BLack Clover | OT | All Ive been doing so far is yelling!!!!

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wow Yuno was pretty epic with both Mana Zones and also glad its not totally invincible. Still wonder who is reincarnated, someone totally new or someone who was in the manga's past. Need the next chapter now.
 
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Devil Summoning plot is wow, Im glad that there was some behind the scenes manipulation going on. Sad this kind of throws out one of the Nero theories I think. But still, pretty compelling way to use Yuno's pendant stone. Guess the question to ask is who and how did he get it.
 
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BLack Clover indeed. AstaYuno both saying they have each other and their powers perfectly augmenting each other. This chapter was so exciting.

Kind of hoping they weaken the dude and he runs away and we get kind of a pause and return to normal.
 
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Okay Im glad everything has finally come together to focus onto one point. Having one clear cut antagonists, and having it state how a five clover grimoire forms, as well as specifying Asta's and Yuno's roles and showing their abilities, as well as Yuno showing immense concern for Asta in that one moment, was excellent.

Still think this demon dude is going to get free and we get a break or such.
 
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Nozel continuing to be incredibly epic and making the most improvement from sstart to finish from being cold to now being the best of the Silva's and even eagles. Really epic chapter for him.

 

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I really like the new OP/ED for this cours. OP song isn't immediately as hype as the past few OPs but still found it good and the visuals are hype, especially the part with the Royal Knights walking towards Mereoleona. ED is smooth as hell, I love it.

Funny to get a reminder of how bad Solid was soon after the chapter with Big Brother Nozel being a boss ("Let your own deeds be your undoing" got me way too hype).

Also, crazy that Johnny Yong Bosch is Zora in the dub. I haven't heard him in recent non-Netflix anime so I didn't even dare imagine but it's a great fit that has me very excited for his performance in key moments for the character.
 
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I really like the new OP/ED for this cours. OP song isn't immediately as hype as the past few OPs but still found it good and the visuals are hype, especially the part with the Royal Knights walking towards Mereoleona. ED is smooth as hell, I love it.

Funny to get a reminder of how bad Solid was soon after the chapter with Big Brother Nozel being a boss ("Let your own deeds be your undoing" got me way too hype).

Also, crazy that Johnny Yong Bosch is Zora in the dub. I haven't heard him in recent non-Netflix anime so I didn't even dare imagine but it's a great fit that has me very excited for his performance in key moments for the character.
Im glad Langris and Finral got in the ED.
 

Trojita

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Oct 25, 2017
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The demon being the real bad guy was expected but still feels like poor writing. It couldn't even be one of the main reincarnated "elves" but some rando named Lonne.
 

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So the Anime is getting closer and closer to the Manga now. We are about 70 Chapters behind and seeing the new OP (Black Clover only has awesome OPs, I love that) it seems like we will go full force into the Assault and Elves Arc. I guess the anime will go till the end of the current manga arc (seems like we are close to the end) and then hopefuly just go on a break without doing fillers for years like Naruto. Even though the Anime looks like shit most of the time I still enjoy it a lot.
 

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So the Anime is getting closer and closer to the Manga now. We are about 70 Chapters behind and seeing the new OP (Black Clover only has awesome OPs, I love that) it seems like we will go full force into the Assault and Elves Arc. I guess the anime will go till the end of the current manga arc (seems like we are close to the end) and then hopefuly just go on a break without doing fillers for years like Naruto. Even though the Anime looks like shit most of the time I still enjoy it a lot.
I'm curious to see where it'll end. Six months left means it should end at some point during the arc unless they really speed through it. I really hope they do put it on a break though instead of doing what Bleach did at some point and going "we know you're excited for the resolution of this actual canon fight but here's an unrelated imaginary arc in the middle of it" (I believe it was for the Shusuke Amagai arc). Though with the fighting focus and shorter pages of the chapters this arc, maybe speeding through it is kinda feasible as you suggest.

