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.
From the outside (mainly from main character's designs) these series look like a happy groovy anime.. But when you watch it, you will realize that these two series have a deep stories and themes (not something you will ordinary find from shounen series).. Yes, from action and fighting scenes, HXH is better.. But when we talk about themes and ideas explored, maybe Magi is better ...
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. read more
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.
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 with a big focus on adventure and worldbuilding.
They both have grand, epic soundtracks and very high production values when it comes to the visual presentation.
The palettes, in both cases, mainly consist of lots of bright and vibrant colors.
Yet, despite being very colorful and looking kinda childish on the surface, both shows explore some darker themes and have plenty of shocking and even depressing moments.
In both shows the main characters are two young boys who become best friends early on in the series, their synergy and relationship throughout both series follow a strikingly similar pattern and their friendship turns out to be a major drive for the story as a whole in both cases. read more
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 series are shonen so you can expect awesome fight scenes
-Both feature young main characters that traverse into a adult world they aren't ready for yet
-Both series make a point of making sure the side characters don't feel flat and feel like real people, very different from many other shonen series
-Both feature a similar arc structure alongside solid worldbuilding and storytelling
Here I am with my first recommendation, I will start out by saying that both of the shows are phenomenal. I enjoyed watching both shows and have realized the similarities between the two shows. They are about establishing friends on their journey and how it can change the world. The two shows have very similar positive and strong willed protagonists, Aladdin for Magi and Gon for HunterxHunter. The plot and the stories are both fantasy. If you are looking for a show which is upbeat and can cheer you up then take a look at the shows. Both have amazing adventures and what I found the most meaningful is the amount of things you can take from the shows like the life lessons and how it can be so relatable. Not to mention how you can fall in love with the characters like Killua and how Sinbad is so damn perfect. I recommend you check out both shows and hope you can enjoy them as much as I did. read more
Both series star a young protagonist (Gon & Aladin) whom have similar personalities. They are Enthusiastic, kind and caring towards their friends.
They both set off on their adventure to find something and along the way make many new friends and get side tracked from their original journey.
The series both are bright and colourful, they start out carefree and later on become quite dark.
Although they both fall into the shounen category, these two series don't follow the basic shounen storyline. Supporting characters (friends) also get a lot of screentime during both series.
Both series are ultimately a shounen adventure with a deep moral message intertwined throughout their episodes/arcs. read more
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;)  read more
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. read more
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).
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.  read more
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.
Fairy Tail and Magi may as well be siblings. They're both set in a fantasy-like universe where magic users are a common sight to behold. The two series also include limitless adventures, interesting/unique character designs, bonds between friends, and numerous battles. While both shows tend to be pretty silly, they're not afraid to get serious. If you're interested in magic/fantasy and you liked one, I'm sure you would like the other.
- They are both set in a fantasy-like universe where magic users are a common sight to behold.
- Both series also include limitless adventures, interesting/unique character designs, bonds between friends, and numerous battles.
- Both of these animes center around friendship and fantasy action, magic being one of the driving forces of both their universes.
- Similar sense of optimism and adventure combined with intrigue.
- Both have positive themes and undertones of character, family, self exploration and exploration / adventure.
- Both of these series are made by the same animation studio, and you can totally tell due to the fact that they are both animated exactly the same way with the same background settings and everything.
- There is also comedy in both animes and a few sad parts.
These shows are both fun, light-hearted shounens with tons of good action and great character development. Magi is a little serious than Fairy Tail which is nice, but Fairy Tail has much more emotional scenes. both great storytelling and memorable characters!! While both shows tend to be pretty silly, they're not afraid to get serious. If you're interested in magic/fantasy and you liked one, I'm sure you would like the other.  read more
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.  read more
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 read more
First of all: Boobs. You like boobs? Sure, try the other, you won't regret it.
The art of both is amazing, the animation is amazing too, with powerful colors, they'll make your eyes shine all series long with joy, from such beautiful artworks.
The story of these shows are set in the past, with some themes that you can relate if you have some previous knowledge of the legends and periods (well, Nanatsu is not accurate and based on a legend, like Magi is [in the based on a legend criteria]).
In general, both are good, and I guarantee, that if you liked one of them, you'll at least like the other. read more
Both have unique art styles that are bright and not too realistic, favoring a younger teen audience .
Both have an epic adventure like feel to them.
Both have strong elements of legend and legendary heroes in the story.
Both are produced by A-1 so the animation and style are pretty similar.
Both have a lovable, big cast.
Both have great fight scenes.
Both have a historical magic/fantasy setting.
