Manga News: Check out this week's new manga (2/16/15 - 2/22/15).
! Visit the new forums for Tokyo Ghoul and The Gamer!
Forum News: Vote in the final phase of the Anime Awards 2014
Top 10 in Magi
magi 223 translations. "---" means that I'm leaving that to aegon-rokudo.
My heart just died. Next chapter would even be more of a heart attack to me ;-;
Last edited by bubblesymphony; April 25, 2014 at 10:11 AM.
Well that summary did clear up a few things. I really wonder if Arba is ok with Solomon going out with Sheba. And yes I knew there was something like that between them from the start, I just find it weird that Arba is the one doing the matchmaking. That part about the humans being in heat was hilarious. Solomon not remembering his parents that much could suggest that he wasn't conceived naturally,or he simply didn't have a normal childhood , and Arba's line was created to serve important people! Wow.
Looks like a pretty decent chapter, but the pace is too slow. This is prolly going to be one of the longest arcs in Magi.
Last edited by ladylola; April 25, 2014 at 09:57 AM.
t'was a heart warming but confusing
I'm guessing the plan between Sheba and Arba becoming SOlomon's "pillar" backfired. BUUUT were talking Ohtaka here.... ANYTHING GOES AND TROLLS...
I can't wait for the next chapter. I want to know where david fits into this mess
Someone discuss with me or answer me >-< Is Sheba now confirmed to be Gyokuen?? Because knowing Sheba, she'll sacrifice herself in order to protect Solomon, and we did see Arba in the angel side.
@ferks: If it's confusing, just ask me which part exactly and I'll be more than happy to elaborate further ^^
Falan: That’s why Sheba. You should hurry up and give Solomon a big fat child
Wahid: To be with the girl that you like and make a child isn’t that good enough? Solomon, why don’t you make one yourself!
These are undoubtedly conspicuous hints of Aladdin's near coming birth ^^
All hail Arajin, Solomon and Sheba's scion
AHHHHHHH! What a cute yet confusing chapter! And this chap seemed to talk about more on love and family. Wow. Just wow Ohtaka!
Arba is fucking creepy, but still sweet. The theory of her being Gyokuen suddenly became much more convincing. But we're talking about Ohtaka here. Anything goes!
That angel and demon representation of Arba and Sheba, some might suggest that Arba could be the evil one and could be the traitor magi, but for me it seems like they are the two pillars that will hold Solomon's foundation. What I mean is that Sheba will be the one to comfort Solomon, while Arba will be the one to protect him. Wow. The power of girl friendship! (Reminds me of Toto and Morgiana somehow).
Sheba should marry Solomon... AHHH my ship!
Too....much.....cute and.....adorable....moments in.....this chapter; I can't.....ugh!
I'm really looking forward to reading the translations.
Because of this chapter I came up with a new theory, as usually. So... be prepared! Muwhaha~, lol.
First I want to thank bubblesymphony for the translations! ^v^
What I was thinking during this chapter: OHTAKA WHY U SO GENIUS MAKING US THINKING DAMN HARD ABOUT THIS?! XD
Anyway, about the picture of the angel and demonic side. As Aphlalkaros said ''For me it seems like they are the two pillars that will hold Solomon's foundation. What I mean is that Sheba will be the one to comfort Solomon, while Arba will be the one to protect him. Wow. The power of girl friendship!''
I agree on that one since I do think the same way. Arba already said that they are two pillars, she ''suppose to be the demonic pillar'' the hard one who will like punish him when he is wrong and try to bring him back to the right path. Sheba ''suppose to be the angelic pillar'' is the soft one who will cheer him up when he is sad and make him happy to stay the good person that he is.
I myself know for sure that they are the wise magi's together with Ugo, ofc. But, haven't you realized that in the early chapters it was like Sheba who fell into depravity while she is shown in Arba imagination as the angel person? As you also had mentioned is that Ugo was the one who looked worried about Sheba expression while Arba keeps looking away as if she felt really guilty about this. Maybe because of their promise it turned out the way how it is. We know that Sheba and Arba seems very close together not to mention that Sheba really looked up at Arba when she was younger, she even saw her as her big sister. But in the end, it was like that Arba was the angelic pillar and Sheba turned into the demonic pillar. In my eyes it seems that Sheba could not keep her promise, in the very end.
I still believe that Sheba is Gyokuen. As I once mentioned before, I believe that maybe when Solomon become king, he turned into an arrogant man. Because of Solomon his arrogance Sheba could not stand the way he acted and saw everything as a huge lie, even his love for him disappeared. Maybe that is why she turned into an evil woman that we know as Gyokuen. Her light just turned into a pitch black hole... she has so many times empty dark eyes, I can not see myself forgetting this like if this never happened, I mean even Solomon mentioned it to her and yet Arba saw the light in her and believed that she is the one who will always be by his side. Arba didn't predicted this to happen and felt sad, guilty, regret that this maybe happened because of their promise that they made, that it was big sister her fault that little sister turned like that?
