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'Magi: Sinbad no Bouken' Third Volume to Include OVA Adaptation [Update: 1/17]

by Wind_Sr
Jan 12, 2014 2:31 AM | 47 Comments
It has been announced that the manga Magi: Sinbad no Bouken, a spin-off series based off the original manga series Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, will be receiving an OVA adaptation.

The OVA will be bundled with the spin-off's third volume which will be released on May 16, 2014. More information regarding the OVA will be revealed in the manga's second volume.

Magi: Sinbad no Bouken tells the story of Sinbad's early life.

Cast
Young Sinbad: Daisuke Ono

CM: YouTube

Anime Key Visual: Natalie

Source: Ura Sunday website banner, Magi Anime Site

Magi: Sinbad no Bouken on MAL


Update January 17
Staff and cast members have been announced on the official anime site.

Staff
Director: Yoshikazu Miyao
Script: Suguru Kishimono
Character Design: Souichirou Sako
Music: Tomohiro Ookubo
Studio: Lay-duce
Production: AOS PROJECT

Cast
Sinbad: Daisuke Ono
Drakon: Tomokazu Sugita
Yunan: Akira Ishida
Serendine: Ai Kayano
Badr: Katsuyuki Konishi
Esra: Yoko Hikasa

Discussion continues from here.

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News Update
Staff and cast members have been announced on the official anime site.

Staff
Director: Yoshikazu Miyao
Script: Suguru Kishimono
Character Design: Souichirou Sako
Music: Tomohiro Ookubo
Studio: Lay-duce
Production: AOS PROJECT

Cast
Sinbad: Daisuke Ono
Drakon: Tomokazu Sugita
Yunan: Akira Ishida
Serendine: Ai Kayano
Badr: Katsuyuki Konishi
Esra: Yoko Hikasa

Jan 17, 2014 6:16 AM by tsubasalover

That's some pretty nice cast they got there. Surprisingly good for an OVA only.

Jan 17, 2014 1:21 AM by Rachmaninow

Looking forward to this! :)

Jan 13, 2014 8:42 AM by Ozland

ShiroiRyu said:
Sorry but no.
With only three volumes, that will be awful.
Sadly, it's a good manga and a good serie ... but no.
O V A

Jan 13, 2014 7:49 AM by Sourire

nice we will see some of sinbad 's past.

Jan 13, 2014 6:27 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sorry but no.
With only three volumes, that will be awful.
Sadly, it's a good manga and a good serie ... but no.

Jan 13, 2014 5:54 AM by ShiroiRyu

Cool, will watch the Magi series soon.

Jan 13, 2014 5:50 AM by Tengai

Woah really? My birthday? What coincidence x3

Jan 13, 2014 4:23 AM by Himekoshi

@ deadIEnd

its a valid question that you have asked , if you care to see the labyrinth of magic (season 1) threads you will find those long discussions .and yeah it strays from main canon big time . i wont bring them here coz its sinbad thread and its been discussed already many times.

@ others for those who find it relevant

so most of the people say those were small changes , mixing canon with filler had zero impact . all the characters play out perfectly . ok . so basically you are happy with season 2 . i cant be . coz its the continuation of a faulty product .

after butchering 120 chapters in 25 episodes you should never have the courage to rampage with season 2 just because a damn good arc is finished recently . and lets milk money next from it . season 2 is doing good because its a good arc . i still expect them to make a filler from it . if you plan to stay true to the canon in s2 then why planned to rush s1 ? coz they didn't have any plan to begin with ...they were totally uncertain about this adaptation . but they didn't hesitate to pick it for s2 even after straying far away from the main plot point ... ( why ?? coz magnosthtd is a great arc and its nearly finished ...lets milk it) it will go on like this unless i stop . but hey !! 17 chapters out and lets make a sinbad ova now .. with what ? the prototype off course .. which is pretty much the vol 1 of sinbad . so when the anime comes out ?? add more filler !!

only one example ... i still dont know how they can consider the ending of ep 24 part of canon where al thamen stood up to congratulate alibaba as their SAVIOR dark king !!!! well ... i practically laugh out loud each time now when i think of how they will connect it with s2 ending ... and probably they wont or add some filler again to make it relevant with s1 ending if they got balls .

so yeah ... am not happy how much good they make the s2 coz the potential to make it big is already destroyed not to mention there is a word called perfectionism and staying honest to the source material. and i can show you how big of an potential the magi anime had !! its in top 4 bestselling manga now..almost big 3 level ..and for me its in my big three (op,HxH,magi) .
so do you consider this brilliant adaptation at the same level to the top 3 anime ?even top 13 ?? 23 ??? should i go on ??

so extremely sorry if i cant be happy with season 2 like the rest of you . i dont plan to ruin your enjoyment either . everyone has rights to enjoy themselves .it pains me to see that you dont find these small mistakes , change of tone , change of story , change of characters relevant and big NO NO for s2 and take s2 and forget s1 . fine... magi will go down like blue exorcist , black butler etc etc etc A1 products . enjoy the ride while it lasts . anime almost caught up to the manga . everyone will forget this adaptation once its over and with a bad impression of balbadd arc , damaged zagan arc etc etc .

am sorry if i cant be happy with season 2 even if they make it a masterpiece .

