Lightning-shaped scar, magic and cream puffs, a new anime to compete with Harry Potter?

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If the schedule of anime coming out in 2023 was already announced to be busy, the Jump Festa event has given a layer of it for next year: in addition to the announcements for Jujutsu Kaisen, Kenshin or Hell’s Paradise, it’s a manga that mixes Harry Potter and One Punch Man which was revealed in a new trailer.


  • The Harry Potter of Japanese anime?
  • At the crossroads of the worlds of Harry Potter and One Punch Man

The Harry Potter of Japanese anime?

Today is December 20, 2022: 2023 is therefore coming soon and it is an opportunity for everyone to take stock of the past year but also the year to come. Traditionally, it is in December that manga and anime lovers can take advantage of the several announcements.

First, the publishing house Oricon takes stock of the most distributed manga in Japan via two classifications. This year is always Jujutsu Kaisen (Gege Akutami) who won the crown with more than 30 million copies sold. A few weeks later, the Jump Festa takes place: an announcement festival that takes its name from the various magazines published by the Shueïsha, in which many manga chapters are pre-published.

On this occasion, many announcements are made concerning the arrival / return of works but also about television adaptations. It was this weekend that we could see a first trailer of Kenshin the Vagabond (cult manga from the 90s) but also an unpublished trailer for the television adaptation of the Mashle manga. If this one had already been announced, it is the first time that we can see real sequences of the anime. The opportunity to see the work done by A-1 Pictures (Your Lie In April, Kaguya-Sama: Love is War but also on the adaptations of Solo Leveling and Nier Automata). What to learn more about the casting with in particular Yosuke Kuroda in the script (My Hero Academia) and Kaito Ishikawa (Tenya in My Hero Academia)


  • Director: Tomoya Tanaka
  • Series Composer/Screenplay: Yosuke Kuroda
  • Character Design: Hisashi Higashijima
  • Sub-Character Design: Saki Hisamatsu, Nozomu Goto
  • Directors of the action: Gori Matsuda, Hiroaki Goda
  • Color design: Hitoki Takeda
  • Art direction: Narita Iyasu
  • Art direction: Yusa Ito
  • Director of photography: Akito Suzuki
  • Managing Director: Daisuke Fukuda
  • Editing: Masato Yoshitake
  • Music: Katsu Yokoyama
  • Sound director: Tetsu Motoyama
  • Sound effects: Yui Ando
  • Sound production: INSPION Edge
  • Production: A-1 Pictures

voice actor

  • Mash Burned: Kobayashi Chiaki
  • Finn Ames: Reiji Kawashima
  • Lance Crown: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Dot Barrett: Takuya Eguchi
  • Lemon IrvingRena Ueda

At the crossroads of the worlds of Harry Potter and One Punch Man

While it is still too early to effectively measure the success of Mashle, its television adaptation (scheduled for 2023) seemed to have been long awaited by fans of Hajime Koumoto’s manga: in France, eleven volumes have already been published (Crunchyroll, Kazé) while it is the fifteenth volume that is expected on the archipelago. An expectation which can be explained by the atypical synopsis of the manga, taking up certain codes of the Harry Potter literary saga while injecting many phases of humor and a particular drawing that can be found in One-Punch Man Where Mob-Psycho.

The story takes place in a magical world, where the vast majority (if not everyone) is a practitioner of magic. Everyone ? No, obviously, since the protagonist of Mashle is named Mash cannot use it. Living as a hermit deep in the forest with his grandfather, he has a sickly passion for cream puffs and swears by bodybuilding. His secret, not to use magic, is then discovered and he is therefore threatened with execution. To survive, he will have to enroll in Easton’s magic academy and prove that he is the best student there. Then come the comical situations where Mash seems, unwittingly, to have several tricks up his sleeve.

This television adaptation of Mashle is therefore expected next spring from April. For the moment, no platform has been announced regarding the broadcast simulcast (one hour after the original broadcast) in France.