Mashle


Mashle: Magic and Muscles

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Japanese: マッシュル-MASHLE-
English: Mashle: Magic and Muscles
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2023 to Jul 1, 2023
Premiered: Spring 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.601 (scored by 251776251,776 users)
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Ranked: #14572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #457
Members: 482,583
Favorites: 3,196

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Synopsis

In this magical world, one is easily identified as having magical abilities by a distinctive mark on their face. Those unable to practice magic are swiftly exterminated to maintain the magical integrity of society. However, deep within a forest lies an anomaly in Mash Burnedead, who can be found pumping iron with one arm and lifting a cream puff with the other. This aloof boy with superhuman strength—but no magical abilities—leads a quiet life with his father, far removed from society.

Mash's peace is soon disturbed when the authorities discover his lack of magical powers. They issue him an ultimatum: compete to become a "Divine Visionary," which would force everyone to accept him, or be persecuted forever. To protect his family, he enrolls in the prestigious Easton Magic Academy, which only the most elite and gifted students are allowed to attend. Now, Mash must overcome his shortcomings as a magicless being and surpass the other students—relying solely on his muscles.

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Mashle was released on Blu-ray and DVD in four volumes from July 26, 2023, to October 25, 2023.

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Feb 12, 2024
Mashle: Magic and Muscles is an absolute delight for any anime enthusiast looking for a unique blend of humor and action. From its very first episode, this series hooks you with its hilarious premise: in a world where magic reigns supreme, our protagonist, Mash Burnedead, possesses no magical ability whatsoever! Instead, he relies solely on his Herculean strength to navigate through a world where magical prowess is the norm.

What makes Mashle such a standout anime is its impeccable comedic timing. Mash's absurd situations and deadpan reactions never fail to elicit hearty laughs. Whether he's unwittingly defying gravity or facing off against magically inclined foes with ...
Feb 13, 2024
Mixed Feelings
While there is definitely some pretty funny moments, this story seems to be stuck when trying to decide if it wants to be a semi-serious action series or just straight up gag anime. The concept of essentially a Harry Potter parody is interesting, but the actual stories in this series are basically all condensed down to single episodes and nothing is ever really fleshed out. There's definitely way too many characters in the main group, as basically only two characters actually get major screentime and the MC's story is just a One Punch Man copy where nothing the MC does is serious. The rest ...
Feb 15, 2024
Spoiler-free review

So... Mashle isn't the worst comedy-focused shonen I've seen. That's the highest praise I can give it honestly. The anime is fine... the humor is OK for the most part (many jokes miss though). It's the same repetitive gag over and over and over though about how ridiculously strong he is and about how he shocks everyone constantly. Which makes the show kinda one-note in my opinion. Nothing is shocking or surprising or keeps me guessing, which is why this show felt kind of dull for me. The qualities that had the potential to save this show for me are the pacing (it's very ...

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