Magi is a show that uses fairy tales, but it does so in an exciting way. This anime starts exploring broader topics and the psychology of what’s right or wrong through twisted battles with psychological twists. The animations seem a bit childish at first, but it’s just that type of anime.
The Magi is somewhat of a franchise with three anime series in the same world. These fantasy anime series could be watched independently and not get confusing at all. But if you’re one of those anime fans that are meticulous with the order they watch these series, we can help you out with that. Here’s how to manage the Magi anime series in order:
1st: Magi: The Adventure Of Sinbad (2016)
The boy Sinbad was born in the small, impoverished Tison Village of the Parthevia Empire. His birth created a radiant surge throughout the rukh, declaring to those who stand at their pinnacle—the “Child of Destiny” is here. Despite being in a country plagued by economic instability and war repercussions, he leads a joyous life until tragedy strikes in the form of a stranger that shatters his world.
Years later, mysterious “dungeons” have been appearing all over the world. These dungeons piqued adventurers and armies alike because of the rumoured to have power and treasures inside. Many have ventured forth, though, to this day, none have returned from them.
Now 14 years old and has grown into a charming and talented boy, Sinbad yearns to begin exploring the world beyond his village. As if orchestrated by fate, he meets an enigmatic traveller named Yunan. Sinbad’s story and ambition stir Yunan, and he directs him to a dungeon that could grant Sinbad the power of a king.
Though released two years after the first Magi series, Magi: Sinbad no Bouken is the prequel to both series. Though there is a 6 episode OVA released in 2014 (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad OVA), it all ties up with the 2016 release.
2nd: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (2012)
Dungeons are places that have been created by magicians called Magi. Magi are a class of rare magicians who help people build their empires by guiding them to these impregnable labyrinths. Supernatural beings called Djinns rule over this maze-like world and grant successful conquerors access to immense power and choose potential king candidates for ruling the world.
Aladdin, a kind and young magician who just left home for the first time in his life, was eager to explore. He wanted to find out all there is about this world he had never been introduced into before. However, at one point, Aladdin’s journey becomes way more than even he could have ever imagined when after accidentally destroying some of Alibaba Saluja’s cart’s merchandise while exploring with Ugo: his djinn friend that can be summoned by playing on his flute. Alibaba suggested they conquered their nearby labyrinth together as payment for the damages caused; an adventure which would change both of them forever sealing their fates once and for all!
Magi and Alibaba, Aladin and Morgiana first met in this season. It also serves as the introductory season for those who want to understand better what is going on before watching Magi: The Kingdom of Magic.
3rd: Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (2014)
Aladdin and his friends enjoyed their time in Sindria, but after defeating Al-Thamen, they had to part ways. Hakuryuu, Kougyoku, and Morgiana headed for home while Alibaba goes off to train. Aladdin sets off for Magnostadt—a mysterious country ruled by magicians–to investigate the strange events occurring there.
This instalment follows these friends as they go on their separate adventures and deal with their own challenges. However, a new danger arises as war threatens to take place.
The 2nd season is the best when it comes to bloody fights and amazing scenes. Aladin went to Magnaushtatt Academy, the school of magic where we could see other powerful characters. Alibaba went to Shambala Ramal’s training ground to train as a Gladiator that gives us awesome fight scenes! Morgiana has gone back home, which was known as “The Great Rift.”
Whatever order you watch it or if you have already watched it chronologically, anime fans can all agree that the Magi series is a fantastic fantasy anime with the right amounts of adventure elements. The only thing that could make it better is the fourth series.
Well, there you have it! It’s not as confusing as the bizarre labyrinths, right? I hope this helps. Enjoy!