Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus. However, as they grew up, some differences between them became plain. Yuno was a genius with magic, with amazing power and control, while Asta could not use magic at all, and tried to make up for his lack by training physically. When they received their Grimoires at age 15, Yuno got a spectacular book with a four-leaf clover (most people receive a three-leaf-clover), while Asta received nothing at all. However, when Yuno was threatened, the truth about Asta's power was revealed, he received a five-leaf clover Grimoire, a "black clover"! Now the two friends are heading out in the world, both seeking the same goal!
Honestly Black Clover seem's alright in my opinion,( disregarding Asta's VA in the sub), this series seems promising. Though the pacing of the series is slow from episodes (2-3) however for a 51 episode anime I expected nothing less. The pacing picks up with episodes 4- ongoing so I still plan to continue this series. I see why this anime has an open spot as one of the new "Big 3". The manga's pacing is also extremely fast, for people saying the anime is taking it slow, they are correct! I feel if Studio Pierrot did this to give justice to the manga its self
to make up for its fast pace within the manga. Regarding asta's VA I feel OK with it , ( for those that don't like it Funimation has it slated as TBA,) it suits him & will be very understandable as each week progresses.
This is my first review on mal and English isn’t my main language so please be nice. :)
When I first heard that one of my favourite manga was getting a anime, I was excited. However after the first three episodes I felt oddly dissatisfied. This series has a lot of problems and doesn’t compliment the manga in any shape or form. The pacing and the directing of this show are just completely ruined by the anime.
Let me also mention that this anime indeed looks a lot like Naruto, however in the manga the characters and the plot make it unique. So definitely read the manga
if you’re looking for a great shonen manga.
Let me just mention that the characters are fine, with the exception of Asta. They are far from great, but they aren’t horrible. However I am here to rant about this show and not fish out the tiny good parts. Asta is annoying. If you saw the first episode you might know what I’m talking about, everything he says, he screams. I think I’d rather hear a small child rage on call of duty than hearing his voice scream every sentence. The first couple of times this may be funny or entertaining in some sort of way. But after you realized you just listened to a kid screaming for twenty minutes, you already start to hate it. You might think I’m taking this over the top, but I’m not unfortunately. Also this doesn’t die down, it is still here on episode three.
And why is the ‘’marry me please’’ joke so overused? It was only touched upon a couple of times in the manga, but in the anime it is used like ten times already. It wasn’t funny the first time, so it sure isn’t funny the 10th time….
Pacing. (minor spoilers)
I can forgive the anime for having a annoying voice actor and overused jokes, but they screwed up the pacing of the story as well. Which is the one thing that made black clover a solid manga. Everything that happened in the anime now has happened in the manga in some sort of way, however the first three episodes only covered the first chapter of the manga. One hour of anime for just 50 pages. If you thought Naruto was horrible with its filler, then oh boy you are in for a treat with Black clover. So not only is this anime stretched beyond believe, they also throw in irrelevant scenes that don’t add up to the story. For example there was a flashback in episode two in the first fight scene. The fight scene was first of all mediocre, but then they also throw in a flashback that again is stretched to the extreme which makes you forget all about the fight scene. They turned a mere three pages in the manga into a ten minute painfully flashback. And since we are addressing the irrelevant scenes here, they reused clips that they already showed in episode one, in the first three minutes of episode two. We don’t need a recap for the first episode… And these are just some examples of the many faults in the first three episodes.
Nothing really to complain about here, the art style is unique and looks gorgeous. Not only for the backgrounds and the characters, but also the animation overall looks solid.
So to wrap things up, I like the manga, a lot. But the anime just isn’t up to par with the manga. These first three episodes are so, so important for a long series like Black Clover, and they neglected it by giving us filler stacked onto filler with a annoying main character as the cherry on top. I will still watch this series if they don’t ruin it completely, but unless they change anything with the directing in this show I won’t change my opinion on it.
Black clover is the new tv adaptation of manga also named Black clover.
Its to early to write a review of show that has only few episode but it was hyped. After watching few episode, It is clear that this show follows other shounens trope and will not be innovative.
Story: Nothing special here. There is our protagonist who is a underdog in the magical society. He don't know how to use magic and his brother is better at everything. This story is similar with other shounen like Naruto.
Art: Despite the dreadful story, the show has better art style and animation. which is why it is
being watched by many people including me.
Sound: There aren't many OST,OP and ED of this show but I found that voice acting in this show is horrible. Our protagonist have so loud and annoying voice that it felt like a torture to watch a full episode. Other characters voice acting is quite decent. Still the op is perfect.
Character: This is the main problem of this show, the characters are not that good. There is our protagonist who always scream like bitch and other are forgotable. It is said that first impression is last impression. It characters hasn't impressed me at all.
Enjoyment: After watching few episode I can say that enjoyment and this show are not related. It is a waste to watch it. It get decent after some episode but for now, there is no thing as enjoyment in this show. 90% enjoyment went off from annoying MC.
Overall: It is just a rip-off of the other popular shounen. I recommend you to not watch this show. If You are fan of shounen manga and don't care about plot then, yes you might watch it.
4/10 (I might give it higher score if it gets somehow better)