Saturday, September 20, 2014

Magi: Labyrinth of Magic Vol 4 by Shinobu Ohtaka (review)

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Volume 4 
Magi: Labyrinth of Magic Volume 4
 
by Shinobu Ohtaka
 
Genre(s): Manga, Graphic Novels
Pages: 197
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Viz Media 



Summary:  "Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.

After many adventures, Aladdin finally reaches the great city of Balbadd. There he reunites with his friend Alibaba hoping to once again capture a dungeon together. However, a more cruel destiny lies ahead"
 
 
 
Review:  Again, this volume continues on a slightly more serious line. While there are still some great comedic moments, especially when Aladdin starts acting like an adorable little boy, the intricacy of the plot deepens.

We get to find out more what is going on with Morgiana, her history, and personality. I must say, I have come to really like her character a lot. She and Aladding cross paths and begin to travel together. So the story begins to pull itself back together.

We also get to meet Sinbad. Sinbad seems nice but I don't trust him. In ways, he seems too nice. Shifty. Not saying he is a bad guy but there is more to him than he shares I think.

A few other popular named characters join the fray but I will leave those as a surprise for the readers. What I will say is the party travels to Balbadd where there is a lot going on and non of it good!

I can't help but cheer Aladdin on. I want him to discover his destiny. To find Alibaba again... And I think they go together (destiny and Alibaba that is). Aladdin is still girl crazy and likes to inappropriately snuggle to them (and he knows what he is doing!) and his child-like side come out more in this one. The story is obviously heading toward bigger things...

**I was given the opportunity to read a digital copy of this manga in exchange for a fair and honest review.**

4 comments:

  1. LOVE how plots become more serious and deeper and more meaningful but the book still has funny moments!!

    Lovely review :)

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  2. i like when mangas get deeper step by step with each volume. this is a serie available in my country but strangely i never though of trying it before now that changed ^^
    thank you for the good review ( not always easy to review manga i think^^)

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  3. I like the sound of the character arcs--I should seek this one out!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  4. I dont read any manga but this sounds really interesting! Thanks for your review

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