Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Anime Review

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This anime seems to be about a mix of characters from or associated with 1001 Arabian Nights. Aladdin, Alibaba, Sinbad and Ja’far for example. The characters from this show don’t really seem to play exactly the same roles as the ones you might know, however. For example, Ja’far works under Sinbad and fights on the side of good.

In the story, Aladdin is a magi, who is someone with special powers and the ability to choose the next king. He appears near Alibaba and turns his life upside down. They decide to go on an adventure, however there are pressing matters awaiting them at every turn. Dungeon capturing is a prominent theme in this show. These are places where Djinn reside. (Think genies) These Djinn can be summoned with special objects and will help their summoner fight.

I wasn’t a huge fan of this show, I don’t really have a reason why, but I personally didn’t enjoy it much. I didn’t like the way the story twisted as it progressed. The characters were interesting and fairly well written, the idea was novel. The show did feel cluttered, however, like they were trying to squeeze too many elements into it.

In the beginning, it was far too messy in my opinion. I also wish that Alibaba’s backstory had been covered earlier on. If the flashbacks had been shown before his past started to affect the story, it may have been far superior (in my opinion).

I found that it was more enjoyable as it reached its conclusion, I started to settle into the pacing as it began to reach its conclusion.

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