Magi: The Kingdom Of Magic Game Coming In Spring 2014

By Spencer . September 11, 2013 . 1:43am

imageMagi: The Kingdom of Magic hasn’t even begun airing in Japan and it already has a video game tie-up. Namco Bandai is developing a Magi: The Kingdom of Magic action RPG for Nintendo 3DS.


The game is slated for release in spring 2013 and the anime will kick off on October 6.

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  • Takuya

    spring 2013 or spring 2014?

    • Season two, confirmed for this October, Fall 2013.

  • Bobby Jennings

    It actually aired it’s first season already.

    • IvanAzure

      I think they mean “Kingdom of Magic”‘s first game as opposed of “Labyrinth of Magic”‘s one (since the first season already got a 3DS game and it was called that). ^^

  • Thomaz Barros

    I’ve never seen a manga go to shit so quickly as magi did

    • British_Otaku

      Really? I’ve just started the manga with Viz’s release of Vol 1… >_>
      I imagine whatever has gone wrong will be highlighted in the second season of the anime to some degree, or is too far from someone on Volume 1 to hint at it without spoiling the experience.

      • Thomaz Barros

        After the Baldabb arc which was pretty good the manga just fell apart
        Its really bad

      • Miss_Madness

        I wouldn’t believe one guy’s opinion on it. Just read it for yourself honestly. Thought with the anime thats takes a few different routes from the manga and the pacing is really rushed. So the faults aren’t going to be the same.

        • British_Otaku

          It may be a shallow thought, but I think I’m far enough into it with only one volume and playing the demo, that I’ll see it through to the Baldabb arc and to the end.

          Don’t worry that I won’t be that easily discouraged when I’ve been reading nearly ten Shonen Jump manga at one point, not all of them brilliant.

          Good to know I made a good call by going for the manga first, if you think that the anime is rushed in comparison to it. I’ll probably watch some of the show as I’m going to be hearing the voices through games and it wouldn’t be bad to have a soundtrack to listen to while reading.

          • Miss_Madness

            You are a shounen fan after my own heart then c:

            The anime is odd. They really wanted to get to the Baldabb arc, it starts at episode 7 in the anime. While in the manga it starts at chapter 32. Then they spend about about 10 episodes on it. Then we get two more arcs which put together are 8 episodes and then the season ends. They literally cramed about 115 chapters into 25 episodes. I wish I could’ve done what you’re going to do with the anime.

          • British_Otaku

            Cramming over 100 characters into a small amount of episodes always gets on my nerves… >_> I’ll get to see how they compare in time… The pacing of the second season is going to be interesting, I assume they caught up to where they want to be and want to try to follow the manga properly now but will miss out on adventures, announcements and battles which are important to the viewer’s understanding of events.

            I can see… Dark Schneider in your avatar, I’ve been curious about Bastard! too. I picked up some works by the artist, but it seems that the anime was short and the manga wasn’t fully localised. I know it already ran into some JoJo like trouble with using music related names too… >_>

          • Thomaz Barros

            Don’t worry about it

            The Manga is also rushed as fuck.

            Look i’m telling you right now, the current arc is garbage. It’s just terrible

          • British_Otaku

            Sorry, mate. I may come across as really ignorant as I haven’t seen nearly as much as you or Miss_Madness below but I hear that “the current arc sucks” so often that I actually get curious to go further when it is stated on it’s own. Often enough, a series may get better and usually I don’t like leaving series without seeing them through to the end.

            I respect you for not spoiling it completely, but I’ll probably read the manga up to that arc (buying copies if it is satisfactory and till Attack on Titan or Vinland Saga release more volumes, why not?) then read online till the end of the series.

            It’s my time, if you want me to spend it on a better version of the series, recommend it, if you want me to try another series all together, recommend it and I’ll probably read both and maybe drop Magi for a few weeks or months if I like it (or vice versa).

  • British_Otaku

    The first game on the 3DS last year had a rough demo (and probably a rough game), so I wasn’t going to import it any time soon. I hope they polish up the fighting mechanics, movement and stuff though it may had been good but I missed out by thinking the demo is representative.

