Monday, 21 December 2015
ANIME REVIEW: MAGI THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC SEASON 2 PART 2.
Magi The Kingdom of Magic Season 2 Part 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 309 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 21/12/2015
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
Titus has revealed to Aladdin who he really is and who he works for. Aladdin doesn't act so surprised as he suspected as much, but as he isn't tied to anyone, he is a free man and Titus might be envious of that. Even if Titus might have felt disappointed him and Aladdin weren't alike, he is prepared to tag along to see what happens in the city.
Titus is wondering if his mission will work out, but as he hasn't seen much of the world so far, he sees everyday animals and people as amazing; cats, babies, people in general and suffers many jokes and jibes as a result of his naivete. This also makes him curious about the mysterious district 5, which is out of bounds to Titus as he hasn't enough training as other magi have in the city.
According to documents, there are several levels of people separated into a caste system from the very rich at the top, to the very poorest below, and district 5 ranks among the worst place too be as well as the most dangerous. District 5 isn't even properly mentioned in the documents. It is as though it never existed, or they are trying to keep the truth about the inhabitants a closely guarded secret.
Aladdin, Titus and Sphintus are too curious to let it go, and start to see what the district is all about. The people there are poor, call it the slums and are treated badly by their betters, and the mystery surrounding them shows how cruel these superiors can be. Lord Maganott wants to see them after they have gatecrashed the district, and ends up telling his own awful story from when he was a young man. Our intrepid trio going into District 5 discover the true plight of the people. Marga is one of the many there who suffers the pain of illness and while others do nothing, Tidus wants to take it on himself to help her, using his magic to keep her alive, as she doesn't have long to live. These people are called goi and considered as nothing more than the forgotten who are left to do what they want as long as they don't venture outside.
I never thought I would see a twist in this anime, but the Rukh's flashback of Lord Mogomo's past made sense, turning the tables somewhat. Lord Maganott seems like a kind man as he brings Marga to the surface for Titus to adopt, but Aladdin sees a different side to him he doesn't like. As the magician class want to gain knowledge above all, they, in Titus's eyes need to know of the downtrodden people of District 5 and their heritage. No one knows Titus's true reason for being in Magnoshutatt, but he is there at another wizard's orders to identify the threat to the East to Leam for his mistress. Titus might be on a mission for her, but he has enjoyed his time visiting the city with his two friends and doesn't want his fun to end, even though she reminds him he is fast running out of time.
Season 1 looked to be a humorous fan-service filled romp back to the Arabian Nights, but it has grown over the the course over a season to have a strong and well-written story, which means that just when you think things will turn out fine, something else will happen to throw us off the scent.
Aladdin is a cool character, he waits patiently in the background and only says what he means, but when he does, people take notice of him. Titus is just the cutest with his big eyes and handsome looks, but it's his personality and childlike nature that makes him so appealing.
Bonus Material: Openings and Endings & Trailers for other anime series.
Verdict: Long awaited part two to the second season with a trio of characters who are memorable!