The first Live-Action stage musical adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka’s popular manga series, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, has announced a second Part. The official website for the musical, titled “Magi – Dungeon Kumikyoku,” revealed on Tuesday that the upcoming production will run from June 9-18 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo and from June 24-25 at Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka. The website also revealed a trailer, visual, and cast, and confirmed the return of the production staff.
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The 2nd stage musical for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic has announced an impressive returning cast, with Yugo Miyajima (ORβIT) reprising his role as Aladdin, Hiroki Ino returning as Alibaba, Daisuke Hirose once again portraying Cassim, Akito Teshima (SOLIDEMO) taking on the role of Judar, and Nana Okada (AKB48) returning as Morgiana. Alongside these familiar faces, the musical will also feature a talented new cast, including Yusuke Hirose as Sinbad, Shogo Yamazaki playing Jafar, Masato Yoshihara as Masrur, Mayu Tanaka as Kо̄gyoku Ren, Shinnosuke Machida as Ahbmad Saluja, and Naruhito Mirai as Sahbmad Saluja. Toshiyuki Morikawa will also lend his voice as Ūgo-kun in this highly anticipated production.
In October 2012, the anime adaptation of Magi manga premiered in Japan. This was followed by a second anime adaptation, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, which debuted in October 2013. Both anime adaptations were streamed by Crunchyroll as they aired in Japan and later released on home video by Aniplex of America.
Ohtaka’s manga adaptation offers a fresh take on the timeless stories found within One Thousand and One Nights (also referred to as Arabian Nights). Following the completion of her previous work, Sumomomo Momomo, Ohtaka began releasing the series in 2009. The final chapter was published in October 2017, with the 37th and conclusive volume released the following month by Shogakukan. In 2014, the manga was honored with the Boys’ Manga award at the Shogakukan Manga Awards.