And yeah for whatever reason I've been enjoying it a lot recently despite the visuals. (I don't even think there was a standout "holy shit this is so well animated" episode in the cours that just ended like there had been in the couple preceding ones)
 
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We made it, remember when peole were like the manga was gonna be cancelled before chapter 20.

In any case, think we are definitely getting to the end of the arc, perhaps the anime can actually do all of this.

Surprised Asta said he won't forgive Patry for killing the wizard king, wonder if he will truly uphold that in the end or...
 

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HE FINALLY TALKED! Okay who wants to bet who he really is? I think he is the
first magic emperor
 
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In before Nero was also one of the awakened elves.

Also, loved Yami and Charlotte teamwork, pretty cool.

Demon seems dumb, why not just break through the door and leave instead of fighting...
 
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I assume he was speaking through Nero, maybe.

Boss this powerful, this is the break they needed to beat him. I guess ive if the one who defeated the demon in the beginning is revived, they will need the help of the others there fighting since their magic is probably not up to speed or some other random handicap.
 

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I am currently not following the anime for now, but had to watch today's episode for this moment.
 
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Nero is...
a) a bird with Licht's soul inside
b) a bird with the first Wizard King's soul inside
c) a regular bird
d) some demon girl with ties to the 1st WK

Did not expect that at all lol. I was convinced Nero was (or at least, related to) Licht due to the horns that I assumed were from his transformation. Looking forward to learning more about her and WK1.
 
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The backstory has been really compelling and I love this other side to it, as well as Licht actually seeing that he regretted doubting the prince and is giving it his all in this final last ditch effort.

Really cool to see how we've gone back to the beginning with this all.
 

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GADDAMN!!! GADDAMN!!!!!

What an episode today. Fantastic animation for the fights and even the talking scenes had way more energy to them and were shot and framed in way more interesting ways than usual. I didn't know we were getting another 63 style episode (though the preview hinted at it being better than average) but I like this even more than 63 because of all the great character building stuff from this episode. Hell it even managed to make Rill's teammates interesting, which reminded me that of the two of them only Ruben ends up being picked but the increased emphasis on their desire to stand out makes that result make more sense. Love the scene between Zora and Julius at the end with the ED playing. (Crazy to think Zora is one of the few to have had a proper interaction with Julius before his death.)

I hope to see more episodes like this as we get into the next arc but for now I'm really happy with what they were able to put out.

Also, not related to this ep specifically but the last two manga chapters have made me retroactively appreciate more the fact that this whole time, the intro at the start of the anime was of Lumiere vs Licht instead of a more typical "My name's Asta and this is what I'm about" because seeing it at the start of the latest sub/dub episodes with knowledge of what is actually going on re-contextualizes it in a very interesting way and Lumiere's facial expressions on the intro hit way harder now. And it's a good way to start the part of a show about a great conflict between two races based on a misunderstanding and manipulation. It's gonna be interesting to see the anime deal with that part if it ever gets there.

I saw there's a new key visual for the current arc but I doubt they could adapt it all if the anime is ending in October so I guess it might get extended again.
 
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Yeah they really brought their A team back out for the 2nd time this arc after the previous Langris

Really loved the Asta moment watching Yuno be all epic and cool and just crying about it and being dissapointed.

Still kind of wish Tabata had like everyone leave the room and just have Asta and Yuno talk and Yuno be all like you saved your friend from Langris, and you stood your ground against Langris, so youre the real winner etc.

Anyway.
 

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Yeah, the episode was amazing.

Knew going in the episode would be good could since the series director (Tatsuya Yoshihara) has been hyping it, but it still went beyond my expectation. Not only the animation but the direction was amazing as well, I believe Yoshihara directed this episode not sure but if so kudos to him since he also animated some scenes, really putting in a lot of work in this series.

Regarding the latest chapters, if I remember correctly, the first wizard king was named "wizard king" after he defeated the demon, but he turned into stone right after that, so did the people just named him king when he was "presumably" dead? That's kinda odd.
 

