Magi The Labyrinth of Magic is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. It started serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday in June 2009. The story is set in an alternate recreation of the ancient Old World with several regions and nations having some resemblances with real-life counterparts from that time. In this world, all living beings possess an essence known as Rukh. When they die, this essence returns to the huge flow (also known as guidance) of Rukh that gives life to all subsequent beings in an eternal cycle of rebirth called Fate.