Monday, October 17, 2016

Manga Review: Magi: The Labrynth of Magic, Volume 19, by Shinobu Ohtaka

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Sunday (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Volumes: 30+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 17. 20.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.

Magomett, the leader of Magnoshutatt, learns that the Kou Empire plans to attack while the city is weak from fighting against Leam. In desperation, he uses the Magoi Reactor to create a terrifying blackness in the sky. The very essence of the world is now threatened and Aladdin must summon his most powerful allies to try to stop it!


I've missed a few volumes, but it looks like we're still with the wizards, and their leader, only things have gotten more complicated and more dire. Now he's ruling over more than one group, has access to others, and needs to make a decision to save them. But he's very clearly biased heavily toward the wizards.
There's some backstory to what made him this way, as well as a few sweet moments between the main cast, and some truth reveals. Quite of bit of fighting and djinn stuff going on as well. And then we reach the end, with a group of members showing up, and clearly more is going to go down before this plot gets concluded.
If I were following this series more, I know this would be a lot more enjoyable. I'm having a hard time with this purely because I have no idea what's going on, and little idea of who any of the characters are. I should definitely read through the series, though.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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