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Magi - Labyrinth of Magic  
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In a world similar to that of Scheherezade's tales, a mysterious young boy named Aladdin drifts from place to place with his djinn Ugo. Ugo lives inside a golden recorder, and Aladdin is on the hunt for his true container, “The Djinn's Metal Vessel.” One day he encounters Alibaba, a poor lad determined to enter one of the mysterious Dungeons that popped up a decade ago in order to make his fortune. Thus the the two begin their adventure in a Persia that never was...


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Associated Names
เมไจ (Thai)
Magi - Mê Cung Thần Thoại
Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic

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Latest Release(s)
c.260 by Sense-Scans (1d ago)
c.258-259 by Sense-Scans (8d ago)
c.257 by Sense-Scans (25d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 2 (with a few scenes from Chap 1)
Ends at LoM: Vol 12, Chap. 115 | KoM: Chap.198

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (862 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 24th 2014, 1:04am PST

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English Publisher
Viz (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #208 decreased(-4)
3 Month Pos #169 decreased(-26)
6 Month Pos #160 decreased(-34)

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Starts slow but gets good.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ZoddGuts
November 25th, 2013, 9:52pm
Great series. Starts a bit slow but it really picks up after a few volumes. Also don't judge the manga based on the awful anime adaptation. The anime made changes for the worse and hasn't done the manga justice.

Edit: Lower my grade because recently the manga has took a different turn for the worse. Too much politics, not enough adventure.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2014, 11:38pm
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Another Manga Unique for ITS FACES.   
Rating: N/A
by hawkeye312
October 27th, 2013, 4:35pm
Obviously, y'all read this for the amazing faces that Miss Ohtaka Shinobu is famous for! xD Great story, art, suspense, excitement, and no fan service. Me likey. Already bought the first two volumes released in the US!
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Merely average   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
August 29th, 2013, 2:04am
Certainly not bad, but suffers from an overabundance of being too average in design, execution, characters, storylines, even powers. It's a shounen manga but Aladdin-flavoured with very few surprises for me. Again, it's definitely not bad, I've enjoyed reading it but it's starting to feel like a drag at chapter 100, so I'm taking a break from it.
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Not sure   
Rating: N/A
by RoxFlowz
August 25th, 2013, 12:00pm
A slow start, but it did get a lot better. What made Magi good was it's uniqueness. Despite being a Shounen, it tried to pick up a few darker and more mature themes. Sadly, it's only been going downhill lately. Giving into the temptation of using weak plot devices and showing the typical shounen flaws. (Weak, stereotypical villains; flat side characters and the generic good and evil...)

I can only hope the author reconsiders his change in style. I don't think there's any need for a second FT.
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too bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CrossRyuu
August 24th, 2013, 1:46am
people who really knows what a good story is will pick magi
its not mainstream manga but its pretty good its better than FT(which doesnt taste defeat) in my opinion
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Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by Rajiaffiance
June 30th, 2013, 3:02pm
Magi is a diamond in the fog. Lately the shounen genre has been getting BS from everybody, all because of mainstream shounen like OP, FT,Naruto, et cetra(I'm not saying they're bad) Magi Is just like FMA-type shounen its in a league of its own:
The pacing is good, and all the characters are all amazing
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Really surprised me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by claudiofd
April 7th, 2013, 3:20pm
A year ago I had nothing to read and felt like reading something light and bright. I went through my long wish list and narrowed the contenders. Magi won, merely because it looked like a light-hearted simple piece of fun that wouldn't really require much from me as a reader.

A read a few dozen chapters and believed I was indeed correct. It wasn't much. It was the simple light-hearted piece I had desired and I was okay with that. Then I started the Balbadd arc and my opinion about this started changing. What had so far been a bright typical shounen manga that managed to keep itself entertaining with a cool world even if the execution was a little forgettable was becoming something more. That arc is the mark of the real start of the series. The end of the arc itself is very well accomplished, managing what most shounens fail to attain: an arc finale that blends, emotion, battle and smarts. The characters grew and Magi finally became a series that was worth my complete attention.

Unfortunately, due to my student life I was unable to keep up with the releases that were coming out at an extraordinarily fast pace (kudos to sense-scans for that by the way, they did a fantastic job on this series) so I decided to put it on hold until it had caught up to the Japanese release. Then I read the whole 90 or so chapters that were left and they blew my mind. The balbadd arc had not been a fluke. No, far from it. On the contrary it was becoming even better.

Magi took the world it had been developing slowly and spread its characters throughout it. We went to Sindria, met awesome characters and saw just how fascinating and full of possibilities this world was. Exciting battles with great interactions between the characters. An antagonist fitting for the epic proportions the plot was developing. Depth that most shounens of this genre wish they could bear.

