Mashle: Magic and Muscles is a shōnen manga written and drawn by Hajime Komoto. It has been published since January 27, 2020, in the Weekly Shōnen Jump, then published in bound volumes by the Japanese publisher Shūeisha. The manga has been translated and published in various countries around the world. An anime adaptation is scheduled for a 2023 release on Crunchyroll, and in this article, we will tell you when you will be able to see it in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles is a manga by Hajime Komoto that has been published since 2020 and currently consists of 15 volumes. The series has become so popular that it has been adapted into an anime that is set to premiere in April 2023 on Crunchyroll. The exact date has not yet been revealed, but Crunchyroll is set to confirm it in the near future.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming first season of the Mashle: Magic and Muscles anime series. You’ll find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles release date
Hajime Komoto’s manga, which he also wrote and illustrated, will begin appearing in serial form in Sheisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on January 27, 2020. Since June 4, 2020, the chapters have been compiled in tankobon volumes. As of February 3, 2023, fifteen volumes had been published. The structure is as follows:
|Original release date
|June 4, 2020
|August 4, 2020
|October 2, 2020
|January 4, 2021
|March 4, 2021
|April 30, 2021
|August 4, 2021
|October 4, 2021
|December 3, 2021
|March 4, 2022
|May 2, 2022
|July 4, 2022
|October 4, 2022
|December 2, 2022
|February 3, 2023
An anime adaptation was announced in July 2022. The series was produced by A-1 Pictures, directed by Tomoya Tanaka, scripted by Yōsuke Kuroda, features character designs by Hisashi Toshima, and a soundtrack by Masaru Yokoyama. In February 2023, after some speculation, Crunchyroll officially confirmed that the series would premiere in April 2023, although a precise release date has not been given. Here is the official press release:
The world of wizards and witches will be taking a rest day after Mash Burnedead crushes it with his fist in MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES. Coming to Crunchyroll this April 2023, this new anime series will simulcast weekly episodes on the streaming service to over 200 countries and territories immediately after its premiere in Japan.
The series is based on the wildly popular manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Hajime Komoto and serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, published by Shueisha. This off-kilter magical fantasy has captivated fans globally with its absurdist visual gags amidst its backdrop within a world of magic that is flipped on its head by Mash’s muscles. The series is animated and produced by A-1 Pictures (Lycoris Recoil; 86 EIGHTY-SIX; Sword Art Online) and directed by Tomonari Tanaka (Engage Kiss).
Additional staff credits include series composition and screenplay by Yosuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia; Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy); character design by Hisashi Higashijima; action direction by Takeshi Matsuda (Naruto Shippuden: The Will of Fire key animation) and Hiroaki Goda (Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone key animation); art direction by Yusa Ito (Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night), and music composed by Masaru Yokoyama (Your Lie in April; 2019’s Fruits Basket).– Crunchyroll
According to the series’ official website, it will be a “complete” anime adaptation. Aniplex of America revealed an English version of the announcement video at its pavilion at Anime Expo on July 3, 2022.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles trailer
Now you know all of the necessary information, which means that you have probably concluded by yourselves that there might be a trailer for the upcoming Mashle adaptation, and you are right. Namely, there are three trailers in total, and in this article, we are going to bring you all three of them, starting with the original cream puff teaser trailer:
Next, we have the official trailer for the series:
Finally, a character trailer was also released:
Mashle: Magic and Muscles plot
Mash Burnedead lives in a magical world where their power and skill with magic define an individual’s position within society. But he is a young man without any magical abilities. In order to live a peaceful life with his adoptive father, Regro, Mash must become a Shinkakusha, a title bestowed only on outstanding students at Easton Magic Academy. Despite having no magical talent at all, Mash goes to magic school determined to survive and show the world that brawn can defeat magic.
The paragraph above was a synopsis of the series, but Crunchyroll also provided us with an official synopsis for the media:
This is a world of magic. This is a world in which everyone casually uses magic. In a deep, dark forest in this world of magic, a boy is single-mindedly working out. His name is Mash Burnedead, and he has a secret. He can’t use magic. All he wanted was to live a quiet life with his family, but people suddenly started trying to kill him one day, and he somehow found himself enrolled in Magic School. There, he sets his sights on becoming a “Divine Visionary,” the elite of the elite. Will his ripped muscles work against the best and brightest of the wizarding world? The curtain rises on this off-kilter magical fantasy in which the power of being jacked crushes any spell!
Mashle: Magic and Muscles cast
As far as things stand now, we don’t know the whole cast of the Mashle: Magic and Muscles series, but Crunchyroll has provided us with some information on the known cast members and the characters they are playing, and they are:
- Chiaki Kobayashi (Yuichi Katagiri in Tomodachi Game) as Mash Burnedead, a rare young man who cannot use magic. Although he crushes all types of magic with his well-trained muscles, he lacks common sense and tends to do as he pleases. He loves cream puffs.
- Reiji Kawashima (Fushi in To Your Eternity) as Finn Ames, Mash’s dorm roommate. He is the straight man (tsukkomi) of their antics and Mash’s first friend.
- Kaito Ishikawa (Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia) as Lance Crown, a good-looking young man who ranked first among the transfer exam students. He has considerable magical power, and is top of the class in academic performance.
- Takuya Eguchi (Loid Forger in SPY x FAMILY) as Dot Barrett, an impulsive and noisy young man. He’s the unpopular type with a strong hatred for good-looking guys.
- Reina Ueda (Kisa Soma in 2019’s Fruits Basket) as Lemon Irvine, has had a crush on Mash since he helped her during the transfer exams. She’s imaginative to say the least.
- Hiroaki Hirata (Vinsmoke Sanji in One Piece) is the Narrator.
Where to watch Mashle: Magic and Muscles?
As expected, there is no means of watching the first season of Mashle: Magic and Muscles. Mashle: Magic and Muscles’s anime adaptation has not started its broadcast yet. But we do know that the global broadcaster for the series will be Crunchyroll, the best anime-related site on the Internet, so we can officially confirm that information for you here.