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Chiaki Kobayashi Muscles His Way Into Voicing Lead in MASHLE TV Anime



Mash uses all of his might to conquer magical society only using the magnificent muscles he’s worked hard for in the upcoming MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES TV anime that adapts the manga of the same name by Hajime Komoto. Today at Aniplex Online Fest 2022, the titular character Mash got his voice actor announced alongside the first teaser trailer and main staff.




Chiaki Kobayashi (Makoto Edamura in Great Pretender) will be voicing the main character Mash Burnedead. The MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES main staff includes:


  • Director: Tomoya Tanaka (Cyberpunk: Edgerunners assistant director)
  • Series Composition: Yosuke Kuroda (GOBLIN SLAYER)
  • Character Design: Hisashi Higashijima
  • Music: Masaru Yokoyama (Fruits Basket 2019)
  • Production: A-1 Pictures


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The original MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES manga from creator Hajime Komoto is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine with Viz Media releasing the English version digitally each week via the Shonen Jump app as well in printed collected volumes. Viz describes the story as such:


In the magic realm, magic is everything—everyone can use it, and one’s social status is determined by their skill level. Deep in the forest, oblivious to the ways of the world, lives Mash. Thanks to his daily training, he’s become a fitness god, but he harbors a secret that could turn his life upside down—he can’t use magic! When he’s found out, rather than his life being over, he’s unexpectedly enrolled in magic school, where he must beat the competition!


MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES is set to premiere at some point in 2023.


Source: Aniplex USA on Twitter


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram