character, not on the level of Alibaba and Aladdin, but by far enough to impress me.
The secondary characters sadly go nowhere out of the ordinary, with the only ones worth mentioning for me being the grandmother of the Kouga tribe and Hakuryuu's sister, Hakuei.
The first serving as a mentor for Aladdin, teaching him what life means and how you have to deal with putting your life on the line in a fight.
The later mostly introducing the Kou empire and showing that it isn't full of bad people and that their goal isn't just to conquer the world, but to actually unify it and create one peaceful country.
The several antagonists introduced in each arc have some reasoning behind their actions, but are generally more mid-tier, but the important ones are really not bad characters.
The animation is really the thing that makes me completely disappointed of the adaptation.
The quality drops so hard that the second half wasn't really enjoyable anymore, and after having read the manga, I wanted to watch the show just to see Morgiana dance.
Yes, I am salty because it didn't look like shown in the second opening, but still, the animation has no positive points, and except for a few scenes, the first half doesn't stand out either.
The actual artstyle though is kinda interesting, as the different influences are really fun to see and observe.
It ranges from the already mentioned "1001 nights" and imperial chinese over to the mongolian plains, where the Kouga clan lives.
And Sindria is apparently based on India.
Regarding the character designs, I can just say that -quote- "all the characters are cute" -quote end-.
No seriously, like the world, the characters with their different nationalities are all interesting enough to make me want to see more.
And Morgiana is cute.
No objection accepted!
The soundtrack centers mostly around the thematic of "1001 nights", with most songs straying a bit in different directions, which is interesting, and there are definetly a few in there I listen to outside of the show.
If I had to mention my favorites, they'd be #1 - "Enfin Apparu", #6 - "Faut il Saver" and #13 - "Valse Hot".
Then there's the voice acting, in which my second big problem with the show lies, even though it is heavily influenced by my knowledge of the manga.
It makes perfect sense to let a woman voice the 10 year old Aladdin, but it just quickly doesn't feel right anymore, with him soon stopping to act like a kid and his appearance remaining the only childish feature he has.
The other characters fit their voices pretty well, so I won't complain about any of them.
I've been saying "For the future" a lot in this review, so I'll need to get this out of the way.
The show is not finished, but the manga just entered its final arc not too long ago and I predict the announcement of a third season towards its final stretch.
This may take a few more years, I'll just unknowingly throw "Summer 2017" in the room, but keep in mind, I don't know any more about this than the next person.
Now, that's it, but is „Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic“ worth the watch?
The thing is: You should give the franchise a chance!
If you like manga, I'd actually prefer to recommend you giving that one a read.
If you don't want to read the manga, try watching the anime.
I can't say the show is good, especially because of the problems in animation, but I dare say the story and characters are on par with something like Fullmetal Alchemist, which is commonly reffered to as a masterpiece.
So to sum it up with one simple question:
Would you watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, if the animation sucked?
If your answer is yes, then go watch Magi, if the answer is no, give the manga a read!
If you don't want to read the manga, definetly go for the anime, you'll just have to sit through the enjoyment-killing parts.
I´ll start this review by saying that i haven´t read the manga yet, im saying this because many people say that the anime isn´t on the same level of the manga and that it is a bad adaptation missing out chapters and giving bad explanations about how things work. So keep in mind that i´m doing this review having only the knowledge given by the anime.
Story/Setting/Combat depth - Ok, so i´m not only reviewing the story and world here but the combat depth too, because i think that it´s an important part on any battle anime.
The story is set in an alternate recreation of the ancient Old World with several regions and nations having some resemblances with real-life counterparts from that time. In this world, all living beings possess an essence known as Rukh and when they die, this essence returns to the huge flow (also known as "guidance") of Rukh that gives life to all subsequent beings in an eternal cycle of rebirth called "Fate". Once a person is overcome with sadness, anger and hopelessness, their Rukh turns into a corrupted, unstable, black-colored Rukh that deviates from the main guidance in a process known as "Fall into Depravity".
There are also several magic castles full of treasures and traps known as "Dungeons" and each of them is the lair of a powerful magic being, a Djinn. Individuals that manage to overcome the trials of a Dungeon and earn the allegiance of its Djinn are known as Dungeon Capturers, gaining the ability to use its powers infused in a personal item of them known as "Metal Vessel" and create less potent "Household Vessels" for their companions as well.
