Manga of the Week - マギ

8:05 PM

This week we go to an alternate ancient middle east for some magical bishounen fun.

Title: マギ , Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic
Author: Ohtaka Shinobu
Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Serialized in: Shogakugan Shounen Sunday
Total Volume Count: 9 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
A boy who travels across the desert with a genie friend...
Kenn's Comment: Derp. That was a terrible summary.

The main character is a young Aladdin, who has a magic flute with a djinn inside. There was some mention of a wish that Aladin made that he wished that the djinn wuld be his friend. The djinn, when summoned, has no head, a HUGE muscular body and is SO shy around girls that when a girl touches him, he falls over and is paralyzed due to embarrassment.

That one's not much better, which is why I didn't use that one either. Anywho, by now you should realize that the main character, Aladdin, travels around with a magic flute. He solves conflicts that he gets into by summoning the djinn and doing what shounen series do best. Comical pummeling! Main character is named Aladdin, and there are some aspects of it that are form the tale of Aladdin, but for the most part, I'm pretty sure this is original. I liked what little I've read, and I'm sure the rest of it is similar, so I'll say that it's probably pretty good. Check it out if you have time.

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