Young Sindbad has lived his entire life in the Arabian city of Baghdad, a thriving, ancient metropolis filled with bazaars and would-be merchants. One day, Sindbad and his friend sneak into the palace to watch a magic show, and are soon after caught by the guards and chastised. The next morning, Sindbad is paid a visit by his uncle Ali and is told wonderful, fantastical tales of the places Ali has traveled to and experienced. For Sindbad, this event is life-changing - there's a whole wide world out there beyond Baghdad! And so, Sindbad sets forth on Ali's ship for a grand adventure, experiencing plenty of fun and action along the way.
Generations ago, the wily Ali Baba stole a cave full of treasure from the forty thieves. In the present, the descendent of Ali Baba rules the city with greed and unkindness, and the descendent of the thief leader, Huck, lives in poverty. With the help of a mouse and thirty eight banished cats, these new forty thieves will go to battle aboard a magical flying carpet for revenge and glory – to steal back what’s rightfully Huck’s from the evil Ali Baba and his newly-found, cat-hating genie in a bottle!
Both child-friendly titles focus on an Arabian tale of wonder and adventure. While not officially related, the theme that ties the two together is Ali Baba and related adventures. If you liked one, you'd easily enjoy the other.
After the death of his father, the young Jim Hawkins has lived a quiet life helping his mother run their Admiral Benbow Inn; but he and his mother’s life change forever when the drunken scoundrel Billy Bones arrives at their door. Through a series of harrowing events, Billy dies, leaving Jim a treasure map that leads to the famed fortune of the dreaded Captain Flint; and with the help of two local gentlemen the trio (along with Jim’s feline friend) set out to find a ship and crew to achieve their goals. In the nearby town of Bristol they find the one-legged John Silver who joins their ship, as well as several others. However, as the journey begins, Jim soon realizes that things may not be as they seem…
If you're looking for a grand adventure on the high seas filled with danger and wonder, look no further than Takarajima and Sindbad no Bouken. Both, in addition, are renditions of classic tales and are aimed at the same audience.