Mashle is considered one of the rising stars in Shonen jump in 2020- Mashle: Magic and Muscles. If I had to summarize Mashle in one sentence it will be If Saitama with hair went to Hogwarts to be a magic hokage.
This is a world of magic where magic is used for everything. But deep in the forest exists a young man who spends his time training and bulking up. He can’t use magic, but he enjoys a peaceful life with his adoptive grandfather. But one day, his life is put in danger! Will his muscular body protect him from the magic users who are out to get him? Powerfully trained muscles crush magic as this abnormal magical fantasy begins!
I’m skipping the chapter 1 spoiler and jumping straight off with my thoughts because I LOVE IT A LOT !! Mashle is hands down one of my favourite comedy manga in recent times. Right there with One Punch Man, Great Teacher Onizuka and Mob Psycho 100.
Like title of the article suggests, Mashle is inspired by ONE’s writing style. From exaggerated expressions to dead pan expression by the protagonist. Mashle, just like Saitama, is a god of physical strength so much so that magic doesn’t even affect him. His Invulnerability to most magic is source of some amazing reaction faces.
Supporting characters, they all have their quirks have good chemistry with stoic nature of protagonist. Just like in One Punch Man these support characters and their struggles are the source of drama and Mashle is there to show up and beat the antagonistic forces. Headmaster Dumbledo… I mean Headmaster Wahlberg is an interesting character, we know very little about him except he’s really really powerful.
I don’t have much negatives to say it is a lot similar to One Punch Man. That’s it.
In closing I’ll like to say, Mashle is a strong contender for a popular manga in future. Shonen JUMP’s push towards comedy will certainly benefit this manga. I certainly hope this manga gets a good anime adaptation.
Read Mashle on Mashle VIZ and Manga Plus by Shueisha
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