Black Clover Anime Review


Media: Anime
Name: Black Clover
MAL Score: 7.01/10
Episodes: Currently Airing
Genres: ActionComedyMagicFantasyShounen

No spoilers beyond episode 5

Black Clover starting airing 7th October 2017 and is being published by TV TOKYO. Black Clover has continuously released new episodes every week since.  As of today there currently is 81 episodes.

Story

The story of Black Clover takes place in a magical “medieval” like world, were magic is everything. Every single person in this world is able to use magic and when a person reaches 15 years of age they will receive a Grimoire. A book that will enhance the magical power of it’s wielder and works as way for the wielder to learn new spells. Though there is a huge variety of magic types, some common, some rare, some legendary and some unknown.

Characters

The first time we see our two protagonists Asta and Yuno, we see them as infants as they were left by an old church. As they grow up there is a huge difference in their personalities, Asta is loud and determined and Yuno is mature and wise, yet they both have the same goal which is to become the Wizard King, this results in the them being friendly rivals.

Their personality is the 100% opposite of eachother and the same goes for their magical power. Yuno is basically a genius and Asta possess no magical power whatsoever. This has resulted in Asta being looked down upon and him being humiliated multiple times. When it’s finally time for our main protagonists to receive their Grimoires at a ceremony Yuno is chosen by the Legendary four leaf clover Grimoire which prompts a group of nobles to voice their hate for this “lowborn scum” receiving such a powerful Grimoire. Yet Asta is left with no Grimoire, which is something that has never happened before. Asta being so determined as he his, doesn’t let this get in his way of becoming the Wizard King. The title of Wizard king meaning the most powerful mage in the Clover kingdom. But it doesn’t take long for Asta to get chosen by an “unknown” grimoire that only a few select people know of, yet the people who have knowledge on this grimoire decides to keep their mouth shuts.

My personal opinion on Black Clover

The first 5 – 10 episodes start of slow with the animation, story and details but it all changes around episode 15, as we got more detailed animation and the city scenes become unique and interesting which really changes the whole vibe of the show.

By Episode 60 we know the names of the characters and we know a significant amount of information regarding the characters background yet we are still left with  many questions such as What is the strange unknown power of Asta’s grimoire etc.

The pace of the anime is not slow at all, 1 arc usually only take up to 5-ish episodes yet we are always meet with hints of the next arc which only leaves us with more questions and a thirst for more episodes. If I told you more about Black Clover I’m sure you would watch it, but I don’t wish to spoil it for you, therefore go watch it yourself

My rating 8.9/10

Written by Chris

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