  • Adinz

    There already first game on the 3DS early this year.
    title says “Spring 2014”, in article says “Spring 2013”?
    Is this article misleading?

    • fairysun

      Yep, got me confused too.

  • Looking froward to season 2 of the anime this Fall =)

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Is this good? At Otacon this year, Magi was EVERYWHERE but I haven’t seen any hype for it. I also thought there was game for it already.

    • British_Otaku

      You talking about the manga, anime or game(s)?

      Manga: I’ve read the first volume alone and I’m sticking with it, but I say that for nearly everything I read, it is far from the first impression that Genshiken, Planetes, Future Diary and so on gave me, but good enough for a start setting us two leads (well more but whatever) and their motivations on top of some of the world. If you want to know about hype, Magi charted in the Top 10 selling manga in Japan last year above Bleach and Toriko and most things ( ), though much of the hype was from many anime viewers from last year not owning any copies of the manga which is why a series (Kuroko’s Basketball – I recommend the first season at least) with less than 20 volumes outside Naruto and got 2nd place that year.

      Anime: Word below is that the anime compresses 115 chapters into 25 episodes. Given that a lot of people bought into the manga because of it, it probably it has some merit even if it may be an iffy adaptation as far as pacing goes alone.

      Games: There was an action game last year, the demo implied it was really rough even if it got 5/5 stars on the Japanese e-Shop last I checked… >_> This one will probably improve on the weaknesses of the last one.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Ooh, good picks there. Genshiken is one of my top favorites. I was talking about the manga/anime but thats for that. Perhaps I’ll check it out.

        • British_Otaku

          I see, I went all out as you seemed to had heard of the anime (probably as it is getting a dub) but also seemed somewhat curious about the games (particularly as you were sure there was already one).

          While you get onto this, I’ll get back to Genshiken, I haven’t even caught up to the beginning of Genshiken 2.

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            Genshiken 2 is ehhh…I was so damn happy when I heard it was getting a sequel, but it really isn’t the same. Its too wacky now too.

          • British_Otaku

            Can you be specific about how it is wacky without spoiling a key sequence? I do know that it is the second year (for us reading it), Madarame is out (liked him a lot) and the voice cast was changed (I read the manga but would like to hear OoT Link voice more often)…

            The core concept and execution of Genshiken so far convinces me that even if it sinks into wackiness, it will match the members of Genshiken and still be a strong series.

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            Genshiken was more about the life of the group growing up and dealing with their hobbies in relation to having to deal with the real world. Sure, it had lots of comedy, but it was more realistic than “anime-ish” for lack for a better word. The characters felt real as did their situations. The ending wrapped everything up beautifully.

            Genshiken 2 is just another comedy about a wacky group of people getting into wacky situations. It feels more like a typical anime comedy than it does Genshiken. Sure, characters like Ogiue, Ohno, and (ugh) Kuchiki are there, but it doesn’t have that same soul. Suzy is a lot less enjoyable too surprisingly. I dunno, maybe I’m just too attached to the first one.

          • British_Otaku

            Hmm, I haven’t heard of it but perhaps there is a chance that a “Genshiken 3” could capture the original spirit with a somewhat fresh cast (sounds like I’m talking about a video game, right?).

            Genshiken 2 on a surface level even if it is a wacky comedy, seemed like an interesting idea. Take a story about the interactions of characters in a club, make a sequel which sticks with the club and introduces new members. Usually, stories are dead set on a few characters rather than a setting.

            I would hope we get some good closure for Genshiken 2 if Genshiken got it in the first place, otherwise it doesn’t sound as appealing as the original at all. >_>

  • Warboss Aohd

    thought it woz related ta Magi-Nation……woz mistaken.

    …….i miss Magi-Nation, would be nice ta see a proper remake o’ da GBC game.

  • ZekeFreek

    FYI, the dub of season one is premiering on Neon Alley some time soon as well.

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