The upcoming fantasy and magic anime Mashle: Magic And Muscles has received a new teaser visual and trailer (via Comic Natalie), revealing that the anime will begin airing on April 7. New voice actors and production staff members have also been announced, as well as the performing artist of the opening and ending theme songs.
Mashle is basically the anime version of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, as it takes place in a world where magic rules everything, but the one big difference here is that the protagonist cannot use magic. Those who cannot use magic (and are characterized by not having the lightning mark that resembles Harry) are haunted by the country. Unless Mashle can enroll in the Easton Magic Academy and gain the title of Divine Visionary (with a fake facial lightning mark), he and his adoptive father will never be able to live in peace.
Yuuki Kaji (Eren’s voice actor in Attack On Titan) joins the anime as Rayne Ames, one of the school’s “Divine Visionaries,” or very special students who influence and keep peace in the country. Abel Walker, another important character and the leader of the school’s secret organization Magia Lupus, will be voiced by Yuichiro Umehara (Mars in Black Clover and the title character in Goblin Slayer). Abyss Razor, another member of Magia Lupus, is confirmed to be voiced by Hiroki Nanami (Asakura Haou in Shaman King).
Taiiku Okazaki, who performed the song Pose for the first closing theme of Pokemon: Sun & Moon, will be handling the opening song, and the musical group “Philosophy no Dance” will be singing the ending song. The group worked before on the opening song of Ayakashi Triangle, and the ending song of The Honor Student at Magic High School anime.
The anime director from studio A-1 Pictures will be Tomonari Tanaka, who previously worked on Bungo Stray Dogs, Hunter X Hunter, and Cyberpunk Edgerunners. The script will be handled by Yousuke Kuroda, who has worked on many anime titles including Honey and Clover and Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Finally, Masaru Yokoyama, the composer of Fruits Basket, Astra Lost in Space, and Your Lie in April, will be in charge of the music.
The Mashle manga currently has 15 volumes, and it was announced last year by the author that the manga has entered its final arc since volume 11.
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