Hello fellow readers , i was surprised by the fact that all fair or negatives reviews about this anime got brutally deleted in November.
Why does the best 2017 Shonen need this much censor ?
We are here to discuss freely about how we viewers feel about it . We are not disrespectful regarding the staff or everybody who put their heart and efforts into this project. The main problems for the western audience are still :
- Asta Voice Acting
- Overused shonen cliché
Hopefully the DUB version is good and fit perfectly our sensibility.And if you are shonen lover , you dont really mind how
slow paced goes the adventures.
The term "Cliche" is common when talking about a lot of anime.
In the world of anime, this term is common with several Ecchi shows, harems, and tons of other shows. People tend to attempt to leech off other show's success, and this show is a result of that.
As of now, Black Clover's MAL rating is around a 6.7/10. Honestly, I can see why. This show uses so many tropes, and it constantly being bashed on for ripping off many popular shounen series, with it mostly being compared to Naruto. Nonetheless, there is some enjoyability in the series.
And now, let's get onto the review!
Plot - 6/10
overall plot is just downright generic from the get-go. It's your typical shounen story about a person building up to become the strongest, and achieve their dreams of becoming whatever they wanted to be. While there are some unique kinks about the story that were very interesting, it still doesn't make up for how generic the plot is. Although, I have heard from the manga readers that there are some twists and turns deep into the manga. While I haven't read a single ounce of the manga, it paks my interest quite a bit, but for now, I'm leaning toward the anime-only side of things.
Sound - 7/10
In all honestly, I'm in love with the OP and ED of this anime. I honestly cant stop pressing the replay button, and the ED is just absolutely heartwarming and calming to listen to. However, I have one major complaint. You've probably heard this complaint from most people who've watched at least any scene from Black Clover.
Asta's Voice Actor.
First of all, he's not a bad VA. In fact, he'd doing a decent job playing Asta. But, there are SEVERAL times where his voice is just so grating to hear. Like, I feel like someone is peeling off my ears whenever he screeches. But that's just my personal opinion on the VA.
Characters - 7/10
I will admit, these characters are nothing but absolute generic stereotypes. But, I can't help but find these characters so enjoyable. Despite Yuno and Asta being obviously archetypes based upon Naruto and Sasuke's personality, they're just such a nice duo that I cant help but root for one of them to become The Wizard King.
Animation - 8/10
Definitely the best part of the entire series. While I do see minor errors every so often, the aesthetic is beautiful. From the backgrounds to the color palette, all I can say is that it's absolutely beautiful. The only complaint that i have about the art/animation is the character designs for the leads, as they seem kinda generic, and resemble a CERTAIN show a bit too much.
Enjoyment - 7/10
Overall, while this show may be generic as hell, there's still some enjoyable qualities you can find in the show as a whole. It's not the best show, but it's still a fun show to watch.
This anime also has a solid animation, great background artworks. Don't go for the reviews saying it isn't a good anime, they're probably shtupped in the head. Like give this anime some time, let some main story begin, let the plot kick in. Seriously. Also people say it's copying other anime, well it's similar but it's not 'copying'.
Also the animation at few points, like when Asta is attacking, it goes uncolored, which
really suits the anime.
Main character can't use magic, but is strong due to physical strength.
Its a shame that this adaption turned out the way it did. Asta is pretty off the walls in the manga too, but the voice acting is just dreadful, its like dragging nails against a chalk board. It replays the same old formula that every other shounen does, but the story itself is pretty good.
Overall, the deal breaker for me in this is the voice acting. It feels like work trying to watch this. I can handle one screaming character, but now there are two of them.
I think I'll just stick to the manga for now, and if you're also dissatisfied,
I highly recommend giving it a try as well.