Posted on 23 November 2012 with categories: Magi

Well, the start of the episode made it rather obvious that this was originally written by a woman. In a way, I like that this show has fanservice for both genders, and that the fanservice also knows when to shut up. Afterwards this episode turned into a pretty interesting episode for wurld building by showing the city that Sindbad the Sailor founded.

All accompanied by some good old fashioned chemistry. Sindbad already is an interesting character from the start, but he works particularly well. With Aladdin meanwhile it’s good to already spot a bit of character development: he has become more aware of his goal, and he’s definitely less ignorant than what he was in the first episodes.

Also, A-1 is on fire this week. First there was the surprisingly good animation for Sword Art Online, and now this episode too had some really good inbetween animation, although a lot more polished. But the characters here look so incredibly dynamic: everything is just moving, and this definitely is a great use of a big budget. Also, next season A-1 will do seven shows at the same time. Holy crap.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

8 Responses

  1. DmonHiro says:

    Small correction: Sinbad wasn’t the one who founded Balbaded.

  2. Scorcher says:

    Yep…Sindbad founded Sindria…
    (which we won’t be seeing anytime soon)

  3. kazid1 says:

    ANd this awesome arc beggins

  4. aegd says:

    I wasn’t expecting this series to be good. I thought it would be just a stupid kid show.

    It’s turning out to be way more interesting than I could ever imagine, and the characters are actually fun.

    It’s pleasant to get surprises like this, they are to few and far between.

  5. kazid1 says:

    This series is sometimes dark nearly as Hunter x Hunter, is for my personal tates the best new shounen series.

  6. Silty says:

    Finally, psgels, I was waiting for your weekly Magi post! :D I understand it can be difficult to do something once you start delaying it, and I really appreciate that you ended up doing it either way. I’m surprised how relatively little attention it gets, since it’s at least as good as the SAO anime and probably has a similar target audience, apart from the lack of romance.

    @aegd, if you want another good surprise, read Pandora Hearts. It didn’t feel like anything special at the beginning, but the plot suddenly got good in the last couple dozen chapters. Too bad they haven’t animated that part of the manga.

  7. Trass says:

    Yep, as others have stated above, Sinbad didn’t find Balbadd (Not sure if you knew this already or actually mistook it since… well, I know you’re bad with names /slapped). He founded Sindria.

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  • Emma
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 06:43 AM)
    @Realist: After O malley wasn’t in it anymore I stopped watching.
  • K-Off
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 06:23 AM)
    Oh wait, I did enjoy that Halo 3 adaptation of 28 Weeks Later.
  • ninjarealist
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 06:17 AM)
    I thought the first few seasons of Red vs Blue were pretty funny. Once it became a drama I lost interest.
  • K-Off
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 05:58 AM)
    @Emma Ah, Halo. I played it up to Halo 2 and switched to PC. No, I was never a fan of those “machinima-esque” things.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 04:53 AM)
    Now speaking of series originating from rooster teeth, any red vs blue fans here?
  • Emma
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 04:51 AM)
    @Reaper: I never got into rwby, the art style and poor dialogue turned me off.
  • TheUltimateReaper
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 04:48 AM)
    @K-Off ew
    I liked Dandy’s music episode
  • K-Off
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 02:32 AM)
    Anyone else watching RWBY? The art style is cringe worthy, but it’s a decent distraction for me.
  • notintheface11
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 01:59 AM)
    Awesome, thanks Aidan.
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    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 01:36 AM)
    gelukkige verjaardag, psgels!!

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