Posted on 24 December 2012 with categories: Magi

There may not have been any action, but for me this was one of the most solid episodes of Magi so far. I like how a prime time series sets its action apart for one week to focus on its politics, and especially Alibaba’s part in this episode was very interesting to follow: he’s nowhere near ready yet, yet now he’s forced to do something in order to prevent an all-out war that could potentially slaughter hundreds of civillians, making the country even more vulnerable for the Kou empire to pick off.

By the way, I’m also glad that I’m finally noticing some arabic influences in the series’ soundtrack. This is just me and my memory, though. I could have sworn that this had been done earlier, but it’s still good because I remember complaining about how not-arabic the OP and ED for this show are.

I also liked Kassim here, how he forced so much out of Alibaba. He knows what he wants, yet he is so obviously manipulated by the Kou empire. With this I’m also much happier with that idiot king there, who thankfully got more depth than just being evil for the sake of being evil.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 11:18 PM)
    @Bam@K-off: Aye, on a re-read it does a bit yeah. Finding a link between two sets of fundamentalists, makes one think =<
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 11:12 PM)
    @K-off: right?! lol
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 10:58 PM)
    @Emma Sounds like our own fundamentalists if you phrase it that way, lol.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 10:48 PM)
    So now Isis have taken to making a fake film like trailer video. And also they are trying to ban maths and social studies in schools, they also want to erase the word evolution.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:55 PM)
    @Bam I can get Friend on that, she’s an artist, lmao. I’m kidding as well, I judge women by 40% looks, and 60% intelligence.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:37 PM)
    But we can work your comment to the back of the T-shirt, it makes it more humorous.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:36 PM)
    @K-off: Hahaaa! That’s kind of a high bar mate, for you and me 30-looking-folks are not elders; more like our peers. But I kid mostly, I’m not too sexually fond of older women, although there have a been a few that have aroused my ire.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 09:24 PM)
    @Bam But if she looks over 30, then nope.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 08:43 PM)
    Great T-shirt slogan:
    SEDUCE THE ELDERS! <3
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 08:42 PM)
    @K-off: you’re probably right about this guy m8, I’m surprised his still stickin around to beat the shit out of this dead horse.

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