Anime Spotlight - Magi

by Justin Sevakis, Oct 4th 2012

October, 2012 (Japanese Premiere)
October 10, 2012 (Crunchyroll)

Key Staff

Original Creator - Shinobu Ohtaka
    (Sumomomo Momomo)
Director - Koji Masunari
    (Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW, Kamichu! R.O.D THE TV)
Series Composition - Hiroyuki Yoshino
    (Macross Frontier, My-HiME, Black Butler)
Animation Production
A-1 Pictures






Story

A young boy, Aladdin, travels a mysterious continent that is home to a mysterious ruin known as the “Dungeon”, in which great treasure is said to lay hidden. During his travels, the young boy meets Alibaba, and together they attempt to clear the “Dungeon” in order to claim the treasures within. As their quest brings about new encounters and farewells, Aladdin will come to learn of his true destiny.

Characters

Aladdin
VA: Kaori Ishihara
Aladdin is a mysterious young boy who can summon a blue djinn, Ugo, from his flute. Since he lived alone with Ugo, trapped inside “a sturdy basement room”, he knows little about himself or the world. At his only friend Ugo's request, he's travelling in search of “Djinn's metal vessels”.

Alibaba
VA: Yuki Kaji
Alibaba is a 17 year old boy from the slums, working as a cart driver in Qishang. In order to obtain “enough money to buy a nation” he plans to clear the Dungeon. He invites Aladdin to join him in his quest hoping to use Aladdin's “Djinn's metal vessel” to challenge “Amon”, the undefeated ruler of the Dungeon's 7th floor. At first glance he seems carefree, but that comes from his worldly wisdom. In truth he is a boy with the courage and kindness to get angry, cry, or risk his life for the sake of someone else.

Morgiana
VA: Haruka Tomatsu
Morgiana is a 14 year old girl descended from the warrior tribe, Fanalis, one of the minorities on the Dark Continent. She lives her life as a slave to her Qishang master, Shamil, while trying to fight off her homesickness. Her physical prowess exceeds most people, with legs strong enough for her to run up walls, and a nose keen enough to sniff out hidden people. She's expressionless and unfriendly, but she has a strong, kind heart and can be quite considerate.

Judar
VA: Ryohei Kimura
Judar is a young, black-haired boy called “Magi” with an aura of hostility around him. He appeared on Qishang together with “The home tutor” who instigated Jamil, and found a power capable of influencing the Dungeon. His true identity and motives are unclear at present.

Cast

Aladdin
Kaori Ishihara
Alibaba
Yuki Kaji
Morgiana
Haruka Tomatsu
Sinbad
Daisuke Ono
Judar
Ryohei Kimura
Ja'far
Takahiro Sakurai
Masrur
Yoshimasa Hosoya
Sharrkan
Showtaro Morikubo
Yamraiha
Yui Horie
Pisti
Rumi Okubo
Spartos
Wataru Hatano
Drakon
Tomokazu Sugita
Hinahoho
Keiji Fujiwara
Ren Hakuei
Nana Mizuki
Ri Seishun
Asami Seto
Ren Kogyoku
Kana Hanazawa
Ren Hakuryuu
Kensyo Ono
Cassim
Jun Fukuyama

Staff

Original Creator
Shinobu Ohtaka
(Shogakukan “Weekly Shounen Sunday” Publishing)
Director
Koji Masunari
Series Composition
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Series Direction
Naotaka Hayashi
Character Design
Chief Animation Director
Toshifumi Akai
Concept Design
Shiho Takeuchi
Effect Animation
Takashi Hashimoto
Art Director
Ayu Kawamoto
Art Design
Yuuho Taniuchi
Color Design
Eri Suzuki
Director of Photography
Yoshihiro Sekiya
Editing
Akinori Mishima
Sound Director
Hiromi Kikuta
Music
Shiro Sagisu
Animation Production
A-1 Pictures
Production
MAGI Production Committee








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