Mashle Manga Reaches 10 Million Copies in Circulation

The Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga written and illustrated by Hajime Komoto reached 10 million copies in circulation on Saturday. The manga came to an end last July with the 162nd chapter. Fans can read the manga on the official Shonen Jump and Manga Plus apps. VIZ Media licenses the series in English and has published the first 15 volumes.

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The Mashle manga had a rather good reception when it was originally released. Volume 1 of the series sold out and went on to place 11th out of 50 at the Next Manga Awards the same year. In 2021, Mashle was a nominee in the shonen category at the Shogakukan Manga Awards and went on to hit 1.4 million copies within its first year of release. By the end of 2021, it hit over 2.1 million copies and saw a consistent increase up to the final volume before reaching 10 million copies in circulation in March 2024.

The manga received an anime adaptation with production by studio A-1 Pictures that aired 12 episodes from April 8, 2023, to July 1, 2023. Mashle Season 2 aired for 12 episodes as well from January 6, 2024, and ended on March 30, 2024, with chapter 74 of the manga. Tomoya Tanaka directed both seasons of the Mashle anime with Yousuke Kuroda handling the series composition. Masaru Yokoyama composed the music while Hisashi Higashijima handled the character designs.

Crunchyroll describes Mashle: Magic and Muscles as such:
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!

The Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga officially surpassed 10 million copies in circulation in March 2024.

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