Madman Adds Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic to Animelab
posted on by Jon Hayward
You can watch the series right now at Animelab.com.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Fourteen years ago in a land covered by desert, mysterious towers called "Dungeons" suddenly appeared across the land. Many are drawn to these dungeons due to rumors of treasure lining their dangerous walls. Aladdin is travelling with Ugo, a djinn who is summoned by his magical flute and after an encounter with Alibaba, a merchant, they decide to conquer a dungeon and gain it's treasure.
Shinobu Ohtaka's original manga re-imagines tales from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights). Ohtaka, the creator of Sumomomo Momomo, has been serializing Magi in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since 2009, and Shogakukan will publish the 13th compiled book volume next month. The manga has 4.4 million copies in circulation.
Director Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW) helmed the anime adaptation at A-1 Pictures. Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) served as the character designer and chief animation director and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown, My-HiME) handled the scripts. Shiro Sagisu (Bleach, Evangelion, Berserk films) composed the music. Magi is a 90th anniversary project from Shogakukan and started screening in Japan on October 7th, 2012 on MBS and TBS.
The cast included 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.
At Brisbane Supanova in 2012 Madman Entertainment announced that Magi would be screened in their Screening Room and the series was recently released with English dub on DVD in April and May 2014.
The following series, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic was licensed by Madman at the end of 2013 but there has been no further announcement on when the series will be released.
Image © 2012 Shinobu Ohtaka/SHOGAKUKAN, Magi Committee, MBS