Long Running Black Clover

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Black Clover

Episodes: Unknown
Airing Date: Oct 3, 2017 to ?
Producers: Avex Pictures, Shueisha
Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
Synopsis

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!

 
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I thought since the Anime is coming soon and trailers are being released so I should create a proper thread
More Trailers may be released and when the Anime starts we may have proper discussion thread




 

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I guess I will post all the information we have so far;

Air Date: October 3rd
Episodes: 13 (TBD)

STAFF
  • Director: Tatsuya Yotsuhara
  • Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
  • Character Design: Itsuku Takeda
  • Sub-Character Design: Kumiko Tokunaga
  • Prop Design: Kona Takahashi
  • Color Design: Aiko Shinohara
  • Music: Minako Seki
  • Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot

CAST
  • Asta: Gakuto Kajiwara
  • Yuno: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Yami Sukehiro: Junichi Suwabe
  • Noelle Silva: Kana Yuuki
  • Magna Swing: Genki Muro
  • Luck Voltia: Ayumu Murase
  • Finral Roulacase: Jun Fukuyama
  • Vanessa Enoteca: Nana Mizuki
  • Charmy Papittson: Kiyono Yasuno
  • Gordon Aggripa: Kenichirou Matsuda
  • Gauche Adlei: Satoshi Hino
  • Julius Novachrono: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Fuegoleon Vermillion: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • William Vangeance: Daisuke Ono
  • Nozel Silva: Kousuke Toriumi
  • Jack the Ripper: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Charlotte Roselei: Yuu Kobayashi
  • Mimosa Vermillion: Asuka Nishi
  • Klaus Lunettes: Takuma Terashima
  • Sister Lily: Miyu Kubota
  • Shinpu: Kazuki Nakao
  • Sekke Bronzazza: Ryouta Osaka
OP & ED
  • Kankaku Pierrot - Harukamirai
  • Itowokashi - Aoi Hono
Funimation has confirmed to be doing a simuldub and Crunchyroll, simulcast
 
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With all the information revealed, episode count not withstanding, It looks like the anime will at least run up until the party that takes place during the beginning of the Clover invasion arc.
 

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Tomorrow will be aired the first episode...
 

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I feel the first episode will animate the first chapter only.

From second episode we will probably go to 2 chapters per episode format.
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Few hours from now.I am ready for it.
 

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Saying it in advance since the anime will air today. Don't forget to use spoiler tags if you want to talk about manga content.
 

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Just started but holy crap, Astas voice acting is a crime. Who can I sue because my hearing is permanently damaged?
Naruto was a really calm kid in comparison.
 

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Episode was well done, only real complaint would be those chains. Asta is a bit loud; but that is definitely expected. Yuno got some more screentime (original content) but it was definitely welcomed by me. He needs it.

Some stuff from chapter 1 was skipped
the scene with the first Magic Emperor fighting the demon and Julius with some captains returning from battle
but I guess what annoys me the most is the fact chapter 1 is a 2 episode adaption. For those who have seen the (awful) OVA it is a definite improvement but having to wait another week for the exam and such is a pain. Unless we just get the rest of the chapter in the first half of the next episode, but being SP I'm sure they'll find a way to extend it - I saw some new content in that preview.

Love the OP (ED this episode) though, and the scene with Asta getting the grimoire was great. I also do feel like the fast pace that everyone originally complained about might be fixed though, which is okay.

Just started but holy crap, Astas voice acting is a crime. Who can I sue because my hearing is permanently damaged?
Naruto was a really calm kid in comparison.
Yeah, definitely not a series to watch with loud volume. I think he calms down after this - but not by a lot.
 

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I really enjoyed this episode and I don't really have an issue with Asta's Va. I find the one most people wanted to be way more annoying sounding.
Episode was well done, only real complaint would be those chains. Asta is a bit loud; but that is definitely expected. Yuno got some more screentime (original content) but it was definitely welcomed by me. He needs it.

Some stuff from chapter 1 was skipped
the scene with the first Magic Emperor fighting the demon and Julius with some captains returning from battle
but I guess what annoys me the most is the fact chapter 1 is a 2 episode adaption. For those who have seen the (awful) OVA it is a definite improvement but having to wait another week for the exam and such is a pain. Unless we just get the rest of the chapter in the first half of the next episode, but being SP I'm sure they'll find a way to extend it - I saw some new content in that preview.

Love the OP (ED this episode) though, and the scene with Asta getting the grimoire was great. I also do feel like the fast pace that everyone originally complained about might be fixed though, which is okay.


Yeah, definitely not a series to watch with loud volume. I think he calms down after this - but not by a lot.
Chapter 1 will defiantly be finished before the end of the first half of next episode
all that's left of chapter 1 is the flashback to when Asta and Yuno first make there vow and Asta finishing off the Chain mage
 

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I really enjoyed this episode and I don't really have an issue with Asta's Va. I find the one most people wanted to be way more annoying sounding.

Chapter 1 will defiantly be finished before the end of the first half of next episode
all that's left of chapter 1 is the flashback to when Asta and Yuno first make there vow and Asta finishing off the Chain mage
One can only hope, I just saw now hints showing chapter 2 at all. Eh, I'll just be happy if we get it in the end I guess.
 

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This may be one of those series I pick up the manga after watching the anime. I found the story premise good... but better than the cookie cutter villains. I hope none of these villains makes reappearances. Asta’s yelling really got on my nerves though. I hope that gets toned down in future episodes

I am so surprised there is an orphanage with something that looks like a Mao’s castle in the background... maybe even the backyard. One would think people would never drop their kids off at that place! :XD
 

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Asta's screaming literally made my phone shake.

But the episode was great.I have started the manga recently so I can say they remained MRE or less faithful to the Manga also adding some.

But they skipped one important point which Eiryuu already mentioned.


Animation quality was pretty top tier and the ending song was good too.


I thought 1 chap the first episode will animate.But they broke that even.Hopefully they will at least animate parts of second chapter in the next episode.

Overall,I really loved it.


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If you miss Fairy Tail and want a series like it,this is it.
 

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This may be one of those series I pick up the manga after watching the anime. I found the story premise good... but better than the cookie cutter villains. I hope none of these villains makes reappearances. Asta’s yelling really got on my nerves though. I hope that gets toned down in future episodes

I am so surprised there is an orphanage with something that looks like a Mao’s castle in the background... maybe even the backyard. One would think people would never drop their kids off at that place! :XD
Not really a spoiler but this episode shows the only time Asta is ever really super loud outside of when he's angry or in a battle.
 

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Average. I understand the Naruto and Fairy Tail comparisons better now. I thought about several other series while watching this.

Asta is annoying, the voice itself is not the problem, the voice acting is. I don't mind loud characters in general but because of the VA I am not sure if I find him annoying because of his character or because of the performance. Hopefully he'll get better soon.

Liked the OST and the OP.
 

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Average. I understand the Naruto and Fairy Tail comparisons better now. I thought about several other series while watching this.

Asta is annoying, the voice itself is not the problem, the voice acting is. I don't mind loud characters in general but because of the VA I am not sure if I find him annoying because of his character or because of the performance. Hopefully he'll get better soon.

Liked the OST and the OP.
From just randomly looking around in reddit and twitter it seems that people aren't really faulting the VA but more with how Asta is ADD at least that's how it looks to me. I personally don't have an issue with the VA. portrayal of Asta, since Yuno basically listed all of Asta's character flaws in the episode.
 

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From just randomly looking around in reddit and twitter it seems that people aren't really faulting the VA but more with how Asta is ADD at least that's how it looks to me. I personally don't have an issue with the VA. portrayal of Asta, since Yuno basically listed all of Asta's character flaws in the episode.
Well, in my case his VA is the problem. It's rare to instantly hate or become a fan of a character right at the beginning. So far he seems to be a typical hot blooded MC. If his VA was better I probably would have not found him annoying. When he is not screaming his voice is fine most of the time but when he does... :epicfacepalm
 

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God, Studio Pierrot Pierrot'd this so hard. I knew they would but STILL.:fail

The animation wasn't awful as long as you can ignore that they constantly made the perspective close and compact so they wouldn't have to draw as many backgrounds. And the astoundingly lazy shadows. But the sound and voice direction was what was truly dreadful.

How does anybody think it's a good idea to have Asta yell the end every sentence he speaks? How? Why?:bored

Then BGM's that sound like they were ripped from the dynasty warriors soundtrack.:nerve

F#%k you, Studio Pierrot.
 

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Aside from the general hate Black Clover always seems to have, Asta's VA.(first episode impressions only possible to change), and Lebuty's chains. Black Clover seems to be pretty well received as an anime so far which I think is pretty good.

My thoughts on how the season will be paced in terms of chapters. This is all subject to change depending on how episode 2 pans out in terms of pacing, but to me this is a nice lead up to a season 2.
  1. Asta and Yuno: all but the last 7 pages of Ch.1
  2. Boys vow: The last 7 pages of ch.1- ch.3
  3. The Black Bulls: ch.4-ch.5
  4. Go! Go! First Mission: ch.6-ch.7
  5. Those Who Protect: ch.8-ch.9
  6. What Happened One Day in the Castle Town: ch. 10 (if filler is added this is probably the best place for it. Filler maybe involving Yuno?)
  7. Dungeon: ch.11- ch.12
  8. The Diamond Mage: ch.13- ch.14
  9. Three: ch.15- ch.16
  10. Destroyer: ch.17-ch.18
  11. Memories of You: ch.19-ch.20
  12. Destruction and Salvation: ch.21
  13. Assembly at the Royal Capital: ch.22
 

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Black Clover seems to be pretty well received as an anime so far which I think is pretty good
Quite a lot of people dropped this anime already and almost everybody agree that is pretty shitty.
I don't see how this is a well received beginning
 

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