A Prince's Responsibility

A Prince's Responsibility is an anime episode of Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic that was released on 12/02/2012
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Alibaba begins to tell Aladdin and Morgiana about his past and Cassim's treachery. He had forgiven Cassim, and decided to try and save the people with the Fog Troop. Aladdin is reminded of the Kouga village and reaches out to Alibaba when Cassim appears.
— Crunchyroll

Plot Summary

Sinbad and his trio
Sinbad and his trio

While Alibaba explains his story to Morgiana and Aladdin, Sinbad and Jafar eavesdrop on the group by putting a cup on the wall and listen closely. Back then, Alibaba witness the pillaging of a ship by Kassim. Over at the old and empty slums, Kassim reveals the grave of his younger sister, and he states that government did nothing to help the sick. Kassim states that the government burn down the slums to stop the epidemic. Kassim asks Alibaba to be the leader of the Fog Troupe, and Alibaba states that he will help the citizens with the stolen goods. He states that he will talk to his brother, and Aladdin remembers the situation is similar to the Kouga clan's situation. Alibaba starts going crazy when he does not know what to do. Aladdin hits Alibaba with his staff to snap him out of it. He reassures Alibaba that things will be okay. Suddenly, Cassim and the rest of the thieves break into Aladdin's hotel room. The thieves attack Sinbad and his gang, and Sinbad dodges Hassan's attacks. Sinbad delivers a palm strike that makes Hassan cough blood and collapse; Zaynab quickly rushes to help Hassan. Kassim tries to take Alibaba, but Morgiana tries to kick him.

Sinbad: At the end of the day, you're a royal prince
Sinbad: At the end of the day, you're a royal prince

Outside, Kassim and his gang try to escape, yet Sinbad and his group confront them. Masrur dashes through them and brushes off the men easily. When Kassim tries to use his magical sword to bind Sinbad, Sinbad breaks out easily. Sinbad challenges Alibaba, and he reminds Alibaba that he is a prince who is different from the thieves who are from the slums. Alibaba yells out in anger when he states that Sinbad insulting his brothers. Alibaba summons his flames, and as he tries to attack Sinbad, Sinbad dodges easily and delivers a punch to Alibaba's stomach. Sinbad states that Alibaba cannot use his Djinn properly. He tells Kassim that he is being a fool and playing into the enemy's hands. Sinbad asks Alibaba and Cassim to let him join the Fog Troupe. Jafar reminds him that he is fighting against Balbadd who is Sindria's trading partner.

Judal's Black Rukh
Judal's Black Rukh

After Sinbad makes Jafar look like the bad guy, Alibaba declines Sinbad's offer. Sinbad tries to reason with Alibaba and explains that he wants to resolve Balbadd's problems. When Kassim heckles Sinbad and claims Sinbad is going to betray them, Jafar tries to shut Kassim up by attempting to stab him with his knives. Sinbad stops Jafar, and after the scuffle has stop, Aladdin tells Alibaba that he is with him. Next day, the poor citizens read Alibaba's message and gather before Alibaba in hope. In Ahbmad's royal court, Alibaba and Sinbad arrive to visit the king. Alibaba tells his brother that the people are suffering and asks him to help the people. In return, Alibaba states he will disband his troupe. Ahbmad has his guards block Alibaba, and when Ahbmad insults his people and look down Alibaba as trash, Alibaba protests. Ahbmad remarks that Alibaba would have his head gone if Sinbad wasn't here. Then, the Banker makes an appearance. Outside, Judal passes by Aladdin and Morgiana; Aladdin notices Judal's black Rukh.

Points of Interest

  • This is the first in the anime that Black Rukh is seen.


The following quotes are from the Crunchyroll subtitle script, timestamps are approximate.

Alibaba: "Shut up! Don't act like you know everything. There's not one difference between me and these guys. They're all my precious brothers! So don't you dare make fun of our bonds!"
— to Sinbad

Abilities, Moves & Items Used

Abilities include types of magic and combat. Moves include spells and techniques.

  • Sword of Corroding Golden Fog
  • Magoi Manipulation
  • Enhance Strength and Agility
  • Enhance Strength and Agility
  • Sword of Shackling Ebony Fog
  • Djinn Equip - Amon
  • Dagger

Manga & Anime Differences

  • The manga has Alibaba meet Cassim with the help of a rogue. In the anime version, Alibaba meets him after witnessing Cassim and his gang robbing a ship.
  • The anime shows Mariam's grave where Cassim tells Alibaba how the slums got burned down.
  • The anime toned down Sinbad's scene by not showing Sinbad's bloody hand after grabbing Jafar's dagger.
  • The anime includes an extra scene where the villagers read Alibaba's message, and they congregate in front of Ahbmad's castle.


  • Japanese Name: Ouji No Sekinin (王子の責任)
  • Manga Chapter: 40-44 (Volume 5)
  • Opening Theme: "V.I.P." by SID
  • Ending Theme: "Yubi Bōenkyō" by Nogizaka46

Characters & Voice Actors

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Aladdin ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kaori Ishihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Alibaba Saluja ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Morgiana ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Haruka Tomatsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sinbad ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Ono ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jafar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takahiro Sakurai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Masrur ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoshimasa Hosoya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kashim ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jun Fukuyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Zaynab ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akeno Watanabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hassan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Teruyuki Tanzawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ahbmad Saluja ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kouki Miyata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sahbmad Saluja ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hirofumi Nojima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Banker ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Judar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryohei Kimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Shinobu Ohtaka Original Concept Manga artist
Koji Masunari Director


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