People can use the Rukh in their bodies to create an energy known as Magoi ( kinda like chakra in naruto ) to power their magical weapons and abilities. This energy must be used with care, as despite the fact that an individual's magoi can be restored with feeding and rest, once fully exhausted it provokes their death. Among those that can perform magic with their own Magoi there is a rare class of magicians known as Magi, that can also use Magoi from the Rukh around them, greatly increasing their capabilities. A Magi usually chooses Dungeon Capturers to offer guidance and protection making of them their King Vessels. There are several nations in history that were founded or improved by the rule of such individuals.
So the story of magi starts out really simple but as the anime progresses it keeps evolving and adding important and nice stuff. This is the story about a young boy by the name of Aladdin and his adventures around the world of magi. Like many other series he becomes friends with many people, 2 of them are Alibaba and Morgiana, and so the 3 of them become the main characters.
The story is mostly about war between empires/countries. Where Aladdin enters in all this is that he is a magi, a beeing that acording to legends chooses his king to control the world. Throughout the story we learn that there is more than 1 magi and that they are not on the same side so that only means 1 thing, war. There is a dark organization too called the Al Thamen that are trying to screw up the world and that side up with the empire aladdin and his friends are fighting.
Easily the thing i like the most about magi, there is enough depth here to the point you have to google some definitions.
Most of the fodders use normal weapons without any special abilities, but the main weapon of all people here is Magoi, it works out like chakra from naruto, each person has their own reserve and only magi can use the magoi from the rukh around them.
There is the dungeon capturers too, people that successfully pass a dungeon can keep in their control the djinn of that dungeon. The djinn enters into a metal and the capturer can use that djinn´s power. For example, if a djinn´s ability is fire, that person can attack with fire. But that´s not only it, thats the basic. As time passes and you became better with your metal vessal you can use an ability called Djinn Equip, by using that your metal vessal turns into the djinn´s weapon and your ability ( fire in this case ) becomes even better. Djinn equip has diferent levels, at first you can only use the djinn´s weapon but later on you can even cover your whole body with armours and stuff. You can only maintain this ability as long as your magoi reserves let you. Oh and one more thing, if the Djinn capturer is a magi he can summon the djinn in battle ( this is exclusive of magis ).
Household Vessels are objects (weapons, jewelry, accessories, etc) that hold importance to the Household Members of a Dungeon Capturer. Like for example, if my djinn type is fire my household member will have an ability connected with fire. ( Household vessels are not as strong as the djinn equip ( exclusive to dungeon capturers)).
There is magicians too that can manipulate their rukh and create a type of magic ( healing, heat, water, gravity etc ), with that they can create many abilities.
Im only 25 episodes in ( 1st season ) and there is a ton of combat depth, im sure there is many many more things :)
Very colourful, there isn´t much to be said here.
Go to youtube and see for yourself.
Not good enough to deserve a better score, like always the japanese voices are great but there is a lack of better osts.
Aladdin - Like i said above, a young magi boy that is traveling the world and making many friends ( sorta like luffy ) he is your typical shounen protagonist which in my opinion is a bit to mainstream but whatever.
Alibaba - Aladdin´s friend and main character, he is a really great character and his personality develops really well and you learn about his backstory.
Morgiana - Aladdin´s friend and main character, she, like alibaba in terms of personality develops a lot too. She belongs to a tribe called Fanalis, Fanalis are a really strong type of tribe with power that can crush rocks.
All the other characters are really good in design but as not very much developed ( maybe because its only 25 episodes, i dont know ).
I can´t really say much more without spoiling it, it´s better if you watch. read more
From someone who has watched countless shounen, it becomes typical to look at a show labelled "shounen", and dismiss it as mundane and cliche. But with every new addition to this vast genre, there are always shows/manga that stick out more than others.
Thankfully, Magi does this.
Story: (9/10) With a setting based on Arabian Nights, you can expect (or at least hope for), a gripping narrative. Thankfully, Magi is structured so that the focus on the two main protagonists (Alibaba and Aladdin) is well orchestrated, and has a unique vibe to it. Through this, the story can become very dark and gripping, while not losing the narrative. What differentiates this from other shounen is the political aspect. As a king, you must reign. But how will you do it? Through this question the different nations and factions can interact in a believable environment, without it ever feeling like the author is asking you to pretend they would do that.
