Mashle‘s stage panel at Jump Festa 2023’s Jump Studio NEO stage on Dec 18, 2022, streamed a new promotional video for the anime.
The video, featuring the main character Mash Burnedead and others, revealed that Mashle: Magic and Muscles anime will be releasing in Japan in April 2023.
A-1 Pictures is in charge of animating the series.
A new key visual was also revealed to commemorate the announcement.
The cast members voicing the main characters include:
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Mash Burnedead
- Reiji Kawashima as Finn Ames
- Kaito Ishikawa as Lance Crown
- Takuya Eguchi as Dot Barrett
- Reina Ueda as Lemon Irvine
- Hiroaki Hirata as Narrator
The staff working on the anime includes:
- Director: Tomonari Tanaka
- Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda
- Character Designer: Hisashi Higashijima, along with Saki Hisamatsu, Nozomi Goto
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
- Animation Director: Takeshi Matsuda, Hiroaki Goda
- Art Director: Ito Yusa
- Cinematographer: Akihito Suzuki
- CGI Director: Daisuke Fukuda
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Sound Effects: Yui Ando
The staff of the anime had previously stated that Mashle manga will be completely animated. The plot of the anime is described as follows:
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 singlehandedly working out.
His name is Mash Burndead and he has a secret. He can’t use magic.
All he wanted was to live a quite 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 the ‘Divine visionary’, the elite of the elite.
Will his ripped muscles work against the best and brightest of the wizarding world?
Additionally it was also revealed that Mashle is getting a stage play adaptation in 2023, with Imagine Ito helming it and Shinjiro Kameda in charge of the scripts.
A new trailer was released for the stage play too.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles is a manga written and illustrated by Hajime Kōmoto. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since January 2020.
The manga entered its final arc in volume 12, which was released on July 4, 2022.
In addition to the anime, Mashle series released its first novel titled Mash Burnedead and the Book of Adventures 1 on May 2, 2022, published by JUMP j BOOKS.
The novelization was done by Kiyoko Hoshi (Haikyū!! Shōsetsuban!!) and Hajime Komoto is credited as the original author.
Source: Official website of Mashle anime
©Hajime Koumoto/Shueisha/Mashle Production Committee