Japanese singer-songwriter Taiiku Okazaki released a second “Anime Version” music video for “Knock Out,” the opening theme for the spring 2023 TV anime MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES, following the release of the initial music video in April. The “Anime Version” video shows a series of famous scenes from the show while displaying the lyrics, which you can watch below!
“Knock Out” anime version music video:
Okazaki released his 15th digital single “Knock Out” on April 8, with the CD single releasing on May 24. Okazaki wrote and composed the energetic rock tune by himself, while DAIDAI, a guitarist of hardcore band Paledusk, worked on the arrangement.
“Knock Out” original music video
Digital single jacket:
Taiiku Okazaki artist photo:
The TV anime adaptation of Hajime Komoto’s fantasy manga MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES premiered in Japan on April 8, and Crunchyroll streaming the series as it airs for members in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS.
Crunchyroll describes the series:
This is a world of magic. This is a world in which magic is casually used by everyone. In a deep, dark forest in this world of magic, there is a boy who is singlemindedly working out. His name is Mash Burnedead, and he has a secret. He can’t use magic.
All he wanted was to live a quiet life with his family, but people suddenly start trying to kill him one day and he somehow finds himself enrolled in Magic School. There, he sets his sights on becoming a “Divine Visionary,” the elite of the elite. Will his ripped muscles work against the best and brightest of the wizarding world?
The curtain rises on this off-kilter magical fantasy in which the power of being jacked crushes any spell!
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