Oct 11, 2012

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Magi

I am both disappointed and pleased. I will explain later as to why I’m pleased, but let’s focus on why I’m rather disappointed. You see, I’m no longer in school. I work. I am an adult. As a child I grew up with cartoons, cartoons like Disney’s Aladdin. This particular anime resembles that particular cartoon way too much. It is almost like they stole that idea and added a few different things. They are even using the characters’ names.

The artwork isn’t that bad, although I’m not a fan of how they did the characters’ teeth. The characters, including Aladdin’s genie, are too similar to Disney’s Aladdin. The only thing missing is an annoying parrot and a dodgy little monkey. The rest, including the background, looks pretty good.

Truth being told, the story is the only thing that disappointed me. Where is the originality? Why use one of Disney’s ideas? At least give the character’s different names, or give the genie a different colour than blue, just like the genie in Disney’s Aladdin. I’m a big fan of original anime, anime that shows how creative these Japanese geniuses can be.

I will only recommend this to fantasy lovers. I would’ve recommended it to everyone if they hadn’t used someone else’s idea. I have to admit that this show has great potential, but I cannot help but feel disappointed.

Plot Summary: This story is about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named Ugo. Soon enough, Aladdin discovers he is a Magi, a magician who chooses kings, and he was born to choose kings who will follow the righteous path, battling against those who want to destroy fate. Follow his adventures as he meets others from 1000 Arabian Nights, like Ali Baba and Sinbad, and fights to keep the balance of world in check!

  1. It wasnt disneys idea. The 1001 nights is an old story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Thousand_and_One_Nights
    Their names come from that. XD

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