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Manga 'Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic' to Enter Its Final Arc

by Sakana-san
Sep 19, 2015 5:07 PM | 75 Comments
A scan of the 43rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine, which will go on sale on September 23, revealed that manga Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic will be entering its final arc. The arc will begin in the 48th issue of Shounen Sunday, which goes on sale on October 29.

Magi is written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka and has been serialized in Shounen Sunday since June 2009. The manga received a prequel, covering Sinbad's early life, which was adapted into five OVA episodes. The main series itself has received two TV anime adaptations by A-1 Pictures. The first, titled Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, aired in 2012, and the second, titled Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, aired in 2013. Both adaptations ran for 25 episodes.

The series won the shounen category for the 59th Shougakukan Manga Awards in 2013.

Source: Scan via ANN

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Good to know. When it will end, I will start reading it. Cause I had enough of on going mangas.

Jun 19, 2016 9:41 AM by EfiChan

but what about the dark continent. the fanalis and the mother dragon?

May 26, 2016 10:30 AM by ritsu1001

I hate the phrase " all good things must come to an end " what a bummer Magi to me is one of the best Mangas out there really didn't want their adventure to end

Apr 2, 2016 10:02 AM by ST0NEC1AN0

Awesome i barely read any manga but im up to date on this one

Nov 9, 2015 9:36 PM by RageNation

Oh... It will be missed once it's over..such an awesome series…(╥﹏╥)

Oct 3, 2015 6:31 AM by retii

push0 said:
Good. I don't want this to turn into Fairy Tail or Bleach.

Would love a Madhouse reboot with about 100 or so episodes. But a season 3 is also fine.

nahh...bones would do this anime justice. they are great with the supernatural genre as seen with fullmetal alchemist, noragami, kekkai sensen, darker than black, etc.

Sep 29, 2015 3:11 PM by Shuuka

MysticLeviathan said:
I kinda sorta got into it, I watched the first season for sure, and I think I might've seen the second season, but I can't remember. I never really got into the manga. It's okay though, interesting premise, but the whole shonen cliche of "falling into depravity" is a real turn off for me, the most annoying cliche in all of shonen, and it's at the forefront of this series which makes it very tough to follow at times, though some of it's really cool.

Dud... Magi is a way of life...

Sep 21, 2015 11:53 PM by NotJustJuice

petalshreds said:

I like that's a possibility, but I'm still not convinced so far. I feel as if he'll

or something

I believe that role is still suited to mah girl

Sep 21, 2015 9:34 PM by Olem

Eeep. I guess I should catch up . xp

Sep 21, 2015 11:04 AM by 5shin

I mainly know this for being one of those rare Shonen Jump series where the manga source actually had more content than the adaptation, granted I only saw the first part of the adaptation which jumped all over the place in the story and skipped over things you'd think might be important yet included some of the strangest most irrelevant shit including a pretty bad anime original arc by a pretty bad writer in Hiroyuki Yoshino. No idea why it's so highly revered on MAL other than that it's MAL where the rating of an anime seems to have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on how I found or will find something.

The manga though, pretty decent, colorful cast of characters, no a bad shonen action setup and premise really though I've only read about 100 chapters myself which in the realm of Shonen action manga is practically nothing.

metsujin said:
Gotta start collecting the volumes, a bit shocked, but hope this last arc is long and doesn't end up at chapter 300 or something. Inb4 people who're talking about Madhouse and how they should make Magi... yeah.. no it's made by A-1 I don't think they'll give the rights that easy.

If it was still produced by Aniplex it'd be like a lateral move from A-1 honestly. Now that it's ending and the potential for making money is significantly lessened I would not expect a 3rd season since it can't be used to bolster the manga's circulation much anymore and it does not sell discs and thus there's just no benefit to another anime. Anime doesn't get made much anymore these days unless somebody thinks it's a worthwhile commercial for some other format of the same content or if it can sell discs.

Sep 21, 2015 11:01 AM by PeacingOut

I hope it will get a good ending

Sep 21, 2015 9:45 AM by Anon1409

Remv_quevav said:
I shood start reading this


Sep 21, 2015 8:13 AM by Tengai

As a fan it's obviously saddening but hopefully its a long arc like 4th Great Shinobi War.

Sep 20, 2015 10:58 PM by R4vel

Gotta start collecting the volumes, a bit shocked, but hope this last arc is long and doesn't end up at chapter 300 or something. Inb4 people who're talking about Madhouse and how they should make Magi... yeah.. no it's made by A-1 I don't think they'll give the rights that easy.

Sep 20, 2015 10:56 PM by metsujin

I'll be pissed if it ends before Bleach.

Sep 20, 2015 10:28 PM by soulless4now


Sep 20, 2015 7:53 PM by petalshreds

thepath said:
I hope it get 3rd season

It will. It deserves it, the best manga I'm reading atm.

Sep 20, 2015 6:43 PM by WhiteFlamee

I've always wanted to read Magi but didn't want to commit to another long-running shonen with no end in sight...glad to see this one is wrapping up so I can finally start it.

Sep 20, 2015 3:28 PM by _mahoushoujos_

i just hope sinbad doesnt turn out to b the main villain

Sep 20, 2015 2:24 PM by abyss333

Eh, good now i've a reason to pick this up

omg i just remembered how bad the first season was, dem derpy faces in every single episode.
If they announce a 3rd season i'm no sure if i'm going to watch it or not because A-1 Pictures is just......

Sep 20, 2015 12:41 PM by Riniee

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