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    [Review] Magi: The oddity of awesome?

    Ok lets start my review of magi so far.
    -First off need a reason to make this review so here's three.
    1. I personally enjoyed magi a lot.
    2. Most of the people here like onepiece, naruto, fairytail, or FMA. I can assure you Magi takes a lot of the good traits from those series.
    3. Middle eastern setting. You will not see very many if any anime touch this, and this anime touches it beautifully. From the close
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    Ok lets start off with Season 1.(why it's awesome and why you probably didn't know that).

    Why it's awesome:
    -Intro-Now season 1 starts off with the three protagonist(Alladin, Alilbaba and Morgiana) all meeting up and going into the labyrinth. Sound boring yet? Well Morgiana is a slave, alladin has a thief, and Alladin is magician, all of them going into what is basically a dungeon to get the legendary weapon and obtain wealth. However it's also noted that they aren't allied in the least.
    -Later-So that's all good and well, but overall still sounds kind of boring. I mean going into a giant tower for loot isn't exactly interesting even if you put a lot of work into it...right?
    Yup! Good thing the rest of the series moves on from that! The scope keeps getting bigger and bigger as the series goes on, right now they are having country sized wars and it's rather....amazing to say the least.(honestly i think berserk was really the only other series that did this).
    -Characters-
    Me personally, I find two characters that are just amazing. Sinbad(yes from the classic tales revamped) and Morgiana(the female protagonist).
    1.Because Sinbad is a beast, an oddity, and well just godlike in the show. He's also not black and white.(as you will find most people are not.)
    2.Morgiana is just compelling. She steals the spotlight every episode and never fails to dissapoint. Her battles are more interesting, her character more developed, and her goal more unique. It's something that really just baffles me how well this character is done.

    Why you didn't hear about it:
    -Magi is one of those series that really doesn't make it's audience clear. It's real audience is the FMA audience, but from the pictures you'd guess the FairyTail/OnePiece crowd was the intended target. It's a lot deeper and mature than it looks like on the surface, and goes into themes that really very very few anime/manga delve into, almost none of them shonen.


    Now lets talk about the two things I think are most entertaining about the show: Combat and Comedy.

    The combat is kind of unique now.Again, very similar to FMA style with a shitload of magic being thrown everywhere but reasonably so. Also, it's life-threatening. People die, they get injured critically in battle, and a lot of shit happens on the bigger fights. If you like magic or the manipulation of elements, this show is definitely for you. However there are some melee battles, just not as good imo.
    +YES THERE IS A LOT OF BLOOD+(this series really isn't your average shonen action).

    -I have a hard time finding good amv's for this anime that aren't copyrighted on youtube lol.

    The comedy is actually pretty funny. The three protagonist make a good take and there is a lot of running gags throughout the show that are quite funny.
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    Why you should watch season 2.



    That's the opening of season 2, the first episode.(and what happens in about 1-3 episodes from now)

    Outside of a fullblown war involving:

    A volcano
    A giant demon(I stress the word GiANT here, like think 10tails times 5 or onepiece Ogre's times 3. It's frickin huge.).
    A group of "fanalis"(super rare spartan breed in the show).
    Basically everyone except sinbad(even the main "bad guy") going all out fighting everyone, using these ridiculous powers.
    Tons upon tons of cannon fodder slaughtering each other.
    -It's basically what Naruto's 4th war should have been, without the zombies.
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    So in the end, I recommend that you read or watch Magi. It is an exceptional series that doesn't get a lot of attention.
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    I really liked the first season and I've downloaded the entire 2nd season (up to ep. 17) so I'll watch it sometime soon. Magi does go into more serious, mature topics like slavery and politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AqworldThunder View Post
    I really liked the first season and I've downloaded the entire 2nd season (up to ep. 17) so I'll watch it sometime soon. Magi does go into more serious, mature topics like slavery and politics.
    It's also a pretty good read. I'd wait till like episode 20 if you wanted to marathon it though, since they are just starting the war next week.


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    I am sitting waiting to see what Alladin will do next.
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    It's fun to watch.

    This week the equivalent of Rome is fighting the magician army. Which is always great to watch soldiers die by boiling water and obliterated by a nuke.

    Ah.....good times.


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