It has been confirmed that the upcoming Black Clover movie will be titled, “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King“! It is also slated to premiere in Japanese theatres and on Netflix in March 31, 2023. They have also released a teaser and key visual.
Watch the teaser below:
The teaser depicted the main protagonists, Asta and Yuno, with the goal of becoming the Wizard King. Asta does not have magical abilities, yet is very persistent in becoming stronger. Along the way, they will be able to learn more about the Wizard King.
Check the teaser visual below:
This is very exciting for Black Clover fans, so make sure to mark your dates! The wait will be awhile but it will be worth it for sure!
Black Clover Story
Black Clover is centered around an orphaned boy named Asta who is friends with a fellow orphan, Yuno. They were raised together, so they shared the same goal: to become the most powerful wizard in the kingdom or a “Wizard King”. However, they are also rivals because Yuno has magical abilities he can use and control, while Asta has none. Asta then spent his time training physically so he can have magical powers as well.
Yuno was then given a Grimoire, a special book to enhance the magical wielder’s abilities. It has a four-leaf clover. Asta was also unfortunate of not receiving one. Having a Grimoire has its disadvantages however – as Yuno was attacked by someone named Lebuty who wanted to have the Grimoire to themselves. Asta then fought with Lebuty, and it is only when Asta channeled his inner rage and emotions that he was gifted with a five-leaf Grimoire, “Black Clover”. This gave him the upper hand over Lebuty.
Black Clover Anime Background
Pierrot Studio produced the Black Clover anime series that first aired in 2017. As of 2021, it has 4 seasons with a total of 170 episodes.
Initially, Black Clover anime was only in a form of original video animation or OVA that was screened in a Jump Special FESTA in 2016 by XEBEC. It was during this time that an anime series adaptation is announced.
The show’s 3rd season experienced a delay last April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before resuming in July 2020. The anime series ended in March 30, 2021. However, there have been speculations that there will be a 5th season coming soon. What was only confirmed is that Black Clover will be receiving a film adaptation.
Crunchyroll streamed the series, while Funimation produced the English dub. It also became available on Hulu and Netflix.
Black Clover Manga Background
Yuuki Tabata is the author and illustrator of the Black Clover manga. It serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump and its first volume was released as a paperback and e-book in 2015. As of April 2022, there are 32 volumes published. The 33rd volume will release in November 4, 2022.
VIZ Media licensed the manga to an English release, the 1st volume becoming available in 2016. 30 volumes are on sale as of September 2022. Volume 31 can be pre-ordered currently, before its release in December 6, 2022.