The official website for the Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic anime has uploaded the first TV advert for the series, which has been running on Japanese TV. The video showcases the three main characters: the treasure-seeking Ali Baba, the former slave girl Morgiana, and the protagonist Aladdin.
The series is based on the manga by Shinobu Ohtaka (Sumomomo Momomo), which re-imagined the classic tale of Arabian Nights. Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Welcome to the Space Show) will be directing the series at A-1 Pictures. Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is doing the character design and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Guilty Crown, My-HiME) is handling the scripts for this high profile fantasy series.
Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic will premiere on 7 October and run every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on MBS and TBS in Japan.