Aniplex revealed a new promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Hajime Komotoit is Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga at Aniplex Fest 2022 online event Saturday.
The video reveals that Chiaki Kobayashi will play Mashle in the anime.
The event also revealed the show’s staff. Tomoya Tanaka (Engage the kiss, Visual Jail) directs the anime to Pictures A-1. Yousuke Kuroda (my hero academia the six seasons, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is in charge of scripting the series, and Hisashi Toshima (key animation on Tada never falls in love) is the character’s creator. Masaru Yokoyama (2019 Fruit basket, Astra lost in space) composes the music.
The anime will premiere in 2023 and is listed as a “complete” anime adaptation.
The manga entered its final arc with the 12th volume, which shipped on July 4. The 13th volume will be released on October 4.
Both Viz Mediait is Shounen jump services and Shueishait is MANGA More service are releasing the manga digitally in English. Viz Media also publishes the manga in print. Shueisha describes the manga:
It’s a world of magic where magic is used for everything. But deep in the forest there is a young man who spends his time training and building muscle. He cannot use magic, but he leads a peaceful life with his father. But one day, his life is in danger! Will his muscular body protect him from magic users looking to catch him? Powerfully trained muscles crush the magic as this abnormal magical fantasy begins!
The series launched in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in January 2020.
Sources: Aniplex Online Fest 2022, press release