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Short introduction to Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic / Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
In a sand-swept land of caravans, brigands and adventurers, legends tell of the ominous dungeon towers that suddenly appeared 14 years ago. It’s said that by clearing one of these prisons, you can obtain treasure beyond your wildest dreams, and even form a contract with magical genies of immense power – assuming you make it out alive. In this world, Alibaba is a young rogue who wants nothing more than to get rich by clearing all of the world’s dungeons, starting with the nearby tower Amon; Aladdin is a curious young boy with a magical flute and a hidden ability; and Morgiana is a slave who can’t escape her chains. As their fates intertwine, the three find themselves wandering the land, battling powerful enemies, and taking a stand against powerful forces that seek to corrupt the weak and innocent.
10. Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
Description: As Arslan gathers forces to fight for his cause, his progress is suddenly halted by the warring Princes of the neighboring country, Sindhura. Both brothers believe they have equal claim to the throne, but only one can succeed their father. Sensing the opportunity to form a powerful alliance, Arslan’s trusted advisor, Narsus forms a plan to end the feud once and for all. But their detour in Sindhura gives Lord Silver Mask and his followers time to strengthen their own influence back in Pars. The mystery surrounding Arslan’s true parentage has loyal Parsians questioning his right to rule. Shocked by the revelation that he may be fighting for a throne that isn’t his, Arslan has to wonder: Is blood truly what makes a king Or is the love he has for Pars and its people enough to see him through?
Number of Episodes: 33
Release Year: 2015 – 2016
Both Magi and Arslan have a war centered conflict, though Magi has more supernatural elements, whereas Arslan feels more history rooted. Both worlds seem to take place in a Middle Eastern based universe, though Arslan seems to be based more on the Persian Empire, and even the more ancient Babylonian and Sumerian Empires, while Magi has a more broad universe, with the Kou Empire being based on the Mongol Empire. Both deal with issues such as politics, slavery and the importance and responsibility of being a ruler, though Magi is more light in tone and focuses more on the friendship and adventure side, whereas Arslan is a more serious, politics-driven narrative. The main characters in both series are close in age, Arslan is 14 and Alibaba is 17 in the beginning of the series, they are also both princes, having to overcome political issues and intrigues , in order to help their respective countries. If you enjoyed Magi, you should definitely give a chance to Arslan as well.
9. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon (Danmachi)
Description: Set in the world of Orario, where adventurers band together and look for treasures in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. However, for Bell Cranel, fame and riches are secondary to what he wants to find the most: girls. He soon finds out though, that anything can happen in Dungeon, and winds up being the damsel in distress instead!
Number of Episodes: 37
Release Year: 2015 – ?
These two anime series are very similar, first there is the two main characters: Alibaba=Bell and Aladin=Hestia even if one is a guy and the other is a girl. Now, we can see that the similarities aren’t just here: there are Dungeons(in Magi we call them Labyrinth); Bell and Alibaba use knifes when they are fighting cause they focus on speed an agility and for sure they have exactly the same personality and there are a lot more, watch show and you will see. The little difference is that Magi takes place in an Ancient Arabic and Persian world and Danmachi is more like an old European world.
8. Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
Description: William Twining lives a charmed and privileged life. As a rich nobleman from a prestigious house, he trusts his superior intellect and strictly-scientific mind will help him sail through school with ease – but what he didn’t anticipate was returning home to discover his family went broke and moved out, leaving him penniless! Desperate to find something left of value, he finds a secret room in the basement, accidentally summoning Dantalion, Grand Duke of the 36 Armies of Hell in the process! All William wants is to be left alone to his studies, but he’s now tasked with deciding who the next ruler of Hell will be, much to his annoyance. With Dantalion and other demons eager to influence his choice by whatever means necessary, what’s a nobleman to do?
Number of Episodes: 12
Release Year: 2013
Both are similar era. Both give off similar feelings; involve magic and supernatural; in both anime, main character (Aladdin & William) has powers and are strong/chosen one/special; main characters are stubborn, have sort of similar personalities and look similar; both revolves around Kings and much more.
7. Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
Description: In the kingdom of Kouka, Princess Yona lives a sheltered but peaceful life with her pacifist father, King II. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her bodyguard Hak, Yona’s only difficulties in life are her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. But on the night of her 16th birthday, Yona suddenly loses everything she holds dear and is forced to leave the castle. With no one left but Hak to defend her, Yona realizes that she must become strong if she is to survive. She embarks on a quest to find allies, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom.
Number of Episodes: 24
Release Year: 2014 – 2015
Set in fantasy themed environments, both plot’s involve a small group of protagonists who progressively become stronger to fight against multiple empires for freedom. Underlying similarities also involving human slave trading & references to character strength representing that of animals. Magic oriented themes are also an involved in each main plot line, however this is much less present in Akatsuki no Yona as compared to the Magi series which is magic centered. They both contain surprising plot or character developments and interesting action scenes, which overall makes each worth the watch if you enjoyed the other series.
6. One Piece
Description: Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line – a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil’s Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream… and maybe even his appetite!
