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Magi Adventure Anime's 3rd Promo Streamed With English Subs

posted on 2012-10-05 01:30 EDT
A-1 Pictures' anime of Shinobu Ohtaka's manga to stream in English next Wednesday

Aniplex of America added English subtitles to the third promotional video for the Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic television anime series and began streaming it this week. The same video debuted in Japan last month.

The original manga re-imagines tales from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights). Shinobu Ohtaka, the creator of Sumomomo Momomo, has been serializing the manga since 2009, and Shogakukan published the 14th compiled book volume on September 18. The manga has 4.4 million copies in circulation.

Director Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW) is helming the anime adaptation at A-1 Pictures. Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is serving as the character designer and chief animation director, and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown, My-HiME) is handling the scripts. Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Evangelion, Berserk films) is composing the music. The visual-kei band SID is performing the opening theme song "V.I.P."

The all-star cast includes Kaori Ishihara as Aladdin, Yuuki Kaji as Ali Baba, Haruka Tomatsu as Morgiana, Daisuke Ono as Sinbad, Ryohei Kimura as Judal, and Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ūgo-kun.

This 90th anniversary project from Shogakukan will premiere in Japan on Sunday. Crunchyroll and Hulu will then begin streaming the anime in English into several countries next Wednesday.


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