Aniplex of America to Release Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic on DVD Sets
SANTA MONICA, CA (October 12, 2013) –Magi fans will be delighted to hear that the fantastic series full of magic and adventure will now be available to own. Following their recent announcement of the Magi series' English voice cast, Aniplex of America Inc. announced at New York Comic Con of their home video release plans for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, in North America.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, a 25-episode TV series, will be released in two parts. The “Complete DVD Set Volume 1” is scheduled for release on January 14, 2014, and Volume 2 will be released on March 18, 2014. Both SKUs will feature the original Japanese and English audio with English subtitles. Details of each SKU are listed below.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Complete DVD Set Vol.1 features:
● 3 DVD discs (TRT: Approx. 300 min)
● Episodes 1-12
● Video: 16:9 Widescreen
● Audio: Japanese & English
● Subtitles: English
● Rating: 13 UP
Bonus Content and Special Package
● Textless Opening & Ending
● English Version Trailer
● Deluxe Booklet
● 5 Collectable Foil Stamped Postcards
● O-Sleeve with Key Visual Art illustrated by Toshifumi Akai (Character Designer)
● 2-Sided Reversible Cover
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Complete DVD Set Vol. 1
Both SKUs can be pre-ordered and purchased at: Right Stuf: http://www.rightstuf.com/
For detailed information, please visit: www.Magi-USA.com
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is an anime adaptation of the hit manga series by Shinobu Ohtaka, which has sold over 10 million copies in Japan. The English version of the manga has also been recently released and is available for purchase through Viz Media. The animation production was done by the highly acclaimed A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist), and lead by veteran director Koji Masunari (R.O.D, Kamichu!). The anime series has demonstrated rising popularity in the U.S. while it was available for streaming online through the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, and Hulu. The English dubbed version of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic will begin airing every week on Neon Alley, Viz Media's digital anime channel, on October 18th.
Story of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Alibaba is a young carrier who dreams of gaining enough money to buy a whole country. To achieve this goal he must venture into a mysterious ruin called a “Dungeon,” which is said to hold secret treasures deep within its labyrinth. Unfortunately, Alibaba lacks the courage to carry out his plan and remains a worker. Until…
One day Alibaba meets a mysterious boy named Aladdin, who can summon a mighty blue spirit from a flute and travels across the continent in search of Djinn Metal Vessels. Hoping to harness Aladdin's magical power, Alibaba invites Aladdin to join him on his dungeon-capturing expedition.
Along the way, through numerous encounters and farewells, both of them will come to learn the truth about their destiny!
Original Creator: Shinobu Ohtaka (Shogakukan “Weekly Shounen Sunday” Publishing)
Director: Koji Masunari
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Series Direction: Naotaka Hayashi
Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Toshifumi Akai
Concept Design: Shiho Takeuchi
Effect Animation: Takashi Hashimoto
Art Director: Ayu Kawamoto
Art Design: Yuuho Taniuchi
Color Design: Eri Suzuki
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Production: MAGI Production Committee
Aladdin: Kaori Ishihara / Erica Mendez
Alibaba: Yuki Kaji / Erik Scott Kimerer
Morgiana: Haruka Tomatsu / Cristina Vee
Sinbad: Daisuke Ono / Matt Mercer
Judar: Ryohei Kimura / Todd Haberkorn
Jafar: Takahiro Sakurai / Lucien Dodge
Masrur: Yoshimasa Hosoya / Keith Silverstein
Ugo: Toshiyuki Morikawa / Patrick Seitz
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Monogatari Series Second Season, Day Break Illusion, Servant X Service, Silver Spoon, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Fate/Zero, and Vividred Operation.
About Right Stuf
Currently celebrating its 26th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at Rightstuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.
© 2012 Shinobu Ohtaka/SHOGAKUKAN, Magi Committee, MBS