It’s about time for the anime world to know Mash Burnedead.
The popular comedy manga Mashle: Magic And Muscles will come sooner than fans think, as a preview screening on March 18, 2023, revealed the coming anime’s full promotional video and the premiere date of April 7, 2023.
More details about the theme songs and additional castings were also revealed during the preview, along with a second key visual of Mash flexing his arm, probably getting excited to crush some magic.
Weekly Shonen Jump magazine first broke the good news back in July 2022, revealing a 2023 target broadcast year plus a teaser visual on its 31st issue.
Aniplex further confirmed this on the same day by releasing the upcoming anime’s first promotional video on their Youtube channel.
Fans of Mash will finally see the love child of Harry Potter and Saitama smash the natural order of the magic world.
- March 24, 2023: Updated with new video, news of confirmed release
- January 13, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
- November 27, 2022: Initial publishing.
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime Release Date
Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime Release Date
Countdown to April 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM (UTC)
Mashle: Magic And Muscles will premiere on April 7 at midnight (which is, effectively, April 8 or April 7 at 11:00 AM EDT). Japanese channels Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 will first run the episodes.
Crunchyroll will also stream Mashle as it airs.
There’s no word yet on how many episodes will come out of production, but there are rumors that the anime might be a two-cour treat.
This is because of the declaration on the website saying that the upcoming Mashle anime will be a “complete” adaptation, which means that the entire manga will be adapted over the course of a single season.
With Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga entering its final arc with the 12th volume, a complete adaptation might require two cours.
Regardless, this article will be regularly updated with every news about Mashle: Magic and Muscles.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles Trailer
The worries of fans waiting for the anime were quelled after seeing the latest teaser video of Mashle: Magic and Muscles, released during the preview screening last March 18, 2023.
With the well-made animation echoing the unique style of author Hajime Kōmoto, fans are excited to see Mash flex his strength on the small screen.
Aniplex showed off an initial promotional video at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 last September 24, 2022.
This initial PV revealed Chiaki Kobayashi as the voice actor who will play Mash Burnedead.
A teaser – which was a collection of key moments in the manga – was also released on July 4, 2022, to pump the fans up after the anime was announced.
Weekly Shonen Jump even joined in on the fun and released a special character PV featuring the characters of Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga.
Director Tomoya Tanaka (Engage Kiss, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners) will lead the production at A-1 Pictures.
Masaru Yokoyama (2019 Fruits Basket) will lead the music composition, while Hisashi Toshima (Tada Never Falls in Love) will work on the character designs.
My Hero Academia scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda will oversee Mashle‘s scripts.
New cast members announced at the March 18 preview screening were: Yuuki Kaji as Rayne Ames, Yuichiro Umehara as Abel Walker, and Hiroki Nanami as Abyss Razor.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles Story
“Can muscles crush magic?!”
The opening sentence of the series’ description perfectly sums up what goes on in Mashle: Magic and Muscles.
Mash Burnedead is the Saitama who got lost in Harry Potter’s world: he’s a muggle who uses his muscles to do “magic.”
Not letting his magicless existence hinder him, Mash trains and bulks up while enjoying a peaceful life deep in the forest.
His tranquil life away from the world’s chaos gets disturbed when he’s found out.
He enrolls in a magic school in order to earn the highest prestige and protect his family.
Of course, he flexes his “muscle magic.” And by that, it means Mash destroys everything with sheer physical force.
Powered by his insane strength (and cream puffs), Mash overcomes obstacles in his determination to survive in a world dominated by magic.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles News
Mashle is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Kōmoto.
Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump started serializing Mashle in January 2020.
The manga series has entered its final arc starting on the 12th volume, released on July 4, 2022.
Timed with the 12th volume’s release, Aniplex announced the manga series’ anime adaptation, with A-1 Pictures responsible for the animation.
Many fans were surprised that Mashle manga would end too soon, seeing that the author could still do much with the story.
Mash’s determination to survive is said to reflect Kōmoto’s will to achieve his dream.
In the extras between the printed volumes’ chapters, the mangaka shares stories about himself, including when he worked as a security guard while developing his manga.
Although he felt it was too late to become a mangaka, Kōmoto persevered and finally lucked out on Mashle.