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Mashle Anime Melds Magic and Muscles in April 2023

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Over the weekend, Jump Festa 2023 meant a chance to see a trailer and details about the next Shonen Jump manga to anime adaptation: Mashle: Magic and Muscles. Based on the manga by Hajime Komoto, Mashle is a fantasy comedy exploring what it would be like if a magical society encountered someone who could get by purely on brute strength. The series is also set for debut in April 2023 as part of the Summer anime season.

Check out the Mashle anime teaser below.

The anime teaser promo for Mashle: Magic and Muscles recreates the monologue from the opening chapter of the manga, with one twist. Whereas the manga sequence explained to readers that magic was the foundation of the series’ society, the promo script replaces the word “magic” with “cream puff.” Mash Burnedead wanted to live nothing more than a quiet life with his adoptive father and the occasional cream puff snack, but the magical society’s disdain for those without magic powers (like Mash) threatened that peace. Now he’ll enroll in magic school to become an elite magician called a “Divine Visionary,” all using his inhuman strength and physique.

The Mashle anime will be produced by studio A-1 Pictures, under the direction of Tomonari Tanaka. Tanaka also worked on projects like Cyberpunk EdgerunnersDouble Decker! Doug & Kirill, and Komi Can’t Communicate. Mash will be played by Chiaki Kobayashi, who also played Askeladd in Vinland Saga, Hiroto in Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise, and Moriarty in Moriarty the Patriot.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles debuts in April 2023. International release plans have not yet been confirmed.

Josh Tolentino
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