Shogakukan’s Web Sunday site began streaming a 30-second commercial for the original video anime of the spinoff manga Magi: Sinbad no Bōken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad) on Friday.
Sinbad: Waves, this current is hell. Let’s take it! It’s a thing we can overcome!!
Text: The traditional prologue before Magi
Text: The man later called the king of the seven seas
Text: A tale of adventure in his younger days
Sinbad: Now, let’s return to this world.
Sinbad’s Mother: Sinbad now has a special power.
The first half of the anime is bundled with the special edition of Shinobu Ohtaka and Yoshifumi Ōtera’s third manga volume, which just shipped in Japan on Friday. Daisuke Ono returns to play the young Sinbad. Other casts members include Akira Ishida as Yunan, Tomokazu Sugita as Drakon, Ai Kayano as Serendine, Katsuyuki Konishi as Badr, and Yōko Hikasa as Esra.
A 70-page “prototype” of the manga with art by Ōtera was bundled with the first Blu-ray Disc of the Magi anime in 2012. The manga’s prologue also ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday later that year. After beginning a full serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, it moved to the publisher’s web comic site “Ura Sunday” last year.
This Magi OVA is part of Shonen Sunday’s “Sunday Anime Project,” a wave of new anime adaptations that began in 2013. Previous adaptations included last year’s 16th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker.