Mashle: Magic And Muscles coming to bring Awe & Wonder to Crunchyroll in April 2023


Mashle: Magic And Muscles has been announced to be released on Crunchyroll as part of the anime line-up. The new anime will be a simulcast series for the streaming platform, which will be starting next month. The eccentric new series will feature the adaptation of Hajime Komoto’s manga, which follows a wizard with extraordinary physical strength in a world of magic. Fans will be taken to a world of magic with a twist of crazy shenanigans as ripped muscles attempts to rival a Magic School’s best and brightest.  

The Mashle: Magic and Muscles Japanese manga series by Hajime Kōmoto began as serialized release in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since January 2020. The manga currently consists of fifteen tankōbon volumes as of February 2023, with the anime adaptation originally announced in June 2022. The story is set in a world of magic where social standing is defined by power and skill with magic but follows Mash Burnedead who hasn’t an ounce of magic in his blood. 

Mashle: Magic And Muscles Coming To Crunchyroll 

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 a 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). 

This is a world of magic.This is a world in which magic is casually used by everyone. In a deep, dark forest in this world of magic, there is a boy who 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 start trying to kill him one day and he somehow finds 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: MUSCLES AND MAGIC official synopsis

Mashle: Magic And Muscles Japanese voice cast and characters: 

  • 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) as Narrator. 

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This humous take on a world of magic will present fans with a bundle of laughs as Mash attempts to outpower magic with strength. From lifting an insane set of weights to flying a broom by rapidly kicking his legs, this will be a comedy anime worth diving into. It will be interesting to find out how he overcomes the unlimited potential of wizards and witches as he finds different ways to match desired effects usually gifted to magic users. No matter which magic-themed anime is your favorite, this new series may be one of the latest and greatest titles to enjoy upon release.  

Mashle: Magic And Muscles will be released during April 2023, with more announcements to follow soon. The anime adaptation will be simulcast on Crunchyroll as each episode is released in Japan.  

Magic and Muscles

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Bryn Darby

Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.