Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 1

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 1

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by Shinobu Ohtaka
     
 

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A fantasy adventure inspired by One Thousand and One Nights!

Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin is

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A fantasy adventure inspired by One Thousand and One Nights!

Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin is just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks. Together with his friend, Ali Baba and the genie, Ugo, Aladdin sets out to find his fortune in the depths of the endless dunes…

Together with the genie Ugo and his friend Ali Baba, Aladdin sets out to find his fortune in the depths of the endless dunes...

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/26/2013
Although characters like Aladdin and Ali Baba appear in Ohtaka’s (Sumomomo Momomo) riff on One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, they bear little resemblance to their namesakes. Instead, they, and the series, have more in common with typical shonen fare (i.e. manga aimed at adolescent boys): Aladdin, a naïve yet extraordinarily powerful youngster, partners with Alibaba, a materialistic yet good-hearted caravan driver, to explore and conquer 14 mysterious and treasure-laden dungeons scattered throughout the world. By blowing into his magic flute, Aladdin can summon the hulking body parts (but not the head) of his djinn, Ugo. It’s a highly effective and visually comedic power reminiscent of the elastic body of Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. In fact, the series reads remarkably like a landlocked version of that bestselling pirate serial, but ultimately lacks enough distinction to avoid feeling like a retread. Ohtaka’s art also does little to distinguish the series from the herd of comedic adventure manga, but it doesn’t misstep anywhere and is sure to please its target audience. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421559513
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Series:
Magi Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
121,241
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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