Art: (8/10) Most shounens typically fall under long broadcasting widths. While this allows for a developed story, the art tends to suffer long-term. Thankfully the animators have cut the show into a one season arc, while providing room to adapt more chapters if need be. For this reason, the art is well developed. Backgrounds are detailed and varied, with character models being round and developed. There are few jagged edges apparent, which helps realism. The battle scenes don't suffer with still shots (too much), and motion does not degrade the animation. It stays fluid throughout, with the exception of the comedy scenes. Through these, the show takes a different animation style. While humorous in a way, it detracts from the overall value. I don't see the joke through their expressions, but rather, through the goofy way they're drawn.
Sound: (9/10) One of Magi's strong points. Both openings provide a gateway into Arabia, with a melody and vocalist that resemble the middle eastern style. It opens the door to the show, making the transition to background music worthwhile. With this, you experience a variety of festival soundtracks, battle hymns, and adventure tunes. The depth and well execution of sound makes for a more enjoyable watch. This is followed by the endings which slightly devalue the soundtrack. While not bad, they don't carry the show to the end. Had they been chosen better, the desire to continue watching would have been more apparent.
Characters: (10/10) The characters in a show must be well rounded for the plot to work. No matter how great a set piece, it won't work without strong protagonists. And Magi delivers. Alibabba is a naive individual with to much idealism. This pushes the plot forward. Aladdin is a childish yet strangely deep character. His character shifts add emotion to the story. Morgiana is the strong, shackled female who can offer great moments through her actions. This trio has a well-blended bond that works. Their conversations kept me through the show, eager to see how they will handle future situations. The background characters, of which there are to many to name, are stunning. They have unique personalities, and offer believable lines that push the narrative further. Each new individual can hold their own as a main character, and you can care for each one of them. They're so developed you almost want to root for the bad guy.
Enjoyment (9/10) I spent a week watching this show to prepare for the second season. After finishing, I was impatient waiting for season 2. This show was well worth the time put in, and will absolutely have a lasting effect on your view of how a shounen should be.
Overall: (9/10) Magi is a show that should be watched, for it offers a well developed plot that's backed by great sound, art, and characters. For those into shounen, this'll be a guaranteed favorite. For those wanting to get into the genre, it's a good starting point. And for those opposed of the genre, you're missing out. read more
First of all I didn't expect anything from this anime. As I read the description I thought " not another anime, show, movie, about fair tales... who wants to see this .... " But due to the lack of any good anime and thanks to a nice review I've read, I thought I will give it a try.
So I got hooked right away.
After the first minutes I wasn't sure yet if it was a childish anime or if it was made for a broader audience. After watching 12 epsiodes I can tell you its for a broader audience, so no worries!
Let me tell you, its not 1001 nights as the description states. Its an anime which is set in ancient times (actually bit later propably in 1200..). Magi borrows names and phrases from various known stories like 1001 nights for example.
But this Anime has nothing to do with 1001 nights, only because the names are the same doesn't mean anything. So if you don't like simple fairy tales, dont worry this is all about a fantasy world in post-ancient times with a lot of magic. It also borrows things from other mythologies like Celtic mythology, Chinese mythology..etc.
The Story takes place in a time of chaos and where war ravages and the spirit of revolution is in the air. Where magic has awoken anew. Magic created dungeons all over the world. By conquering those dungeons you can get immense powers. New kings get crowned, people stand up for their rights and people go on adventures.
In this world the main protagonists; Aladadin, Alibaba and Morgiana; try to find their own ways and try to take part in these historic times.
I think all characters are nice and you will get fond of them very easily. There are three main characters, which are very well done. Their development is not exaggerated and not underdeveloped. The characters have time to change but they stay true to their key elements. Even though there might be various anime cliches form time to time above all as Alibabas character design is considered, but the anime never got consumed too much into any anime cliches. Actually when you are at the brink of thinkin that this anime turned into another boring "Emo" cliched anime, it doesnt fail to turn the tables and get you hooked even more.
I like the art very much, also how they portray the emotions of the characters, It makes you laugh sometimes and gives the anime a unique flair. The sound is nothing noticeable tho...
All in all, this Anime is really worth watching. It reminds me of those old epic anime I loved so much, and why I started watching Anime in the first place. But it only reminds me of if! It hasnt conquered my heart fully yet, Ive only seen 12 episodes so far there is still a lot of space above this anime and beneath it. I gave it 10 points filled with a lot of hope that it doesn't disappoint me after those 12 nice episodes. ;) read more
Both series look like light comedy/action at first yet both end up having much deeper and darker stories.