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Still kind of wish Tabata had like everyone leave the room and just have Asta and Yuno talk and Yuno be all like you saved your friend from Langris, and you stood your ground against Langris, so youre the real winner etc.
I like how it is, with stuff not being spelled out and Yuno just knowing Asta’s worth without telling him but just being motivated when it’s his turn after Asta’s match and smiling when they part ways. Cause the tournament ends up being a cool gauge of how Asta and Yuno are of kinda similar level with one winning against two vice captains and the other pushing a captain to the point where the captain lost control and so despite Asta’s frustration at not fighting Yuno, he ended up having a hell of a day in his own right feat-wise which motivated Yuno.

Yeah, the episode was amazing.

Knew going in the episode would be good could since the series director (Tatsuya Yoshihara) has been hyping it, but it still went beyond my expectation. Not only the animation but the direction was amazing as well, I believe Yoshihara directed this episode not sure but if so kudos to him since he also animated some scenes, really putting in a lot of work in this series.

Regarding the latest chapters, if I remember correctly, the first wizard king was named "wizard king" after he defeated the demon, but he turned into stone right after that, so did the people just named him king when he was "presumably" dead? That's kinda odd.
Yup the direction was stellar as well.

As for the WK, I guess it was a posthumous title that then set a standard of having that name for their military leader. Definitely weird and not at all what I initially thought but I think it works since the point was that he “became legend”.
Edit: Hell maybe they’ll even bring it up and it turns out that the “Wizard King” business is just a part of the cover up and was made to benefit from his actions to cultivate a sense of patriotism or some shit. I’d love for someone to say to Lumiere “You’re the first wizard king?!” and have him be like “the fuck is that?”
 
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Mendrox

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Episode was really really good. Great storyboard too and it flowed so well.

But now I am afraid that we will have soon caught up with the manga. We are just about 70 chapters behind the current manga chapter so they will either fuck the pacing up again, extend many fights or that including the next cour will be the last arc for the anime for now. I didn't like the anime at first, started reading the manga from this incoming arc on, but I will be sad if they end it after this arc, but I also don't want stupid filler arcs etc.
 

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Holy shit how does this get better and better every week? I am way more excited about Black Clover than any other Shounen Jump manga currently. With all those things happening and the other world it really feels like the series prologue will be over after that lol
 

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Holy shit how does this get better and better every week? I am way more excited about Black Clover than any other Shounen Jump manga currently. With all those things happening and the other world it really feels like the series prologue will be over after that lol
This arc has been too good. It's crazy how Tabata managed to make "let's raid the Eye of the Midnight Sun's base" feel like "humble beginnings" but somehow he has and the arc just keeps ramping up in ways that I couldn't predict yet make sense and greatly strengthen the overall story and character arcs. Even just this one chapter somehow manages to give us in just 15 pages good comedy with the two kids fanboying over Lumiere, two emotional reunions (Licht's words to Patry were more impactful than I ever could've imagined cause now we know Licht easily could've been like him if not for Lumiere) and then a hype as hell team up between two OP characters. So good.
 

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Watched the latest anime episode after seeing the positive buzz and it was great. Might have to go back and also check out the Langris match. I like how there are two opening songs that have a name drop lol.

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Would be funny if the successor to Julius is the OG wizard king.

Curious to see how this arc wraps up/where they go from here.
 
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Really loved the chapters ending since it didnt do the usual and make the protagonists just spectators but actually vital and necessary characters. Yuno there with the epic toss of Asta.

guess one or two chapters to end this.
 

PhantomKnight

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Great chapter!

This arc or at very least these final battles, kinda feel like "final arc" stuff, so I am very curious where they will go after this.
 
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All these swords! But Asta's is cooler, wow at how both Asta and Yuno considered the magic to the same shape and at the same time. Probably gonna end this next chapter I think, wont be able to make the final blow, but Yami seemed to communicate that he probably might.