Magi: Sinbad no Bōken Spin-Off Manga Gets 5th OVA This Summer
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The wraparound band on the 25th volume of Shinobu Ohtaka's main Magi manga will reveal on Friday that Ohtaka and Yoshifumi Ōtera's spinoff manga Magi: Sinbad no Bōken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) will get a fifth video anime this summer. The DVD will ship with a special edition of the seventh volume of the Magi: Sinbad no Bōken manga.
The first OVA episode shipped with the manga's third volume last May, the second episode shipped with the fourth volume last August, the third episode shipped with the special edition of the fifth volume of the manga on December, and the fourth episode will ship with the special edition of the sixth volume of the manga on Friday.
The fourth OVA volume is titled "Meikyū Valefor Kōryaku-hen Chūhen" (The Capture of Valefor Dungeon Middle Volume). The fifth OVA volume shipping in summer is titled "Meikyū Valefor Kōryaku-hen Kōhen" (The Capture of Valefor Dungeon Last 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 the 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.