Both stories have tragedy in them, and they are ultimately fun stories that will make you laugh and smile with joy
In general, both are great, and I guarantee that if you liked one of them, you'll like the other!
Seven Deadly Sins and Magi are packed with adventure with similar tones. Both have great supporting characters and a good story. If you like Nanatsu No Taizai or shounen anime, in general, you should check Magi.
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. read more
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.
-about a group of people trying to find a certain thing while also meeting allies along the way.
-lots of characters, mostly likable.
-has a similar type of action and adventure.
-while fma is a little more on the serious side, magi has more comedy.
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.
-Both Anime's take place in a non Japanese culture making it easier for some to watch and understand
-Both involve characters with strong powers that many people across the society know of and practice
-Both have many characters, and very strong supporting characters
-Both involve government, and corruption storylines
-Both also have the main characters working towards their own personal goals, whilst helping society toward its separate goal
Overall Magi in my opinion may not be on the same level of presentation as FMAB is, but if you enjoyed the aspects listed above of FMAB then you will enjoy Magi, it is fun, interesting, and pretty easy to follow.
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.
Set in fantasy themed environments, both plot's involve a small group of protagonists who progressively become stronger to fight against multiple empire's for freedom. Underlying similarities also involving human slave trading & references to character strength representing that of animals. Magic oriented themes are also an involved in each main plot line, however this is much less present in Akatsuki no Yona as compared to the Magi series which is magic centered. They both contain surprising plot or character developments and interesting action scenes, which overall makes each worth the watch if you enjoyed the other series.
Both series are set in a world with various empires. The main protagonists both set off on a journey, meeting friends and enemies along the way. Various characters have special powers (though Magi has significantly more). There is also a strong, red-haired female main character in both as well as great friendship between the main characters. Similar art style, bright colours, comedic moments and fantasy vibes.
If you interested with the story that tell about kingdom and war, then this both anime is the solution. Both will give you an amazing adventure and action with epic battle event. Both main protagonist will search for the truth and justice for the world they lived. Accompanied by loyal and strong partners, Yona and Aladdin will give you an amazing experience about kingdom and war.
Both of these anime's have the same settings of deserts and royalty and those battling for the throne etc. They have a similar art style and you meet lots of new characters with each episode like Magi,
These two Anime are very similar. They are both set in a magical world where various kingdoms are battling for supremacy. Additionally powerful relics are at the centre of each story. They both have somewhat engaging characters but could do a bit better.
Both involves a group of people travelling around
In both Magi and Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu there are artifacts with abnormal powers
Both have different kingdoms fighting each other
Both have goddesses taking part in human things
Main characters have some similaities (the main character have innatural power related to his magic, the main girls has abnormal physical abilities..)
Similarity is the system of dungeons and wealth flowing from it.
Also for completing a dungeon hero's strength increases (in the "Magi": by getting the genie, and in "Dungeon than Deai ... " by increasing stats)
The idea of world is similar, because people find the dungeon for the great earnings and know of dangerous this place.
Both of them have something to do with Dungeons and both of them have that one person that has something to do with the dungeons and are powerful.. also the Male lead of dungeon ni deai wo motomeri no wa machigatteiru darou ka Is similar to Alibaba from Magi as they both seek to be stronger and more powerful..
This two anime are very similar, first there is the two main characters:Ali baba(magi)=bell(Danmachi) and Aladin(magi)=Hestia(danmachi) even if one is a guy and the other is a girl. Now, we can see that the similaties aren't just here: there is dugeons(in magi we call them labyrinth) the two similar heros bell and alibaba use knifes when they are fighting cause they focus on speed an agility and for sur they have exactly the same personality and there is more and more that i can't cause you have to watch it then you realized it like the environnements who are close (the little difference is that magi takes place in an ancient arabic and persian world and danmachi is more like an old european world) read more
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.
Both Magi and Arslan have a war centered conflict, though Magi has more supernatural elements, whereas Arsln feels more history rooted. Both worlds seem to take place in a Middle Eastern based universe, though Arslan seems to be based more on the Persian Empire, and even the more ancient Babylonian and Sumerian Empires, while Magi has a more broad universe, with the Kou Empire being based on the Mongol Empire. Both deal with issues such as politics, slavery and the importance and responsability of being a ruler, though Magi is more light in tone and focuses more on the friendship and adventure side, whereas Arslan is a more serious, politics-driven narrative. The main characters in both series are close in age, Arslan is 14 and Alibaba is 17 in the beginning of the series, they are also both princes, having to overcome political issues and intrigues , in order to help their respective countries. If you enjoyed Magi, you should definitely give a chance to Arslan as well. read more
The animes have an adventurous feel, and is centered around a very likable group of people. They incorporate government, and military strategies. But in contrast Magi has a comedic feel, and Arslan Senki is more dramatic.
Both stories happen somewhere in the Middle East (Arslan in Iran, while Magi is more related to Saudi Arabia). Both talk about Djins and wars. Although magic is really rare in the world of Arslan... The scenario and the soundtrack is similar too
-Both are similar era
-Both give off similar feelings
-Both involve magic and supernatural
-Both anime involves magic and supernatural
-Both anime involve main character(Aladdin & William) has powers and are strong/chosen one/special
-Both main character are stubborn, sort of similar personalities (Alibaba & William) & look similar
-Both revolves around Kings
-Both really good
Both anime revolve around kings and involve magic. The main characters are similar as well with their powers and relationship.
Magi and Makai Ouji both have references to The Lesser Key of Solomon which involve the 72 demons. The only difference is that in Makai Ouji they are referred to as demon [generals] and in Magi the 72 demons are the names for djinn.
In both anime the demons/djinn serve their master.
Both have the situation where a boy discovers that he has an unrequited power to choose the next ruler.The king in Magi and the next ruler of hell in Makai Ouji.
In both the main characters also come in contact with friends from myths and legends who end up protecting him.
Both have main characters that try to find out who they are. Both have beings that choose kings and revolve around the same kind of era and place. Magi is more lighthearted that Juuni Kokuki (at least right now) and J.K. is rather violent.
The Twelve Kingdoms & Magi both have main characters (Aladdin & Yoko) gone to a unknown fantasy based magical world, where they are forced to participate not only in wars with other kingdoms, but also in civil ones.
Easy. Shaman King and Magi are very similar...
First main characters:
-Aladdin is a little boy and Morty form Shaman king is little too.
-Alibaba is a powerful guy like Yoh.
-Morgiana and Ana ....both have POWER.
-Yoh friends are like the eight generals.
-Djiins are similar with spirits form Shaman King.
-Metal Vessel are similar with Yoh sword or Horohoro snowbord or another similar object.
-Djiin equip are oversouls.
-Extrem Magic are full oversouls
-Magoi/Ruuk is Furyoku/Reiryoku
Thank you for reading my recommendation. I think Shaman King and Magi are two animes very similar to each other.Both use spirits / djinns for fight. Both have similar main characters. Both have power like Magoi or furyoku. Both are great anime
P.S.:Sorry for my bad english. read more
Here we have two series where we see the use of fantastic/supernatural elements on weapons. Also we follow an amazing crew of characters you'll get easily attached during lots of adventures with funny moments where they'll get stronger and learn to use their powers.
There is amazing villians too.
Both series focuses mainly on nations fighting together. While Code Geass has deep storyline, complicated characters and universe, Magi has a coloured universe, lighter with a bit of comedy as well. But don't worry, Magi goes often in dark scenes. A lot of blood.
Both anime have messed up leader/ruler treating people badly and making them suffer leading to war between government and people, and an all out war between territories. Also involve supernatural. Code Geass has darker and deeper plot than Magi, but Magi has comedic touch. However, they both have great battle scenes.
Both of the shows tend to be carried by their settings, which are rich, fun, and thoroughly defined. Unfortunately, they also share the same weak point: contrived boob jokes that only reduce the shows' integrity.
Soul Eater and Magi are both incredibly dependent on their environment to dictate their tone, and are shonen to boot.
Both are around 51 episodes (if you count the Kingdom of Magic along with the Labyrinth of Magic) and focus on humor as well as action, while being entertaining all the way through and are PERFECT series to introduce someone to anime with.
These shows are shounen, have a spirit-infused sword wielding hero who starts out scared but develops into a courageous character, and both have a similar setting.The female leads in both these shows are quite strong-willed. Don't be scared away by the description, Arata Kangatari is an enjoyable watch and picks up pace quite early on.
Magi and arata kangatari have many similarities such as :Choosing of kings , battles revolving the throne , Ancient world , Magic , the protagonist goes on different Quest's with his friends to lead the nation!.
With an unlikely trio and a whole bunch of friends to help them out, nothing is impossible. That is one of the themes Magi and TTGL have in common, friends. They always have eachothers backs, especially in the most difficult times. The best part, however, is that both have splendid fighting scenes with ridiculously sized weapons and attacks.
The main characters of both series are young boys who have been chosen to lead the heroes to battle against those who want to destroy fate. Both MCs own a small object that holds the power to drive the story.
