Jan 31, 2014

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Magi 2 episode 17

I hate reschedules. Believe it or not, I, too, work with a schedule. I watch the episodes I want to watch most right away and write a review the very next day in order to plan it for the day after that. Reschedules like these force me to redo my own schedule. In this case I’m kind of happy since I can make a few favourable changes.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.06_[2014.01.30_23.14.26]Anyway, hell has officially broken loose. War has broken out and everyone is currently being recruited to join the fight between magicians, normal people and people with special items that give them a lot of power (like the objects found only in dungeons). I kind of have this idea in my mind where Aladdin, in front of that crazy old headmaster, yanks out that gem in his arm and uses an incredible amount of Rukh to overpower him or maybe even summon a Djinn to come to his aid. I actually start to drool whenever I think about that, and I’ve already accepted the fact that something like that probably won’t happen.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.55_[2014.01.30_23.15.40]Old man Matal refuses to hand over his city to other empires because of their non-magical rulers. He is dead-set on becoming a magician king and rule over all non-magical folk. He basically begged for war after he managed to win Titus over to his side, which is something that Scheherazade refuses to accept no matter what.

The next episode is going to be nuts. Scheherazade sent out her elite Fanalis corps in order to take down Matal and his followers. The Kou Empire is probably planning something of their own and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sinbad and his crew sometime soon either. I guess fun time is over for Aladdin. It’s time to find out what he has learned during the past couple of episodes.

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Jan 28, 2014

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Magi 2 episode 16

I am really glad I saw this episode. I instantly realized why so many people are after Magnostadt and the secrets it holds. That city and its population is slowly becoming a real threat, which is probably why the Kou Empire is interfering.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.00_[2014.01.27_22.06.31]I honestly thought that old man Matal Mogamett made a fair point when he explained that those people want nothing more than to spend their days drinking, doing drugs and reproducing. I saw that and somewhat agreed with that. But this episode made me realize that I was listening to the words of a broken man. His family and friends were taken from him and all he has left is his magic. The man is completely broken. He only cares about people that can use magic because he thinks they are better than others. It’s probably to help him fulfil his mission to gain control over other empires.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.06_[2014.01.27_22.07.18]I was pretty shocked when I realized that the old man doesn’t see non-magic folk as humans. He actually looks at them as animals. The way he handed Titus that girl was very much like a father handing his son his first pet. That was when I realized that the man needs to be stopped before he recruits any more followers.

What is left? What could Aladdin or Titus possibly do at this point? Titus’ loyalty to Scheherazade is starting to fade and Aladdin has no idea what he must do. There’s nothing they can do. All of the teachers are keeping a close eye on those two. It’s time for Aladdin to yank out that jewel and unleash his Magi powers upon that dreadful, magic-infested city. Viva la revolución, b*tches!

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Jan 21, 2014

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Magi 2 episode 15

I’m feeling it. I’m getting that distinctive feeling that a person gets right before all hell breaks loose. You notice it when the story gets really tense and the comedy fades into the background. It’s about to get really good.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.33_[2014.01.20_22.16.20]I’m glad that they continued to follow Aladdin and his friends. Last week’s ended with a major cliff-hanger and I have been dying to see the rest of it. I kind of hoped that Aladdin, because he simply isn’t strong enough right now, would have taken out that stone in his arm in order to use his full power to save those people. Too bad, I guess that’s reserved for later.

I was actually quite shocked when that crazy old man asked Aladdin about his former teacher, that busty witch from Sindria. He knows. Old man Mogamett knows everything. He probably knows who Aladdin his and what he is. This complicates things. There’s no way that Aladdin can snoop around anymore.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.34_[2014.01.20_22.16.55]I’m pretty sure that the old man is going to try to recruit everyone to his side, Aladdin included. He, from what I could tell, had a difficult past where all the non-magical people enslaved wizards and witches to be their loyal tools whenever it suited them. He lost his wife, his daughter and many friends during those days. That’s why I really can’t blame him for looking down on those that cannot use magic. Also, I think he made a fair point when he said that he wasn’t really holding those people down there captive. I mean, they were boozing, doing drugs and god only knows what else. Are there really viewers out there that sympathize with them? I sure don’t.

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Jan 14, 2014

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Magi 2 episode 14

Is it just me or did the story just take a strange turn? I’m pretty sure I remember last week’s episode quite well, especially the ending. It could be just me. I must admit that stranger things have happened in Magi.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.22_[2014.01.13_23.30.01]I remember it quite well how Titus, the animated version of Kanye West’s ego, almost succeeded in killing Aladdin. He definitely would have succeeded if the school’s headmaster hadn’t interfered. I thought for sure that Titus was to be held down until further notice, so to see him standing before Aladdin right at the beginning was kind of strange.

Those two becoming friends was way too sudden and it seemed way too easy. It’s almost like Aladdin forgot that he almost died at the hands of his new friend. To see them parading around town like they did was simply disturbing. I guess that’s the biggest Issue for me. To see them laughing together like that, being stuff and playing with animals… It’s just too damn strange.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.24_[2014.01.13_23.31.00]The second half was so much better. They finally decided to do a little sightseeing in one of the forbidden sections. They stumbled upon an underground city with a lot of near-dead people that had given up on life. I don’t even think that I should be describing that as a city. It was more a Magoi farm where people’s Magoi was constantly being taken from them whilst there. It supposedly supplies the city above ground with Magoi to power their magic tools and ensure that they can keep on living like they do. The people underground are nothing more than disposable cattle in order to keep their magical city running. I guess we finally understand why Aladdin was told to be careful of that old man. I can’t wait to see how he will deal with this issue.

