▲ Magi on the cover of issue 46th of Weekly Shonen Sunday
After eight years of serialisation, Shinobu Ohtaka’s (大高 忍) shonen manga Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (マギ) offically ended today (11th October). The last chapter is published in the 46th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday, and the last volume, volume 37, will be sold in November.
▲ The last volume’s cover
Regarding the end of Magi, the mangaka commented that he was very happy throughout the last eight year.
“Magi will finally finish this week. I have been very happy in the past eight years drawing the world of Magi. It’s my honour if people are interested in this piece of work. Shonen manga is something doomed to be forgotten as people grow up, but I hope Magi still exists as an encouragement to these people who are busy with their lives. As the last chapter is coming, I am reading everyone’s letter and at the same time telling myself, ‘it has been great being a mangaka’. Thank you so much! These are all my most precious treasures.”
The mangaka did not state if he was going to draw another manga soon.
Rumor has it that in magic castles called Dungeon, there are a crazy amount of treasures and magical items. Alibaba runs away from his home country and lives in an oasis city instead. He works hard to earn a living, while at same time hoping to get rich by getting the treasures in Dungeon. He then meets a traveller, Aladdin, and together, they set out to conquer the Dungeon in Amon.