Both are about a battle enveloping the world showcasing various ideologies and how they clash.They are also similar in the way that heroes/kings join forces with powerful magic beings in order to shape the world in their favor.
Both shows feature similar brilliant plots and turn the journey of multiple main characters into a great story.
•Both male main characters share a similar friendship (and goal), which is to make the other one better than the rest by assisting him along the way. (Sorta gives some boy-love feeling unfortunately)
•Theres some character development (main characters improve over time).
•The main characters also have signature moves.
•Both are very long series (Kuroko No Basket has 3 seasons - 75 episodes while the Magi series has 2 seasons - 50 episodes. Bonus, there is an upcoming side story for the Magi series).
(•Both are great shows, I highly recommend it in my opinion.)
•The MAJOR differences about these two anime is that one is mainly about basketball (sport genre) while the other is more of an action/adventure.
•Different settings (Magi is based in ancient times while the settings for Kuroko No Basket is present-time). read more
Both will rip out your heart but the main characters are all really cute trust me on this.
Magi though is a lot more violent (?) and magic based whereas NagiAsu just focuses on four (five if you count Tsumugu but he's not a sea kid idk) students getting through hardships as well as love triangles.. Kind of a generic romance school anime but? Still very good imo. Magi focuses on friendship for the most part (in my opinion), but both have really great art as well as scenery.
(also Tsumugu and Titus are my sons fight me)
I'm surprised this hasn't been recommended yet. Despite the stories are different, but the characters from both anime are quite similar.
- Aladdin = Yugi (A young boy (Yugi is older than Aladdin though) who have a sacred item hanged on their neck (Yugi's Millennium Puzzle & Aladdin's Flute)).
- Ugo = Yami Yugi (Protagonist's Partner who lived inside the sacred items and have a strong bond with them. They helped their partners a lot).
- Alibaba = Jounouchi/Joey (Protagonist's best friend who have a blonde hair. The most energetic person in their group. They can changed from a goofball into a serious person at certain situation).
- Judar = Yami Bakura (They look friendly sometimes but they actually hate the protagonist so much. They like to put the protagonist in a dangerous situation.... and they have the similar personality).
If you like YuGiOh characters, then you'll like Magi characters too ^ ^ read more
Both of these series have many similarities yet are both unique in their own ways.
They are both are set in a magical and mythical world filled with a whole mixture of tribes and communities of people, animals, and mythical beings.
Both stories follow a protagonist that is new to these worlds and are learning things from scratch. In Magi it is Aladin, in Gate, it's the JSDF.
Magic also plays a big part in both worlds, though it plays a bigger part in Magi than in Gate.
In both, you also get to meet different types of God like beings.
Both stories also deal with hierarchy, particracy and most notably both series, on some level, focuses on discrimination of different people and beings. read more
These two anime deal with magic, and friendship. Fairy Tail's first series(Seasons 1-14), delivered action, magic, and the bonds of friends, in a watered-down package. No blood, and the like. The 2014 series, however, delivers this and more. It sticks to the original manga-style character designs, adds in the blood, way more violence, and not to mention that main baddy, Zeref, is a total bad-ass. The similarities it has with Magi, is the power of bonds, the action, and some situations. The action of FT(2014), is similar to the action in Magi, with the characters having great, smooth, fluid movements, and full action sequences. As for the power of bonds, all of Fairy Tail treats it's other members like family. The same can be said for Magi, when Aladdin and his traveling companions Morgiana, Alibaba, and Hakuryu, are treated like his family throughout the journey. As for the situations, however, in the Balbadd Arc of Magi, Alibaba returns to his kingdom, in hopes of freeing it from it's current ruler, Ahbmad. The situation took a similar turn to Fairy Tail's own Edolas arc, when Mystogan returned to Edolas, and took his father's throne as ruler.
All in all, Fairy Tail is really good, and is pretty similar to Magi. If you like Magi, you should check it out.  read more
As a big fan of Noragami, throughout watching Magi I couldn't help but notice the similarities between them. They don't share a similar story or setting, but the animation style, humor, combat and feel is very much the same. If you really liked the feel that Noragami or Magi gave, I highly recommend checking the other one out.
Both series are about a group of friends (2 x male, 1 x female) finding together one after the other and embarking on a journey. During their travels, they explore dungeons where they find mysterious artifacts. The protagonists also cross various human communities of the world they live in, and are confronted with their good and bad sides. Furthermore, the protagonists deal with characters who are not exactly good or evil and whose actions are not always predictable. This makes it pretty interesting to watch the path that the protagonists will take in my opinion.