Despite it's bright colours, some dark themes get explored and both series are not afraid to kill people here and there.
They all have young main characters who are set on adventure where they meet a lot of new people and friends.
Gon and Aladin are a lot a like their both really sweet and energetic. They both make a lot of different friends and start an adventure looking for someone. Gon looking for his dad and Aladin looking for other dijinn's. There both really fun to watch.
Both series seem to be simply an adventure of a young cheerful boy with his friends, but contain surprisingly dark elements. They are still overall happy and uplifting though. Magic occurs in both animes in a similar way.
Both are enjoyable shounen titles that don't take on the generic approach. Both have action and adventure in their genre. Worth watching for anyone who wants to watch a good shounen along the lines of FMA Brotherhood and Rurouni Kenshin.
Both Magi and Hunter x Hunter features shounen battles that tests the strengths of the main protagonists. The main characters from both series also has their own goals and ambitions. They train their skills throughout the series and becomes stronger through battles against various adversaries they encounter.
Both series also has criminal organizations, dark secrets, and other various conflicts that tests the main male protagonists' wits. Hunter x Hunter contains more darker theme but both series has emotional factors that surfaces throughout various episodes.
Aladdin and Gon are also somewhat similar with their personality and eager to help others in need. They also learn and control their powers throughout the series to learn how to use them.
Unlike many shounen action shows, neither of these has much comedy and instead focuses more on ethics and training in a more serious way. Despite the characters being fairly young, they are very mature for their age.
Shounen. Both main characters are young boys that go on an adventure to achieve their dreams. Both anime's have a funny cast of characters and good fight scenes. Well animated.
Both of the main protagonists are young inspired boys. Both characters Gon and Aladdin show improvement, and they make people around them really happy.
There are also similarities such as the Hunter test being a challenge and the dungeons in Magi that are basically tests to find kings.
The quality of both shows are similar and so is the art style.
If you like Hunter x Hunter (2011) then you would love Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, and if you read the manga's you will see that there are some similarities such as war against 2 species and the wars of countries and kings.
Both are modern Battle Shounen anime adapted from popular manga.
They both have a great soundtrack, fluid animation and colorful art.
Despite being very colorful and looking kinda childish on the surface, both shows explore some darker themes and have some really shocking and even depressing moments.
In both shows the main characters are 2 young boys who become best friends and their synergy and relationship throughout the series is quite similar and their friendship turns out to be a major drive for the story as a whole in both cases.
Both are shounen and both have a really good story and world with great characters and combat depth.
Both are really good shounen series. They both have young protagonists that set off on adventures, meeting new friends and enemies along the way. While both seem to start off with light-hearted action and adventure, they both delve into darker themes later on in the series. The powers used in each series are quite similar - only selected people can use it and both rely on the spiritual power of the user. Both series have comedic elements, epic battles, interesting characters and heaps of friendship.
Based on what I've seen from Magi so far, both shows start off rather similar - not in terms of story, but rather, both start off light-hearted. Both happen to be "smart" (character-driven) shounen action-adventure anime; and the relation between Aladdin and Alibaba kind of reminds me of the relation between Gon and Kurapika.
They both feature strong young main characters who have special powers/destinies. Both have interesting plots and characters that are fun and are dynamic, leading to character development! Both Gon and Aladdin are unique in their physical appearance vs their power. Both series have elements of the whole "friendship will guide and save us" type theme.
Both have: - Endless adventure based on the nakama powah and fights plus power upgrades. - A group of friends with powers with similar personalities (Ali/Natsu= energetic guy plus comic relief that gets fired up when its needed; Alladin/Wendy plus Lucy=A blue haired kid that seems weak but its not and its main goal is to make friends/ and is capable of summoning a helper(Genie/key spirit); Morgiana/Erza= serious and strong, fights like hell and has a tragic past related to slavery and bullying; Sinbad/Gray: Likes to strip a lot; Kougyoku/Juvia: has a crush on the guy that likes to strip and has the power of water, also suffers from a drastic personality change when is fighting and in the beginning is from the "enemy side".
- One of the antagonists has the power of thunder.
