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Chapter Review: Black Clover (190)

+ posted by Brandish μ in Manga Reviews on Jan 30, 2019 13:00

Black Clover Chapter 190 Review by Belserion

Chapter Title: Let’s Go

The chapter begins with former Violet Orca Captain Gueldre and former Violet Orca member Revchi gazing at the shadow Palace. While Gueldre admits he didn’t think it actually existed, he’s not sure of his next move considering it’s rumored that the Shadow Palace contains magical artifacts and treasures. If it’s one thing we can always count on it’s Gueldre’s greed to lead him.

As the Black Bulls, along with Sally and Mimosa, reunite, recover from injuries and bicker among themselves, elves suddenly attack from the direction of the Royal Capital hoping to take advantage of their weakened state. Before their attacks can find their targets, Mereoleona and Fuegoleon arrive on the scene to defend their injured comrades. Asta sheds tears of joy upon seeing Fuegoleon has awakened, and the two greet each other with Fuegoleon noting that Asta has gotten stronger. It’s noted that Mereoleona needed at least a day’s rest to recover from the injuries she sustained in an earlier fight but she dismisses that and is ready to rejoin the battle once more. Nozel notes that House Vermillion is back on the battlefield, and like Asta is surprised that Salamander is with Fuegoleon. Nozel and Fuegoleon greet each other with Nozel musing that all the sleep hopefully hasn’t dulled Fuegoleon’s abilities.

Magna points out that the hole is getting smaller. Noelle panics at this and reminds everyone that if the final stone is set in the pedestal the reincarnation of the elves will be complete and the souls of their human comrades would be sent to the underworld.

Kirsch and Zora are at their limit after being confronted by possessed members of the Golden Dawn. Looking on from where they are, Mereoleona notes that they don’t have much time, while Fuegoleon contemplates the numbers against them. Suddenly Vanessa urges the captains to go on ahead, saying that the Black Bulls will hold off the elves from the Golden Dawn. Asta, Mimosa and Noelle are urged to go along with the captains, with Solid surprisingly being the one to send on Noelle. He admits to that she’s strong but states that as her older brother he would surpass her one day soon. After saying this he calls her an esteemed member of the House Silva. This is a HUGE admission on his part. I’ll admit to not being as moved as I was when Nozel acknowledged how wrong he was, but it was still a nice moment for Noelle.

Fuegoleon calls for everyone to move out, but the elves decide they’re not about to let that happen. Too bad the Black Bulls block them from going after the captains. The chapter ends with the Vermillion Family on Salamander and The Silva Family with Asta on Nozel’s magic eagle flying towards the hole. We’re about to enter the final round of the fight!

Personal Thoughts

I really liked this chapter. 8/10. I anticipated the reunion between Nozel and Fuegoleon from the moment Fuegoleon awoke from his slumber. These two are as much rivals as Asta and Yuno, and we recall after Fuegoleon had lapsed into a coma, Nozel made it his mission to find the person that attacked his friend. I think that was the moment I started to see more to Nozel than the cold, haughty aristocrat. It’s really good to have Mereoleona back. As one of the strongest Magic Knights her power is definitely needed. Plus I think she has unfinished business with Rhya. At the end of the chapter, the final panel was a close up of Nero, Asta’s bird companion. There has always been an air of mystery surrounding Nero. Where did he come from? Why has he chosen to attach himself to Asta? What exactly is this bird hiding? He hasn’t gone with Asta towards the Shadow Palace, but I still think he has an important role to play in the coming chapters. As for Gueldre and Revchi, I’m sure they’re also on their way to the Palace. How their presence affects the outcome of the battle is something I can’t really predict. Perhaps they atone for past actions, or maybe they’re going for selfish reasons like stealing the treasure, either way I can see them affecting the final battle in some way. I’m really excited for the upcoming chapters as we’ve finally reached the climax of the war.

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