As part of my New Year's Resolution to watch more anime (well, technically, get back into watching anime), imagine my delight at discovering the forthcoming release of a most Dungeons & Dragons-y serial: Magi - The Labyrinth Of Magic.
Now I don't know if there are any dragons, but there are certainly "dungeons".
Just check out this (rather pidgin English) description of the show from the Amazon page for the Blu-ray of the first half of season one:
"In a fantastic middle-age world where slavery is very common, there are mysterious tall towers named Dungeon which mysteriously appeared out of nowhere fourteen years before the story line. Someone who conquers a Dungeon becomes very powerful and wealthy. Our hero Ali Baba is a teenager who works for merchants to support himself. He dreams for conquering a lot of Dungeons and becoming a very rich person. One day, he comes across with a strange young boy named Aladdin who carries a mystical flute with supernatural powers in it. Ali Baba and Aladdin agree to travel their first Dungeon together."The show's Wikipedia page explains more about these "Dungeons":
"There are [...] several magic castles full of treasures and traps known as 'Dungeons' and each of them is the lair of a powerful magic being, a Djinn (ジン). Individuals that manage to overcome the trials of a Dungeon and earn the allegiance of its Djinn are known as Dungeon Capturers (迷宮攻略者 Danjon Kōryakusha)..."Without even seeing a single frame of this - and not reading too much on Wikipedia for fear of spoilers - Magi looks like its pure RPG inspiration fodder.
The first collection of discs are due to be released in the UK on February 24.