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Shonen Flop

Sep 21, 2020

As a change of pace, this episode is about an ongoing series you should check out!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles is set where magic is a part of everyday life. Main character Mash, however, is one of few not able to use magic. To compensate, Mash instead has trained his body to a superhuman level. His life is uprooted when the police discover he’s unable to cast magic - a crime punishable by death. However, he makes a deal that if he becomes the top student at the prestigious Easton Magic Academy the “Divine Chosen”, they’ll look the other way, bribed by the riches that title provides.

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  • Episode art by Alia Gestl (IG: aliagestl), thank you Mully from the Mashle discord for his idea of using the boneicorn in the art!
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Shonen Flop is hosted by David Weinberger and Jordan Forbes, where each episode they look at a manga that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump that couldn't quite make it. Listen in to find out what the manga did wrong, what it did right, how the series could have turned itself around, and ultimately was it a flop or not.