Number of Episodes: 900+
Release Year: 1999 – ?
Both are action adventure series with a large emphasis on worldbuilding, each having intricate maps filled with various kingdoms and locations. Both are rags to riches stories about the main characters going from nobodies to becoming notable threats in the world. They have tremendous chemistry within the main group of characters allowing for comedy to make the journey more bearable. Also, they have a similar power system (Devil Fruits & Djinn Equips) where some kind of mythical object grants access to a particular power, and members of the world can only have one (with select exceptions).
5. Juuni Kokuki (The Twelve Kingdoms)
Description: Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
Number of Episodes: 45
Release Year: 2002 – 2003
Both are fantasy anime with worlds split into multiple distinct nations, in which rulers are chosen by special beings. They also both have people who have servants that are at their every command. In a sense, Djinn are to Dungeon Capturers what Kirin are to Rulers (and ironically enough, Hakuei and her Dijinn have the same voice actors as Youko and Sugimoto). Both shows also deal heavily with war, though “Magi” starts off rather lighthearted before it gets to this. If you like “Magi”, I definitely believe you will like “Juuni Kokuki”.
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Description: While on their travels, Edward and Alphonse Elric hear rumors of an alchemist named Judau who has succeeded in human transmutation. Thinking that it may help them regain their former bodies the pair visits him, but can this blind alchemist really help them in their quest? Also, one day, before the appearance of the homunculus, Ed and Al return home to Resembool to get Ed’s automail repaired. Fearing Winry’s retribution for breaking her handiwork yet again, the brothers find a novel way to prevent themselves from being attacked…
Number of Episodes: 64
Release Year: 2009 – 2010
Magi and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follow young men in pursuit of a seemingly impossible goal. While Edward and Al are on a journey to find the Philosopher stone to gain back what they lost, Aladdin fights to protect the flow of fate and the balance of the world. Both are blessed with unimaginable talent and potential. Although they start out powerless, they grow through each battle and each new encounter; gaining new friends and enemies along the way. Both anime have similar themes and feel to them. The coming of age is a major theme in both as well as the importance of friendship. Though they give the initial impression of being light and whimsical in tone, they can also be quite dark and gritty; exploring various mature issues including slavery, politics, and even death. Although these are both considered shounen, they target a more mature audience. The childlike innocence of both protagonists coupled with the humour will at times contrast with the dark, corrupt reality they were thrust upon. Yet for the most part, both series still retain their lightheartedness and find a fine balance between them. They both break the norm of a typical shounen and can be best summed up with one word – epic.
3. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Description: The kingdom of Liones is thrown into turmoil when the king’s Holy Knights are corrupted by a distinctly unholy demonic power. The land’s only hope is a band of powerful warriors known as The Seven Deadly Sins – an exiled group of oddballs who seem to spend as much time fighting each other as they do fighting their enemies. Princess Elizabeth desperately seeks their aid, but the leader of her would-be saviors turns out to be an undersized pervert with a broken blade and a talking pig! They are soon joined by a jealous giant, a fussy fairy, and an immortal bandit pining over his lost love. Can these people really be the legendary heroes she’s looking for?
Number of Episodes: 100
Release Year: 2015 – ?
There is a slighty similar art style between both series along with historic/fantasy settings and a cast of bright and lovable characters. Both series are fantasy action adventures following a young cast in a land with multiple kingdoms. The main characters of both shows, Alibaba and Meliodas, are both successful and ambitious blondes with similar characteristics. Magi and Nanatsu no Taizai both have unique artstyles that are bright and not too realistic, favoring a younger teen audience. However, both series contain darker themes with battle, war and murder. That being said the shows mainly contain lighter themes like easy comedy, fun and justice.
2. Fairy Tail
Description: Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild – and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he’s none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu’s archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn’t matter as long as they get the job done… right?!
Number of Episodes: 328
Release Year: 2012 – 2019
Both have to do with mages/magic. Both have main characters that have high morals and there’s a huge comradery theme throughout. Both have plenty of comedy, but they get serious when they need to. Both are a lot of fun to watch. Both are based on manga that are worth reading, especially if you like the anime adaptations. They are based on different historical themes, but they are both character driven with a bigger story that unravels as time goes on. Magi is a little more serious and done a little better than Fairy Tail, but if you like Magi, you should give a chance to Fairy Tail.
1. Hunter x Hunter
Description: Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging – a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?
Number of Episodes: New: 148 / Old: 62
Release Year: New: 2011 – 2014 / Old: 1999 – 2001
Both are modern Battle Shounen anime with a big focus on adventure and worldbuilding. They both have grand, epic soundtracks and very high production values when it comes to the visual presentation. The palettes, in both cases, mainly consist of lots of bright and vibrant colors. Yet, despite being very colorful and looking kinda childish on the surface, both shows explore some darker themes and have plenty of shocking and even depressing moments. In both shows the main characters are two young boys who become best friends early on in the series, their synergy and relationship throughout both series follow a strikingly similar pattern and their friendship turns out to be a major drive for the story as a whole in both cases.
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