Gook scans are out:
Based Baba moving on up in the world.
>Wanting non-shota Aladdin
Take your shit taste outta here
We've had adult Aladdin and guess what? He was shit.
>not liking based Solomon
Fuck off faggot
I like how Alibaba doesn't give any magic solutions that came out of nowhere and needs to do an actual investigation first before coming up with a solution.
Then again, early part in Magi's arc are usually pretty great but the climax are disappointments which make me worried how this will go.
>everything goes his way
Normally i would hate this given how this shit always works for MC's but given all the shit Alibaba has been through and the fact that he literally has 100 years of wisdom, and the fact that Kougyoku deserves none of this, this is entirely fine.
All this Judal/Kougyoku stuff recently makes me wonder if they will actually interact in this arc (after the last time being at least 4 years ago).
They did spend a good portion of their childhood together and there are actually quite a few scenes both in the main story and the omakes where Kougyoku mentions him or thinks about him even when it has nothing to do with him. He's always been important to her regardless of whether he returns her affection or not.
You are right, without doubt. But even if there is affection, it's only one-sided(Though I feel she has more affection towards Alibaba). Judar in most of omakes never said anything good about her and never thought about her the same way.
This anon summed it up perfectly
He did call her strong in her memory back in the Sindria arc (and he seemed sincere about it), he said that all the Ren family members are good-looking and included her (volume 12 omake) and he said that she has a cute side in that volume 6 omake. There was the beauty contest omake where he voted for her, too. Also note how he lets her drag him around in the chapter 290 flashback. He does seem kind of fond of her overall, even if he picks on her a lot. It's not a passionate sort of affection, but before Hakuryuu finally agreed to team up with him, she seemed to be the person with whom Judal had the closest relationship.
I don't ship it though - I do like their relationship, but romance between them wouldn't be believable unless Ohtaka crammed tons of development for them in the final arc.
I root for HakJud, even if I know that it's impossible.
>this is entirely fine.
eh it depends for how long it goes, i want to see Sinbad as an antagonist, i've been waiting the whole damn manga and at the moment i got nothing and i'm starting to think that maybe it will not happen
It's a shame about AliMor. The AliKou friendship shows that Ohtaka isn't incapable of having an m/f relationship with tons of chemistry, but AliMor is kind meh in comparison. She shouldn't have decided on her endgame so early in the manga.
Maybe, but in most shounen the first girl is the hero's endgame. Mor was introduced first and was also the first girl in the series to express romantic interest in Baba. Basically, it's not impossible but the chances are fairly slim if you look at what other shounen usually do in terms of romance.
It's not like AliMor had no chemistry - it was pretty good toward the beginning of the manga. But like you said, she decided on the endgame, got complacent, and failed to develop it for a long time. Now their relationship is pretty weak.
Oh, I agree that it was fairly decent back then. Though I am not surprised that it turned to shit - most pairings where the chick pines for the oblivious dude turn out crappy because once the author decides to make it happen, he just rushes the dude's feelings and it comes off shallow. Or at least, in most manga I read that's what happened in the end.
It didn't help that Ohtaka started to sideline Morgiana starting from the Magnostadt arc.
Why's she still so mad anyway? Kou would have ended up in the same situation whether she was mind controlled or not since Kouen was going to surrender in that situation anyway. It actually saved some lives by making the surrender faster.
why does jafar keep looking grim around sinbad?
they're already aware of his ties to david.
does he know something else that hasn't been revealed yet?
I like Alibaba but true, Hakuryuu and Aladdin should come back already