U-unlimited Blade Works!?
|Yes, I’ve been posting a lot this week. I finally have time to write thanks to the holiday, so why not (despite of my lateness)? I promise I’ll catch up to the last episode next week properly, though I’m sure I’m not going to like Magi‘s last episode.|
Strong Will // Morgiana, why are you getting better and better, even waaay better than the male protagonist of this anime? Morgiana’s character is the kind of character I love the most because of her persistent personality. She falls, she trips, she bleeds, but no matter what, she will always come back again with her strong resolution and energy. What’s so ironic is that this strong girl is pretty simple-minded. All she wants is to know about the Fanalis and to be useful to her friends (where one of them is her potential lover). The simplest character in the anime turned out to be the strongest and most likeable personality in the story (anime). Gosh, Morgiana, you deserve an award.
Ghost of the Past // Unfortunately, Alibaba isn’t as strong as Morgiana. Haunted with the ghost of his own past, he succumbed to his hatred and let the black rukh to take over his body. Full Deprivation it is called, I think? Or whatever just happened in the anime, since I took little notice of this development for obvious reasons. Anyway, Trying to sympathize with Alibaba’s life a little bit, I was sort of able to understand why he went back to square one despite of the great character development he had. Cassim was his best friend plus bro, and Alibaba sort of took part in his death. Moreover, Cassim is his most important connection to Sindria, giving another reason to why his death really traumatizes him. Alibaba might be crappy again, but I guess it’s not without reason.
…I’m still baffled at the extreme differences between Morgiana and Alibaba. Okay, fine, Morgiana isn’t a princess. She’s a slave, and the same goes for Alibaba’s condition. He is not Morgiana. However, both of them have the disturbing and painful pasts that left scars in their life, physically and mentally. Yet, why are these two people so different? Morgiana is strong, but Alibaba is not as strong as her. This contrast that anime created makes me sad, because I know that both of these characters are extremely great in the manga. Thanks to the anime, I have to compare them, and I’m not liking how I’m not liking Alibaba in the anime now. If only the anime followed the manga….
Happily Never After // Never become a side character in Magi because your life will sucks, and Dunya is a perfect example of my theory. A fallen princess from the destroyed kingdom of Musta’sim, Dunya spent her life replaying the tragedy of revolt in her dead country again and again. I’m not going to talk much about her, but I really feel bad for her. I didn’t cry for her in the anime because the manga took all my tears, but I truly do feel sorry for her. Everything was robbed from her when she was a child, and she had to witness the deaths of her loved ones. And why is everything robbed from her? Because it was her “fate,” at least that’s what the murderers of Isaac said. Having nothing, Dunya decided to join Al-Sarmen because she wants to “rebuild” Musta’sim, something I see more as a way only to get her “lost life” back instead of rebuilding her country again. Once more, that’s the impression the anime gives. But anyhow, anime logic about pasts is that those who try to rebuild it will meet their ends tragically, and that’s what happens with Dunya. Poor her.
Why does he remind me of Lancer (Diarmuid) so much?
Obligatory Judal’s evil slutty face
That awkward moment when you know the anime has the male character younger than his original age
I guess living in the elderly care home is too boring for this flying old man
Aladdin finally succumbs to the world of BDSM
Let’s start the rant! I know that there are changes here and there from the manga, and I let them be, thinking that the anime is going to follow the manga’s big events properly. However, I was dead wrong. Not only the anime revamped the whole point of the group’s reason to conquer Zangan, the anime also completely changed the purpose of Ithnan and Dunya going after Alibaba and the group. No, Ithnan and Dunya didn’t even try to change Alibaba into Dark King or whatever. The reasoning is waaayy simpler than that, and the manga has no nonsense of Ithnan killing Dunya. Also, Alibaba didn’t stab Ithnan in the manga. Read on after spoiler if you want to know what really happened in the original manga.
In the manga, Dunya is not as stupid as the anime Dunya. Manga Dunya knows she is being used, but she doesn’t care about that at all because she knows that working with Al-Sarmen will create a higher chance for her to rebuild Musta’sim. Y’know, defying fate and all. That is so Dunya, but this makes her character in the manga more likable.
Also, Al-Sarmen did not attack Sindria at all. That move Al-Sarmen did in the anime is considered to be politically dangerous in the manga. So yeaahh, Zurmudd’s gay group did appear, but they appeared to attack Alibaba’s group after they got out from Zagan’s dungeon.
Yep, the anime changed ALL OF THAT from the original story. Few might notice it, but my writing for this post is extremely short and bland. I was shocked with all of these anime changes and I’m still disappointed with it to even like the recent episodes properly. Honestly, it was disappointing. I totally understand why they want to change the plot, considering the little episodes left. However, changing the major elements of Zagan’s Arc is a bad move, because it just makes the whole thing ridiculous and stupid compared to the manga. Yes, changing the plot is possible, but do it smartly please? At least change it into something better than the manga? I can’t even. Ugh, I’m so angry and mad and disappointed right now. There is one episode left, and I hope it can remedy everything.
Preview: Something about Aladdin falling to black Alibaba’s conscious? IDK man, I have little care of this anime now.
Though, a second season has been announced today and now I don’t even see the point of this change.