Hit Magical Fantasy Anime Sequel Series Is On The Way

By Douglas Helm | Updated

The best Harry Potter parody anime out there is officially getting a sequel series. Mashle: Magic and Muscles announced that a sequel anime is in the works, though details are scant at this time. It’s possible this series could be the anime’s third season, a film, an OVA special, or something else entirely. For now, we’ll just have to wait for more news, but this is definitely exciting for fans of the hilarious anime.

Mashle: Magic And Muscles Is Expanding

Mashle: Magic and Muscles has two seasons out now, with the most recent season adapting half of the Divine Visionary arc from Hajime Komoto’s manga. While there is undoubtedly a third season on the way eventually, this sequel announcement appears to be something else. There’s still a decent amount of the manga to adapt, and the popularity of the series points to there being more Mashle even if this announcement doesn’t end up being a third season.

A Reverse Harry Potter

For those who haven’t checked out the popular series yet, Mashle: Magic and Muscles takes place in a world where most of the population is made up of magicians. Protagonist Mash Burnedead is unable to use magic, but he’s trained his muscles to peak performance, which gives him strength that puts him on an even playing field with the wizards and witches of society. But, things get even more complicated for Mash when he ends up enrolled in a Magic School, leading him to set a goal to become a Divine Visionary, one of the elites of the magical world.

A Fun Fan-Favorite Series

The Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga has already been released and is available to read in its entirety, but fans definitely want to see the rest of it adapted to the screen. For those who like hilarious shows like One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100, this is the perfect series to binge. It’s also a great series for those who want to see a show that pokes some friendly fun at the Harry Potter series. 

The Quidditch Analog, Duelo

The Harry Potter references in the series go beyond just the costuming and characters, as Mashle: Magic and Muscles even has its own Quidditch analog called Duelo. Plus, the characters have marks on their face to indicate their strength, much like the lightning-shaped scar of everyone’s favorite Boy Who Lived. In general, it’s also just a solid magical academia anime if you’re a fan of the genre.

The Theme Song Is A Banger

While Mashle: Magic and Muscles might not be the most well-told example of the genre, it’s still a really fun watch that has kept fans entertained through both seasons. Plus, there’s the absolute banger of a theme song by Creepy Nuts that took over social media this year. There is plenty of anime out there with unskippable openings, but Mashle might take the prize for this year.

If you haven’t checked out Mashle: Magic and Muscles yet, make sure to go stream it on Crunchyroll. You can watch both Season 1 and Season 2 now. We’ll also keep you updated when we learn more about this sequel announcement.