The foreword of the 11th volume of Hajime Kōmoto‘s Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga released on Monday, May 2, 2022, announced that the series will enter its final arc in the next volume. Volume 12 is set to release on July 4, 2022.
Komoto had formerly stated in volume 7 released in March 2022 that the series was halfway done.
In addition to Volume 11, the Mashle series released its first novel titled Mash Burnedead and the Book of Adventures 1 on May 2, published by JUMP j BOOKS.
The novelization will be done by Kiyoko Hoshi (Haikyū!! Shōsetsuban!!) and Hajime Komoto is credited as the original author.
Mashle’s novel is created in an interactive “gamebook” style where the story changes depending on the choices the readers make. According to the publisher, this novel is the first gamebook in the history of novelization from the company.
The rumors of a Mashle novel started in March and fans speculate there will be more volumes since the novel stated it to be the first book.
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.