The talent behind this October's anticipated A-1 Pictures' (Blue Exorcist, Anohana, Idolm@ster, and Space Brothers) adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights inspired manga series Magi - Labyrinth of Magic has been announced. Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Kamichu!, Welcome to the Space Show) will be directing the adaptation of Shinobu Ohtaka's manga, with Code Geass/My-Hime's Hiroyuki Yoshino (plus Accel World and Guilty Crown more recently) doing series composition writing.
Making the animation that much more promising, recently impressive Toshifumi Akai (And Yet the Town Moves opening, Birdy the Mighty Decode) is the character designer/animation director, while veteran Takashi Hashimoto (Project A-ko, Macross Plus) is handling the effects. Ayu Kawamoto (No. 6, Durarara!!) is on art director duties.