Viz Media Europe Acquires Rights for MAGI, The Labyrinth of Magic
MAGI, The Labyrinth of Magic
An epic adventure inspired by the 1001 Arabian Nights Tales
VIZ MEDIA EUROPE is pleased to announce the acquisition of the TV, V.O.D, Home Entertainment and merchandising rights for the MAGI, The Labyrinth of Magic license for Europe.
MAGI, The Labyrinth of Magic is based on a manga, published in Japan by Shogakukan, created by Shinobu Ohtaka, author of the delirious Sumomomo Momomo manga. MAGI, The Labyrinth of Magic is an animated TV series targeting young teenagers. The story revolves around 1001 Arabian Nights Tales, following the adventures of Aladdin and Ali Baba towards fortune and glory!
An epic adventure story filled with humour, suspense and magic, the MAGI manga is already a success in France and Italy and will be published soon in other countries.
Set in a mythical world filled with magic and flying carpets, MAGI follows the story of a young boy named Aladdin as he travels toa mysterious continent that is home to a cryptic ruin known as the “Dungeon”, in which great treasure is said to lay hidden. Aladdin wil go on a quest to clear the “Dungeon” in order to claim the treasures within. As his quest brings new encounters and farewells, Aladdin will come to learn of his true destiny.
MAGI, The Labyrinth of Magic just started its broadcast in Japan on MBS the 7th October 2012!
About Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L. (VME),
Headquartered in Paris, France, Viz Media Europe (VME) specializes in managing the development, marketing and distribution throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa of Japanese animated entertainment and graphic novels (manga). Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators, publishers and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co. Ltd., VVME handles the comprehensive distribution, licensing and promotion of some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties for consumers of all ages. VME administers an integrated product line including graphic novels, consumer products, DVD and music. Current VME animated properties include: Beelzebub, Black Lagoon, Blue Exorcist, Bleach, Blue Dragon, Death Note, Hamtaro, Jewelpet (France only), Kilari, M.A.R, A Penguin’s Troubles, Tiger & Bunny, and Zoids Genesis.
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