One reason why I love Juhaku is because it defied my and fandom’s expectations. Like many in fandom, I thought they would just wind up using each other until Hakuryuu defected back to Alibaba’s side. Instead they ended up caring about each deeply and I think that’s really beautiful and touching.
It’s annoying when people say that JuKou(Judal x Kougyoku) fans are just romanticizing their relationship. BRUH JUST LOOK AT AliKou. THEY’RE FREAKIN’ FRIENDS. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THEIR RELATIONSHIP IS JUST PLATONIC AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE: OMG THEY’RE SO CANON! bleah. Go read Ohtaka’s Magi manga omakes and tegakis JuKou haters :P
The sequence of panels where Aladdin slowly breaks down upon realising there’s nothing he can do for Alibaba, along with the final full shot of him crying like the child he should have been allowed to be, was beautifully heartbreaking.