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Magi: The Magic of the Labyrinth Volume 32 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
October 15, 2019 - 05:01

Magi Graphic Novel Volume 32 cover image

Rated “T” for “Teen”

The Magi manga (subtitled The Labyrinth of Magic) is set on a world that is an alternate version and recreation of the ancient Old World (similar to ancient Persia).  About 14 years before the story begins, several magic castles (of various architectural styles) begin to appear in this world.  These mysterious ruins, “Dungeons,” are full of treasures and traps.  Aladdin, who is a Magi (a sorcerer of creation), and his friend, King Alibaba Saluja, embark on dangerous and deadly adventures into those Dungeons to find fortune and glory and more adventure.

As Magi, Vol. 32 (Chapters 309 to 318) opens, Yunan takes on the the evil Arba, a magi from the lost world of “Alma Tran.”  When Arba begins to lose control of the body she possesses, she turns her dark focus to Yunan.  Luckily, Aladdin has returned to confront Arba and to learn her secrets, which leads to an epic battle of powerful magic.

Also, Aladdin, Alibaba, and Morgiana are finally reunited, and Alibaba is about to ask Morgiana a question that will change both their lives.  Plus, the Kou Empire and its Empress Kogyuko makes a shocking decision about the “International Alliance.”

[This volume includes bonus manga.]

THE LOWDOWN:  It is true that Magi has presented its readers with so much adventure and so many subplots in the previous 31 graphic novels.  Now, we are down to the last six volumes of the series.

Magi Graphic Novel Volume 32 finds creator Shinobu Ohtaka reuniting the core characters that took readers on a whirlwind of adventure.  The details released in Vol. 32 practically guarantee all-out war, but also that some characters need salvation.  John Werry's translation and English script dives deeply into the conspiracies that are now boiling over, and Stephen Dutro's lettering keeps the story stylish even during the giant battle scenes.  As we race towards the final volume (Vol. 37), dear readers, we are getting our just rewards.  Magi is better than ever.

I READS YOU RECOMMENDS:  Readers looking for adventure stories will want to read the “Shonen Sunday” title, Magi.

8.5 out of 10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

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