With today’s release of Weekly Shōnen Sunday, the manga magazine’s site has announced that Shinobu Ohtaka’s 2009 fantasy action manga Magi will be ending in four chapters. Volume 35 was released in Japan on September 1st, with volume 36 coming October 18th. Viz will be releasing the English edition of volume 26 on October 10th.
Ohtaka’s series has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since June 2009. The weekly series currently has 363 chapters and will have 367 by the time it ends.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic was inspired by One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, but is not an adaptation of the work. While it features a similar setting and uses characters from Arabian mythology, Magi features an original story.
The story chronicles the adventures of Alladin, Alibaba, and Morgiana. During his travels, Alladin meets Alibaba, a young man who plans on exploring a dungeon and claim its treasure. Despite looking like a child, Alibaba learns that Alladin is a magician who chooses kings that will follow a righteous path. However, there are those who wish to manipulate Alladin’s power.
A-1 Pictures has produced two 25-episodes anime season based on the manga. Lay-duce has adapted Ohtaka’s Adventure of Sinbad spin-off series as a 13-episode anime.
Are you looking forward to Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic‘s finale?