The Magnoshtat (okay I just killed that name, sorry) Arc was amazing and showed a different side to the manga. And the most recent war arc was extraordinary to say the least. A lot of mangas strive for the morally ambiguous side of war, trying to bring the "who's the villain and is he actually evil" card to the table. You've probably seen that before I had too. But I had not seen one that was this well made. The war arc is unbelievably morally ambiguous. Massacres for both sides. Effort and collective will strengthens both armies. Here, there really are no villains, just victims and the will to fight for your country, for what you believe and for your little eden in this planet.

Bottom line is... Magi is without a doubt one of the best Shounen from this genre even though it takes a bit to heat up. If you stick with it you will be rewarded with an amazing manga. Give it a shot and I think you won't be disappointed.
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A Thousand and One Nights: Shounen Manga style   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Sogno
March 23rd, 2013, 10:15pm
Yes, it is a shounen. That can be seen miles away. There's friendship speeches, fights, fanservice (for both girls and guys), and the like. But it's a very good shounen.

A story based on the same book as Disney's -Aladdin- (but nothing like either), Magi sets in a wonderful Arabic setting filled with magic, mystery, djinns (genies), flying carpets, good vs. evil, powerful kings and generals, and much more. It's a fantasy world that makes one want to fly around on a turban and see the world.

There's character development, plot progression, and steady growth of power. The main guy will obviously be the most powerful, but he isn't there yet, and he doesn't get there by random means. He is helped by those around him to defeat stronger enemies, and he grows in power. Same goes for the other characters.

There are very strong moral issues raised in the manga, that, while dealing with the content of the story, portray real life. The whole magical vs. normal power is reminiscent of technology vs. "the good old days" views. As someone else mentioned, issues like slavery, crazy families, abuse of power, manipulation, and all sorts of things in the manga are very real issues in our world. It makes the manga interesting and different than mainstream shounen -- but of course, it's not mainstream.

And, of course, one of the most important aspects of any manga (IMO): the comedy -- it's really great! Some parts had me rolling.

Edit: Dropped the series, despite my raving review. The arcs were becoming extremely long and I did not care for the ridiculously drawn-out flashback arc. Humor was almost non-existent during the long battles and convoluted drama. Still, the manga is definitely a work of art.

... Last updated on December 23rd, 2014, 9:36pm
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Different than other shounen   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by junaid_9j
February 20th, 2013, 2:52am
I like this manga. It is different compared to other hit shounen like Bleach, fairy tail and naruto in many aspects. Although I read the first 2 since I have been reading them from beginning. I can say Magi is certainly different. The first thing about Magi that is different is the reason for their fight, unlike those 2 above (dunno about naruto) which has competitive fights which cannot really be comprehended along with their regular power ups in every arc with more stronger opponents magi is much more reality based in its characters and I hope it sticks to that in future. It shows the dark sides of human like greed for money and power, jealousy, inferiority complex, frustration over social standings....etc. which leads them to do bad things and as a whole puts most antagonist characters in grey area. War, Conquest, slave trading...these where things which actually happened in history of the real world and still happens. Yes it has morality speeches like other shounen but then again it is a fact that without morality there will be riot.
Secondly the characters are not overpowered and I hope they remain like that. For example the use of magoi by finalis is limited and magicians has weak physical defence these resemble more like RPG games. so ppl who compare this to FT are certainly wrong. I just hope this doesn't go with asspull powerups in the future.
Solomon's wisidom which is a power of omniscience is powerful enough. Although Aladdin haven't really mastered it yet. I only hope he is able to refine that and not any other new power in future
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It's a unique shonen   
Rating: N/A
by Elysterr
January 28th, 2013, 12:58am
I think the reviewer below me, Davion X, is mistaken something. Both Hunter x Hunter and FMA Brotherhood are quite brutal but very popular. It's not good to judge every shonen manga based on Naruto, One Piece or Fairy Tail.

Magi is a unique manga, make no mistake. It has many lighthearted moments and comedy with lots of action but it also isn't afraid to show the dark side of humanity and fierce fights. Unlike some generic shonen manga out there where the protagonist keeps shouting "friendship" and "no killing", this manga gives a fresh breath of air where one of the protagonists dares to commit a crime, but not without a moral lesson for the readers. Hate will only give birth to another hate.

The Magi world is vast and it has many memorable characters with their own good and bad sides. Fascinatingly, they all stay in gray area where neither of them is completely right nor wrong. What once started from a cheerful journey, turns really big and deep. If you like a manga with a long journey of action, comedy, magic fight, adventure, tragedy and a big revelation in the end, you will surely enjoy this manga. Just keep in mind that the dungeon conquering thingy will only happen at the first few chapters. After that is a full-blown adventures in many countries of Magi.

I'll give this manga a proper rating once it's finished.

... Last updated on January 28th, 2013, 1:22am
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