Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic season 2 aired in 2014, and since then fans have been wondering about Magi season 3.
Magi is an action-adventure anime series based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Shinobu Ohtaka. Studio A-1 Pictures has bought us two seasons so far titled: Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and Magi: Adventure of Sinbad.
Magi is the Japanese version of the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, and Ali Baba. The series involves magic, adventure, and a fantasy world. The anime has gathered a loyal fanbase for years.
Here’s everything we know about Magi season 3.
Will there be Magi Season 3? Canceled or Renewed
Unfortunately, there is no official announcement regarding Magi season 3. The show has not been renewed or canceled by A-1 Pictures.
If you have seen the anime, you are already aware that season 2 of Magi aired in 2014. Over the past years since its last episodes aired, there has been no update regarding season 3.
Some fans are still expecting the show to make a comeback in 2023, but nothing is confirmed as there is no official statement regarding the show from the studios.
There are a lot of factors that determine the status of the anime like the source material, popularity, revenue, and sales. Let’s take a look at each factor to see what are the chances of the show coming back for season 3.
Magi Season 3 Source Material
One of the most critical factors in determining the renewal of the anime series is source material. For anime series, the manga serves as the source material.
Magi anime is based on the Japanese manga series illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic serialized from June 2009 to October 2017. There are a total of 37 tankoban volumes with 369 chapters.
There is a spin-off series as well called Magi: Adventure of Sinbad illustrated by Yoshifumi Ohtera. The spinoff has 19 volumes and it was completed in 2018.
Season 1 and 2 of the anime covered 198 chapters of the manga. If we assume that each season covered almost 100 chapters, then there are 171 chapters left that can be adapted into season 3.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Sales and Profitability
No matter how popular an anime is, the chances of getting a renewal are very less if its previous seasons have not performed well in terms of sales and popularity.
Sales are not an issue for Magi. In 2016 alone, the manga had sold over 28 million copies. This is a huge number if we compare it with other manga.
In comparison, DVD/ Blu-Ray sales of the anime were not as high as the manga. The anime sold over 2280 DVDs sold with 1470 Blu-Ray.
This is not surprising as most anime series are available on streaming services such as Netflix, and Crunchyroll. With that, the sale of DVDs and Blu-rays has naturally gone down.
Magi Reviews and Ratings
Online ratings and reviews of the anime are also important factors in determining the fate of Magi season 3.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic has a popularity rating of #173 on MyAnimeList with an audience score of 8.02. As you can see from the numbers, the anime is quite popular among the fans.
If you are a fan of shounen anime, this one is worth the watch. According to fans, the show has a gripping narrative with a well-orchestrated MC and a unique vibe to it.
On IMDB, the show has a rating of 7.8/10. According to fans, the anime has a great story with lovable characters. The Arabic theme is also very different from traditional anime with actual ties to ancient history.
Other fans have called it an epic fantasy anime. Its original and exciting story will keep you wanting to watch more to see what happens. The show is also popular for its epic fight scenes.
What is Magi Season 3 Release Date
Unfortunately, there is no release date for Magi season 3. The studio has not made any official announcement regarding the renewal of the anime series.
The latest season of Magi was in 2014. Since then there has been no word from the producers regarding the renewal of the series. Even though there is enough source material, the production company has not moved forward with season 3 of the anime.
If we look at the timeline, it seems that Magi will not be returning for season 3 any time soon. Maybe there is a chance that the manga will see a reboot series in future.
What is Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic About
Some years ago, a mysterious tower-like structure appeared in the ocean. Out of curiosity thousands of people went in but were never seen again. At present, the tower has been conquered by Magi and King.
Alibaba is a young man aiming to capture Amon, and Aladdin is a traveler with a Djinn in his flute. Alibaba and Aladdin become friends and capture the dungeon, Amon together. Later Aladdin learns that he’s a Magi, and Alibaba is a King’s people.
Along the way, they encounter various adventures, and farewells, as both of them learn of their true destiny.
In the last episode, we saw Alibaba entering a new world created by Sinbad. He tries to reunite with his friends, and that’s where the anime ended abruptly. It has been so many years and we haven’t gotten another season.
If season 3 gets green-lit, we will get to see Alibaba continuing his adventures as he searches for his friends and reunites with them.
Magi Cast and Characters
Even though season 3 of Magi has not been confirmed, the manga has amazing characters that we can expect to make a comeback in the future.
Characters Voice Cast
Aladdin Kaori Ishihara
Alibaba Saluja Yuki Kaji
Morgiana Haruka Tomatsu
Amon Hidekatsu Shibata
Sinbad Daisuke Ono
Ja'far Takahiro Sakurai
Baal Hiroki Tōchi
Valefor Kappei Yamagucchi
Masrur Yoshimasa Hosoya
Sharrkan Amun-Ra Showtaro Morikubo
Drakon Tomokazu Sugita
Cassim Jun Fukuyama
Unfortunately, as of today, there is no news regarding Magi season 3. The last season ended in 2014, and since then the creators have been silent about what will happen to the anime series going ahead.
Looking at the source material, there is plenty of chapters left that can be adapted into season 3, but it’s been so long since the last season, it feels like the studio has abandoned the project.
Stay tuned as I will keep you updated regarding the changes in the schedule or status of Magi season 3 here.