Magi Manga Gets Its 1st Stage Musical
posted on by Alex Mateo
Shinobu Ohtaka's Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic manga is inspiring its first stage musical titled Musical "Magi" -Dungeon Kumikyoku that will run at the Tennozu Galaxy Theater in Tokyo from June 3-12 and Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka from June 18-19.
The cast includes:
- Yugo Miyajima (ORβIT) as Aladdin
- Hiroki Ino as Alibaba
- Nana Okada (AKB48) as Morgiana
- Mitshuhiro Nagatomo (Hibiki) as Budel
- Miho Sugimoto as Baba
- Shо̄go Onozuka as Goltas
- Shina Tanaka as Ren Hakuei
- Akito Teshima (SOLIDEMO) as Judar
- Daisuke Hirose as Cassim
- Takuji Kawakubo as Jamil
- Toshiyuki Morikawa (voice appearance) as Ūgo-kun
Kо̄tarо̄ Yoshitani is directing the musical. Sayaka Asai is writing the screenplay. Shuhei Kamimura is composing the music. MAMORU is handling the choreography.
The anime adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan in October 2012. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, the second anime adaptation, debuted in October 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the Magi anime adaptations as they aired in Japan, and Aniplex of America released both on home video.
Funimation added the series in 2019, and it describes the story:
Alibaba travels across a magical land in search of wealth, meeting young Aladdin along the way. Together, they explore a mysterious Dungeon said to hold tremendous treasures, until a Djinn appears and reveals the truth about Aladdin's powers. Now, the greatest gem to uncover is their destiny!
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 was a 90th anniversary project from Shogakukan.
The cast includes 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.
Ohtaka's original manga re-imagines tales from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights). Ohtaka launched the manga in 2009 after finishing her Sumomomo Momomo manga. The series ended in October 2017, and Shogakukan published the 37th and final volume in November 2017. The manga was the winner of the Boys' Manga category of the Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2014.
Sources: Magi musical's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie
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