I had so much feels after reading the latest Magi chapter I started drawing to make me feel better. While drawing, I actually came to understand and appreciate what Ohtaka has done here.

Alibaba spent one year training at the Colosseum running around day after day with a bunch of sweaty men; Toto was pretty much the only female constant in his life. They hit it off pretty well and became friends bonding over their love of swinging pointy things and building muscles. They started to hang out more and more often and found themselves pretty compatible. Alibaba enjoyed Toto’s company and found her pretty attractive; Toto found Alibaba kinda pathetic but over the course of one year really started admiring Alibaba’s determination and growth in both mind and body. One day they decided to give dating a shot. People, isn’t this how relationships usually start?

It makes sense for Alibaba to find his first girlfriend during this time. He matured considerably after his rukhs and Cassim’s rukhs fused into one and (with a dash of teenage hormones) he’s finally ready not to just flirt with girls, but to have a relationship. Before, he considered close female friends who are physically powerful (Ex. Morgiana and Kougyoku) the same way he considered his other bros. I mean he slept in the same bed as Morgiana and thought nothing of it. His time in Reim has served him well and he realizes “Wow! Women who kick asses are really attractive!”
Now in his mind: Kick-ass girls ≠ bros (but instead) = his type of women.

Now can we take a moment to appreciate how good his taste in women is??? He likes strong, independent, physically and mentally capable, and intelligent women. He doesn’t care about petty things that usually bruise male prides like his girlfriend being taller than him or stronger than him. From his expressions this chapter, he clearly loves his girlfriend for who she is and WOW that is amazing. Alibaba, you’re amazing.

Now this doesn’t mean it’s the end for Alimor. Morgiana was just unfortunately not around when Alibaba finally got rid of that mental brick that was weighing him down in a sea of obliviousness. Alibaba will now start to see Morgiana in a new light. Their relationship will change, slowly and somewhat awkwardly, but most definitely towards a new direction. Toto will act as a catalyst because she will force both of them to think about what kind of relationship they should have now. The comfort of routine is out of the window; they’re forced to confront change and only when change happens there’s progress.

This is a new step forward for Alimor. What I’m afraid of is Toto getting hurt in the process. For some reason I feel like Toto is there as a tool for Ohtaka to teach Alibaba a new lesson. If it is a painful lesson like I dread, then it will be about love lost, stolen by a cruel and unfair world.

(Does this count as the first piece of Alitoto fan art?)

My thoughts on Alibaba x Toto and Morgiana (after chapter 199)

I ke how some people bash Alibaba,just because he found himself a girlfriend. Personally, I’d prefer Alimor to happen because it had more development than Alitoto. But whether I like a pairing or not, every single character have the right to make a choice. Not only Alibaba, everyone.

Morgiana rejected Hakuryuu many chapters ago. Hakuryuu was also sad about it, just like she’s now. Does that makes her a bad person? Of course not! She was just honest and decided to not accept his love confession.Same goes for Alibaba. He’s not a bad person or an “ass” -insert any insulting name here- just because he found a girlfriend and now Morgiana is sad about it.Besides, Morgiana never told him about her feelings so how is he supposed to know?

Also, I see around comments about a Morgiana vs Toto catfight. Morgiana is better than this, though. She’s not a petty self certered girl that will kick asses because things didn’t go her way. She’s not a spoiled brat. She’s far far better. While she obviously is heartbroken, she’ll accept the news and won’t make a fuss about it. After all, Alibaba is not only her love interest but also a dear friend.

Sharrkan drunked with a lot of diferent women -> Nobody cares.


Alibaba with maybe one innocent girlfriend -> Everyone angry and wants to kill him

What about Yamuraiha? She don’t have feelings?
What about Morgiana didn’t tell anything to Alibaba? Is he a seer¿?
What about Hakuryuu kissing Mor and she did not telling anyone?

Please, don’t be mad, and wait a little. Toto’s fans are enjoying the moment!
But maybe this will not end like this! 

God bless Ohtaka, for Ohtaka has blessed us

I cannot stop thinking of AliTotoMor and I do not wish to

chapter 199

Honestly, I don’t really care that Alitoto happened. I still ship Alimor. We’re all free to ship who we want them to be with.

What I’m trying to say is, wait and see what happens next. It’s the start of a new arc after all. The charm about Magi is that it’s unpredictable at times. I’m betting that Toto is a key character in this new arc.

Maybe something will happen to Alibaba’s first relationship and he is left with sadness in the end. Maybe Morgiana will still be by Alibaba’s side. Maybe Masrur will beat the crap out of Sharrkan for being inconsiderate (even though he was drunk, but still…)

What I’m saying is, don’t be sad about not getting what you want. You have to enjoy what’s given to you and wait to see the outcome of what will happen next (something I learned while reading another totally unpredictable manga for several years)