- Enemies becoming friends/Friends becoming enemies If you like one you´ll definitely enjoy the other;)
Both have to do with mages/magic. Both have main characters that have high morals and there's a huge comradery theme throughout. Both have plenty of comedy, but they get serious when they need to. Both are a lot of FUN to watch.
Both are based on Manga that are worth reading, especially if you like the anime adaptations. Both are must sees, and I can't imagine liking one but not the other. They are based on different historical themes, but they are both character driven with a bigger story that unravels as time goes on.
Magi is a little more serious and done a little better than Fairy Tail, but both are MUST SEE anime.
Seeing the first chapters of magi is a lot like me to Fairy tail, as the characters meet and know each other and the strong relationship of friendship between them, also the storyline and adventure but will have some differences, it's obvious!!
Both have the use of magic. Both cast's take adventures through the story. Each main cast has likable characters with a good back story. You get the same Fairy Tail vibe when watching Magi and vise versa.
Both have a huge aspect of magic and fight for/with friends. There are similar character personalities. They both have action/fighting, contain sad pasts, and are adventure-filled. Both are filled with comedy, but they can also be serious. Both also have small romance factors in it (hinted feelings or confessions).
They both are about magic, and have great battle scenes, character improvements and plot line
if your looking for a show about magic, this is one you must watch
Both animes have similar genres: comedy, adventura, drama; plus both are shonen. Also they both have similar atmospheres, the story revolves around wizards and people who use magic and these are surrounded by friends who accompany the various adventures in history. In Magi there is no guilds, but in both series the main characters struggle to fulfill their dreams and defeat multiple enemies at once. Also in both series a lot of action and great magical battles.
In both series, openings are great, with plenty of action and are attached to the saga in which the series progresses.
Another similarity is that we found that the main characters in the two series are quite strong but at the same time quite funny and have a sad past, which adds to the series, drama and comedy.
Also I have to admit that Fairy Tail is longer and better than Magi, in my opinion, because even though it seems that Magi is not over, the characters in Fairy Tail have more charisma than Magi and they are more linked together.
Although both are really good animes are similar and quite recommended.
If you liked Fairy Tail but still wished for a series with greater depth, I HIGHLY recommend watching both Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and its sequel, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic.
-Both series are about friendship
-Both series have their fair share of humor. Just like FT, Magi can be considered as one of those more "lighthearted" series.
-Both have magic and special powers. Everyone has the potential/capacity to at least do some sort of magic.
-Both have fighting
-Both have an adventurous vibe; the cast of characters go to a bunch of different places and solve a bunch of problems. There are arcs in different countries and nations.
Magi is a fun, adventurous little series, much like Fairy Tail! There's a reason why it's so successful in Japan.
I consider these two the best represantives for the magic genre. I like the adventures , characters and the action of both of them. I prefer the world of magi beacuse of the only magic anime using the arabic a thousand and one night theme to their world.
But when it comes to Fairy Tale there is a lot more back story and/or side story with all the characters but as i said i consider these two the best magic series in anime.
Both series feature two prominent characters who are close to one another and always looking after one another's well being. The both of them go on a form of journey to fulfill their goals while the same time helping others. It brings them for a journey and gives them new hope for the world that they live in and the ideas they embrace. Throughout their journey to achieve their goals, they learn new things while making both friends/enemies/and other people of interest.
Both series have many funny dialogues but at the same time have emotions, drama, and bits of violence. The battles that the two main protagonists stars in are also portrayed as being shounen, with the supernatural bits added to it.
Both series feature different settings but have a similar feeling to them. Additionally, there is also a prominent female character that aids the protagonists in various circumstances along the way, as well as other prominent supporting characters.
Both series also deal with other issues that includes politics, power, dominance, and events from the past.
I really can't say much, this anime just started, it's just it gives me the same feeling has Full Metal, the drama, the comedy, action, fighting scenes. Both the stories are so well structured(even tough Magi may start to defer from the manga) no loose ends, it's just like Full Metal but with a different story but with the same ambiance, the fact that it isn't uncensored is one of the good similarities.
I know some of you might not share the same opinion, but the fact that I made this recommendation just demonstrates that for me at least they might be masterpieces worth watching.
Magi and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follow young men in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal. While Edward and Al are on a journey to find the Philosopher stone to gain back what they lost, Aladdin fights to protect the flow of fate and the balance of the world. Both are blessed with unimaginable talent and potential. Although they start out powerless, they grow through each battle and each new encounter; gaining new friends and enemies along the way.
