Star Comics has released all the details on the arrival in Italy of MASHLE, the work of Hajime Komoto who conquered Japan. As previously anticipated, the first two volumes of the manga will be available in two different versions, the standard edition and the Variant, and it will even be possible buy them in advance in a single package thanks to the MASHLE CREAM PUFF PACK exclusive for comic shops.
Let’s find out all the details together thanks to the press release issued by the publishing house.
MASHLE: FANTASTIC COCKS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
An unmissable and original battle shonen coming out at the end of October, also available in a Pack version
One of the most magical, extravagant and “pumped” series of recent years is about to arrive!
It will be released at the end of October in Italy MASHLE, shonen manga serialized starting from 2020 on the pages of Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump” magazine. The series, the first successful work of Hajime Komoto, is among the manga of 2020 that have received greater favor from audiences and critics, in Japan as well as abroad.
In an alternate world where magic is used every day for even the most trivial action, being born without powers is a disgrace, and those without powers are considered undesirable and cast aside or expelled from society.
Mash, the protagonist, is an orphan without magical powers who is found by a good-hearted elder, who grows him deep in the forest away from everything and everyone to protect him.
Mash’s main interests are cream puffs and bodybuilding, so much so that he spends his days training, acquiring superhuman strength.
But his life and that of his adoptive father are put in danger the day their secret is discovered. In order to preserve the peaceful life of his loved ones, Mash will have to enroll in the prestigious one Magical Academy Easton to prove that he is… the best magician of the year! Will he succeed in the unlikely feat relying only on his super-trained muscles and his cunning?
MASHLE is an action comedy full of fantasy elements that alternates irresistible gags with battles worthy of a battle action with a capital “b”, parodying the imagery of the most famous fantasy novels and at the same time winking at the invincible manga heroes power up.
The theme ofintegration emerges strongly among the pages of the work. The importance given to magic is so high that the level of mastery of it determines the social status of individuals. As a result, the powerless protagonist is completely rejected by society, making the challenge he faces seemingly impossible.
Moreover, unlike other famous characters who are born without powers and then acquire them at a later time, Mash will remain the same as always – albeit with an extraordinary strength. All he can do to save himself and his father is to use theingenuity and the muscle strength to … boast magical powers!
MASHLE n. 1
11,5 × 17,5, B, b / n, pp. 224, € 4.50
Release date: 27/10/2021 at newsstands, comic shops, bookstores and online stores
We are in the world of magic, where everyone has magical powers and the latter are the engine of every activity. The young man’s secret Mash, who in a forest far from civilization turns into a muscle training monster, is that he was born devoid of magic, and is absolutely unable to practice spells. When this hidden truth is discovered, his life changes totally: to preserve his safety and that of his adoptive father, the boy is forced to enroll in the most prestigious academy of magic, aiming to become the new “Divine Illuminated”, The sorcerer of the year!
The curtain rises on this anomalous fantasy in which trained muscles, physical strength and… a lot of unpredictable cunning pulverize any spell!
MASHLE n. 2
11,5 × 17,5, B, b / n, pp. 208, € 4.50
Release date: 11/24/2021 at newsstands, comic shops, bookstores and online stores
In the middle of the duel with Lance, the chosen one endowed with two birthmarks, Mash is surprised by the true nature of his opponent … As one trouble leads to another, shortly afterwards a mixed extracurricular lesson is held between the dormitory Adler, to which Mash belongs, and the dormitory Lang. Ours, who tends to attract the attention of crazy subjects, finds himself involved in a fight on which the prestige and the coins of the dorms depend! Will the fist of justice strike the corrupt who pretend to be virtuous ?!
THE PACK AND VARIANT COVER EDITIONS TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF THE SERIES
The first and second volumes of the series will also be available in edition Variant Cover, with two covers illustrated by the master Hajime Komoto and enriched by special effects.
MASHLE N. 1 MAGIC EDITION will be available concurrently with the release of volume 1 in the regular version, from 27 October, while MASHLE N. 2 MUSCLES EDITION will be affordable from 24 November, the day when the second volume in regular edition will also be available. The two Variant Cover versions will be available for purchase – limited edition – in the comic shop, bookshop and online store (including the site starcomics.com and excluding newsstands), while regular editions will be available in all channels, including newsstands.
MASHLE N. 1 MAGIC EDITION
11,5 × 17,5, B, b / n, pp. 224, with dust jacket, € 6.50
Release date: 27/10/2021 in the comic store, bookshop and limited edition online store
MASHLE N. 2 MUSCLES EDITION
11,5 × 17,5, B, b / n, pp. 208, with dust jacket, € 6.50
Release date: 11/24/2021 in the comic store, bookshop and limited edition online store
Furthermore, from 20 October – a week before the release of volume 1 and about a month before the release of number 2 – the MASHLE CREAM PUFF PACK, the box that collects a preview of volumes 1 and 2. To top it all, a nice one lenticular postcard as a gift. Available only in the comic store, limited edition.
MASHLE CREAM PUFF PACK
11,5 × 17,5, B, b / n, pp. 224 + 208, € 9.00
Release date: 20/10/2021 only in limited edition comics
A truly unmissable story, which has already fascinated many readers all over the world and which at the end of October will arrive in comics, bookstores and online stores thanks to Star Comics.
Japanese cartoonist. After having obtained the mention of excellence at the 89th “Akatsuka Award”, launched by the publisher Shueisha to enhance the novice cartoonists, it debuts in 2019 with two self-contained stories published in the winter and summer editions of the quarterly magazine «Jump GIGA». Mashle, published in “Weekly Shonen Jump” starting from February 2020, is its first official serialization.