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: 7.621 (scored by 317843317,843 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #384
Members: 577,570
Favorites: 3,898

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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 adapts the first 38 chapters of the original manga.

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Jul 13, 2024
Let's do a quick analysis:

Animation: 7
Soundtrack: 8
Plot: 8
Comedy: 9

Now, let's start with the "bad" part, which for me was the whole concept of magic. Although inspired by Harry Potter, the magic itself is very limited. The character who summons swords only does that, the one who uses gravity can only do that, and so on. All the characters have only one type of magic.

Another negative point was the fights. Although funny and somewhat well-animated, they were limited to a particular wizard using just one ability repeatedly.
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Jun 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Overall a really mid series. Pretty much every single character is one dimensional and it gets pretty old when most of the significant characters are the same stoic type. This series feels like a magic/fantasy version of Saiki K but Saiki K does it's characters and humor better. It also feels like this series can't decide if it wants to commit to being a gag anime or being serious so I was left not knowing how to approach it.

The female characters are a joke, I don't even know why they're present in the series. Each character has their own "personal magic" and the only ...
Feb 15, 2024
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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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