Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Episode 3: Setting Sail
A very calm episode this week, but a hilarious one nonetheless! It was exactly how I imagined it would be animated :3 Despite their somewhat strained relationship after Alibaba learned of Aladdin’s journey, it looks like he’s decided to tag along as well. It’s just that he sorta never got round to telling them, which made it pretty awkward as he sat in the other room, waiting for them to start missing him. Then Morgiana reminded us all of how she accidentally walked into him in a… compromising position. I’d actually forgotten all about that :D Oh, and things are looking bright for the HakuMor shippers, too!
It’s always been sort of strange that Alibaba’s never managed to invoke a full djinn equip, even until now. Drunk Yamu was only all too happy to rub it in Sharkkan’s face xD Sure, he’s had other things to worry about, but even someone like Kougyoku can do it! And Hakuryuu managed to fashion himself a new arm quite soon after getting Zagan. Most of all, Alibaba’s a protagonist! An increase in power level should be routine for him xD It makes more sense that he’s not physically able to djinn equip, as opposed to not having the skills for it. What Sinbad said about his magoi changing in quality sounded awfully like falling into depravity – and Sinbad’s already halfway there. With everything that went on with Kassim and Al-Thamen last season, I’m not surprised that Alibaba’s magoi has experienced some flux. Maybe this Yambala tribe in Laem can give him a bit of a hand.
I was wondering whether they’d decide to skip the Pirates arc, but I guess not! I’m glad they decided to go ahead with it – I’m still slightly worried that a two-cour series might be a bit of a stretch. You can sorta tell that A-1 Pictures are having similar sentiments; the pacing is pretty slow, and everything is moving along calmly. I actually don’t mind if it continues like this – a slow, faithful adaptation is far preferred to a train going at breakneck speed, derailing at the last minute and killing all its passengers. Sorry, that was quite morbid wasn’t it?
Though arguably that’s what happened in the first season. At any rate, Magnostadt is going to have to wait a couple more episodes at the very least.