So recently I've been trying a lot of new anime. I think that's a 'good habit' I've developed, trying new things! ...most of these animes that I try... suck. And I say that in a completely scientific capacity. It's hard to find anything good!
But I did. Whilst listening to Vocaloid songs- I noticed some particularly unusual anime character designs used as the video. I liked them. I looked them up...
It turned out they belong to an anime is called---- 'Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic' - that's its full title! Stupid name.... kind of. Kind of smart. This anime is a match made in heaven for people who are fans of shonen series like Naruto, KHR, Ao No Exorcist, Fairy Tail... you've probably not heard of it, because it's only been airing for three months. Though clearly some people have already seen it, or else I'd never have found it =3 I'd like to share this with new people who will enjoy it!
The anime's an ecliptic mix with vague connotations of Aladdin. I mean the main character's name is Aladdin, and you'll recognize other names, but that's it; they're only borrowed names.
Things that you might benifit from knowing:
'Magi' means 'Wise man', and lends itself to 'mage' and 'magician'. You'll see which of these fits Aladdin.
'Djinn' is the name of a free-willed fire spirit/demon who may or may not be bound to an object. 'The genie of the lamp' is just a Djinn. Knowing this will just make you less confused!
'Labyrinth ' is a
This anime is set in a fictional counterpart to south and west asia- (possibly a small part of east asia (as the original Aladdin stories were set in China)) so... yeah. If you really honestly want to watch anime that's set exclusively in Japan, because it's Japan you love, stay away from this one. However, if you like it when anime explores a Whole New World, a new fantastic point of view (HAHAHA JOKED.) watch this. Watch this hard.
Oh yeah, it's originally a manga. And it's totally full of fighting, explosions, and topics, such as slavery, that'll be hard to dub over. And there's even a blue, headless body.
A blue, headless body you say? Now that I gotta' see!