Both anime have similar themes and feel to them. The coming of age is a major theme in both as well as the importance of friendship. Though they give the initial impression of being light and whimsical in tone, they can also be quite dark and gritty; exploring various mature issues including slavery, politics, and even death.
Although these are both considered shounen, they target a more mature audience. The childlike innocence of both protagonists coupled with the humour will at times contrast with the dark, corrupt reality they were thrust upon. Yet for the most part, both series still retain their lightheartedness and find a fine balance between them.
They both break the norm of a typical shounen and can be best summed up with one word - epic.
These shows are pretty similar. Both deal with complex moral issues while both protagonist inhabit a world which is slowly being corrupted. Even the art styles and the way characters are drawn are very similar. If you enjoyed either series you should watch the other.
As far as I am concerned out of all the shounen anime, the one with the most similarity to FMA Brotherhood (a masterpiece) is Magi.
Has two male protagonists who have a brotherly bond; Lots of action and adventure; Both protagonists have their own personal goals; Many more side characters; Presence of both good and so-called evil characters although the line between them is more blurred; Character and anime designs are much more elaborate and extravagant.
They are both about a long journey to accomplish a certain goal. And both have long stroy arcs. And the characters in both anime have sad background stories.
Male protagonist embarks on an adventure and touches many lives on the way. Epic fight scenes and funny characters are abundant throughout both of these shows.
Probably the 2 biggest world-building shounen today.Whats the most important,Magi has that great adventure (like One piece) feeling that few shows have.And it also has very unique setting.
one piiece is famous for its big wold and i think magi is going in a very similar direction.
Both are about a person who is striving to be a king(although alibaba wasn't at first) while having help from comrades. Both animes also give importance to the power of friendship and continues improvement among the protagonists.
one big adventure, with a lot of characters, the main characters is one very strong boy, and you will see one big mythology
There is a slighty similar art style between both series along with historic/fantasy settings and a cast of bright and lovable characters. Both series are fantasy action adventures following a young cast in a land with multiple kingdoms. The main characters of both shows, Alibaba and Meliodas, are both successful and ambitious blondes with similar characteristics.
Magi and Nanatsu no Taizai both have unique artstyles that are bright and not too realistic, favoring a younger teen audience however both series contain darker themes with battle, war and murder. That being said the shows mainly contain lighter themes like easy comedy, fun and justice.
I'd say if you really enjoyed watching Magi last year and want to watch something similar this season, Nanatsu no Taizai would be a perfect match.
Both are very well built adventure animes that have many plot similarities even though they have different settings, Nanatsu no Taizai is set in middle age kingdom and Magi is set in multiple kingdoms based of '1001 Night'. Characters are lovable and unique with great character interaction that makes you lough out through both of this animes. Protagonists have similar characteristics that have to fight against something like organizations with companions that they made through their journey. Epic adventures that make you glued to screen, if you love one I definitely see you liking other.
Both have an epic adventure like feel to them. They include some magic and many mysteries and are constructed in fun alternate universes. Epic BROMANCE and strong sense of friendship in both series. The groups of friends (who first meet at the start of the series) have a strong sense of dedication and love for each other and later on begin to feel like family.
Both have strong elements of legend and legendary heroes in the story and both are produced by A-1 so the animation and style are pretty similar. Even though both stories have tragedy in them, they are ultimately fun stories that will make you laugh and smile with joy
They're set in the medieval time with and fall under the umbrella of a fantasy/shounen based anime. Both of these series will keep you entertained with a great cast of like able characters.
Both stories include clearing a place (a tower/dungeon) filled with challenges in order to reach their destination and achieve their goal. Each anime also contains a considerable amount of sword-fighting.
Magi revolves around a magical world while Sword Art Online focuses on a virtual reality.
Both main characters strive to finish a level-like building. In SAO, Kirito is trying to complete the levels in order to survive, as for Magi, Alibaba is trying to complete the dungeon in order to gain power and wealth.
Both take place in fantasy world, where the protagonist goes for an adventure, conquers dungeons and fights monsters. In Magi, they focus on thing suchs as slavery and mistreatment of citizens, as the protagonist tries to do whats right for the people.
If you like fantasy world based anime with lots of combat in general, then this show will suit you well.
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