Magi: Sinbad no Bōken Spin-Off Manga Gets 4th OVA
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The wraparound jacket on the 24th volume of Shinobu Ohtaka's main Magi manga revealed on Friday that Ohtaka and Yoshifumi Ōtera's spinoff manga Magi: Sinbad no Bōken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) will get a fourth video anime in April. The DVD will ship with a special edition of the sixth volume of the Magi: Sinbad no Bōken manga on April 17. The special edition will retail for 2,980 yen (about US$25).
The first OVA episode shipped with the manga's third volume last May, the second episode shipped with the fourth volume last August, and the third episode shipped with the special edition of the fifth volume of the manga on December 18.
The third OVA volume was titled "Meikyū Valefor Kōryaku-hen Zenpen" (The Capture of Valefor Dungeon First Volume). The fourth OVA volume shipping in April is titled "Meikyū Valefor Kōryaku-hen Chūhen" (The Capture of Valefor Dungeon Middle Volume). The new OVA will follow Jafar, Sinbad, and Hinahoho as they try to capture the sixth dungeon Valefor.
Daisuke Ono returned from the main Magi television series to play the young Sinbad in he OVAs. 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. Keiji Fujiwara and Takahiro Sakurai joined the cast in the third episode, reprising their Magi television anime roles of Hinahoho and Jafar, respectively.
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" in 2013.