Not quite sure what to make of this yet. It does have an excellent setting, and I like the characters, particularly Ali Baba. The animation and the style remind me of Dantalian no Shoka.
But there are two main things I’m worried about: this show’s apparent love of breast jokes, and the potential to become a dungeon crawler. What did the breast jokes add to this show? Why is a little boy such a pervert? I don’t see how this helps.
Regarding the dungeons, this show has a choice. It can focus on fighting monsters and leveling up, like your typical shounen. In which case it will be well made but ultimately boring and vapid. Alternatively, Magi could focus on this world’s society, with the slavery, merchants, rulers and djinn, in which case it has some potential. Most likely it will be a combination of the two. I’m only worried because the dungeons seem like an obvious set-up for long sequences of fighting.
Also, the Arabian Nights are great and all, but I want a Nasreddin anime. Who’s with me?