What if Arba sacrificed herself to save Sheba? (Which unfortunately did not turn into anything good since Al-Tharman still exist in the new world). Or maybe this is very insane of me to say but..... what if Arba is suppose the ''core'' of bringing the corrupted Illah to destroy the world? Hm, nah, I actually do not think so but you never know, right? :3
Anyway, Arba and Sheba are two loveable characters which acts as sisters to each other and yet it turned out in a tragedy. Is it just because love only? No, I do not think it is only that reason, I think it has something to do with their promises, their duty, what they fight for, Solomon and his father, David.
Last edited by Lovemagi; April 25, 2014 at 02:27 PM.
Here's what I think. Sheba is going to get closer to Solomon, she will be nice to him , maybe they'll fall in love and have a child. That child could be Aladdin or another child. But if it's not him, then where is that child? He's dead. Sheba will be broken, because Solomon didn't feel for that child, she'll start hating him and cursing her destiny, and fall into depravity. After a while she'll try to destroy Solomon, and she'll even steal him away from Arba. The rest is history.
Or if they don't get together for whatever reason, I can see Sheba learning of the agenda that David created when Solomon kills his father. Again Sheba will be disappointed by Solomon who will ultimately think that he needs to become a king or a god, and she along with the others will plot to destroy the utopia. Under that pretense she'll try to monopolize Solomon's attention, to the point that he no longer listens to Arba or even Ugo.
Solomon said something about some research that Ugo is making. Could it be related to the rukh, as a way to counteract the effects of the corruption of magoi?
Oh man that Ohtaka. You come with these theories that is heavily supported by her material all while thinking that there's no way you're wrong and then she releases just one chapter that completely contradicts everything you thought. You think this arc will answer the most critical questions, but so far it only creates more questions! What a wonderful magnaka. My only regret is not reading Magi ages ago.
But I still think Sheba is our beloved Gyokuen seeing as promises can be easily broken.
So many good theories, but the tragedy here is that Sheba has yet to show a single trait that relates her to Gyokuen besides the now iconic moon staff. Sure, she was a fanatic of Illa in the beginning, but that lasted a good 20 seconds before she joined Solomon wih all her heart and soul. It would be outright bizarre for her to revert her ideology back to that of her childhood self which even then wasn't truly similar to Gyokuen, and it would be even more bizarre if her failed relationship with Solomon which could lead to her depravity would somehow bring the rest of Al Thamen to her side. The fact is, Al Thamen is going to organize a war unlike anything Alma Toran has ever seen and all of this will be right under Solomon's nose somehow and he'll be taken off guard. Even after all we've seen so far, I can't come up with a solid theory as to how such a cluster@%$# could occur without anyone noticing especially since Arba and Ugo seemed to have realized something bad about Sheba before it happened. My only fear is that Solomon will see all of this coming and either know that he can't stop it or will choose not to stop it all for the sake of creating his new world. Maybe it'll come to a point where he sees Alma Toran as a lost cause due to the death of Illa, and will actually need to sacrifice everything in order to create his own. Each chapter seems to give small clue though on ways Solomon could mess this up, yet further solidifies the trust and love the others have for him so something seriously messed up is about to happen to unravel it all.
And btw, LOL at that translation, it somehow turned into accidental yaoi...
Last edited by obamamania; April 25, 2014 at 01:59 PM.
LOL now we have two candidates for Gyokuen. Arba just hinted that she might kill/hurt someone in order to suport Solomon. And now we are supposed to think she is the traitor that will turn out to be Gyokuen but then what about Sheba's staff? What if Sheba wanted to be the one who will be corrupted in order to protect Arba?
The thing with Solomon and his loveless life remebered me of Sinbad, since he also doesn't want to have a family.
Yeah nothing so far indicates how Sheba aka Gyokuen became so fucked up. Even if you put all those things that might have happened, like Solomon becoming arrogant etc it doesn't explain how she became the Gyokuen we know. It must have been something very traumatizing that not only made her hate Solomon but also made her fall into depravity.I think David has a hand in it, but not like someone said that he might be possessing Sheba's body. I can only see that change coming from inside her, not because of some mind control. Not only Sheba is lovable, but she's kinda like Mor, as in she wants to be a powerful magician to support Solomon.Arba's role is to support Solomon too, but since she was with him from the start, I doubt that she would have betrayed him.Which leaves only one possibility, Solomon is somehow responsible for this. I doubt he would go as far as use Al Thamen to cause the end of Alma Torran . It seems out of character especially if you consider the fact that he does everything now to stop them.
But what bothers me is was he really oblivious to Al Thamen's existence? Didn't he notice the darkness in Sheba's eyes, when she was talking to him in chapter 215? He clearly said he was worried that her eyes might become empty like they used to, so he must have figured out something was wrong. Oh well Ohtaka loves to tease us, that stuff with David and now this.
Oh and Sheba has a father complex, since she used to see Solomon as a father
Last edited by ladylola; April 25, 2014 at 02:41 PM.
Agh, so many nice theories that I read here that it makes me feel happy, lol. I bet that the next chapter is gonna break our heads especially of you have read the side text. I do love surprised and yet sometimes I do not wanna have them. xD
Last edited by Lovemagi; April 25, 2014 at 02:53 PM.