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Shinobu Ohtaka's Magi Fantasy Manga Enters Final Arc

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Special TV program to air on September 29 with 'latest information' about franchise

This year's 43rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Shinobu Ohtaka's Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic manga has ended its Kou Empire Arc, and will start its final arc in the magazine's 48th issue, which will ship on October 28.

The 43rd issue is also announcing that Magi will get a special TV program that will air on Tokyo MX on September 29 at 25:05 (effectively September 30 at 1:05 a.m.). The program will discuss the world of Magi centering on the Sindbad no Bōken video anime series, and it will also discuss the "latest information" about the franchise.

Ohtaka's manga re-imagines characters from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights). Shogakukan published the manga's 26th compiled book volume in Japan on July 17, and it will publish the 27th volume on October 16. As of May, the manga had more than 18 million copies in circulation. Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America, and it published the 13th compiled book volume in August.

Aniplex USA licensed both television anime adaptations and released the series on DVD.

Yoshifumi Ōtera is also serializing the Magi: Adventure of Sinbad spinoff manga in Shogakukan's "Ura Sunday" webcomic site. The manga has been adapted into five OVAs bundled with special editions of the manga's compiled book volumes. Shogakukan shipped the manga's seventh compiled book volume on April 17, and it will publish the eighth compiled volume on October 16.

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