If you want to join treasure hunting protagonists in a world full of intrigue, conflict and wonders, both series may be for you. read more
Both have a shonen like a format and feel but with more mature content and dynamic plot points. Not necessarily groundbreaking animes, but are unique enough, have good action and a decent, well-paced plot. Also, they both involve mysterious weapons that are the source of the characters powers. This creates interesting dynamics throughout the show.
K: Return of Kings is the second season of the K series but it can stand well enough on its own. It has a stellar soundtrack, beautiful visuals and has the same concept of superpowered Kings and their followers fighting.
The K series main difference is how these powered individuals interact, and the modern setting that separates it from Magi.
Both series have a world with kings that have followers whom gain magical powers from their lords and both series revolve around this concept. Both focus on the struggles these powered individuals have to face.
K focuses a little more on these magical people and has a modern day setting in contrast to Magi's fantasy setting and more focus on the society. Also, K is full of bishounen and has a unique soundtrack comparable to Magi.
Magi and Zero no Tsukaima are two similar short series which are set in a medieval fantasy world filled with magic. Both series have a similar plot where characters must overcome difficult situation to regain peace in the kingdom. Zero no Tsukaima is more on the ecchi-harem side, but Magi does have some big-breasted characters. If you love one of these anime, you'll love the other.
What makes both of these series amazing and separate them from the other shounen is the depth of the worldbuilding and complex themes and goes into fine detail of the geography, culture, social structure, government, politics, commerce, and history within both series. Both shows revolve around two main characters who embark on a journey to learn more about the world of Alchemy and Magic and share an unshakable bond.
Both of these action adventures have a blue-haired main character with a previous mainstream association (Both Disney's Aladdin and Magi's Aladdin were adapted from a book, while Sonic from Sonic X is everyone's favorite speedy video game character.)
Both animes contain a form of physical transformation which increases the users power, while also gaining some new specialty or complicated new abilities. Thought the difference is that Sacred Seven uses various alien crystal stones to attain power while in Magi its magic, and Djins.
It's definitely worth your time.
Both have a energetic character that finds friends with a certain goal in their life. They fight against enemies and end up finding many treasures in their journey while deepening their friendship bonds.
Both get thier ideas from the arabian nights stories which known as Thousand Night and Night. The characters are very similar to each other and they live is the same life-style which is full of the deserts and the water is very rare. Both of the stories talk about the magic and demons and ghosts . In general both anime have the same life-style exept that magi follows the japanese style which depend on the magical superpowers whereas Sindbad No Bouken follows the normal arabian life-style.
An adorable kid with strong powers turns up and ends up helping/having to give his new friends/students powers. Both have action and comedy and center around some sort of magic. The main character loves his friends/students, is very selfless, and likes to smile.
The story takes place in a similiar oriental setting. They both are about politics (Magi later on, Altair from the start). The only big difference is that Altair makes a "realistic" fantasy approach, while Magi is filled with supernatural elements (magic, spirits and so on).
They both are inspired from mythology,Saint Seiya is inspired from greek and roman mythology and Magi is inspired from mostly arabic mythology (but also various other folklores and cultures).In both animes,the balance of power in the world depends on the "magical equipment".In Saint Seiya human counterparts of the constellations, fight while wearing the sacred armors named "Cloths",who give them superhuman powers.In Magi,the humans who conquered a djinn's dungeon,are given magical weapons called "metal vessels",which are fueled by the person's "magoi",a type of energy similar to ki,specific only in this world,because of the existence of rukh,the source of all energy,"home of the souls".
Both animes have interesting characters,that experience growth and development,engaging story lines and epic fights.They also have quite a similar drawing style,which is very visually pleasing.
If you love fantasy animes that combine comedy and drama,then you have to start watching both ^^ read more
Both shows are about tons of magical spells and in a fantasy, medieval setting. Oh and there's the adventure aspect in both shows as well.
Magi is one of the more popular recent anime, and I am betting many active anime watchers should've already caught up with it. As for Slayers, due to its age, many younger viewers like me might've missed it back then.
Both anime sound like something out of a video game: Druaga being about scaling a mountainous tower, Magi being about the clearing of the dungeons. They both feature somewhat initially useless leads that gradually grow into badasses and secretly have an iron will that makes them respectable. They both have about the same ratio of seriousness to comedy, and although neither are amazing, they're both plenty enjoyable.
Magi is what Arcana tried to be like (except Arcana failed at doing so).
They both have somewhat similar settings, superpowers and magic, good looking male characters (an eccentric blonde guy in both) and action. (a lot more in Magi though)