Mashle: Magic and Muscles – Season 1 Episode 6 Recap & Review

 Mash Burnedead and the Magic of Iron

Episode 6 of Mashle: Magic and Muscles begins with Silva telling Dot if he can survive five hits from his magic, he’ll leave the girl alone and wager one silver coin. He wants to extend the bet to Mash, but Dot refuses and says he’ll take the hits for both. Dot withstands all the hits but falls unconscious before he gets Silva’s silver coin.

Dot tells Mash to take the girl and run, but she reveals she’s been working alongside Silva. Silva and the girl mock Dot for his wasted effort, and Mash throws a cream puff into Silva’s mouth. He demands Silva let him take part in his ten-hit challenge.

Meanwhile, Lance worries about Mash’s safety and breakdowns down the different types of mages. Before Silva could hurt Dot further, Mash intervenes. Mash unleashes his triceps magic to fight off Silva’s stone magic.

Mash tells Silva he has eight more hits to endure if he wants to win. Suddenly, a giant forest scorpion arrives and Silva plans to flee while it fights Mash. Mash flings the scorpion away, shocking everyone. Silva submits, and the girl accompanying him tries to cry her way out of a beating. Mash slams her to the ground because he’s not fooled by her lies, and treats everyone equally. Mash collects the star-stoned coins the scorpion left behind, and reunites with Lance, Finn, and Lemon.

Dot apologizes to Mash for the stuff surrounding Silva and the girl. Lance tells Mash that people from Lang’s dorm are after Adler’s dorm coins. Lance believes a war between the dorms has begun with Lang’s elites, the Magia Lupus, taking charge. Something glows in Mash’s pocket and with Silva’s coin and the two extracted from the scorpion, Mash now has one gold coin. He tells Mash that Magia Lupus consist of seven distinguished students, but Lance warns Mash to stay close to friends since he has a gold coin now.

Unfortunately, Mash finds himself lost in school the following day. At the same time, Silva gets scolded by Magia Lupus and their leader Lord Abel. Abel confirms they’re collecting coins to rid the world of impurities. Abel turns Silva into a marionette with his magic, and we learn that his mother is one too. The episode concludes with Mash accidentally breaking Magia Lupus’s door and mocking Abel’s mother’s appearance.

The Episode Review

This was another fun chapter of Mashle: Magic and Muscles. Although Mash’s way of receiving his first gold coin was easy, he made sure to make Silva and his female companion pay for belittling Dot. It shows that even though Mash can be an incompetent person, he has a strong heart for those who are willing to do things for others’ sake regardless of the odds stacked against them.

That said, I can see Dot making a fine addition to Mash’s pool of friends. Based on his interactions with everyone after his and Mash’s battle with Silva, it appears the anime could be setting up a love triangle between him, Lemon, and Mash. Although it’s obvious Lemon loves Mash based on her words toward him, this could be a running gag the series might lean on in the future.

At the same time, it’s hilarious that Mash will be meeting Lang’s dorm’s head-in-command this soon. It subverts folks’ expectations for the fight between them later on. Although many may believe Mash will defeat Lord Abel like the rest of the enemies he’s fought so far, there’s a chance he could lose this bout or not engage in any physical confrontation with Abel at all.

Whatever the outcome becomes, this episode’s cliffhanger will leave fans with something intriguing to ponder until it drops. Overall, this was action-packed, funny, and enjoyable. I’m looking forward to seeing what other adventures lie ahead for Mash and his comrades.

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