With the Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga from Hajime Komoto running for some time now – 130+ chapters out so far – the property is starting to feel like it’s getting close to wrapping things up to some fans. We had the announcement earlier during Anime Expo that an anime adaptation is coming in 2023, the listing of it as being a “complete” adaptation on the official site certainly cements that.
The Japanese home video release is being handled by Aniplex and they’ve set a pretty good run for the twelve-episode series. The series is being done as a four-volume release with the DVDs priced at 6,300 yen and the Blu-rays at 7,300 yen. They’re all listed as limited editions as well.
With the third set coming up in a couple of weeks, we now have our look at the finalized packaging for it. Check out the known details and artwork below.
Tomoya Tanaka is on board to direct it based on the scripts overseen by Yousuke Kuroda. Hisashi Toshima is handling the character designs with A-1 Pictures handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Chiaki Kobayashi as Mashle, Reiji Kawashima as Finn Ames, Kaito Ishikawa as Lance Crown, Takuya Eguchi as Dot Barrett, Reina Ueda as Lemon Irvine, Yuuki Kaji as Rayne Ames, Yuichiro Umehara as Abel Walker, and Hiroki Nanami as Abyss Razor.
Check out all our reviews and coverage of this series here.
Plot Concept: In the magic realm, magic is everything—everyone can use it, and one’s skill determines their social status. Deep in the forest, oblivious to the ways of the world, lives Mash. Thanks to his daily training, he’s become a fitness god. When Mash is discovered, he has no choice but to enroll in magic school, where he must beat the competition without revealing his secret—he can’t use magic!
Mash just wants to live in peace with his father in the forest. But the only way he’ll ever be accepted in the magic realm is by attending magic school and becoming a Divine Visionary—an exceptional student revered as one of God’s chosen. But without an ounce of magic to his name, Mash will have to punch his way to the top spot.
|1||07/26/23||Booklet, Original Soundtrack 1, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Web Previews, Promos|
|2||08/23/23||Booklet, Storyboard Collection, Web Previews|
|3||09/27/23||Booklet, Drama CD, Web Previews|
|4||10/25/23||Booklet, Picture Drama DVD, Web Previews|