Jan 13, 2014 3:31 AM by headless_nick

I have a question, is the second season of Magi actually connects somehow to the ending of season 1, which was anime original, or it just passes it up?

Season one had so many faults because A-1 didn't handle it properly, and the ending was terrible for me. I'm well aware season 2 is considered much better, but still, I'm scared they'll ruin the season again with a terrible AO ending. I really wonder if season 2 will have an anime original ending aswell... That's why I didn't pick it up. Those who watch the anime, is the second season going on a direction that is at least faithful to the manga so far, and if so, does it show signs of staying that way?

Jan 12, 2014 11:36 PM by DeadIEnd

Minagatachi said:
kenshin_sama said:
Candor said:
And faithful to the manga in the 2nd season? I wonder who said that, but I'd hardly say making Aladdin a little cute damsel in distress in the pirates' arc when he's a freaking Magi being faithful to the manga. (that's where I dropped it, since I didn't want the war to be ruined as badly as Balbadd was ruined)

You know, I had a lot of hope for this anime up until that particular arc. It really felt like it had a lot going for it, but Balbadd wasn't nearly as good as I hoped it would be. I had friends hyping the hell out of that arc, but I couldn't consider it anything more than mediocre. The episodes proceeding that arc were horrible too. I really held Alibaba in high regard too, so seeing butcheries of his character like this leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Glad I decided to pass up on the sequel. I don't want my experience with the manga to be tarnished any further than it already has when I do get around to starting it.
It's really a shame that people are basing their judgement of season 2 on what they had seen in season 1. Season 2 has been incredible so far.
^

Jan 12, 2014 9:17 PM by Sourire

kenshin_sama said:
Candor said:
And faithful to the manga in the 2nd season? I wonder who said that, but I'd hardly say making Aladdin a little cute damsel in distress in the pirates' arc when he's a freaking Magi being faithful to the manga. (that's where I dropped it, since I didn't want the war to be ruined as badly as Balbadd was ruined)

You know, I had a lot of hope for this anime up until that particular arc. It really felt like it had a lot going for it, but Balbadd wasn't nearly as good as I hoped it would be. I had friends hyping the hell out of that arc, but I couldn't consider it anything more than mediocre. The episodes proceeding that arc were horrible too. I really held Alibaba in high regard too, so seeing butcheries of his character like this leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Glad I decided to pass up on the sequel. I don't want my experience with the manga to be tarnished any further than it already has when I do get around to starting it.
It's really a shame that people are basing their judgement of season 2 on what they had seen in season 1. Season 2 has been incredible so far.

Jan 12, 2014 8:07 PM by Minagatachi

Sourire said:
Candor said:
I wonder what plans they have for butchering it and ruining the hell out of it like they did with the anime series.
I always laugh at people like yourself, they butchered a small part of season 1, season 2 is perfectly adapted so far.
You and I might have watched a different show since first season was not only heavily butchered, but also changed some things.
I don't know maybe 100+ chapters(maybe even more) in 25 eps isn't really a lot.

Jan 12, 2014 7:34 PM by RX-782

mikado34 said:
Well that's nice and all but... it's way too early. The manga only has like 17 chapters right now. If it's going to be an OVA then they might mean an adaption of the manga prototype (?). I think they should have waited some time and then adapt the whole story.

And Ono Daisuke as 14-year-old Sinbad... might sound a little weird :)
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=727467&show=20#AxvMWzMXHUeJsAEV.99


Yes just like the title of the article says its an OVA

Jan 12, 2014 5:58 PM by mistress_kisara

Candor said:
And faithful to the manga in the 2nd season? I wonder who said that, but I'd hardly say making Aladdin a little cute damsel in distress in the pirates' arc when he's a freaking Magi being faithful to the manga. (that's where I dropped it, since I didn't want the war to be ruined as badly as Balbadd was ruined)

You know, I had a lot of hope for this anime up until that particular arc. It really felt like it had a lot going for it, but Balbadd wasn't nearly as good as I hoped it would be. I had friends hyping the hell out of that arc, but I couldn't consider it anything more than mediocre. The episodes proceeding that arc were horrible too. I really held Alibaba in high regard too, so seeing butcheries of his character like this leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Glad I decided to pass up on the sequel. I don't want my experience with the manga to be tarnished any further than it already has when I do get around to starting it.

Jan 12, 2014 5:13 PM by -Kenshin-

I'm not going to have high expectations for this if the entire manga thus far is being condensed into thirty minutes but it will be nice to see young Sinbad animated.

Jan 12, 2014 4:19 PM by Augerand

Well that's nice and all but... it's way too early. The manga only has like 17 chapters right now. If it's going to be an OVA then they might mean an adaption of the manga prototype (?). I think they should have waited some time and then adapt the whole story.

And Ono Daisuke as 14-year-old Sinbad... might sound a little weird :)

Jan 12, 2014 4:13 PM by mikadocs

Sinbadass gets his own animation? Excellent. I read the manga too and is excited to see this!

Jan 12, 2014 2:57 PM by Stark700