Magi: Adventure of Sinbad Anime Spin-off Gets 3rd Episode in December
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday is announcing on Wednesday that a third episode of the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of the spin-off manga Magi: Sinbad no Bōken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) has been green-lit, and will be bundled with the special edition bundle of the fifth volume of the manga in December.
The second episode of the anime (listed as the "second half") will be bundled with the special edition of Shinobu Ohtaka and Yoshifumi Ōtera's fourth manga volume, which is scheduled to ship in Japan on August 18. Daisuke Ono returns to play the young Sinbad in the second episode. Other cast members include Akira Ishida as Yunan, Tomokazu Sugita as Drakon, Ai Kayano as Serendine, Katsuyuki Konishi as Badr, and Yōko Hikasa as Esra.
A 70-page "prototype" of the manga with art by Ōtera was bundled with the first Blu-ray Disc of the Magi anime in 2012. The manga's prologue also ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday later that year. After beginning a full serialization in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, it moved to the publisher's web comic site "Ura Sunday" last year.
This Magi OVA is part of Shonen Sunday's "Sunday Anime Project," a wave of new anime adaptations that began in 2013. Previous adaptations included last year's 16th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker.