Anime Review – Magi: The Kingdom of Magic

Magi--The-Kingdom-of-Magic-(S)How are you feeling today? Upbeat? Or perhaps a little down? Maybe you’ve had a long day at work and you just want an anime to take your mind off things. Well, grab your cup of tea and look no further my friend – Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is the anime you’ve been searching for!

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic has everything you look for in an anime. Pleasing sounds (not in a dirty way!), bright (pun intended) characters who develop nicely throughout the duration of the anime and beautiful art.

The characters are interesting, have depth and will make you feel for them, so prepare for a little emotional tug! A little bit of humour helps compliment the slower aspects of the story, and ensures theres never a dull moment – however, if you lack a funny bone you may find an early episode here and there a tad slow. But don’t stop, because things get fast, fascinating and ferocious and before you know it you’ll be looking at the screen like it’s the last piece of chocolate cake on earth…What? You don’t like chocolate cake? What’s wrong with you!?

You just want to pat him on the head and tell him it will be ok. Source: A-1 Pictures
You just want to pat him on the head and tell him it will be ok.   Source: A-1 Pictures

Now. You may be thinking, “Great! Time to go watch!” But wait. I promise I won’t overwhelm you with 2,000 words of ramble. But there is a little more you should know…

Firstly, don’t be retarded like me and at least be aware of the prequel, ‘Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic’ before you start. I was not, and felt really overwhelmed at the beginning of the anime, with thoughts running through my head such as, “wow, whoever wrote this expects us to understand this new world instantly”, “So. Many. New. Characters” and my personal favourite thought, “I’m not quite sure what’s happening right now…but it’s cool!” Long story short, maybe watch the prequel first…but I didn’t so I can’t really talk. If you choose not to don’t worry, you will catch on and you will still love this anime, as I did.

Secondly, have faith in the plot! I was wondering how a meaningful ending was going to ensue around the episode 12 mark, but just know you won’t be disappointed and that things ramp up fast! That’s not to say the first episodes were meaningless or unrelated, so don’t skip them or you may be confuzzled.

Lastly, why are you still here! Go watch it. Now!

Thank you for reading my review!

Rating: 9/10