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Jan 7, 2014

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Magi 2 episode 13

Nice twist! I know I often talk negatively about Magi and its characters, but you cannot deny the unpredictability. I think that’s one of Magi’s strongest points, I really do. I often think of one thing and the story just goes in the opposite direction…

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.31_[2014.01.07_00.02.40]This episode is a perfect example: Aladdin was supposedly top of his class. He has been studying and training a lot, perfecting his magical abilities with every passing day. The guy’s a Magi, so it’s safe to assume that magic comes to him naturally. That’s probably why he was sure that he was to be awarded the title of “top student” in that strange school. Yeah, you’d think that, but his title was rightfully stolen by someone better than him. It was quite arrogant of Aladdin to automatically assume that he was the best student there. Very arrogant indeed.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.01_[2014.01.07_00.03.08]Now, this guy showed him what magic is all about. The headmaster may have ended the match in a draw, but we all know that Aladdin would’ve lost. That guy knew too much about magic and possessed too great a skill for Aladdin to beat at this point. It could either motivate him to work even harder or demotivate him because he still didn’t come out on top after all of his hard work.

But that’s not what’s surprising here. What’s surprising is that that guy might actually be a Magi, too. He had a similar gem in his arm like Aladdin, a gem that suppresses the rukh and cuts off any advantage a Magi might have over “normal” magicians. Now that’s a damn good twist! No doubt that Aladdin is going to hunt him down for answers in the next couple of episodes. I can’t wait!

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Dec 23, 2013

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Magi 2 episode 12

Another couple of short posts incoming! This will probably be the last day. Writing two posts a day is becoming too much of a chore when it’s supposed to be an enjoyable hobby. That just goes to show that helping out relatives always turns out to be a pain in the ass.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.50_[2013.12.22_22.46.50]Okay, Hakuryuu has finally come home and immediately noticed that his insane mother is still up to no good. I am slowly starting to learn towards Hakuryuu. Everyone likes a dark hero that forces his own sense of justice upon others, that doesn’t just do what everyone tells him to. Sure, he’s still being manipulated by his b*tch mother, but that’s an entirely different story.

The entire Ren family, most of which look like they belong to the Fanalis tribe, stood by and watched as their mother obtained power when their oldest brother should’ve been the one to inherent the crown. Is she so powerful that even her children wouldn’t dare to team up on her? Or is it because they feel obligated to follow her? I want to see more of this!

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Dec 16, 2013

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Magi 2 episode 11

Finally! It’s finally Morgiana’s turn to shine! I have been waiting for weeks to see how she’s doing. I should’ve realized that I raised the bar too high. I probably wouldn’t have been disappointed if I didn’t expect too much from this.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.22_[2013.12.15_23.28.51]The first half was the worst of it. Seeing Alibaba’s family reappear during this episode was the last thing I wanted to see, especially that fat shrimp. I never wanted to see his annoying face ever again after what he did in season one. I absolutely hate characters like that and I refuse to believe that they are capable of change. I’m surprised that Morgiana didn’t kick him halfway across the world as soon as she laid eyes on him. I thought for sure that she hated people like him the most. I know I certainly do, but maybe that’s just me.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.45_[2013.12.15_23.29.18]The second half was a bit better. Morgiana is really dead-set on finding the Fanalis tribe, even though there are many of them spread throughout the world from what I’ve seen. It must’ve been quite the shock for her when she found out that it’s a one way ticket to wherever her people are right now. She’s obviously not going to do it.

I’m not going to get my hopes up this time. Yes, I saw Hakuryuu’s impressive entrance at the end of the episode. He’s probably going to raise hell or simply stand there by his sister’s side. Either way; I will not be getting my hopes up like I did with Morgiana. Ironically another Fanalis showed up at the end… Everyone is encountering people from the Fanalis tribe. Everyone but Morgiana… How stupid…

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Dec 10, 2013

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Magi 2 episode 10

Can it be? Did I really see an episode where none of the characters were busy looking at breasts or playing with them? This must be one of those rare episodes that happen only every now and then… Yes, that has to be it. I’m sure that we’re going to be up to our necks in breasts again next week.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.33_[2013.12.09_23.49.05]I suppose the characters were too busy this week to be focussed on breasts (or any other part of the female body). ‘Poor’ Alibaba was too busy fighting an ape-like monster that practically tore him apart. It just goes to show how weak he is without that magical weapon of his, and yes, I say that knowing full well that he won in the end. It´s only when his switches were flipped and his personality changed that he managed to actually do some damage. I´m not even sure I actually like the “new” and improved Alibaba. He seems way too cocky. I don’t like cocky characters.

[HorribleSubs] Magi S2 - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.32_[2013.12.09_23.49.31]There’s one thing that I really didn’t like about this episode. I was under the impression that Morgiana and Masrur were two of the very few survivors of the Fanalis tribe. Now it seems as though a small, mysterious girl with blonde hair as a small army of them under her command. What the hell is up with that? I liked it more when I thought they were almost extinct. Now it turns out that there are more than enough of them left for them to reproduce and revive their tribe.

The sighs just won’t stop… I can only hope that we get to see a little bit of Morgiana next week. I really want to know how her quest is going (don’t be surprised if she encounters a whole village with hundreds of people from the Fanalis tribe). Let’s make it happen!

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