Mashle: Magic and Muscles pulled a similar card as Black Clover, as it introduces a magicless protagonist in a world where everyone has magical powers.
The MC comes with all the correct ingredients for a shonen protagonist. An orphan? Check. Incredibly strong for a teenager? Check. Gullible and ready to protect others? Double-check.
The Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga is rumored to receive an anime adaptation soon. The manga will receive a big announcement on the 31st issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. It will also be on the cover page of the same issue.
I know a lot of you are already jumping in joy at the ‘big announcement’ notification, but take this info with a grain of salt. Some trustworthy leakers have confirmed the animation decision over social media websites, but no official channels have spoken on it yet.
The Mashle manga has 112 chapters at the moment, and it looks like the best time to receive an anime. There is enough content for adaptation, and the manga would not fall behind after season 1.
Meanwhile, volume 11 of the manga had also confirmed that the series would enter its final arc in volume 12. It is safe to assume that Innocent Zero will be the last antagonist in Mashle.
You can always wish that if the anime fares better, the manga might get extended, but don’t get attached to false hope. Overall, Mashle fans will have a sweet and sour year ahead with the manga ending but the anime boosting the fandom.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Kōmoto. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since January 2020, with its chapters collected in six tankōbon volumes as of April 2021.
Set in a magic world, Mash Burnedead is a young man who was born without magic. In order to live a peaceful life with his adoptive grandfather, he needs to become a Divine Visionary, a title given to exceptional students from the Easton Magic Academy.
Mash goes to the magic school, despite not having any magic, and must survive by only relying on his muscles.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 31
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