Mashle Review

Mashle Review

Briefly:

Masha is born into the wizarding world, a young boy who lacks magic, but is the strongest man… who needs magic when he can move a mountain with one hand? Mash's existence and destiny will change this entire world.

Mashle Review Mashle: Magic and Muscles (2023) on IMDb

TV-14
23 minutes
Animation, Adventure, Action
2023

Technicality - 8/10

Story - 8/10

Characters - 9/10

Mashle Review

Description: Masha is born into the wizarding world, a young boy who lacks magic, but is the strongest man… who needs magic when he can move a mountain with one hand? Mash's existence and destiny will change this entire world.

The main plus point of this ANIME is the VIBAS or the feel of the story itself. Everything here is alive, fast and energetic. The story itself is easily able to create that "kick his seat" feeling. Music… it's fun when anime uses non-standard music, say Rap or RNB. Mashle takes advantage of this in the best possible way - to generate HYPE. From Harry Potter-esque cryptic tones to RNB that would fit perfectly into your gym mix. Each character's arsenal of actions also has more unique properties, so it's not like everyone uses the same spells just for different colors…. Overall, Mashle has a very positive tone, many enemies quickly become friends. And every delusion about how bad everyone is and how the world should work is accompanied by a punch in the face and a wish to relax...

Combining stories like Harry Potter and One-Punch Man, the result should be pretty clear. It's such an interesting feeling when you're surrounded by magic and rules, and your main character is literally walking through walls. Mashle is best described by that feeling when an upstanding character explains how important he is and you just drive right past him and everyone is calm. And similar to One-Punch Man, a lot of the story's tension and conflict comes from the secondary characters, who are interesting but not that fleshed out... Well, in terms of the quality of the anime itself, everything here is done just fine, but there is not much that will surprise you.

Mashle was really close to becoming my favorite. But we have two problems. First, while copying Harry at the beginning helps attract the audience, it gets a bit boring towards the middle. You will already know a lot of things and it makes the world feel a little boring. I think having more unique rules or restrictions would allow Mashle to gain more uniqueness. I say this because both in terms of the quality of the characters and the animation itself, you can really expand here and you don't need to "rely" on any other stories. Secondly, this anime is structurally lost. Very often it is not clear what exactly is happening or why. And it's hard to even say what the overall goal of the whole season is. It seems that everything is based on your Harry Potter knowledge, but at the same time, the balance between the school itself and the main story is not maintained. When watching individual episodes, you may sometimes feel like you're asking for something.

Overall - 8/10
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