Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Manga Review: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Volume 22, by Shinobu Ohtaka

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Sunday (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 2017
Volumes: 35+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 21. 23.

Goodreads Synopsis:

An epic dungeon-busting 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 secrets, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.

A summit involving the major powers of the world is about to begin in Sindria. Despite the looming threats to everyone, each country maneuvers and plots in their own self interest. The burgeoning Kou Empire brings an unexpected ally to the table, and several Magi including Aladdin are also in attendance. Aladdin has an important story to tell—the tale of the lost people known as the Alma Tran!


Alibaba is shown what Ren is really planning and what he intends to do. And Alibaba is forced to make a choice, on whether to follow Ren and help Balbadd or be on Sindria's side. Halfway through the volume, Aladdin shows up and gives a history lesson regarding a different world that started down the same path they're on. It seems dark and going in a bad direction, but we shall see.
I'm honestly surprised that I'm not more into this series. I didn't start from beginning, and I haven't been following it very well. But even just reading these solo volumes, I don't really care. It seemed like something I would like, but just meh, mostly.
I've got several more of this series to read, so we'll see. Maybe it'll grow on me.

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

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