Posted by psgels on 8 December 2012 with categories: Magi

And another episode that came with a twist that I just did not see coming: Sindbad easily changing sides and becoming a member of the band of thieves. But yeah, the purpose of this episode was clear: this series, or at least this arc, seems to have a very big focus on corruption, and putting an end to it.

In this episode we continue Alibaba’s explanation of what happened to him, and even though it was already hinted that he was fighting for the people in the slums, this episode explained the extend to which this happened, with everyone being extorted. The band of the fog also turned out to be noble thieves who give the things they steal to the poorest.

Personally I prefer my villains a bit grayer on the moral scale (that evil king really is pure evil with no good side about him whatsoever) but I still really liked this episode. Kassim also became quite the interesting characters when he kept hopping sides throughout the episode. And I like the idea of focusing on negotiations over violence like what this episode promoted, but yeah: that will only work if the recipient side will turn into a bit less of a stereotypical evil overlord, otherwise you’re just talking to a brick wall.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

11 Responses

  1. hal says:

    Ahbmad isn’t really pure evil, though it seems like that at this point of the story. Rather than evil, he’s stupid and easily manipulated.

  2. Trass says:

    what hal said, but not gonna say more for the sake of spoilers

  3. Silty says:

    Don’t worry, there is quite a grey character in the current arc of the manga. It seems like you will enjoy this series more and more in the future.

  4. leokiko says:

    Just give up on this crap and go read the manga.

  5. Entrav says:

    Judal… JUDAL JUDAL!!!!

  6. fejeifje says:

    So the king is pure evil huh…? If you say so…

  7. Airies says:

    This series is getting worse and worse. I don’t care about anything that has been happening. I just wanted this to be a fun adventure series with none of the government crap ehhhh.

    • hal says:

      You should drop it then. Because Magi will only get darker and more twisted. IMO it only got better and better as it went on, but with the expectation of a “fun adventure” you will only be disappointed. Magi has its fun parts and it has its adventurous parts but mostly it’s about governmental conspiracies at a “worldwide” scale. Though not as amazing (but IMO still quite close), it has a plot as extensive as the one of FMA (Manga/Brotherhood).

      • Oppai says:

        Like Hal said, yeah it gets darker.. But slowly. There are pretty long battles in this arc I think xD but in the anime it’ll probably only be an episode or something. I think FMA has a lot of this ‘uncovering the truth stuff’ but Magi doesn’t have that. Magi is more about how the countrys interact with each other and the people of those countries

  8. Kaiserin Emma says:

    Eh, yeah in that case I think I might just give this a miss, especially with the full metal alchemist comparison, outside of its action I didn’t care much for it beyond that it was better than the first FMA anime.

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 07:56 PM)
    Must say that although I felt the three psycho pass 2 episodes I watched were only starting to get my attention, this episode really solidified everything for me. Its gotten me further engaged with Kamui too, I also liked how particularly depressing and violent/nasty this episode was. First time this series has really “sucked me in and immersed me”.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 07:16 PM)
    I’ve been taking some form of prescription stimulant since I was 12.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 07:30 AM)
    @K-off: true I guess, especially if you’re cramming a bunch of stuff. Adderral and Ritalin don’t work too well on me tho, they just make me fiend for some good coke; which never ends well.
  • WyattX
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 07:12 AM)
    Ojojojo: Now this is a good 4koma.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 07:07 AM)
    @Bam I feel like adderall would be better at this point, lol.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 07:00 AM)
    @K-off: I feel you. you’re probably better off smoking that joint tho, it helps in the long run.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 06:52 AM)
    @Bam Yeah m8,one of those weeks where you just want to smoke a joint but can’t because you have shit to do.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 06:36 AM)
    @K-off: ain’t no thang. At least you had really good picture-work for your last Gugure review. I especially like the Wile E. Coyote thing you have goin on in the top-left panel lol
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 06:13 AM)
    Fuck, I apologize for the lack of reviews. I have tons of assignments this week and I’ve been working extra shifts. Haven’t even had the chance to watch Bahamut yet. I’ll have it out tomorrow.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 30. 2014 06:07 AM)
    @afgm: That’s called inversion. Deconstruction is breaking a system down to its forming components and then analyzing each element as to how they function independently and then in correlation with the other factors within the system.

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